Dr Marc Nimchuk – Chiropractor

Certification and Courses
  • Selected Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) – (February 2014)
  • Active Release Technique® – Long Tract Nerve Entrapments (August 2013)
  • Certified by Metriks Education as a Functional Capacity Evaluator (2013)
  • Certified as Expert Witness by Supreme Court of British Columbia for Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Registered as a CEP® Certified Exercise Physiologist (June 2003)
  • Active Release Technique® – Full Body Recertification (August 2010)
  • Clinical Nutrition Update – (December 2009)
  • FACT Canada – Lactate Balance Point Testing – (November 2009)
  • Clinical Nutrition Protocols – (November 2009)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Continuing Education – May (2009)
  • Active Release Technique® – Lower Extremity (January 2009)
  • Member of British Columbia College of Chiropractors – (June 2008)
  • Member of British Columbia Chiropractic Association – (June 2008)
  • Member of Canadian Chiropractic Association – (June 2008)
  • Active Release Technique® – Upper Extremity (February 2008)
  • Motion Palpation Institute – Clinical Perspectives – (Nov 2007)
  • Activator Methods – Proficiency Rated (August 2007)
  • Graston Technique Provider® – (August 2007)
  • Chiropractic Nutrition Specialist (July 2007)
  • Motion Palpation Institute – Extremities – (June 2007)
  • Active Release Technique® – Spine (April 2007)
  • Rehabilitation for TMD & Cervical Spine Disorders (Nov 2006)
  • Motion Palpation Institute – Master Series – Lower Extremity and Gait Disorders (Oct 2006)
  • Motion Palpation Institute – Cervical & Thoracic (Feb 2006)
  • Motion Palpation Institute – Lumbar and Pelvis (Oct 2005)
  • Motion Palpation Institute – Full Spine (June 2005)
  • Proficient in Diversified, Thompson and Logan Basic Chiropractic Techniques
  • Mackenzie Part A – Lumbar Spine (March 2002)
  • Isernhagen Functional Capacity Evaluation (2002)
  • Registered as a Professional Fitness & Lifestyle Consultant (May 1999)
Marc's Bio

Dr. Nimchuk graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri and started practice in 2008 in Kelowna. Dr. Nimchuk is one of a few full body certified Active Release Technique practitioners in the Okanagan Valley. It has become known as a very effective treatment for muscle and nerve in athletics with almost every professional sports team in North America retaining the services of an ART certified Chiropractor. Dr. Nimchuk has worked with athletes ranging from weekend warriors to Olympic champions and brings the same philosophy and treatment approach to every patient. In addition to ART, Dr. Nimchuk employs many different chiropractic techniques including manual and instrument adjusting. Dr. Nimchuk believes in active rehabilitation and works with his patients on exercises and strategies to minimize their pain and achieve their highest levels of function. He utilizes techniques such as Graston instrument assisted soft tissue management, Selected Functional Movement Assessment and the DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) approach. In addition to being a chiropractor, Dr. Nimchuk is also registered as a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, which is the highest level of professional fitness certification available in Canada. Prior to entering Chiropractic College, Dr. Nimchuk worked as a Kinesiologist in Edmonton with WCB-Alberta. In addition to private practice, Dr. Nimchuk works with both the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Border Services Agency as a consultant to assist recruits and members reach and maintain the required health and fitness for their work. Dr. Nimchuk also a frequent speaker to business organizations and community groups on topics such as injury prevention, ergonomics and workplace health. Outside of work, Dr. Nimchuk enjoys an active lifestyle, taking advantage of the beautiful Okanagan. He enjoys running, cycling, golf, skiing, hockey and trying to keep up with his much quicker better half Sheena and their young kids.

Jenny – RMT

Certification and Courses
  • To follow
Jenny's Bio

Jenny has been a Massage Therapist since 2013, and is passionate about her career choice and expanding her knowledge in the health field. She finds it fascinating to determine the underlying conditions of a client, aid in their healing and see progression throughout treatments.

In the 3000-hour program at Okanagan Valley Collage of Massage Therapy and through a variety of work experience ever since, she has had the opportunity to work with geriatrics, special need clients, infants, prenatal patients and high performance athletes.

She has worked under Sports Therapists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Chinese Medicinal Doctor’s and Physiotherapists, which has significantly added to her knowledge and skillset. She has had additional training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Advanced Clinical Reasoning & Practical Integration.

Jenny’s athletic background helps her understand both the inconvenience and importance of rehabilitation and likes to view therapy as an ongoing process to facilitate long-term health and living.

She utilizes a wide range of modalities in her treatments, including:

  • Deep tissue Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Trigger point release
  • Cranio-sacral Therapy
  • Joint mobilization
  • Muscle energy
  • Visceral therapy techniques
  • Swedish massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage

In addition to the above modalities, she values teaching movements based on Pilates and Yoga in correcting underlying postural problems to aid her patients in achieving optimal health.

Travis Irmen – RMT

Certification and Courses

More information will be available soon!

Travis' Bio

Travis graduated the 3000 hour Massage Therapy program from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2013. With a continued interest in neural therapies, he will be graduating from the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy training this coming November!

His treatment style has a wide range of techniques that he uses to truly customize his treatment, from fascial and deep tissue, to trigger point release and craniosacral! He looks forward to assisting you meet your wellness goals.

Colin – Athletic Therapist

Certification and Courses
  • To follow
Colin's Bio

Colin Wallace is a certified Canadian athletic therapist, Ph.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan, and Head Coach of the UBC Okanagan varsity cross-country program.

Colin graduated from Sheridan College’s Bachelor or Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy) program in 2008, and began his career as an athletic therapist at the University of Oregon. There, Colin worked as a graduate assistant within the varsity athletics department while simultaneously completing his Master’s degree in Human Physiology, with a specific focus on the physiology of injury, rehabilitation, and physical conditioning. While at the University of Oregon, Colin became a certified Graston provider, and was introduced to various other manual treatment techniques including ART and massage. Colin graduated from the University of Oregon in 2010 and moved to beautiful British Columbia, continuing his athletic therapy career at Simon Fraser University. After two years with the Clan, it became apparent to Colin that, even though the research on concussions has seen an exponential increase in recent years, many uncertainties surrounding the injury persist.

Due to this, Colin enrolled at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan and began his Ph.D., with his research focused on neurocognitive deficits and blood-based biomarker changes following a concussive event. Colin has been a competitive distance runner for more than 20 years, and is also taking advantage of the outdoor opportunities the Okanagan presents, such as cycling, rock climbing, hiking, and his new passion, stand-up paddle boarding.

Colin is a firm believer that exercise is truly the best medicine, and necessary for a long, happy, healthy life.

Tia Meise – RMT

Certification and Courses
  • Graduated from OVCMT January 2011 with Massage Therapy Diploma
  • November 2011- June 2012 RMT at Hands-On Healing/Thiel Chiropractic
  • July 2012-March 2015 RMT at NuDepth Therapeutic Massage
  • Sept 2011 Volunteer RMT at Ron Cannon Golf Tournament
  • Continuing education courses in Infant Massage, Fascia, specific to the Shoulder Girdle.
  • Basic Level Training with Gary Schweitzer of Deep Tissue Therapy.
Tia's Bio

Tia graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon after completing the 3000hour program back in January 2011. Since then she has worked at a few clinics and has grown her practice extensively. She was born and raised in Kelowna and has always been involved with health care. After graduating high school Tia worked in Kelowna and then decided to move to Vancouver where she worked at a moving and storage company and enjoyed what the coast had to offer. 2 years later she decided it was time to explore internationally, and headed off to backpack around Europe. After a few months of travelling Tia decided to come home and take on the schooling to become a Registered Massage Therapist. Tia enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband wither it be camping, fishing, swimming, hiking or just walking her dog. Tia brings to the clinic great energy and an extensive knowledge of the human body, function and correction. Tia encourages the client to become active in their own health care, with important self care techniques to do at home after they leave the clinic.

Ian McLaren – RMT

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Certification and Courses

Information coming soon.

Ian's Bio

Ian’s healing journey began in 2011 when he spontaneously experienced a deep state of peace through relaxation and mindfulness. His experience led to a process of self discovery and a growing awareness of the body’s innate ability to heal itself when brought to stillness.

While coming to this point in the journey, he has explored meditation and Yoga (becoming 200hr Kripalu Yoga certified in 2012, and attending a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat). HIs desire to help others find stillness and healing led to him pursuing Massage Therapy, graduating from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2016. During his training, he became increasingly fascinated with the potential of using Craniosacral Therapy as a means to help calm the nervous system in order to promote healing. Since graduating, he has been actively developing his skills in this technique through a mentorship program: he plans to become officially certified in the near future.

He looks forward to helping you wherever you are at, and addressing your needs directly using the following modalities: Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Muscle Energy Technique, Craniosacral Therapy, as well as others as needed.

Erica Volk – Naturopathic Dr

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Certification and Courses

More info will be available soon.

Erica's Bio

Dr. Volk is a Naturopathic Doctor who has practiced in Portland the last several years and has now returned to her native Kelowna. She is available at Momentum on Tuesdays and Fridays. Her clinical practice focuses on treating digestive complaints, hormonal imbalance, autoimmune disease, anxiety, depression, allergies, fatigue, insomnia, and pediatrics, including folks with neurodevelopmental challenges.

She has completed advanced training in classical homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy (NESH) and is a candidate for fellowship with the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS). She is a board-certified, licensed naturopathic doctor with the British Columbia Naturopathic Association and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Before returning home, Dr. Volk worked in Portland in a general family practice and as a specialist with pediatrics with special needs—a demographic about which she is passionate due to having a beloved older brother with Down syndrome.

After struggling with digestive problems for most of her life with no hope for a recovery, her life was forever changed when she met a physician trained in functional medicine who not only treated her symptoms but also identified their underlying cause. Using natural methods, Dr. Volk was quickly able to eliminate her chronic ailments and resume a normal, healthy life—an outcome she had been told was impossible. It is Dr. Volk’s mission to be a “health detective” for others who are similarly looking for answers.

Kaylie Welykholowa – Kinesiologist

Certification and Courses

More info will be available soon.

Kaylie's Bio

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Kaylie graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics. During her time at University she has developed an in-depth knowledge in the field of Kinesiology and holds a major in Clinical Exercise Physiology. She carries extensive knowledge varying from the anatomy and mechanics of the human body to the nutritional components of health and proper prescription of exercise.

Through multiple volunteer opportunities, she has gained experience working with a diverse population including both healthy and disabled youth, adults, and elderly. A few years ago, she acted as a strength and conditioning coach for the Volleyball Canada Center of Excellence Youth volleyball program and has since then expanded her knowledge into the realm of injury rehabilitation through work at both Physio and Chiro clinics.

Kaylie holds deep passion for exercise and the potential benefits it holds for improving health and quality of life and is excited to have the opportunity to share her knowledge with others. She plans to continue her education onto Medical School in hopes of becoming a doctor to be able to help patients in new ways. Kaylie has a strong passion for the outdoors, loves to travel and is very excited to call Kelowna her new home!

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