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.

 

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.

 

Caela Gillies – RMT

 

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Certification and Courses

 

  • Integrated Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Spine with Scott Larke (Sept 2015)

  • Certified Yoga Instructor (375 hr.) Pyramid Yoga, Thailand (2008)

Caela's Bio

Caela completed her training to become a Registered Massage Therapist in 2014 at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria BC. She has recently moved to the Kelowna and is excited to serve the community here.

Caela offers therapeutic and relaxation massage, stress relief and preventative care. She utilizes a combination of deep tissue, muscle energy, myofascial and trigger point therapy. Caela provides clients with remedial exercises for rehabilitation, postural improvement, flexibility and strength. Each plan is customized to address clients’ goals and desired outcomes. Caela treats clients suffering from whiplash injuries due to motor vehicle accidents. She also works with clients who have TMJ issues. Whether you are looking to relax and unwind or find relief from musculoskeletal conditions, Caela offers an effective approach that will leave you feeling lighter.

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