Acupuncture

Jadd Abboud, RAc.

Registered Accupuncturist
Jadd's Bio
A few years ago, Jadd suffered from insomnia. He averaged 2-3 hours of sleep a night. Although Jadd believes that Allopathic medicine has its place, he isn’t a fan of pharmaceuticals for insomnia. After trying a number of alternative treatments, Jadd found acupuncture and after the first session, slept 5 hours. After 3 sessions, Jadd was sleeping 7 hours consistently. Jadd immediately began to study alternative medicines, quickly becoming a Natural Health Practitioner at the Alternative Medicine College of Canada. He continued down this path and received a Doctorate in Oriental Medicine over the next 5 years. This path brought Jadd to Vancouver where he received his license to practice Acupuncture. This, in combination with his degree in Psychology, is the culmination of over a decade of study.
Practicing since 2018, Jadd has helped people with sleeping and digestive issues, migraines/headaches, menstrual difficulties, anxiety, depression and all sorts of body pain.  Throughout this journey, Jadd trained in Cranial Sacral Therapy — a non-invasive, soothing therapy — that he typically incorporates in his treatments to being balance to the Nervous System. 

Chiropractic

Dr Marc Nimchuk, DC, MSc

Chiropractor

Marc's Bio
Originally from Edmonton, Dr. Nimchuk started his Kelowna chiropractic practice in 2008. Dr. Nimchuk is one of a few full body certified Active Release Technique practitioners in the Okanagan Valley. He 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. He values active rehabilitation and implements exercises into his patient’s treatment plan to help minimize pain and return them to full function, faster.

 

Prior to chiropractic school, he worked as an exercise therapist with WCB-Alberta designing rehabilitation programs for people with workplace-related injuries ranging from back pain to post-surgical mobilization programs.  There, he designed and implemented the first core strengthening protocol offered at WCB-Alberta for injured workers.  He attended the University of Alberta for both his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and well as his Master’s in Health Promotion.

In addition to being a chiropractor, Dr. Nimchuk is also registered as a Certified Exercise Physiologist and he enjoys running, cycling, golf, skiing, ball hockey and trying to keep up with his better half Sheena, and their young kids.

Dr Madeleine Levine, DC

Chiropractor

Madeleine's Bio

Dr. Madeleine Levine’s fascination with the human body began at a young age when she was a competitive dancer. She was intrigued with the movement of the human body and how all different structures were interrelated and interconnected. She was curious of the benefits of movement, exercise and physical activity while she was also aware of the negative consequences of injuries, which could be caused by certain movements. These interests led her to the University of British Columbia (UBC) where she was enrolled in the Bachelor of Kinesiology program for 3 years. After her third year at UBC, she was accepted to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) where she was immersed in courses such as anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, orthopaedics, clinical diagnosis and radiology. After 4 years of study, Madeleine received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, graduating Cum Laude, from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Dr. Madeleine is dedicated to the health and well-being of her patients. She uses evidence based chiropractic care to help patients minimize pain, maximize function and prevent injury. If you are suffering from an injury, increased pain or any difficulty in moving, Dr. Madeleine is here to assist you. With experience in both acute and chronic conditions such as neck and back pain, headaches, sprains and strains, postural imbalances and limited ranges of motion, Dr. Madeleine will work with you to find the cause of your problem and will be sure to deliver professional, caring and effective treatment to ease your concerns.

Outside of the clinic, you can find Dr. Madeleine practicing yoga, hiking with her golden retriever Rory, skiing in the winter months and enjoying all of the beauty that the Okanagan has to offer.

Kinesiology

Madison Playfair, KIN

Kinesioligist & Office Manager
Madison's Bio

Madison recently graduated in April 2019 from the University of British Columbia with her Bachelor of Human Kinetics. Originally from Fort St James, British Columbia, she came to Kelowna to complete her degree. During her time at UBCO, she specialized in Clinical Exercise Physiology and holds a minor in Psychology.

Madison previously volunteered with Phoenix Health, assisting in exercise classes for clients whom suffer from Osteoporosis, Muscular Atrophy, stroke, and other diseases of aging. She also brings her energy to coaching youth soccer in her free time. When she is not in the clinic you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her friends and family – running, hiking, camping, and skiing during the winter months.

With a passion for health and exercise and an interest in how the human body moves and heals, Momentum Health was a great fit. Madison recognizes the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to health care and is excited to share her knowledge with others. She hopes to continue her education through a Master’s Program in the near future.

Registered Massage Therapist

Tia Meise, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist
Tia's Bio

Tia was born and raised in Kelowna, graduating from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy 3000-hour program in January 2011. Over the years she has gained experience working at different clinics and has grown her practice extensively.

Tia has been dubbed the Deep Tissue Therapist of the clinic and is continually expanding her expertise through specialized courses. Some of her completed courses include Fascial Structure and Function of the Shoulder, Schweitzer’s Deep Tissue Therapy, and Infant Massage. She is also a Certified Core Confidence Instructor in relation to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.

When she’s not elbow deep in a massage she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband whether it be camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, or walking their dog. With two little ones of her own, continuing her education in the pre and postnatal aspect of massage has become an interesting avenue she looks forward to exploring.

Tia brings a great energy to the clinic with an extensive knowledge of the human body, function, and correction. She encourages her clients to become active in their own health care, with important self-care techniques to do at home to continue their care post-treatment.

Kelsey Garner, RMT

Registered massage Therapist

Kelsey's Bio

Kelsey’s passion for Massage Therapy was sparked at a young age due to her interest in living an active and healthy lifestyle! Upon graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, she made a huge move to a little town in Saskatchewan where she practiced for the past 3 years. Missing the mountains, warmer weather and lake country brought her back to BC, settling in Kelowna. Having family in the Okanagan meant almost every long weekend making the trip here from Quesnel BC when she lived while growing up. This city has always held a special place in her heart which made it an easy decision to finally call her forever home.

Fitness, happiness and health have always been top priorities in her life. Kelsey takes a special interest in deep tissue/sports massage, maternity, post mastectomy / myofascial release, headaches, neural compression syndromes (ex. sciatica) and joint issues. When indicated she incorporates kinesiology and sports taping into her treatments which she has advanced training in. She encourages her patients to be proactive in their recovery by educating them & customizing a home care plan including stretching, strengthening and remedial exercises.

Outside of the clinic Kelsey loves the outdoors, the gym/workout classes & any activity that involves bringing along her Miniature Dachshund “Sage”! Her passion for a healthy lifestyle reflects in her treatment plan to help get you living your best life! Kelsey’s treatment goals are to treat each patients condition successfully by getting to the root of the problem rather than just mask the presenting symptom.

Sarah Vis

Sara Vis, RMT

Registered massage Therapist

Sara's Bio

Sara has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Physiology and Anatomy from the University of Western Ontario and became a Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2011; working with a large variety of athletes ranging from no prior experience to highly competitive levels.

Sara loves making movement a centrepiece in her life. She spends a lot of her time playing various sports, doing functional movement and mobility practices and loves any and every hike she can set foot on!

She has an in-depth understanding of the complex and integrated systems of the human body, functional movement and human kinetics, and injury rehabilitation. Sara believes the majority of physical restrictions can be improved and corrected with a combination of hands-on treatment and movement re-patterning.

Sara uses a tailored approached for each patients’ unique lifestyle and enjoys focusing her RMT practice on injury rehabilitation, pain science and patient education about functional movement and the human body.

Administration

Shawna Gray

Patient Care Co-ordinator
Shawna's Bio

Shawna was born in Edmonton and attended The University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College before moving to the Okanagan 13 years ago. She has developed a great sense of organization, administration, customer service, and managing skills through her career path. She has moved from working in restaurant management to owing an event planning business, called White Orchard Wedding for more than a decade. Shawna also owns a company called Okanagan Gift Boxes. Through Okanagan Gift Boxes Shawna creates beautiful boxes filled with local goodies.
Shawna has been a long-time patient of Momentum Health and Dr. Marc Nimchuk’s and was excited to join the team in 2017.

Shawna lives with her husband, Glenn, who are both involved with recreational sports in Kelowna. She plays volleyball, enjoys doing yoga, skiing, and participates in boot camp classes. Through being so active, Shawna understands how important it is to have your team of supportive healthcare professionals to keep you in your best condition possible.

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