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Physiotherapy

University-trained and registered, Physiotherapists use a manual therapy ‘hands-on” approach for assessment and treatment for a variety of injuries, conditions and dysfunctions. Treatment varies with each condition but can include manual therapy & manipulations, exercise prescription, IMS (intramuscular stimulation), acupuncture, and shockwave therapy. Treatment is also available for vertigo & ... Read More

University-trained and registered, Physiotherapists use a manual therapy ‘hands-on” approach for assessment and treatment for a variety of injuries, conditions and dysfunctions. Treatment varies with each condition but can include manual therapy & manipulations, exercise prescription, IMS (intramuscular stimulation), acupuncture, and shockwave therapy. Treatment is also available for vertigo & dizziness, TMJ and orofacial pain disorder, concussion management, women’s health, paediatrics, and neurologic conditions.


Hand Therapy

University-trained and registered, Certified Hand Physiotherapists use a manual therapy "hands on" approach to assess and treat a variety of hand injuries including post surgical rehabilitation, that may require customized splinting/bracing and wound care. Injuries such as acute trauma (crush injuries, fractures, burns, lacerations, and tendon, ligament and nerve injuries), repetitive overuse ... Read More

University-trained and registered, Certified Hand Physiotherapists use a manual therapy "hands on" approach to assess and treat a variety of hand injuries including post surgical rehabilitation, that may require customized splinting/bracing and wound care. Injuries such as acute trauma (crush injuries, fractures, burns, lacerations, and tendon, ligament and nerve injuries), repetitive overuse injuries (carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis) and acquired conditions (arthritis, dupuytren's contracture).


Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapists provide therapeutic massage for various injuries, conditions, and dysfunctions utilizing different techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial therapy, and cranial sacral massage. They can also provide pre-natal massage using a ‘drop-away sling-bed’ which allows expecting mothers to lie on their stomach.


Nutrition Services

A Dietitian is a university trained, registered and regulated professional who uses evidenced based research to help promote optimized health through diet and lifestyle. Through nutrition education, coaching and counselling, a Dietitian can help with preventing or managing chronic diseases, digestive issues, food allergies/intolerances, sports nutrition, weight goals, meal planning (for busy, a... Read More

A Dietitian is a university trained, registered and regulated professional who uses evidenced based research to help promote optimized health through diet and lifestyle. Through nutrition education, coaching and counselling, a Dietitian can help with preventing or managing chronic diseases, digestive issues, food allergies/intolerances, sports nutrition, weight goals, meal planning (for busy, active or specialized diets), and other nutrition related questions/concerns.


Kinesiology

Our university trained Kinesiologist, Chris Burton, will use his many years of experience along with training with the CHEK institute, to provide a detailed and guided one on one exercise program to assist recovery no matter what level you are at. Whether you are injured in a recreational activity, sport, work or from an MVA, or are a recreational or elite athlete needing a detailed program to... Read More

Our university trained Kinesiologist, Chris Burton, will use his many years of experience along with training with the CHEK institute, to provide a detailed and guided one on one exercise program to assist recovery no matter what level you are at. Whether you are injured in a recreational activity, sport, work or from an MVA, or are a recreational or elite athlete needing a detailed program to improve your performance, Chris Burton will guide you through with an integrative approach of biomechanical assessment, exercise prescription, and nutrition and lifestyle coaching to get you where you want to be.
He will work with you in house at one of our 4 clinic locations, at the gym of your choice, or in your home. Whatever is most convenient for us to help you get better.


Counselling / Psychology / Mental Health

Our counsellor/mental health clinician is a Registered Nurse (RN) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with a Master of Social Work (MSW)(clinical focus). “Registered Nurse” and “Registered Social Worker” are protected titles which are regulated by provincial colleges; this exists to protect the public by regulating the scope and practice of the prof... Read More

Our counsellor/mental health clinician is a Registered Nurse (RN) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with a Master of Social Work (MSW)(clinical focus). “Registered Nurse” and “Registered Social Worker” are protected titles which are regulated by provincial colleges; this exists to protect the public by regulating the scope and practice of the professional.

In addition to their nursing education and practice, our counsellor/mental health clinician has completed graduate social work education with extensive clinical supervision, consultation and practicum experience. They have been practicing clinical social work within the mental health counselling field for several years. Clinical social work practice means that our counsellor/mental health clinician professionally applies social work theory and methods of treatment towards addressing psychosocial, emotional and mental concerns, challenges, and/or conditions and impairments to functioning and well-being. A social worker counsellor or clinician explores with people their personal issues with the intent of helping them resolve difficulties and experience meaningful growth and change. A strong relationship is formed and confidentiality is paramount.

At SCP we provide counselling services for supporting people in focusing on the following areas:

Mental health diagnoses or concerns
The whole-body/being impact of physical illness, injury, pain and change in functioning
Trauma
Grief and loss
Life events, changes and transitions
Stress management
Emotional regulation and mood management
Healthy living choices and goal setting
Healthy and effective functioning in relationships, including communication skills
Self-identity, self-worth, core values & beliefs, meaningfulness

Our Counsellor can also offer Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), narrative therapy, expressive therapies (art, play, music, etc.), group therapy, family & couples therapies, grief & loss therapies and trauma therapy, specifically, sensorimotor therapy.

Kevin Bos is a co-owner of Sun City Physiotherapy and has been working as a physiotherapist for over 17 yrs. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1996 with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy and worked for several years in the Fraser Valley before moving to the Okanagan. Passionate about continuing education, Kevin has obtained some of the highest standards in manual therapy, sports and needling in the physiotherapy profession, including a Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, a Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy, and Certificate in GUNN IMS (intramuscular stimulation). He is also a Board Director with the Physiotherapy Association of BC (PABC).

Kevin Bos is a co-owner of Sun City Physiotherapy and has been working as a physiotherapist for o... Read More

Skylar graduated from UBC’s Master of Physical Therapy - North in the fall of 2022. Her journey through the program was unique as the majority of her training occurred in Northern and Rural regions of British Columbia. She has also completed the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Level 1. Prior to her Masters, Skylar completed her Bachelor of Human Kinetics at UBC-Okanagan. Skylar highly values decolonizing health care and providing culturally safe care - she strives to practice the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action #18-24 in the Sun City Clinic when pertinent.

Skylar moved to Kelowna in 2014 from Ottawa, Ontario. During her time in Kelowna, Skylar has been an avid volunteer, especially in the sport sector. Skylar has been involved in the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council of BC, KidSport Kelowna and PacificSport Okanagan since 2015, as well as an athletics coach with the Okanagan Athletics Club since 2014. Her experience in the local sport community has contributed to her philosophy of being active for life, which further influences her therapy delivery. Skylar is keen to encourage holistic rehabilitation through strong interprofessional communication, evidence based practice, along with exercise prescription, manual therapy and orthopaedic approaches to injuries. Her goal lies in supporting her client’s return to baseline activity, or help in learning to navigate a new baseline.

In her free time, Skylar enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, cycling, hiking, camping, and chasing sunsets on the beautiful Syilx territory. Since moving back to Kelowna after her degree, she has set goals to experience the beautiful land through physical activity - Kelowna really is an all seasons playground!

Skylar graduated from UBC’s Master of Physical Therapy - North in the fall of 2022. Her journey t... Read More

Chris Burton is a practicing Kinesiologist and new-comer to SunCity Physiotherapy. Chris was born in Toronto, Ontario, but spent his later childhood and teenage years in Alberta where he got his degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary in 2003. Later that year he moved to the Okanagan where he began to practice as a Kinesiologist. He began his kinesiology career working in the field of rehabilitation, but he has also worked as a Personal Trainer in Kelowna, Calgary, and Toronto areas . Chris is passionate about what he does professionally and has furthered his knowledge and skill set to improve his ability to assist his clientele through continuing education and in particular through training with the CHEK institute, where he learned an integrative approach of biomechanical assessment, exercise prescription, and nutrition and lifestyle coaching. Chris grew up playing many sports but in particular competitive Basketball. He later took to weight lifting and running, as methods of achieving physical fitness and health; he currently is passionate about hiking, martial arts, good food, and enjoying life in multiple other ways. Chris has 2 children and currently calls Kelowna home.

Chris Burton is a practicing Kinesiologist and new-comer to SunCity Physiotherapy. Chris was born... Read More

Louise’s passion for pursuing her own wellness is a long-standing core value. When she recognized a desire to support others in pursuing wellness, this was Louise’s first nudge to pursue a career in health care and acquire a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. After practicing community health nursing in a small, loving Secwepemc community, Louise pursued a Master of Social work, with a clinical practice focus, at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna. This enabled Louise, as a registered and regulated health professional, to provided counselling informed by her nursing and clinical social work education.

Louise has practiced as a mental health clinician/counsellor in various locations throughout BC’s Interior, including in community, Child & Youth Mental Health (CYMH) and Adult Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Services. Louise moved to Kelowna in the fall of 2022 and continued her commitment to the mental health clinician/counsellor role within MHSU Services. Louise values the depth and diversity of experience provided by practicing in several different communities and practice settings over several years, which currently informs her practice.

Louise specializes in mental health; she can support clients who have a formal mental health diagnosis and clients who do not but are experiencing mental health challenges or symptoms. Louise can perform mental health assessment; give a clinical impression; and provide and carry out a plan for treatment including monitoring of symptoms or experiences; support in maintaining stability or wellness; interdisciplinary collaborative care (with client’s consent); provision of resources, education, supported skill building and therapeutic processes.

Counselling goals may also focus on: healthy lifestyle & goal setting; exploration of self, values & meaningfulness; functioning within relationships and effective communication; stress management and processing of grief, loss and trauma. Louise utilizes awareness of the mind-body connection, housed within the nervous system, to inform how another part of someone’s wellness can impact their physical wellness and vice versa. Louise can support clients in managing the emotional toll from: pain due to chronic illness or injuries, rehabilitation and recovery, and a shift in their physical functioning.

Louise can offer Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Louise’s practice is also informed, though not practiced formally, by the modalities of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), narrative therapy, expressive therapies (art, play, music, etc.), group therapy, family & couples therapies, grief & loss therapies and trauma therapy, specifically, sensorimotor therapy.

It is Louise’s priority to offer clients trauma-informed, culturally safe, client-centred, empowering and strengths-focused counselling services. She is excited about the opportunity to support clients at SunCity as a new diversity to add to her practice.

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Philip has been practising physiotherapy for 15 years since qualifying from the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa in 2006.  He has worked at numerous private hospitals in Cape Town as well as at many private clinics.  In 2010 he started his own Physiotherapy practice treating both hospital patients and outpatients.  In 2010 he completed a course in sports injuries (SPT) through the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP).

Philip has a wealth of experience in treating active individuals from the weekend warrior to professional athletes.  He has worked with numerous professional teams, the pinnacle of which is Ajax Cape Town Football Club, where he headed up the Medical Department.  In hospital he has treated a wide variety of patients, mostly medical and ICU but also orthopaedics, surgical, neurology and worked in the ICU through the entire COVID-19 pandemic.

Philip has a huge passion for sports and the outdoors.  He loves spending his time outside on his mountain bike, camping, on the golf course or at the beach.  His biggest passion is cricket which is a small but growing sport in Canada.  He has moved to Kelowna with his wife Estelle and 5 year old daughter, Amelia.  They cannot wait to experience Kelowna and all the beauty it has to offer! 

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Richard is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduate of the Vancouver School of Massage Therapy. As a lifting and gym enthusiast, Richard has always been amazed at the body’s ability to compensate, adapt, and heal in the face of dysfunction, illness, injury, and stress. He brings a level of understanding, compassion, and empathy to his practice that can only be attributed to his many personal experiences with acute and chronic injuries. His intuitive treatment style incorporates deep tissue work, myofascial techniques, joint mobilizations, trigger point release, therapist-assisted stretching, and traditional Swedish massage; all in an effort to facilitate change in pain-affected patients. With years of involvement in sports, fitness, and healthcare, Richard is experienced in treating a wide variety of conditions including muscular dysfunction, postural imbalances, neuralgias, and chronic pain syndromes. When answering patients’ questions, Richard’s love of anatomy and human sciences is undeniable. He believes that the more his patients understand their condition, the more hopeful and motivated they’ll be for their recovery.

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Douglas Gurney BSc (Hons) PT MSK Physiotherapist

Doug has been practicing physiotherapy for over 12 years after graduating in 2008 from the University of East London in the UK. He gained a variety of experience and expertise working in large hospitals in England, treating people within intensive care, neurological rehabilitation units, respiratory care centres and acute trauma settings before focusing his career in sports and musculoskeletal therapy.

Doug has a wealth of experience in musculoskeletal therapy and over the past 10 years has worked closely with rheumatology, orthopaedic and neurosurgical specialists among others helping both children and adults get back on track after undergoing surgery or suffering from injuries. He has also worked with large numbers of athletes getting them back to climbing, running, playing, wrestling, dancing or whatever their passion has been. He enjoys treating all areas of the body and incorporates a variety of holistic treatment techniques into his practice such as strength and conditioning, exercise, manual therapy, mindfulness, relaxation, myofascial/soft tissue release and others. He believes that physiotherapy treatment should also incorporate a journey of discovery about our bodies and is passionate about teaching people the underlying reasons for their problems. Like he always says.. “At the end of the day, we all want peace of mind and a sense of control when it comes to our injuries and pain; and that all starts by understanding what’s actually going on”. Doug works together with his clients to solve all manner of musculoskeletal problems and has a special interest in the relationship between our personal lifestyle factors (such as sleep, stress and work) and persistent pain issues.

Doug enjoys mountain sports and travel and has hiked and camped in mountain ranges all over the world from the Cordillera Blanca of Peru to the Alps of Japan (and a lot in between!). He, his wife Laura and their 3 young boys Owen, Kieran and Chase are new comers to the Okanagan region after recently relocating from Manchester in the UK. They are looking forwards to settling into the community here and seeing what the local mountain ranges have to offer!

Douglas Gurney BSc (Hons) PT MSK Physiotherapist Doug has been practicing physiotherapy for over... Read More

Chris graduated with a Masters degree in physiotherapy from UBC in 2017, followed by Certification in Hand Therapy. His post graduate training has focused on the management of trauma, post-surgery rehabilitation, and disorders of the upper extremity, with a focus on hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries. His treatment approaches focuses on developing individualized treatment plans consisting of a combination of manual therapy, modalities, IMS, exercise and splinting based interventions.

Chris graduated with a Masters degree in physiotherapy from UBC in 2017, followed by Certificatio... Read More

Anthony Graduated with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from UBC in 2022. Prior to this, Anthony attended Western University in his hometown of London, Ontario where he received a bachelor’s degree of Kinesiology in 2019. Anthony has furthered his education by completing certifications in Upper/Lower Extremity Myofascial Release and the Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal Level One manual therapy certification from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Anthony has experience working as an athletic trainer with both elite and recreational athletes. This includes athletes who have competed in the NBA, NCAA DIVISION I basketball, Canadian Hockey League, U sports Varsity Hockey, and local recreational sports leagues. Much of Anthony’s focus and passion lies in helping clients improve the way they move and feel in recreational and workplace settings, along with competitive sport. He believes in adapting his treatment methods to match the client’s individual needs and goals. His rehabilitative philosophy involves a thorough assessment followed by targeted manual therapies and movement training to efficiently work towards a client’s goals. Anthony also believes in optimizing lifestyle and ergonomic factors to encourage continued participation in work and recreational activities during the rehabilitative process.

Anthony is new to Kelowna and is enjoying exploring local businesses and the surrounding area. He spends much of his time golfing, playing tennis, skiing, and finding new locations to hike and camp. He’s looking forward to discovering more opportunities to become involved in the Okanagan communities.

Anthony Graduated with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from UBC in 2022. Prior to this, Anthon... Read More

Paige graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia and Bachelor of Human Kinetics from UBC Okanagan. She has experience both working as a kinesiologist prior to completing her master’s and as a physiotherapist working with UBC Okanagan Athletics and the HEAT varsity teams. She has completed further training including Pelvic Health, AN-IMS, and Vestibular Rehab.

Paige enjoys working with her clients on their individual needs to improve their quality of movement and function allowing for optimal performance during activity, whether the goal is athletic or to return to daily activities with more ease. Her treatment approach to physiotherapy is a combination of manual therapy and rehabilitative exercises to address muscle imbalance or dysfunction and provide a foundation for injury prevention. She has a keen interest and background in athletic rehabilitation including but not limited to basketball, volleyball, running, dance and gymnastics.

Paige is an active part of the Okanagan community and enjoys community outreach - please reach out if you would like to learn more about Sun City Community Initiatives . In her free time, you can usually find Paige with her four pawed sidekick Echo, hiking, running, or spending time gardening.

Paige graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia and Bache... Read More

Robina Palmer is a registered Physiotherapist and co-owner of Sun City Physiotherapy. Robina is a graduate of University of British Columbia’s School of Rehabilitation Medicine. She has practiced in sports and orthopaedic rehabilitation in various clinical settings throughout the United States and Canada. Robina is one of only two therapists in the Okanagan who has advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation (the treatment of vertigo, dizziness and balance disorders). She is also certified to practice acupuncture which she often incorporates into her treatment of sports and orthopaedic injuries and conditions.

Robina Palmer is a registered Physiotherapist and co-owner of Sun City Physiotherapy. Robina is a... Read More

Laney graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics. She graduated with a dual degree in both majors of Health Behaviour Change and Clinical Exercise Physiology. It was important to Laney that she be educated in both the physical and psychological ways we can improve our bodies and minds to work better for us. Laney works with her clients on their individual goals such as establishing a routine and becoming active, gaining strength, improving sport performance, or recovering from an injury. With the use of evidence-based techniques Laney will assess the body, how it moves, and why it moves that way to create a plan for corrective techniques and exercises to help create more functional movement.

Originally from Alberta, Laney moved to Kelowna for the mountains and beaches. In her spare time, you can find her strolling down the Kelowna boardwalk with a cup of coffee, snowboarding at Big White, or in the gym.

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Madison Wood is a Registered Dietitian dedicated to providing compassionate, individualized nutrition care for the past 8 years.

She completed her studies at Western University in London, Ontario followed by post-graduate studies at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine to become a Registered Dietitian.

Madison is here to support you in optimizing your health and meeting any nutrition goals you have. On a more personal note, Madison is passionate about global health equity, and has most recently volunteered in Mombasa, Kenya with International Medical Aid. She has also been a UBC Dietetics program interviewer for the past three years for their undergraduate and masters programs. She is currently on the UBC Dietetics Curriculum Advisory Committee for a two-year cycle.

Madison has additional training including Eating Disorder Education for Registered Dietitians, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, Nutrition-Focused Physical Assessments, and Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviours.

See Madison if you have any of the following:

• If you want to make sure you are nourishing yourself properly based on your age, activity level, and risk factors

• Chronic pain and inflammation, or are recovering from or preparing for a surgery

• Digestive issues (IBS, Celiac disease, bloating, cramping, etc)

• Weight concerns (weight loss or weight gain)

• Eating disorders, disordered eating, or if you have a stressful relationship with food or body image concerns

• Chronic disease management (e.g- diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis or inflammation)

• Food allergies/intolerances

• Cancer, Malnutrition

• Sports Nutrition

• Menopause Nutrition

• Vitamin/mineral review for specialized diets (e.g- vegetarian, vegan)

• Nutrigenomix- Genetic Testing for Personalized Nutrition

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