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Megan has a keen sense of adventure, loves to be active and enjoys discovering new places. Growing up in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba she was involved in many sports from softball to rodeo. After sustaining an injury competing in high school rodeo, she became a physiotherapy patient and became intrigued about it as a profession. She started volunteering at the local physiotherapy clinic, which led to after school and summer jobs. From her experience in the clinic she could see it would be a rewarding career. Megan graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2009. Her career has taken her from Northern to Southern Alberta, working in the communities of Cold Lake, Two Hills, Canmore, Lake Louise, and Cochrane. Megan gained valuable experience working with individuals of all age groups with a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions, and benefited from working alongside many talented physiotherapists.
From 2014-2017, she and her husband were blessed to have the opportunity to live and work in the Land Down Under - sunny Queensland, Australia! Megan was grateful to be a part of a wonderful team, work with many kind patients and continue her ongoing professional development. Megan received many word-of-mouth referrals from patients who were pleased with the results of their treatment, including GUNN IMS.
During her time in Australia, she travelled to Bali, Indonesia to complete her 200 hour Yin Yang Yoga Therapy Certification with Mysan Sidbo. She was fortunate to teach Yin Yoga to a dedicated tribe of individuals in Queensland.
Megan and her husband Jarid have a passion for travel and meeting new people. After returning to Canada in August 2017 to marry in Sicamous, they travelled abroad for six months. They had an unforgettable adventure from Mexico down to Costa Rica, to riding motorbikes 7000 km through Vietnam and Cambodia. In May 2018, they were ready to take off their packs and decided to call one of their favourite places in the world home- beautiful Sicamous, BC!
Megan is thrilled to be accomplishing a long time goal of opening a physiotherapy clinic of her own. She has been overwhelmed with the local support and is excited to be a part of the community and contribute her expertise in the health care field.
Megan has continued her studies since graduating and enjoys combining her traditional training with holistic therapies. Her specializations include GUNN IMS, Dry Needling, Anatomical Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy, Functional Movement Screening as well as Yin Yoga Therapy. She takes pride in her work and enjoys the challenge of identifying the root cause of injuries and chronic pain conditions. She enjoys using her skills, as well as manual therapy and providing patients with their own "tool kit" to keep themselves feeling well. Her goal is to actively assist patients to resolve their pain, strengthen, and get back to doing what they are passionate about.
Megan's Education and Specialties:
University of Manitoba: Bachelors Degree Medical Rehabilitation- Physiotherapy
Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute
GUNN IMS- Intramuscular Stimulation for Myofascial and Neuropathic Pain
Traditional and Modern Cupping Therapy
Functional Movement Screen Practitioner
Gokavi Transverse Technique- Dry Needling for Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Orthopedic Manual Therapy Courses
McKenzie Technique Levels A & B - Lumbar, Cervical and Thoracic Spine
WorkWell Functional Capacity Evaluations
200 hour Yin Yang Yoga Therapy Certificate
Meet Drew, a seasoned physiotherapist with over 7 years of clinical expertise specializing in orthopedics and concussion management. From his roots as a former athlete turned weekend warrior, Drew has dedicated himself to the well-being of his patients.
With a Master's degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta, Drew has continually expanded his knowledge in various areas, including spinal manipulation, Acupuncture, Gunn IMS (dry needling), Vestibular Therapy (VeDA member), and comprehensive diagnosis and recovery planning for shoulder, neck, TMJ, back, and knee conditions.
Drew has had the privilege of working with elite Canadian marathon runners, Olympic athletes in ski, bobsleigh, and skeleton disciplines, as well as passionate amateur athletes specializing in triathlon, downhill, and cross-country mountain biking.
Known for his empathetic approach and unwavering commitment, Drew believes in a holistic approach to recovery, emphasizing the importance of adapting behaviors and modifying training for a successful, injury-free return to sport. His ultimate goal is to ensure that, when treated correctly, his patients won't need further management for the same injury.
Drawing inspiration from his personal experiences as a former varsity swimmer and volleyball player, Drew is determined to make a lasting impact on the lives of those he works with. Outside the clinic, he stays active with mountain biking, skiing, sledding, and chasing after his kids, embodying the active lifestyle he advocates for his patients. Join Drew on your journey to recovery, where he is committed to supporting you every step of the way, ensuring a swift and safe return to an active and fulfilling life.
Drew's Education and Specialties:
Masters of Science (Physiotherapy) University of Alberta
Dr Chan GUNN IMS Certification, UBC
Concussion and Vestibular Management Certification
Acupuncture Canada AA1 Certification
Kineticore Dry Needling Certification
Certified Manual Therapist (spinal manipulation when indicated)
Welcome to the world of holistic healing! I'm Sarah, a dedicated acupuncturist based in the picturesque town of Sicamous, BC. Since 2020, I've been on a mission to promote health and wellness, guiding individuals towards a balanced and fulfilling life. With a passion for holistic living and a commitment to personal growth, I strive to be a beacon of inspiration for my clients. As an acupuncturist, I believe in the power of finding harmony within ourselves to achieve optimal well-being.
In the heart of Sicamous, I've made it my home and workplace, creating a tranquil space where healing journeys unfold. My approach is rooted in the philosophy of balance - a key principle in traditional Chinese medicine. I understand that each person's path to wellness is unique, and I'm here to support you every step of the way.
What sets my practice apart is the genuine care I have for my clients' health journeys. Whether you're seeking relief from physical pain, improved sleep, or enhanced mental well-being, I'm dedicated to assisting you in reaching your health goals.
Beyond the needles and traditional techniques, I believe in fostering a supportive partnership with my clients. Your health is a journey, and together, we'll explore the paths that lead to a healthier, happier you.
Thank you for considering me as your partner in wellness. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you on your unique health journey.
In balance and well-being, Sarah
Registered Massage Therapist
Whether figure skating as a teenager, studying modern dance as a young adult or working in the outdoor field, Stephanie has always been an active person. Having suffered various injuries throughout the years, she understands the importance of a well-functioning body and how it allows people to live life to the fullest. Her interest for wellness began with the discovery of yoga and osteopathic treatments during her 5 years of dance study in Montreal. She later wanted to dedicate herself to a related field and completed her first massage training in Quebec in 2012, she then worked at a spa and had a home-based practice for several years. But her love for the wilderness and big mountains was strong, so she began her journey west to Revelstoke in December 2017 and never looked back.
After practicing massage in hotels, spas and remote heli-ski lodges in and around Revelstoke, her interest for the massage field continued to grow, so she decided to go back to massage school and upgrade her training to the 2200-hour BC standard. She graduated with honours and distinction from Alberta College of Massage Therapy in July 2021 and challenged provincial exams to be an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia in November 2021. She has been working in a clinic in Revelstoke since then. After buying a small acreage on the Eagle River in Malakwa, and learning that Sicamous needed an RMT, she decided to make the move.
She is excited to provide Massage Therapy to the population of Sicamous at Functional Physio and Wellness. Whether it is to reduce stress or tension, reduce pain or muscle soreness, prevent or recover from injury, she will be excited to work together with you to reach your goals. She has a special interest in everything related to fascia and posture. Her massage therapy style in slow, integrating myofascial release, deep tissue and trigger point techniques and aiming to reset the nervous system to promote healing. In her free time, when not renovating her house, she can be found skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking, gardening or spending quality time with her bernadoodle Dixie.
Registered Massage Therapist
I grew up in the Sicamous area and like many kids who grow up in small towns, I had big dreams that led me to move away. However, there is something about the hot summer sun, the cool crisp water of the Shuswap and the smell of the breeze blowing through the cedar trees that you just cant' find elsewhere. So in June 2020 my husband, our two kids and I moved back to this beautiful place.
I believe in living your best life and in doing it with intention. I want to be more focused on the things that truly matter to me such as health, wellness and supporting those in my family and community. This is why I decided on a career in massage.
I recently graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy and became a Registered Massage Therapist in March 2023. I use a variety of techniques in treatment but always try to keep an element of relaxation present. I want my clients to be able to relax, focus on their own body and take a break from the stress that many of us have in our busy lives.