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Spine & Sports Vernon Team

April 2019
Physiotherapist, Mara Boaru joins the team. Mara brings TMJ and Manual Therapy expertise to the Team.

Oct 2019
All Physiotherapists at Spine and Sports completed a TMJ CARE course with TMJ Master Maria Zerjav from Vancouver, BC.

July 2019
We are pleased to have a new member to our amazing front desk team. Shawna Bader joins Dawn and Teresa up front. Shawna rounds the Admin team out so nicely!

June 2019
Physiotherapists, Derek Geldrich and Cori Hanan became certified in Dry Needling.

May 2019
We expanded onto the Main Floor Officially! Physiotherapist, Cheryl Witter and Registered Massage Therapist, Carla Buchanan are now working in the new space.

Mar 19 2019
We are expanding! Bursting at the seams with now 10 therapists we felt the need to find some more space to deal with congestion issues. We aren’t going far! Just on the main floor in our current building. It’s business as usual on the Second floor with just the addition of some more space on the main floor.

Jan 2019
Physiotherapist, Courtney deVries, completed the Level II Lower Quadrant in Calgary! That was a long 3 extended weekends of study. Congratulations Courtney!

Dec 2018
Our clinic was thrilled to receive the Best of the Okanagan for Physio and Massage Therapy. This is our 6th time enjoying a Best Of the Okanagan certificate to frame and be proud of!

Nov 2018
Dr Jamie Magpantay, Chiropractor, is settling into working will all of us Physios and Massage Therapists !  Jamie has been a fresh addition to the team. She brings “new age” Chiropractic skills including Manual Therapy, Cupping, Graston, Rehab in addition to her safe Adjusting techniques.

Oct 2018
Registered Massage Therapist, Tanis Marquette, joins the team once her maternity leave is over. January 1, 2019 we will have a new RMT to help ease our busy load. Tanis has her MLD training which will be a huge asset.

Oct 2018
North End Spine & Sports adds Chiropractic Care to their team! Dr Jamie Magpantay from University of Western States in Portland, OR joins the diverse team!

Oct 2018
Physiotherapist, Cheryl Witter, completed the “Masters Spinal Manipulation” course with well known Osteopath from the UK, Laurie Hartman.

Sept 2018 
Physiotherapist, Courtney de Vries begins her course training in Manual Therapy by taking her Level 2 in Calgary.

Sept 2018
Physiotherapist, Cheryl Witter, completed her Vestibular Rehab course with Bernard Tonks

Aug 2018
Our team had fun Lawn Bowling (see above pics!) 3 Wednesday nights in August we put a team in to help fundraise for The Food Action Society. It was a fun way to help out!

July 2018
Virginie had a busy year! After a year of hard work Virginie became a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT), having completed post-graduate education and attained internationally-recognized qualifications in hands-on therapy. She also completed an Advanced Health Care Clinical Master in Manipulative Therapy through the University of Western Ontario.

June 2018
The Physio team is embarking on partnering with some Dentists in the treatment of TMJ.

May 2018
Courtney is now fully certified in (FDN). She joins Cheryl Witter with this distinction. They are ready for your trigger points!

Mar 2018
We welcome Physiotherapist, Courtney de Vries to the team! Courtney graduated from UBC and is a Kelowna girl. She brings her Acupuncture, Dry Needling and Manual Therapy skills to the team.

Dec 2017
We are honoured to be named 2017 Best of the Okanagan for the 5th time! We are very proud of this award and thank our very loyal patients!

Nov 2017
Cheryl Witter, Derek Geldrich and Kayla Comstock completed a Concussion Rehab Course.

Sept 2017
Virginie Pichard-Jolicouer started an Advanced Health Care Clinical Master in Manipulative Therapy through the University of Western Ontario. It is a full-time year-long program at the end of which she will be eligible to become a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Through clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice and experienced orthopeadic practice, this program prepares physiotherapists to be advanced clinicians in the assessment and treatment of neuromuscular dysfunction and provide effective management of complex clinical conditions. For the upcoming year, Virginie will be in Ontario for intensive residencies in September, February and July and will be at the clinic 3 days a week the remaining of the year. She is very excited about this journey to enhance her patient care. ​

Mar 2017
Kayla Comstock and Cori Hanan became certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

April 2016
Derek Geldrich completed The Peripheral Manipulation Course with Jim Meadows.

Dec 2015
We are honored to be named 2015 Best of the Okanagan! A huge thank you to all of our loyal supporters!

Nov 2015
Our North End office celebrated 10 years of business!

Nov 2015
Cheryl Witter and Lisa Crockett completed their certification in “Kinetacore Dry Kneedling” (FDN).

May 2015
Cori Hanan, Physiotherapist joined the our team at both the North and South End locations.

June 2015
Virginie Pichard-Jolicoeur completed her certification in acupuncture from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada.

Jan 2015
Cheryl Witter and Lisa Crockett became certified in ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (ART) Lower extremity in Vancouver. They are now both certified for the lower extremity as well as the spine.

Dec 2014
North End location is pleased to welcome Kayla Comstock (Forsyth) to the team. Kayla is a Vernon local and a recent graduate of the UBC Masters of Physiotherapy program.

Nov 2014
Virginie Pichard-Jolicoeur successfully completed her “Orthopedic Division Level 2 Upper”. She plans on taking the Lower course soon but next up is her acupuncture course in the spring.

Oct 2014
Shannon Sakakibara completed Anne Sleeper’s Introduction to Osteopathic Techniques course in Vancouver.

June 2014
Cheryl Witter & Lisa Crocket completed the Swodeam Institute’s “Advanced Manipulation Course” in Calgary, taught by Jim Meadows.

Mar 2014
South End Spine and Sports is adding a Registered Massage Therapist. Myoka Kuraoka joins Bob Powls and Lisa Crockett in April!

Feb 2014
Physiotherapists, Cheryl Witter and Lisa Crockett became certified in ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (ART) “Spinal” component by taking the challenging ART course and exam held in Vancouver, BC.

Jan 2014
North End Spine and Sports welcomes new addition to the Team! Physiotherapist, Virginie Pichard-Jolicouer joined us in January. She graduated from Laval University with a Masters of Physiotherapy Degree. Virginie is an avid cross country skier, hiker and loves the outdoors!

Sept 2013
North End Spine and Sports is proud to announce Physiotherapist, Derek Geldrich has obtained his Certification in Acupuncture from the AFCI.