Our physiotherapist, Victoria Oniah has trained in the United kingdom at the world renowned Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. Victoria has experience and training working with children aged 0 - 18 in the management of cerebral palsy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, developmental coordination dyspraxia, hip dysplasia (DDH), hypermobility, autism, and more. Victoria has a child-centred and holistic approach to treatment with 17 years of experience. She relocated to the Okanagan in 2012. She strives to make these specialist services available to families within the Okanagan region in order to optimize and facilitate the continuity of care for children and their families.
Rachel is originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario. She completed her Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. Rachel has been working as a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist for 10 years. She has had a variety of work experiences assessing and treating both adults and children in a hospital, health centre, and private practice setting. Rachel places a strong emphasis on face-to-face communication and loves setting goals that make a difference in day-to-day life.
Anna completed her Bachelors in Human Kinetics at UBC Okanagan, followed by her Masters in Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She has been working as an Occupational Therapist in Penticton for around four years, with experience in hospital, community, and private pediatric settings. Anna has a passion for working with clients on sensory regulation, feeding and swallowing, fine motor skill development, and developing independence and participation in daily living activities.
Miwa has had the privilege of working as an Occupational Therapist since 2007. She is an internationally educated OT and acquired her Canadian OT registration in 2017. She has worked in private and public health settings with all ages and abilities.
Miwa uses a strengths-based approach to support vulnerability to thrive. She utilizes trauma-informed practice to empower her clients to engage in meaningful activities and occupations. She uses various tools, such as sensory-based strategies to optimize learning and emotional regulation, customized splints and wheelchairs to optimize independence, and much more.
She looks forward to collaborating with clients and their families and unpacking their powerful potential to live fulfilling lives.
For more than 20 years, Teresa has been a guiding light in the lives of countless patients. Her journey in physical therapy began with a deep-seated desire to help others regain their mobility and strength after injuries or illness. Her healing touch and unwavering dedication have transformed lives and restored hope to many.
Away from the clinic, Teresa embraces her role as a mother and grandmother with boundless love and care. Her nurturing spirit extends beyond the therapy room, enriching the lives of her family members with warmth and support.
Teresa's passion for fitness and well-being is not confined to her professional life. In her spare time, she thrives on the energy of the gym, enjoying workouts and embracing a healthy lifestyle. Her dedication to fitness serves as a source of inspiration for those around her, proving that physical health is an essential aspect of a fulfilling life.
Thomas is a Kinesiologist and Personal Trainer who grew up right here in Penticton. He is passionate about movement and has experience working with clients of all ages and abilities. Thomas loves to work with athletes recovering from sports injuries, as well as people with disabilities.
Thomas has extensive personal experience with children with disabilities. His older brother has been in a wheelchair since he was 8 years old. Throughout his upbringing, he volunteered at events for disabled athletes where he got to meet and become friends with a lot of people. This gives Thomas the capacity to truly empathize with his clients.
Thomas is also very active in the youth sport scene here in Penticton. He has been a part of the Black Widow Rope Spinners Competitive Jump Rope team for 20 years, and has been assistant coach for over 10 years.
Thomas loves to see his clients make improvements that will make their general daily quality of life better.
He is a great resource for anybody looking to get active and to improve their overall understanding of movement.
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