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Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a health care profession focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine. Our chiropractors seek to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients as well as to educate them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies... Read More

Chiropractic is a health care profession focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.

Our chiropractors seek to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients as well as to educate them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat back pain.

We are skilled in the use of multiple treatment techniques, allowing for a custom tailored treatment plan to best address your unique needs. As such, we are able to provide effective healthcare solutions for a large variety of conditions. Infant to senior, professional athlete to weekend warrior, we’ve got your back!


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy helps restore mobility and balance, helps restricted muscles and soft tissues to open up, and can make your chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments that much more powerful. Everyone can benefit from massage! Our experienced therapists are skilled in a number of techniques and methods to meet your individual needs, including: deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger poi... Read More

Massage therapy helps restore mobility and balance, helps restricted muscles and soft tissues to open up, and can make your chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments that much more powerful. Everyone can benefit from massage! Our experienced therapists are skilled in a number of techniques and methods to meet your individual needs, including: deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, maternity care, and sports injury massage.


Occupational/Hand Therapy

Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, and elbow. It is a merging of occupational and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interve... Read More

Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, and elbow. It is a merging of occupational and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations.


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are highly trained health professionals with a focus on injury rehabilitation. They are experts on how your body moves and what stops it from moving. Our 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... Read More

Physiotherapists are highly trained health professionals with a focus on injury rehabilitation. They are experts on how your body moves and what stops it from moving. Our 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, and neurologic conditions.

Jarrett is a born and raised local who has enjoyed a sports oriented life and continues to do so with his wife and son. His interest in helping people reach their personal health goals was sparked by being yoga teacher of the Bikram practice for seven years. After completing the RMT course in 2015, he strives to be an ambitious goal oriented massage therapist who believes in evidence based practice and maintaining a high standard of orthopedic assessment. Jarrett has worked with many different organizations such as the West Side Warriors, the MS Society, Living Positive and Spinal Cord Injury B.C. He utilizes many different techniques and looks forward to helping you reach your personal health goals.

Jarrett is a born and raised local who has enjoyed a sports oriented life and continues to do so ... Read More

Hayley immigrated to Canada with her two Aussie pooches & is now a Permanent Resident. She has a passion for connecting with people and helping them to move.

Hayley Brown graduated with distinction from Bond with the Clinical Excellence award. She has been practicing for 5 years and is currently studying to sit the Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) exam in November.

A diligent, caring, and personable physiotherapist. Hayley finds communication and understanding to be an essential part of treatment. She will explain why you may be experiencing certain symptoms and how treatment will progress to assist in resolution.

Hayley provides assessment and treatment for a variety of conditions including BPPV type of vertigo, orthopedic, musculoskeletal, acute and chronic sports injuries, and physiotherapy to support healthy aging. She has a special interest conditions involving the upper limb.

Her treatment techniques include soft-tissue release, cupping, dry needling, and manual therapy. She offers prescription of individualised, progressive exercise plans for long-term management. Movement is medicine, and Hayley loves to help her clients move!

She is also a Returned Servicewoman and Navy Veteran of the Second Gulf War (Iraq War). She has served 19 years in both permanent Australian naval and naval reserve positions.

Hayley immigrated to Canada with her two Aussie pooches & is now a Permanent Resident. She ha... Read More

Dr. Dane Carlson grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dane is a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s Honours Bachelor of Human Kinetics program. He then completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. There, he completed clinical placements at the distinguished St. Michael’s Hospital and Sherbourne Health Centre, where he collaborated with other health care professionals to deliver optimal patient care. Dane is certified in Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Rockblade Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and is well versed in several other soft tissue treatment and training methods.

Dr. Carlson is experienced in treating both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and has an interest in athletic performance. Dane uses an evidence-based approach in treating his patients and empowers them to reach their goals and move better.

When not at OHP, you can usually find Dane training for his next marathon, cycling, hiking, skiing at Big White, golfing, or enjoying a coffee at Sprout Bakery.

Dr. Dane Carlson grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dane is a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s ... Read More

Originally from Kelowna BC, Glenn was inspired to become a Physical Therapist from an early age. He pursued his passion to understand the science of human movement through his Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree at UBC Okanagan. He then completed his Master’s of Physical Therapy degree at UBC Vancouver.

As a professional, Glenn has treated a variety of clients in both hospital and private clinic settings across Metro Vancouver and Calgary. His experiences are diverse, which include the rehabilitation from motor vehicle accidents, post-operations, sports injuries, chronic pain and return to work.

Glenn enjoys assisting individuals with their return to activities by listening and understanding their goals, and integrating manual therapy, functional dry needling, education, and succinct home exercise programs.

Outside the clinic, Glenn continues his active, Okanagan lifestyle through recreational activities such as hockey, soccer, running half marathons and hiking the beautiful mountains in our region.

Originally from Kelowna BC, Glenn was inspired to become a Physical Therapist from an early age. ... Read More

Dr. Downie believes that achieving the best results for her patients involves establishing a partnership where the doctor and patient work together to reach successful outcomes. Prior to returning to her home town in Kelowna, Dr. Downie owned a successful multidisciplinary clinic in the North Okanagan, where she was well known in the community for her excellence in paediatric and pregnancy care.

Dr. Downie takes an individualized approach to patient care and utilizes a wide range of adjusting and soft tissue techniques depending on patient preferences and needs. She is certified by the Academy Counsel of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP) and her training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association has provided her the background to take excellent care of children and infants. Helping children to achieve their full potential is a special area of interest and expertise. From chronic repetitive injuries to weekend warrior mishaps, Dr. Downie’s training with the Prague School to Athletic Development allows her to empower patients by providing them with the best possible spinal rehabilitation exercises to speed their recovery and decrease pain.

Dr. Downie completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with distinction from the University of Victoria. She graduated with her Doctorate degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in June, 2011 with clinical honours and Dean’s List for her academic achievements and practical expertise. While working in the North Okanagan, Dr. Downie was also a professor of neuroanatomy at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy and continues to lecture occasionally. Dr. Downie enjoys leading an active life-style in the four-season playground that the Okanagan has to offer and is proud to be working alongside her chiropractic mentors as a member of the OHP team.

Dr. Downie believes that achieving the best results for her patients involves establishing a part... Read More

Jenny is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She has worked with a variety of different Health Practitioners including Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Doctors, Kinesiologists as well as in the Spa environment. She believes that preventative and self-care of the body on a regular basis is the keystone to a pain-free healthy life.

Jenny brings a wide range of experience including massage care during pregnancy, pediatric, post surgery rehabilitation, sports injuries, everyday injuries, headaches, chronic pain and general relaxation. Jenny customizes treatments for each of her patients and uses a combination of myofascial release, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular therapy and general Swedish massage.

Jenny is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She has worked with a va... Read More

The complex interconnectedness of the body has forever inspired Brittany.

Hailing from a small coastal community in Northern Nova Scotia she began her educational journey at Cape Breton University where she studied Sports and Human Kinetics. Years later, in 2010, she went on to obtain her Massage Therapy diploma from ICT Northumberland College in Halifax. After working in Halifax for four years Brittany made the jump to a multidisciplinary Toronto-based clinic. While in Toronto she studied at the Canadian College Of Osteopathy which ending up catapulting her into a Yoga Teacher Training program. Brittany has done extra studies in Myofascial release, Thai Massage, Chapman’s Reflexes and Craniosacral Therapy.

With 8 years of post-secondary education in anatomy, physiology and treatment methodology, Brittany offers unique treatments. Pulling from so many different treatment styles lends the opportunity to develop specific plans for each patient. Her philosophy is simple: “It is my job to provide a safe space for the body to express itself so that I may see where dysfunction is holding. Only after an extensive interview, orthopedic testing and palpation can I see where the body is suffering. It is my goal to relieve the body of that suffering, to help regain its ability to properly circulate fluids so that tissue may heal.” Brittany uses some of her treatment time educating the patient on their dysfunction so that they may become active participants in their bodys’ overall health and wellbeing by offering corrective exercises, movements and mindful cues to minimize postural dysfunction.

Brittany relocated to Kelowna in July 2021. She is thrilled to be part of the team at OHP and looks forward to learning more about YOU and how she can help!

The complex interconnectedness of the body has forever inspired Brittany. Hailing from a small c... Read More

Since moving to Kelowna in 2008, Jennifer and her family have embraced the outdoor playground that Kelowna epitomizes- be it skiing, camping, boating, biking or horseback riding- to name a few! Jennifer appreciates that commitment to playing and working hard, can occasionally run a body down. If you are feeling the fatigue of physical wear and tear, Jennifer looks forward to supporting you in your recovery. A Vancouver graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Jennifer is interested in the areas of systemic deep tissue therapy, neuromuscular and myofascial release. As a Kelowna massage therapist, Jen works earnestly to provide relief and remedial solutions to assist in your healing process.

Since moving to Kelowna in 2008, Jennifer and her family have embraced the outdoor playground tha... Read More

Dr. Donna McAllister is a passionate chiropractor, health & fitness leader and mother. She is known to provide holistic chiropractic care using a wide variety of techniques & treatment styles depending on the individual needs of her patients. She treats patients of all ages, has an extensive background in sports chiropractic and has a special interest in female care, pregnancy & pediatrics. Dr. McAllister has recently completed the renowned International Chiropractic Pediatric Association certification, and has become a leader in Kelowna pregnancy and pediatric chiropractic care. Dr. McAllister is also currently certified in the Cox Flexion/Distraction and Decompression technique. Dr. McAllister completed her Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors at University of Guelph, Ontario in 1995. After a year of working abroad, Dr. McAllister continued her education and graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2000. Dr. McAllister spent 2 years working as a chiropractor in Australia before moving to Kelowna, Canada. While in Australia, she gained valuable experience mentoring with leading professionals in the areas of pediatrics & pregnancy chiropractic. Some of Dr. McAllister’s career highlights include working as a sports chiropractor at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 & Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002. Further international experiences include the Commonwealth Games, Goodwill Games, and numerous triathlons & Eco Challenge/Adventure Races. Dr. McAllister continues to work with a variety of athletes, ranging from the weekend warrior, to amateur & professional athletes. Dr. McAllister leads by example; inspiring, educating & offering a unique healing experience for her patients.

Dr. Donna McAllister is a passionate chiropractor, health & fitness leader and mother. She is... Read More

Rob grew up in Creston British Columbia. He completed his Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology at the University of Lethbridge in1997. His time at the U of L was split with studies and sport, academically attaining the “Dean’s List” standing while competing on both the University Track and Field Team and the University Cross-Country Team. For his efforts he was recognized as a CIAU Academic All-Canadian. Rob then attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) located in Toronto Ontario and graduated in 2001 with Clinical Honours.

Professionally Dr. Mutch has completed additional training since graduation in Acupuncture and in a number of hands on and tool assisted Active Myofascial Release Techniques. These skills have allowed him to excel in the treatment of soft tissue injuries and established a name as a respected and sought after Kelowna chiropractor. Dr. Mutch focuses his treatment to hands on manual therapy and often works in conjunction with other health care practitioners. It is his goal to surround himself with the most proficient practitioners in their respective fields to provide the highest quality of patient centered care. Okanagan Health and Performance (OHP), is a Multi-Disciplinary Health Center that shares this goal and is continually evolving to better serve the Okanagan. As a Kelowna chiropractor, Dr. Mutch’s practice focus is on Family Chiropractic and Performance Care with a special focus on sports injuries and repetitive strain injuries (RSI). He has experience working with the highest levels of athletes in Canada, with patients competing in the Summer and Winter games, Ironman, and professional hockey.

Growing up in the Kootenays Rob always knew he would make his way back to BC. The beauty of the valley, access to outdoor activities and growth of this area just made Kelowna a natural fit. Living a very active lifestyle has always been a part of life for him, currently he finds time to participate in water skiing, snow skiing, golf, and hockey or can be found at the gym practicing what he preaches. Dr. Mutch plans on contributing to the community for many years to come and is very happy to call Kelowna home.

Rob grew up in Creston British Columbia. He completed his Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology at the ... Read More

Dr. Schmidt is one of the co-founders and owners of OHP, which opened in 2002. Michael, a respected Kelowna chiropractor, completed an honours degree in the faculty of Physical Education from Brock University, in St. Catharines. While at university, Michael repeatedly made the “Dean’s list” for academic achievement. He also received an award recognizing him as the top student in his faculty over the 4 year program. After university, Michael attended and graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2001.

After graduating, Michael spent a year working in Australia in a multi-disciplinary health clinic, gaining valuable professional experience. That experience helped formulate the template for what Okanagan Health & Performance has become. Michael is passionate about his career as a chiropractor in Kelowna. He believes that health care should be a team approach effective and efficient care the primary goal.

Michael’s professional areas of interest include work place ergonomics, athletic injuries, and the treatment of conditions such as headaches, neck pain, low back pain, disc injuries, and repetitive strain injuries, to name a few. Michael has been certified and trained in several hands on and tool assisted manual therapies. Dr. Schmidt has been certified in Active Release Techniques (ART), and the Cox Technique of Spinal Traction, Flexion-Distraction and Spinal Decompression.

Since becoming a chiropractor in Kelowna, Michael has worked with several professional and amateur athletes, both “on field” and in a clinical setting. Working with the world’s best athletes keeps his skills current, and those skills transfer over to the weekend warriors he sees in his office every day. Michael has years of experience in personal training, and makes exercise prescription and nutritional recommendations an integral component to his treatment plans.

Michael can relate to many sports injuries, having had many himself. Michael has participated and competed in several sports including ultimate frisbee, mountain and road biking, ocean and white water kayaking, telemark skiing, adventure races and running races to name a few.

When not in the office Michael loves traveling, playing in the outdoors, staying fit, learning more about health, and spending time with his Daughters Michaela and Sierra.

Dr. Schmidt is one of the co-founders and owners of OHP, which opened in 2002. Michael, a respect... Read More

Linda was born and grew up in the Lower Mainland. After undergoing an orthopedic surgical procedure at age 16, she was inspired to pursue a dual degree in PT and OT at the University of BC.

After graduation, Linda worked as physiotherapist for several years until she decided to focus on Occupational Therapy. Linda worked in hospitals for several years and she became interested in hand therapy in 1985. In 1991, Linda was in the first small group of Canadian therapists to pass the certification exam for hand therapy. She has continued to practice in this field since. Linda and her family moved to Kelowna in 1999, where she started into private practice.

In her spare time, Linda enjoys the outdoors, riding her bike around Kelowna, practicing and teaching meditation.

Linda was born and grew up in the Lower Mainland. After undergoing an orthopedic surgical proced... Read More

Quentin was born and grew up in South Africa, where he graduated in Physiotherapy in 2000. After graduating he practiced as a Physio in the South Africa Military, and also practiced in England for two years, prior to immigrating to Kelowna, in 2006. Quentin enjoys a wide range of conditions in the outpatient practice; sports- injuries, pre and post surgical rehabilitation, geriatric care and weekend warrior injuries, which he can relate very well to. When not working Quentin enjoys the outdoors, especially rock climbing. He is an avid sports fanatic and has also published books on the art of origami.

Quentin was born and grew up in South Africa, where he graduated in Physiotherapy in 2000. After... Read More

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