Dr Pauline Thomas was raised in Nanaimo BC., and has always had a love of sports, nutrition and the great outdoors. While growing up she played on several competitive soccer teams and ran high school track and field. She graduated from the University of Victoria in 2011 with a combined Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology (with Distinction) and then went on to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic with Magna Cum Laude and Dean’s List honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, ON.
Pauline has completed several additional courses in rehabilitation and soft tissue therapy including Athletic Movement Assessment, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS Level 1), Sport Taping and Active Release Therapy (ART). For the past two years she has worked as a First Responder/Trainer for the Toronto Titans AAA hockey association, providing rink side care and concussion screening for young athletes. She has also provided first aid care/therapy at numerous sporting events including rugby matches, Midget and Junior A hockey tournaments, and most recently at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games.
Pauline has 10 years of experience working with children in recreational settings including sports camps, childminding, toddlers soccer and special needs programs. Having grown up in a culinary family, she has always been passionate about food and nutrition and would love to answer any questions you may have.
To keep busy in her spare time, Pauline enjoys playing soccer and hockey, going camping, hiking and fishing and baking up a storm. She loves a good mystery novel and has a soft spot for goats! Pauline is so excited to have relocated to the Okanagan, and would love to know about all your favourite places to explore!