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Our Team

Chiropractors

Darcie Weglo

Pauline Thomas

Hilary Hart

Counsellors

Andrea Harrison

Joel Brazier

Miranda Montgomery

Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture

Dayley Harper

Massage Therapists

Alison Edmonds

Michaela Rempel

Kirsten Long

Sam Panter

Class Instructors

Paulina Monahan

Kristy Ware

Murray Wood

Tima Coad

Chiropractors

Darcie Weglo Chiropractor BSc, DC

Dr. Darcie Weglo was born and raised in Vernon, BC and is thrilled to be serving her community through her chosen profession of Chiropractic.

Dr. Weglo graduated with distinction from University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She worked her final year in a Master’s Program before being accepted to the prestigious Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. She completed her rigorous and rewarding doctor of chiropractic degree with academic honors in 2011. She has worked as instructor at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, teaching massage therapists Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation.

During her chiropractic education and career, Dr. Weglo has had the great fortune to work with experts in many areas of chiropractic including sports chiropractic, radiology, foot and gait specialists, geriatrics, female care and general family practice. Darcie has heavily pursued continuing education in the areas of soft tissue therapy, functional rehabilitation and active therapy.  These areas of focus lend themselves well to individualized care, where the goal is to equip the patient with the tools necessary to help themselves prevent injury and optimize activities.

Darcie sees patients of all ages, but has a particular interest in working with seniors in maintaining athleticism through the ages, as well as athletes in the areas of injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement.

Additional training and certifications held by Dr. Weglo include:

  • Activator®
  • Graston Technique®
  • ART®
  • Prague School to Athletic Development (Spine and Extremities- bridging the gap of rehabilitation to performance)
  • Functional Anatomical Palpation Seminars (FAP)

Pauline Thomas, BSc, DC

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!

Hilary Hart, BSc, DC

Dr. Hilary Hart loves to surround herself with like-minded people who continue to strive to lead
healthier, happier lives. Dr. Hart has worked with a variety of patients, from Varsity athletes to
grandparents who want to keep up with their grandkids. She approaches each and every patient
with the same enthusiasm and compassion. Hilary believes that quality of life is a vital
component of wellness and enjoys working cooperatively with patients to help them reach their
goals and create healthier lifestyles.

Dr. Hart received her Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto with focuses in
Health & Disease, Physiology, and Psychology, and continued on to graduate Magna cum
Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where she earned her Doctor of
Chiropractic degree.

Dr. Hart treats a variety of musculoskeletal complaints with an emphasis on rehabilitation, home
care, and prevention. She holds a full body certification in Active Release Technique (ART) to
treat soft tissue injuries, and is full body certified through the Motion Palpation Institute to
manage joint dysfunction; she is also Graston certified, has training in McKenzie Therapy, and is
a 200-hour registered yoga teacher.

Outside of working hours, you can find Dr. Hart at a CrossFit gym, taking or teaching a class at
a yoga studio, skiing and hiking, or exploring the Okanagan with her French Bulldog, Walter.

Counsellor

Andrea Harrison, RPC, MPCC

Andrea Harrison is a Child, Youth, Family and Individual Counsellor and Parent Coach. She works with parents to create a positive and healthy environment within the home as well as parents and step-parents who are co-parenting after separation and divorce. Andrea also works with Children and Youth with any issues they are struggling with including anxiety, separation, behavioural issues, grief and loss, attachment and trauma. Her practice is generalized for individual where she supports adults working with anxiety, depression, self worth/esteem, grief and loss, trauma and significant life changes.

Andrea has been practicing in the field of counselling for over 10 years with extensive experience working with Children, Youth, Individuals and Families. She has also worked within the schools and family homes for many years providing intensive crisis family support for her clients. Check out Andrea’s Facebook Page: ‘Bring Parenting Back’.

As a Parent Coach Andrea has had the pleasure of working with hundreds of families over her years in practice, many which have been MCFD involved. She also supervises many new and seasoned counsellors within her association, The Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.

Counsellor

Joel Brazier, RPC, MA

Joel Brazier is a Youth and Family Counsellor with over 8 years of experience. He received his
Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, and later achieved his
Master’s degree in Psychology graduating with Honours. Joel worked in Vancouver for 3 years
on the Downtown East Side, helping street youth in harm reduction and sobriety. Joel had the
pleasure of working in Vernon at North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society for the
past 4 years. There he worked with children and families struggling with every day issues such
as divorce, attachment, bullying, substance abuse and more. During the course of his Master’s
Joel focused on researching and studying dementia and is now looking forward to supporting
and educating individuals and the families that have been negatively impacted by the disease.
Joel’s focuses of practice will be Child and parent relationships, couples counselling, substance
abuse, parenting after separation, anger management, individuals affected by bullying, and
dementia. In his spare time Joel enjoys playing and coaching basketball, reading and
researching, and spending time with his family and loved ones.

Counsellor

Miranda Montgomery, RPC, BCYC

Miranda Montgomery is a Child and Family Counsellor with over 16 years of counselling children, adolescents, and families. Miranda received her Bachelor of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria specializing in Child and Family Counselling.

Miranda worked in Prince George and other northern rural communities, working with Aboriginal families and youth, on many diverse issues. Miranda had the pleasure of working at North Okanagan Youth Family Services Society for the past 6 years. There Miranda worked with children, youth and families struggling with issues such as separation, divorce, parent teen conflict, parent coach, attachment, young parents, kids and parent groups. During her time at NOYFSS, Miranda assisted in creating and facilitating the Anti-bullying program for children struggling with bullying.

Miranda will be specializing in parent teen conflict, families, new parents support, parenting after separation, anxiety, depression, effects of bullying, youth issues and complex trauma.

Registered Acupuncturists & Oriental Medicine Practitioners

Dayley Harper, R.Ac, Dip. OM, DDC (
Dolce Diet Coach)

Born and raised in the Okanagan Valley Dayley Harper grew up loving life on the lakes and in
the mountains. In true local fashion, she and her two sisters were avid participants in seasonal
activities – snowboarding, hiking, waterskiing, and sunbathing. Despite the wonderful community
in which she was raised, and the picturesque conditions of her upbringing, physical and mental
illness consumed nearly a decade of her life. The experiences led to a passionate exploration of
what it means to truly be healthy and happy. A 7 year in-depth study of Chinese medicine,
Buddhist psychology, nutrition, and yoga ensued, reviving her health on all levels. She
graduated with honours from esteemed Pacific Rim College in Victoria, B.C. Using a holistic
approach, Dayley addresses not only symptoms of disease, but underlying causes.
Acupuncture, herbal medicine, and diet therapy have proven to be strong tools in helping her
clients to overcome health difficulties ranging from digestive disorders, anxiety, hormonal
imbalances, to neurodegenerative disorders, and more. She is grateful to have the opportunity
to share this knowledge with her community, and looks forward to working with the Creekside
Team.

Registered Massage Therapists

Alison Woodley, RMT

Alison has been practicing as an RMT since graduating from massage school in Vancouver in 2012. Alison grew up in Ontario, received her bachelor degree in Physical Education and Health from the University of Toronto, moved to BC in 2009 and hasn’t looked back. She moved to Vernon in the summer of 2016 with her young family so they could play in the lakes and the explore the mountains.

Alison loves to hike, canoe and you may see her biking into work. Alison’s passion for massage lies both in pediatrics and women’s health. Alison has taken post graduate courses in pediatrics to work with soft tissue and injury related pain as well as anxiety and other mental health related pain. She has also taken courses in working with children with autism and is an instructor in infant massage. It can truly be amazing how much tension children can build up within their bodies that massage can help release.

As part of every massage Alison likes to give tips and techniques that can be used at home, by caregivers or the children themselves, to help ease this tension on a daily basis. Women’s health is also a strong focus for Alison. She has taken courses in pre and post natal massage and breast massage. Pre and post natal (no matter how far past child birth you are) brings all new stresses to the body and Alison likes to focus on these areas by using a therapeutic approach to relaxation massage to both target specific areas of pain but also bring an overall feeling of well being. Incorporating both the abdomen and breasts into a massage is something Alison likes to focus on but can at first sound like an unexpected area of the body to work with. However, work done here can help with back pain, help with better breathing, improve c-section scars or other scarring and can help bring a full feeling of connection to the body and Alison is all about connecting the body together. Alison loves to chat about what she does or anything else body related, so please stop her while she’s flying around Creekside if you have any questions or are interested in learning more about what she does.

Michaela Rempel, RMT

Michaela was born in Prince George, BC. She moved to Vernon in 2014 to attend Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy. In 2016, she finished her diploma with both practical and academic achievement awards.

As an RMT, Michaela focuses on treatment of chronic pain and dysfunction with a slow and specific approach. Her treatments are incorporated with myofascial release, which can decrease pain and restore function in areas of chronic pain or longstanding injury.

Her areas of focus include rotator cuff injuries, low back pain, pelvic dysfunction, scar tissue, nerve impingements, headaches, and treatment of the diaphragm.

Michaela is passionate about continuing to understand the body and its process of healing. Soon, she hopes to pursue training in muscle energy techniques and visceral manipulation.

Kirsten Long, RMT

Kirsten is from Quesnel BC, where she spent a lot of time exploring outdoors and years of playing elite competitive volleyball. She moved to Vernon in 2015 to study Massage Therapy, and graduated from the program in December 2016.

Kirsten’s has thorough treatment style and prefers to work slowly and specifically into the affected area. Her massage treatments are combined with Myofascial Release to help give the affected areas a longer lasting result.

Treatment areas she enjoys working on as an RMT include TMJ, lower limb injuries, headaches, post surgical scarring and back pain.

She is excited to continue to learn and grow as a therapist. She is hoping to start the Craniosacral Therapy program in Vernon next spring, as well as seek additional training on TMJ work.

Samantha Panter, RMT

From Haida Gwaii, Samantha (Sam) Panter successfully completed the registered massage therapy program at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy (OVCMT) in 2006. Sam’s passion for learning has led her to pursue several avenues of career enhancement. Along with her background in Science obtained at the Thompson Rivers University, she has picked up additional training and techniques in Visceral Manipulation, Applied Somatics, Osteopathic Techniques, Myofascial Mobilization, and Pregnancy/Maternity Massage.

Sam has a wide range of experience working with infants, professional athletes, weekend warriors, office and construction workers as well as retirees will be put to good use for your therapy.

She has many interest out side of her chosen career, but the thing she is most passionate about is family and community. When having an appointment with her, she may gush over her beautiful baby daughter and lovely wife!

Class Instructors

Paulina Monahan

Paulina teaches yoga here at Creekside. She teaches our Kids’ Yoga and our Yoga Combo class. Paulina is not only a certified yoga instructor with a passion for healthy living, but she has also taught children’s music programs for over 25 years.

She is wonderful with children and adults alike, and has additional training in relaxation techniques to help people work through their stress and anxiety. Her goal with every class is to help people discover themselves through movement.

Post Natal Fitness Coach and Core Rehab Specialist

Kristy Ware

Kristy has been in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years and specializes in
women’s health. She has a diploma in Kinesiology, and is a certified Fitness Trainer,
Core Confidence Specialist and Older Adult Trainer. Her focus is on pelvic floor health
and core rehab, strength training and nutrition coaching for women pre & post natal and
those going through menopause.

After suffering a severe back injury in 2011, Kristy turned a difficult experience into
something positive. She began to research how to heal from slipped discs, core
weakness and pelvic floor dysfunction. She learned the power of positivity, self-love and
that healing is possible when you have the right tools. She began studying pelvic floor
health in 2015 and went on to certify in this field. She made it her mission to help as
many women as possible reverse pelvic floor dysfunction and live their strongest and
happiest lives.

Kristy empowers moms to regain their strength, restore their core and pelvic floor and
start truly loving their bodies after having children. The most important thing that Kristy
hopes to pass on to her clients is making self-care a part of their every day, and to
celebrate each win, no matter how small.

When Kristy isn’t working, you can find her outdoors living every season to the fullest –
snowshoeing, skating, biking, swimming and kayaking with her wife and son. She also
enjoys baking healthy treats and writing children’s books.

Pedorthist

Murray Wood

Murray Wood is a Pedorthist and former owner and operator of Thomas Wood Pedorthic Clinic in Orillia, Ontario. In recent years decided to move out West and join Marie Catherine at The Sole Mate and eventually join our team at Creekside. He brings with him over 35 years of experience and expertise in the foot and footwear industry. He began his career in the family specialty orthopedic footwear business where he developed a strong foundation of knowledge of feet and footwear. This coupled with his seemingly endless supply of energy and passion for his Pedorthic work has propelled him into some impressive roles in the Pedorthic world. He helped to create the Canadian Prescription Footwear Association, and was instrumental in developing the educational and ethical standards of today as the first president of the Pedorthic Association of Canada.

His deep appreciation for health and understanding of athleticism makes him the first choice for referrals by physicians and athletes in Ontario. He implements an important yet often overlooked aspect of stretching and strengthening programs for hip, core, foot and the lower limb in the treatment of foot pathologies. Personally, he has an extensive athletic background competing in Ironman triathlons, ultra distance running, mountain, road and cycle cross racing, paddle board racing and a deep passion for Nordic skiing and holds a level 4 CANSI instructor designation, level 1 CANSI Telemark Ski intructor, and level 1 PMBI mountain bike intructor. He truly understands the loads an athlete puts on the system and how to best manage pain and discomfort, allowing athletes to get back to the sports they love.

His love for pedorthic and deep appreciation for a healthy lifestyle made British Columbia a
logical choice when Murray was looking to branch out. Murray brings his enthusiasm, passion
and pedorthic expertise and we are lucky to have him!

Yoga Instructor/Personal Trainer/Mom of 2

Tima Coad

Tima grew up in Vernon BC and started the journey of sharing fitness and health with the community by teaching swimming lessons and Aquafit at the local pool. After moving to Victoria her passion for teaching grew and she expanded to coaching swim club, teaching Spin, and TRX classes.

After the birth of her first son, yoga was such a positive and restorative influence that she knew she had to share it with others. Tima trained through YogaFit in Toronto and completed a special module in Pre and Post Natal yoga and now teaches a variety of yoga classes including Prenatal and Family.

Becoming a personal trainer was a natural extension of her passion for fitness and teaching. Tima then trained through Bellies Inc to receive a certificate in Core Training for the Pre and Post Natal population.

Her focus is on family fitness and working out WITH your kids and she believes this is the best way to pass on a love of exercise and fitness for life!