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Our Team

Chiropractors

Darcie Weglo

Pauline Thomas

Counsellors

Andrea Harrison

Joel Brazier

Miranda Montgomery

Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture

Dayley Harper

Certified Pedorthist

Murray Wood

Massage Therapists

Alison Edmonds

Michaela Rempel

Kirsten Long

Katrina Jahner

Katrina Jahner

Class Instructors

Kristy Ware

Tima Coad

Lauren Abbott

Lauren Abbott

Sue Cairns

Sue Cairns

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 on Vancouver Island, BC and has always had a love of sports, nutrition and the great outdoors. She incorporates  these passions into her patient treatment plans by emphasizing movement, healthy eating and regular interaction with nature. 

Pauline 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. 

Dr Thomas’ mission is to inspire, educate and ultimately empower her patients to be proactive about their health and wellness. Healthcare should be about cultivating resilience,  helping patients to become “anti-fragile” and placing an emphasis on self care and active rehabilitation.  Pauline can help  patients with back pain, extremity issues (hands, elbows, shoulders, knees and feet),  sports injuries, chronic pain and much more. Treatments include hands-on therapy and movement strategies to improve quality of life. Pauline is a trained First Aid Responder with experience working with AAA and Junior Hockey teams, Men’s Rugby and  numerous other sports.  She  has over 10 years of experience working with children in recreational settings including sports camps, nutrition programs, toddlers soccer and  special needs camps. She helps young athletes to move better,  build strength, and improve movement patterns to aid performance and prevent injury. 

Dr. Pauline has completed additional continuing education courses  in:

The Art of Coaching with Dan John 

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Level A 

Athletic Movement Assessment (AMA) – Therapeutics, Upper Limb, & Lower Limb

Athletic and Sport Taping 

Active Release Therapy (ART) – Spine

Activator 

 In her spare time, Dr. Pauline frequents the gym,  plays soccer and  ice hockey, enjoys camping and hiking, and is learning to snowboard. She is an amateur bass fisher-woman, aspiring gardener and has a soft spot for goats! She is thrilled to permanently call  the beautiful Okanagan Valley  home and enthusiastically continues to explore her surroundings.  If you want to get stronger in the gym, move better on the ice, successfully shred  the mountain or simply move more gracefully with age,  Dr Pauline would love to help you first move well, then move often over a lifetime.

 

Counsellor

Andrea Harrison, RPC, MPCC

Andrea Harrison is a Child, Youth, Family and Individual Counsellor and Parent Coach who has been practicing in the field of therapy for many years. She also supervises many new and seasoned counsellors within her association, The Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.

Within her practice Andrea supports adults struggling with anxiety, depression, self worth/esteem, grief and loss, complex trauma and significant life changes.

Andrea also works with Children and Youth with any issues they are struggling with including anxiety, separation, behavioural issues, grief and loss, attachment and complex trauma.

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 works with parents to create a positive and healthy environment within the home as well as with parents and step-parents who are co-parenting after separation and divorce.

Andrea also has extensive experience where she worked within the school system and family homes for many years providing intensive crisis family support for her clients.

Check out Andrea’s Facebook Page: ‘Bring Parenting Back’.

 

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)

Dayley Harper has been studying acupuncture, nutrition, and Chinese medicine for the last 8 years. After graduating with honours from a Chinese medicine doctor program from the esteemed Pacific Rim College in Victoria B.C., she moved back to Vernon to serve her home commmunity.

As a registered acupuncturist (R.Ac) Dayley incorporates the use of acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, Gua Sha, and nutrition and lifestyle education in her treatment plans. She has experience working with clients with menstrual disorders, insomnia, skin conditions, osteoporosis, headaches, acne, and more. Dayley has a particular interest in digestive disorders such as IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis, and general digestive disturbance. Along with digestive ailments, Dayley’s practice focuses greatly on anxiety, depression, stress, and other mental-emotional experiences.

After 6 years of study with a master of Medical Chikung and Buddhist Spiritual Medicine, Dayley has found mindfulness and meditation to be a great addition to any holistic health program. Her interest in Buddhist psychology has grown which prompted her to complete a 200-hr yoga teacher training to compliment her passion for spiritual practice.

Working in the growing field of holistic health is inspiring for Dayley. She is passionate about helping individuals regain a greater experience of health and happiness through education, inspiration, and Chinese medicine support.

 

Certified Pedorthist, CPED(C)

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!

 

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 Universityof 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’s passion for massage lies both in women’s health and pediatrics.

Women’s health is also a strong focus for Alison. She has taken courses in pre and post natal massageand 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 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.

Alison loves to chat about what she does or anything else body related, so please stop her while she’sflying 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 has a 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, 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.

 

Katrina Jahner, RMT

Katrina is from the Lower Mainland where she attended the 3 year (3000 hour) RMT program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy.  She began her practice in 2004 and continued to practice at the same clinic in Langley until she moved to Armstrong in 2019 to join us here at Creekside. 

Her intense training has given her a well rounded understanding of anatomy, physiology, assessment, and manual techniques. She has taken many continuing education courses over the years which include deep tissue therapy, CoAT (course of applied tensegrity), and hot stone massage. Katrina tends to be a deep tissue therapist and has seen and treated patients with a wide variety of ailments such as headache, postural dysfunction, piriformis syndrome and all types of injuries from sports to MVA’s

Katrina’s main treatment goal is to use all of her education to create the best treatment plan for you and get you back to optimal health. 

 

Post Natal Fitness Coach and Core Rehab Specialist

Kristy Ware

Kristy has been in the health and fitness industry for over 11 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 core rehab, strength training and nutrition coaching.

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 and came to understand that healing is possible when you have the right tools. She began studying pelvic floor health and core rehab in 2015 and went on to certify in this field. She has made it her mission to help as many people as possible reverse back pain and core weakness so they can live their strongest and most enjoyable lives.

The most important things Kristy hopes to pass on to her clients is to make self-care a part of their every day, to nourish their body and celerbate 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, hiking and kayaking with her wife and son. She also enjoys cooking, eating and is a published children’s author.

 

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!

Yoga Instructor

Lauren Abbott, CD (DONA), LCCE, RYT (200)

I’m grateful for the opportunity to join your team of talented professionals. I am a certified Lamaze childbirth instructor, doula and yoga instructor and I look forward to bringing my skills (and love of all things perinatal), to Creekside. 

I moved to Vernon in 2018 and am thoroughly enjoying the North Okanagan. My partner and I are very active and this area provides no end of possibilities for outdoor adventure! I left my position as coordinator and family support worker for Quesnel Family Services to move here, and am now happily focusing on the other roles that I have always loved.    

In the next few months I will be offering Lamaze Childbirth classes, and Gentle Beginners Yoga for all levels of participants. I love to collaborate, and the “team” atmosphere here is what drew me to Creekside Dynamic Health! 

 

Yoga Instructor

Sue Cairns, RYT

Sue is very excited to be joining the team at Creekside!  She has been working in the yoga and fitness industry for over 10 years, the last 7 here in Vernon.  Her education roots include a bachelors degree in Education and one in Physical Education/kinesiology.   She has branched into teaching yoga and a variety of fitness and wellness classes.  One particularly popular class she’s been teaching in Vernon has helped numerous people move away from back pain through becoming aware of poor postural habits, and learning to move with more healthy functional movement patterns. These classes are based on a system of movement training called Foundation TrainingTM, developed by Eric Goodman,  and enhanced by Sue’s experience with yoga.  She looks forward to continuing these types of classes at Creekside!

Her learning and teaching have been strongly influenced by the desire to help people feel healthy and able to do the things they love.   She loves working with a variety of groups of people and finds that to be very helpful in expanding her ability to meet people where they are at, and thereby provide meaningful and helpful instruction. Currently she is finishing up the requirements to become a certified OsteofitTM instructor, which has been a very inspiring process working with the osteoporotic older adult population. Sue currently works with a variety of demographics including competitive teen athletes, office workers, and the general population. 

She started teaching fitness classes when her sons were preschoolers because she noticed a real desire and need for parents to have access to fitness that was family friendly and convenient.  Her friends wanted to get together for exercise and not just coffee, but the structure of many classes made that difficult and therefore discouraging.  She started teaching outdoor classes at her local community centre in Edmonton where the kids would gather at the playground while parents exercised nearby, allowing everyone to exercise and socialize in a safe, flexible,  and comfortable environment. Needs evolved as kids grew, so Sue added adult only “bootcamps”, and yoga classes to her repertoire to address the needs of her community.  She has gone on to teach at yoga studios and rec centers, corporate environments, and private courses, including teaching yoga for internationally known and acclaimed nordic skiing Supercamp out of our very own Sovereign Lake and Silver Star ski areas.

Sue believes that feeling good, and confident in your body’s ability to do what you want it to, are imperative for people to become or stay active, and most certainly to attain that competitive edge.  She loves to help others feel good about being active because she knows the value of it in her own life.   You might see her on the trails, often with her family, any time of the year, with cross country skis, running shoes, climbing shoes or a mountain bike. . . before she heads back to the mat to keep it all working!