Team Member Profiles

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)

 

Contact me @ darciew@creeksidevernon.ca

Dr. Darcie Weglo, Vernon Chiropractor

Dr. Trevor McArthur, Chiropractor, DC

I graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2017 and have been helping patients find solutions to their musculoskeletal pain ever since. Before my graduation, I had the opportunity to do a doctoral clerkship in the pain management unit of the Central Iowa Veterans Affairs Hospital. Over the years, I have taken numerous continuing education courses to further expand my knowledge and am one of the few chiropractors certified in the McKenzie Method of Diagnosis and Therapy.

My clinical approach involves a comprehensive history and assessment to provide patients with a thorough understanding of their condition and available treatment options. Ensuring that my patients feel heard, and not rushed during their visits is of utmost importance to me. Depending on each patient’s individual needs, I utilize various treatments such as joint mobilization and manipulation (adjustments), exercise therapy and rehabilitation, soft-tissue treatments, and patient education.

I have experience treating patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, but I have a particular interest in helping those with low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, disc herniations/bulges, spinal stenosis, and sports injuries.

Outside of the clinic, you might find me running on the rail trail training for my next marathon, hiking in Kal Park, biking on one of our beautiful trails, or enjoying any of the other outdoor activities that Vernon has to offer. Additionally, I am a part-time instructor at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy.

 

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Dr. Trevor McArthur, Vernon Chiropractor

Dr. Tiffanee McArthur, Chiropractor, BSc, DC

 

I graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in my home state of Iowa in 2019 and have
since been dedicated to helping my patients achieve their health and wellness goals.

Prior to completing my doctorate of chiropractic, I completed a unique preceptorship at the
Bigfork Valley Hospital in Minnesota where I had the opportunity to co-manage patient cases
with various health care providers.


I am committed to creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for my patients. I enjoy treating all ages and a variety of musculoskeletal conditions: back and neck pain, headaches, extremities, jaw disorders, and sports-related injuries. Treatment is individualized and may include a variety of methods including spinal manipulation or mobilizations, soft tissue therapy techniques, and home care recommendations. I am passionate about patient education and strive to empower patients with knowledge and tools to improve their health and wellbeing.


When I am not practicing chiropractic, I enjoy hiking, backcountry camping, biking, playing
squash, and I am an avid reader.


Whether you are seeking advice, looking for a solution for your pain, or want to maintain
optimal health, I am here to help.

Contact me @ tiffaneem@creeksidevernon.ca

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Dr. Tiffanee McArthur, Vernon Chiropractor

Physiotherapist

Chris Jahnig, BSc, MPT, TPI Level 2

Registered Physiotherapist BSc, MPT, TPI Level 2 Medical Both Vernon raised, my wife, Samm, and I have found our way back home in the last couple years with our toddler, Fenna. I completed my Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of British Columbia and since then have taken extra training in active physiotherapy approaches to best aid my clients in achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles. I am a student of life, having experienced other vocations and international locations, but also of sport, having played nearly every sport under the sun. My particular passions are in golf, soccer and skiing/snowboarding. Some of my values include family, honesty and openness; empathy and health.

What can you expect when you come for a treatment with me? A comfortable, client-centred experience that will provide you with education, tools and lifestyle modifications to improve your quality of life.

I recognise that each client is an individual and that they can benefit from different forms of treatment; I endeavour to be a valuable member of your health care team to find the right treatment for you, even if it is beyond my skillset with other professionals. No matter your physical ability or capability, I strive to provide each individual creative and functional treatments that best fit your life. My belief is that the most important part of my role as your physiotherapist is to give you the tools and education to think like and become your own physio.

Contact me @ chrisj@creeksidevernon.ca

Chris Jahnig, Vernon Physiotherapist

Pedorthist

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 instructor, and level 1 PMBI mountain bike instructor. 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!

Contact me @ murrayw@creeksidevernon.ca

Murray Wood, Vernon Pedorthist

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’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 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 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’s flying around Creekside if you have any questions or are interested in learning more about what she does.

Contact me @ alisone@creeksidevernon.ca

Alison Woodley, Vernon Massage Therapist

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.

Contact me @ kirstenl@creeksidevernon.ca

 
Kirstin Long, Vernon Massage Therapist

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. 

Contact me @ katrinaj@creeksidevernon.ca
Katrina Jahner, Vernon Massage therapist

Chelsea Konechny, RMT

Born and raised in Kelowna, BC, Chelsea Konechny graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2018. Her practice over the years has largely been held in Kelowna but luckily for us, she recently moved to Vernon and is now part of our great team!
 
Book with her for a deep tissue or sports massage. Relaxation is not her niche but can be performed if that’s what the client prefers. Chelsea is adaptable and is looking so forward to growing her new practice in Vernon.
 
Stayed tuned for more info on Chelsea, so we can all get to know her better!
 
Contact me @ chelseak@creeksidevernon.ca
 
Chelsea Konechny, Vernon Massage Therapist

Samantha Jahnig, RMT

Born and raised in Vernon I am happy to be back in the Okanagan! My husband and I recently moved home prior to the arrival of our baby girl in September 2019. We are looking forward to taking full advantage of skiing at Silver Star in the winter, swimming in the lakes in the summer, and everything in between.

I completed my Massage Therapy training in Vernon in 2011, and since then I have gained experience in various cities and working alongside an array of other health professionals. I have come to appreciate the skills and abilities of practitioners of various designations and encourage the team approach when it comes to each individual’s well being. My goal is to live my life in a whole and balanced way and I aim to reflect this in my practice and in my approach to each individual’s needs.

I have furthered my training over the years through various soft tissue courses, as well as completing the full Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage. I enjoy educating patients with lymphedema and supporting them through their treatment with the goal to improve quality of life.

During a session with me you can expect moderate-deep pressure, with a tendency towards specific and focused work, that can easily be adjusted to lighter and more general techniques according to what is preferred or indicated. My intention is to approach each session as a team, with open and honest communication to achieve optimal outcomes. My goal is to guide you towards your highest self, so that you feel capable to take action and implement self care exercises.

I am happy to rejoin the team at Creekside Dynamic Health and am looking forward to connecting with my community!

Contact me @samanthaj@creeksidevernon.ca

 

Samantha Jahnig, Vernon Massage Therapist

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. Shortly after graduating she joined the Creekside team and found the perfect fit; a fellowship of like-minded professionals striving towards the same goal. She has embraced the Okanagan as home and is grateful to be able to raise her son in this abundant valley.

As an RMT, Michaela focuses on treatment of chronic pain and dysfunction with a slow and specific approach. Her treatments tend to be moderate-deep in pressure with a focus on myofascial release. Her goal is to work with you to decrease pain and restore function in areas of chronic pain or longstanding injury.

Her areas of focus are pelvic dysfunction with a specific interest in issues of the female pelvis, scar tissue mobilization; particularly post caesarian, rotator cuff injuries, low back & neck pain, and headaches.

Michaela is passionate about continuing to understand and support the body in its extraordinary process of healing. She has pursued education in visceral manipulation, nerve impingements and decompression, and most recently shifted her focus towards the treatment of the female pelvis in its relationship to the uterus.

Contact me @ michaela@creeksidevernon.ca

 
Michaela Rempel, Vernon Massage Therapist

Tanya Cates, RMT

 

The Okanagan Valley has been Tanya’s home since she was born, so, it undoubtedly follows that she continually enjoys its great beauty and nature through gardening, cooking with fresh and local food, and outdoor activities such mountain biking, cross-country skiing and camping with her husband Heath and their 2-year old daughter Hannah Jane.
After graduating high school, Tanya focused her career, becoming an apprentice cook and attending culinary school, where she was awarded Red Seal certification as a professional chef at Okanagan College in 2010.
However, the typical fast pace of that business became juxtaposed to her interest in helping people. With this experience and insight Tanya had the impetus to refocus her career on something more complimentary – the healing arts. In 2012 therefore, she completed her certification in holistic nutrition, 88through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition which later expanded to include massage therapy. Tanya graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in December 2016, and completed her Board certification in March 2017.
Having worked locally for 2 years, She is now excited to return to work after maternity leave. Tanya patients receive a tailored therapeutic approach. Where a combination of lighter techniques such as myofacial release combined with trigger point therapy may be used. Tanya’s balanced methodology, helps her patients achieve wellness from a range of issues including headaches, migraines, chronic pain, sports injuries, and postural dysfunctions.

Contact me @ tanyac@creeksidevernon.ca

 
Tanya Cates

Acupuncture

Nolan Janke, R. Ac

I grew up in a small Alberta town where my foray into martial arts led me to a passion for fitness, health and wellness. This would later lead me to pursue traditional Chinese medicine.

Eventually I completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Regina, majoring in Fitness and Lifestyle. I then completed my Diploma of Acupuncture program and graduated from the Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in 2019.

 I take a holistic approach to treating patients by combining acupuncture with traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis, modalities and lifestyle recommendations to restore balance to the body, alleviate pain and improve functionality.

With this approach I can treat a variety of issues causing pain along with digestive problems, insomnia, stress, anxiety and many others!

When I’m not in the clinic I like to experience the natural beauty of the Okanagan outdoors, practice martial arts and hit the gym.

Contact me @ nolanj@creeksidevernon.ca

Yoga Instructor/Personal Trainer

Sue Cairns, B. Ed, B.PE, RYT

Sue Cairns is a Yoga and Fitness professional offering high quality group classes and personal training. She specializes in the areas of yoga and functional training with a special interest in postural and core issues.

Sue is an educator at the core! She has numerous yoga and fitness certifications and studied Education and Physical Education in university. Most recently, she has added a Personal Training Certification to her resume, so now when you ask her if she does that, it’s a certified yes!

She has over ten years of experience teaching a wide variety of fitness and yoga classes, from her popular Foundation Training (developed by Eric Goodman) and yoga classes, to fun circuit, or strength and agility classes for older adults with Osterporosis. She loves the challenge of truly helping individuals to feel strong, and pain free so, they can enjoy their daily activities or perform at their best. Whether she is working with young high- performance athletes by helping them to stay balanced and healthy through integrating yoga into their training, or teaching the popular and effective Foundation Training classes that help people move away from back pain and limited movement into healthy movement patterns, often with no pain, she does so with a keen eye for alignment and an awareness that allows her to guide people safely and effectively.

What gets her up in the morning is being active and helping others feel good about being active! We all need a bit of motivation sometimes, a sense of community, or plain old variety to stay healthy or spice up an outdated routine. She knows this deeply from her own experience so far. You might see her on the trails, the place she feels most contented, at any time of year, with cross country skis, running shoes, climbing shoes or a mountain bike. . . before she heads back to the gym and the mat to keep it all working!

Contact me @ suecairns9@gmail.com