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
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.