Team Member Profiles
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:
- Graston Technique®
- Prague School to Athletic Development (Spine and Extremities- bridging the gap of rehabilitation to performance)
- Functional Anatomical Palpation Seminars (FAP)
Pauline Thomas, Chiropractor, 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
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.
Dr. Tiffanee McArthur, Chiropractor, BSc, DC
Dr. McArthur was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. The benefits she has received from chiropractic care for migraines, sport injuries, and general spinal pain is what sparked her interest in the profession. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Dubuque. She then obtained her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa graduating with highest honours and as her class Salutatorian. Prior to graduation, Dr. Tiffanee completed a prestigious 8-month chiropractic rotation at the Bigfork Valley Hospital in Minnesota.
Dr. Tiffanee is passionate about helping others through conservative approaches and enjoys the hands-on approach of chiropractic care. She utilizes a variety of methods which include joint manipulation/mobilization, soft tissue techniques, and targeted home exercises. Patient education and movement are key components of the care she provides. Dr. Tiffanee enjoys treating all age groups and various musculoskeletal conditions such as: neck pain, headaches, jaw pain, low back pain, and sciatica.
Dr. Trevor McArthur, Chiropractor, DC
Originally from Saskatchewan, Dr. McArthur graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2017. Prior to his graduation, he was fortunate enough to be selected to participate in a doctoral clerkship program in the pain management unit of the Central Iowa Veterans Affairs Hospital. This prestigious position allowed him to work with an interdisciplinary team treating United States Military Veterans. Here he learned the value of a team-based approach to healthcare and the importance of getting patients involved in their own treatment.
Dr. McArthur’s clinical approach includes an in-depth history and assessment so he can provide his patients with a thorough description of their condition and provide them with treatment options. He utilizes a number of treatments including joint mobilization and manipulation (adjustments), exercise therapy and rehabilitation, soft-tissue treatments and patient education depending on what each individual patient needs. He works hard to stay up to date with the most recent advances in scientific research so he can offer the best possible care to his patients. The goal is always to get you back to doing the activities you love doing.
Dr. McArthur treats patients with all different types of musculoskeletal conditions and has a special interest in treating patients with the following symptoms:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Disc herniations/bulges
- Spinal stenosis
- Sports Injuries
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.
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’.
Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture
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.
Grant Cross, TCMP, B.A., Kin dip, Psyc dip
Grant has been interested in health and wellness from a young age, as well as had a natural curiosity for the non-beaten path. After varied studies in his formative years—including two diplomas in Psychology and Kinesiology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts— he decided to pursue his calling to help others in their journey of healing. He is a Practitioner of Chinese Medicine and has completed the schooling for the Doctorate in Chinese Medicine from Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC in 2021. His interests outside of education include: frisbee golf, snowboarding, and hockey—though he grew up playing any sport that was available, so he understands that there are different health needs for different sports. With an interest in sports, Grant has also had experience treating and training young athletes. Giving people the tools to reach their full potential is what Chinese medicine is all about, which is why young athletes can be rewarding to work with, as small changes make a large impact on the direction of their sporting careers.
Grant is open to treating a variety of conditions and folks from all walks of life at different aspects of their journey. Being part of a community is important to his career path. Focusing locally allows for a challenging workload where no two days are the same. Some conditions treated include: digestive, insomnia, high blood pressure, as well as pain related discomfort. He enjoys working with people one-on-one, in order to gain insight into their lives, which will help him give patients the best recommendations for their health. These recommendations vary from diet therapy, exercise therapy, cupping, gua sha, personally curated herbal formulas, and acupuncture. His approach is multifaceted and he uses a variety of diagnostic methods and tools, though all of which are deeply intuitive.
Traditional Chinese Medicine can be an amazing tool to use in the road to recovery from trauma, whether it be physical or emotional—Grant is open to helping all and if further assistance is needed, the network of practitioners within the clinic allows for the majority of conditions to receive some form of benefit and attention.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!