Physical Therapist (BScPT)
& Registered Acupuncutrist (R.Ac)
Dawn has been with Kelowna Physiotherapy Associates since 2004 and became the owner in 2021. She is well known for her needling and physiotherapy skills, often combining them for the best effect. She completed her Physical Therapy degree in 1992 and added her Medical Acupuncturist Certificate in 1995. In 2001, Dawn became a Registered Acupuncturist.
Since then, she has pursued post-graduate education in Physiotherapy, IMS, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her areas of study include musculoskeletal problems, orthopedics, pain management, TMJ disorders, and Cranial Sacral Therapy. Her areas of interest include headaches and migraines, neurological symptoms, neck and spine issues, and pregnancy. Dawn continues to learn and evolve her skill-set, applying both Western and Eastern concepts.
Dawn is a very knowledgeable understanding clinician whose calming presence relaxes people throughout their treatment. She helps people to address their needs in a holistic way and find balance. Dawn has a keen interest in working with people of all shapes and sizes and strives to make Kelowna Physiotherapy Associates an inclusive environment.
Physical Therapist (MScPT)
Clare graduated from the University of Toronto with a BScPT and returned in 2017 to attain her MScPT. She has certifications in Acupuncture, Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS or Dry Needling), as well as extensive post-graduate training in manual therapy, orthopedics, and dance medicine. Clare has been with Kelowna Physiotherapy Associates since 2003.
From a foundation built during her years as Senior Physiotherapist at Canada's National Ballet School in Toronto, Clare has developed an expertise in treating professional and recreational dancers. She recently published original research on the prevention of dance injuries in the Journal for Dance Medicine and Science (Vol 24, Issue 1).
Clare enjoys treating clients from all stages and walks of life, with an approach that focuses on determining underlying factors involved in pain/injury and integrating different treatment forms to enable a successful long-term outcome. She works with the client to establish goals and to help them become part of the recovery process.