K. Scott Simpson

K. Scott Simpson

FCAMPT, DrPT, MClSc (PT), BSc (PT) , BSc (Kin), IMS

Scott completed a post-doctoral fellowship (FCAMPT) in Physiotherapy at University of Western Ontario, having previously completed Doctorate and Masters degrees. He’s now an instructor and mentor in the Canadian and US fellowship programs. He’s been Therapist for various National Teams. Scott is trained in IMS dry needling and manipulative therapy techniques.

Kieran Baird

Kieran Baird

PT, MScPT, BScKin

Kieran is a graduate of the Master of Science in Physiotherapy program at the University of Alberta. He has participated in recent clinical placements with focus on knee and shoulder injuries, exercise-based rehabilitation, and manual therapy. In addition, Kieran has completed his dry needling training.

Tyler Shalansky

Tyler Shalansky

PT, MScPT, BSc (Kin)

Tyler graduated from the well-respected Masters of Physical Therapy program at the University of Western Ontario. This program was a natural progression for him following the completion of his undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Christian Louwers

Christian Louwers

PT, MScPT, BSc.Kin

Christian Louwers is a graduate from the University of Western Ontario‘s Physical Therapy program. He has returned to Vancouver Island to soak up the many natural attractions that the Island has to offer and help promote the health, wellness, and function of the island’s residents.

Emily Hogan

Emily Hogan

PT, MScPT, BSc.Kin

Emily completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University, where she also spent two years working as the student athletic therapist for the men’s basketball team. She continued her education at Queen’s University and graduated with a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy. After working in the East Coast, Emily decided to move west to enjoy all the natural beauty that the West Coast has to offer.

Iris Loots

Iris Loots

PT, MScPT, BSc Kin

As a lifelong learner, Iris is continuously pursuing post-graduate training. She has completed courses in dry needling, vestibular rehabilitation and extensive ongoing training through the manual and
manipulative physiotherapy program of the Orthopaedic Division of the
Canadian Physiotherapy Association (Level 4).

Ivy Elling Quaintance

Ivy Elling Quaintance

MScPT, BScKin

A born and raised Islander, Ivy (she/her) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Washington State University while there on a rowing scholarship. During her time at McGill, Ivy earned certification in treating female urinary incontinence and continued her professional growth by successfully passing her level one manual therapy certification with the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Nick Filipchuk

Nick Filipchuk

Registered Massage Therapist

Nick graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Born and raised in Victoria, Nick long been involved in as many sports as possible including soccer, running, and many more.

Kirsten Trant

Kirsten Trant

Registered Massage Therapist

Kirsten is a caring and compassionate therapist. Her areas of therapeutic strength are anatomy, physiology, muscle testing, as well as treating a variety of common conditions for various age groups.

Vanessa Wheeler

Vanessa Wheeler

Registered Massage Therapist

Vanessa became a registered massage therapist in 2015 after graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She found her passion in helping people recover from injuries and educating them how to stay fit so they can take on the world.

James Ewert

James Ewert

Registered Massage Therapist, BSc.Kin

A lifelong learner, James is a graduate from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, holds a degree in Kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley, and is a trained Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Some of his major clinical interests include the science of pain management, neuromuscular control, therapeutic exercise and helping people get back to what they love.

Tru Hartwood

Tru Hartwood

Registered Massage Therapist

Tru started giving massages when he was in grade 6 and quickly became popular for them. It was an easy choice for him to attend the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and graduated from their 3 year, 3000hr program in 2001. Since then he’s accumulated a wide range of experience, from working in both Physiotherapy and Chiropractic clinics, as well as providing on-site massage in hospitals, palliative care, and seniors homes.

Joshua Weed

Joshua Weed

Registered Massage Therapist

Josh is a recent graduate from the Camosun Massage Therapy program awaiting his certification. He became interested in massage after an RMT was able to completely relieve aches and pains that had been bothering him for years. It was a powerful experience that sparked an interest in manual therapy.

Jacqueline Desorcy

Jacqueline Desorcy

Registered Massage Therapist

Jacqueline is a graduate from the WCCMT program on Vancouver Island. Here she found a passion for the realms massage therapy can open us up to within our bodies. Her interest lies in the stress response of the body, and the benefits of massage with mental health and our nervous systems. The technique style she practices with is a strong, firm pressure

Kiana Lee

Kiana Lee

Registered Massage Therapist

Kiana graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria. She takes the time to listen to and examine the various factors associated with many health conditions. Along with the hands-on massage, Kiana enjoys creating remedial exercise plans for her patients to help facilitate the treatment and recovery process.

Thomas Plewman

Thomas Plewman

Registered Massage Therapist

Thomas is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Formerly a support worker for individuals with special needs, he is experienced working with a wide diversity of clientele. In his practice, he uses a variety of active and passive modalities to deliver effective treatment including trigger point therapy and myofascial release. He also believes in educating his patients so they can actively participate in their own wellness outside the clinic.

In his free time, Thomas loves going for hikes with his dog Lacey. As a recent transplant from Ontario, he’s excited to explore as much of Vancouver Island as possible. He also enjoys weight training, swimming and cycling.

Pippa Tucker

Pippa Tucker

Physiotherapist

Pippa Tucker is a registered physiotherapist with a clinical specialization in the management and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. Pippa earned her Masters of Physiotherapy Degree from McMaster University in 2015 and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria in 2011.

Tessa Sivak

Tessa Sivak

Clinical Counsellor, Social Work

Tessa enjoys being a part of a collaborative team focused on improving the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health of clients. She has counselled individuals, couples, families, and groups of all ages.
Tessa trained as a social worker, counsellor, and EMDR therapist giving her a unique perspective on how individuals are impacted by the larger world and how to work alongside clients to improve their individual lives.

Francisca Carrasco

Francisca Carrasco

Counselling

Francisca has 14-years of experience working with clients from all backgrounds and all ages. Because of my own personal history I developed an interest in Compassion Focused Therapy, in which I have trained for many years and is my main therapeutic approach. I now work mostly with women who suffer from anxiety, depression, overthinking, self-criticism, low self-esteem and who feel that even though they try so hard, they are not happy and fulfilled with their lives.

Kirsten Ramsay

Kirsten Ramsay

Kinesiologist

Kirsten holds a degree in Kinesiology from Camosun College and is a BCAK Registered Kinesiologist, NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist. Kirsten has been working in the exercise & wellness industry since 2017 in areas including personal training, adapted/paraplegic strength & conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation, and sport performance for elite, amateur, and recreational athletes involved in hockey, soccer, softball, and lacrosse.

Lauren Arsenault

Lauren Arsenault

Kinesiologist

Lauren completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria.

Lauren’s interest in kinesiology stemmed from her background in competitive ballet, tap, and modern dance. During her time dancing, Lauren completed advanced ISTD dance examinations, underwent two years of ISTD dance instructor training, and achieved first place in several dance competitions.

As a kinesiologist, Lauren integrates her knowledge of movement from her experience as a dancer with evidence-based kinesiology practices. Lauren is passionate about helping individuals maximize their health and performance using exercise. She loves collaborating with clients to design tailored exercise programs and healthy habits that can be enjoyed and integrated into their lives! Additionally, Lauren values education and enjoys sharing her knowledge of the human body, exercise, and health.

Dr. Kent Butler

Dr. Kent Butler

Podiatrist

Dr Kent Butler received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree with honours from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1987. His education continued with a one year surgical residency followed by a one year biomechanics fellowship at the Pacific Coast Hospital in San Francisco. This was the only biomechanics residency offered in North America.

Treating: Bunions, Callouses, Ulcers, Sore Feet, Ingrown Nails, Arthritis, Tendinitis, Toe Problems, Plantar Fasciitis, Orthotics

Derek (DJ) Steel

Derek (DJ) Steel

Acupuncture/ TCM

Chinese medicine is a truly beautiful medicine and my love for it started in my youth. I was drawn to it because of its simple and holistic view of human beings and the world that envelopes them.

Jacob Ketterer

Jacob Ketterer

Acupuncture

Jacob completed an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Victoria, and a Diploma of Acupuncture from Pacific Rim College. He recently wrote his BC Acupuncture board exams, and is fully registered.