About Wave and The Team
Want to know more about the team? You’re in the right place. We are Kelowna’s premiere sports physiotherapy clinic. With Clinical Specialist Sports Physiotherapists and physios with graduate diplomas in Manual therapy on the health care team, they offer the best care available.
Skilled Team Members
The team is fully certified in IMS (Dry Needling) and Acupuncture. Our therapists have been on the Atlanta, Athens, Torino, Beijing, London, Sochi and Rio Olympic Teams – they know a thing or two about getting bodies back in the game. Learn more about our highly skilled physiotherapy team below and our friendly staff that ensure the smooth running of the clinic below or check out our REVIEWS PAGE to see testimonials from our clients.
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BScPT, BScKin, FCAMT, Dip. Manip. P.T, Sport Physio Diploma, GunnIMS, CAFCI, Clinical Specialist.
BScPT, FCAMT, Dip. Manip. P.T, GunnIMS
BScPT, BScKin, GunnIMS, Cert in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Medical Acupuncture
MPT, BHkin, Sport Cert, Cert Orthopeadic Manual Therapy, Functional Dry Needling
BMR (PT), CEP, Cert in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Functional Dry Needling
BA, MPT, GunnIMS
BScPT, BScKin, Cert Pelvic Health.
Melissa is a registered physiotherapist with extensive post graduate training in the management and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and perinatal health. She has completed certification in the areas of pelvic floor rehabilitation, pre/ post natal care, urogynecology, orthopedics and neurology.
A graduate of the physiotherapy program from the University of Saskatchewan in 2006, Melissa has a special interest in to the area of Women’s Health. It was her journey through pregnancy and postpartum recovery where she discovered the lack of awareness towards the pelvic floor, a socially “taboo” area of the body and the benefits physiotherapy can provide.
Melissa believes this region of our bodies leads to many other physical injuries which affect our health and that there is a high percentage of people who experience issues with their pelvic floor. We need to overcome the embarrassment associated with it and treat it like any other area in the body. Pelvic health issues can affect anyone from athletes to post partum mothers to active seniors.
BScKin, MScPT, Functional Dry Needling
Tara graduated from the University of British Columbia in both Vancouver and Kelowna. After graduating with her Masters in Physiotherapy and returning to her hometown of Kelowna, Tara has completed her certification in Dry Needling and Medical Acupuncture. Tara has a special interest in orthopaedic and sports injury prevention. She believes in a more hands on approach to therapy, including joint mobilizations and soft tissue techniques, while also incorporating specific exercise programs to promote recovery and movement quality.
Tara has a great passion for the outdoors and spends her spare time playing semi-competitive volleyball, hiking, camping, running, snowboarding, and dirtbiking. She enjoys volunteering her time at the Bear Creek Motocross track and at Arenacross events around the interior of BC
BScKin, MScPT, GunnIMS
Joel Leathem completed both his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy and Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta. He has completed post-graduate training in Manual and Manipulative Therapy with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and currently holds his level 3 certifications. He has additional specific training in the assessment and management of low back pain through the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health. Joel is also certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) through the University of British Columbia.
Joel has been practicing since 2009 and has experience treating all types of sports injuries as well as leading complex rehabilitation programs for work-related injuries and motor vehicle collisions. His education in kinesiology gives him a strong exercise background that contributes to his active and exercise based approach to rehabilitation.
Joel is passionate about sport and has a particular interest in hockey, golf, squash, functional based exercise and prevention of running injuries. He believes it is important to set goals and will develop a program to help you achieve your rehabilitation and training aspirations.
Physio Support Team
Vicki has earned a Human Kinetics degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from UBC Okanagan and is looking to start a career in Respiritory therapy. Vicki is excited to be a part of getting people back to their active selves.
Kathy is passionate about sport and fitness and joins our support team as an experienced athlete, recently competing for Canada at the World Outrigger Sprints in Calgary.
Physio Support Team
Paige is a recent Human Kinetics graduate from UBC Okanagan who is excited to start a career in health and rehabilitation. She is passionate about running, spending time with her puppy and giving back.