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The Wave Team Concept

TEAM – DEFINITION. A group of people with different skills and different tasks, who work together on a common project, service, or goal, with a meshing of functions and mutual support.

Our Team is Kelowna’s premiere sports physiotherapy clinic with the highest possible post graduate training in physiotherapy treatment techniques. The Wave Team includes Clinical Specialists in Sport Physiotherapy, Graduate Diplomas in Manual Therapy, IMS practitioners, Pilates therapists to Pelvic Health physios. Our skill sets compliment and we work together to ensure that you are moving better, pain free faster.


Skilled Team Members

The team is fully certified in IMS (Dry Needling) and Acupuncture. Our therapists have been on the Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Torino, Beijing, Vancouver, 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.


Your First Visit

If you are considering your first visit to Wave Physiotherapy Kelowna and would like to know more information then please visit our ‘YOUR FIRST VISIT PAGE‘ page and our ‘FAQ PAGE‘.

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Greg Redman

BScPT, BScKin, FCAMT, Dip. Manip. P.T, Sport Physio Diploma, GunnIMS, CAFCI, HPC, Clinical Specialist.


Greg Redman is a graduate of both Queens University and Simon Fraser University. Greg is a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist with over 20 years experience who focuses on manual therapy and sport physiotherapy. He has had success with four Olympic champions and 18 Olympic medalists, and currently is the therapist for players on the PGA and LPGA. He has been the physiotherapist with the Canadian Olympic team at the Athens, Torino, Beijing, London, Sochi and Rio Olympic Games. Greg is a preferred provider to the Canadian Sport Centre Calgary and Pacific Sport Okanagan. He is also the Head Physiotherapist for Golf Canada, Canoe/ Kayak Canada and Canada Freestyle Ski. The range of treatment techniques that he has been trained in at the highest postgraduate level include manual therapy, manipulations, spinal stability, functional and sport specific rehabilitation, intramuscular stimulation (IMS), rehab acupuncture, and chronic pain. Greg has a special interest in developing interesting and innovative exercise programs for sport rehab and core stability. He also specializes in providing sport specific functional assessments aimed at optimizing sport performance and preventing injury. He  consults with International Sport Medicine Centres and educates various groups including the PGA and Titleist Performance Institute on golf physical performance. Greg was a Canadian National team athlete with Canoe/Kayak for nine years and has completed 8 marathons and Ironman Canada.

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Martha Sirdevan

BScPT, FCAMT, Dip. Manip. P.T, GunnIMS


Martha is a graduate of Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. She has over 20 years of experience working with an orthopaedic and sport’s injury population. Martha has completed extensive post-graduate training in orthopedics and exercise rehabilitation. She has a Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is also certified to practice Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation. Martha has been an avid runner all her life. At Queens University she competed at the varsity level for Track and Field and X-Country running. Since university, she has completed over twenty half marathons and 11 marathons, which have included Honolulu, Las Vegas and Boston and Chicago.

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Eric Wong

BScPT, BScKin, GunnIMS, Cert in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Medical Acupuncture

Eric is a physiotherapy graduate from the University of Alberta, and has received a diploma in electro-neurophysiology from BCIT. Having a special interest in sports injury rehabilitation, chronic musculoskeletal pain, and headaches originating from the area of the neck/ shoulders, he understands the value of being able to return to sport/competition, work, or play. In addition to having extensive post-graduate manual therapy education and a strong therapeutic exercise foundation and approach, he is certified in both Medical Acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). Eric is considered the top tennis physiotherapist in British Columbia and currently works with many of Canada’s top players.
Patrick Dessaulles

Patrick Dessaulles

MPT, BHkin, Sport Cert, Cert Orthopeadic Manual Therapy, Functional Dry Needling

Patrick graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters in Physiotherapy, and a Bachelors of Human Kinetics. Patrick  worked in Vancouver, at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre since 2007 and moved to Kelowna in 2015. He has worked with golf on the Mackenzie Tour and CN Women’s Tour events, was selected as a designated physiotherapist at the 2010 Olympic Games, and was a team physiotherapist with the Vancouver Whitecaps, and the Ravens rugby team. Patrick is certified in Functional Dry Needling, Titleist Performance Institute, Functional Movement Screen and Selective Functional Movement Assessment. Patrick believes that the goal of rehabilitation is to improve the quality of movement and allow more efficient performance of activities. He uses specific exercises coupled with various hands on techniques including needling and manual therapy, to ensure that your body is moving optimally. He has played rugby for Young Canada, Canada West, UBC and the Ravens Rugby club. More recently he has shifted his focus to skiing, golf, biking, hiking and running. During the summer of 2013 he completed his first Olympic distance Triathlon as well as a half Marathon.
Danielle Turcotte

Danielle Turcotte

BMR (PT), CEP, Cert in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Functional Dry Needling

Danielle completed her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba. She is a certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. She has been invited nationwide to deliver rehabilitation and fitness services to high performance athletes. She is a learning facilitator for the Coaching Association of Canada for Injury Prevention and Leading Drug Free Sport. She has successfully used her advanced training in ACL rehabilitation and core stabilization to return athletes to full function in a variety of sports including soccer and football.
Jessica Deglau

Jessica Deglau



Jessica graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts (psychology and speech science) and a Masters in Physical Therapy. Since completing the masters program Jessica has been working in the Vancouver area, focusing on orthopaedic and sports physiotherapy, as well as teaching clinical Pilates. She has completed advanced training in manual therapy (level III manual therapy certificates), GunnIMS (Dry Needling) and has taken matwork and reformer courses in the rehabilitation stream of STOTT Pilates. Jessica is a former member of the Canadian National Swim Team (1995-2003) and competed at the Atlanta and Sydney Olympic Games. She enjoys running, cycling, skiing, swimming, and yoga.

Melissa Dessaulles

Melissa Dessaulles

BScPT, BScKin, 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. Melissa is trained in using Real Time Ultrasound to assess the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, which is an effective tool at assessing and treating diastasis recti, core strength and pelvic dysfunction.

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.

Tara Kramer

Tara Kramer

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 Functional Dry Needling and is completing her Orthopaedic Manual Therapy post graduate training. 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 competitive volleyball, hiking, camping, running, snowboarding, and dirt-biking. 

Joel Leathem

Joel Leathem

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.

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Kjersti Malinsky

BScKin, MScPT, Pelvic Health, Functional Dry Needling


Kjersti is passionate about keeping her clients moving in their activity of choice. From her experiences in competitive swimming, marathons, triathlons, crossfit, spin and pilates, Kjersti became interested in Physiotherapy through her own experiences with fitness.

Kjersti’s Bachelors of Human Kinetics and Masters of Physical therapy were completed at the University of British Columbia. Her interest in continuing education has led her to further her professional training in a variety of courses such as: the Integrated Systems Model, Manual Therapy Level 3, Functional Dry Needling, STOTT and Balanced Body Pilates – Mat, Reformer, and Rehab based courses. Kjersti is trained in using Real Time Ultrasound to assess the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, which is an effective tool at assessing and treating diastasis recti, core strength and pelvic dysfunction.

Kjersti began her journey into Pelvic Health Physiotherapy in 2015, and has since completed numerous courses specializing in prolapse, incontinence, and pre/post partum topics. Kjersti has been very fortunate to be mentored by some of the top Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists in North America. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy through an integrated, whole body/person lens is the essence of Kjersti’s treatment style. Kjersti is excited to help each and every one of her clients, whether it be for pelvic health or general physiotherapy concerns. 

You can Follow Kjersti’s on Instagram @kjerstiphysiotherapist.

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Andrew Van Horen



Andrew obtained his Masters of Physiotherapy (MPT) at the University of British Columbia after completing undergraduate studies in Queensland, Australia. He has additional manual therapy training including his Level 1 Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic and Manipulative Therapy, Part 2 Advanced Lumbo-Pelvic Complex Certification, Mackenzie’s Lumbar Spine Part A and Mulligan’s Mobilization with Movement.  He is certified in AN-IMS (Dry Needling). He has a special interest in integrating manual therapy and functional exercise to promote movement quality.
Andrew previously worked with a diverse sports and orthopaedic population at a private practice in Vancouver. He has clinical experience at Vancouver General Hospital’s Joint Replacement and Orthopaedic Trauma units, and volunteer experience with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s Sports Medicine team and Australian national wheelchair basketball program. Growing up between Australia and Canada, Andrew competed at a provincial level in soccer and basketball. He has completed several Olympic triathlons, an Everesting cycling challenge, and is currently training for his first Ironman.



Practice Manager

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

Lexi is a recent Human Kinetics graduate from UBC Okanagan and is excited to start a career in health and rehabilitation. During her free time she likes to volunteer for Special Olympics BC and enjoy the outdoors.


Physio Support Team

Sheila joins the Wave Support Team as an enthusiast of an active lifestyle, fitness, yoga and nutrition.  She has a passion for the outdoors and spends time paddling, hiking, cycling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  

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Physio Support Team



Physio Support Team

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