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Meet the Wave Team

Our Team is Kelowna’s premiere sports physiotherapy clinic with the highest possible post graduate training in a range of physiotherapy treatments. We work together to ensure that you are moving better, pain free faster.

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.

Greg Redman
BScPT, BScKin, FCAMPT, Dip. Manip. P.T, Sport Physio Diploma, GunnIMS, CAFCI, HPC, Clinical Specialist
Bio

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 and Canoe Kayak Canada and consults with Freestyle Canada. 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.

Martha Sirdevan
BScPT, FCAMPT, Dip. Manip. P.T, GunnIMS
Bio

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.

Eric Wong
BScPT, BScKin, GunnIMS, Cert in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Medical Acupuncture
Bio
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
MPT, BHkin, Sport Cert, Cert Orthopeadic Manual Therapy, Functional Dry Needling
Bio
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

BMR (PT), CEP, Cert in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Functional Dry Needling
Bio
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
BA, MPT, GunnIMS
Bio

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.

Andrew Van Horen
MPT, BA,, AN-IMS
Bio

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.

Tara Kramer
BScKin, MScPT, Functional Dry Needling
Bio

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. 

Kjersti Malinsky
MScPT, BScKin, Pelvic Health, Functional Dry Needling
Bio

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.

Joel Leathem

BScKin, MScPT, GunnIMS
Bio
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.

Kathy

Practice Manager

Kathy's Bio

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.

Sydney

Physio Support Team

Sydney's Bio

Sydney is a recent Human Kinetics graduate from UBC Okanagan and is excited to start a career in health and rehabilitation.

Sheila

Physio Support Team

Sheila's Bio

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.  

Sydney

Physio Support Team

Sydney's Bio

Sydney is a recent Human Kinetics graduate from UBC Okanagan and is excited to start a career in health and rehabilitation.

Catherine

Physio Support Team

Catherine's Bio

Catherine is originally from Saskatchewan, and a Kinesiology graduate from Minot State University with a strong aspiration to work in the rehabilitation field. She has a love for all things in nature, and enjoys spending her time biking, kayaking, hiking and gardening.

Emma

Physio Support Team

Emma's Bio

Emma 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.

Book your First visit

We have two ways to book your first visit appointment at Wave Physiotherapy Kelowna. You can either visit our clinic or give us a call.

For treatment pricing, please visit our RATES PAGE, which includes details of ICBC claims and MSP beneficiaries.

You can also check out all of our treatments by visiting the SERVICES PAGE.

Plan Ahead

We strongly recommend that you make your appointments well in advance. This will guarantee the best time and day for you.

 

Cancellation Policy

Please call 24 hours in advance to cancel so that others are able to fill your spot. If a patient frequently cancels last minute or does not show up for appointments then they may be discharged by the therapist.

What’s the scoop?

Here’s what you can expect from your first visit to Wave Physiotherapy.

What to bring

Before you come for your first visit please PRINT THIS FORM, fill it out and bring it with you along with:

  • Copies of any previous scans or reports relating to the problem area that you are having examined
  • If you have seen anybody about the particular injury please try and bring a progress letter. 
  • A list of any medication (regardless of its purpose) and their doses.
  • A list of any allergies that you are aware of.

What to Expect

Your first visit will take approximately 40 minutes. You will have a comprehensive assessment, where your therapist listens to your concerns and collects information to understand the root of your problem. You will also receive an initial treatment for your injury.

What to wear

Please bring clothing such as tank tops or shorts that will allow us to have easy access to the area that you are having treated. You will have the chance to change into these items prior to the consultation if required.

Find Us

You’ve made your appointment, you know what to bring. So, where are we?

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FAQ

You are important to us and we want you to be comfortable as possible during your visits. We have compiled a list of FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) but if you don’t see the answer you require in the FAQ below then please feel free to CONTACT US and we’ll be able to help you out.

If you would like to know a little more about the team at Wave Physiotherapy then check out our ABOUT WAVE and The TEAM page. You’ll even get to see their faces!

Do I need a Doctor’s referral?
As physiotherapy is a direct contact medical profession, you do not require a doctor’s referral to seek physiotherapy care in Canada.  Some insurance providers require a doctor’s referral in order to receive re-imbursement of assessment and treatment costs, so it is best to call them for clarification.   You will also require a doctor’s referral if you have been in a motor vehicle accident.
What kind of conditions do you treat at WAVE Physiotherapy?
Our physiotherapists are trained and experienced in treating both orthopedic and neurological problems including:

  • Low back pain
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Thoracic spine pain
  • Neck pain
  • Whiplash from motor vehicle accidents or falls in sport.
  • Sport injuries: ligament sprain, plantar fascitis, tendonitis, bursitis, joint fixations, subluxations, runners knee, muscle strains/tears
  • Work related injuries
  • Post fracture
  • Post orthopedic surgery rehabilitation
  • Arthritic conditions: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis
What can I expect on my first visit?

Your first visit will take approximately 30-45 minutes.  Any subsequent visits are also usually between 30-45 minutes. Click here for information on your first visit.

How long will I have to wait to see a physiotherapist at Wave Physiotherapy?

We do our best to get you in as soon as possible. It is best to make your appointment well in advance to get a time and day that work best for your schedule.

How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments varies according to the severity and level of acuteness (how soon after initial injury) of your complaint.  We generally find the sooner one seeks rehabilitative care, the faster one is able to recover.  Most clients experience a positive change in their condition within 1-3 sessions.
Do you communicate with my Doctor, Massage Therapist or other members of my health team?
Once we have received our client’s consent, we communicate openly our findings and progress with all the members on our client’s health care team, from his or her doctor to his or her massage therapist.
Will my medical information and treatment records be handled confidentially?

Your information is treated confidentially and is protected by thePractice Standards for Physical Therapists in British Columbia and by the Privacy Information & Protection Act. 

Does the government cover any of the costs of my treatment?

Since January 2000 the provincial government has been decreasing the amount of funding that is available for out-patient physiotherapy.  At the present time government funding is available for selected individuals.  

Do you have free parking?

Yes, there are two free parking spots designated to Wave Physio on the west side of parking lot behind the building (accessed from Pandosy) as well as any UNMARKED spots in that lot are for customers of our building. Please make sure sure you are not parking in a spot that has a sign on it or arrow pointing to the spot saying reserved for a particular business.

Reviews from our clients

Wave Physiotherapy is proud to offer a first class service to residents of Kelowna, the Okanagan and beyond and we have received some great reviews and testimonials along the way. The depth and breadth of our reviews are indicative of the scope of Wave Physiotherapy’s appeal. Whether we are caring for world-class athletes looking to get them back on the podium or a local resident looking to get back on their feet pain-free; the same cutting-edge methods are used to promote a quick and welcome outcome.

Take a look at our testimonials and visit our ‘ABOUT WAVE & THE TEAM‘ page to see the people that make up the Wave Team and provide the exemplary service that generates these great reviews! We have more reviews on our FACEBOOK PAGE too.