A Multi-Discipline Clinic offering PhysioTherapy, Occupational Therapy, Acupuncture, Massage, Kinesiology, Deep Tissue Laser
Founded in October of 2000, Our goal is to assist patients to recover from pain and injury, and return them to active lifestyles that they enjoy in the beautiful Creston Valley. To enhance overall physical health, fitness and quality of life of adults and children by treating them with high quality, comprehensive and individual rehabilitation services.
We all get injured or have daily wear and tear on our bodies. Our professionals are here to get you back on track. We provide Acupuncture, Physiotherapy, Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy, Registered Massage Therapy, and Clinical Counseling and Laser Therapy to assist you (and your body) to get back on track!
We can assist you in recovering from injuries as well as those suffering from chronic pain and disease. Our experienced team will help you plan your wellness strategy and get you moving in the right direction!
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Injuries are a part of using our bodies in life, but this should not mean it should impede your return to work, sport or hobby. Book an appointment to get an assessment today!
Massage Therapy decreases stress and help control pain. Perhaps less known is the effectiveness of massage therapy in treating deeper structures of the body such as ligaments, bones and joints, fascia, blood vessels, organs and other soft tissue of the body. Massage therapy can provide relief for many common conditions such as migraines, pregnancy, sports injuries and arthritis.
Occupational therapy is a type of healthcare that helps to solve the problems that interfere with a person's ability to do things that are important to them.
Everyday things like:
Self-Care -getting dressed, eating and moving around the house
Being Productive - going to work or school, participating in the community.
Leisure Activities -sports, gardening and social activities.
Kinesiologists develop programs for people, helping them get and stay fit, and perform at their optimum level. Kinesiologists believe in empowering people to look after their own health. They will focus on prevention and wellbeing reducing time lost to injuries and accidents and will get you back to your life faster! NOTE: This service is not available at this time.
Clinical Counseling helps people as they navigate emotional or mental health difficulties. Every situation is unique, and our counselors can help you work through personal issues like anger management, depression, aging, parenting, relationship problems, stress and addiction.
Traditional Chinese medicine is a system of medicine partly based on the idea that an energy, called qi (say "chee"), flows along pathways in the body called meridians. In this belief, if the flow of qi along these meridians is blocked or unbalanced, illness can occur. In China, doctors have practiced traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and it is gaining in popularity in many Western countries.
Causes of qi imbalance are thought to involve:
Another important concept in traditional Chinese medicine is the concept of yin and yang. In this approach, all things, including the body, are composed of opposing forces called yin and yang. Health is said to depend on the balance of these forces. Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on maintaining the yin-yang balance to maintain health and prevent illness.
Traditional Chinese medicine doctors look at the balance of body, mind, and spirit to determine how to restore qi, the yin-yang balance, and good health.
Traditional Chinese medicine therapies include:
Lindsey Adsett, BSc.OT (c) graduated from the Department of Rehabilitation at the University of Alberta with a degree in Occupational Therapy in 2000. Before moving to Creston, she worked on a variety of acute care units in Calgary and in outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation programs. Lindsey provides services at the clinic, as well as in the community, in individual's homes and workplaces.
She enables people in the "skills for the job of living", whether it be a child struggling to feed themself, an adult looking to return to employment after an injury or a senior wanting drive a scooter. Lindsey is an approved provider for DVA, ICBC and MCFD.
She also does custom splinting, ergonomic assessments, equipment prescription and functional testing.
Ebony graduated in 2010 from the 3-year (3000 hour) massage therapy program at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon BC. Before this she worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse and a Personal Care Aide in both home and hospital settings.
Ebony's modalities of treatment include pre-and post-natal massage, myofascial release therapy, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, Muscle Energy Techniques, Craniosacral therapy, as well as massage therapy for relaxation.
Ebony is a mother of 2 very energetic young boys and spends her time keeping up!
As a Registered Clinical Counselor for the last 25 years. I have a deep respect for peoples ability to imprve their lives, when they’ve decided a change is needed.
My own life experience as a husband (43 years), father and worker give me an understanding of struggles we all go through as we meet life’s challenges.
I’ve worked over the last 25 years for adult, child and youth and first nations mental health with experience in individual, couple and family work.
I have extensive experience with anger management strategies and have supported clients with developmental disabilities.
Torey recently graduated from the Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences in Nelson, BC. Growing up in Creston this area hold a special place in her heart and she is so excited return home to begin her career as a Registered Massage Therapist.
Torey's modalities include swedish techniques, myofascial release therapy, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, joint mobilization and muscle energy techniques. Torey uses a combination of these methods in each treatment to help her clients achieve their health and wellness goals. Torey has a passion for helping others. It is what lead her into her massage therapy career.
When Torey is not working she loves taking advantage of all the offerings of the Creston valley, whether that be hiking up mountains or spending time on the lake.
Valerie graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec. She has completed complimentary courses in sports physiotherapy and manual therapy for which she got her peripheral manipulations certification.
Valerie has always been dedicated to an active and healthy lifestyle, which is why she decided to pursue physical therapy as a career to help others get healthier and more active. Also, her own injuries as a competitive athlete led her to get physical therapy, experiment different kinds of treatments and develop a particular interest in the human body. Valerie uses her background to provide high quality care by working collaboratively with her clients to find an approach that suits them and focuses on their own goals.
Valerie is always up for new challenges and therefore likes treating a wide variety of patients, which she thinks keeps things stimulating and exciting. She believes exercise is the key to a successful recovery and uses a combination of manual therapy, exercises and education to get patients where they need and want to be.
In her spare time, you can find Valerie skydiving, skiing, hiking, travelling and seeking any kind of outdoor adventures.
Kevin Bendig graduated with a Doctorate degree in Chinese Medicine from the Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences in Nelson.
He has travelled extensively throughout Asia and has spent much time in various meditative centres and yogic schools. These experiences allow for a unique fusion of methods that he uses as aids to help others in their unique journey towards health.
Kevin is also a full time father of a beautiful 6 year old boy and when time allows likes to use his chainsaw to carve dead trees back to life.
“Sara grew up in Creston. She graduated in 2019 from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy after gaining valuable experience in Kelowna in previous years as a Licensed Practical Nurse in both hospital and residential care. Sara believes in the body’s innate capacity for self-healing and strives to facilitate mind-body connection while using a combination of manual therapies dependant on client needs.
Sara is a student of yoga and meditation, and enjoys embodied movement, music, and being in nature. She is passionate about community and is excited to bring her offerings home.”
Alex Dansereau, MScPT, graduated from the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University, Ontario, with a Master in Physical Therapy, in 2018. Alex earned a Clinical Award for excellence in private practice and has completed her Level 2 Upper and Lower Quadrant certificates from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Alex is currently completing her acupuncture certification with Acupuncture Canada.
Alex has worked in acute care and rehabilitation settings. In addition to working at the clinic, Alex provides physical therapy services at Interior Health in various programs, including the community, outpatients, and long-term care.
Alex is committed to lifelong learning and evidence-based practice.
Initial Assessments are for any new injury and anytime you have not seen your physiotherapist for more than 3 months
Follow ups are for treatment for conditions that our physiotherapist has already assessed and been treating you for.
Please note all physiotherapy service durations include intake and charting time.
Please note all massage therapy service durations include intake and charting time.
Includes printed exercise program
Lightforce EX Class IV - Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
A thorough initial visit which includes a detailed history, brief physical assessment for one area of the body and includes initial laser treatment.
Laser Therapy follow up appointment for one area of the body.
If you would like 2 body areas treated in the same follow up laser appointment, additional time is needed, please ask us to add the time for the second area.
Acupuncture and cupping and assessment and treatment.
Acupuncture treatment (note a new assessment is required if the reason for attending has changed)
Acupuncture and Cupping follow up
Chinese herbal medicine initial assessment
Chinese Herbal Medicine follow up
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Phone: (250) 428-8962
312 19 Ave N, Creston, BC, Canada, V0B1G5
Fax: (250) 428-8968
Monday: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday - Sunday - Monday: Closed
Please note we are closed all Stat Holidays.