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.
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 therapies include:
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.
Elden spent his childhood in and out of hospitals, and developed a very strong relationship with the healthcare industry. Excelling in his sciences, Elden was determined to become a medical professional After much deliberation, massage therapy seemed to be exactly what he was looking for; a non invasive way to help people regain and maintain optimal health.
In 2014 Elden graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (formerly Utopia Academy) 3000+ hour full time RMT program.
Since graduating Elden has helped many hundreds of people recover from conditions with therapeutic massage. Elden treats acute/chronic injuries, post operative patients, pre and post natal, nerve compression, respiratory conditions, neuro conditions, anxiety, depression, insomnia, GI conditions, circulatory conditions and arthritic conditions.
Graham completed his Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of British Columbia in 2022.
Having grown up in rural communities, Graham has an appreciation and understanding for the challenges rural residents face with accessing services and has a passion for providing rehabilitation to those in under-serviced communities.
During his undergraduate education he achieved specialized certifications in Exercise Physiology (ACSM EP-C) and Strength and Conditioning (NSCA CSCS). As a lifelong athlete, Graham has a fascination for human movement and sport performance.
Graham believes in listening to each patient’s concerns, and working together with them to develop a rehab plan. He takes time to educate patients, and strives to equip and enable them to be active participants in their rehab. He applies foundational skills from strength and conditioning to help patients move better and feel stronger. He has a special interest in pain neuroscience, and incorporates pain education within treatment.
Outside of the clinic Graham and his wife enjoy fishing, hiking, biking, and camping.
Erica is a licensed acupuncturist since 2016. I completed a B.Sc in psychology at UVIC and earned my acupuncture diploma at Pacific Rim college.
I am also a certified yoga teacher, I did my training in India and Guatemala.
I developed a thriving practice in Victoria BC until relocating to Nanaimo BC with our new born to purchase a home for our growing family. I started a second successful practice with a focus on women’s reproductive health. I have experience in treating a wide diversity of issues and love that acupuncture helps with all the daily issues that we all experience.
Almost two years ago my family relocated to Creston BC. My husband and our two young children have found our dream property where we have expanded our homesteading lifestyle. We absolutely love it here! I look forward to creating a strong community and building a busy practice here!
Alison completed her Master of Physical Therapy with Distinction in 2022 from Queen Margaret University in Scotland.
Prior to pursuing Physical Therapy, Alison spent several years working with clients in not-for-profit organizations. These experiences developed her communication, problem-solving and client-centred approach to care. Working with clients in this way also highlighted the complexity of an illness or injury experience and the holistic impact it can have on individuals’ lives. This motivated Alison to pursue a career in Health Care.
In addition to being a former long-distance runner and outdoor sports athlete, Alison is a long term yoga practitioner and has recently completed her 200 hour teacher training. Alison aims at combining evidence-based practices with empathy and patience to ensure a comprehensive rehabilitation plan, tailored to clients’ individual needs.
Outside the clinic, Alison and her partner enjoy skiing, biking, hiking, climbing, camping and many other ways to explore the beauty of the Kootenays and the Creston Valley.
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.
Lightforce EX Class IV - Deep Tissue Laser Therapy - Physiotherapy Assessment required to access 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. A Tongue and Pulse on day of assessment reviewed and diagnosis made.
Acupuncture treatment - quick assessment of previous treatments and progress, including today's conditions - acupuncture/acupressure treatment of 20-30 mins to follow(note a new assessment is required if the reason for attending has changed)
COmbination of chinese medical massage (Tui na) and TCM techniques including cupping, Gua sha, diet therapy, acupuncture and ear seeds, health concerns will be addressed thoroughly.
For children under 10 - a variety of acupuncture/acupressure techniques will be used within their comfort zone.
Cosmetic acupuncture fascial treatment. Facial cupping, gua sha and cosmetic facial acupuncture promotes circulation, reduces fine lines and increases lymphatic drainage. Glowing skin with the added benefit of TMJ, migraines and sinus challenges. Facial acupuncture is also great for increasing symmetry of the face and keeping healthy muscle tone
Treatment includes cupping, gua sha, auricular acupressure, acupressure and acu tonics. Great for children but also great for patients who are nervous around needles.
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Phone: (250) 428-8962
312 19 Ave N, Creston, BC, Canada, V0B1G5
Fax: (250) 428-8968
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 2pm
Please note we are closed all Stat Holidays.