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Jeff Orchard, MScPT, BHKinJeff Orchard


Owner and Director of Lakeshore Physiotherapy

Jeff received his Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy in 2006 from the University of Alberta. He previously obtained a Bachelors degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia in 2000, with a specialization in Exercise Science. Jeff has been practicing Physiotherapy in the Okanagan and Shuswap since 2005, and enjoys assessment and treatment of all areas of Orthopaedics, sports-related injuries as well as disorders involving balance and dizziness.

Jeff has a particular interest in injury prevention and promotion of an active lifestyle. Jeff has extensive post graduate training in Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy, running biomechanical assessments, chronic pain as well as dizziness and vertigo therapy. Jeff also is a certified Gunn IMS practitioner, utilizing dry needling techniques to address myofascial pain.

Jeff's love of sport and human performance is anchored in his achievements in volleyball at a varsity level throughout university, and he continues to be active in cross country skiing, running, basketball, volleyball and hiking. Jeff and his wife Megan have two young boys and enjoy spending time together outside as a family.

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Bobby AndersonBobby Anderson

BscKin, MScPT, CAFCI, GunnIMS Practitioner

Bobby completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2006 and then completed her Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. During her University career Bobby kept busy by playing on the U of A Pandas volleyball team and later volunteering as their trainer. Since graduating, Bobby has been working as a physiotherapist and has expanded her knowledge by taking numerous post graduate courses including additional training for osteoporosis, acupuncture, Gunn IMS,pre- and post-natal pelvic pain and orthopaedic manual therapy. She has completed her FCAMPT (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy) designation-the highest manual therapy designation in Canada. Bobby is committed to providing quality client care and using all of her clinical skills and experience to help assess, diagnose and treat clients on an individual basis. Bobby enjoys exploring the Salmon Arm community and its surroundings with her husband and two small children. In her spare time Bobby enjoys an active lifestyle with interests that include volleyball, basketball, yoga, hiking, swimming, golfing and snowboarding. She is very excited to work in this beautiful community and to continue embracing activities and the family-centered atmosphere.

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David IrvineDavid Irvine

BScPT Certified Hand Therapist

David is a physiotherapist with a speciality in the treatment of hand and wrist injuries.

He graduated with a B.Sc. in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 1981. After moving from Nova Scotia to Vancouver in 1997, he worked at a large clinic for 20 years treating patients with hand issues. In May 2017 he and his wife moved to the Shuswap for a more relaxed lifestyle. David offers custom splinting services at our clinic along with assessing and treating a wide variety of hand conditions.

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Tallon MilneTallon Milne

MPT, MSc, BSc (Kin)

Tallon received his Master of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia in 2019. Prior to this he completed his Master of Science at Thompson Rivers University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Simon Fraser University's department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. During this time Tallon participated in multiple research projects focusing on telerehabilitation in rural communities, fall reduction strategies in long-term care facilities, and the chemistry of antibiotic alternatives. This experience has prompted Tallon to focus on an evidence-based approach in his Physiotherapy career.

Throughout his academic career Tallon also played varsity basketball for SFU and TRU, following which he was an Assistant Coach for the TRU Men's Basketball Team. During this time Tallon gained an appreciation for strength and conditioning, injury prevention, and injury rehabilitation. His treatment philosophy focuses on management of muscular imbalances utilizing an exercise-based approach. Tallon loves spending time in the outdoors and enjoys hiking, skiing, and cycling. He recently moved to the Shuswap with his fiancé and is looking forward to connecting with the community and exploring what the area has to offer.

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Charlene JohnsonCharlene Johnson

Office Manager

Char grew up in Salmon Arm and now, with her husband, is raising her family here. She enjoys all of the activities the Shuswap area has to offer especially camping and motorbiking. Char has been active in the fitness industry for over 25 years and continues to teach a variety of classes at one of the local fitness centers. Char brings a wealth of office managerial experience with her and keeps the clinic running smoothly.

Claire RithalerClaire Rithaler


Claire was born and raised in Maple Ridge BC. In 1995 Claire and her husband George moved to Salmon Arm to raise their 4 sons. Claire has spent countless hours volunteering with the boys schools and sports teams. She loves spending time with her family, has a passion for travelling and enjoys playing soccer, weight training and running.

Julie Parenteau, BScPT, CAFCIJulie Parenteau


Owner and Director of Lakeshore Physiotherapy

Julie graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1999 and was the Gold Medal winner in her graduating class. She has obtained certifications in acupuncture, dry needling, Manual and Manipulative Therapy, and has taken numerous post-graduate courses in exercise therapy, pre and post-natal health, capnography (breathing biofeedback), core stability and ergonomics.

Utilizing a wealth of clinical experience, Julie approaches each client as an individual, responding to their specific needs with care and attention.

Julie enjoys spending time with her husband Roger and two daughters, practicing yoga, skiing, running, cycling, playing soccer and swimming. She moved to Salmon Arm with her family in 2007 to enjoy the active, family-friendly lifestyle.

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Amber LongAmber Long


Associate Physiotherapist

Amber received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2012, ranking in the top fifteen percent in her program. She previously obtained her Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Biology) in 2009 from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C. Amber did many private practice practicums across Alberta, before returning to BC to practice in Salmon Arm. She enjoys assessment and treatment in all areas of orthopedics. Since graduation, Amber has taken a muscle mobilization course and has advanced her education in manual and manipulative therapy through post-graduate courses. In her free time, Amber likes to stay active and busy. Throughout her high school years she played volleyball, basketball, and rugby. Since then Amber has continued to play volleyball at a competitive level. Amber loves spending time at the lake relaxing with friends and family and enjoying time with her husband Josh and young daughter. She also enjoys running, hiking, going to the gym, wakeboarding and snowboarding. Recently, Amber has taken a new interest in photography.

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Lauryn BryanLauryn Bryan


Lauryn graduated from Queen's University in Ontario in 2017 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Since graduating she has completed her level 1 manual therapy certification and is working toward her certification in acupuncture. With a background in health promotion as her undergraduate degree, she uses physiotherapy as an outlet for preventative primary care, or “prehab”. Her treatment philosophy focuses on correcting improper movement patterns through joint mobility, muscle strengthening and patient education. She has special interests in concussion management and running rehabilitation/assessments.

In addition to physiotherapy, Lauryn spends most of her spare time in the outdoors downhill, backcountry or cross-country skiing, backpacking, canoeing and trail running. Lauryn moved from Ontario last summer to take advantage of the active BC lifestyle.

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Michelle SkjeieMichelle Skjeie


Michelle grew up in the Shuswap area, raising her family in Chase. She has enjoyed many years of cheering for her boys on the sidelines of numerous sports games during their school years. Now that her children are grown, she and her husband are embarking on a new chapter of their lives: renovating an old farm house on a beautiful piece of land in the mountains. She loves being outdoors, camping, hunting, snowshoeing and exploring the back country with her dogs. She is most happy when her growing family gathers together to enjoy each others' company.

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