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Jeff Orchard (MScPT, BHKin ) & Julie Parenteau (BScPT, CAFCI )  •  250-833-4526  •  Salmon Arm, BC

Jeff Orchard, MScPT, BHKinJeff Orchard

MScPT, BHKin, cGIMS

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.

Jeff can be reached at

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.

Courtney de VriesCourtney de Vries

MPT, BKIN

Courtney received her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia in 2016. She previously obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2013 from University of British Columbia. Courtney gained interest in orthopaedics and manual therapy through several private practice practicums across BC. She is excited to be returning to the Okanagan, where she grew up. Since graduating she has completed her level 1 manual therapy certification, fascial manipulation level 1 and plans on completing additional manual therapy and acupuncture courses throughout her practice. She has a passion for incorporating manual therapy and exercise with a focus on muscular imbalances. Courtney is committed to providing the best care and support to patients, allowing them to return quickly to the lifestyle and activities that they enjoy most. Courtney is most passionate about getting to know each client, delivering great customer service, and quality care

Courtney grew up in Kelowna playing volleyball, track and field, and snowboarding. She continued her passion for sport by playing varsity volleyball at Capilano University. She continues to lead an active and busy lifestyle. She enjoys all that the Okanagan has to offer - snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter and hiking and playing beach volleyball in the summers. In her spare time you can find Courtney outside enjoying the trails with her fiancé, Aaron and dog, Guss. She is excited to connect with the people and community in Salmon Arm.

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

Reception

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

BScPT, CAFCI

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.

Julie can be reached at

Amber LongAmber Long

MScPT

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.

Amber can be reached at

Heather NashHeather Nash

BScPT

Heather has been a physiotherapist for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience to Lakeshore Physiotherapy. She has a special interest in treating people with Movement Disorders (ie. Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis), Balance Disorders (Falls Prevention), Vestibular disorders and Vertigo, and patients who have had orthopedic surgery such as joint replacements and shoulder repairs. Heather works at the clinic part-time to aid clients with these specific issues, with a strong focus on patient education and exercise.

David FlemingDavid Fleming

BScPT, CGIMS, FCAMPT

Since graduating from UBC in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, David has worked with a diverse group of individuals from elite athletes to weekend warriors, children to teenagers to seniors, as well as individuals injured in motor vehicle collisions and workplace accidents.

David has gone on to take specialty courses in orthopaedic and manipulative physiotherapy, obtaining the Fellow of the Canadian Association of Manual Physical Therapy (FCAMPT) designation in 2011. He is also certified in Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS). David has also taken courses on optimal movement patterns and exercise, which he applies in his treatment approach.

In his spare time, David enjoys an active lifestyle, having completed Ironman/Challenge Penticton in both 2010 and 2013. He also enjoys hiking, many team sports, and BBQing/smoking meats (as well as the odd veggie burger to please his wife!) David and his wife Fiona have recently relocated to Salmon Arm with their 2 young boys from the Lower Mainland. They are looking forward to taking advantage of the outdoor activities that the Shuswap region has to offer and become involved in the community.

Michelle SkjeieMichelle Skjeie

Reception

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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