Rutland Physical Therapy promises to offer each client personalized one to one treatment with the latest in physiotherapy techniques and technologies while working closely with other health care providers to maximize treatment outcome.
Rutland Physical Therapy offers a holistic approach to treatment of all types of physical dysfunction, whether acute or chronic. Our team of physiotherapists, osteopathic practitioners and massage therapists specialize in a variety of treatment including: Manual Therapy, Osteopathic techniques including craniosacral therapy, women’s health, acupuncture, Intramuscular Stimulation(IMS), Cold Laser, Shockwave, Real-time Ultrasound (RTUS), Pilates, Yoga therapy, and Vestibular Rehabilitation.
Shari Brown graduated from UBC in 1985 and has been in private practice orthopaedics for 30+ years. In 2007, she also completed her training in Traditional Osteopathy from the College d’Études Ostéopathiques de Montreal, and has combined her skills as a manual physiotherapist and osteopathic practitioner. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT) and has been involved in teaching and mentoring with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for many years.
Shari joined Henk Jonker as a partner in Rutland Physical Therapy 20+ years ago and they enjoyed a great partnership in the clinic until Henk’s passing in 2012. Shari is now sole owner of the clinic and continues to offer patients quality treatment and plans to always be on the cutting edge of new treatment techniques and technologies.
When not at the clinic, you will find Shari either hiking with her dog or on the golf course.
Lone Ross graduated from School of Physical Therapy, Aarhus in Denmark in 1996 and shortly after immigrated to Canada. She has been working at Rutland Physical Therapy since 1997. She has completed numerous post graduate courses in Manual Therapy, Mulligan techniques, Kinesio taping techniques, Neuromobilization, Craniosacral, Visceral mobilization, Lymph drainage and womens’s health for breast care, incontinence and pelvic pain. She is one of the few therapists in British Columbia operating a real time ultrasound machine, helping patients isolate their core muscles using this tool as a biofeedback for clients to recover after sport injuries or other traumas. She has been involved in research and presented the results both nationally and internationally as well as consulting to the Canadian Freestyle ski team. In addition Lone is also a clinical instructor for UBC Physiotherapy students in their final year of studies. She won a Clinical Educator Award for her efforts. As of 2017, Lone is a Teaching Assistant for The Barral Institute.
Lone Ross believes in the holistic approach to treating pain and movement dysfunctions. Her goal in her treatments is to improve the quality of life and regaining independence for her clients.
In her free time Lone enjoys the outdoors such as camping, biking, hiking and downhill skiing as well as spending time with her family.
Carey is a Registered Physiotherapist and a graduate of UBC. He is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Carey has clinical expertise in all areas of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy attained through extensive post graduate training. He has been working in private practice as a physiotherapist since 1998.
Carey incorporates manual therapy techniques, I.M.S., acupuncture, modalities, exercise and education in his treatments.
When he’s not at work Carey loves spending time outdoors with his 4 children.
Glenda Hart is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Over the last 20 plus years she has worked in private practice clinics in Africa, The Middle East and Canada, as well as Home Care Therapy in Kelowna, BC. She has clinical expertise in physiotherapy, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, myofascial release, rehab Pilates, reflex integration therapy, and most recently lymphatic drainage.
Glenda offers a more global and natural way of healing to the traditional forms of physical therapy. She believes in the holistic approach to treating pain and dysfunction and enjoys clients from all walks of life and ages. When she is not at work she is busy with her teenagers at home or enjoying the outdoors.
Eric graduated from the University of Alberta in 2001 with a degree in Physiotherapy. Over the years, Eric has worked in a variety of settings with clinical experience in areas attained through extensive post graduate training. He strives to successfully integrate all aspects of physical rehabilitation so that patients receive the best quality care. He believes in educating patients and empowering them to recover and maintain their health. He continues to improve his skills and maintains his standards of practice to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Becky Maranda graduated with a Bachelor of Science in both Physical Therapy and Kinesiology in 1999 from the University of Saskatchewan. Over the next 13 years she worked primarily in sport medicine clinics in both Montreal and Vancouver where she had the opportunity to treat everyone from young athletes starting their career, to professional dancers to retired NHL players and all those in between. In 2012, Becky and her family moved to Kelowna to improve their quality of life. She has many post graduate courses in manual therapy, neural mobilization and movement with awareness. Becky enjoys treating all areas of the body but truly loves the hip and pelvis. In the past five years Becky has also found a passion working with clients going through cancer treatments.
Becky brings a mix of many areas of treatments and really believes she and her clients are a team and they work together to improve the quality of life for the client.
In Becky’s free time you’ll find her skiing, hiking, jogging and trying to keep up with her 4 kids, husband and dog!
Danette Christophe graduated from Physical Therapy in 1993 from the University of Saskatchewan. She began her career in a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic in Calgary, where she worked with athletes in the clinic as well as on the field. Upon moving to the Okanagan in 1995 she continued her post graduate training in sports and manual therapy, and in 1999 she completed her residency exams in manual therapy.
After taking some time to start her family she returned to physical therapy and trained as a Stott Pilates instructor. Danette also uses the real time ultrasound to help her clients isolate core muscles. Her focus is now using her knowledge of anatomy, pathology and normal mechanics to help clients with movement dysfunctions learn how to use their muscles to stabilize and move more effectively and efficiently, in order to achieve their goals.
Outside the clinic Danette is busy with her family and enjoys camping, cycling, hiking, skiing, and volunteering in her community.
Kate completed her fifth year of manual osteopathic training at the Vancouver campus of the Canadian College of Osteopathy in 2018. Kate is pleased to now be putting her osteopathic knowledge to use treating patients at Rutland Physical Therapy. She is also currently working on her osteopathic thesis, studying the benefits of osteopathic care for women experiencing grief and depression post miscarriage.
Kate is a registered massage therapist, having graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2009, and holds a BFA from the University of Victoria.
Outside of work, Kate loves to mountain bike, cross country ski, and summer road trip in the family Volkswagen campervan.
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Peggy Oud began her own Pilate’s program during rehabilitation after a car accident in 1998. After completing her BCRPA and Stott Intensive Training, Peggy began teaching at Rutland Physical Therapy / Kelowna Pilates Studio in 2001. By 2002 she had completed Mat & Reformer teaching certification and continued on to get full certification on all Pilate’s apparatus. She has been a member of the Canadian Pilates Association of Canada since 2002 and has upgraded with many extra courses including ‘Rehab Though Pilates’ with Colleen Jorgensen (Osteopath), and ‘Anatomy Trains’, with Thomas Myers. In 2007 Peggy began to study Ortho-Bionomy, which is osteopathic based, gentle bodywork that helps bring the body back to its natural position and health, she is now an Advanced Practitioner and continues to upgrade her education of the body through studying Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation.
Janet Watson started her career as a professional musician and piano teacher, and after discovering the benefits of Pilates for her own body, became a Stott certified practitioner in 2007. Her particular areas of interest are Gentle Pilates (for clients with physical limitations) and Osteo Pilates (which allows clients to strengthen and stabilize without compromising the spine).
Stott Pilates certified instructor, Mat | Reformer | Cadillac | Chair | Barrels | Therapeutic Pilates
Betty Jeffers is a long-time passionate advocate about the benefits of Pilates, and is a Pilates Process certified instructor (mat and reformer). She started her personal journey with Pilates in 2000 and remains amazed at how much the Pilates approach to exercise has to offer, from rehabilitative work to cross-training and beyond, providing the opportunity for all individuals to enhance their health through improved mobility, strength and stability.
Dianne (Dee) Appleby has an extensive career in health care inclusive of physiotherapy, wellness strategies and rehabilitation program development. She is a visionary health care practitioner with extensive experience developing and implementing effective employee wellness and engagement programs.
Dianne shows integrity, pursuing a vision focused on effective solutions and turning complex problems into opportunities for growth and development. Significant skills include analytical problem solving focused on solutions, highly regarded team leadership in multi-disciplinary environments, and wellness and rehabilitation program development supported by a Masters degree in leadership and training, a baccalaureate degree in physiotherapy.
Dianne has been active in the yoga community and is completing Professional Yoga Therapy Certification to provide evidence based treatment thorough blending physiotherapy, pain education and yoga therapy.
When not enjoying her work in physiotherapy and yoga therapy Dianne enjoys yoga, cycling, golf, hiking, her Chocolate lab Daisy, personal wellness and her wonderful family.
“Yoga therapy is an emerging profession that has grown because of its effectiveness in delivering a holistic approach to healing with a focus on self-empowerment.”
Ian Rudling graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2015 with an Integrated Masters in Osteopathy. As a practitioner he enjoys working with all types of patients and appreciates the unique challenges that each new case may present. Ian is also qualified in acupuncture for musculoskeletal derived pain and Swedish massage and uses the full range of Osteopathic techniques such as cranial, visceral and manipulations, along with acupuncture to help his clients effectively recover from any pain and discomfort and to get their life back to normal.
Ian has a special interest in a multi-modal approach to managing patients in acute and chronic pain and aims to help people understand their body and how everyday activities may impact their health and wellbeing.
Outside of Clinic Ian enjoys hiking, judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Kirsten is currently on sabbatical
Kirsten Vinge graduated from UBC in 1984 with a B.Sc. in Rehab medicine. Since 1994, working as a physiotherapist, she has specialized in the osteopathic techniques of visceral manipulation, fascial mobilization, and craniosacral therapy. She has been a teaching assistant in the visceral manipulation curriculum with the Upledger Institute. In 2013, she completed her Master’s in Counselling Psychology with an emphasis in depth (the unconscious). Kirsten has studied both self-regulation therapy and somatic experiencing and is now a teaching assistant for the S.E. training. Her passion is to assist clients in feeling strong, safe, and resilient from an embodied nervous system perspective! She believes that mind and body are not just connected but are one in the same- and sometimes the body is the one making the noise! When not in the office, Kirsten enjoys singing, paddling, yoga and playing soccer!
Elaine Sauvé is a New Zealand trained Osteopathic Practitioner. She is a West Kelowna local and very excited to have moved back to the Okanagan to practice osteopathy after living overseas in NZ for the past 7 years.
She has completed 5 years of full time osteopathic training, earning a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Human Biology) and a Masters degree in Osteopathy at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to studying osteopathy, she completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON.
After completing her studies, Elaine practiced as an Osteopathic Practitioner for two years in Auckland at an osteopathic clinic. During this time she completed additional postgraduate training in Pediatrics, and Osteopathy in the Cranial Field.
Elaine enjoys working with a wide array of clients and believes in personalized treatments and advice for each client. She passionately believes that osteopathy provides a unique way of looking at chronic issues by treating the root of the problem, not simply the symptoms.
Elaine has an interest in how other body systems can play a role in creating or maintaining musculoskeletal conditions. Such as, breathing mechanics and how dysfunctional breathing patterns can have a widespread effect on the body. She also has a special interest in women’s health, including pre and postnatal care, as well as babies and children.
Personally, Elaine enjoys traveling and experiencing other cultures, as well as, hiking, snowboarding and yoga. Her yoga practice has allowed her to gain a better understanding of breathing, posture and how the body moves in a functional way.
When Judy discovered Pilates she was impressed how it can bring someone back into a balanced body and health. Judy believes that having a healthy body begins with performing exercises that increase strength and flexibility. Two very effective forms of exercise to achieve this are Pilates and Yoga.
Judy is a Certified Instructor with Pilates Process. She has completed her Mat and Reformer and continues to get training on all Pilates’ equipment.
After completing her Bachelor of Science degree Judy studied Yoga. She has been teaching Yoga for over 12 years to people of all ages and abilities. She saw the many benefits her students received from her classes so extended her training to include Yoga Therapy and is a certified member of International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has training in Self Regulation Therapy, is a certified fitness trainer with BRCPA, and is an associate Ortho-Bionomy practitioner.
Judy’s class stimulates physical, mental and emotional awareness while bringing the body back into balance and maintaining health.
Ian has a deep drive to continue to understand the importance of the mind-body connection, integrating into his practice his experience as a 300-hour certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, as well as many hours of training and experience in mindfulness practices such as Vipassana, open-focus, and SMART.
Providing a safe, healing environment is of primary concern for Ian. He tailors his work to each person based on their needs. Modalities include deep tissue, frictions, fascial release, muscle energy technique, Swedish massage, trigger points, and craniosacral techniques.
Sean’ first introduction to Pilates was for recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon. In 2001 he became an instructor working with Laura Helsel and her company, then Riverdale Pilates, now Pilates Process. He is an instructor trainer for the Pilates Process on all Pilates equipment and a Franklin Method Level 1 instructor.
Having had a dance career for 25 years, movement and movement patterns have always been a point of interest and passion for Sean. He specializes in using Pilates as a tool for students and clients to achieve the most efficient and easy movement experience. This can be in a strength building situation or in a rehabilitative one or, as is often the case, both.
Sean and his family moved to Vernon in 2015, where they live on and run Curlew Orchard, an organic apple orchard.
Hendrik “Henk” Jonker
Passed away on February 21, 2012 at the Hospice House surrounded by his family and friends at the age of 53. Survived by his loving wife of 26 years Regina, son Marco, parents Dick and Mieke, and two brothers. Sadly predeceased by one sister. Henk worked at and was co-owner of Rutland Physiotherapy for 24 years.