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 with a Bachelors in Rehabilitation Science in 1985 and completed her training in Traditional Osteopathy in 2007. She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT) and has been involved in teaching and mentoring for many years.
Shari Is the sole owner of Rutland Physical Therapy and has recently cut back her clinical hours to allow for more time for management and mentoring of other therapists in the clinic. Her practice is focused on osteopathic treatment for babies, children and adults who need extra help in life.
When not in the clinic, you will find Shari hiking, golfing or in her garden.
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, presently part-time. 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. In addition Lone has also been 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 Bingham 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.
Eric Wong 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. In 2012, Becky and her family moved to Kelowna to improve their quality of life.
She has many post graduate courses in manual therapy, craniosacral therapy and visceral mobilization. Becky brings a mix of many types of treatments and truly believes she and her clients are a team. Both she and her client work together to improve the quality of life for the client and help them achieve their greatest potential.
In Becky’s free time you’ll find her outside in the mountains skiing, hiking or biking usually with her dog, husband and her four kids.
Danette Christophe (Currently on Leave) 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 Morton is a graduate of the Canadian School of Osteopathy, Vancouver. Prior to studying osteopathy, Kate attended the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, graduating in 2009. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria.
Kate enjoys working with all types of patients and finds it to truly be a privilege to assist people in their re-connection to health.
Outside of work Kate can be found spending time with family or in the forest – mountain biking, cross country skiing, trail running, and camping.
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.
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.
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.
We’re happy to announce that Elaine will be returning from her maternity leave on Tuesday, October 12th. She’ll be working Mondays and Tuesdays to start, so give the clinic a call if you’d like to schedule an appointment with her.
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 Long 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.
Cecilia Carneiro attended college in Brazil and obtained a Certificate of Physiotherapy in 2004. One year after graduation, she pursued specialization in Lymphatic Drainage in the Foldi technique, a practice she has pursued for over 15 years.
Cecilia moved to Kelowna, BC, in 2016 with her husband and two children. She has worked at Rutland Physical Therapy since 2017 as an administrative assistant, while working towards attaining her Canadian licensure. She has recently passed the first step of the licensing exams and is now a Registered Interim Physiotherapist.
In her spare time, Cecilia loves to dance and spend time with her family going down the slopes at Big White.
Mark Thompson graduated in 2019 with a Doctor of Physiotherapy from Bond University in Australia. Mark is passionate about empowering his patients as they strive to meet their goals; assisting them with manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and education. He has a research background in pain science and is currently pursuing postgraduate training in dry needling.
When he is not at work, Mark is probably enjoying the Okanagan outdoors with his wife and three kids.
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.