Patient centered therapists

Physiotherapists at Rutland Physical Therapy are licensed healthcare professionals who work autonomously and collaboratively with physicians and healthcare teams. All the Physiotherapists at Rutland Physical Therapy have taken extensive post-graduate courses in manual therapy. With a patient-centred approach, your RPT physiotherapist will use evidence-informed knowledge of rehabilitation sciences, anatomy, kinesiology and physiology to assess, treat, and manage pain, injuries, movement dysfunction, and chronic conditions

Your Physiotherapist (or physical therapist) will work with you to put together a treatment plan for your condition or injury, so you can get back to enjoying life and the activities you love. They also provide education and treatments aimed at health promotion and disease and injury prevention. 

How can we help you?

Your physiotherapist will assess you using detailed history-taking and specific physical tests and measures, such as flexibility or range of motion. They will then analyze the assessment findings and use clinical reasoning to establish a diagnosis. Together, you will explore your current abilities and functional needs so the physiotherapist can plan treatments consistent with your goals and general health status. They will do this by incorporating approaches and techniques supported by the best evidence available.

Beyond classic Manual Therapy, your Physiotherapist may recommend use of traditional techniques such as acupuncture or may use newer technologies such as Real-time Ultrasound, Cold Laser Therapy, Shockwave Therapy or Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), which is modern version of acupuncture.

 

Telehealth

If needed, you can work with an RPT therapist through Telehealth. Using Zoom for Healthcare, which is a secure system, your therapist may be able to give an assessment of your condition, help you keep on track with your rehab exercises, get self-care tips or even learn relaxation techniques. This can be a good way to begin or extend your rehab without having to do as much travel to our clinic. To find out if this would be the right fit for yourself, please go to Telehealth.

A few of Kelowna's Favourite Physiotherapists!

Lone Ross

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. 

Lone 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

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

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.

Eric continues to improve his skills and maintains his standards of practice to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Becky Maranda

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.

Cecilia Carneiro

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 licensing exams and is now a Registered Physiotherapist.

In her spare time, Cecilia loves to dance and spend time with her family going down the slopes at Big White.

Mark Thompson

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.