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