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Melissa West: Clinic Director, BPE, RMT, MCMT
Melissa West has been practicing Massage Therapy since 1996 and has been a resident of Kamloops since 1997. She graduated from UBC with a Bachelor's degree in Human Kinetics and went on to obtain a diploma from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1996. Melissa utilizes her background in Human Kinetics to compliment her Massage Therapy treatments by providing her patients with an interdisciplinary approach to their rehabilitation and care.
Melissa is dedicated to helping people rehabilitate, prevent and manage injuries, and/or chronic conditions, by providing superior quality health care and promoting permanent positive lifestyle changes. With her years of experience came the realization that she cannot address all the needs of her patients single-handedly. Therefore, Melissa uses an interdisciplinary, team approach, and refers patients to resources outside the clinic if necessary. Melissa is always looking for additional practitioners to join the team in order to enhance patient care.
Over the last 10 years, Melissa has been able to give back to the Kamloops community by volunteering with various sports teams (hockey, football, rugby, soccer) and providing first aid, Massage Therapy, and athletic training services as required. She has gained invaluable technical experience, as well as connections with the community at large, by continuing these volunteer activities.
Recently, Melissa has teamed up with Operation Nicaragua to train impoverished women relaxation massage techniques which will allow them to be gainfully employed at various tourist resorts in their country. The income these women may now generate will help to guarantee food and shelter for themselves and their families.
Melissa's lifelong goal has been to be fit, feel healthy, and live pain-free and she hopes she can encourage and help others to do the same.
Sadie Lourenco, RMT
Our newest team member - welcome, Sadie! Biography under construction.
Devon Chinnock, B.Hk (Clinical Exercise Physiology Major/Psychology Minor)
- Functional Movement Systems: Functional Movement Screen Level 1, and Breathing Screening/Assessment Certified
- Kinetic Link Training Level 1
- Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 (Coming December 2018)
For Devon, there is no more meaningful service than to help improve the health and functional fitness of others. It is Devon's goal to motivate, educate, and train people to take control of their health and fitness. Devon graduated from the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, in 2014. During his undergraduate degree and beyond, he has had a variety of volunteer and work experience in the field of Health and Exercise science. He has worked with a variety of clinical rehabilitation populations (Acquired brain injury rehab, Cardiac rehab, Orthopedic injury/post surgery rehab).
He has also worked with a wide variety of clients and athletes of all fitness levels and ages for both prehab, and strength and conditioning, with ages ranging anywhere from 12 - 76 years of age. He has had the privilege of working with and learning from Rhonda Catt from 2014-2016, who is co-owner and operator of Training House (formerly Excel Fitness) and head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Vernon Vipers junior A hockey club. Devon's approach to exercise program design and exercise training can be summarized with the abbreviation ASAP: Assess, Screen, Analyze, Prescribe. These processes are at the core of his values for health and fitness related services, because there is no one size fits all solution for exercise training programs.
Devon therefore focuses on creating individualized programs that are best suited to unlocking each individual's desired outcome safely and effectively. These are the same concepts that he used to transform himself from a smoking couch potato in his 20's, into a martial arts athlete able lift over double his body weight, with a resting heart rate of 46.
Deandra Tousignant, M. Ed. Counselling
- E-RYT 200 Yoga Instructor
- Desensitization Therapist
- Pain/Stress Care Coach
Deandra has been teaching yoga for over five years and completed a direct 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified mentorship with Katrina Ariel in Kamloops, BC. In the past five years, she has taken various workshops with highly skilled instructors including Michael Stone, Anodea Judith, Ryan Leier, Bram Levinson, Neil Pearson and Noah Maze. Her helping practise is grounded in the belief that by creating space, in our lives, to heal and grow, we facilitate greater community healing and change. As a yoga instructor she incorporates learnings from her Masters in Education Counselling, as well as her training in Somatic Experiencing.
In her counselling sessions, Yoga classes and workshops she strives to create a space where individuals can be present with themselves physically, mentally as well as spiritually. Her classes and meditations encourage nervous system regulation and self-compassion. Combining her training in counselling and yogic studies, she specializes in yoga and meditation for everyone including those who experience the impacts of trauma, chronic pain and mental illness.
Dr. Tamzin Morley, ND
Dr. Morley completed her pre-medical studies at the University of Victoria where she obtained her Bachelors of Science with Distinction in the field of Human and Animal physiology. She was then accepted to the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM) where she successfully completed 4-years of medical training in order to become a Naturopathic Doctor.
As a primary care physician, Dr. Morley takes the time required to figure out the needs of her patients, thus allowing her to design comprehensive and individualized treatment plans. She utilizes a complete medical history, a thorough physical exam as well as diagnostic lab testing to create a patient diagnosis. Using all her naturopathic modalities, which include botanical medicine, acupuncture, naturopathic manipulation, nutrition and lifestyle counseling as well as homeopathy, she is able to assist her patients in regaining their health.
In addition to her ND designation, Dr. Morley continued her education and obtained her pharmaceutical prescriptive license in British Columbia, a certification in Intravenous (IV) therapy, Naturopathic Cardiac Life Support (NCLS) and Applied Kinesiology (AK). She is also board certified in Acupuncture. Dr. Morley treats all age demographics and has a special interest in:
- Menopause and Perimenopause
- Hormone balancing and PMS
- Fatigue and Stress
- Depression and Anxiety
- Pain management
- Digestive disorders (IBS, GERD, IBD)
- Food and Environmental Sensitivities
- Thyroid disorders (e.g Hypo/Hyperthyroidism, Graves, Hashimotos thyroiditis
- Women's wellness
- Men's wellness
- Immune support
- Pediatric health
- Skin issues (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, acne, etc.)
**For Naturopathic Physician prices and more information, please visit www.doctortamzin.com