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Physiotherapy

All of us here at PRIME believe in an active approach to your rehabilitation journey. We not only strive to alleviate your physical pain; we aspire to improve your knowledge base regarding any injury you sustain. Our practitioners are certified in a multitude of disciplines; all tailored to help you recover and advance your physical capabilities. These include but are not limited to: St... Read More

All of us here at PRIME believe in an active approach to your rehabilitation journey. We not only strive to alleviate your physical pain; we aspire to improve your knowledge base regarding any injury you sustain.

Our practitioners are certified in a multitude of disciplines; all tailored to help you recover and advance your physical capabilities.

These include but are not limited to: Strength and Conditioning, IMS, Dry Needling, Acupuncture, Concussion, Vestibular or Vertigo, Spinal Manipulations, Pelvic Health, TMJ, and Pediatrics.


Kinesiology / Hydrotherapy

Kinesiology and Hydrotherapy

Luke doubles as a strength and conditioning coach as well as a kinesiologist. He is experienced in designing and implementing successful functional strength training and rehab programs for a wide variety of individuals, both athletes and non-athletes.

Born and raised in the Kootenays, where he spent the majority of his time during winters playing hockey, Luke left to attend the University of British Columbia-Okanagan to receive a bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics. After spending several years in Vancouver gaining world class experience at Twist Conditioning (founded by Peter Twist, former Vancouver Canucks S&C coach for 11 seasons), he has brought his craft back to Kelowna.

Luke’s passion for training stems from growing up playing sports such as hockey, soccer and baseball. Knowing he was never the most talented athlete on the team, he soon looked to training in the gym to excel his game. As he became more educated, Luke began understanding how the flaws in his own training as a teenager may have hindered him from tapping into his full potential. These experiences are now what drive him as a coach to instil proper athletic development.

Aside from various sports and weightlifting, Luke loves remaining active while enjoying the outdoors. Free time spent hiking, camping or fishing are ideal. As well, family, live music and travel all rank high on his priority list.

Luke doubles as a strength and conditioning coach as well as a kinesiologist. He is experienced ... Read More

Desirae graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2015.She has also completed a Bachelor in Psychology from Thompson Rivers University. Desirae grew up in the small town of Nakusp, BC, where her passion for physiotherapy developed as a young athlete participating in many community sports. Throughout her youth, she had the opportunity to play hockey at the provincial and international level, allowing her to combine her love for sports and travel!

Desirae enjoys treating a variety of injuries, and working with clients of all ages; from the competitive athlete to the weekend warrior. In addition to assessing and treating orthopedic injuries, she is also familiar with orthopedic post-surgical rehabilitation, having worked directly with orthopedic surgeons during her time in Calgary. She believes in utilizing a holistic approach to physiotherapy, to assist in achieving your individual goals and prevent future injury. Desirae is always pursuing further knowledge and education, through post-graduate courses. She has successfully completed numerous levels of training in manual therapy with the Canadian Orthopaedic Division of Physical Therapy. She is also certified in Functional Dry Needling (FDN), and has completed training in K-Taping, Neurokinetic Therapy, and Mulligan Concept technique.

When Desirae isn’t at the clinic, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family. In her spare time, you can find her at the gym, playing hockey, golfing, or hiking.

Desirae graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in... Read More

Aaron was born and raised in Carbonear, Newfoundland before attending Memorial University of Newfoundland where he did a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (Nutrition). He then went on to do a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Thereafter he worked at a sports physiotherapy clinic in Prince Edward Island, before making the move to PRIME in September, 2019.

Aaron grew up playing basketball, volleyball, soccer, karate, skiing, swimming, yoga and playing guitar and piano. He likes to live and promote a healthy lifestyle through fitness, activity and a balanced diet - everything in moderation ;)

He centres his treatments around each individual patient, and uses combinations of manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, movement strategies, and therapeutic exercise. Aaron also believes that patient education is key to helping people understand themselves and their bodies, preventing future injuries, and successful aging!

With a passion for learning, Aaron has taken post graduate courses in orthopedics, movement systems impairments, and dry needling.

E-mail Aaron at: aaron@primekelowna.ca

Aaron was born and raised in Carbonear, Newfoundland before attending Memorial University of Newf... Read More

Jordan is a Physical Therapist who has enjoyed practising in the musculoskeletal/outpatient field for over ten years. Jordan graduated with his degree in Physical Therapy with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2008. For the first seven years of his career, Jordan worked in Saskatchewan within a multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility alongside physicians, psychologists, kinesiologists and orthopaedic surgeons treating patients with a variety of sports, work and motor vehicle accident related injuries. Jordan more recently made the move West to the sun-kissed Okanagan in 2016 where he has continued his work in private practice. Jordan is thrilled to have joined the Prime Physiotherapy team in January, 2020.

Jordan has always demonstrated a strong commitment to professional post- graduate education, clinical development and evidence based practice. In 2014, Jordan completed the highest level of post-graduate training in manual therapy. Holding this Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy through the Canadian Orthopaedic Division has earned Jordan status as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT). Furthermore, Jordan is credentialed to treat neuropathic conditions using Gunn Dry Needling Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS), earning this certification through the University of British Columbia. Jordan has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for the past 11 years.

Jordan’s treatment approach utilizes manual therapy in the form of mobilization or manipulation of the spine and peripheral joints to maximize

joint biomechanics, Intramuscular Stimulation Needling (IMS) when appropriate, a significant emphasis on strength training as well as individualized education to assist patients in achieving their athletic or functional goals. When away from the clinic, Jordan enjoys playing golf, tennis, volleyball and hockey, travelling the world with his young family and of course jamming a tune or two on one of his favorite guitars.

Jordan is a Physical Therapist who has enjoyed practising in the musculoskeletal/outpatient field... Read More

Gerome grew up in Prince Rupert, BC, where he developed a love for sport and an understanding of the importance of living an active lifestyle. He grew up playing hockey, soccer, volleyball, tae kwon do, boxing, and fishing, and has recently developed a love for skiing. His interest in sports and healthcare drew him to the physiotherapy profession. Gerome graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters of Physiotherapy following the completion of a Bachelors in Animal Biology at UBC. Prior to moving to Kelowna, Gerome was active in the sports community working with several different hockey and rugby teams.

In practice, Gerome utilizes an individualized approach to care for each patient including manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, therapeutic exercise, and patient education. He believes in treating the whole person to make you stronger than before your injury and adapting the treatments to fit your goals, lifestyle, and preventing re-injury. Gerome is passionate about continually expanding his knowledge base through post-graduate courses, continuing education, and mentorship. He has completed the Orthopaedic Division Level 1, the McKenzie Method: The Lumbar Spine, the Mulligan Concept: Lower Quadrant, First Responder for Sport, and is continually taking courses and engaging in mentorship to further expand his clinical skill set.

Outside of work, Gerome enjoys participating in a variety of sports and activities including hockey, skiing, climbing, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee.

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Antonia grew up in Vancouver and attended the University of British Columbia for her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology. Throughout university, Antonia worked as a trainer and as a health educator to young students to promote healthy eating and fitness. After graduating university, Antonia moved to Kelowna to pursue a career in Kinesiology and enjoy the great outdoors the Okanagan has to offer.

As a Kinesiologist, Antonia developed a niche for hydrotherapy and has developed a transitional program from water based exercises to land based exercises to facilitate a wide range of clients in reaching their optimal level of performance. The program has been extremely beneficial in helping individuals recover from a wide range of injuries from sports, motor vehicle accidents, work related and post surgical.

When Antonia is not in the pool or at the gym, you can find her enjoying the outdoors. She enjoys snowboarding, hiking, kiteboarding, mountain biking and surfing.

Antonia grew up in Vancouver and attended the University of British Columbia for her bachelor’s d... Read More

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