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meet our

PANDOSY TEAM

We are a unique group of fun, friendly, competent health practitioners! We are a team that absolutely loves fitness, health, and wellness. 

 

That love leads us to be dedicated to sharing our knowledge and passion with clients and friends to give them the greatest gift in life, Health. Meet our fantastic group of Pilates Instructors, Physiotherapists, and Kinesiologists!

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MANAGING TEAM

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JEN GULLEY

Owner / Registered Physiotherapist

BSc PT, FCAMPT, MCPA

Jen loves to laugh and hopes that she can help inspire people back into their natural healthy state.

ABOUT JEN →

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LARA YANIK

Studio Owner / Pilates Instructor

Lara has completed her BCRPA, 1st year apprenticeship, Stott Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrel and ISP certifications.

ABOUT LARA →

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ERIC VIVAN

Studio Owner

Eric has a passion for NeuMovement that begins with a teenage dream of becoming a Physiotherapist.

ABOUT ERIC →

KATIE GALOTTA

Registered Physiotherapist
BScH., MPT

One of Katie's most valuable gifts that her education provided her was the ability to improve her own health. Her overarching goal is to empower her clients to achieve the same. She aims to assist them in developing life-long knowledge and skills to both treat and prevent injury. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Queen's University in 2013, followed by a Master of Physical Therapy degree at Western University in 2015. Additionally, she has undertaken postgraduate manual therapy training and is certified in K-taping and Functional Dry Needling.

With a background in psychology, she holds a strong interest in the mind-body connection. She utilizes this knowledge to adopt a holistic approach to physiotherapy treatment. This involves not only focusing on the immediate injury but also considering each patient's unique situation in order to develop an individualized treatment plan. Her treatments primarily combine manual therapy and exercise, all underpinned by education.

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LYNN ORSAK

Registered Physiotherapist
MPT, B.Sc.(Kin), AAC-1, ISM Graduate

Lynn has an active approach to physical therapy that allows the client to be in charge of their own well-being. Using the Integrated Systems Model to discover the root of the problem and treating her clients with a combination of manual therapy, visceral and fascial techniques, acupuncture, exercise, and education, she believes in the capacity for the body to heal in every situation.

 

She integrates breathing, yoga, Pilates, and mindfulness practices into physical therapy to provide a holistic approach to foster clients’ overall health and wellness. 

 

Lynn loves treating clients of any age and stage, but really thrives treating runners, moms (both new and not so new), and anyone who's trying to enjoy their favourite activities even more!

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ALI BROOKE

Registered Physiotherapist
BSc., Registered Physiotherapist, Certified Pilates Instructor 

Ali originally trained as a physiotherapist in the United Kingdom, graduating in 2016 from the University of the West of England. She immigrated in 2019, and is now grateful to call the Okanagan home. Since then, she has trained to be a Pilates instructor and has taught Pilates at NeuMovement since 2021.

Ali is a passionate advocate for the mind-body connection and uses an active, mindful approach to help people heal themselves. Alongside her physiotherapy practice, she uses Pilates to teach her clients efficient and pain-free movement patterns to rehabilitate and prevent injuries. She welcomes anyone to come and try individualized clinical Pilates in their physiotherapy sessions with her. 

 

She has a particular interest in working in partnership with people who have neurological conditions, having worked in a specialist center for this in the UK. Additionally, with her experience in acute care across all specialties, she is well-placed to help you recover from surgery or a bout of severe illness.

 

Outside of physiotherapy, Ali enjoys adventuring in the mountains, deep conversations, and even deeper mugs of tea!

ody and psychological wellness.

COMING SOON

Registered Physiotherapist

Jen Gulley

Jen Gulley is living her best life by being a part of the NEUMovement team and her clients lives. She has been offering physiotherapy to clients since 2005 after graduating from the UofA.  She went on to complete her Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Following that she completed her training in the Integrated Systems Model. More recently she has learned visceral, craniosacral and fascial release techniques. 

 

Jen strongly believes in treating clients as whole beings where the physical, mental and emotional parts of us all impact our health and healing.  She loves working with clients using a variety of tools to help them reach their goals and live their best life. 

 

When she isn’t at the studios you can find her with her two girls and dog playing in the beautiful Okanagan!

MASSAGE THERAPISTS

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AKELA DERKSEN

Registered MassageTherapist

Tracy comes from a diverse background including her own 20+ year journey with overcoming pain and rehabilitation. With this deep understanding she approaches each person with the whole body in mind as well as all the parts - mainly the nervous system. She combines traditional massage techniques including fascial, lymph and Craniosacral therapy to create better circulation, movement and decrease tension and holding patterns. Her training includes all 4 modules of Neu Pilates, many professional development days over her almost 5 years at Neu; visceral approach, and a 2 year study in Craniosacral therapy as well as a many other courses in osteopathy, breath & movement. The style of craniosacral she practices is based on osteopathy and is Biodynamic vs. mechanical.

Tracy is an eternal student and enjoys sharing knowledge in hopes to empower her clients and to help them understand their own inner workings of the human anatomy, physiology and nervous system.

Through conversation, breath, movement and working with the nervous system as a whole she believes she can help any “body” create more ease.

Please contact the studio to book as Tracy is taking new clients on a case by case basis. Thank you.

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VICKY BHARDWAJ

Registered Massage
Therapist

Vicky completed her diploma as a registered massage therapist from WCCMT, New Westminster in 2015. After practicing in Burnaby for 3 years, she returned to her hometown of Kelowna in 2018. She is very passionate about helping people on their healing journey, using her experience to create treatment plans specific to each patient’s ailments. She is trained in a variety of techniques, such as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger-point Release, and Pre and post natal Massage. Her passion is, but is not limited to focusing on postural issues and body alignment with hands on manual therapy specific to each patient.

 

Vicky believes in healing from within to properly maintain the body. Outside of the clinic, Vicky enjoys her time with her family including her 4 year old, rambunctious son and 2 year old puppy Milli.

PILATES INSTRUCTORS

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MEGAN ROWE

Certified Pilates Instructor, Physiotherapy Assistant and Personal Trainer 

COMING SOON

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Alana Arkell

Certified Pilates Instructor and Physiotherapy Assistant

Working with Alana, you will get the Pilates experience. Her passion lies in creating challenging workouts that move the body to help release any tension and works to increase muscle strength and endurance-based exercises. 

MALRIE STRATFORD 

Certified Pilates Instructor, Physiotherapy Assistant 

Having completed her Pilates, anatomy, and active rehab training with Neumovement, Malrie's teaching style focuses on alignment and activation, and she truly love what she does. She is incredibly grateful to be able to call this my work and enjoy working with a diverse range of individuals, including those in pre/post-surgery, general injury rehab, and those seeking mind-body connection, alignment, stability, and overall strength. Malrie also enjoy helping athletes improve their performance and address instabilities. Outside the studio, her passions include everything related to dogs, as she loves talking about my fur kids Bentley and Piper. She is also skilled in cooking and baking, having obtained my Red Seal in culinary arts, and I believe that simplicity often makes the best dishes. Additionally, I find joy in activities like yoga, hiking, and indulging in the good things the Okanagan region has to offer, like wine.

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TRINITY HANSMA

Kinesiologist, Certified Pilates Instructor and Physiotherapy Assistant

Trinity is a dedicated Kinesiologist and certified Pilates instructor, with a focus in rehabilitation. She combines Pilates and active rehab techniques to achieve the best results for her clients. With a background in track and field, she also enjoys coaching young athletes during summers. Trinity's passion for movement and healing fosters a supportive environment where clients thrive.

BECCA COOK

Certified Pilates Instructor, Physiotherapy Assistant 

Becca uses her kinesiology background to guide her clients through Pilates based rehab programs. In your sessions you can expect to work on fascial release to relieve muscle tension, Pilates exercises to develop muscle connections, and increase muscle strength and endurance. Becca takes a progressive rehab approach to create a strong foundation, reduce pain, and prevent injury.

MADISON TANISH

Certified Pilates Instructor and Physiotherapy Assistant

Madison uses her background in dance and kinesiology to create the best treatment for you. She is intentional about providing a unique treatment for each of her clients and uses a combination of slower rehabilitation exercises and more difficult strengthening exercises to help her clients to feel their best!

Tanya loves to keep things interesting with her sessions finding new transitions and exercises to keep the body and mind interested and wanting more! 

TAYLOR KJARTANSON

Certified Pilates Instructor, Physiotherapy Assistant 

Taylors passion for movement began at the ripe age of three years old when she was enrolled in her first dance class and fitted for her first pair of figure skates. Falling in love with all genres of dance, she spent countless hours in the studio as a competitive dancer and instructor. Naturally, Taylor was quickly introduced to the world of physiotherapy to aid minor injuries and support my training. 

 

Graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and a desire to help others achieve their preventive and rehabilitative goals, I completed the Occupational and Physical Therapy Assistant diploma program at Vancouver Community College. With her formal education and certifications as a Personal Trainer and Clinical Pilates Instructor, she is dedicated to providing individualized and client centered care to help you get back to the activities that are meaningful to you! 

 

Outside the clinic you can find her enjoying the outdoors, iced coffee in hand, with her partner Travis!

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AISH MURTHY

Certified Pilates Instructor and Physiotherapy Assistant
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