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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 Vivian

Studio Owner

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

ABOUT ERIC →

Dr. Elliot Frank

Board Certified Doctor (CCFP) (ABFM).

Dr. Frank is a highly respected family doctor, holding board certifications in both Canada (CCFP) and the USA (ABFM). Driven by a profound passion to assist his patients in living their best lives, he focuses on eliminating the physical and emotional barriers that hinder their well-being.

In his medical practice, Dr. Frank specializes in cutting-edge treatments such as PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy and Neuromodulator therapy, including the use of Botox. He employs PRP therapy to treat a variety of conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis, partial tears, tennis elbow, chronic pain, hair regrowth, and facial rejuvenation, by using the patient's own blood platelets to promote healing and tissue regeneration. Additionally, Dr. Elliot's expertise in Neuromodulator therapy offers relief to patients suffering from migraine headaches, teeth grinding and TMJ disorders, whiplash injuries, chronic head and neck pains, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and facial wrinkles and lines. Through these innovative treatments, Dr. Elliot is dedicated to alleviating pain and significantly enhancing his patients' quality of life and appearance.

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PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

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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Georgia Grenier

Registered Physiotherapist
MPT, B.Sc.(Kin)

Georgia grew up in Christina Lake and now calls Kelowna home. She completed a Bachelor of

Kinesiology at UBC Vancouver, and her Master of Physical Therapy through UBC’s rural stream in Prince George. She has completed post-graduate education in manual therapy, fascia release work, and training in pilates; she is committed to a journey of life-long learning.

Georgia is passionate about promoting a balanced wellbeing and using physical activity to

facilitate healing and an improved mind-body connection. Her care is client-centred and trauma-informed, empowering you to reach your goals and incorporate movement into your lifestyle. Georgia has a special interest in chronic pain and Indigenous health, however she is

eager to support individuals of all ages with injuries and physical barriers of all kinds.

Outside of work she loves to spend time with family and friends, reading, writing, and moving her body by exploring outdoors, resistance training, and doing pilates or hot yoga.

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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

Akela 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.
 

Akela 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 Akela 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.

Registered Physiotherapist

Teigan Moore

Teigan grew up in the Okanagan where she played a variety of sports. Having an active lifestyle showed her the importance of movement, injury prevention, lifestyle and overall health. This lead Teigan to get her pilates training with Stott Pilates, Pilates process and NEU Pilates in 2015. Teigan also completed her massage therapy diploma in 2020 at The Okanagan College of Massage Therapy . And is in her 3rd year at the Canadian School of Osteopathy in Vancouver. Her love of holistic health, healing, and movement brought her to these therapies, and to help empower her clients on their own health and wellness journeys.

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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

Kinesiologist, Certified Pilates Instructor and 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.

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Taylor Kjartanson

Kinesiologist, Certified Pilates Instructor and 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! 

Aish Murthy

Certified Pilates Instructor, Physiotherapy Assistant

Aish uses her Physiotherapy background to guide her clients through Pilates-based rehab programs. She is currently working on her licensing to actively work as a physiotherapist. She uses her Evidence-based practice knowledge in dealing with her clients and is trained in holistically approaching the problems. In your sessions, you can expect to work on breathwork, connecting to the mind and body, fascia release, and re-educating the muscles and nerves to relieve pain and muscle tension. She is also ongoing with her Pilates certification which makes her introduce each client to a Pilates exercise program that helps to develop muscle connections and increase muscle strength and endurance. Aish works holistically to approach each issue or pain to create a strong foundation, helping patients reduce pain, and preventing further injury.

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