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About

Our physiotherapists work as a team to help their clients.

Anke Smit

Upon completion of her physiotherapy training in the Netherlands, Anke immigrated to Canada.  After working in different cities in BC she settled in Penticton and started the Pro-Physio Clinic in 1991.  Over the years a lot of time was put into attending different orthopaedic, Acupuncture and IMS courses.  She also volunteers at a number of different sporting events during the year, and is a  board member for the SADI youth organization in Summerland.  In her spare time, Anke likes to spend time with her family, friends and the outdoors (hiking, skiing, gardening and horseback riding).

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Tracey McQuair

Graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in Kinesiology (BSc) and then completed her degree in Physical Therapy (BSc) at the University of Alberta.  Since, she has been inspired to do further training in order to improve the outcomes of her varied patient population.  A new area of interest, Tracey has become Certified in treating Pelvic Health issues - in the hopes of keeping everyone doing what they love!  Tracey is also a Certified Active Release Techniques Therapist and has found great success in treating both the high end athlete and the busy desk jockey.  She has also become certified in the use of Acupuncture (AFCI) and Functional Dry Needling (IMS) for the treatment of musculoskeletal problems.

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Darrel Hagel 

Darrel Hagel is a graduate of the University of Alberta in 2003 where he obtained his Bachelor of Science with distinction in Physical therapy.  Darrel has worked in a variety of clinical settings including private practice, acute hospital rehab, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and with a variety of sports teams including hockey, baseball, basketball and ski teams.  Darrel has advanced training in manual therapy, his American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Specialist certification and is enrolled at UBC working towards his Masters of Rehabilitation Science.  He is also trained in Functional Dry Needling (IMS).  Darrel has previously worked in Edmonton, Sydney Australia and for the last 9 years in Penticton.

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Lisa Singleton

Lisa graduated from Curtin University of Western Australia in 1987 and arrived in Canada in 1989 with the intention of having a working holiday.  After several years of working and traveling between BC and Alberta, she elected to settle in the Okanagan Valley and now considers this home.  Lisa joined our team in 2007 and is also trained in Functional Dry Needling (IMS).  An avid outdoor enthusiast, Lisa and her 2 children enjoy a variety of activities including triathlon and hiking in the summer; cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

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Chelsea Rieu

Chelsea graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2013 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. After graduating she moved to the Okanagan for the weather and lifestyle. Chelsea enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, running and cross-country skiing. You can usually see her commuter bike parked outside the clinic. She is trained in Functional Dry Needling (IMS) and orthopedics which she uses to treat Work Safe, ICBC and private clients. She also has experience treating infants with torticollis and plagiocephaly.

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Jessica Slivka

Since graduation from the University of Alberta in 2011 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Jessica has worked in private Orthopedic clinics in AB, SK and now in BC. She is a certified practitioner in Complete Concussion Management and in Graston Technique.  She takes an interest in treating athletes, especially hockey and volleyball players. Currently, she is the Physiotherapist for the Summerland Steam Jr. B Hockey Club. Personal interests include yoga, outdoor activities in the summer and spending time with her family, friends and dog, Keida.

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Erin Hvidson

Erin graduated with a Class One Degree in Human Kinetics (UBC), a Bachelor of Education with Distinction (U of S), and a Master of Physical Therapy (UBC).  Prior to moving to Penticton, she worked at Alan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic in Vancouver, and was a teacher assistant of the Neuroanatomy/Neurophysiology for the UBC Master of Physical Therapy Program.  Erin has her Level Two Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy, and is trained in Functional Dry Needling (IMS).  She further is trained in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS).  She is a former member of the 2003 University of Saskatchewan's Female National Championship CIS Track and Field Team, competing in distances of 400m-800m, and now enjoys competing in triathlons.  Erin enjoys just about any activity that’s outdoors, and will often be found exploring the trails, on bikes or skis, with her two active young boys and husband.

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Jackie Crnic-Paulsen



Jackie was raised in Penticton and moved away for 10 years.  During that time she graduated from UBCO with a degree in Bachelor of Business.  She is passionate about marketing and has moved back to Penticton and joined the Pro-Physio team.  Jackie is an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying a variety of activities including camping, golfing and wake surfing in the Summer; snowboarding, snowshoeing and yoga in the Winter.

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Trudy Phipps



Trudy has always called the Okanagan her home.  She is a graduate of Penticton Secondary School and has post-secondary education in Office Administration.  During the last 20 years, Trudy has worked in various industries including customer service and administration, and raised two daughters that are studying at the University of British Columbia.  

Trudy is active in her community.  She was the secretary for the Canadian Ski Patrol from 2008-2012, and has volunteered with Grand Fondo and Challenge Penticton.  When not at work, you can find Trudy enjoying the outdoors with her husband: snowshoeing, skiing or touring the greater northwest.

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