Entries by Nick Legault

The Benefits of Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the scientific study of movement. The word comes from the Greek, -kinein, which means ‘to move’ and -logia, ‘study’. Kinesiologists are movement specialists offering a wide variety of assessments and services to assist with both injury and illness prevention as well as injury management. Kinesiology is based on the core sciences of anatomy, […]

Meet Naomi Erhardt – Registered Massage Therapist

While playing volleyball in high school, Naomi Erhardt experienced a hamstring strain and was sent to a massage therapist to aid in her recovery from the injury. Naomi was always interested in nutrition and exercise, so it was no surprise that she fell in love with massage therapy while being treated. When she realized how massage […]

Meet Rietta Brisco – Registered Massage Therapist

Rietta Brisco is one of our registered massage therapists here at Kelowna Medical Massage. She is new to Kelowna and since moving here she has been enjoying exploring all that the sunny Okanagan has to offer. Rietta graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy 3000 hour program in 2014, she practices in all areas of […]

Meet Justin Philips – Kinesiologist

Justin Philips is our resident Kinesiologist at Kelowna Medical Massage. Justin first encountered the study of Kinesiology late in high school.  Being a competitive athlete in hockey and soccer as well as recreational snowboarding, mountain biking, skateboarding, and playing rugby throughout his youth he experienced his share of sports injuries.  He was always interested in determining […]

MLD for Mastectomy and Lymph Node Removal

Lymphatic System The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system that works alongside your arteries and veins. Arteries bring blood to an area, veins bring blood back from an area but this system is not perfect and some fluid gets left behind. This fluid is called lymph and the lymphatic system is responsible for […]

Allergies: A Case Study

Clogged Sinuses and Runny Nose Elsie [1] was a woman in her late 20’s who had been suffering for years with allergies. Clogged sinuses, difficulty breathing, decreased sense of smell and a running nose were a daily battle for her. For the past decade or more she has been on allergy medication and although it helps, […]

Headaches and Jaw Pain: A Case Study

Headaches and jaw pain Carlee [1] was a runner in her early 20’s. One spring she started having mild pain in her jaw, throat and teeth. Eventually the pain became constant and she started have headaches as well. Her doctor diagnosed a throat infection and gave her antibiotics but they made no difference. Her doctor referred […]

Shoulder Pain: A Case Study

Pain and weakness Jake was an active man in his mid-40’s who regularly trained in martial arts. One day he began to experience sharp burning pain in his shoulders while he trained. At first he ignored the pain but it continued to get worse. Within a few months the pain was so bad that he […]