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Our Team

Joshua L'Heureux, RMT

Joshua has returned to his hometown of Penticton by way of Edmonton, where he worked intensively with some of the nation's top teams and athletes. Quickly finding his niche in BC working with the Vees and other local athletes/organizations, Joshua's clinical practice focuses on an educational model. He takes pride in his interview skills, asking the appropriate questions to identify why a patient is experiencing pain the way they are. His recent educational explorations include specific training in the field of pain science.

 

Josh's treatment model is simple: identify if the patient is "hurting or injured", discover the lifestyle factors that contribute to the pain, use massage to provide a window of relief and, finally, educate the patient on how to desensitize the nervous system in order to permanently reduce their symptoms. 

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Simon Wyvill, RMT

Simon is a graduate of the Registered Massage Therapy Diploma program at Langara College in Vancouver. Previously a personal trainer, Simon became interested in the RMT profession because he wanted to deepen his knowledge of the body. He studied to gain the understanding and tools necessary to help people manage and overcome the many orthopaedic issues faced in our lifetimes. Simon employs a range of treatment modalities including deep tissue, myofascial, joint mobilizations, and range of motion techniques. 

Amanda Kokesch, RMT

New to Penticton, Amanda is excited to be part of a clinic that offers so much value to their clients! For the past 16 years, Amanda has encouraged bodies to heal & balance themselves through massage therapy; knowing that each body is unique, she enjoys using many different modalities. Amanda tailors each treatment to her clients specific needs. Whether pain be new or older, free movement helps create a happier body. Through assessment, treatment and home care, Amanda is available to help clients obtain their goals. 

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Brock Williamson, RMT

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Brock is a graduate of the Registered Massage Therapy Diploma program from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon, B.C. He remains in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of B.C. He approaches each patient with compassion and strives to make each patient feel comfortable and safe. He describes his treatment style as a blend of both Deep Tissue and General Swedish Flow. When not at work he can be found at a dog park playing fetch with his Goldendoodle, Chase.

Sasha (Alexander) Zhikharev , RMT

Sasha is a strong believer in an active lifestyle. From a young age, Sasha has participated in a wide variety of sports and recreational activities which taught him the importance of mind-body connection. This attitude was reinforced by a strong passion for nature and the outdoors. While not in the treatment room, Sasha can be found hiking local mountains, plunging in glacier lakes, carving ski slopes, or playing beach volleyball.

 

With a background in kinesiology and four years experience as a Group Fitness Instructor, Sasha has developed a strong foundational appreciation for the relationship between movement and overall health. Sasha’s fascination with human anatomy and physiology, combined with an inherent desire to have a positive impact, prompted him to become a Registered Massage Therapist. In April 2020, Sasha graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster, BC. In addition to his role as class representative at WCCMT, he also acted as a mentor for students in earlier semesters. Consistent with the belief that “motion is the lotion”, Sasha’s practice incorporates active techniques alongside traditional passive modalities. Furthermore, Sasha believes in advocating and empowering clients to achieve their goals through establishment of a supportive environment and incorporation of individualized education.

Gabriel Linger, Osteopathic Practictioner

Gabriel Linger has always had a keen interest in the human body and how it works. Frequent sport injuries growing up had him seeing a wide range of practitioners including Osteopathy - and has been enamoured with all things Osteopathic since.

After completing his Masters in Osteopathy from Victoria University in 2015, Gabriel worked in Melbourne for a year before moving to Canada to study a more functional approach at the Gray Institute in Michigan, USA. In Canada he was based at an Osteopathic practice in Calgary, and was mentored by Osteopath and world leader in scoliosis treatment, Edward Paget. While in Alberta he was introduced to local First Nations groups through a healing ceremony and has continued to explore Indigenous and other alternative healing philosophies and practices. Now settled in Naramata, BC, Gabriel tries to spend as much time as he can outdoors, when he’s not doting on his son and wife.Gabriel is committed to helping all his clients get to the top of their game. Whether it’s a particular sport, yoga, hiking or just moving better without pain, he strives to equip each person with the education and tools necessary to achieve their goals.

Kaleb Stewart, Bodyworker

Kaleb was born and raised right here in Penticton, BC. He loves hiking and exploring new regions, making a personal mission to find the most beautiful landscapes in the South Okanagan. Kaleb connects easily with everyone he meets, due to his easy going and caring nature. As an aspiring RMT, Kaleb's goal is to treat his patients with the utmost professionalism and compassion, using his manual skills to help people find relief from their pain. 

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Alicia Selock, Office Manager

Alicia has also lived in Penticton and her love for helping people is a great fit here at the clinic. Alicia has a background in Early Childhood Education and teaches the ECE Program at Sprott Shaw College in the afternoons so she provides part time reception in the mornings for our clinic. Alicia's organization & efficiency lends skills to the ability to successfully manage Advance Therapies & to provide clients with the friendly & helpful customer service they deserve!

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