Kim Scranton BScPT, BPE, CAFCI- Owner /Physiotherapist
Kim graduated from the University of Alberta with honours degrees in both Physical Therapy and Physical Education in 2001. She has completed several post-graduate courses with a focus on manual therapy, exercise and acupuncture. In 2007, Kim opened Live Well Physiotherapy and enjoys providing services for such an active community. Kim received her certification in acupuncture from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in 2009. With being an avid golfer, Kim has taken a special interest in golf injuries and has taken several courses through the Fit Fore Golf program. She provides treatment for a wide variety of conditions and loves the challenge of working with each person and their unique situation to find an approach that makes her physio sessions and home programs as effective and enjoyable as possible. Kim and her husband are kept busy with their three daughters ages 13, 9 and 6. She enjoys golf, hiking, kayaking, boating and spending time with her family.
Karen Garrett BScPT, CAFCI - Physiotherapist
Karen graduated from the University of Alberta with an honours degree in Physical Therapy in 1995. She moved to the Shuswap in 1998 and has since worked primarily in private practice. Karen has taken several post-graduate courses in manual therapy, women's health, and acupuncture. With over 20 years of experience in women's health, Karen enjoys great success in helping women achieve optimal health and function. Karen loves working with Salmon Arm's senior population and with her caring manner and wealth of experience, the seniors love her too. When not at work, Karen is kept very busy with her family and hobbies. Karen is passionate about curling with both participating herself and watching her children compete. She is a pianist and music/ministry leader with her church. Karen has a great love for animals and has several years of competitive horse riding under her belt. Her other hobbies include skiing, swimming, boating, and curling up with a good book.
David Locke BScPT (Hons), Dip RMT - Physiotherapist
David is a graduate of Curtin University in Perth Australia. In 2015, he and his wife moved to Canada and he has been working at Live Well Physiotherapy ever since. David works with a variety of patients but has a special interest in headaches, neck aches and TMJ dysfunction. He enjoys assessing and treating back issues of both acute and chronic nature. He is a problem-solver who enjoys creating personalized treatment and management solutions for each individual. David is trained in dry needling to address muscle and myofascial issues. He is also a qualified remedial massage therapist and is proficient in a number of massage techniques including deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release. He continues to use these skills within the scope of his physiotherapy sessions. In his spare time, David enjoys tennis, hiking, capoeira, travel, and circus and performance arts. David is also an active member of Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue.
Robyn Boudreau MPT - Physiotherapist
Estera Hazlewood BScPT - Physiotherapist
Estera graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of East Anglia in England in 2000. She moved back to Canada that same year and worked in paediatrics (children aged 0-19) at a Child Development Centre in the Fraser Valley from 2002 up until moving to the North Okanagan in the fall of 2018. She is passionate about working with children with special needs and their families and seeing them succeed and improve their participation in their community. Courses in seating and equipment, motivational interviewing, and attachment theory have all helped to add to her experience in this field. Estera volunteers at a few orphanages with children with developmental delay in Mexico twice a year and thoroughly enjoys leading multi-disciplinary teams on these trips. She enjoys gardening, hiking, skiing, travelling and doing life with her husband and three kids.
Jill Nahm MPT - Physiotherapist
Tim Dewailly MPT - Physiotherapist
Tim completed a Masters of Physical Therapy at UBC in 2008. He also has a B.Sc. in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria. Tim is fluent in French as he was born in France and grew up in Quebec City. He recently moved to Salmon Arm (from Kingston, ON) to enjoy the outdoors and be closer to family.
Tim has an extensive clinical background, which ranges from treating Olympic athletes to working at a hand therapy clinic. In order to provide his clients with a wide range of treatment options he has completed courses in manual therapy, dry needling, and acupuncture.
Tim firmly believes in providing evidence-based physiotherapy to ensure that clients feel confident in the quality of care provided. He values taking a hands-on approach to treating his clients. Although he enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions, Tim has a strong interest in treating sport-related injuries. He has a background as a national level swimmer and international triathlete, giving him a more holistic understanding of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Away from the clinic, Tim enjoys spending time mountain biking, trail running, and paddle boarding with his wife and two young boys.
Meliane Lavoie BScPT – Physiotherapist
Meliane graduated from the Université de Montréal in 2007 in physical therapy. Born and raised in Quebec, she travelled and moved many times before landing in BC in 2013. She has since had the chance to discover a lot of the province and finally settled in beautiful Salmon Arm in 2018.
Her main experience as a physiotherapist is acute care, working in hospital facilities, learning about various conditions and their associated treatment plans. Meliane has always been passionate about helping people and has long known that physiotherapy would be the best way for her to fulfill that desire and combine it with her love for fitness, sports and adventures.
While working part time for Interior Health, she has joined the clinic part time to offer her expertise to a broader public in a different setting. She is dedicated to providing personalized services and understands that each situation is unique in its approach. She has also completed post-graduate training in vestibular rehab and women’s health throughout the years.
In her free time she loves camping and hiking with her husband and their young son, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, paddling and just being outside in the beautiful area we live in.
Sheron Stone - BSc.Kin - Kinesiologist
Sheron graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC) in 1994. She lived in Vancouver where she and her husband owned a kinesiology based exercise rehab and personal training company for 25 years. Sheron has had the pleasure of working with a wide range of clients ~ from high level athletes to those recovering from soft tissue and orthopedic injuries, and all in-between. Sheron was the winner of The Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver – Best Personal Trainer for three years and runner-up for three years. She approaches every client with a mind-body perspective and is very passionate about supporting peoples’ overall health, fitness and quality of life. In addition to the one-to-one work with clients, she also leads small group exercise classes, conducts office ergonomic assessments and presents seminars and education sessions on a wide range of fitness and wellness related topics. Sheron is certified in kinesio-taping, is formally trained in Ashtanga Yoga and sits on the Board of Directors for the BC Association of Kinesiologists, currently holding the President position. Sheron and her family moved to Salmon Arm in July 2017. She is very grateful to be living in the beautiful Shuswap and enjoying the year-round outdoor lifestyle. She enjoys running, hiking, cycling and strength training. When not doing sweaty stuff, she loves to cook and entertain for friends and family.
Melanie was born and raised in Salmon Arm. She completed her Master of Social Work in clinical practice at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan). Melanie strongly believes in holistic health care which focuses on all aspects of health. She believes that psychological health and well-being are as important as physical health. Melanie has a particular clinical interest in working with families or individuals who have been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening medical conditions. She is also interested in helping those with eating disorders. Melanie's previous work includes interpersonal violence, child welfare, community counselling, and gerontological social work practice. In her spare time, she enjoys dragon boating and snowshoeing. Melanie is excited to join the fantastic team at Live Well Physiotherapy.
Kathie Pletsch - Office Manager
Kathie is one of the friendly voices you hear answering the phones. She keeps the office running smoothly by taking care of the operational and administrative needs of the clinic. Kathie moved to Salmon Arm from the lower mainland in 2004 with her husband and young daughter. She enjoyed being a stay at home mom and volunteering with her daughter's school and activities for several years. Kathie joined the Live Well team in 2014. In her spare time, Kathie enjoys reading, skiing, gardening and music. Her family loves to travel and often plans their trips to include music (mostly country) concerts.
Shirley Colin - Administrative Assistant
After spending many years living in the South Okanagan, Shirley and her husband recently relocated to Salmon Arm to take on a new adventure and embrace all that this friendly and welcoming community has to offer. Shirley brings a wealth of administrative experience to Live Well as she spent a career managing a busy medical practice in Southern BC. Shirley enjoys being outdoors and living a “walking lifestyle”, hiking, cycling and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, which has become more doable with this move to the Shuswap.