Dr. Stephanie Hutchins
Dr. Hutchins spent her early years on Vancouver Island before she moved to Vancouver where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Hutchins has always enjoyed working with people to help them optimize their function and this interest, as well as her experience working as a Kinesiologist led her to pursue a career in chiropractic care.
Dr. Hutchins graduated cum laude with her chiropractic degree from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Hutchins has always had a strong belief that to maximize outcomes an individualized approach must be taken and she treats each patient by combining soft tissue therapies, a variety of chiropractic techniques as well as rehabilitative stretches and exercises. Dr. Hutchins has training in all levels of Active Release Technique (ART) as well as Graston Technique.
Dr. Hutchins is happy to call Kamloops her home now and enjoys the many benefits this active city has to offer.
Dr. Melanie Keith
At the age of seventeen Dr. Keith packed up her bags and headed down south to Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Missouri to pursue her dream to play college hockey and earn her bachelor’s of science. She then continued to the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon where she completed her four year doctorate degree in chiropractic.
Dr. Keith has always maintained a passion for health and fitness and incorporates this personal philosophy into her work. She aims to help patients improve their quality of life through a combination of various chiropractic techniques, soft tissue therapies, education and rehabilitative exercises.
Dr. Keith enjoys working with a wide variety of patients including infants, pregnant women and athletes. She is also a certified Active Release Techniques® (ART), Webster technique and Graston technique provider.
Kate grew up in White Rock BC and was heavily involved in sports from a young age. After one year of sciences at the University of the Fraser Valley she continued on to graduate at the top of her class from the esteemed West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Kate’s personal experience with serious sports injuries lead her to develop a passion for healing and helping clients regain pain free function no matter what their situation or injury.
Kate’s approach to massage therapy treats clients as whole, combining in depth testing with deep tissue style techniques and joint manipulations. Kate is also a certified Neurokinetics Therapist which allows her to use muscle testing to identify and treat dysfunctional movement and compensation patterns within the body that can be the underlying cause of a huge variety of injuries. By drawing on her experience in athletics as well as her passion for learning and continuing education, Kate makes sure she is always providing the most effective care possible for her clients.
Kate is a huge advocate for active living and spends a large part of her free time with her horse Wandrin’ Star with whom she competes in the sport of three day eventing in B.C and Internationally, all across the Pacific Northwest. Due to the intense physical demand of her sport Kate cross trains using weight lifting, TRX, and a variety of other strength training techniques. The knowledge of which she also uses to design rehabilitation exercises tailored to clients specific needs. Kate is very excited to continue her career here in Kamloops and to help many more clients to reach their optimal health.
Dr. Jennifer Matthews
Dr Jennifer Matthews is both a naturopathic physician and a trained midwife with the natural family medicine practice Full Circle Healing Arts within Kamloops Integrated Wellness, a multidisciplary clinic in Kamloops, BC.
Dr Matthews was first introduced to natural medicine while staying in the family home of a friend in Manilla, Philipines while on an around the world trip. She found the use of herbs wrapped around the neck with a scarf to control asthma and a specific type of shell in the ear to control vertigo fascinating. It was also in Manilla where she was first introduced to Craniosacral therapy. Later when her travelling partner came down with typhoid fever, they sought out both mainstream medicine and local natural healers in the Philipines and Thailand for treatment.
On returning back to Canada, Dr Matthews started her undergraduate degree in biology and organic chemistry at UCC (now TRU). While in undergraduate studies, she worked in a local organic market where she found The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook. It was this book that led her to find out more about ‘the farm’ and was her introduction to Ina May Gaskin. From that point on, Dr Matthews knew that natural pregnancy and childbirth would be part of her Naturopathic training.
Registered Massage Therapist
Lonna was raised in Northern Manitoba/Saskatchewan till she was 23, spending lots of time outdoors and having a huge heart for helping people. This led her to pursue a career in Massage Therapy here in BC. Lonna studied at OVCMT in Vernon and fell in love with all the great outdoors BC has to offer. After graduating in 2009 she found a placement at a golf resort and a private clinic then, relocated to Kamloops in 2011.
Lonna’s approach to Massage Therapy is to treat the body as a whole and help her clients with as much knowledge as possible. You can expect a through postural exam as well as muscle testing and range of motion to determine which muscles should be treated to have the best possible outcome. Learning new techniques and applying that knowledge is a goal for Lonna to further help her clients. With a client base from prenatal to sports massage and injuries it keeps her career interesting and exciting.
Lonna is very excited to be a part of the team here at Kamloops Integrated Wellness and many more years in the friendly Kamloops BC.