Growing up in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Travis has always been involved with sports and wellness activities. In 2007, after playing junior hockey in Estevan, Travis decided to pursue his academic career at the University of Saskatchewan. Knowing that he wanted to help people live better, naturally, Travis enrolled in the college of Kinesiology and began his study of the human body. During his studies, he became more drawn to natural ways of healing. It was at a yoga teacher training, that Travis met a student in her fifth year of Osteopathic study, and he heard about the treatment methods and philosophy of Osteopathy. He knew that Osteopathy was the path he wanted to pursue.

Following the completion of his degree in 2011, Travis began his studies with the Canadian School of Osteopathy - Manual Practice in Vancouver. After years of study and research,Travis recently defended his thesis taking a deeper look at the work of American Osteopathic Physician, Robert Fulford, D.O.

From his experience and training, Travis has been fortunate to not only help newborns but people in their 90's as well. He enjoys working with individuals from all stages of life, such as:

Infants and toddlers

People with pregnancy concerns

Individuals with chronic headaches and migraines 

Those living with chronic pain and fatigue

Elite athletes and weekend warriors

Elderly invidividuals

As everyone is unique in their journey towards good health, Travis enjoys collaborating with other health professionals in helping individuals achieve their health goals.

Complimenting his studies in Osteopathy, Travis continually adds more training with advanced courses in Osteopathy and yoga. Past courses include a 200-hour teacher training in Ashtanga Yoga, Minimal Lever Adjustments, How to Stimulate the Healing Process and ongoing studies with French Osteopath, René Briend, looking at the Biodynamic and Biokinetic teachings of Osteopathy.

When he is not studying or treating, Travis can be found enjoying what the North Okanagan has to offer outdoors with Rebekah.

Rebekah was born in Madras, India. Her family made the move to Calgary, Alberta when she was nine years old. She later made the move to Saskatoon, where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, majoring in exercise and sport studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Her path was redirected from pursuing Medicine when she was introduced to Osteopathy.

 

Rebekah enjoys working with patients from all stages of life, from the elderly to children, expecting mothers, individuals with disabilities, pre/postpartum care and pre/post-surgery patients. She makes it her priority to understand and work with her patients to meet their short and long-term needs. She prefers to work in conjunction with other health care professions such as naturopaths, doctors, counselors, midwives, massage therapists and chiropractors. This multidisciplinary approach of treatment, allows for patient centered care.

 

Rebekah has now completed her fifth year of manual osteopathic training at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto and is starting her clinical thesis focusing on decreasing unwanted menstrual symptoms that include back pain, constipation/diarrhea, pelvic pain, headaches, bloating and cramping, heavy/ irregular flow for females.

 

Her training as a fifth year student of Osteopathy has focused on the following:

Cranio-sacral therapy

Visceral manipulation 

Myofascial treatment

Dural tension release

Lymphatic drainage

Spinal Assessment

Muscle energy technique

Pre-natal care, labour support and post-partum care

 

In her spare time, Rebekah enjoys hiking, photography, acrylic painting and experimenting with plant-based meals with her fiancé, Travis. She is grateful to have made the move to Vernon, BC and is looking forward to serving this community.

 

 If you are interested in participating in her study or, if you have questions about manual osteopathic treatments, feel free to email her: rebekah@northokanaganosteopathy.ca

 
 

Contact

Address: 701 HW 97

Vernon, BC 

Email: travis@northokanaganosteopathy.ca

Phone: 604-910-4847

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