The Experts at Penticton Pain Clinic Treat Every Patient Individually
Welcome to the Penticton Pain Clinic! Our team consists of registered physiotherapists, kinesiologists, and registered massage therapists who share a common goal: to help our patients manage and alleviate their pain. We understand that living with pain can be debilitating and affect all areas of life. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing personalized and effective treatments that address the root cause of your pain, not just the symptoms. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or dealing with a chronic condition, our team is here to support you on your path to healing and improved quality of life. We look forward to working with you!
Patrice Kong – Physiotherapist
Patrice, originally from the island of Mauritius, made the decision to relocate to Penticton with the aim of bringing his immediate and extended family closer together. He holds a degree in Psychology from UBC and furthered his education by completing a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. Patrice’s true passion lies in delivering effective and valuable care to individuals while maintaining a compassionate approach.
The Penticton Pain Clinic serves as a manifestation of Patrice’s core values and life mission. He is driven by the purpose of alleviating unnecessary suffering and providing individuals with resolutions or effective management strategies. While his primary focus is on patient care, Patrice cherishes quality time spent with his family, a cherished aspect of his life. During rare moments away from the clinic, he enjoys indulging in his love for fishing by spending time on the water whenever possible.
Amandev Dhesi – Physiotherapist
Amandev Dhesi is a seasoned physiotherapist and dedicated yoga instructor with a career spanning over a decade. With a passion for holistic wellness, Amandev has made a significant impact in the fields of physiotherapy, yoga, and integrative health practices.
Professional Expertise: Amandev’s expertise is rooted in his extensive experience, encompassing a wide array of therapeutic modalities. As a skilled practitioner in acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), he has successfully treated thousands of patients, providing relief from pain and restoring their mobility. Amandev’s commitment to ongoing learning is evident in his pursuit of various post-graduate courses, including specialized training in Mckenzie protocols for spine and joint pain, chronic pain management, and functional movement enhancement.
Holistic Approach: Recognizing the interconnectedness of the body and mind, Amandev combines his physiotherapy skills with his profound knowledge of yoga. As a certified yoga instructor, he infuses his sessions with a unique blend of therapeutic techniques and mindfulness practices, facilitating comprehensive healing and well-being for his clients.
Passions and Hobbies: Beyond his professional pursuits, Amandev is an avid enthusiast of outdoor activities. He finds solace in hiking, allowing nature to be both a source of inspiration and rejuvenation. A passionate runner, he embodies the principles of movement he imparts to his clients. Amandev’s musical talents shine through as he enjoys playing various instruments, harmonizing his life with the rhythm of wellness. His appetite for knowledge extends to literature, with an ever-growing collection of books that enrich his understanding of both science and spirituality.
Yoga and Meditation: Amandev’s commitment to holistic well-being is further exemplified by his daily practice of yoga and meditation. These disciplines not only anchor his personal growth but also inform his professional approach, fostering an environment of tranquility and healing for his clients.
Amandev Dhesi’s journey is a testament to his unwavering dedication to fostering wellness in all aspects of life. His unique fusion of physiotherapy expertise, yoga wisdom, and holistic living sets him apart as a multifaceted healer, making a positive impact on the lives he touches.
Connect with Amandev on his journey of holistic healing through physiotherapy, yoga, and integrated well-being. Join him in exploring the path to vibrant health and transformative self-discovery.
Lyris Davis – Kinesiologist
Introducing Lyris Davis, a highly skilled kinesiologist and human movement specialist at the Penticton Pain Clinic. With a university education focused on the science of human movement, Lyris Davis brings exceptional expertise in optimizing your health through movement.
At Penticton Pain Clinic, Lyris Davis is dedicated to treating and rehabilitating injuries and chronic diseases to help you achieve and maintain optimal physical condition. With a strong foundation in movement science, Lyris Davis creates personalized rehabilitation and exercise plans tailored to your specific condition, as well as your goals and aspirations. These plans are typically completed in our clinic gym, but we also offer the convenience of completing sessions at your home, the Penticton Community Centre’s public swimming pool, or in public parks throughout Penticton.
Lyris’ passion for her field and commitment to your well-being are truly admirable. With her guidance, you’ll receive the support you need to regain mobility, improve strength, and manage pain. Her personalized approach ensures that your unique needs and goals are prioritized throughout your treatment journey.
Beyond her clinical expertise, Lyris Davis stays abreast of the latest research and advancements in kinesiology. This dedication to ongoing professional development allows her to provide you with the most up-to-date and effective care.
Sandra Rathwell – Registered Massage Therapist
Sandra has dedicated the majority of her 20-year career to the thriving town of Whistler, BC. During her time in Whistler, she and her partner established All Season’s Sports Massage, a company that operated two clinics—one in the Delta Hotel and another in the main village. These clinics employed a team of 24 registered massage therapists working alongside Sandra.
As her career progressed, Sandra expanded her endeavors by establishing a four-room spa at the renowned Chateau Whistler. This initial venture blossomed into a 13-room spa by 1997, known as The Spa at Chateau Whistler, thanks to Sandra’s design contributions and her ability to attract strategic partners. The spa flourished under Sandra’s leadership, employing 42 registered massage therapists and 35 additional employees who assisted in its operation. In 2004, Sandra made the decision to sell her shares of the spa to her partner, Bruce Croxon, a well-known figure from Dragon’s Den. Mr. Croxon subsequently leveraged his expertise to build an additional six spas under the Vida Wellness brand.
Sandra holds a deep reverence for her profession as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and derives great satisfaction from helping others. Over her 30-year career as an RMT, she has actively pursued professional development opportunities, further enriching her skill set. She devoted over six years to studying Ayurveda medicine, making The Spa at Chateau Whistler the pioneer in offering these treatments across Canada. Additionally, she pursued Shiatsu training immediately after graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She also invested time in studying at the Hoffman Institute and engaging in a week of therapy healing.
Sandra’s quest for knowledge extends beyond the realms of massage therapy. She has pursued studies in nutrition and wellness at Simon Fraser University and specifically focused on cancer patients with their nutritional and wellness needs. Her specialization includes a wide range of massage techniques such as Deep Tissue massage, Myofascial therapy, and targeted rehabilitation for the lower back, hips, and neck. Furthermore, she is well-versed in alternative healing modalities, reflecting her comprehensive knowledge in this area.
Sandra has been an integral part of the Penticton Pain Clinic, a nurturing and healing environment. Owned by the Physiotherapist, Patrice Kong, the clinic boasts an exceptional team. The clinic manager, Susie, leads with excellence, and the caring and supportive staff consistently go above and beyond. Sandra eagerly anticipates the opportunity to meet you and provide you with her exceptional care and treatment.
Susi – Clinic Manager
Susi was born in Montreal, Quebec and moved to Vancouver in 1979. Susan took a Medical Office Attendant course in 1986 and began working at Surrey Memorial Hospital in 1988. Susan moved to the Okanagan in 2004 and began working at the Penticton Regional Hospital. In 2006 she took the Residential Care Aide course. “Helping people is what I do” says Susan. She has been with the Penticton Pain Clinic since its conception – without Susan there would not be a Penticton Pain Clinic! Susan is heard to say, “This clinic is my baby!” She is very entrepreneurial and sells soup, bread and mulled wine mixes at local farmers’ markets. Susan has 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. She is very involved with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets helping teenagers become the leaders of tomorrow.
Luci – Patient Success Coordinator
Luci assumed the role of Patient Success Coordinator at the Penticton Pain Clinic in 2020, immediately following her successful completion of a diploma program in Medical Office Administration. Driven by an unwavering dedication to assisting individuals, Luci conscientiously endeavors to approach every patient encounter with utmost respect and compassion. Outside of her professional commitments, Luci finds solace and fulfillment in the embrace of nature, often relishing outdoor escapades alongside her beloved fiancé while cherishing precious moments with her cherished daughter.
Chelsea – Patient Success Coordinator
In 2007, Chelsea relocated to the Okanagan region accompanied by her family, settling in Penticton. Her educational journey culminated in Chelsea’s graduation from Princess Margaret Secondary School in 2016. Subsequently, Chelsea embarked on a career in the customer service sector, amassing six years of valuable experience. In 2021, an opportunity arose as Chelsea was offered a position as a Patient Success Coordinator at the Penticton Pain Clinic. Now a proud mother to a delightful 11-month-old child, Chelsea derives immense joy from cherishing quality moments with her loved ones, be it family or friends.
Kaylea – Patient Success Coordinator
Kaylea has been employed at the Penticton Pain Clinic since October 2019, leveraging her extensive background in customer service. Despite her young age of 22, she has made substantial progress towards achieving an Associate of Science Degree in General Sciences, demonstrating her commitment to continuous education and the enhancement of her medical acumen for the purpose of providing optimal care to patients. During her leisure hours, Kaylea can be found engaging in meaningful gatherings with her loved ones and indulging in the serene activity of kayaking in the picturesque Skaha Lake.
Tara Maxted – Patient Success Coordinator
In 2007, Tara moved to Penticton and soon after she completed her Educational Assistant course. In January 2019, she joined the team at Penticton Pain Clinic where she is the Patient Success Coordinator on the weekends. During the week she works as an Educational Assistant in the local school district. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with family and friends.
Marissa – Patient Success Coordinators
Marissa joined the Penticton Pain Clinic team as a Patient Success Coordinator in 2022. With her 10 years of customer service experience, she is passionate about creating a welcoming environment at the clinic. She recently completed accounting courses at Okanagan College and looks forward to taking more courses in the future. When she is not in the clinic she enjoys gardening, and spending time with her family and her pets.