Our Staff

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Kevin Brechin, BA.LSA, Dip S.I.M., C.A.T. ( C ), CES, PES

Clinically, Kevin has a background in myofascial release, soft tissue release techniques, muscle energy techniques, and kinesio taping to aid in correcting muscle dysfunction. Kevin has also taken advanced courses in concussion assessment and rehabilitation as well as shoulder rehabilitation, hip, pelvis and low back dysfunction. Kevin also has his corrective exercise specialist and performance enhancement specialist certifications and specializes in injury prevention and develops sport specific training programs as well as created an AGL injury prevention program for athletes. Kevin works towards a global approach in correcting postural and muscular imbalances through manual therapy techniques; modalities and active rehabilitation exercises to return the person back to sport or work. Kevin is the head athletic therapist for Thompson River’s University Wolfpack. Kevin enjoys working with the active populations from recreational athletes, youth sports, CIS, NBA, NHL and national team level athletes.

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Dr. Rylan Brouwer, BA, DC, RCCSS (C) Res*

Originally from Merville, BC, Dr. Rylan Brouwer grew up playing various sports and athletic activities. His active lifestyle led him to a volleyball scholarship at Vancouver Island University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Sport Health and Physical Education. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Brouwer’s passion for athletic performance optimization has led him to further specialize and become a resident with the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (RCCSS (C)). He currently holds certifications in Active Release Techniques (ART), Sports Emergency First Responder (EFR) and the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Dr. Brouwer assists everyone from elite level athletes to the weekend warrior to recover from injury, restore function and optimize optimal performance. His treatments focus on restoration of normal function and increased performance through joint manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, rehabilitative exercises and health/bio-mechanic education. In his spare time you can catch Dr. Brouwer at the local fishing spots and hiking trails with his dog Cooper, on the volleyball court, or on the ice at the hockey arena!

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Chris Elliot, RMT, CES

Chris completed his 3000-hour Diploma to become a Massage Therapist at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy located in Vernon, British Columbia. He tailored his practicums throughout school towards sports massage and treatment, knowing early on that he wanted to focus on sports injury and recovery. Chris has volunteered at many sporting events in the Okanagan, to gain experience and hours towards his sports massage diploma through CSMT A. Chris knows that strength is key to staying healthy and preventing injury, with that in mind he has complemented his diploma with certifications as a personal trainer, performance enhancement specialist and corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Chris grew up in Kamloops, BC, and participated in many sports throughout his time here. He participated in Junior B lacrosse in his youth, being a part of the provincial championship team and junior A hockey. Due to shoulder injuries sustained in these contact sports, Chris was unable to continue these passions at a competitive level. He then discovered triathlon and became an avid enthusiast. Chris has become involved in the triathlon community, participating in the Kelowna Apple triathlon, the Penticton Peach Classic, and the Vernon Kai Rats race. With his sports history and having undergone surgery to repair both of his shoulders, Chris has an understanding of the importance of recovery from daily muscle strain, endurance sports, high impact sports, and post surgical rehab.

In his spare time Chris enjoys teaching his two young children how to mountain bike and spend time exploring the Thompson/Okanagan, after gaining clinical experience working with a physiotherapist in Vernon, Chris decided to move back to Kamloops to be closer to family and provides exceptional service to help you recover.

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Dr. Ross Outerbridge BSc. (HK), MD, FRCSC, Dip. Sport & Exercise Medicine

Dr. Outerbridge is a Kamloops based orthopaedic surgeon with a sub-specialty interest and postgraduate training in orthopaedic sport medicine. After completing an orthopaedic residency at UBC, Dr. Outerbridge completed a fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Sport Medicine at the Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University. He is interested in treating injuries of the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle and elbow in active individuals of all ages. He is also interested in sports injury prevention especially in the adolescent age group.
In addition to his active practice in Kamloops Dr. Outerbridge has served in many National and International leadership roles in sport medicine including;
Past President – Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine (CASEM)
Chair – International Water Ski Federation Medical Commission (1993-2004)
Chief Medical Officer Team Canada 1999 Pan Am Games
Chief Medical Officer Team Canada 2002 Commonwealth Games
Chef de Mission Team Canada 2006 Commonwealth Games
Team Canada Physician 2004 Olympic Games, FISU World University Games (1997, 2001), 1995 Pan American Games

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Matt Scott, PT, MScPT

Matt has an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from U of C and completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at U of A. Matt has completed advanced coursework in orthopaedic physiotherapy; dry needling, functional movement screening, vestibular and concussion rehabilitation. Matt works collaboratively with people of all ages and abilities to achieve their physiotherapy goals. Matt uses a combination of exercise-based care, education, and minimal use of passive treatments to assist you in achieving complete recovery based on your specific needs/goals.

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Tammy Uyeda, PT, BScPT

Tammy graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1997 with her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Medicine (Physiotherapy) and originally specialized in occupational rehabilitation, injury prevention. Her active lifestyle and personal background in competitive sport and fitness led her to join Sage Sport Institute in 2015 and is inspired to be working with active and motivated physiotherapy clients of all ages and abilities.

Tammy works to empower her clients to more confidently manage their injury and return them to their pre­injury lifestyle. With advanced coursework in shoulder, knee, fool/ankle, thoracic spine/ribs and pelvis rehabilitation Tammy uses a combination of a hands-on and exercise-based approach to restoring normal mechanics and function.

Outside of her clinical physiotherapy practice Tammy loves working from the other end with injury risk ­reduction for youth and teen soccer teams. She can also be found volunteering as a judo coach, online in social media inspiring fitness and an active lifestyle, on the sidelines of her three boys’ soccer games and running around the hills of Kamloops.

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Cara Nordin, BSc, DPT

Cara graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2012 from the University of Texas in El Paso where she also played NCAA Division 1 soccer. She started her career in Texas working in a Children’s Hospital rehabilitating children with orthopedic, neurological and integumentary concerns. Since moving back to Canada, Cara has diversified her skills into the adult population and pursued additional coursework in taping, dry needling, female & male urinary incontinence, female &male pelvic pain as well as maintain her certification as a sport first responder. She is also a physiotherapist for the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack. Cara integrates education, motor control and exercise in order to optimize function and maximize her client’s goals.

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Dr. Bruce Davidson, CCFP(EM), DIP Sport Med