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.
Alyssa Horton, CAT (C), BAET, RHN
Alyssa Horton is an Athletic Therapist who graduated with distinction from Camosun College with her Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy Degree. Alyssa also has a Nutrition Diploma, is a First Responder, and has several continuing education courses in her tool belt. Alyssa uses a combination of functional assessments, manual therapy, exercise prescription, and active rehabilitation to help her patients reach their goals and get back to doing what they love.
Alyssa enjoys working with athletes of all levels, weekend warriors, and ACL return to play/work patients.
When she’s not in the clinic, you can find Alyssa on the field covering sporting events, hiking, and exploring her new home in Kamloops.
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
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.
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.
Tori Rathbone, PT, MScPT, BSc
Tori has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from SFU and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University. She has taken additional courses in post-concussion syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, soft tissue release, functional movement screening, and orthopedical manual therapy. Her assessment and treatment approach focuses on client-centered care, education and evidence-based practice. Tori uses a combination of manual therapy and active therapy to help her client’s reach their goals. Outside of the clinic, Tori enjoys running and training horses.
Dr. Bruce Davidson, CCFP(EM), DIP Sport Med
Emiko Ohama, BHK, BCAK, CKA
Emiko is a member of the BC Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) and affiliated with the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA). She holds a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia, where she finished two separate programs: Clinical Exercise Physiology and Health Promotion.
Additionally, Emiko holds certifications in: Functional Capacity Evaluation, Practical Applications of Pain Science (Pain Management), Functional Assessment of the Spine and Extremities, Onsite Value Add Services – Job Coaching, Worksite Rounding, Movement Strategies for Injury Prevention, Behaviour Change Theories Taxonomy Training, and, Professional Leadership Development.
Emiko is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to create achievable goals and personalized programs that support an optimal recovery. She also loves helping clients to be proactive and take ownership over maximizing their potential for healthy living and longevity!
Bronwyn Crawford, RMT
Bronwyn grew up in Kamloops playing many sports however, soccer was always her passion. She played with several different competitive soccer clubs and capped her soccer career with five years as a Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack player. It was during her time at TRU that she learned the physical and mental benefits of massage therapy. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Psychology in 2015 and her passion for sports and wellness ultimately led her to pursue a career in massage therapy. Bronwyn graduated from Okanagan Valley of Massage Therapy in Vernon, BC in 2021 and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.
Bronwyn tailors her treatments to meet individual needs using several different modalities including myofascial release, Swedish massage, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point release, joint mobilizations, muscle energy and active/passive stretching. Her experience with health and wellness has led her to this career and she is committed to helping individuals reach and maintain their goals.
After work, you will find Bronwyn outside walking or hiking with her dog, spending time with friends and family, snowboarding at Sun peaks, playing women’s league soccer in the summer, or in the kitchen cooking and trying out new recipes.