Alicia completed a Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology, completing both the Exercise Science and Pedagogy options, as well as, a Minor in Biology from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2010. She has continued furthering her education by completing courses in chronic disease, cognitive therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, soft tissue release, geriatric care, pediatric care, stroke recovery, work conditioning, pregnancy and strength training. Throughout the years, Alicia has had the opportunity to work with many professionals in health, well-being, rehabilitation, chronic disease, and cancer.
Alicia is a Certified Kinesiologist, registered with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. Alicia has furthered her education by completing the 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training Certification and Prue Cormie’s EX-MED Cancer PD Professional Development designed for exercise specialists working within the cancer care field. Alicia believes that Exercise Therapy not only encompasses the physical being and movement, but incorporates the mind-body connection, breathing, stress management, mindfulness, relaxation, and symptom management into the prescription.
Having been born and raised in the interior, it was only a matter of time before Alicia relocated to the Okanagan with her Husband, Jesse, and their golden retrievers, Izzy and Roo. Here, she enjoys an energetic lifestyle, love for the outdoors, sports, beautiful scenery, and proximity to family. Alicia can be found relishing in her love for the outdoors doing anything from travelling, biking, snowboarding, boating, to pure adventuring and everything in between.
Danielle has always had an interest in supporting people through movement, activity and sports. Her passion and strong, athletic background led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a major in Exercise Sciences and a minor in Biological Sciences. Since then, Danielle has worked in a variety of training and rehabilitation settings, from strength and conditioning for high performance gymnasts to acquired brain injury rehabilitation and everything in between.
After competing in high level gymnastics and coaching, Danielle is excited to SHIFT (pun intended) her focus to develop her skills to a rehabilitation setting with SHIFT Rehab Services. She is a certified kinesiologist and registered with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. She is currently working towards a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist designation from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Danielle believes in a person-centred approach to kinesiology, focusing on individual goals and milestones and meeting clients where they are in their exercise or rehabilitation journeys.
Danielle is passionate about gymnastics and has been a competitive gymnast for most of her life. After her national competitive gymnastics career, she was enlisted as a gymnastics coach, taking her National Coaching Certification Program Level 3 Trained in Trampoline Gymnastics and Provincial Level Trampoline Judging Certification. She has been coaching at The Okanagan Gymnastics Centre since 2021.
Danielle moved to Kelowna from Saskatchewan in 2021 and loves the four-season adventure paradise that the Okanagan provides. She can frequently be found rock climbing, running, hiking, and enjoying nature to the fullest.
Rehabilitation, to me, is helping others achieve their goals after trauma, returning them to their fullest potential through strength, determination, perseverance, and balance. I believe in a client centered approach; educating, facilitating, and goal setting to effectively administer rehabilitation programs to achieve success. Working in the industry since 2010 has given me the experience to pursue my own venture, starting my own rehabilitation company in the Okanagan Valley: SHIFT Rehab Services. I look forward to working alongside a diverse team of professionals in the area to continue to enhance my knowledge, skills, and abilities as I pursue my goals.
What Is Kinesiology?
KINESIOLOGY AND HUMAN KINETICS
It is the scientific study of human movement, performance and function; also known as human kinetics. Kinesiology applies the science of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology and neuroscience to human movement and function.
On a practical level, kinesiology utilizes science-based research and assessment to aid in the enhancement of human performance, such as sport or work environments and to assist in the prevention or rehabilitation of injury, lifestyle diseases and other physiological conditions.