Alicia Keim

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 Retriever, Izzy. 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.

Randi Thompson

Randi 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 Human Kinetics from UBCO with a focus in clinical exercise physiology. Since then, Randi has worked with various population groups implementing safe and effective exercise programs, life skills training, and hydrotherapy programs to support individuals with their needs and goals.

After suffering a back injury herself, Randi 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. Randi is currently enrolled in the CFES Weight Lifting Instructor course at Okanagan College and is excited to bring this skillset into her practise. Randi takes an active approach to rehabilitation therapy. She believes exercise is one of the best ways to rehabilitate injuries, improve mental health, and minimize risk factors associated with chronic diseases. Randi is passionate about sharing her knowledge and inspiring others to remain active in whatever capacity that means to them!

Randi is passionate about swimming and has been a competitive swimmer for most of her life always advancing to levels beyond her age category. After her provincial competitive swimming career, she was enlisted as a swimming coach, taking her National Coaching Certification Program – Level One in competitive swimming. She has been coaching at various swimming teams around the Okanagan including Okanagan Masters Team, Ogopogo Summer Swimming Team and the Kelowna Triathlon Team.

When Randi is not at the pool or working, you will find her outdoors, whether that be small hiking/walking trails, relaxing on the beach, swimming in Okanagan lake, or stand-up paddle boarding, she loves to be outside! You may notice Randi with her signature socks and sandals look that probably developed poolside.

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?

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.

- British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists

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