MEET THE LANDMARK WELLNESS TEAM

CHIROPRACTOR
Dr. Vincent J. Leering, BSc, DC

Dr. Leering grew up in Mississauga, Ontario and graduated from the University of Western Ontario.  He went on to Graduate from The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario in 1997.  He practiced in Waterloo, Ontario for thirteen years before moving to Kelowna in 2010.

He was distinguished to start his internship at the Wellesley-Central Hospital, a University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine teaching hospital.  He volunteered for many years assisting the Admission Committee at CMCC conducting admission interviews.  He was a past member of the Rotary Club.  And has been privileged to mentor many students and associates over the years.

As a student he was involved in community based programming for youth with The Boys and Girls Club and for years with Metro Toronto Housing Authority. Working alongside Landmark Wellness and all their initiatives meshes with his lifelong priorities of helping to contribute to his own community.

His practice approach is collaborative, evidence informed, and patient centred.  He utilizes many different treatment techniques and in most cases steers patients for their own active recovery, maintenance, and rehabilitation. He has specialized experience in delivering Shockwave Therapy, Orthotic prescription using gait scan, and instrument adjusting using the Activator tool.

Dr. Leering takes pride in his personable and professional approach and strives to deliver skilled care to his patients.  Put his 21 years of clinical experience to work for your care.

You can learn more about Dr. Leering on his website, drleering.com


REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST
Jenny Lamberton, RMT

Jenny is a graduate of the Kelowna location of Vancouver Career College. She is passionate about the benefits of massage for mind and body and strives to ensure each treatment is tailored to the individual goals of her clients. Jenny believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness which makes massage therapy a perfect fit for her.

Jenny is proud to be born and raised in Kelowna and enjoys all the Okanagan has to offer including hiking, skiing and running. After suffering a severe injury during a car accident while training for Ironman in 2005, she enlisted the help of a massage therapist. Not only did she meet her goal of completing the race, she developed a lifelong love of massage therapy. Since then she has been a strong advocate for the benefits of massage therapy which include preventing and treating injuries along with reducing pain and stress to name a few. She feels almost everyone can benefit from massage therapy and enjoys educating her patients on how they can get the most out of each session.


REGISTERED ACUPUNCTURIST
Falko Kriel, RTCMP

Falko holds a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This program includes extensive training in acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, cupping, tuina, moxibustion, and qigong. He also trained as an acudetox specialist with the National Acupuncture Detox Association at Vancouver’s Onsite and Daytox programs. He has experience with a wide variety of health conditions such as pain management, sports injuries, chronic fatigue, insomnia, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, women’s health, and stroke rehabilitation. He also has a special interest in assisting clients restore their mental health, especially those suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

Falko is dedicated to helping others to overcome any obstacles, whether in their health or personal lives. One of his passions in life is martial arts. He has over 15 years of experience, and founded Tiger Claw Kung Fu and Tai Chi to teach them to others. After a rare post-viral inflammation of the brain and spine left him paralyzed below the waist in his early 20s, martial arts and Chinese medicine helped restore him to full health. This experience inspired him to deepen his study of how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can awaken the body’s ability to heal itself. You can learn more about Falko here.


REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST 
Marissa Fox, RMT

As a little girl, Marissa had an unshakable belief that she would grow up to become a mermaid. However, despite her dedication, strong worth ethic, and many years of swimming lessons, fate intervened and she was forced to make other plans. Marissa has a creative spirit and a strong passion for learning. She has had successful careers in both the real estate and fashion industries. It was her curious nature that led her to become increasingly interested in health and wellness, particularly in the body’s intrinsic ability to heal itself. She soon discovered that the best way to merge her desire to help people with her love for the human body was through massage therapy. Marissa loves working with her clients and gets a huge amount of professional satisfaction out of seeing them improve their health and functional ability and decrease their stress levels and pain.

“People are often surprised at how good they can feel” she says. “It’s incredible how much pain we tend to accept as a necessary part of every day life”. She looks forward to meeting new clients and helping them achieve their goals of living an active, healthy, pain free life.

Marissa is a long time resident of the Okanagan. When not in the clinic she can often be found out hiking on one of the many great trails in the valley or at one of the many art and cultural events happening around town. Marissa graduated with honours from the Vancouver Career College Registered Massage Therapy Program and was valedictorian for her class.


OSTEOPATHIC TECHNIQUE PRACTITIONER
Carrie Wegreen,  Licensed, DOMP

Carrie Wegreen is a Licensed Manual Therapist trained in Osteopathic Techniques; raised in Alberta she moved to BC to further her education. She has been in a formal apprenticeship with an Osteopath for the last 2 years and received her diploma in Therapeutic Manual Practice in 2018. Her education also includes the Chikley Health Institute and Upledger Institute International.  Driven to continually increase her depth of understanding and skill, Carrie is currently studying at the Canadian College of Osteopathy.  Carrie has a general practice with interest in visceral manipulation, circulatory dysfunction, and mental health.

Growing up in Northern Alberta, Carrie was very interested in health, but having had limited exposure to the health field, she began a career in the labour industry. After a few years of working she suffered a severe accident and after trying many forms of therapy with limited results, a friend suggested she try Osteopathy treatments. These treatments restored her health, renewed her hope, and instilled a great passion in her for this form of manual therapy! Carrie believes that hope can be renewed through the restoration of the body and is very passionate to help her patients in this process. Building her practice around the key principles of Osteopathy, Carrie treats the person not the symptom; aiming at restoring health and function to multiple systems in the body,

In her free time, Carrie loves hanging out with her eight nieces and nephews and being out in nature; quadding, camping, and hiking... or anything outdoors!


KINESIOLOGIST
Kylee Watchel,  BHK, FST, CSEP-CPT  

Kylee Watchel is a recent graduate from UBCO finishing her Bachelor of Human Kinetics. Coming from east central Alberta, Kylee has been in the health and fitness field for 6 years, starting her first two years in Red Deer College getting her General Kinesiology Diploma and CSEP-CPT. Then getting a job with Alberta Health Services as a PT/OT assistant and working for a couple years before deciding to move to Kelowna to finish her degree and work part time as a personal trainer while doing so. Kylee has certifications in Fascial Stretch Therapy and recently she has also taken her JOGA certification which is known as yoga for jocks, but can also be great exercise and stretching for anyone!

Kylee is always keen for any activity or sport she can get involved in and can often be found hiking around the Okanagan or at the beach reading or paddle boarding when she has free time. She likes to get creative with fitness and make it fun for everyone, using a lot of barbells and kettlebells, trying to learn as much as she can to find something fun and attainable for everyone. She also likes to incorporate lots of drills and exercises to help improve clients movement/mobility/stability. You can come see Kylee to learn how you can move better, get stronger and lead a healthier lifestyle! Check out her services she offers or message her to see how she can help you!


RELAXATION MASSAGE PRACTITIONER
JR Krolik, Wellness Practitioner

Originally from Calgary, JR moved to the Okanagan in 2007 to play junior hockey. JR became interested in the ability of massage therapy to promote healing through his own experiences as an athlete dealing with injuries. He graduated from the Vancouver Career College in Kelowna, and is now waiting to write his board exams in September of 2018. JR enjoys working with athletes of all kinds, helping them overcome injury and limitation, and better their performance. He has a strong belief that dysfunction should be treated at its root cause, and he uses a thorough assessment process to help him discover and then correct it. JR loves to help people take charge of their own health, and he believes in helping his clients increase their knowledge about their body to best enable them to do so.

When not in his treatment room, JR can typically be found outside on an adventure with his dog, at the ski hill, in a course or reading a study about the newest research on massage therapy techniques. JR is a big believer in continuing education and is looking forward to continuing to search out the best information to help his patients. JR looks forward to working with his clients as a Wellness Practitioner at Landmark Wellness.


CERTIFIED BODYTALK PRACTITIONER / REGISTERED HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST  
Janice Cathcart, CBP, RHN

Jan's desire to see people experience freedom and optimal well being began with her personal journey of inner healing. In 2001, she completed the Elijah House Counselling training and in 2004, training in Healing Prayer, which opened the doors for many years of supporting others in a volunteer capacity including counselling and ministering in the Kelowna Healing Rooms.

As her passion for healing grew, she pursued Holistic Nutrition, through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and she can assist you with this integral part of wellness.  More recently, her healing journey led to experience healing transformation through BodyTalk, where she discovered a powerful health care system that addresses body, mind and spirit. This holistic approach focuses on the body's priority for healing, rather than symptoms.

Now as a certified BodyTalk practitioner, using her various training and unique giftedness, Jan welcomes and invites you to discover how harmonizing your body systems can lead to effective, long-lasting change and ongoing improvements in mental, emotional and physical health, so that you can live with vitality, the way you were created to live.