Dr. Thiel has been serving Kelowna and the Okanagan community since 2001. During his 15 years of post secondary education, he acquired the designations of Sports Therapist, Respiratory Therapist and Doctor of Chiropractic.
Prior to becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Thiel practiced at Vancouver General Hospital Health Sciences Centre, the provincial trauma centre for British Columbia, as an attending Respiratory Therapist. His coverage included the ER, trauma units and the various ICU's including spinal, cardiac, burn and neurological units.
Prior to that, Dr. Thiel cycled South East Asia and trekked the Himalayas for 2 years. He attempted Mount Everest in 1987. He has 4 children and in 1995 he attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. In May of 2000 Dr. Thiel graduated and was granted a degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He has been in Kelowna ever since.
Christine was raised in Revelstoke, BC. Growing up she enjoyed a wide variety of all the outdoor amenities Revelstoke has to offer. Moving to Kelowna in 1998, she continues her love of outdoor activities like hiking with her dogs, biking and most recently paddle boarding on our beautiful lakes.
Christine has been working with Thiel Chiropractic since 1999 as a Chiropractic assistant, and certified laser therapist.
She sees a wide variety of injuries and conditions coming into the clinic, and patients having full resolution on a daily basis. She has a genuine desire to help people achieve their health goals.
She brings a warm and inviting feeling to our office, and patients always look forward to the seasonal decorations and event draws that she puts together. She takes exceptional pride in caring for each and every patient.
Sophia was born and raised in Richmond, BC and was involved in a variety of activities growing up. She was in ballet for 12 years and also taught rock climbing for 7 years before moving up to Kelowna in 2013. Here, she completed her Human Kinetics degree. Prior to joining Okanagan Laser Solutions, Sophia worked as a Behaviour Intervention counsellor with kids and adults with autism where she worked one-one-one with families and led summer camps.
Jodi grew up in the Prairies where she received her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Animal Science. While there, the love of her Border Collies led her to Agility and Rally Obedience where she competed in the Canadian National Agility Championships in 2005. After working administration in Northern Alberta, Jodi moved to Kelowna in 2019 to enjoy the outdoors and completed her Bookkeeping Certificate.
Our Massage Therapist, Patricia Rambold, graduated in 2000 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She has worked in several clinics as well as independently for 6 years before joining Thiel Chiropractic in December of 2009.
Pat uses a variety of modalities, but is partial to myofascial therapy and deep tissue techniques to bring about change in the body.
Her focus is a whole body approach to treatment.
Pat has recently finished advanced courses on integrated fascial techniques. These courses include craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation and some osteopathic techniques.