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.
Sue is dedicated to excellent customer service and has a keen interest in health and a healthy lifestyle. She has trained in Tae Kwon Do for 14 years, achieving the rank of 2nd Dan Black belt. She has lived in the Okanagan most of her life, is married and has two children. Her upbeat and positive outlook is an asset to our clinic.
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.
Mark relocated to Kelowna from Colorado in United States with his family during 2011.
Before joining Dr. Thiel's clinic as a certified laser therapist Mark's medical background is in emergency medicine. Mark was an EMT on a paramedic ambulance in Los Angeles County and also spent 6 years as an emergency medical dispatcher for a 911 call center in Colorado.
Mark is excited about the current and future advantages of laser therapy. He is passionate about seeing the laser treatments help restore his patients' return to a pain-free life.