Dr. Paul Ouimet, BSc, DC, CCEP
Dr. Paul Ouimet BSc, DC, CCEP completed his Doctorate in Chiropractic, followed by a diploma in sports injury and extremity rehabilitation (CCEP) in 1999. Dr. Paul currently practices Chiropractic acute care, sports related injuries, and the treatment of bulging or herniated discs using Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression at Health Quest. He also helped develop the Welcome Back Pain Management and MRI Center in Kamloops and completed Orthopedic, Neurological and Biomechanical Assessments there. As a sports enthusiast, Dr. Paul has the privilege of working with the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers Hockey team since 2002 and the CFL’s BC Lions when they came to Kamloops for training camp 2000-2015. To learn more about Dr. Paul’s personal and professional interests: Read More
Dr. Kaleb Falk
Dr. Kaleb Falk holds a true passion for Naturopathic Medicine and the possibilities it presents for health care and health optimization. He has a hands-on approach to health and believes that everyone has the right to live a happy, healthy and pain-free life.
In addition to his formal training as a Naturopathic Physician at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Kaleb Falk has travelled throughout North America receiving additional training in acupuncture, bio-identical hormone therapy, heavy metal chelation, oxidative/ozone therapy, PRP/Prolotherapy, IV vitamin-nutrient therapies and holds medical prescribing authority.
Dr. Kaleb is also a founding member of SIBODoctors.ca, a website dedicated to helping patients understand the root cause of IBS, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) through education.
Dr. Marissa Gaucher, ND
Dr. Marissa Gaucher ND is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing out of Health Quest. Dr. Gaucher utilizes evidence informed medicine alongside traditional therapies to focus on both acute and chronic disease. With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, Dr. Gaucher uses a patient centered approach to health care, creating individualized treatment plans based on in-depth testing and the most current research. Prior to completing Naturopathic Medical School at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Gaucher completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia, majoring in biochemistry. She frequently attends continuing education and has completed additional training in intravenous nutrient therapy, Perineural injection pain therapy, bio-identical hormone therapy, ozone therapy, acupuncture, chelation therapy and aesthetic and anti-ageing medicine including Botox and dermal filler. Dr. Gaucher is a primary care physician with a special focus in: Thyroid conditions (Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism), Female hormone imbalance (PMS, menopause, infertility), Autoimmune conditions (MS, RA, Hashimoto’s, Crohn’s, Colitis), Gastrointestinal Health (IBS, heart burn, food sensitivities, SIBO) and Chronic infections (Lyme disease).
Registered Massage Therapist
David Wolynec is a Registered Massage Therapist in British Columbia and the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Health Quest. He graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1995. Dave has since attended the Kinesiology and Massage Therapy programs offered at Simon Fraser University and has become a PGAP certified provider. He has been practicing deep and soft tissue therapies using a variety of techniques which may include: Muscle Energy Technique, Muscle Balancing, Craniosacral, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Neuro-Structural Integration Technique (NST) and Neuromuscular Stretching.
Registered Massage Therapist
Niki Coster is happy to have returned back to her hometown and joined the Health Quest team. She is a graduate of Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy’s 3000-hour program in 2010. Niki treats a wide scope of conditions such as chronic pain, motor vehicle injuries, postural dysfunction, athletic injuries, headaches, immobility, and prenatal massage. Niki believes in customizing each treatment to the patient’s individual needs using a variety of techniques specifically chosen to best suit each person.
With a passion for patient education and empowerment, Niki has helped numerous patients achieve their goals while working with an open, easy communication style.
Registered Massage Therapist
Barbara graduated in 2003 from West Coast College of Massage Therapy with a Diploma and completed the Doula Training Program, specializing in pregnancy, labour and delivery. She is skilled in deep tissue therapy, Myofascial, Neuromuscular, Craniosacral and MLD techniques. She enjoys working with chronic pain and rehabilitation methods and is also registered with the CMT and MTA.
James Keats, MA (Psych), PhD
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Dr. Jim Keats, PhD. completed his training in Clinical Psychology and Medical Sociology (University of Manitoba) in 1988. After years of leadership in community care and mental health services for persons with disabilities, Jim obtained further post-graduate accreditation as a Certified Cognitive-Behaviour Therapist (Beck Institute, 2008), Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (Ellis Institute, 2009) and a Certified Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Instructor (CPI Institute, 2007). As a senior member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BC Division) he has participated in research and training in advanced cognitive transformation for trauma victims through facilitation of individual and social change, focusing on intelligent compassion processes. Fitting with the Health Quest team vision of individual empowerment to bring body-mind balance through education and guidance, Jim specializes in teaching self-management of anxiety, pain management, sleep disorders and related post-trauma symptoms through clinical hypnosis and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MBCT). Jim is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC-ACC and welcomes new clients to his practice.