At Vernon Active Health we are proud to offer Family and Sports Chiropractic, Focused Shockwave Therapy, Registered Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, EMDR/Grief Counselling, Quantum Biofeedback, Kinesiology/Injury Rehab, Yoga and a Decompression/Traction table.
VAH is an integrated wellness clinic focused on optimizing human performance. We all work together as a fully integrated practitioner team to provide an optimal environment for achieving your health goals.
We are the largest multi-disciplinary clinic in Vernon offering all our services in a beautiful newly renovated 5,000 square foot clinic in downtown. We want people to know that when they work with multiple practitioners at VAH we converse with each other to make sure we are all on the same page to get our clients back to health. We value health in all stages of life and believe life is too short to live in pain.
We are very genuine and take care of our clients and go above and beyond to offer the most effective and current therapies to our clients. We also offer direct billing and online booking for your convenience.
Dr. Steve Piper relies on scientific evidence and body mechanics to get you moving properly. He will help you achieve your health goals with a useful, functional approach to body mechanics. As a Sport Chiropractor, he relies on his years of education, research and clinical experience working with high-level athletes to provide optimum care. He treats each patient as a unique individual, using a thorough history and physical examination rooted in biomechanics and kinesthetics. By working on the muscles and joints of your body, his primary goal is to help you achieve optimum movement and motivation for success. Click to learn more or Book Online
Focused Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave Therapy (SWT) is an extremely effective and non-invasive solution to the pain and impairment caused by chronic, overuse injuries. With up to 80-90% effectiveness, shockwaves are used to break apart unwanted calcium deposits and the hardened, twisted/tangled bands (myofascial adhesions) which develop in muscles, tendons, and ligaments, responsible for so many painful conditions. If you have a chronic injury that is not going away or have been diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow, Frozen Shoulder, Hamstring Injury or many other chronic injuries, click here to read more or Book Online with Dr. Steve Piper or Kornelia (Nela) Matysiak…
Registered Massage Therapy
Vernon Active Health is proud to have Tim Craven and Alisha Antisin as our Registered Massage Therapists (RMT). Additionally, Rayne Wildwood offers Restorative and Thai Yoga Table Massage. Click to learn more or Book Online
Kornelia (Nela) Matysiak is our amazing and talented Physiotherapist. She uses a holistic approach to treating the human body and her approach to a physiotherapy session is mainly hands-on; using various soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques, helping to release pain, and assisting in setting short and long term goals regarding your personal health. Her areas of focus are rehabilitation after injury and after surgery, promoting spinal health, and bringing more awareness to mental causes of physical ailments. Nela welcomes clients of all ages and enjoys working with children and families. Click to learn more or Book Online
Debbie Jonasson is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to ailments of the body and how inserting needles along certain energetic pathways, can lead to increased circulation to organs and deep tissues. Emotional stress, injuries, the presence of inflammation, cold or phlegm in the body and food choices, are among some of the many things that can cause our organs to not work harmoniously together. Acupuncture regulates and adjusts this flow, easing the body into its own natural rhythm, calming the mind, and reducing pain and tension. In addition to helping with pain relief and injury recovery, Acupuncture is excellent for digestive issues, menopausal problems, depression, stress, sleep disorders, arthritis, skin disorders, and migraines to name a few. Click to learn more or Book Online
Colleen McEachran is a registered social worker, having earned her BA (Psychology), BSW, and MSW degrees from the University of British Columbia. Colleen has worked with individuals and families facing serious and often life-threatening health challenges. One of her areas of expertise is that of effective communication (with children and/or adults) when a family is experiencing a crisis (health, divorce, addiction, etc.) or the anticipated death of a loved one. In her private practice, Colleen has also worked with individuals and families. Particular areas of interest, in addition to general counselling, include women in life transitions (marriage, motherhood, divorce, menopause, etc.), mindfulness and addiction (food, alcohol, shopping, hoarding, etc.), and anxiety, depression, and grief (historical, anticipatory, and bereavement). Additionally, Colleen’s clinical counselling skills are informed by training in both MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction), and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Click to learn more
Bev Vandall is a certified Quantum Biofeedback Technician since 2007, from the Natural Therapies Certification Board. The Scio is an non-invasive system that is capable of detecting stresses and imbalances in the body. the system calculates and measures physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature to check for any imbalances. Here are some things it can help with: Migraines, Anxiety/Panic Attacks, Depression, Insomnia, Hypertension, Stress, Chronic Pain, Anger management, Enhanced mental clarity, Digestion Issues and more!! Click to learn more
Evan Wylie has a degree in human kinetics, giving him the knowledge and understanding of how the human body is supposed to function during daily activities. Through the use of proper stretching techniques and strength building exercises, muscle imbalances can be removed and proper body function can be restored. The goal is to not only improve the weak muscles, but to strengthen our entire bodies and provide an understanding of how to maintain these changes on your own. Click here to learn more
Tanya Snow is our talented and knowledgeable instructor with a passion for yoga that parallels her bounding passion for life. Through music, fluid movement and conscious breath, her class will encourage you to look inward and shine in the same way. Tanya’s infectious personality, commitment to her work and an unquenchable thirst for growth in herself and those around her all add up to one thing – classes that are empowering, and fun. Click here to read more
Spinal Decompression/Traction Table
Spinal Decompression Therapy involves stretching the spine, using a computerized traction table to relieve pressure within your neck and lower back. It helps to relieve pressure inside your discs which aids in pulling nutrients, oxygen and moisture back into your disc. It also helps to stretch and relieve tight, tense muscles and ligaments around the spine. Spinal Decompression is effective for: bulging, prolapsed, or herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis, sciatica, facet syndrome, degenerative disc disease, neck pain, pain radiating down your arms or legs, and pinched nerves. Click here to learn more
3123-31st Ave, Vernon, BC