Ashley Larson

Speciality :

Kinesiologist
Personal Trainer
Wellness Practitioner 

Education : 

​Sc Kinesiology, UBC Okanagan 2019
Personal Trainer, CSEP-CPT, 2016
Coach, NCCP Level 1, 2015
Personal Trainer, BCRPA, 2010
Wellness Practitioner, OVCMT, 2005

Areas of expertise: 

Fall assessment & prevention training
Acute and chronic injury management
Strength and rehab training
ICBC rehabilitation
Athletic taping
Massage

BIO

Ashley’s career in the health industry started when she attended Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy (OVCMT) and achieved her Wellness Practitioner Certification. This service allowed her to provide relaxation, hot stone and aromatherapy massage. In 2010, she completed additional online education and became a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor. This path has provided her with optimal and outstanding experience where she worked with healthy individuals, athletes, post surgery, disabled, chronic conditions, or aging. Her experience opened the doors to then pursue an education in Kinesiology where she can further work with individuals in the rehab setting to further increase her clients quality of life. Ashley gained substantial experience in her placement as a Student Athletic Trainer for UBCO Athletics while being mentored by Athletic Therapists. Ashley likes to use pain management modalities in her rehabilitation in complimentary to a training program.

Outside of work, you can find Ashley out on the cliffs rock climbing, on the trails mountain biking, in the alpine backpacking, or on the slopes snowboarding.

CAREER TIMELINE

June 2019 – Present
Penticton Physiotherapy & IMS Clinic

Registered Kinesiologist

June 2019 – Present
Sept 2018 – Apr 2019
UBCO HEAT Women’s volleyball team

Student Athletic Therapist

Sept 2018 – Apr 2019
Sept 2016 – Apr 2019
Hangar

Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor

Sept 2016 – Apr 2019
Oct 2016 – Dec 2018
AccessABILITY

Personal Trainer

Oct 2016 – Dec 2018
Oct 2016 – Apr 2017
Special Olympics

Assistant Powerlifting Coach

Oct 2016 – Apr 2017
Nov 2015 – June 2016
Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence (VCCE)

Strength Coach 

Nov 2015 – June 2016
Sept 2014 – July 2016
YMCA of Northern BC

Fitness leader and Instructor

Sept 2014 – July 2016
Dec 2010 – Aug 2014
Tournament Capital Centre

Gym supervisor, personal trainer, and fitness instructor

Dec 2010 – Aug 2014
Sept 2005 – May 2006
Self employed

Wellness Practitioner

Sept 2005 – May 2006

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Dear friends,

As you will be aware, we are in the middle of a public health emergency due to the ongoing coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic. Following strong recommendations from both the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in the last 24 hours, we have made the difficult decision to close our clinic until March 31st 2020. We believe that this is the ethically and socially responsible action to help ‘flatten the curve’ of the virus. We are trying to do our part to help take the pressure off the already overloaded Penticton Regional Hospital by preventing further spread.

Please note, we have NOT had any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our clinic. You can still book appointments with us for March 31st & onward, either on the phone at 250-493-1152 or on our online booking portal, located at the top of each of our webpages.

We understand that this may be an inconvenience, but we hope you can understand our decision in this unprecedented time. We will be working behind the scenes while our clinic is closed to make sure that all of your ICBC, WorkSafe BC and private claims are all being processed, and liaising with ICBC and WorkSafe as needed to extend treatment blocks which may end during our down time.

We are currently in the process of calling our patients to reschedule appointments, so don’t worry if you haven’t heard from us yet – we haven’t forgotten about you!

Again, we thank you for your understanding in this challenging time. We will keep you updated on the status of our clinic as the days and weeks unfold, and urge everyone to practice social distancing and keep updated on the current health advice from the Canadian government and health departments.

Looking forwards to seeing you all again on March 31st.

Best regards,

Chris Stokes,
Clinic Director and Registered Physiotherapist – March 17th, 2020