Chris Stokes

Speciality :

Clinic Director & Registered Physiotherapist

Education : 

B.Sc Physiotherapy, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2007

Areas of expertise: 

IMS/ Dry needling

Titleist Golf Physiotherapy

Low back pain


Chris graduated from the Manchester Metropolitan University (in England) in 2007 with his degree in physiotherapy, and spent the first two years of his career working in the hospital setting, working in outpatient, inpatient, intensive care, pediatrics, stroke and medicine and cardiac surgery units. Upon moving to Canada in 2010, Chris began work at the BC Childrens Hospital in Vancouver, where he worked for 4 years before moving Penticton in 2014.

Since moving to Penticton, Chris has founded the Penticton Physiotherapy & IMS Clinic, and focused his practise on the use of manual therapy, IMS/ dry needling and exercise prescription for his patients. When not in the clinic, Chris can be found running around Penticton, and completed the Okanagan Marathon in Kelowna in October 2018. In fact, after completing the marathon, Chris created the Penticton Physio Running Club, and you will often see him and the group running around Penticton on Tuesdays and Saturdays.


September 2014 – Present
Penticton Physiotherapy & IMS Clinic

Founder & Registered Physiotherapist

September 2014 – Present
2014 – 2016
South Okanagan Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre

Registered physiotherapist

2014 – 2016
Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Child & Youth Development Centre Penticton

Registered Physiotherapist 

2010 – 2014
BC Children’s Hospital

Physiotherapist II

2010 – 2014
2008 – 2010
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Junior Physiotherapist

2008 – 2010
2007 – 2008
Leicester City Football Club Academy

Academy Physiotherapist

2007 – 2008


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