Nicholas Kmet

Speciality :

Registered Physiotherapist

Education : 

Master of Physical Therapy – University of Saskatchewan, 2015-2017

Bachelor of Human Kinetics – University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2010-2015

Areas of expertise: 

Musculoskeletal/Orthopaedics
Sports Injuries
Exercise Prescription
Manual Therapy
Shoulder Rehabilitation

BIO

Having graduated from the University of British Columbia Okanagan with his Bachelor of Human Kinetics in 2015, Nick then completed his Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Saskatchewan in 2017. He has worked in a private clinic in Alberta for 2 years, where he gained experience in working with patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Nick has decided to make the Okanagan home again, and will join us in 2020!

He uses a variety of manual therapy skills, myofascial techniques and a background in exercise prescription to direct clients to a successful recovery. Nick is trained in lower limb IMS, but is currently waiting to be added to the IMS/ Dry Needling roster, as per the College of Physical Therapists of BC regulations, which we anticipate will be approved in a few weeks.

Outside of the clinic, Nick enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, hiking and being in the gym.

CAREER TIMELINE

2020 – Present
Penticton Physiotherapy & IMS Clinic

Registered Physiotherapist

2020 – Present
2017 – 2019
Lifemark Physiotherapy Blackgold Drive – Leduc, AB

Registered Physiotherapist

2017 – 2019

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