Meet the Team

Mike Pennington

BScPT, FCAMT, Certified in Medical Acupuncture & Gunn IMS, Registered Physiotherapist

Mike graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. While at UBC Mike played varsity soccer and was awarded the distinction of Academic All Canadian for his scholarly and athletic accomplishments. Mike has extensive post graduate training. He has a Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy (spinal and joint manipulations) and is a certified practitioner in both Medical Acupuncture and Gunn IMS (intramuscular stimulation).

Mike has been the owner at Westside Physiotherapy since 2005. Mike’s passion is soccer and he can be seen in and around the local Kelowna soccer community. He looks forward to helping both new and returning patients in their search for optimal health.

Kristen Riley

B.Hons. Kin, MSc.PT, Reg. PT, Registered Acupuncture Canada

Kristen grew up in Ontario where she was a competitive barrel racer and gymnasts for many years. After graduating from the Queen’s University Physical Therapy Program in 2013 she moved to Terrace, BC and practiced for the past 6 years. Recently moving to West Kelowna, Kristen is excited start helping people find their movement again. Kristen’s professional focus is orthopaedic manual therapy, active exercise, provides dry needling acupuncture with a special interest and training in vestibular therapy. Outside the clinic Kristen enjoys an active lifestyle with her family and can be found hiking, skiing or paddle boarding on the lake.

Nicole Houde-Shulman

Registered Physiotherapist, BScH, MScPT


Nicole grew up in Richmond, BC where she participated heavily in competitive sports and dance. She holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, and an Undergraduate Degree in Science, both obtained at Queen’s University. Following her education she worked as a Physiotherapist in Kingston, Ontario treating clients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as post-concussion syndrome and vertigo. Nicole believes in client-centered care, she actively listens to the goals and needs of her clients. Her mission is to improve mobility and restore function for her patients so they can live healthy and active lifestyles. In her free time, Nicole enjoys being outdoors, hiking, skiing, practicing yoga, and sailing with her husband.

Carol Jackson

Carol moved with her family to the Okanagan Valley from South Africa at the age of seven. She has her certification as a Medical Office Assistant and will be one of the first faces you see when you enter the clinic. Carol is one of two front-end staff that will be providing clients with all the necessary information to make their visit an enjoyable one.