Meet the Team
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 initially worked in a number of Vancouver Private Practices before his move to the Okanagan in 2003. In Vancouver he gained valuable insight working with athletic injuries and specifically core stabilization while working at 8 Rinks Physiotherapy. Mike enjoys working with both the athletic population as well as those individuals who are less active. Mike is fanatically passionate about soccer and is actively involved in the soccer community both as a player and a coach. He looks forward to helping both his previous patients and new patients in their search for optimal health.
Marjory H. Coutts D.P.T
Marjory is a graduate from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland School of Physiotherapy, Class of 1985. She worked for the British National Health Service for 2 years before moving to Canada in 1987. Marjory completed her Canadian Physiotherapy Association National accreditation and has since worked in both the hospital and clinic settings in Ontario and British Columbia.
In 1989 Marjory moved to the Okanagan to work in private practice and has been actively treating sports and orthopedic clients since then. Marjory has taken numerous postgraduate orthopedic courses focusing primarily on the Mackenzie Institute of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine.
Marjory joined Westside Physiotherapy in 2005 and plays a major role in assisting Westside residents in creating and maintaining pain− free, healthy lifestyles. She maintains her own health by working out regularly and spending as much time as possible with her husband and two children.
BScKIN, MPT Registered Physical Therapist
Ken grew up playing competitive soccer and hockey. His playing career in hockey with the Prince George Spruce Kings of the BCHL inspired his desire to learn more about sport, performance, and the human body. He went on to complete a BSc in Kinesiology from SFU in 2005 and a Masters in Physical Therapy from UBC in 2011. Ken continues to expand his knowledge base and is working towards completion of his certification in manual therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of Physical Therapists. Ken is also a practitioner of the Graston Technique of soft tissue mobilization. Ken remains very physically active and enjoys bike riding with his wife and downhill skiing.
Mary Ann Gheysson
Mary Ann moved with her family to the Okanagan in 1996. She took the Medical Office Assistant course at VCC Kelowna in 2003. She is one of the first faces you will see when you come to Westside Physiotherapy. She will be the person to assist you in any of your correspondence and billing matters. Mary Ann can often be found with her grandchildren at different events in the community including the Westside Warriors’ hockey games.