Phil Burman has worked with the Dale Charles Physiotherapy team since early 2009. He received his Physiotherapy training in Auckland, New Zealand, graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) in 2008. During his time at university, Phil received a number of academic awards, including the award for the top academic graduate. He was also awarded a research scholarship, and co-authored a paper on Injury Prevention. Phil has continued further education since then, including being certified by AFCI / Acupuncture Canada to practice acupuncture, and has earned a Certificate in Gunn IMS through UBC.
Phil’s clinical work includes Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Rehabilitation, as well as Neurological Physiotherapy. He enjoys helping people recover from injury, trauma and pathology, with a focus on achieving functional goals and resuming pre-injury activities. Phil believes that active rehabilitation leads to better outcomes, and encourages clients to be active participants in their rehabilitation. This often involves using therapeutic exercise in combination with manual therapy, needling techniques (acupuncture, IMS), modalities and pain relief strategies. Phil enjoys the diagnostic process and problem-solving. He has developed a strong working relationship with the local physicians and surgeons, and an excellent reputation within the local community.
Phil originally left New Zealand for British Columbia for a season-long ski trip in 2002. After meeting his wife, one season became many years, and he now considers the Okanagan ‘home’. Outside of the work, Phil is involved in the local skiing, cycling and sailing communities; most of his leisure time is spent being active outdoors. He lived at Apex for 4 seasons, and has been a regular skier there over the past 15 years. Phil has a long history of mountain biking and road cycling, both competitively and recreationally. He also enjoys sailing, and is an active member of the Summerland Yacht Club. Phil and Laura enjoy spending their free time by being active outdoors, skiing and cycling with their two young kids.
Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Acupuncture (CAFCI), “Dry Needling” (GTT)
Gary is a University of Manitoba physiotherapy grad. He joined this clinic group in 2003, after operating his own clinic in Grand Forks for many years. Gary has completed his acupuncture training and has completed courses for “dry needling” under Dr. Cynthia Gokavi and Kinecore Function Dry Needling (FDN). He has years of experience in orthopaedic manual therapy and an interest in orthotics and bracing.
Out of the clinic, he has been developing an organic garlic farm and building a post- and-beam house, milling the timbers on-site with his own sawmill. He keeps ‘Moving for Life’ participating in outdoor activities from farming the land to canoe racing in the Penticton Elevator Race.
Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS), Acupucture (CAFCI)
Paul is a physical therapist with a practice embedded within Dale Charles Physiotherapy. He and his wife Carmen Eberle, PT, are a team that run Okanagan Hand and Upper Limb Rehab Group Ltd. They specialize in the physical rehabilitation of hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders affected by injury, surgery or naturally occurring conditions such as arthritis.
Certified Hand Therapists also have the unique skill of the fabrication and provision of custom upper extremity splinting – these are made right in our office and individually crafted to fit each patient.
Paul has over twenty years of physical therapy experience, having worked in Canada and the USA, in a multitude of rehab settings. He is humbled every day by what remains to be learned. Paul strives to empower clients towards successful self-management. Having fun along that journey also plays a role in his treatment planning.
Outside of physiotherapy, Paul and Carmen are happy keeping busy with their two active kids – enjoying much of what our beautiful Okanagan environment has to offer. Whether at the beach, in the mountains, or on the backyard rink, this family is grateful to be growing deep roots in the South Okanagan.
Certificate Orthopedic Manual Therapy – COMT, ‘dry needling’ – Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS), Acupuncture (CAFCI), and Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Leslie, a Kamloops native, graduated from the University of Alberta in 2008 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy and relocated to Penticton in 2014. She completed her Level II certification in manual therapy through the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2009, and in 2010 she completed her Certificate of Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. She pursued further advanced manual therapy education in Portugal attaining a Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through Manual Concepts in 2012, as well as completing other orthopedic courses through the Robin McKenzie Institute of Canada, Mulligan Concepts and Evidence in Motion. In 2013, Leslie became certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) and trained in Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Leslie is certified to treat a variety of pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms such as incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain and pre- post-natal related concerns. Leslie grew up playing competitive soccer, and still attempts to once in a while, but now, most of her days are spent chasing after her young son and 2 Australian Shepherds. As often as they can, Leslie and her family love to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful Okanagan!
Leslie is an experienced orthopedic manual therapist and enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, but she also has a strong passion for helping people battling pelvic floor concerns and postpartum recovery, assisting her clients to feel ‘normal’ and able to enjoy (an active) life again.
To contact Dr. Cleveland’s office please call 778-476-7246
Dr. Randy Cleveland grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan. He obtained a diploma in X-ray technology, before completing an undergraduate degree in Anatomy & Physiology, and post graduate education and re-search in neurobiology. He graduated with a medical degree at The University of Saskatchewan in 1988. He continued his medical education, and completed a diploma in Anaesthesia.
He moved to the Interior of B.C. in 1990, to practice full spectrum Family Medicine. After 7 years , he gave up Family Medicine, and began practicing Anaesthesia exclusively for surgical procedures and for pain management. He was Head of the Department of Anaesthesia at SLGH in Salmon Arm, for the next 15 years. As an extension of his anaesthetic practice he developed a keen interest in Interventional procedures in acute and chronic pain medicine. He has over 20 years’ experience in various techniques and modalities.
Both Randy and his wife Fiona are interested in volunteer medicine in 3rd world counties. More recently, they travelled to Guatemala with Medicos en Accion, as part of a surgical team, working in the rural city of Patzun. They both enjoy travel, hiking, biking, skiing and swimming, and welcoming family and friends to their Naramata home.
Manipulative Therapist - FCAMPT, Functional Dry Needling (IMS), Acupuncture (CAFCI)
Christine graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors degree in Human Kinetics in 2007. During this time, she played and captained the varsity women’s field hockey team as well as represented Canada on the international field hockey stage. A highlight of her athletic career was competing at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio Di Janeiro and the 2008 Olympic Qualifier in Victoria, BC. Following her pursuit of the Olympics, she then completed a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of British Columbia in 2010. Since graduation, Christine has pursued many other academic postgraduate courses, (working towards) achieving the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2016. Christine has completed courses in dry needling and acupuncture, (Christine has taken acupuncture courses through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute), along with many other orthopedic and taping courses. Growing up, Christine was constantly on the move, competing at the elite level in gymnastics and soccer. The exposure to athletics and exercise at an early age has helped to develop a keen interest in sports and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Christine’s approach to physiotherapy is one that focuses on collaboration with clients while incorporating manual therapy techniques with individualized exercise programs to facilitate healing and allow the client to return to their desired activities. When Christine isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children exploring everything the BC outdoors has to offer.