Dr. Peter Inkpen
Dr. Peter Inkpen grew up in Newfoundland and completed his M.D. at Memorial University of Newfoundland and his PM&R residency at Dalhousie University. His interest in sports medicine, the peripheral nerves “nerves outside the brain”, muscles, joints, and tendons, have led him to the field of electrodiagnostic medicine.
Dr. Inkpen is passionate about using his expertise as a physiatrist to spot signs of nerve or muscle disease that might otherwise go undetected. When he’s not interacting with patients, Dr. Inkpen can probably be found skiing, rock climbing, or brewing a mean latte.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Dr. Thomas is a true ‘Vernonite’. After growing up in Vernon she left to pursue her undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University. While attending SFU, she played for the women’s soccer team. She continued her training at St. George’s University completing her Masters in Public Health and MD. Jen’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency and Sports Medicine fellowship took her and her family to Louisville Kentucky for 5 years.
Jen is excited to return to her hometown to help patients improve their health and function. She can be found around town with her husband and two daughters skiing the slopes of Silver Star or trying to rekindle her athletic past by playing multiple sports.
Allison was born and raised in Newfoundland, earned a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, and Master of Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She spent several years teaching high school English before her interest in facilitating learning through technology led her to a master’s degree in information technology.
Today, Allison manages the clinic and provides educational opportunities for staff and visiting residents. Together she and Dr. Inkpen have developed a curriculum to train the clinic’s EMG technologist. Outside of the office, Allison loves hiking, rock climbing, yoga, reading, and spending her time outdoors in the beautiful Okanagan and surrounding BC mountains.
Brienne has lived in the Okanagan for most of her life. It is here where she obtained a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2013. After graduating, she has spent two years studying electroneurophysiology which led her to the completion of the BRETC examination in June 2015.
You will find her in the clinic doing nerve conduction studies, helping out with procedures and teaching others. She enjoys working with patients and continuously learning. Outside of the office she enjoys painting, traveling and Okanagan wine.
BSc (Hons) PT
Marcia is Chilean born and grew up in Prince George. Her passion for travel and education took her to Wales, UK for her Bachelor in Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Wales, College of Medicine in 1996.
As our registered physical therapist, Marcia can be found using her clinical skills in assessing patients and utilizing motivational interviewing to engage patients in client-centered goals. Outside the office, Marcia loves Nordic skiing, running, cycling, hiking as well as her yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices.
Kelcey was born and raised in Salmon Arm, and moved to Kelowna to attend the University of British Columbia Okanagan where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. It is here that she discovered her passion for laboratory work and performed undergraduate research in the BRAES molecular lab.
Today, you can find her assisting Dr. Inkpen with procedures as well as working in the lab. When she’s not in the office she enjoys listening to live music, spending time outdoors and skateboarding.
Whitney was born and raised in Calgary where she began her studies in physical education at Mount Royal University. She later transferred to the University of British Columbia in the Okanagan to complete her Bachelors of Human Kinetics, majoring in Clinical Exercise Physiology.
As one of our Certified Technologists, she can be found working directly with patients while performing nerve conduction studies. Depending on the time of day, you will find Whitney sipping on either a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. She likes spending her free time indoor cycling or enjoying the sun while hiking and playing badminton!
Stephanie was born and raised in Ottawa where she previously worked as a Diagnostic Imaging Clerk at the Ottawa Hospital. She has an educational background in International Development and Global Health and has developed a big heart and worldview from her travels.
Today, she enjoys providing administrative support for the clinic, and you’ll most likely see her at the front desk. Outside of the office, she enjoys a good game of tennis or volleyball, a strong cup of coffee, or a foreign film.