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Dr. Shawna Tyler, BSc(Kin), DC


Dr. Shawna Tyler was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with distinction from the University of Alberta. While completing her undergraduate degree she competed as a national-level track and field heptathlete as a member of the UofA varsity team.

Shawna completed her Doctor of Chiropractic cum laude with clinic honours from Toronto's Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2005. Soon after graduating, Dr. Tyler returned to Alberta and opened her own clinic in Calgary practicing in that community for 14 years. 


Newly married in 2017 and blessed with a beautiful newborn son in 2018, Shawna and her new family relocated to the Okanagan, in the heart of interior BC, seizing an opportunity to raise her family and serve people in this incredible community. 

As a high performance athlete, Shawna developed first-hand understanding of the debilitating effects of ongoing pain as she suffered from chronic low back pain from an early age. Her history of successful rehabilitation in her chiropractic practice and personal experience has strengthened her belief that everyone can have a life free of limitations and free of pain.

Shawna's approach toward treatment is three-fold: one part detective work, one part physical skill, and one part connection.


Taking the time to listen and understand the broader perspective and root cause of injury, Shawna draws on her extensive experience to determine the best course of treatment. Treatments often combine chiropractic manipulation and soft-tissue therapies including Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique and Kinesiotaping.

Shawna believes in empowering people by teaching them the nature of their condition, outlining her treatment game plan in a simple way, and sharing simple tools and practical techniques to help patients participate in their own recovery. 


Dr. Dionne Tatlow, BPE, MSc, DC


Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Dr. Dionne Tatlow travelled to Edmonton, Alberta to complete a Bachelors of Physical Education (BPE), specializing in the health and wellness of children and youth. A keen interest in anatomy and manual therapy took her to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, Ontario where she obtained her degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC); Graduating Magna Cum Laude with Clinic Honors and receiving the CCR Clinical Radiology Proficiency Award as well as the Istrati Memorial Family Award. 


Once graduated, Dionne opened a small practice in Northern Saskatchewan where she practiced for six years before heading to the University of Regina to complete a MSc in Health Sciences (Thesis: Injury prevalence in Open Water Swimmers) while teaching at the UofR and practicing at the University Health Centre.


Following completion of her Masters, filled with a combined love of teaching, manual medicine and swimming, she accepted a teaching position with the Kinesiology Department at Okanagan College for the fall of 2023 and is excited to begin practice in Penticton!


Dionne is full body Active Release Techniques® (ART) certified, Graston Therapies and Activator Methods trained. She has completed additional accreditation with The Running Clinic and has worked with both masters and age-group swim teams as well as the Junior A hockey team in La Ronge. She was also fortunate enough to work with the USports athletes at the University of Regina (primarily hockey and basketball). 


While working in a remote northern community, she also had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of individuals and enjoyed treating pregnant patients as well (Webster Technique certified).  


She believes in lifelong education and thoroughly enjoys advancing her education, therapeutic & ‘problem-solving’ skills through various continuing education seminars and courses!  


Joint Manipulation & Mobilization

Chiropractic joint manipulation is a manual therapy that involves applying a gentle force through a joint in order to restore full range of motion and ideal function. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of headaches and neck and low back pain, among other conditions.

Active Release Technique (ART)

Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and effectively with ART. At the most basic level, ART works by breaking up scar tissue, muscle adhesions and restrictions, muscular spasm and tightness. The mechanism by which it does this is for the examiner to put a muscle in its most shortened position (through movement of the nearby joints), then apply a tension with his/her thumb or fingers, and while maintaining that tension he/she will lengthen the muscle throughout its range of motion. In this way, any adhesions or scar tissue is broken up along the entire length of the muscle.


Graston Technique

Graston Technique ® (GT) is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument- assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions. GT uses specially designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to deliver an effective means of manual therapy and diagnosis. The use of GT instruments, when combined with appropriate therapeutic exercise, leads to the restoration of pain-free movement and function.


Kinesiotaping is a taping technique that gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without limiting circulation and range of motion. Through the use of an elastic tape placed on the skin overlying muscles and joints, it can be used for preventive maintenance, limiting swelling, and pain management.


We offer direct billing to the following insurance providers...

  • Alberta Blue Cross

  • Canada Life

  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance


  • Claim Secure

  • The Co-Operators

  • D.A Townley

  • Desjardins Insurance

  • Equitable Life

  • First Canadian

  • Great-West Life

  • Green Shield Canada

  • GroupHEALTH

  • ICBC 

  • Industrial Alliance

  • Johnson Inc.

  • Johnson Group Inc.

  • Manulife Financial

  • Maximum Benefit

  • Medavie Blue Cross

  • MSP Premium Assistance

  • Pacific Blue Cross

  • People Corporation

  • RWAM

  • SSQ Insurance

  • Sunlife Financial

Prior to your first visit, please complete your online intake form and include your benefit/insurance information. Your intake form will be emailed to you once you have booked online. Please bring your Member ID Card and Policy or Plan Number with you to your first appointment.

In the case of most insurers, including ICBC, they pay up to a maximum amount per visit. The remainder is the responsibility of the patient. In the case of ICBC, this remainder is eligible for submission to your private health insurer for consideration of coverage.

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