Our Team


Brooke Pugh RMT, Owner

Brooke has been a practicing RMT since November 2004 after graduating from the Victoria Campus of West Coast College of Massage Therapy where she completed the 3000 hour program. Brooke has been practicing in Ucluelet  for 12 years and has taken many post-graduate courses to maintain her registration and increase her knowledge and skills.

Brooke has experience in treating a variety of conditions including: musculoskeletal and sport injuries, headaches, postural dysfunction, low-back pain, pregnancy, chronic pain, chronic tension, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, tendinitis, whiplash as well as a host of others. With over 15 half marathons, 2 marathons and a few dozen triathlons, obstacle course races and trail races under her belt,  Brooke is passionate about  and experienced in rehabilitation, prevention and recovery  from sports injuries.

Through thorough assessment, history taking and hands on treatment, Brooke’s approach to each client is to find the best fit, long-term solution to reduce pain and dysfunction. Her goal is to integrate current research and evidence based protocols into a comprehensive treatment plan for the client.

Recent post graduate education credits include workshops in Muscle Energy technique, Rehabilitation and Conditioning and Soft Tissue Release. All of which focus on increasing recovery rates of muscular injuries, fixing muscular imbalances, and relieving chronic pain. Brooke also incorporates a great deal of trigger point therapy and myofascial release, and is able to cater to preferences in pressure whether it be deep or gentle.

Brooke’s hobbies outside the treatment room include running the beautiful trails surrounding Ucluelet, playing in the ocean, SUPing, volunteering with local events and spending quality time with her 2 kids, husband and dog.


Trish Trish Leslie B.Sc.PT(Hons)

Trish graduated from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh with a B.Sc.PT(Hons). She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association(MCPA) and has worked as a physiotherapist in orthopaedics, geriatrics, pediatrics, neurology and sports physiotherapy. Trish has also worked with rugby players at the Leith Rugby Club in Edinburgh and James Bay Rugby Club in Victoria. She continues to work with a variety of athletes as well as playing soccer herself. Trish has worked in private practice as well as acute care since 2012. Through her practice she focuses on manual therapies, physiotherapy modalities and exercise prescription. Since graduating university she has continued to complete additional courses in orthopaedics as well as being certified in acupuncture from Acupuncture Foundation Canada Institute.

Trish Leslie is a local to Ucluelet. She graduated from USS in 2005. Since then she has lived mostly in the UK and Victoria completing  schooling, working, and traveling. She looks forward to returning to the community, meeting new patients of all ages and assisting them in their recovery.

 


 

14715675_10154225083632585_464639016946716695_o (1) Megan Rivard RMT

Megan was born and raised on Vancouver Island and has always made it priority to combine her love for the west coast with her passion for fitness.  As a long distance runner, she has been fascinated by the intelligence of the human body for as long as she can remember! Megan graduated from the Victoria Campus of West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2012, where she completed the 3,000-hour RMT program. She is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and is currently working towards her Bachelor of Health Sciences at Thompson Rivers University. Megan has taken a wide spectrum of continuing education courses focused on the treatment of athletic injuries, TMJ dysfunction, low-back pain, repetitive strain injuries, as well as pre and post natal care. She often incorporates trigger point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, facilitated stretching and can modify treatment pressure to suit each  individual clients needs. Her philosophy is to treat the body as a whole, addressing both the symptoms and underlying cause of dysfunction in order to decrease both physical and emotional stress. Outside of the treatment room, Megan enjoys traveling, running on the beach, volunteering with Pacific Rim Hospice and strengthening her yoga practice. Megan strongly believes in the integration of other therapies, such as physiotherapy, acupuncture and chiropractic care, for optimal results. Megan is eager to share her knowledge with the community and looks forward to being a part of your health care plan!


 Rayna Milne RMT

Rayna is a longtime yoga practitioner and teacher who has always had a passion
for learning about the human body. She is a graduate of the Vancouver College
of Massage Therapy (VCMT), a 20-month full time program encompassing 550+
hours of hands on training that enabled her to work with a variety of patients and
conditions. In addition to working at Therapy Health Studio in Vancouver, BC she is excited to begin work at Harbour Health alongside a diverse group of practitioners dedicated to contributing positively towards the health and wellbeing of the Ucluelet community.

Grounded in a wholistic treatment approach tailored to your lifestyle, Rayna employs a variety of treatment techniques that aim to have you feeling better in both the short- and long-term. Discussing your physical history, performing a thorough sand providing a treatment that considers your body as a whole lays the groundwork for immediate and long lasting positive results,  reducing stress and pain while improving overall function. Rayna believes that increased awareness and adjustment of your posture, habitual movements and breathing patters can go a long way in extending the benefits of your massage treatment, so be prepared to take a proactive approach in the maintenance of your health and wellbeing!

Rayna is able to assist you with the following:

– Soft Tissue Injury Recovery

– Postural Imbalances & Tension

– Headaches & Migraine Recovery

– Athletic Maintenance & Sports Injuries

– Trigger Point Therapy (tension knots)

– Strain, Sprain &Tendinitis Recovery

– Stress, Anxiety & Sleep Support

– Sinus Pressure & Inflammation

Outside of the treatment room, Rayna enjoys road trips, traveling, photography,
playing her ukulele, and any activity that gets her out in to nature with her dogs.


 

Christine Clarke 

Christine Clarke, MSc. RCC, is the owner-operator of Sea Change Wellness.

Christine brings a long term, genuine commitment to all aspects of her practice and holds sincere respect and compassion for the people that she works for. She has been supporting individuals in making positive change for over ten years. Some of this has included addressing mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety, problematic alcohol or other drug use, trauma, violence and abuse, grief and loss, as well as parenting and relationship challenges.

With a Master of Science degree (MSc) specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counselling and as a professional member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), Christine is an approved provider for many extended health insurance plans and assistance programs.

Christine’s non-judgmental and collaborative approach has led to purposeful relationships and positive change. In addition to conventional therapeutic techniques, when appropriate Christine may also integrate approaches supported by emerging scientific research:

  • Experiential – incorporating adventure-based or nature-based activities creating an opportunity to make tangible connections between clients’ own actions, perceptions, or challenges and how they can make change in their own lives.
  • Somatic – reregulation of the nervous system after experiencing trauma such as accidents or abuse (which may have manifested as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, etc.). The person is not required to relive or retell a traumatic event.

For more information or to book an appointment contact Christine directly on 250.725.2559 or christine.clarke@seachangewellness.org.


Dr Fiona Smulders ND

I believe that health is a state of balance. When we fall out of balance through physical, mental or emotional injury, we become susceptible to illness. My mission is to help you regain and maintain balance by optimizing dietary and lifestyle patterns, transforming self-limiting thoughts and beliefs, and applying herbal remedies, mind-body counselling, nutritional supplements, acupuncture and bodywork to strengthen your natural ability to heal yourself.

I am a licensed Naturopathic Doctor from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. I have an Honours Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario and additional training in Rehabilitation Therapy for injury recovery, Advanced Obstetrics, Bowen Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, and as a Naturopathic Doula. I have also studied Traditional Herbal Medicine with a Kichwa Shaman in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest.

As a Naturopathic Doctor, I combine the healing practices of traditional natural therapies with western medical practices to create evidence-based natural treatment plans unique to your needs. On my days off, I love to recharge by hiking through the wild West-coast forests and soaking in the salty seas.

I look forward to working with you in optimizing your health and vitality!

Yours in health, 

Dr. Fiona Smulders ND