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The Vernon Chiropractic and Massage Team

Dr. Michael Salmon, Chiropractor

Vernon Chiropractor, Dr. Michael Salmon

So many people have been frustrated at our society’s movement away from health. New drugs and surgeries seem to be at the forefront of research and funding, rather than helping people not to get sick in the first place. More and more eyes are being opened that our sickness model of health is indeed making us more sick. Other countries, other societies are getting healthier overall, whereas incidences of cancer, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc. seem to be growing in North America at an alarming rate, despite our wealth and technology. People are getting worried – with good reason.

As long as professionals are being paid when people are sick, then the intelligent business model is to keep people sick and generate new patients. Wellness care is motivated to get people healthy and keep people healthy. This is what attracted me to the profession. This is what keeps me happy in my daily work. This is why chiropractic is now one of the highest utilized health professions on this continent – even right here in Vernon! This is why different wellness practitioners are able to work together as a team for your benefit.

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Vernon Registered Massage Therapist, Coryey Suasegui


Corey Suastegui, Registered Massage Therapist

Corey is a graduate from Okanagan Valley College Of Massage Therapy and has been an RMT since December of 2015. When he’s not in the clinic, he enjoys living a healthy lifestyle with his favorite activities being weight lifting, hiking, and wake surfing during the summer. When the snow flies, Corey can be found on the slopes of Silver Star.

Corey is passionate about working with athletes in that he loves seeing how much further an athlete can take their performance when manual therapy accompanies training. Corey himself has an athletic background in rugby and practiced in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Corey’s primary modalities include Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release and Joint Mobilizations throughout his therapeutic treatments.

Vernon Registered Massage Therapist, Kaila Palmer


Kaila Palmer, Registered Massage Therapist

Growing up playing competitive sports and living an active lifestyle, Kaila developed a fascination for the moving body. Kaila moved from her hometown of Smithers BC to attend the Massage Therapy Program at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy. During her studies she fell in love with the community of Vernon, and after graduating in 2013 she decided to stay and start her practice.

Kaila strongly believes in decreasing both pain and dysfunction by reducing the body’s muscular restrictions and by regaining strength in weakened muscles. Kaila uses a variety of modalities in her treatments focusing on trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, and Swedish techniques. Kaila is also certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage through the Dr. Vodder School. When not at her practice you will find Kaila practicing yoga, or riding her horse. Kaila’s love of movement is what inspired her to help others live a healthy and active lifestyle.

Vernon Registered Massage Therapist, Tara Harpnick

Tara Harpnick, Registered Massage Therapist

Tara completed her training at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon. She is excited to start her practice with the VCAM team and looks forward to meeting future patients! Tara works Thursday, Friday, Saturday and select other mornings available.


Sarah Leslie, Registered Massage Therapist

Sarah has called B.C. home now for over 10 years. Her studies were previously in outdoor education, so naturally it was the tourism aspect of the Okanagan that drew her here. With her passion to help people and work with her hands, she eventually found her way to OVCMT. There she studied two years of Massage Therapy, graduating from the program in August 2015.

Since becoming a Registered Massage Therapist Sarah has included other modalities such as; Visceral Therapy, Craniosacral Techniques and Muscle Energy Techniques to offer to her clients. With her main focus in Women’s health, Sarah also offers peri-natal massage, breast massage, and infant massage. Sarah believes that the body is its own innate healer, and that sometimes it needs support on that path. With the techniques she uses, she tends to work with a biodynamic touch. This allows her clients’ body to unwind and release tensions in their own way, in their own time.

When not at her practice, Sarah is out exploring the Okanagan with her young family, or spending time with her horse. Life is abundantly full.

You can book with Sarah on Tuesday evenings, Wednesday evenings, or Saturdays.




Cindy Posivak, Registered Massage Therapist

Cindy relocated to Vernon, BC and graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy.  As a Registered Massage Therapist she confidently incorporates the most appropriate techniques into her treatments.  She offers different modalities including: myofascial and trigger point therapy, facilitated stretching, joint mobilizations, Swedish massage and neuromuscular therapy targeting specific muscles, ligaments and tendons.  Patients can expect a calm, caring environment with personalized treatments focused on providing pain relief and an overall sense of wellness.  Cindy looks forward to meeting you and is currently accepting new patients.















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