We address the cause of your pain, not just the symptom. Many people believe they have no choice but to “live with it” when it comes to body pain and discomfort. Our team wants to show you another way. Some people believe chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as shoulder impingement , migraines and headaches, patellofemoral syndrome, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more. The founder of the Movement Mechanic, Dr. Carlee Aitchison, is very passionate about helping clients solve their areas of discomfort and pain. She believes that education is a big part of your success to healing and aims to always have her clients understand their body. Learn more about her below.
Originally from Lethbridge AB, Dr. Aitchison graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 2017. Prior to her time in Toronto, Dr. Aitchison’s keen interest in the human body led her to obtain a Bachelor of Exercise Science from the University of Lethbridge. During this time Dr. Aitchison suffered from both a low back and shoulder injury which derailed her athletic endeavours. These injuries ultimately led her to want to pursue a career in health care to provide those with the care she wished she could have been given.
Dr. Aitchison understands what it is like to be injured and desires to provide those suffering from injuries the care they need to allow to do them to do the thing they love to do. This also led to her passion for human movement and strong belief in mitigating injury risk through appropriate and thorough care. She has gone out of her way to pursue further education in taping, movement assessment, functional range conditioning and integrated therapeutics.
Alexa graduated from the University of BC Okanagan obtaining her Bachelor’s in Human Kinetics with a specialization in Clinical Exercise Physiology and a minor in Psychology. She is currently a member of the BC Association for Kinesiologists and Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology as a Certified Personal Trainer. With continuing education she has added cupping therapy to her available treatments and hopes to add many more modalities in the future.
Alexa was born and raised in Kamloops where she grew up playing basketball, soccer and volleyball. In her high school years she started coaching for different basketball and soccer camps/teams. Throughout those years and many injuries she formed a passion for movement and the health/fitness industry. At UBCO she got the opportunity to be the Senior Student Trainer for the Women’s Volleyball Team in her final year. Now she still enjoys skiing, soccer, fitness training and any other sports she is able to participate in.
Alexa strives to bring everyone to their greatest capabilities whether it be for performance or activities of daily living. She likes to achieve this by treating the cause of the problems and not just the pain it creates. Incorporating both active and passive techniques. She specializes in different styles of treatment including performance enhancement, injury rehabilitation, and active living.
Sara Blagborne is our resident RMT. She is excited to be starting her career with TCSC/Movement Mechanics.
Born and raised in Kamloops, Sara attended Okanagan College of Massage Therapy in Vernon and completed her diploma of Massage Therapy in August 2020.
Sara treats everyone as an individual and uses a variety of techniques including: Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial techniques, and many more. She incorporates relaxation and stress relief into the massage alongside a therapeutic approach. Sara believes in giving appropriate stretch/strengthening exercises as home care, as It is just as important as the treatment to continue the progress made in the clinic room at home.
Sara loves to hike, run, surf, and explore outside and all around BC in her spare time.
Dr. Kayla Ruschkowski is originally from Regina, Saskatchewan. After attaining a bachelor's degree from the University of Saskatchewan, she went on to receive her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She was inspired to pursue naturopathic medicine as a result of her volunteer work at a preventative health clinic. In her practice, she combines her passions for preventative care, botanical medicine, nutrition, and evidence-based medicine.
Dr. Ruschkowski is passionate about health and wellness and helping her patients thrive at all stages of their life. In addition to helping people establish the foundations of healthy living with nutrition and stress management, she primarily utilizes botanical medicine, which offers a safe, gentle and effective treatment for a variety of health concerns.
Mitchell completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) and Master’s in Physical Therapy (MPT) at UBC in Vancouver, where he also worked as a kinesiologist, swim coach, personal trainer and bootcamp instructor.
In addition to exercise prescription, Mitchell has special training in Gunn IMS (Intramuscular stimulation), vestibular rehab, concussion management, orthopedic manual therapy and therapeutic taping. Most recently, he has begun a course for clinical management for the fitness athlete.
Mitchell recognizes that no two people or bodies are alike and enjoys helping people optimize their function through active treatment, specific to their needs and goals. He has a special interest in strength training, especially with regards to upper extremity and lower back injuries.
Sarah grew up in Kamloops doing competitive gymnastics then transitioned to CrossFit 8 years ago. Living an active lifestyle has lead her to pursue a career in Massage Therapy through personal injuries and rehab.
She graduated from OVCMT and has been working as an RMT since 2018.
Sarah is excited to be joining the team at TCSC and is looking forward to working with you, reaching and maintaining your health goals to maximize your full potential.