Thrive Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic is located in The Mustard Seed Clinic in Vernon, British Columbia.
We have highly skilled university trained physiotherapists specialized in orthopedic and sports therapy rehabilitation.
We also have registered massage therapists who have a competitive sporting background along with a keen interest in sports-related injuries.
Our massage therapists are dedicated to helping you overcome injury and find the path to optimal health. Pain stops here!
Meet the Team
I totally ruptured my Achilles Tendon in November 2014. I received non-surgical treatment in an air boot/cast for ten weeks. I started Physiotherapy Treatment with Steve Witvoet in January 2015. I was very happy with Steve’s approach to assessing my injury and designing a weekly progressive exercise program to achieve my recovery goal. I have just completed my tenth session with Steve and am totally satisfied with my progress. I recommend Steve for any of your Physiotherapy needs.Doug Harrington Retired
I contacted Steve Witvoet for help with a nagging shoulder injury that was hampering my efforts to train for an upcoming surf trip. I was impressed with Steve’s approach to treatment and knowledge of surfing as he quickly focused on my sport-specific goals and designed a specialized set of exercises to deal with my injury. I found it especially helpful that Steve was able to design unique exercises that strengthened not only my shoulder but also developed other important muscle groups that I use when paddling and surfing; he helped me build my shoulder strength and my core simultaneously. The proof, however, is in the outcome. I surfed for 2 weeks straight with no pain and felt stronger than ever in the water. Thank you Steve!Gary Wessels Dentist
After at least 15 years of low back and SI joint pain and stiffness, I am finally free of the constant ‘tooth ache in the hip’, thanks to Steve’s physiotherapy treatments. I had been going to chiropractors and massage therapists, which seemed to help in the short-term, but it was Steve’s assessment and treatment that brought immediate and lasting relief. Steve honed in on areas that I had no idea were an issue, and with the neurokinetic approach and exercises, he discovered why I’d been suffering for so long. I also highly appreciate that Steve stays with his patient for the entire appointment time, working intently on the issue, rather than shuttling around the physiotherapy room, compartmentalizing his time between several other patients on beds behind curtains, as has been my experience with other physiotherapists. I have been able to return to my cycling, long distance walking and my passion, gardening, knowing that I’m not going to be all kinked-up afterward. Thank you as well, Steve, for giving me back pain-free sleep, the best thing of all!Wendy Lane Teacher
After suffering an extensive knee injury that prevented me from bearing any weight on my injured leg, I was left unable to perform the duties of my physically demanding job and my preferred activities. I was receiving physiotherapy, but not seeing any results. I was well aware that my expedient and full recovery would require much hard work. What I needed was a progressive sport physiotherapist who would push me to my rehabilitation limits. I discussed this with my specialist and he subsequently referred me to Steve Witvoet. Steve not only treated my injury, he challenged my entire body, focussing on strengthening my core. Within a couple of weeks I noticed a remarkable improvement in the strength and stability of my knee that continued in the months that followed. Four months later I am very pleased to say that I run up to 5 miles, four times a week, and am regularly weight training. I can say for certain that Steve’s approach to rehabilitation has been the reason for my returning to the activities and work that I was partaking in prior to the injury. I cannot thank Steve enough.Matt Rattee Injury Treatment
I first met Steve Witvoet while in rehab following a traumatic spinal cord injury in 2004. Even though he was a student at the time, he very quickly became the most trusted member of my medical team. Steve’s unique ability to identify his clients’ needs, both immediate and future, allow clients to deal with their most pressing issues while at the same time working towards future fitness goals. Steve saw and respected the athlete in me at a time when most medical professionals didn’t, and his support and positive energy greatly accelerated my return to independent living and international sport. Vernon is privileged to have such a fantastic physio available!Jessica Vliegenthart Team Canada Wheelchair Basketball 2010 World Bronze Medalists
I work doing a job that is physically demanding, and at the beginning of my season I could hardly walk up-right from my back pain. After just one session with Steve I felt tremendously better. He taught me stretches that I now do regularly and I have been able to maintain the pace that my job demands. I have also been able to ride my dirtbike like a 20 year old again!! Thanks Steve…Herb Wiebe Injury Treatment
Over the years I have had shoulder and knee issues, and now with a second ACL repair, I needed to return to physiotherapy in Vernon. Not only did Steve Witvoet teach me to treat the injury and manage recovery, but he also went deeper with his extensive knowledge and experience of the body to investigate the root causes of my injury. This was helpful in predicting and preparing me for future areas of concern. In his personal life he is also physically active and understands the athlete’s mind and body. In short, he knows his stuff. I feel completely confident in his expertise and recommend him for all of your Vernon physiotherapy or sports injury rehab.Jon Buller Sports Injury Treatment
I would highly recommend Allison to anyone wanting to unlock the mystery of how diet, medications, supplements and lifestyle choices impact their overall health and well-being. With her career as a pharmacist Allison is acutely aware of the role conventional medication plays in healing from illness or injury but she also knows many other factors contribute to our overall health. Her understanding of tradition medications combined with her training in holistic nutrition allows her to look at her clients through a broad lens. Allison is skilled at looking at you as a whole person as she trys to figure out what is working, what’s not and how you can move forward to make positive changes in your health. Her approach is kind, professional and practical. She is a wealth of knowledge and an active listener. Allison works with you to establish a plan to help you discover what is negatively impacting your health and, in turn, what steps you can take towards optimal health. I found her to be very down to earth and approachable. Her suggestions were practical and based in sound research and she was always understanding and accepting of my personal situation. For years I have found myself on information overload as I try to solve the puzzle of my health challenges and overwhelmed with conflicting literature available from multiple “health experts” hyping their books and programs. Working with Allison has eased my stress and helped me take a systematic and calmer approach towards healing. If you find yourself also feeling frustrated and overwhelmed in your search for answers please consider working with Allison.JoAnn Vernon BC Holistic Nutrition
Leanne Yarrow at Thrive Physiotherapy was absolutely excellent. Her extensive knowledge of human anatomy and biomechanics cured my chronic shoulder aggrievances and is one of the many reasons I refer all my PT patients to her. HIGHLY recommend Leanne!Via Google