We are Kelowna’s comprehensive health centre offering a unique clinical wellness model inspired by an Olympic village experience.
At Active Care Health, we share your passion for living an active lifestyle and our team is dedicated to helping you move towards optimal health and sustainable wellness.
YOUR HEALTH JOURNEY
Our health practitioners collaborate in harmony to offer you expert insight and advice on your health journey in order to develop personalized recovery, treatment, and fitness strategies aligned with your body and lifestyle goals.
Dr. Michael Muzzin, DC, RCCSS(C)
Founder and Partner
Through his experience and passion for helping people achieve active and healthy lifestyles, Dr. Muzzin has identified Five Key Aspects for Optimal Health: Exercise, Nutrition, Rest, Mental Health, and Spinal Health. The human body (infant to senior) has an amazing ability to heal itself when just given the chance. Each of the five aspects of optimal health is like a vital link that forms a strong chain; and of course a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Dr. Muzzin emphasizes each of these aspects, and as a Chiropractor he focuses in an area known as NeuroStructural Correction.
Dr. Muzzin first started practice in Whitby Ontario just outside of Toronto in 1988. While there he completed an additional three-year post Doctorate in Sports Injuries and earned the Specialty Fellowship of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Science (Canada), RCCSS(C). In 1994 he moved back to B.C. and settled in Kelowna where he founded Active Care Health.
Dr. Michael Muzzin has an established brand identity with a well-respected reputation in the community for over 20 years. He is the past president of the Canadian Cancer Society (Kelowna), the Kelowna Chiropractic Association, the official Chiropractor for the Canadian Junior Hockey Championship’s Memorial Cup, the World Junior Hockey Championships, and one of the first Chiropractor’s in history to be an Official Medical Staff Member of the Olympic Games (Vancouver 2010).
Dr. Muzzin has also worked with Kelowna Falcons Semi-Pro Baseball Team, Okanagan Sun Junior Football Team, Ogopogo Triathlon Club, and is currently the Team Chiropractor for both the Kelowna Chiefs Junior B Hockey Club & the Kelowna Rockets WHL Junior Hockey Club.
When he’s not at the office, Dr. Muzzin can be found skiing with his daughter Jenna on either the lakes or slopes (depending on the season) in the beautiful Okanagan Valley.
Dr. Ryan Blouin, DC
NeuroStructural Chiropractor and Partner
Dr. Blouin’s passion for the profession began at a young age when he experienced first hand the effects chiropractic care can have on the entire body. He completed his honors degree in Science and Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and spent four years in the fitness industry helping people lead more active lives.
He was priviledged to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic training in beautiful New Zealand where he spent time honing his craft and focuses in NeuroStructural Correction techniques to improve human function of the brain and the body.
In 2013, Dr. Blouin worked with the National New Zealand Hockey Program and travelled with their Men’s and U18’s hockey teams to the IIHF World Hockey Championships as the team’s official chiropractor. Following season’s end he moved to the Gold Coast in Australia and spent a year practicing and treating families and athletes of all ages as well as learning to live the beach life!
Dr. Blouin has always had a strong interest in health, exercise, sport, travel and working with people. He has been privelidged to have had the chance to travel the world doing what he loves to do.
Settling in Kelowna in late 2014 and now calling it home, Dr. Blouin looks forward to doing what he loves most: teaching and practicing a healthy lifestyle and sharing his passion for chiropractic and healthy living with the amazing people of the Okanagan!
Janelle Balardo, RMT
Janelle is a graduate from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy. Her empathy, and understanding of clients’ aches and pains makes patient well-being her priority.
Janelle first developed an interest in therapeutic practice via her own experience with injury. Through her personal experience with rehabilitation she developed a passion for how the body functions and heals. Her wide range of techniques include myofascial release, trigger point release, joint mobilizations and Swedish massage. She can relate to her patients through her own experience, and her professional and easy going attitude sets her patients’ minds at ease.
Her love for physical fitness allowed her to complete her personal training certification as well as her Neuro-proprioceptive taping course. Janelle understands the importance of proper musculoskeletal function and maintaining health of the joints and surrounding tissues.
Janelle looks forward to expanding her skill base and knowledge through her passion for healing. Whether the pain is caused from an overuse injury, soft tissue damage from motor vehicle accidents , athletic/sports injury, or just overall chronic pain, her focus will always be client care first.
Jenny Large, RMT
Jenny was born and raised in Kelowna – which is hard to find these days! She loves the Kelowna lifestyle and has a very strong community presence. When she’s not massaging at Active Care you can find her teaching dance at The Canadian School of Ballet, teaching barre and fitness classes at Oranj Fitness, teaching and performing with the Femme Fatale dance group, playing a game of softball or riding her bike downtown.
Jenny has a very kind, loving nature to her and it shows during her massages. She is currently taking clients and would love to meet you and help get you feeling better, faster!
Registered Massage Therapist
Jenna is an Ontario native, who studied massage therapy at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. Prior to her career as a massage therapist, Jenna graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Kinesiology and Physical Education degree, and began working as a physiotherapy assistant. Her interest in human anatomy, and biomechanical dysfunction has always been in the forefront of her studies.
She is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, as well as the RMTBC. Jenna is passionate about investigating the underlying cause of pain, approaching all appointments with a patient-centered focus, and finding the right treatment plan for each individual.
Since completing her massage therapy training, Jenna has furthered her understanding by taking continuing education courses in pelvis dysfunction, shoulder dysfunction, joint mobilization, advanced assessment, myofascial imbalances, as well as the TMJ Mastery course.
In Ontario, Jenna was an instructor at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, and is currently teaching at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy focusing her time as lead instructor in the Myofascial Palpation course, as well as a teaching assistant in various other classes.
Jenna’s passion for helping others achieve balance, eliminate pain, and improve well-being translates into her treatments.
Jenna hopes to continue to expand her knowledge and understanding by taking continuing education courses focused around Kinesio-Taping, strain-counterstrain, and cranio-sacral therapy.”
Dr. Rena Saini, B.Sc, ND
Originally from Western Canada, Dr. Rena Saini ND, completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta. Thereafter, she moved to Toronto to obtain a 4 year degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), graduating in 2008. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the College of Naturopathic Doctors Alberta (CNDA), and the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC). Dr. Rena does blood and biochemistry testing, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western and Eastern Botanicals, Homeopathy, Nutritional Education and Body Talk.
Her belief is that individualized education and empowerment are just as important as treating the root cause of illness. She takes into consideration the mental, emotional and physical components to help her in diagnosis and treatment. Her holistic approach allows her to work with the patient to create a unique and effective plan.
Dr. Rena works with a variety of conditions such as; Autoimmune disorders, PMS and Menopause, Anxiety, Fatigue, Infertility, Musculoskeletal conditions (muscles aches and pains), Digestive issues, Stress and Chronic illness, General well being, and Detoxification.
Stephanie Skoreyko, MSc. PT.
Stephanie is a registered Physiotherapist. Her background in Elite distance running, semi-professional road cycling, and many other sports and fitness activities has given her a deep understanding of movement, training, and sport. Her own injuries have taught her that sometimes a more holistic approach is necessary to get your body and life back after an injury. Her passion is helping others with their health and wellness goals.
Since retiring from competitive road cycling, Stephanie now loves to spend her free time playing in the mountains, trail running, rock climbing, biking and simply being alive, appreciating every moment.
Stephanie is very excited to join the Active Care Health team. She is looking forward to moving her practice to the beautiful downtown Kelowna location, and can’t wait to meet and start helping you with your health and wellness journey!
Acupressure & Cold Plasma Facial Rejuvenation
Andre offers a unique combination of ancient wisdom and modern technology that will help balance your Body, Mind, and Spirit, and leave you looking and feeling years younger.
Andre trained for five years and graduated with a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine. For six years following his graduation he ran a holistic General Health practice, treating patients with needs ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, including men’s and women’s specific health issues, general health concerns like pain, arthritis, and digestive disorders, treatment for addictions (i.e. stop smoking), and a myriad of other health issues that cannot be treated by conventional means. While running his health practice in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Andre became the “go-to guy” for many people in the community, and received many referrals from local doctors. Andre focused on non-invasive acupressure and began to offer cosmetic facial rejuvenation as part of his regular treatments.
A typical treatment with Andre involves diagnosing internal health issues through Traditional Oriental Medicine techniques and then using a combination of magnetic acupressure and a plasma photon sound machine on the body to bring health and glow to the face.
Andre has a keen ability to understand what is going on in the body and will work with you to plan out a treatment protocol. He offers information and support on diet therapy and gives vitamin and nutritional supplement advice. Andre’s goal is to get you up and going quickly so you can reclaim your health, and move forward with your life.
Joelle Jacobsen, RD
From an early age Joelle knew she wanted to work as a health care professional. While obtaining a degree in Biomedical Science at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, Joelle competed with the NCAA Division I women’s softball team. It was during this time that she developed an interest in how nutrition could enhance her athletic and academic performance. After moving back to western Canada, she decided to pursue a career in dietetics at the University of British Columbia Vancouver.
Joelle’s passion lies in guiding her patients in establishing healthy relationships with food. Her interests within nutrition include child and family feeding, performance based nutrition, and the joy of food.
As a dietitian, Joelle uses the best available evidence paired with an understanding of her client’s values when determining recommendations and guidance. She understands the right balance of foods that is essential to nourish the mind and body while providing a significant source of connection and pleasure in our lives. She believes every diet should include soulful foods that are chosen for taste and enjoyment rather than health purposes.
Originally from Alberta, Joelle grew up in New Jersey before moving to Connecticut in 2011 for university. After moving back to Calgary and spending her winters at Lake Louise, Joelle moved to Vancouver for school and then to Kelowna in 2016 for her internship. She is a frequent traveler visiting family and friends in various parts of North America as well as exploring other world countries such as Nicaragua, Thailand, and Indonesia. She is excited to settle in Kelowna to start her practice within Active Care Health’s unique integrated clinic setting.
Clinic Administrative Assistant
Joyce has recently joined our team as an Assistant Clinic Co-ordinator. Born in Toronto, Ontario Joyce has also enjoyed her youth in Newfoundland and British Columbia. She attended the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University studying Biology, Kinesiology and Elementary Education. Besides her background in office administration she is a former member of the Canadian Track & Field Team, competing internationally for Canada for eight years and is a two-time Olympian.
She enjoys life and all its blessings and challenges. She loves outings with her family and keeping up with her grandchildren is one of the current joys of her life. Joyce believes that each day is a new beginning to be cherished!