Revelstoke Osteopathy & Wellness regroup a variety of practitioners. We are all working together to bring you health in your life.
William Jarrige (DOMP) | Raphaelle Strub (DOMP) | Dr. Lora Cruise (MD) | Alexis Aikenhead (RMT) | Michelle Gritter (CCC) |
Renée Cormier (MS)
William is from France, just south east of Paris close to the bouldering mecca of Fontainebleau. He started studying osteopathy in 2002 at the Institut Superieur d’Osteopathie where he studied full time for 4 years before he moved first to Montreal, then Alberta and finally BC. He graduated from the Canadian School of Osteopathy, Manual Practice in Vancouver in 2015 and presented his thesis on the regulation of osteopathy in the world in 2017. William loves helping people with different problems, whether it is because of long-term or chronic dysfunctions, because they recently sustained trauma, to assist patients after a surgery or simply to help them in improving their quality of life through preventive treatments.
Born in the French Alps, Raphaelle was a professional skier before completing a 6 years curriculum in Osteopathy. Over the last 15 years she has worked in all kinds of settings, from training gyms to ski resorts, family practice in France to a business in Quebec, to high stress and active patients in Calgary. She has now built a small family practice in Swansea Point. She has a wide range of techniques such as mechanical, visceral, cranial, biodynamic, muscular, etc. Raphaelle will adjust each technique to the needs of her patients.
She really enjoys working on concussion, sciatica, migraines, anxiety, babies, joint pain, gut troubles, low back pain, cervicalgia, etc.
Dr. Lora Cruise
Lora moved with her family to Revelstoke to be closer to the mountains and all they have to offer. She obtained her medical degree from McMaster Medical School and her family practice residency from the University of Ottawa.
Lora has been practising full scope, family medicine since 2003 in a variety of urban, academic, and rural settings. In addition to her medical work, Lora has held multiple leadership and academic roles. Lora is very excited to join the team at Revelstoke Osteopathy and Wellness as she values working in a multidisciplinary team environment and collaborating on best approaches for optimal physical and mental health for her patients.
Lora has a special interest in child and adult mental health and substance use. She is pleased to offer consultations and follow up care for mental health, addictions and pain management. Lora will accept patients for general family medicine care and offer same day appointments for urgent medical concerns for anyone.
Registered Massage Therapist
Alexis has been actively practicing massage therapy since 2012 when she moved to Revelstoke, BC. Beginning with a background in Thai and Spa Massage treatment traditions, Alexis added to her offerings when she successfully completed her RMT designation in 2018. Since that time, she has been incorporating prenatal, athletic, and gastrointestinal therapies.
Alexis provides a nurturing, full-body experience using primarily myofascial, trigger point, neuro-muscular, hydrotherapy, and range-of-motion modalities. Her use of Thai massage to blend stretching and pressure point techniques allows her to work with people, not just on people as they find ease in their bodies. Her offerings range from subtler techniques like muscle energy or orthobionomy, to the more commonly understood oil massage practices. Whether for relaxation or rehabilitation or anything
in between, Alexis loves sharing massage and is excited to join the multi-disciplinary team at RO&W.
Canadian Certified Counsellor
Michelle is a relatively new resident of Revelstoke and is loving what it has to offer in the way of beauty and fun! She is a mother of three and a proud partner of one. Michelle has a passion for working with families and couples, willing to sit in the “mess” that often characterizes our lives. She has been a Canadian Certified Counselor for 8 years and is currently in the research and writing stage of her doctoral degree in clinical psychology. When it comes to working with clients, Michelle is relational, warm, informal and collaborative. When working with kids, Michelle will often use play, particularly parent-and-child play, to strengthen attachment bonds.
Michelle has worked in the non-profit sector for 6 years, helping her to gain experience in working with clients from a culturally-sensitive and strengths-based perspective. She loves being a clinical teacher and trainer for student-counsellors, focusing on helping students to explore their humanity and vulnerability as they develop their professional identities.
Michelle divides her time between Revelstoke and Calgary and can see clients in person during the first and third week of every month. She can also see clients virtually, if desired.
Renée joins Revelstoke Osteopathy & Wellness as an RMT registered in Alberta* and a student of Osteopathic Manual Practice.
Renée’s passion for sports and holistic health led her first to complete a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2011, in 2013 a massage therapy program in New Brunswick and most recently she has begun a Osteopathic Manual Practitioner program at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. Renée has spent the last 10 years in Alberta as an RMT in the Spa and Ski/Snowboard industry where she treated athletes of varying levels. Her experience working in these fields define her treatment style: Relaxation and Restoration.
Renée tailors her treatments to your needs. Her approach is based on your anatomy and tension patterns to find the cause to eliminate dysfunctions and resulting symptoms. In her treatments, she uses assessment tools, a combination of Swedish and Deep tissue, Muscle Energy, Joint Mobilizations and Myofascial techniques. She is attentive to your needs to increase your quality of life by eliminating pain and relieving muscle tension patterns.
*Renée is currently a member of a regulatory body in Alberta ( MTAA ), she is practicing as a non-regulated massage therapist in BC , therefore her treatments cannot be covered by an extended health benefits plan.