Darren and Michelle Pottle know the human body better than most, and are excited to offer Castlegar and area residents new and unique services for optimal health through Pottle Health Group.
Working from a beautiful, newly renovated home purchased in October 2012, the husband and wife team brings different, yet complimentary backgrounds to the services they provide.
In addition to the two treatment rooms at their Columbia Avenue location, the Pottle’s also offer yoga, hockey camps and fitness training off-site.
KMI Structural Integration, movement training and yoga are familiar to many professional athletes and hard-core fitness enthusiasts, but the Pottle’s say their approach to overall wellness can be tailored to suit the needs of almost everyone.
Focusing on both body alignment and education allows their clients to maintain their bodies. Often, this leads to less pain, less injury and better overall function on a daily basis.
From pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, to injury prevention education and specific performance training, the Pottle’s start with a careful assessment and intake process, then structure a series of sessions to address the individual needs of their clients. By taking in as much information from their clients as possible, then working to maintain a dialogue through the treatment process, they say they often see great results.
“It can be challenging to describe what we do,” said Darren. “But it’s important to note we are not medical doctors – we offer offer complimentary services to other health-care providers.”
The Pottle’s do as much outreach as possible to educate other providers about integrating what they do with other health and wellness services.
The majority of their clientele comes from word-of-mouth referrals but they are beginning to see more doctors, physiotherapists and other medical professionals recommending people, too.
Darren’s specialty is body movement and he is a board-certified structural integrator and strength and conditioning specialist. He has worked with numerous hockey teams and players over the years, including Rebels coach Steve Junker.
Currently training for a half-marathon, Darren said he and Michelle both work hard to practice what they preach.
Michelle is also is a certified structural integrator, with expertise in yoga based assisted stretch therapy with an element of connective tissue release. She is an avid runner who said making a move from Vancouver to Castlegar was a key step in maintaining a healthy life balance.
The Pottle Health Group can be reached at 250-365-0443 or through their website: www.pottlehealthgroup.com