Dr. Stephen Karpuk, B.Sc., DC, Owner
Dr. Stephen Karpuk graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (2003). A longtime resident of Kamloops, he graduated from Kamloops Senior Secondary (1987) and the University College of the Cariboo (UBC B.Sc. 1994). Dr. Karpuk spent many years in the Forest Sector. He has also pursued his Master’s degree at SFU in the School of Resource and Environmental Management, in field of forest ecology and planning.
Dr. Karpuk opened Aberdeen Chiropractic Clinic in October 2003. He was pleased to be joined in practice by his longtime Chiropractor, Dr. David MacIntosh (retired 2006). Dr. Karpuk is a strong believer in evidence-based practice and strives to meet the needs of his patients by diagnosing their complaint(s) and creating a plan of management that addresses the active and passive components required to assist the patient in achieving their health care goals.
Dr. Karpuk brings a strong educational focus to his practice and patients. Dr. Karpuk believes it is important that patients understand what ails them, how they can help themselves and what treatment options exist for their health concerns. A favorite quote of his is, “An educated consumer of health services will usually make better health care choices than an uneducated consumer.” Dr. Karpuk enjoys lots of challenges and anything that keeps him busy, including spending time with his wife and three children.
Dr. Karpuk using mainly traditional Chiropractic hands-on techniques to adjust his patients, but also utilizes some soft tissue therapies, electrotherapies, and drop pieces. He has many years experience with treating shoulders (including rotator cuff), hand and arms complaints, plus knee, foot and ankle problems (including plantar fasciitis, heel spur pain, Achilles tendonitis, and shin splints).
He is a member of the BC and Canadian Chiropractic Association.
Charter member of the Rotary Club of Kamloops Aurora Centennial.
Registered Massage Therapists
Matt has recently moved back to his home town of Kamloops after graduating from OVCMT in Vernon, and is looking forward to working with the community he grew up in. Before becoming a licensed RMT, Matt spent years working throughout the Okanagan at several locations as a First Aid responder, including NRI, Costco and Savona Specialty Plywood.
Seeing the effects of various injuries and always curious about the rehabilitation aspect of healthcare, it wasn’t long before he left for Vernon to start his new career. Treatment wise, Matt uses a wide array of modalities including myofascial release, Swedish massage, deep tissue, joint mobilizations, etc. A firm believer in education assisted healing, he takes the time to explain to each client the reasons behind their pain, some likely causes and how the treatments and suggested home care exercises will help improve their quality of life.
“It’s not enough to treat the pain; if it keeps coming back, that’s not a solution. We also need to find the cause, why it persists, and address the full picture to get true results that’ll last.”
Happy to accept all clients whether familiar with massage, or brand new to it, he takes the time to explain the treatment process to everyone, ICBC and WorkSafe claim included.
When not in the clinic Matt can be found enjoying the sunshine with a book, going for a hike or at the gym.
RMT Matt MacDonald is no longer able to take on new Massage Patients at this time.