Osteopathic Treatment | Athletic Therapy Services
Colan Grootenboer is an Osteopathic Practitioner and Athletic Therapist who works at Healing Hands Therapy Inc. in Campbell River, BC. Originally from Ontario, he went to University of Guelph, ON and Sheridan College (Oakville, ON) to obtain his degree in Human Kinetics and a diploma in Sports Injury Management. While studying post-secondary schooling he represented the Guelph Gryphons and Sheridan Bruins soccer teams and was named Academic All-Canadian Athlete in 2005. After working as the head therapist for 3 years with the Soo Greyhounds (OHL) he moved to Campbell River, BC in 2008.
Since being in Campbell River, Colan has worked for ErgoRisk/MoveSafe focussing on industrial pain management and return to work programs while studying Oseopathy in Vancouver, BC. During this time, he has established a local and regional clientele which began at a home office but is currently at a clinical space since 2016.
Work with clients in a one on one setting using manual therapy techniques has always been a preference of treatment approach for Colan. Having a curiosity and desire to learn about the body’s natural mechanics, physiology and anatomy is also another interest of Colan. Applying the principles of Osteopathy and Athletic Therapy with his clients offers a unique approach to optimize one’s health in a holistic way. Colan is passionate about helping people overcome and improve their dysfunctions. From acute pain to concussion management to pregnancy / post partum / infant treatments to complex chronic pain to return to sport progressions, Colan has unique training, skills and life experience to help a wide variety of clients.
Colan, along with his wife Georgina Knox, and two children are active members of the Campbell River community. They enjoy the outdoors and currently are engaged in many activities from camping, skiing, biking, hiking, to soccer, hockey and beyond.
Registered Massage Therapist
Stephanie completed her studies at MH Vicars School in Calgary, AB and is now a Registered Massage Therapist practicing in Campbell River, BC.
Originally from Victoriaville, Qc, Stephanie moved to British Columbia in 2018. With over 10 years of coaching experience working with cross-country runners, road running athletes and soccer teams, Stephanie has also worked with triathlon clubs and as a personal trainer for several years. From 2013 to 2017, Stephanie studied in University Laval, Qc completing a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Intervention and a microprogram in Performance Optimization.
Stephanie’s passion for understanding the adaptability of the human body has led her to become a RMT so that she could have a direct impact on people’s lives and wellness. Outside of the office, Stephanie runs a sailing school, Beyond Sailing, with her partner Maxime, where they bring guests to explore Desolation Sound area and beyond. She enjoys running on the road, in the trails, climbing, skiing and camping.