Dr. Harmony Mir, BMUS, DC
Dr. Harmony Mir, creator and founder of Harmony Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic, is devoted to creating a lifestyle of wellness and health through chiropractic care. She believes chiropractic is about much more than just treating a condition; it’s about caring for the whole person. Her education has given her a strong appreciation for both evidence-based practice and integrative holistic health care, while her life experiences have taught her how to listen, respect and be empathetic to others. Her goal is to teach that the pursuit of optimal health and wellness is much more than being symptom free.
Although Dr. Mir always had a passion to help others, it was personal experiences that lead her to chiropractic. Gaining her Bachelors degree in Music Performance from Acadia University, she also ran with the varsity x-country team. Sustaining many injuries as a varsity athlete not only affected her ability to compete, it also hindered her as a performer. It was through the safe and natural process of Chiropractic care that she was able to shine both in the race and on the stage.
While gaining her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Mir began to find a keen interest in pediatrics and pregnancy. She then continued her education in prenatal, postnatal and pediatric care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association of which she is Webster certified & is certified with the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP).
Having had experience as a professional musician, Dr. Mir understands the demands placed on performers and has special interest in the injuries that affect them. She utilizes both Graston and Myofascial Release Techniques in practice while incorporating education, exercise and nutritional recommendations.
Dr. Mir’s philosophy is shaped by her belief in wellness care. She believes that after removing the symptoms and pain, attention must be given to creating wellness. This is established by increasing immunity and resistance to disease, enhancing energy and the ability to age without disability, while becoming emotionally balanced. This is the path to a healthy life. “Your first wealth is your health.” Emerson
Dr. Amy Dawson, BScN, DC
Dr. Amy Dawson completed her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, where she competed at a high level for the UOIT Ridgebacks, her university varsity rowing team. Being involved in varsity rowing was the highlight of her undergraduate career and how she was first introduced to the benefits of chiropractic after sustaining various sports injuries. After a few short years working as a travel nurse throughout Canada she then went on to achieve her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.
As a chiropractor Dr. Dawson focuses on the underlying problem and not just the symptoms. She enjoys having a diverse practice treating athletes, workers, pregnant women, seniors, and families. Through an evidence based and hands-on approach to care, she utilizes a variety of techniques in treatments including manipulative and soft tissue therapy, mobilizations, activator, and rehabilitation. She has completed additional courses in Active Release Therapy and radiology. She believes that taking an active approach to care is essential for recovery. She is an active member of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association, the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia.
Dr. Dawson’s goal as a chiropractor is to utilize current evidence with a strong focus on active living to help people achieve optimal performance in work, sports, or everyday life. Her free time is usually spent with her family. She enjoys biking, kayaking, camping, hiking, running and weight training. She also loves travelling.
Dr. Karan Toor, DC
Dr. Toor was born and raised in Edmonton, AB and is the eldest of 3 siblings. Being involved in competitive sports from a young age, he grew to appreciate the capability of the body and was fascinated by the complexity of our nervous system.
This appreciation grew into a passion as he observed the benefit chiropractic care can have on people. Dr. Toor proudly served in the
Canadian Armed Forces for 11 years. He is fluent in English, Punjabi, and Hindi.
Dr. Toor earned his Master of Chiropractic in 2021 from the AECC University College in Bournemouth, UK. As a part of the program, he completed a dissertation analyzing the effects of chiropractic care in Canadian Armed Forces members.
What can you expect as a patient? Dr. Toor’s primary focus is to provide patient-centred care to help, guide, and empower patients to reach their goals. He provides evidence-informed care, including chiropractic adjustments, extremity adjustments, myofascial therapy, kinetic release therapy, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, athletic taping, and functional corrective rehabilitation. Success is measured by being able to return to or continue to do what you love doing most.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Toor’s hobbies include spending time with family, exploring the outdoors, hiking, and kayaking. You may run into him on some of the trails surrounding our beautiful city – be sure to stop and say hello!
Dr. Amit Chahal, DC
Amit was born in Surrey, BC but shortly moved to Oliver, BC where he was raised. After attending South Okanagan Secondary he completed his Bachelors of Science in microbiology at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna. He started his DC program at the University of Western States in 2018 in conjunction with his Bachelors in Human Biology.
Through his years at UWS, he has gained extensive clinical experience and skills, backed with the most recent evidence-informed research which confidently allows him to treat any patient that walks through our doors. He is a firm believer of having many tools in his tool bag which led him to take additional education and seminars.
His goal is bettering the athletic, pediatric, geriatric, and pre/post natal patient based through high-quality musculoskeletal care. His sport of choice is basketball and have been playing ever since he was 5. His hobbies include hiking, camping, traveling, golfing, exploring the Okanagan, and being around friends and family no matter what the occasion.
He is fluent in English, Punjabi, and Hindi.
Lijuan (Lily) Ren, Bsc., RAc
Lily is a registered acupuncturist with over ten years of experience treating patients in Edmonton, and has previously been a teacher of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Reeves College.
She has been loved by many patients for relieving difficult conditions like migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain, menstrual disorders, and has been praised by students for her knowledge and clinical skills.
Lily recently moved to Kelowna to be closer to her two grandsons and is looking forward to meeting and helping more people in Kelowna feel better and regain health and energy.
Nolan Janke, B.KIN, RAc
I grew up in a small Alberta town where my foray into martial arts led me to a passion for fitness, following a healthy lifestyle and alternative medicine.
Eventually I completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Regina, majoring in Fitness and Lifestyle.
I completed my Diploma of Acupuncture program and graduated from the Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in 2019.I’ve just recently moved to Kelowna and cannot wait to explore its sites and wonders!
My areas of interests are in electro stim acupuncture and acupuncture for sports injuries. In electro stim acupuncture, a mild current is passed between two needles. In conventional acupuncture the practitioner would manipulate the needles but the current has the same effect and is even more effective at stimulating acupoints.
I take a holistic approach to treating patients by combining musculoskeletal acupuncture with traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis, modalities and lifestyle recommendations to restore balance to the body, alleviate pain and improve functionality.
With this approach I can treat a variety of issues causing pain along with digestive problems, insomnia, stress, anxiety and many others!
John Behnke, RMT
Jon graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT) in 2014, and received his Registered Massage Therapy designation in early 2015. Jon’s treatment style focuses on restoring proper hip and pelvic alignment through active muscle release while making adjustments to the kinetic chains that run throughout the body, ensuring proper balance and alignment from head to toe. He is also very skilled at administering deep tissue sports/athletics therapy techniques with both pre-and post-event patients (e.g., marathon/trail runners, skiers/snowboarder). In addition, Jon has successfully treated a wide variety of neurological disorders, muscular impairments, and chronic pain sufferers and has successfully restored mobility and muscle function in patients who have been victims of traumatic accidents or other injuries (ICBC cases).
Despite his busy clinic schedule, Jon continues to actively pursue advanced massage therapy techniques such as instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization and manual lymph drainage. Jon is also well trained in providing classic massage techniques such as trigger-point release and joint mobilizations. These techniques help clients eliminate their general aches and pains as well as the stresses of daily life.
Jon recently relocated to Kelowna from North Vancouver and is proud to be a new member of the Kelowna community. When he is not working, Jon enjoys camping and other outdoor activities, and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Terryn Penner, Kinesiologist
Terryn has been a practicing Kinesiologist since completing her degree at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2019. She provides active rehabilitation to those who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, have chronic or acute pain, or are looking to excel in their sports or leisure activities. Her goal is to restore and improve functional range of motion and strength so you can enjoy your daily activities, achieve your goals and feel confident doing them!
Her passion for active rehab came from growing up with an active lifestyle in sports. Growing up as a competitive gymnast and then going on to compete in trampoline and tumbling, she understands the importance of strength and conditioning to keep your body running optimally.
Terryn has had various roles in the health and wellness industry including coaching sports and volunteering to teach children physical literacy skills at numerous elementary schools. She was also happy to take part in teaching and assisting in the MEND program -an evidence-based program with the goal of teaching families to live healthier lifestyles.
Terryn has furthered her education with a certificate in Advanced Exercise Prescription: Consistency and Effectiveness in Rehabilitation and General Exercise Technique, a certificate in concussion management, certificate in Workwell Functional Capacity Evaluation and is pleased to be in the process of completing a 200 hour Yoga Teaching Course.
She strongly believes in giving her clients the tools to manage and maintain a healthy lifestyle to improve their quality of life. Terryn’s areas of interest are soft tissue injuries, concussion, tendinopathy, disc injuries, conditioning for return to work and leisure.
In her spare time, she enjoys doing anything outdoors including rock-climbing, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, yoga, spending time on the lake and camping with her dog and family.
Joseph Wong, Clinical Counsellor
Joseph is 註冊心理輔導員 (廣東話), a Registered Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, the BC Associations of Clinical Counsellors and the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Joseph is an approved Counsellor for nation-wide health clinics, ICBC, Crime Victim Assistance Program, First Nations Health Authority, and Residential Historical Abuse Program. Joseph offers online and in person service in both English and Cantonese 廣東話. Joseph utilizes an integrative approach based on the current evidence-based psychology theories such as solution-focused brief therapy SFBT, dialectical behavioural therapy DBT, cognitive behavioural therapy CBT, cognitive processing therapy CPT for PTSD CPT, motivational interviewing MI, mindfulness, attachment therapy, trauma, MANDT, etc.
Joseph enjoys helping people understand the benefits of psychology and he runs a weekly Instagram Q&A @wongcounselling.
Kara is a Medical Office Assistant to Dr. Harmony Mir. She is a fourth-year student at UBC Okanagan pursuing a degree in Political Science and was connected with Harmony Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic through UBC’s Co-operative Education program. She is looking forward to learning more about chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy and is grateful to be working with such a wonderful team.
In her free time Kara enjoys painting, snowboarding, and playing her ukulele. She also enjoys spending her free time with her roommates and cuddling with her favourite companion, her cat Jude.
The Harmony Team
Our Chiropractors, Acupuncturists and Registered Massage Therapists work together as a team and are committed to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals. We look forward to meeting you soon at Harmony Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic.