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!
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!
Jon 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.
David Skermer, RMT
David is excited to become a part of the wholistic team of Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness. He is driven to facilitate a patient’s healing with the most effective way of treatment through functional neurological rehabilitation. His passion for health and wellness stems from his own personal injuries during a career competing as a National Track and Field Athlete. He understands the highs and lows of competition and what can happen to not just athletes but everyone when injury creeps into their life. This led to him to choosing his path of becoming a RMT graduating from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy.
On his journey of continuing education David has become the only therapist in Kelowna trained in Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex® (P-DTR®). This modality is an in depth look into the lasting effects from traumas and the nervous system’s natural tendency to fall into compensation patterns.
David’s passions outside of the clinic are spending quality time with his amazing wife, acting like a big child with his daughter, and hiking with his furry companion. Hobbies include exploring the outdoors, traditional archery, singing, and connecting with people.
Allison is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Human Kinetics at UBC Okanagan with a special interest in exercise and health promotion. She is passionate about the benefits of an active lifestyle and how this can lead to personal growth.
When Allison is not at the clinic, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family and friends. Between hiking, rock climbing and camping, she finds the Okanagan offers endless opportunities for activity. Allison has always had another passion for music. She is a classically trained pianist and loves to sing and play the guitar.
Anna is a Medical Office Assistant to Dr. Harmony Mir. Outside of the clinic, she is a fourth year student at UBC Okanagan completing a General Science degree with concentrations in Mathematics and Psychology. Anna was connected with Harmony Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic through UBC’s Co-operative Education program, and she is grateful to get to learn more about the chiropractic and massage therapy professions.
In her free time, Anna enjoys skiing, the beach, and visiting her family back home in California. She also loves animals and spending time with her roommates.
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.