Dr. Michael Schmidt, B.Ph.Ed., DC
OHP Co-Founder, Chiropractor
Dr. Schmidt is one of the co-founders and owners of OHP, which opened in 2002. Michael, a respected Kelowna chiropractor, completed an honours degree in the faculty of Physical Education from Brock University, in St. Catharines. While at university, Michael repeatedly made the "Dean's list" for academic achievement. He also received an award recognizing him as the top student in his faculty over the 4 year program. After university, Michael attended and graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2001.
After graduating, Michael spent a year working in Australia in a multi-disciplinary health clinic, gaining valuable professional experience. That experience helped formulate the template for what Okanagan Health & Performance has become. Michael is passionate about his career as a chiropractor in Kelowna. He believes that health care should be a team approach effective and efficient care the primary goal.
Michael's professional areas of interest include work place ergonomics, athletic injuries, and the treatment of conditions such as headaches, neck pain, low back pain, disc injuries, and repetitive strain injuries, to name a few. Michael has been certified and trained in several hands on and tool assisted manual therapies. Dr. Schmidt has been certified in Active Release Techniques (ART), and the Cox Technique of Spinal Traction, Flexion-Distraction and Spinal Decompression.
Since becoming a chiropractor in Kelowna, Michael has worked with several professional and amateur athletes, both "on field" and in a clinical setting. Working with the world’s best athletes keeps his skills current, and those skills transfer over to the weekend warriors he sees in his office every day. Michael has years of experience in personal training, and makes exercise prescription and nutritional recommendations an integral component to his treatment plans.
Michael can relate to many sports injuries, having had many himself. Michael has participated and competed in several sports including ultimate frisbee, mountain and road biking, ocean and white water kayaking, telemark skiing, adventure races and running races to name a few.
When not in the office Michael loves traveling, playing in the outdoors, staying fit, learning more about health, and spending time with his Daughters Michaela and Sierra.