Our Therapists

Colin Tenove

Colin Tenove, M. TCM, R.Ac.

Colin has over 20 years of experience in clinical practice using acupuncture, manual therapy, nutrition and exercise in treating pain, injuries and dysfunction, all while promoting wholistic health and symptom relief.  

His formal training includes a Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria; 5 years of postgraduate studies in Osteopathic Manual Practice with the Canadian School of Osteopathy in Vancouver; Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology studies with the faculty of Physical Education at the University of Alberta, and he is a certified instructor of Foundation Training.

Today, Colin continues to stay active with Foundation Training, kickboxing, hockey and basketball. He combines the wisdom of Traditional Medicine, over 10 years of formal education and 20 years of clinical experience, in his private practice. His patient’s ailments range from sports injuries, acute and chronic pain, chronic health issues, arthritis, and postural strain.

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Irene Borecky

Irene Borecky DOMP, CAT(C), MRSc.

I have been working in the field of rehabilitation for over 20 years as a certified Athletic Therapist treating a variety of clients from work place injuries, motor vehicle accidents, post-surgery, post-concussion, sports injuries, children and babies. I primarily was seeing clients with complex and chronic injuries.

After feeling that the traditional orthopedic assessments and treatment techniques in my skill-set were only helping to a point, I began my journey in osteopathy at the Canadian School of Osteopathy, Manual Practice (Vancouver) in 2013. In April 2020 I successfully defended my thesis “The Effect of Osteopathy on Individuals with Breathing Pattern Disorders” and obtained my Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP).

Osteopathy uses a gentle and fine touch to manipulate bones, soft tissue, viscera, and the cranium to encourage self-regulation within the body. Osteopathy addresses all the systems within the body to help restore function, improve pain, and rebalance the body. My combined approach of Osteopathic Manual Practice and movement integration has facilitated many people in feeling they are living within their bodies again for a more optimal life. www.islandlifehealth.ca