Argh! You woke up with another headache, and your teeth hurt from clenching yesterday at work, as you just met another stressful deadline. As you massage your temples and face, which actually feels relieving, your significant other tells you about your loud teeth grinding last night. As you look in […]
Kelowna Registered Physiotherapist Vince Cunanan
About Cunanan – BSc.P.T., BSc.Anat., Dip. Manip. PT, Fellow of CAMPT, CGIMS
Vince is the Clinic Director of the Lower Mission office and the Clinical Education Coordinator for all of our clinics. “Vinny” has been with Sun City Physiotherapy since 2014, and has embraced the Okanagan lifestyle along with his wife and children. He’s an avid coffee drinker, a sometimes-golfer, and community-building advocate.
Vince is an advanced trained, manipulative Physical Therapist in both Lower Mission and Downtown locations. He is an established clinician with special interest in Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction, orofacial pain, neck disorders, and headache. He has expertise in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, IMS, chronic pain, functional rehabilitation, and exercise management. He has served as Chair of the National Orthopaedic Division, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and has over 10 years of Board level experience.
Vince trained at the University of Saskatchewan, and completed degrees in 1999 (Bachelor of Science Anatomy) and 2001 (Bachelor of Science Physical Therapy, School of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine). Other formal education includes Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy, 2005, and Certificate in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), 2005. Vince is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) and Instructor and Clinical Mentor with the National Orthopaedic Division
of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is the recipient of the Continuing Physical Therapy Education, Award of Merit in 2014 (Saskatoon, SK) and was in the top 10 nominees for Kelowna Now’s Best of Kelowna, Best Health Practitioner category in 2016.
Throughout his career, Vince’s caseload has consisted primarily of TMJ disorder, headache, neck and spinal dysfunction. His treatment style emphasizes manual therapy, exercise, and education, along with adjunctive techniques such as IMS. He has been fortunate to collaborate and mentor in an environment with multiple rehab specialists, chronic pain physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, dentists, orthodontists, and oral surgeons. His philosophy has been to ensure that optimal treatment management is achieved for all patients. He enjoys teaching in his field of practice and taking on a mentorship role for newer therapists.