Meet our Team Members
Dr. Wayne Terai
Dr. Wayne grew up in Kelowna, BC. He attended the University of British Columbia to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in 1989, with a major in Biology. He went on to study Medical Laboratory Science at the UBC Department of Medicine.
While studying, he was involved in two motor vehicle accidents which left him unable to sit or stand for long periods of time due to chronic and recurrent back pain. After much convincing by his brother Mark (who is now also a Doctor of Chiropractic), he sought care at a chiropractor’s office and had excellent results. Impressed with his great results, he spent the rest of the school year “shadowing” both chiropractors and medical doctors in their offices to find out what they do on a day-to-day basis. Realizing that the philosophy of chiropractic and its focus on health and wellness resonated with him much more than the sickness care model of the medical setting, he decided to pursue a chiropractic career. That fall, he attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario and graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1994.
Missing Kelowna and the lifestyle the Okanagan offered while he was away, he returned to begin his career at Burtch Chiropractic. Burtch Chiropractic has been helping Okanagan families live healthy and drug-free since 1994.
Education & Certifications:
Bachelor of Science (Biology), UBC, 1989
Graduate Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 1994
Advanced Proficiency Rated Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique, 1996 – present
Member British Columbia Chiropractic Association, 1994 – present
Member British Columbia College of Chiropractors since, 1994 – present
Meditech Certified Laser Therapist, 2009
Advanced Laser Therapy Training for Musculoskeletal Pain
Advanced Laser Therapy Training for Low Back Pain
Advanced Laser Therapy Training for Neuropathies
Advanced Laser Therapy Training for Wound Healing
Diane – Office Administrative Assistant / Certified Laser Therapist
Her role is to provide our patients with a good understanding of Bioflex Laser Treatment as well as Chiropractic Treatment to help them to become pain free and back to enjoying life. Nothing makes her happier than to see this transformation.
In her spare time she enjoys exploring Kelowna and all of what it offers.
Esther – Office Administrative Assistant
Her love of working with people and caring for others makes her feel comfortable in this environment and office.