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Meet Our Team

The team at Damini Physiotherapy & Sports Injury strives to deliver top-level physiotherapy treatments so that our customers may continue doing what they enjoy. We've been in Vernon, British Columbia, since 2001. To better serve our customers, we relocated to a new site in 2009 that includes individual treatment rooms and a gym. Our team puts its best foot forward, and with all of the facilities at our disposal, we provide high-quality physiotherapy that our customers deserve. Please read on to become acquainted with our staff and their qualifications.

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Aaron Damini


Physiotherapist, BScPT, CAFCI

After graduating from Queen’s University School of Physical Therapy in 1997, Aaron has been working in Vernon ever since. With more than two decades of clinical experience, he specializes in analyzing injuries and assisting patients in resolving complex physical challenges. His primary goal is to ensure each individual experiences functional progress by using a hands-on approach and effective communication.

Aaron holds a Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy as well as advanced certifications in Acupuncture and Kinesiotaping. Over the years, he has volunteered with several youth sports teams, senior lacrosse, Vernon Vipers, BC Winter Games, BC Senior Games and the Royal Bank Cup, and remains an active member of the local sport community. 

When not in the clinic, Aaron can be found captaining his fishing boat on the ocean or one of the local Okanagan lakes. 

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Dason Sparling

Physiotherapist BScPT, CAFCI

Dason graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree in 1999. For the first five years of his career, he worked at a sports clinic in Saskatoon. Dason and his wife Debbie spent five years in Calgary before relocating to Vernon, where their son, Colby, was born. Dason received his acupuncture qualification and was accepted as a resident (level 4) of the FCAMPT program in Calgary, where he honed his manual skills. Dason moved to Vernon in 2009 to work at Damini Physiotherapy & Sports Injury. He continued to advance his career by being certified in Kinesio Taping and dry needling and other courses to improve his diagnostic and treatment abilities.

When he is not at the clinic, Dason may be seen ski patrolling or skiing with his family. He enjoys hiking, bicycling, and paddleboarding in gorgeous surroundings during the summer.

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Evan Moore

Clinical Director

Physiotherapist MPT, B.H.K., AFCI, CGIMS

Evan is a Vernon native who came home after earning a Masters in Physical Therapy from Western University. Evan earned his Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree at UBC Okanagan, where he worked as an athletic trainer and strength and conditioning consultant for the UBCO Heat varsity sports program. He has FCAMPT Level 1 advanced manual therapy certification and post-graduate study in concussion recovery, vestibular rehabilitation, and Soft Tissue Release (STR). Additionally, Evan is qualified in advanced needling techniques including Gunn IMS and acupuncture.  Evan presently works as a physiotherapy consultant for the Vernon Vipers Junior A Hockey Club and the UBCO Heat varsity sports programs and has worked with athletes at the junior, national, and Olympic levels.

Evan combines a hands-on approach with an emphasis on active mobility and exercises rehabilitation. He has a solid experience in sports and musculoskeletal therapy and assists each client in achieving their health objectives as soon as possible.


In his leisure time, Evan may be found throwing a line in one of our lovely Okanagan lakes or enjoying skiing in backcountry mountains.

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Lana Benge

Physiotherapist BScPT

Lana Benge graduated with honours from the University of Alberta in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She joined Damini Physiotherapy & Sports Injury in 2002 after working in both hospitals and private practice. Lana earned the Integrated Systems Model Practitioner certification in 2010 after completing a series of courses with Diane Lee and L.J. Lee. This approach emphasizes full-body assessments to discover the incorrect muscle pattern causing discomfort and dysfunction. Lana continues to attend I.S.M. courses as they are created since she has found these techniques to be effective, particularly for chronic pain patients.

Lana is also trained in treating vestibular diseases that cause vertigo, dizziness, and/or balance problems. Her other post-graduate studies were manual therapy, muscular release, taping methods, core stability, and other sport-related courses. Lana is enthusiastic about prenatal and postpartum treatment to overcome common reasons of persistent pain after delivering a baby, having had three children herself. Lana has undergone extra training in the safe restoration of abdominal strength postpartum.

Lana was born in Alberta but spent most of her youth in the Okanagan Valley. She married in 1997 and is the mother of three kids.

Alexandria Burrows



Physiotherapist, BSc.PT 

Alexandria relocated to the Okanagan in November of 2022, after earning  a first-class honours degree in Physiotherapy and certificate of excellence from Coventry University in the UK. With a passion for enhancing daily function and achieving personal goals, she specializes in musculoskeletal therapy, crafting tailored programs for patients, whether they're aiming to return to sports or resume work post-injury.

Her extensive background spans respiratory therapy and emergency care in UK hospitals, providing valuable insights into post-hospitalization needs and home rehabilitation. Alexandria excels in creating personalized plans to prevent falls, boost strength, and enhance exercise tolerance, crucial factors in aging gracefully.

Beyond her professional commitments, Alexandria thrives outdoors, indulging in activities like climbing, paddle boarding, hiking, and skiing. An enthusiast always seeking new experiences, she's set her sights on embracing cold water swimming this year. 

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Chelsea Ginther


Kinesiologist, B.H.K.

Chelsea, a Kootenays native, earned her degree in Human Kinetics with a focus on clinical exercise physiology from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Her active upbringing, involving sports like volleyball, basketball, cross-country running, soccer, softball, and skiing, laid the foundation for her diverse experience working with populations ranging from sports teams to seniors with chronic conditions. 

Comminted to continual growth, Chelsea is passionate about advancing her skills and education. Beyond her professional pursuits, she thrives on outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and snowboarding in the winter, and enjoys camping and lakeside leisure in the summer. 

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