Derek Defaria

Osteopath Practitioner (M.OSC.c)

Derek completed his Osteopathy training at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Ontario.

After graduation, Derek was drawn back to BC where he relocated to Kelowna with his wife Renee, son Brody, and dog Benji.

With an active lifestyle and regular involvement in sports including snowboarding, hockey, football, lacrosse, and golf, Derek personally learned first-hand the impact of Osteopathy after many sporting injuries.

Growing up in a house with a mother that was an Osteopathic Practitioner, he saw the lasting effects she made on people’s lives and this was something that Derek intends to carry on.

See below for a full list of how Derek’s services and treatment capabilities to help you achieve your optimum health.

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Derek Defaria - Practitioner at Modern Method


  • Back and neck pain
  • Postural problems
  • Work strain
  • Arthritis pain
  • Minor sports injuries.


  • Chronic edema
  • Digestive dysfunction
  • Endocrine dysfunctions
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Tinnitus
  • Fibromyalgia

Massage / Soft tissue

  • Relax muscles and relieve tension
  • Stretching to treat stiff joints
  • Myofascial release

Muscle Energy Technique

  • Somatic dysfunction
  • Increase range of motion
  • Improve joint mobilization
  • Muscular hypertonicity