Dr. Karen Fahrni DC
Dr. Karen Fahrni is the owner and chiropractor of Columbia Chiropractic. Born and raised in the Columbia Valley, Dr. Fahrni found it natural to move back home following the completion of her education. She has a love and passion for the outdoors and when not in the office, you will often find her skiing, hiking and enjoying lake activities. Dr. Fahrni's interest in chiropractic started during her competitive swim career, where she recognized the importance of injury prevention and care through the natural approaches chiropractic provided. Dr. Fahrni graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She later went on to graduate from University of Western States in Portland Oregon with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Dr. Fahrni is also certified in Active Release and Graston techniques and focuses on gentle manual joint manipulation and soft tissue techniques to treat and prevent musculoskeletal conditions. She has a keen interest in sports chiropractic and has volunteered her time treating at the Penticton Ironman, Portland Marathon, Crossfit Games and is the current trainer for the Columbia Valley Rockies Hockey Team. Dr. Fahrni is also the head coach for the Columbia Valley Otters Swim Club and serves as the Kootenay Regional Director for SwimBC.