Dr Jesse Thompson
Dr. Jesse Thompson is our Medical Director at Personal Best Medispa.
He is a Canadian Family & Emergency Physician specializing in Interventional Pain Management and Advanced Facial Cosmetics. He is an Advanced Injector of Aesthetic Medicine and offers a wide skill set based on premier medical training in Ottawa and the Okanagan.
He is passionate about preventative medicine and living a healthy lifestyle – inside and out.
Ali Dickson – Clinic Manager, & Medical Aesthetician
Ali has been a certified Aesthetician for the past 20 years, and a Medical Aesthetician at Personal Best Medispa for over 2 years.
She is formally trained and certified to perform many laser, and non-laser rejuvenation and resurfacing treatments.
Ali has a passion for helping people achieve optimal skin health, and takes pride in creating customizable treatment plans to help clients achieve their goals.
She is also a certified Cosmetic Tattoo Artist specializing in eyebrows and lip blush. Ali provides those services through her own business
AD Artistry, her studio is located in Personal Best Medispa.
Meet RMT Katie!!
Katie has always had a passion for the human body and physical performance. Before becoming an RMT she studied Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley, and worked in the fitness industry for 10 years. After suffering a shoulder injury from a car accident in 2016, she fell in love with the rehabilitation process, and the art of massage therapy. In 2019 she graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy.
Over the years Katie has gained extensive knowledge, and practical experience of massage therapy techniques including; sport-specific, deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, joint mobilization, myofascial release, and IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization).
Katie will also provide you with patient education, rehabilitative exercises, and effective home care strategies for long lasting results.
Meet Osteopath Allison!!
Allison is a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner, a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Ontario, and a member of Osteopathy BC. As a new practitioner she has completed 4200 hours of classroom education and 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice.
Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. An osteopathic practitioner will focus on the joints, muscles, and spine. Treatment aims to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems.
Osteopathic Practitioners view the whole body as a functioning unit. They appreciate the body’s ability to self-heal, and are trained to optimize this potential using a wide variety of manual techniques.
Allison understands that every person is unique and that treatments may vary. She looks forward to using her training and skill to restore optimal health and wellness in her patients.
Harleigh has been a certified aesthetician for almost 5 years, doing her training in Kelowna and Red Deer.
Her passion has always been skincare, she loves working with clients to find skincare solutions that work for them.
Harleigh specializes in luxury facials, bringing skincare and relaxation together for the ultimate experience.
Claudette has over 15 years experience in the Spa industry and massage. She has a passion for helping others feel relaxed and pampered.
Claudette completed her massage training in 2007 and since then worked in various countries. Claudette brings an artistic flair to her many esthetic services is a valued member of our team.
Jan – Partner at Personal Best Medispa
Jan & Dan O’Flaherty have been entrepreneurs in the Grand Forks & Christina Lake area for the last 20 years. They are pleased to provide medispa services to this area and are very proud of their team for their high quality standards, hard work and innovation building this new local business. Opening the medispa was inspired by their daughter.
Izabela – Director of Dr. Jesse Thompson, MD
Izabela is a board certified Medical Laboratory Technologist. She is the director of Dr. Thompson, MD and helps bring medical injectables to our medispa.
She also facilitates the combined medical aesthetic treatments offered at Personal Best Medispa such as PRP Microneedling and Liplase/Lip Flip. A description of those can be found in our Services.
Besides being our medical director, Dr. Thompson and his wife Izabela bring their therapy and artistry with medical injectables to Personal Best Medispa as Dr. Jesse Thompson, MD