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Chiropractic

One of the largest primary care professions in Canada, chiropractic is an evidence-informed, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice primarily using their hands, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. Chiropractors use a combination of... Read More

One of the largest primary care professions in Canada, chiropractic is an evidence-informed, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractors practice primarily using their hands, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.

Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, depending on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a history, performing an examination and establishing a diagnosis, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.


Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion of hair-thin needles into acupoints, which are specific points on a person’s body. Acupuncture encourages blood circulation, resolves trigger points and relaxes muscles and the nervous system. There are over 360 acupoints on the body. Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest practiced medical modalities. It is a safe, effective, drug-free method used to promote the ... Read More

Acupuncture is the insertion of hair-thin needles into acupoints, which are specific points on a person’s body. Acupuncture encourages blood circulation, resolves trigger points and relaxes muscles and the nervous system. There are over 360 acupoints on the body. Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest practiced medical modalities. It is a safe, effective, drug-free method used to promote the body’s self-healing ability.


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine.


Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being.


Physiotherapy

Peter graduated with distinction from MacEwan University in Edmonton for his acupuncture diploma, after obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Western University.

Peter has a keen interest in Integral Theory, which combines Eastern traditions with Western science. He takes a modern approach to an ancient medicine, using the best of both worlds to find the most efficient path of recovery for his patients.

Experience has taught him to find the balance between effective treatments and using a gentle technique, depending on the needs of the patient. Those who are new to acupuncture are always happy to discover that the experience is better than they expected.

Peter graduated with distinction from MacEwan University in Edmonton for his acupuncture diploma,... Read More

Dr. Liza Grant graduated with honours from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1990. She completed her Fellowship from the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences in 1997. Dr. Liza has had the opportunity to be on the VANOC Host Medical team in Whistler for the 2010 Winter Olympics. She has volunteered at many regional, provincial and national sporting events.

Dr. Liza in continually taking courses and certifications. She is fully Certified in Graston and Active Release Techniques. Learning new techniques and tools to help her patients return to an active pain-free life has always been her driving force.

Dr. Liza Grant has practiced in the Comox Valley since 1990. She lives here with her husband Sandy and their two daughters. When Liza isn’t in the office she will be found on her mountain bike or in the winter up Mt Washington Nordic skiing.

Dr. Liza Grant graduated with honours from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1990. She co... Read More

Shayla is an orthopedic physiotherapist and a certified IMS and Acupuncture practitioner.

Her extensive experience ranges from caring for the everyday aches and pains of North Islanders to working with elite athletes and sports injuries in Whistler and Squamish.

Shayla loves being a physio because it combines her love of problem-solving with a helping profession. She provides an inclusive and body-positive space for clients to understand their bodies and experience health, wellness, and pain-free movement. She likes how physiotherapy can help people realize that their hip issue is actually a foot issue, and how rebalancing the body overall can have profound effects.

Shayla specializes in IMS (intramuscular stimulation) and manual therapy (hands-on techniques for muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments). Her treatments also include movement screening and analysis, corrective exercise, taping/bracing, and education.

In her spare time she loves mountain biking, yoga, laughing, and unplanned adventures.

Advanced Certifications & Training: * Trigger Point Dry Needling (Functional Integrative Rehabilitation Education) * Functional Dry Needling / IMS (Kinetacore) * Certificate in Anatomical Acupuncture (Acupuncture Foundation of Canada) * Advanced Lumbo-pelvic Management (Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute) * Cervical Whiplash Injuries (Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute) * Shoulder & Rotator Cuff Related Pain (Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute) * Spinal Thrust Manipulation (Modern Manual Therapy) * Lower Quadrant Manual Therapy (Modern Manual Therapy) * Upper Quadrant Manual Therapy (Modern Manual Therapy) * Cervical & Thoracic Manual Therapy (Dr. Robert Boyles, University of Puget Sound) * Orthopaedic Division of Canadian Physical Therapy Association, Level 1 * Manual Therapy for the Hip (Columbia Integrated Health Centre) * Soft Tissue Techniques Workshop (City Sports Physiotherapy) * Foot & Ankle Workshop (Treloar Physiotherapy) * K-taping Workshop (K-Tape) * Co-Active Coach Training (Coaches Training Institute)

Shayla is an orthopedic physiotherapist and a certified IMS and Acupuncture practitioner. Her ex... Read More

Dr. Laura Hughes has extensive experience successfully treating patients of all ages for a variety of conditions, ranging from lower back pain, neck pain, sciatica, and headaches to sports injuries and wellness care. Taking a patient-centred approach, Dr. Laura performs a comprehensive assessment and provides individualized treatment plans and recommendations to address each patient’s unique needs and goals.

Dr. Laura attended the university of Memphis on an athletic scholarship where she played Division 1 varsity tennis and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. She then attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where she obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

Following graduation, Dr. Laura practiced for several months in Malahide, Ireland before moving to Vancouver Island, where she opened a chiropractic clinic in the Cowichan Valley and maintained a busy practice for over 10 years.

She is excited to now be living in the beautiful Comox Valley where she enjoys skiing, swimming, camping, and spending time with her husband and two young children.

Dr. Laura Hughes has extensive experience successfully treating patients of all ages for a variet... Read More

Michael has been registered with the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia since 1999. The primary focus of his practice early on was Myofascial Release Technique, a modality that targets connective tissue adherences that lead to restrictions and symptoms within ourselves. During the following years, Michael incorporated Soft Tissue Release Therapy, Somatics, and Muscle Balance and Function techniques.

The next stage of growth came after discovering the treatment philosophy of manual osteopathy.  Manual osteopathy is a holistic treatment modality that is rooted in anatomy, physiology and neurology.  The treatment approach is to consider your symptoms along with your personal and medical history combined with an understanding of the interrelationships of the systems of the body to formulate a treatment plan. Michael is presently enrolled in the British Columbia School of Manual Osteopathy and is nearing the end of the program.  Michael is a medical Qigong practitioner which has exposed him to an eastern model of health and healing. Further goals include enrolling in the medical Qigong therapist program and volunteering with the Comox Valley Hospice Society.

“I feel my treatments no longer travel in a linear fashion with my knowledge imposed onto you and your treatment, but I now reside in being centred and grounded.  This allows me to listen to what your body needs, to unwind strains held in the body; which I feel can free the body and initiate it’s own healing cascade.” Michael Kono

Michael moved to the valley in 2003 with his wife and raised two daughters. “Currently, I am enjoying life with Lucinda as we navigate being empty nesters. My hobbies include cooking, Bodynetix fitness and collecting Fluevogs.”

Michael has been registered with the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia since 1999. ... Read More

Odette obtained a Physiotherapy (honours) degree in 1997 from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She spent her free time rowing, competing in triathlons, and playing volleyball. She also volunteered with Queen’s medical outreach, a CIDA sponsored initiative.

Odette has practiced for over 20 years in a variety of settings, including sports medicine, orthopaedics, industrial rehabilitation, ergonomics, seniors health, and acute care (hospital/ICU adults and children). She has additional training in manual therapy, IMS, acupuncture, and functional exercise therapy. Her personal explorations of yoga, Pilates, somatics, meditation, and energy medicine inform her practice. Odette believes in empowering her patients through education and self-awareness, and will be honoured to help you meet your health and wellness goals.

Odette grew up in BC (Saltspring Island), Alberta, and Saskatchewan. She worked in Kamloops and Calgary before moving to the Comox valley in 2002 with her young family. She and her 2 teenage children have been very active with the Strathcona Nordics ski team (racing and coaching), as well as enjoying the other activities this wonderful valley has to offer. She lives with 2 cats and a puppy.

Odette obtained a Physiotherapy (honours) degree in 1997 from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont... Read More

Dr. Lindsay McKeeman is thrilled to be returning home to the Comox Valley with her young family, having actively practiced as a Chiropractor in Squamish for the past ten years. Graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2005, Dr. McKeeman went on to obtain her Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland Oregon in 2009.

Dr. Mckeeman uses an evidence-based philosophy to guide a broad scope of practice; including diversified adjustments, soft tissue release, postural education, and exercise prescription. She is Graston certified and has completed post-graduate studies in Active Release Techniques.

Dr. Lindsay McKeeman is thrilled to be returning home to the Comox Valley with her young family, ... Read More

Carolyn has worked closely with experienced Massage Therapists, Personal Trainers, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists, in gym, clinic and spa settings. She has over 20 years of experience. She has learned many valuable perspectives on how to encourage healing and functionality to return where it has gone out of balance. Since graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver in 2001, she has taken post graduate courses in Systemic Deep Tissue Massage, Muscle Balance and Function, Muscle Energy, Joint Mobilization, Visceral Manipulation, Somatics, Yoga for Massage Therapists, Myofascial Techniques and Hot Stone Massage. As a Registered Massage Therapist, Carolyn participates in ongoing continuing education to supplement and expand her knowledge and experience. She is a certified Somatic Yoga Instructor Level 3 and Clinical Somatics practitioner. Carolyn uses hands-on Somatics to gently guide her clients to sense where tension is being held that contributes to imbalance in the neuromuscular system. Through this awareness people can consciously learn to release tension patterns to feel a renewed sense of ease and freedom in movements to get back to living more comfortably. Massage is also integrated into the treatment.

Carolyn has worked closely with experienced Massage Therapists, Personal Trainers, Chiropractors ... Read More

Dr. Andrea Rayburn was born and raised on Vancouver Island. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Thompson Rivers University, followed in 2011 by her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. During her 12-month internship, Dr. Rayburn participated on the Adjunctive Cancer Care specialty shift, as well as at the LAMP Community Health Centre, offering free care to low income populations.

After returning to Vancouver Island, Dr. Rayburn completed further certifications in Prescribing Authority as well as Intravenous Therapies. Dr. Rayburn has been practicing in the Comox Valley since 2012 continuing her focus on advanced disease and oncology.

Andrea is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and is registered through the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. She is also a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).

Dr. Andrea Rayburn was born and raised on Vancouver Island. She received her Bachelor of Science... Read More

Dr. Graham Sigalet, ND is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Boucher Campus). As a graduate of Vancouver Island University and former varsity athlete for the UBC Thunderbirds and VIU Mariners, Dr. Graham is excited to be practicing on the West Coast of British Columbia.

Dr. Graham has always had a passion for medicine, health, and nature. He provides holistic, patient-centered, evidenced-based naturopathic medical care. He has a general practice with a focus on gastrointestinal conditions, chronic pain, autoimmune conditions, chronic infections, environmental health, hormonal health, supportive cancer care and regenerative injection techniques.

Naturopathic doctors are committed to helping patients uncover the root cause of their illness and ultimately, get patients back to optimal health. A visit with a naturopathic doctor includes a detailed history of your main concerns, a review of laboratory investigations, a physical exam, as well as further diagnostic tests that may be necessary. Initial appointments and follow-ups give patients the time to discuss their concerns in great detail. Treatment plans are varied and are dependent on the patient’s unique presentation. Naturopathic modalities include lifestyle modifications, acupuncture, counseling, nutrition, botanical medicine, injection therapies, and pharmaceutical medication.

Dr. Graham is registered through the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. He is also a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). He holds certifications in prescriptive authority, intravenous therapies, ozone therapy, and prolotherapy.

Dr. Graham has always had a passion for medicine, health, and nature. He provides holistic, patient-centered, evidenced-based naturopathic medical care. He has a general practice with a focus on gastrointestinal conditions, supportive cancer care, chronic pain, autoimmune conditions, hormonal health, and regenerative injection techniques.

Naturopathic doctors are committed to helping patients uncover the root cause of their illness and ultimately, get patients back to optimal health. A visit with a naturopathic doctor includes a detailed history of your main concerns, a review of laboratory investigations, a physical exam, as well as further diagnostic tests that may be necessary. Initial appointments and follow-ups give patients the time to discuss their concerns in great detail. Treatment plans are varied and are dependent on the patient’s unique presentation. Naturopathic modalities include lifestyle modifications, acupuncture, counseling, nutrition, botanical medicine, injection therapies, and pharmaceutical medication.

Dr. Graham is registered through the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. He is also a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). He holds certifications in prescriptive authority, intravenous therapies, ozone therapy, and phototherapy.

Dr. Graham Sigalet, ND is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Boucher Ca... Read More

Dr. Alicia Steele saw a chiropractor for the first time in high school after a bad hurdling injury. Since then, she has wanted to become a chiropractor herself. She achieved her goal in May 1999 when she graduated from CMCC. After working for several years in Australia and Ontario, Dr. Steele moved to Vancouver in 2004 and purchased a clinic in Kitsilano. Having run a large clinic for several years, and after having twin girls in 2008, Dr. Steele decided that she wanted to practice in a smaller clinic and live in a smaller community. After considering a few options, Dr. Steele and her husband decided on the Comox Valley and made the move in April 2011. They could not be more excited to join this natural living, vibrant community.

Dr. Alicia Steele saw a chiropractor for the first time in high school after a bad hurdling injur... Read More

Dr. Debbie Wright obtained her Bachelors of Science (Kinesiology) at Simon Fraser University, where she was a member of the Varsity Swimming team. She then attended and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto before returning to BC to work in Vancouver and subsequently Courtenay.

Dr. Wright was a past Vice President, Chair of the ICBC Committee and Vancouver Island Director of the BC Chiropractic Association Board of Directors. She is currently serving as the Past Chair of the Canadian Chiropractic Association.

In practice, Dr. Wright combines soft tissue therapy, traditional chiropractic adjustments and other manual therapies to improve the function and health of her patients.

She supplies comprehensive treatment in-office, and provides home stretching and strengthening exercises in order to maintain improvements and prevent the re-occurrence of injuries.

When not chasing around after her 5-year old daughter and 3-year old son, she enjoys ultimate frisbee, swimming and mountain biking.

Dr. Debbie Wright obtained her Bachelors of Science (Kinesiology) at Simon Fraser University, whe... Read More

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