Welcome to LivWell Integrated Health Clinic We are currently following protocols for communicable disease prevention. Wearing a mask is a personal choice and is at this time optional and respected.

For those who prefer to continue with TELEMEDICINE video consults/treatment we are continuing to offer these services! If you have any questions please email us at info@livwellsquamish.com or call 604-567-1414

All the best from,

Team LivWell

Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture

Within Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, we strive not only to eliminate symptoms, but to treat the underlying cause, and in doing so, help to increase the body’s overall function and vitality. Using the 5 branches of Chinese medicine – acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tui na (massage), diet therapy, and Qi gong – we are able to consider the whole person and the many influences tha... Read More

Within Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, we strive not only to eliminate symptoms, but to treat the underlying cause, and in doing so, help to increase the body’s overall function and vitality.

Using the 5 branches of Chinese medicine – acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tui na (massage), diet therapy, and Qi gong – we are able to consider the whole person and the many influences that may be contributing to their current health. From there we are able to design a unique treatment that will get them on the path to their optimal health.


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is an evidence-based rehabilitation science that combines the knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and neuroscience to assess, diagnose, treat, and plan the management of acute and chronic injuries/conditions, mobility impairments, pain, and women’s and men’s pelvic health conditions (to name a few!). We also work with individuals who want to optimize athletic performance... Read More

Physiotherapy is an evidence-based rehabilitation science that combines the knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and neuroscience to assess, diagnose, treat, and plan the management of acute and chronic injuries/conditions, mobility impairments, pain, and women’s and men’s pelvic health conditions (to name a few!). We also work with individuals who want to optimize athletic performance and skill. Using a client-centered approach to help you achieve your goals, we are here to help you participate to your fullest in life!


Chiropractic

Our Squamish chiropractors adopt evidence-informed practice principles and are spine, muscle and nervous system experts. They are specialists in the prevention, assessment, diagnosis and management of spine and neuro-musculo-skeletal systems conditions and will recommend a course of treatment to help relieve chronic pain and improve function with a non-invasive, hands-on approach, such as spina... Read More

Our Squamish chiropractors adopt evidence-informed practice principles and are spine, muscle and nervous system experts. They are specialists in the prevention, assessment, diagnosis and management of spine and neuro-musculo-skeletal systems conditions and will recommend a course of treatment to help relieve chronic pain and improve function with a non-invasive, hands-on approach, such as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), mobilization, soft tissue therapy, exercise, education and rehabilitation.


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine blends modern scientific evidence with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic doctors are primary care practitioners providing care for all health concerns in addition to providing complementary or supportive care to conventional medicine.


Massage Therapy

The Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) at LivWell Integrated Health are allied health practitioners who assess and treat the musculoskeletal system to help develop, maintain, rehabilitate or improve physical function, mobility, and overall health. Massage therapy is often prescribed to help with muscular tension and overuse, persistent pain syndromes, physical manifestation of stress, and acut... Read More

The Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) at LivWell Integrated Health are allied health practitioners who assess and treat the musculoskeletal system to help develop, maintain, rehabilitate or improve physical function, mobility, and overall health. Massage therapy is often prescribed to help with muscular tension and overuse, persistent pain syndromes, physical manifestation of stress, and acute or chronic injury rehabilitation.


Mind Body Therapy & Yoga

Mind-Body therapy honors the interconnections of a person and their lived experience in the approach to holistic and individualized care. Through one-to-one sessions, I weave personalized movement, breathing, relaxation, mindfulness and yoga-informed practices with somatic tracking, neuroscience education and trauma-theory to support the nervous system to restore, recover, and grow in capacity ... Read More

Mind-Body therapy honors the interconnections of a person and their lived experience in the approach to holistic and individualized care. Through one-to-one sessions, I weave personalized movement, breathing, relaxation, mindfulness and yoga-informed practices with somatic tracking, neuroscience education and trauma-theory to support the nervous system to restore, recover, and grow in capacity from the effects of stress, trauma, and chronic pain.


Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a safe and effective client centred manual therapy. It works with the client’s own healing mechanisms to help restore balance and optimal health. Radiant health is achieved by optimizing the structural alignment of the body in order to improve the function of the body. Osteopathy is drug and surgery free.


Psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and families to help with mental health concerns, as well as personal and or spiritual development. Offered by James Wagner, Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor.

Lauren Billey graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon in 2014.

Since then she’s taken a variety of continuing education courses including courses on Biodynamic Myofascial mobilization, Anatomy and Yogasana. She incorporates a lot of myofascial, deep tissue, and TPR in her treatments. With a strong yoga background, she also incorporates a lot of yoga poses for home care. Lauren also has her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with a Hatha background, 300hr Shamanic Yoga Teacher Training, and has her Level 3 Master Reiki certificate. She is looking forward to growing these practices with the LivWell team.

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Ben recently moved to Squamish and is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Master of Physical Therapy. Prior to that, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Honours) at the University of Victoria.

Having rehabbed through numerous injuries himself, Ben understands the importance of working with each person to develop an easy to understand and personalized rehabilitation program that will get them back to doing what they love!

In his treatments, Ben utilizes a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription, personal and clinical experiences, shockwave therapy, and patient education to ensure that each person receives the care and knowledge they require to recover successfully and safely.

In particular, Ben has a special passion for all things related to climbing performance and rehabilitation, and runs a climbing physio Instagram account (@climber.physio) in an effort to share his knowledge. To ensure you achieve your goals, he frequently engages in both climbing specific and general physiotherapy continuing education courses. Some of these include: the performance climbing conference, vestibular rehab, Canadian climbing symposium, & finger physiology and rehab.

Beyond his passion for climbing, Ben has spent years participating in individual and team sports. Growing up, Ben was a competitive hockey and lacrosse goalie, as well as squash player. Now, when not in the clinic, he’s most often found rock climbing, playing board games, enjoying the mountains, or working to keep his skis together on the slopes!

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To all patients, starting May 1st 2023, treatment fees will be increased to: - Subsequent chiropractic treatment : 60$ - Extended chiropractic treatment : 90$ - Initial chiropractic treatment : 120$

Dr. Valerie Brabant is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic graduated from Trois-Rivières University in Quebec and completed postgraduate studies in sport chiropractic to fine-tune her skill set. She practices a well-balanced sports medicine approach and family based chiropractic care offering:

• Chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations

• Active Release Technique™

• Spine & Extremity Manual Therapy

• Pregnancy care, infant and children

• Injury Rehabilitation

• Exercise Prescription

• Postural Education

• TMJ treatment

Dr. Brabant has always been involved in sports, following many of BC’s & Quebec’s amateur and professional athletes such in running, climbing, biathlon, ski, triathlon, baseball and Taekwondo. She is happy to bring her knowledge and experience to the community and to work as a sport focus chiropractor in Squamish. Dr. Brabant looks forward to helping Squamish athletes and non-athletes alike achieve optimal health and performance with the above techniques. She also focuses on patient education and improving the biomechanics of the human body. Outside of work, Dr. Brabant enjoys climbing, running, hiking, and biking.

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Andrey graduated from Sutherland Chan School and Teaching clinic in 2004. Since then he has been working in rehabilitation settings, providing manual therapy and aquatic massage for orthopedic injuries such as burns and amputations. Andrey has also been an Instructor at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy since 2010. His main approach to each treatment is holistic and tailored to the individual client’s needs. When not teaching and helping his clients Andrey enjoys rock climbing and freediving.

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Dr. Nadine will only be seeing patients over telemedicine for the month of June.

Dr. Nadine Crowe is a licensed naturopathic physician. Nadine was born and raised in Whistler, a community that inspired her love for the natural world and healthy communities. She is delighted to be back in the corridor serving the vibrant individuals that make this place so special.

Dr. Crowe is certified in IV therapies, acupuncture, and holds a pharmaceutical prescribing license. She has a keen interest in treating digestive disorders, nervous system dys-regulation, hormonal imbalances and traumatic brain injuries. When she is not in clinic, you will most likely find her out on the trails or in the mountains, searching for the next place for a cold water dip.

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From a young age, Hannah knew she wanted to help people in the world of health care. Hannah’s passion for massage therapy and chiropractic care developed alongside her basketball career.

For five years, Hannah played basketball at a competitive level and often went to chiropractors and massage therapists to receive care. After graduation, Hannah spent three years doing anatomy, chemistry, and physics at Douglas College. She then completed WCCMTs 5000-hour program, graduating in December of 2020 at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA.

In Hannah’s first year as an RMT, she was drawn to a few areas of practice in particular. These include neck pathologies (including whiplash, headaches, concussions, and torticollis), as well shoulder pathologies (including frozen shoulder, AC joint injuries, and nerve entrapments).

Hannah’s experience also Includes practicing in a clinic that focused on neurological development work with children and teenagers. She has experience working with youth from as young as five years old to adolescents. She believes it’s important to teach consent, body awareness and injury prevention at a young age.

Though her high school basketball days are over, you can catch her working out in the gym multiple times a week, volunteering at Avant Life, hiking the beautiful trails of Squamish, and spending time reading and learning.

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Lina is currently on Maternity Leave and back in January 2023! Biography: Since graduating with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Umea University of Sweden, Lina has gathered over ten years of clinical experience in orthopaedics and pain management with clients ranging from professional athletes to weekend warriors and those suffering with chronic pain. Throughout her career she has developed a well-balanced treatment approach based on a comprehensive assessment including a detailed analysis of movement and the way your body has adapted to compensate for current and previous injuries. Treatment tools include various manual therapy techniques, movement re-education, Shockwave Therapy, needling and Clinical Pilates.

Lina loves the process of getting to the root cause of physical challenges and has trained with Dr. Linda Joy-Lee in the ConnectTherapy™ model, which is one of the latest and most comprehensive assessment and treatment models.

Originally from Sweden, she grew up training horses and working in the stables, After moving to Canada in 2012 she swapped horses for bikes and skis and spends most of her free time in the mountains with her partner and children.

Direct billing available for Pacific Blue Cross, Medavie (RCMP/Veterans) and multiple providers under Telus Health.

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Chantelle studied Kinesiology at the University of Illinois while competing for their Cross Country and Track & Field team. She has a passion for understanding how the body works and what to do to make it feel and function better.

After graduating she went on to travel the world and race for team Canada. She ran professionally until 2017 as well as working as a Kinesiologist until deciding to pursue her studies in Osteopathy at the Vancouver campus. She fell in love with the whole body and being approach and hasn’t looked back since.

The combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription has been a very complimentary combination for treatment and she is passionate about getting to the root cause of a problem.

When not in the clinic Chantelle can be found spending time outside trail running or exploring the mountains with her husband, daughter, and dog.

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Dr. Nathaniel Janzen is a life-long athlete and primary healthcare practitioner specializing in the body’s musculoskeletal system. He draws from a wealth of knowledge from university degrees obtained in Kinesiology, Sports Medicine, and Chiropractic. Nathaniel advocates for interdisciplinary healthcare and strives to be a role model through movement-based physical wellness. He is listed as a preferred provider with Pain BC, a local non-profit organization reducing the burden of pain in our province.

Nathaniel helps those with chronic pain, sports injuries, acute flare-ups, and maintenance wellness care. He believes the key to a successful treatment plan begins with a thoughtful assessment to find out what the root cause of a complaint is. His treatment style is a combination of modern chiropractic manual joint manipulation, soft tissue release, biomechanical postural strengthening, and functional movement coaching. He has a special interest in bringing sports injury rehabilitation and athletic performance techniques into everyday movements to equip patients with the means to get stronger, more resilient, and move well.

Outside of chiropractic, Dr. Janzen teaches anatomy, physiology, and pathology courses at Vancouver Career College’s RMT program. Always looking for a new challenge, he has competed for team Canada at the age group world triathlon championships in London, is an accomplished swimmer and coach, top-100 finisher in the Sun Run, and loves trail running, back-country hiking, and climbing.

Education: – Doctor of Chiropractic, University of Western States – Master of Science in Sports Medicine, University of Western States – Bachelor of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia

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Minda Johnson graduated from the WCCMT 3000 hour Massage Therapy diploma in 2009.

Since graduating, she has taken many additional training courses in Myofascial release, Visceral manipulation, Craniosacral, Scar Tissue release, Osteopathic techniques, and holds over 500 hours in Yoga Teacher Training. She has also completed a two year course in Biodynamic Myofascial Mobilization, as well as courses in Breast Feeding for Healthcare providers, Birthing Doula, and Post C-section treatment.

Minda feels honored to be doing this work and see the amazing benefits that it has for many ailments. She is very passionate about helping empower people in their journey of health and wellness and recognizes the complexities of each person, and that the experience of their body, pain and ailment is totally unique to them.

In treatments, she engages with a whole body intention; an understanding of the deeper connections within the anatomy; listening to what the body is asking to be released, and finding what is causing the symptoms, rather than just trying to ease symptoms. She works to help increase mobility and decrease pain through treating the many layers of the body.

She is also passionate about supporting women through the journey of pregnancy, as well as helping them find stability, and connection as they adapt to the changes in their bodies from pregnancy, labor/delivery and recovery.

Minda has a lot of experience in post surgical scar tissue release, such as C-sections, joint repair and/or replacement, abdominal surgeries, and breast augmentation (ie breast cancer, reductions, gender affirming surgeries.)

When not working, Minda loves spending time playing and exploring the outdoors with her young family and dog through hiking and biking.

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Chris has always enjoyed helping people achieve greater health and reach their goals, which made his journey to a career in Physiotherapy a natural fit. After completing his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick 2006, he worked as a personal trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in Whistler for several years before completing his Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in 2016. Chris has a continuous appetite for learning and growing professionally; to this end he has taken courses in manual and manipulative therapy, IMS/dry needling, vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, management of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, as well as specific courses on shoulder, hip, knee, and low back rehabilitation.

Chris enjoys treating a varied caseload of patients with musculoskeletal injuries, including sport and orthopedic conditions, ranging from acute to chronic conditions, but has a particular interest in knee injuries including ACL and other post-surgical rehabilitation. No matter how big or small the goal, his treatments are always individualized, educational, client-centered and supplemented with manual therapy and progressive exercise programs as necessary. Whether you are someone with common aches or pains or an athlete of any kind, Chris looks forward to being able to help you.

Beyond the walls of the clinic, you can catch Chris mountain biking, trail running, or skiing in the local mountains. He believes that a strong, healthy body allows for optimal engagement in sport and life and aims to put his knowledge into practice in his own pursuits and strength and conditioning practice.

Find out more on his website - www.fortifyphysio.ca

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Sarah graduated from the University of Montreal with a Master’s in physical therapy. She specializes in climbing and running injuries, and concussion management.

Sarah gives much importance to individualized treatment according to each patient’s goals. She wants to help patients understand and manage their pain to be free from it ultimately. Her treatment techniques include exercise prescription, education, manual therapy, tissue massage, taping and concussion rehabilitation strategies.

Sarah enjoys being a lifelong learner. She pursued her interest in climbing injuries by taking a course with Jared Vagy, the Climbing Doctor. Sarah also received her level one course with the Runner’s clinic. She can prevent and treat running injuries with many tools, including assessing the running pattern per video. She has also completed the Complete Concussion Mangement Course. Since completing these credentials, she has treated and worked with many climbers and runners of all levels.

Sarah’s passion for the outdoors is what brings her to Squamish. She likes to climb, backcountry ski, run and hike in her free time. Sarah is also fluent in French.

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Isabel grew up in Germany and moved to Canada after High School. She worked in the outdoors as guide and educator while exploring yoga, meditation, and other healing works. Isabel’s path eventually led her to Osteopathy where she began her studies in 2016. She has recently completed successfully her diploma at the Canadian School of Osteopathy in Vancouver (2022).

Isabel loves Osteopathy because it addresses the whole body while offering long-term solutions to digestive issues, postural issues, vitality changes, musculoskeletal pain, concussion symptoms, migraines/headaches, scar treatment, and other physical symptoms when something “feels off”, out of balance, or “feels just not quite right”.

Her practice is based around increasing the health within the body in order to give the body a chance to heal itself. Isabel loves that Osteopathy can achieve sustainable change with regular treatments. She approaches her practice with gentle manipulations and light adjustments – no big cracks here.

She is now settled with her partner and dog in Squamish B.C., after living in Germany and the Yukon Territory.

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Claire is a Registered Physiotherapist with a Masters of Physical Therapy from Queen’s University. She has a special interest in orthopaedics and sports injury rehab, using a combination of manual therapy, dry needling and movement education to get you pain free and back doing what you love. Claire strives to find the root cause of dysfunction, by assessing whole body movement patterns, biomechanical faults and postures.

Claire enjoys treating a variety of conditions, ages and activity levels, from acute sports injuries to the aches and pains that creep up out of nowhere. She has continued her education through post-graduate training in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (Level 3) and has a special interest in the treatment of hip & low back pain, running related injuries, whiplash & neck pain, knee injuries, shoulder injuries and TMJ dysfunction.

Claire also has a special interest in pelvic floor rehabilitation. Being a mom of two littles herself, she understands some of the challenges one may experience related to pregnancy and the postpartum journey. Combining her experience as an orthopaedic and pelvic floor physiotherapist, Claire is able to help women prepare, empower and thrive throughout all stages of life.

Once a competitive biathlete at a national level, Claire knows the importance of physiotherapy for injury prevention and rehab. When not in the clinic, Claire can be found trail running, cross country skiing, biking, snowboarding, playing soccer and chasing after her two daughters.

Claire accepts direct billing to most insurance companies, ICBC and WorkSafeBC. Check out her website to find out more at clairemcdonaldphysiotherapy.com

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Alex attended Acadia University in Nova Scotia, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. However, she is a BC girl through and through, returning to her home town after her time on the east coast. She started teaching preschool in Victoria. Completing her Early Childhood Educator accreditation in 2008. Through teaching in a wide variety of settings, she developed a confident, research-based practice.

Alex retrained as an RMT in 2017 with Okanagan Valley College of Massage therapy. Blending lessons learned from watching children play, Alex now finds ways to connect with the body through curiosity and joy and presence.

She encourages exploration of the root of the issue being addressed. Helping clients find the different systems attached to it and the pathways and movements that could be contributing to the problem. She helps clients find a way to reverse engineer the issue, through postural awareness, stretch, and strength. Employing a client centered approach in both treatment and designing effective homecare systems. She focuses on using clear communication to explore the client’s treatment goals, empowering and educating them to find relief.

She has been building a treatment style around re-programming habitual neural pathways and directed awareness to address imbalanced patterns. Her practice focuses on passive motions to repattern proprioceptive pathways using a combination deep broad pressure and rocking movements. She aims to have every client feel, heard, and seen and empowered to find relief and relaxation.

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Richelle is a trauma-informed International Association of Yoga Therapy Certified Yoga Therapist offering mind-body therapy to support the nervous system to restore, recover, and grow resilience from the effects of chronic stress, trauma and persistent pain.

Richelle turned to yoga and embodiment practices in her late teens to support her through some traumatic experiences in her life. This led her desire to help others and receive certification as a Yoga Therapist as well as additional continuing education trainings and studies in the field of trauma, neurophysiology, movement and embodiment. She feels extremely honoured that today she gets to offer support for people who are struggling with anxiety, GAD, depression, chronic pain, grief, breathing difficulties, post-concussion, sleep disturbances, impacts of adverse experiences, post-traumatic stress and/or post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSD).

Richelle holds compassionate space for clients to show up as they are and works together with them to learn and ease through the physical, emotional and psychological states that are affecting their life. Her approach through one-to-one sessions in her Pathway to Possibilities program weave mindful movement, breathing, relaxation, mindfulness and yoga-informed practices with somatic tracking, trauma-theory, and neuroscience education to offer integrative support so people have personalized tools and education to create meaningful change in their life.

Along with working with clients 1:1, Richelle is a co-facilitator of a pain education and support group for folks living with chronic pain and substance use through Pain BC, runs an annual grief retreat for women who have experienced the death of a loved one(s) and teaches resiliency and recovery group movement classes with public safety personnel.

In her spare time, Richelle enjoys being out on her paddle board, spending time in nature, connecting with friends, reading and showing up in matters of social change

Learn more about Richelle and her services here.

Certifications and Training:

IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist | Vancouver School of Healing Arts

Movement for Trauma Level 1 Jane Clapp Occupational Awareness Training- First Responders Trauma Level 1 First Responder Health Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma + Resiliency Certificate Program Langara College Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Training (I and II) Yoga Outreach, Nicole Marcia, Sarah Holmes de Castro Traumatic Loss Support Group Facilitator Training BC Victims of Homicide with BC Bereavement Helpline Integrated Systems Model Chelsea Lee, Diane Lee Connected Anatomy Mark Finch

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Rachel Richards, BA(Hons.) MPT, CAFCI, Registered Physiotherapist:

Offers comprehensive functional approach to assessment and treatment of orthopaedic issues and pelvic floor.

Direct Billing available for ICBC, Medavie Blue Cross, Pacific Blue Cross, SunLife and plans under Telus Health that enable direct billing by the service provider.

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Dr. Rylee Stephens graduated from the University of Calgary’s Kinesiology program followed by grad school in Portland, Oregon where she completed her Master’s of Science in Sports Medicine degree and Doctor of Chiropractic degree cum laude from the University of Western States.

She has additional training in hands on therapy (Active Release Technique, Graston, Rock Tape, Clinical Neurodynamic Solutions), functional movement assessments (FMS, SFMA, DNS), exercise prescription, pre and postnatal care, paediatric care, concussion management and is currently completing a sports residency program through the RCCSS(C).

She has worked with athletes, teams and sporting events throughout Oregon, Washington and British Columbia and has published work on diaphragmatic breathing and balance. She is a certified sport’s first responder.

Rylee believes in a hands-on, patient centered approach to care and treats musculoskeletal conditions from head to toe.

Her treatment approach utilizes appropriate joint manipulation, soft tissue therapy and strength and condition to improve functional biomechanics with the end goal of getting patients pain-free and back to enjoying their favorite activities. Rylee loves to work with patients of all ages and activity levels.

In her spare time, you will find Rylee skiing, biking, hiking running or paddle boarding, usually with two kids and dog leading the way!

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James has 30 years of care giving experience for individuals, couples, and groups, collaboratively addressing life’s challenges to gradually grow by making sense of painful experiences. James considers it a privilege to walk alongside people facing internal and interpersonal adversity because life can throw us into confusion, which brings us to a place of seeking clarity through curiosity and compassion. James believes that collaboratively the client and counsellor can create a warm connection for healing, hope, and wholeness.

Service areas include stress management, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, trauma, addiction, relationship challenges or conflict (couples / family), pre-engagement, pre-partnering or marriage, mediated/planned separation and divorce, life transitions, as well as personal and spiritual development.

Appointments are available for individuals, couples, and families/groups.

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My approach to treatment is different from conventional Massage Therapy. Patients usually arrive wearing athletic clothing, preferably shorts and a sports bra/tank top, to allow for movement techniques, as well as getting on and off the table throughout the treatment, while working towards postural alignment.

After going back to University to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree, Niki graduated with honors from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. Having completed the RMT program, Niki realized her desire to help people recover more effectively from chronic and acute pain and/or injury, and started learning techniques to promote structural integration.

Structural integration is a type of manual therapy that focuses on the connective tissue, or fascia, of the body, and is used to relieve trauma, stress, postural imbalances, chronic and acute aches and pains, while integrating the body/mind connection.

To compliment her knowledge and clinical practice, Niki completed a two and a half year mentorship program in Manual Therapeutics (MT) with an advanced Rolfer, where she learned effective fascial techniques that promote structural integration. Niki also has training in Visceral Manipulation (VM), which is used to locate and solve problems throughout the body.

VM encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve the functioning of organs, dissipate the negative effects of stress, enhance mobility of the musculoskeletal system through the connective tissue attachments, and influence general metabolism. VM also assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body, while increasing the proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.

Niki is passionate about her role as a healthcare provider and her main objective is to facilitate the body’s natural healing process and return each patient to a pain free lifestyle. Niki provides a holistic, individual approach to assessment, treatment planning and home care and is committed to enhancing the health and wellness of each patient. Niki utilizes a wide variety of techniques during treatments, including dynamic deep tissue fascial release, as well as strengthening and stretching exercises to promote structural integration.

She has experience in both pre– and post natal massage and treating patients with various orthopaedic concerns, such as headaches, whiplash, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, piriformis syndrome and sciatica, degenerative disc disease, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, scoliosis, scar tissue, tendinitis, sprains, strains, frozen shoulder, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD), neurological conditions such fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis, and other acute and chronic pain related conditions.

Niki also has a practice out of her home clinic in Squamish two days a week. Please note that Niki West does not offer direct billing to insurance providers.

When she’s not in the clinic, Niki is usually playing outside, rock climbing, hiking, skiing or exploring the world.

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Dr. Wheaton is a graduate of the 5 year Dr.TCM program from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, BC. Her studies included training in the 5 branches of Chinese medicine; acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tui na (massage), diet therapy and Qi gong. During her 5th year internship, she was fortunate to travel to the renowned China Medical University Hospital in Taiwan. There she followed many accomplished doctors and witnessed a remarkable integration of Chinese and Western medicine in patient care. This experience inspired a journey to pursue additional postgraduate training in allergies/asthma, inflammatory diseases, and a postgraduate diploma in Dermatology under the instruction of Mazin Al-Khafaji, a world leader in both Traditional and Modern Chinese Medicine. With her diploma in Dermatology, Dr. Wheaton has become a member of the International Traditional Chinese Medicine Dermatology Association (ITCMDA). Dr. Wheaton has also completed programs in Western Herbology and Nutrition Practitioner in order to offer these adjunct therapies within her practice. She is always working to deepen her understanding of Chinese medicine and refine her skill set. Her areas of study include, Women’s health, pre and postnatal care, pediatrics, neuropuncture, and the classics.

Dr. Wheaton’s approach is always one of compassion, as she takes into consideration the whole person and the many influences that contribute to their current health. She strives not only to eliminate symptoms, but to treat the underlying cause, and in doing so, helps to increase the body’s overall function and vitality. It gives Dr. Wheaton great joy to see Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture change so many lives and she is looking forward to being a part of your path towards optimal health. She is happy to accept new patients and has a general practice with clinical focus in dermatology, women’s health, obstetrics and pediatrics.

When Melissa is not in the clinic she enjoys spending time on the trails biking, hiking, skiing and climbing. In the summer you can find her working in her garden where she enjoys growing many local and Chinese medicinal herbs

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She has many clinical interests within her general family practice, such as, digestive disorders, stress, burnout, adrenal fatigue, endocrine system disorders (thyroid dysfunction, diabetes), and women’s health.

Dr Wrenshall is a strong proponent of preventative healthcare and follows the Naturopathic principles of doctor as teacher, where the focus is on treating the whole person to find the root of disease. Following this paradigm, she implements individual treatment plans for each person. She strives to restore health through supporting the body’s innate healing mechanisms that are present within every individual. Through education and guidance, Dr. Wrenshall empowers people to achieve their true health potential.

In clinic, Dr. Wrenshall gathers information from each patient’s history, physical exam, and laboratory test (when required) to help determine treatment needs. Laboratory testing may include, blood testing, food allergy testing, urinalysis, genetic testing, digestive and endocrine profiles (thyroid, hormones and adrenal panels), and stool samples.

Dr Wrenshall combines a variety of therapies within her treatment plans that are specific to each patient. These therapies can include, Intravenous Nutritional Therapy, Mesotherapy, Physical Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy, Lifestyle Counseling, and Prescriptive Authority.

Dr. Wrenshall is board-certified to perform the following advanced therapies: Acupuncture, Advanced Injection Therapies / IVs, and Prescriptive Authority, and is licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. She is currently a member of good standing with the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the British Columbia Naturopathic Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Wrenshall draws her inspiration and energy from all things outdoorsy and enjoys life’s precious moments spent with her children Maple and Diego, husband Roderick and one rambunctious but loveable Old English Sheepdog, Mr. Footz.

Dr. Wrenshall welcomes both new and returning patients and looks forward to helping you achieve your true health potential!

She has many clinical interests within her general family practice, such as, digestive disorders,... Read More

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Located at: 1414 Winnipeg Street, Squamish
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