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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is completed with the use of sterile/disposable needles that are inserted into the body at points that are specific to the goals of treatment. The needles are left in for approximately 15-20 minutes before they are taken out and are disposed. Please be advised that it is possible for acupuncture to cause a little bit pain and occasionally a small amount of bleeding or bruising. Pl... Read More

Acupuncture is completed with the use of sterile/disposable needles that are inserted into the body at points that are specific to the goals of treatment. The needles are left in for approximately 15-20 minutes before they are taken out and are disposed.
Please be advised that it is possible for acupuncture to cause a little bit pain and occasionally a small amount of bleeding or bruising. Please talk to your acupuncturist if you have any questions about this.

Acupuncture, acupressure and cupping can be effective for:
• Pain (in any area of the body)
• Frozen shoulder
• Concussion management and symptoms
• Headaches and some forms of migraines
• Bursitis
• Rheumatoid arthritis/ankylosing spondylitis
• Epicondylitis
• Fibromyalgia
• Osteoarthritis
• Neuropathy/neuralgia
• Tendonitis
• Whiplash
• Muscle and joint dysfunctions
• labor pain and fetal positioning
• scar reduction
• chemotherapy nausea and vomiting
This is not an exhaustive list. Please book a consult with Jared if you'd like to know if acupuncture might be right for you.

Kathryn will exclusively be treating people at ProHealth for facial rejuvenation and weight loss, using acupuncture.


Chiropractic

Chiropractic uses a combination of evidence-informed treatments predicated on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient we can work together to develop a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise, other non-invasive therapies, and provide dietary and lifestyle counselling. Our clinicians frequently collab... Read More

Chiropractic uses a combination of evidence-informed treatments predicated on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient we can work together to develop a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise, other non-invasive therapies, and provide dietary and lifestyle counselling. Our clinicians frequently collaborate with our in-house allied health professionals to ensure optimal results. Get better faster, stay stronger longer.


Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are health care professionals who use a variety of safe and effective manual approaches to restore and maintain optimal health, and pain-free function of the body.
All massage appointments include time for assessment, treatment, charting, and giving any applicable home care.


Consulting

Dr Nik offers numerous opportunities for current students, board exam prep, and professional mentorship consultation.
You can book in-person clinic consult sessions at ProHealth Clinics in New West, or online video consults remotely. Book a consult see how he can help.

Jeff Martineau graduated with honours from the University of Guelph with a double major in nutrition and pharmacology. While working in the pharmaceutical industry Jeff completed the full-time program at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge where he received extensive clinical training and worked closely with Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, and Naturopathic Doctors. ​

Jeff has additional training in visceral manipulation which explores the link between connective tissue restrictions around internal organs and pain elsewhere in the body. Jeff is known for his through assessments and targeted treatment options, he loves working with clients who have an active role in their healthcare. ​

Credentials:

Bachelor of Science (Honors): Nutrition and Pharmacology, University of Guelph, Ontario

Massage Therapy Diploma, CCMH, Cambridge

Yoga Teacher Certificate, University of Guelph

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After seeing the positive effects of registered massage therapy, Tomi made a career change from the high-stress pastry kitchen to the calmness of a clinical setting. Tomi can relate to life’s stresses, and thinks that there should be 32 hours in a day, so you could have 8 hours of sleep, do stretches, read, crochet, paint, draw, sew…clean underneath the washer and dryer ;D While we’re limited to a 24-hour-day, Tomi’s keen to help people manage the effects of stress in their daily lives with a massage.

Having graduated from the West Coast Collage of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) in 2016, Tomi has she worked with a broad spectrum of people and conditions, which include but are not limited to: the South Granville Senior Centre, VGH, Canucks Place for Children, the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre and in the school’s specialty in-reach clinic for multiple sclerosis, Parkinson, Fibromyalgia, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Fatigue and Scleroderma.

Tomi looks forward to working with you to reach your individual health goals, and empower you in achieving them.

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Jared Suddaby is a Registered Acupuncturist who is devoted to helping others find a healthy balance.

With a keen awareness that all healing is self healing, he brings an extensive toolkit of techniques and modalities to support others to heal what is out of balance.

He loves treating scar tissue and is often amazed at the results of the fresh flow of energy. Jared also gets a lot of satisfaction from supporting people to boost their immune systems, reversing insomnia and managing stress and anxiety.

He often incorporates cupping and acupressure into his treatments, and he believes strongly in the power of gentle needling.

If you’re new to acupuncture, or would like to meet Jared and ask a few questions about whether it might be something that could be useful for you, book a free 15 minute consultation with Jared through our online booking system.

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Janette is a 2010 graduate from West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000-hour program.

The winding path that led to her massage therapy career includes time as an aesthetician, mobile spa therapist, and many years working in the corporate customer-service world. Her personal history of “overdoing it” to the point of injury as an avid runner, and her need for better stress management, ultimately led her to discover the benefits of massage therapy as part of an integrated approach to wellness. She is now a self-proclaimed “recovering marathoner” and is learning the benefits of balance in all things. Having become an RMT, she’s now thrilled to be able to help others in their journey towards better health and balance, as well.

It is her intention to facilitate your own unique healing process, using a wholistic, patient-centred approach. Janette uses a variety of massage techniques that range from deep tissue systemic therapy to light touch therapies (such as craniosacral and lymphatic drainage). She has a special interest in using manual therapy to support those coping with fibromyalgia and stress, and trauma-based conditions such as PTSD.

Her other loves are music and her beloved dog. When she’s not working she’s likely out walking her pup or singing her heart out with the Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir.

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Melanie Schurr – RMT

Melanie moved from Germany to Canada in 2017. Back home in Germany, she studied Sports Science, Physiotherapy and Manual Therapy and worked as a Physiotherapist for four years in Munich.

Melanie’s patients especially appreciate her empathy, her way of listening, her manual treatment skills and creative exercise prescriptions.

Melanie is enthusiastic about the therapeutic work with all its many different facets. She is happy to be a source of education and information for you to help you understand your body better. She provides effective massage therapy so you can see improvement faster. Melanie loves to play a role in your recovery process whether you’re dealing with chronic pain or whether you’ve had a recent injury. She loves to see people enjoy their treatment sessions, get better, become more mobile, relaxed and painfree - that’s what this wonderful job is all about!

Besides her passion for the masterpiece which is the “human body,“ her interests are widely spread. Melanie actively plays soccer and loves to discover what her new home has to offer, be it local trails, scenic regions in BC or new tasty food options. As a bonus-parent to twin girls, she also is used to the hustle and bustle of family life.

Melanie Schurr – RMT Melanie moved from Germany to Canada in 2017. Back home in Germany, she stu... Read More

From a young age, Anders often found himself providing hands-on relief for friends and family. He was fortunate enough to discover the profession of Massage Therapy and develop a career from his passion. As a singer, computer enthusiast and occasional athlete, Anders’ variety of activities and experiences have allowed him to anticipate and address a range of conditions, from sports injuries to work fatigue. In fact, Anders’ research into vocal dysfunction earned him a scholarship from the Massage Therapists’ Association of BC.

Anders often integrates homecare activities into his treatments, as he feels that educated and empowered patients stay healthier for longer with reduced injury recurrence. His goal is for patients to finish their therapies with the tools and confidence to maintain their health for years, rather than days or weeks.

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CURRENTLY UNABLE TO ACCEPT NEW PATIENTS.

I wake up every day recognizing how fortunate I am to have been in practice for just over 24 years. I’ve been told that my treatments have intense focus, yet I take the time to sit, listen and hear my patients.

Understanding how your current issue(s) affect your life is key to helping you make changes and improvements to your quality of life. Many times in treatment, we need the assistance of other medical professionals as their skill sets and knowledge are different from mine. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by, and refer to, an exemplary team of medical professionals who are just as passionate and dedicated to helping you as I am.

I am fortunate to instruct across Canada and internationally, and LOVE coming home to continue serving my patients.

If I’m not taking new patients, it’s because I am focussed on my current patients, serving them to the best of my ability.

The best compliment I receive from my patients is their referrals of their close friends and family members. I respect the opportunity to work with my patients and am privileged to have become a long standing member of their trusted medical professional team.

Academics: - 1994 CCMH Graduate, CMTBC Registered Massage Therapist - 2008 WCCMT Upgraded to 3000 hour Diploma CMTBC requirements

Achievements: - 1995 - 2013 Amateur Triathlete competing in Sprint, Olympic and ½ Ironman distance - 2009 Canadian National Triathlon Team ITU World Championships (Gold Coast, Australia) - 2001 - 2008 Instructor Orthopaedic & Neurological Departments, Clinical Supervisor WCCMT - 2010 Instructor Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique Canada and Internationally - 2018 Instructor at the International Fascial Research Congress Berlin, Germany

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CURRENTLY UNABLE TO ACCEPT NEW PATIENTS

Magdalen Farley graduated from the 3000-hour program West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2008.

Magdalen’s formative experience includes her extensive work with women’s health issues and perinatal care. She completed her graduating case study on the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea and she has attended deliveries with labouring mothers. Experience as a camp counselor and youth leader help Magdalen establish a comfortable rapport with pediatric patients and she has a particular passion for her work infants, children and adolescents.

Magdalen has also spent many years educating new RMTs in areas of orthopedic assessment, research literacy and professional ethics.

Away from work, Magdalen has a longtime interest in music, having studied professionally in both piano and vocal training, and directs her a cappella church choir in both Byzantine chant and Slavic four-part harmony.

~~ Please note that Magdalen is Not currently taking new patients. If you are new to our clinic or have not been specifically referred to Magdalen, please book with any of our other excellent practitioners. ~~

Academics:

West Coast College of Massage Therapy Graduate- 3000hr Program, 2008

Proformance Lecture Series: The Shoulder Girdle MyoFascial Release

Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique: Upper Body and Upper Extremity

Massage Therapy During the Childbearing Year - Part 2: Labour, Birth and Postpartum

Advanced Clinical Reasoning and Integration: Upper Limb and Thorax

Advanced Clinical Reasoning and Integration: Lower Limb and SI

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Somatic Explorations: Women’s Reproductive System

Somatic Explorations: Lower Extremity

Somatic Explorations: Poster cervical and full back

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CURRENTLY UNABLE TO ACCEPT NEW PATIENTS.

Taunya MacDonald has been a registered massage therapist since 2009, graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000 hour programme. Previous work experience has ranged from the bustle and repetition of being a waitress and bartender, to endless hours of sitting in a cubicle while working for atelephone company; both have provided useful insight into the different physical challenges we face, and how their effects can be treated with massage therapy.

My love to learning, sharing knowledge, and empowering other people lead to tutoring fellow students in massage school, becoming a teaching assistant at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine once I was an RMT, and now I enjoy helping the people I treat have a better understanding of their bodies, and how they work. When possible, I want you to understand why you’re having a problem, and how to resolve it – to empower you to participate in your own Wellness.

After entering practice, I discovered additional ways of treating that help me achieve my treatment goals, including the use of Graston Technique, hot stones (not in a spa-style application), and Rock Tape. Not every treatment will include all of my ‘tools’ – what we choose to use will depend on why you’re seeking treatment. Whether we use light and relaxing techniques that will focus on your nervous and lymphatic system, or more vigorous techniques associated with ‘deeper’ work will depend upon you, and your body on the day of treatment.

Academics: - 1991 B.A. English Literature, Simon Fraser University - 2009 West Coast College of Massage Therapy (Registered Massage Therapist) - 2009 Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Level 1 – not for compromised lymphatic systems) - 2010 Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy - 2012 Graston Technique Practitioner - 2012 3rd International Fascia Research Congress - 2014 Rock Tape (kinesiology taping)

Achievements: - 2010, 2011, 2013: Part-time teaching assistant for Physical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM) - 2010 to 2017: Teaching assistant for annual 6-day Intensive Cadaver Lab with the BINM - 2013 to 2018: Co-manager of massage department at Performax Health Group

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Dr Nikita Vizniak (Dr Nik)

Dr. Nikita Vizniak (aka ‘Dr. Nik’), BSc, DC, ERYT, RMT is a collection of ~214 bones, ~472 joints and soft tissues that loves to learn, teach and help people reach their optimal potential. He is an author, clinician and professor of clinical cadaver anatomy, exercise therapy, orthopedics, joint mobilizations and a globally recognized subject matter expert. He has authored many textbooks, YouTube videos and CE courses used around the world, including the best-selling Muscle Manual and Orthopedic Assessment, among others. His works have been translated into many languages and help millions of students, clinicians and instructors promote evidence-based, best practices of multidisciplinary person-centered care. Dr. Vizniak loves teaching and empowering students and patients with results-based practical content – Anatomy is the foundation of his work. His motto – ‘We are all students and life is cumulative – work smarter not harder and have fun. #sayitwithasmile’ Follow him on FB, IG or YouTube.

He has also taught standardized exam preparation for MCAT (pre-med), PCAT (pre-pharmacy), DAT (pre-dental), OAT (pre-optometry) and various nutrition & botanical medicine educational series. His professional experience outside of private practice, also include working & volunteering in hospital ERs and cancer wards and as a standardized patient simulator, trainer, national board exam clinical scenario developer & proctor for the NPLEX, CCEB volunteer, Medical Council of Canada & UBC standardized patient program. Dr. Vizniak has also served as a subject matter expert on medical legal litigation and continuing education committees for numerous colleges, universities, associations and professional licensing bodies.

When not engaged in practice, research or clinical academics, he enjoys wood working, organic farming, Brazilian jujitsu, circuit training, archery, target shooting, soccer, floor hockey, biking, hiking, golf, watching documentaries and spending time enjoying the outdoors with his friends & family.

Dr Nikita Vizniak (Dr Nik) Dr. Nikita Vizniak (aka ‘Dr. Nik’), BSc, DC, ERYT, RMT is a collectio... Read More

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