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2325 6th Ave, Unit B

Castlegar, BC

250-304-4401

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Staff

Team 2018

  • Dr. Brandy Grantham
    Chiropractor, Certified Complete Concussion Management Practitioner

    Dr. Grantham is in her 21st year of chiropractic practice. Since 2010, she has studied and implemented a new, revolutionary chiropractic technique, KST. This technique allows her to quickly and accurately assess and adjust patients of all ages, safely and effectively using the Arthrostim Adjusting Instrument. She also utilizes manual adjusting techniques, soft tissue therapy, and postural rehab in her practice.

    Dr. Grantham is a thorough, knowledgeable practitioner, who takes great care with each and every one of her patients to ensure they are receiving the best care possible.

    Dr. Grantham has grown Back in Balance from a start-up solo practitioner practice to a multi-disciplinary Wellness Centre with five staff and eight practitioners.

    Dr. Grantham is actively involved with her community and her three children.

  • Dr. Kelsey Scott
    Chiropractor
    Dr. Scott is originally from Rossland and completed her doctorate at Life Chiropractic in California after studying at the University of Victoria. She has traveled to Cambodia and El Salvador as part of a team that brought chiropractic care to communities that otherwise would not have access to it. These experiences instilled in Dr. Scott how much chiropractic has to offer people as they pursue a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle. Dr. Scott is happy to be back in the area as she enjoys the outdoors and living a very active lifestyle.
  • Lynne Staples
    Physiotherapist
    The beautiful landscape and active lifestyle brought Lynne to Castlegar & the Kootenays. This Nova Scotia born physiotherapist has found another home amongst the peaceful mountains. Lynne graduated with her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in October 2015. Her passion for physiotherapy began in sports rehabilitation; she achieved her kinesiology degree, became a certified personal trainer and spent many hours training in athletic therapy. In her practice today, Lynne provides thorough physiotherapy assessments which guide unique treatment approaches. She primarily uses hands-on therapy, acupuncture and specific muscular pattern exercises to reduce pain and obtain optimal posture and performance. Lynne strongly believes in continuing education, and looks forward to taking many courses throughout her career. In her spare time, Lynne enjoys the great outdoors of the Kootenay landscape.
  • Caroline Vrba
    Registered Massage Therapist

    Caroline Vrba, RMT, BA is a Registered Massage Therapist and is a member of the International Association of Health Care Practitioners, The Massage Therapy Association of BC and College of Massage Therapists of BC. She graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy of BC in 1997. Her undergraduate degree is in Physical Education from the University of Western Ontario in 1994. She has experience working with people of all ages from infancy, children and adults, pregnancy and post pregnancy. Her work experience includes recovery from motor vehicle accidents, acute sports injuries, chronic pain and stress management including relaxation treatments. Caroline is inspired to help others heal and recover from acute and chronic injuries, whiplash, concussions, headaches, sinus problems, muscle strains and ligament sprains, back and neck pain. She supports people with acute injuries and chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia; Caroline is trained to perform treatments in Lymph Drainage Therapy, Viceral Manipulation, Kinesiotaping, Craniosacral Therapy  and Brain Therapy.

  • Jolene Lott
    Massage Specialist

    Jolene Lott graduated from Grant MacEwan College with a Massage Therapy Diploma in 2002. 

     
    She has worked as a RMT in Alberta for over a decade. Jolene is trained in Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, Somato-Emotional Release Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Visceral Manipulation, and MVA associated Whiplash Disorders.
     

    She also worked as a sessional course facilitator for a year at Grant MacEwan College in the Massage Therapy Department and accepted the Lead Examiner position for several years with the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta for the Provincial Registration Board Examinations.
     
    Since arriving in BC almost 7 years ago, Jolene has become a mother of 2 boys! She is currently working towards obtaining her BC Massage Therapy Registration, and is thrilled to have an opportunity to work with massage clients as part of a Chiropractic team once again!   As she is not registered in BC as yet, her visits cannot be claimed through any extended medical service.

     

  • Jessica Whitley
    Acupuncturist
    Jessica D. Whitley TCM.P, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner – Registered Acupuncture, Registered Chinese Herbalist, Diploma - Massage Therapy Jessica is a motivated, enthusiastic individual, completing diplomas in both Massage Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has totaled seven years of study in human sciences and has a particular interest in the form and function of the musculoskeletal system and chronic pain. Jessica completed the three year 3000 hour Massage Therapy program at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon, B.C., in 2004, and ran a successful practice as an RMT for five years, operating primarily in her hometown of Castlegar B.C. After deciding to expand her body of knowledge, she returned to human studies and successfully completed the four year, 3400 hour Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program in 2014, in Nelson,B.C., at the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences, where she was the recipient of the Registrars Award for Academic Achievement. Jessica’s primary focus is now Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Although she has chosen to hang up her RMT hat, she brings her well seasoned hands and soft tissue diagnostic skills with her to her treatments, incorporating Chinese Tui Na massage in her sessions when needed. Home care can be in the form of hydrotherapy, strengthening and stretching, as well as Chinese medicinal herbs and diet therapy. Jessica is originally from Castlegar, B.C. and has strong family roots in the community. She currently lives here with her husband and son and enjoys all the blessings that Kootenay life has to offer. She looks forward to meeting with you and working together, to help facilitate your body’s health and well being.
  • Robyn Bogue
    Registered Clinical Counsellor
    Robyn Bogue is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#12793) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and is a member with the International OCD Federation. Her undergraduate degree is in Education from the University of Calgary, and she holds a Masters degree in Counselling from Gonzaga University (2015). Robyn practices from a place that places focus on healing, health and growth. She offers counselling for clinical mental health disorders as well as general counselling for non-clinical concerns such as workplace stress, life changes and transitions and other concerns. Counselling is available for most ages and populations with a specialty in Child & Youth Mental Health. Robyn is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and draws from other therapeutic modalities based on clients' presenting concerns, goals and needs.

  • Tammy Stoochnoff
    Reflexologist
    Tammy has grown up in the Slocan Valley all her life, She has been married for 20 years and has two children. She graduated from the Pacific Institute of Reflexology in 2001 in Vancouver. She has also been working in the dental field for the last 23 years. Reflexology allows her to help relieve tension and stresses of everyday life to those in need, encourages and supports the body’s self-healing capabilities. A fabulous and effective way of dealing with a variety of ailments for all age groups. Living in the Kootenays all her life, She enjoys the pristine area with some boating, traveling, camping, and visiting with family and friends. A wonderful place to live and play!
  • Alison Courtney
    Kinesiologist
    Alison was born and raised outside of Calgary, Alberta where she gained her love and appreciation for the mountains, competing on an international stage in snowboardcross. She recently completed her Undergraduate Degree in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University and is excited to start her career in the mountain setting of Castlegar. While in Halifax she volunteered at an outpatient program at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre where she found a calling for helping people improve their strength and mobility to increase their quality of life. Alison’s focus is helping people to improve their overall fitness, reduce their chance of injury, and help improve their functional capacity. Alison will join Back in Balance to implement exercise and rehab programs prescribed by our Chiropractors and Physiotherapists.

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Primary Location

Monday:

9:00 am-6:30 PM

Tuesday:

8:30 am-7:30 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:30 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-7:30 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Select Saturday's Only 9:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday:

Closed