Dr. Grantham is in her 25th year of chiropractic practice. She opened the doors in Castlegar in 2009.
Dr. Grantham utilizes manual and KST (instrument) adjusting techniques, soft tissue therapies, postural and exercise rehab in her practice. KST allows her to quickly and accurately assess and adjust patients of all ages, safely and effectively using the Arthrostim Adjusting Instrument.
In 2015, Dr. Grantham became a Certified Practitioner with Complete Concussion Management, bringing research-based, best practice concussion treatment and rehab to our community.
In 2022, Dr. Grantham completed a Master's Degree in Applied Functional Medicine.
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 six staff and ten practitioners.
Dr. Grantham is actively involved with her community and her three children.
Lynne graduated with her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2015. She provides thorough physiotherapy assessments which guide client-specific treatment plans. She offers an individualized combination of hands-on therapy, dry needling, acupuncture and exercise prescription to promote healing, prevent injury and enhance functional movement. In her spare time, Lynne enjoys the many outdoor activities that the Kootenays have to offer!
Gabriella Toth graduated in 2003 from the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson B.C. A 3,500 hour, 4 year program in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received the Dean’s award for academic excellence. After graduation she was the recipient of a Rotary Cultural Ambassadorial scholarship which allowed her to live in Taiwan, study the Chinese language and complete a clinical internship in both a private clinic and complete advanced acupuncture training in a hospital in Beijing, China. In 2004 Gabriella completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training in Thailand and taught both group and private classes for years. She incorporates therapeutic stretches and exercises into her treatments when appropriate.
Gabriella spent 5 years living and practicing in Edmonton Alberta. During this time she was part of the Pediatric Integrative Medicine (PIM) Study Trial at the University of Edmonton Stollery Hospital which is the first trial of its kind in Canada to assess the impact of PIM medicine for hospitalized children. Education is also a keen interest for Gabriella and she taught both in the Herbal Dispensary at the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences (ACOS) as well as at the ACOS Teaching Clinic in Nelson BC in her role as Clinic Supervisor.
Gabriella believes in lifelong education and continues to take every opportunity possible to further her studies in Chinese medicine. She has completed post graduate studies in obstetrics and gynaecology, infertility, diet and nutrition, pediatrics, cancer care, sports medicine, pain management, psychology and facial rejuvenation. She has studied under many esteemed teachers including Paul Pritchford, Sharon Weizenbaum, Debra Betts, Suzanne Robidoux, Dr. Huang Huang, Heiner Fruehauf, Matt Callison, to name but a few.
Currently in her 20th year of practice Gabriella prides herself on both thorough and effective treatments. She brings compassion to her work and strives to do the best that she can for each individual patient. She believes in true collaborative medicine and bringing a team approach to her patients as she feels this is most beneficial. She is excited to be working at Back in Balance Wellness Centre.
Gabriella is especially passionate about empowering individuals to become active participants in their health and has chosen this field out of a genuine passion for helping others. Gabriella lives with her husband and 2 daughters in Pass Creek and loves the people and community of Castlegar. She looks forward to the privilege of working with you.
Shail grew up in Field, BC where a love of the mountains was mandatory. As a competitive figure skater, avid skier and obsessive hiker, she found her calling with sport and human movement very early on. After taking some years to travel the world, Shail returned to UBC to complete her Kinesiology degree in 2018. She has been haunted by the call of the mountains since and is now moving back to the Kootenays.
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.
Kristi has been a massage therapist for 5 years, graduating from Vancouver Career College in 2017. She is a born and raised Kelowna girl and has only recently moved to Castlegar with her family.
Currently, she enjoys working in a general practice, addressing a variety of injuries and conditions with people from all walks of life. Her top priority is to create a holistic plan with each patient, to find and treat the source of the issue, and to help each person understand their symptoms while they reach their goals to optimal health.
Outside of work, Kristi has her hands (and heart) full with toddler-aged twin boys at home. You can find them hiking and camping as a family, and she also enjoys yoga, tennis, brunch, and a good scary movie!
Whether you have been recently injured or have chronic pain, Kristi would love to meet you and help you on your journey to recovery.
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.
Candice has recently graduated and completed the 3000+ hour Registered Massage Therapy program in Nelson, BC and is awaiting certification from CMTBC.
She has a strong desire to help people with relief of pain from injury and stress. Her interest in treatment includes sports massage therapy, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and relaxation massage.
Candice has a soft heart for breast cancer patients and hopes she can help with increased mobility and decreased pain with scar tissue myofascial treatment.
Candice has a background in competitive sport and injury and is an avid sports fan herself. She grew up locally figure skating and playing softball competitively along with other school sports. She stays active at the gym and enjoys outdoor recreation during her time off.
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