2325 6th Ave, Unit B

Castlegar, BC




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Team 2022

practitioners 2021

  • Dr. Brandy Grantham
    Chiropractor, Certified Complete Concussion Management Practitioner, Functional Medicine Health Coach

    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.

  • Dr. Kelsey Scott
    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.
  • Gabriella Toth
    R.TCM.P, RAc

    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.

  • Tammy Stoochnoff
    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!
  • Shail Moffat-Christy

    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
    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.

  • Kristi Anutooshkin
    Registered Massage Therapist

    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
    Registered Massage Therapist

    Jolene Lott graduated from Grant MacEwan College with a Massage Therapy Diploma in 2002. In 2022, Jolene successfully completed all requirements to transfer her license to BC. 

    As of January 1, 2023, Jolene is now a RMT in BC! 

    She 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 over 10 years ago, Jolene has become a mother of 2 boys! 


  • Candice Soukeroff
    Massage Specialist

    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.


  • Emily Johnson

    Emily has just recently moved to the Kootenays after spending the last 12 years practicing physiotherapy in the Sea to Sky Corridor.  She ran her own solo practice for nearly 5 years in Squamish and prior to that spent a couple of winters treating traumatic knee, shoulder and back injuries in Whistler. 

    Emily has a unique style of practice that revolves around examining the body as a whole, complex and integrated system.  Assessments always involve a complete head to toe postural scan and/or in depth investigation of problematic movements and postures. Treatments are completely tailored to each individual.  

    Although Emily enjoys treating all types of injuries, her approach is particularly effective in treating chronic and complex injuries, patient's with multiple injuries, injuries without a clear cause, concussions and headaches.  

    Emily has extensive post graduate training in Visceral & Neural manipulation, Craniosacral therapy, Cupping, Anatomical acupuncture and IMS.


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