Our Team

collaboration is the key to your health

Dr. Debbie Wright, DC

Dr. Debbie Wright obtained her Bachelors of Science (Kinesiology) at Simon Fraser University, where she was a member of the Varsity Swimming team. She then attended and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.

Dr. Wright is currently serving as the First Vice-Chair of the Canadian Chiropractic Association Board of Directors, and as a Best Practice Collaborator with the Canadian Chiropractic Guidelines Initiative.

When not chasing around after her 6-year old daughter and 4-year old son, she can be found on the slopes of Mount Washington, the mountain bike trails of Cumberland or the warm waters of the Salish Sea

drdebbie@grovewellness.ca

Dr. Liza Grant, DC

Dr. Liza Grant graduated with honours from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1990. She completed her Fellowship from the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences in 1997. Dr. Liza has had the opportunity to be on the VANOC Host Medical team in Whistler for the 2010 Winter Olympics. She has volunteered at many regional, provincial and national sporting events. Dr. Liza is fully Certified in Graston and Active Release Techniques. Learning new techniques and tools to help her patients return to an active pain-free life has always been her driving force.

drliza@grovewellness.ca

Dr. Laura Hughes, DC

Dr. Laura attended the university of Memphis on an athletic scholarship where she played Division 1 varsity tennis and graduated *Summa Cum Laude* with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. She then attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where she obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Following graduation, Dr. Laura practiced for several months in Malahide, Ireland before moving to Vancouver Island. Dr. Laura has extensive experience successfully treating patients of all ages for a variety of conditions, ranging from lower back pain, neck pain, sciatica, and headaches to sports injuries and wellness care.

drlaura@grovewellness.ca

Peter Day, R.Ac., B.Sc.

Peter completed his acupuncture training in Edmonton, Alberta, after obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Western University. Peter has a keen interest in Integral Theory, which combines Eastern traditions with Western science. He takes a modern approach to an ancient medicine, using the best of both worlds to find the most efficient path of recovery for his patients. Experience has taught him to find the balance between effective treatments and using a gentle technique, depending on the needs of the patient. Those who are new to acupuncture are always happy to discover that the experience is better than they expected.

peter@grovewellness.ca

Barb Cook, RTCMP, RAc, BA

Barbara Cook graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver’s Doctorate Program in 2004.  She also has a degree in kinesiology ( 1997) and a post graduate diploma in orthotics and prosthetics (2000). Barbara’s further training has focused on laser, perineural  and acupoint injection therapies as well as hormone health and fertility.

Barbara’s passions revolve around fitness and the outdoors: mountain biking, kayaking, and yoga are a central focus.

barb@grovewellness.ca

Denise Koroll, RMT

Denise Koroll is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1997 and has over 20 years of clinical practice. She has completed post graduate courses in osteopathic manual technique, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, myofascial release, and is also trained in movement and postural assessment.

denise@grovewellness.ca

Alex Gold, RMT

Alex worked diligently during her massage therapy training to understand the body and the nuances of posture. This is where her passion for massage therapy lies. She specializes in postural assessment and rehabilitation, fascial release, and deep tissue massage. She has specific experience working with sports related injuries and reducing the severity of migraines.

alex@grovewellness.ca

Dr. Alicia Steele, DC

Dr. Alicia Steele saw a chiropractor for the first time in high school after a bad hurdling injury. Since then, she has wanted to become a chiropractor herself. She achieved her goal in May 1999 when she graduated from CMCC. After working for several years in Australia and Ontario, Dr. Steele moved to Vancouver in 2004 and purchased a clinic in Kitsilano. Having run a large clinic for several years, and after having twin girls in 2008, Dr. Steele decided that she wanted to practice in a smaller clinic and live in a smaller community. After considering a few options, Dr. Steele and her husband decided on the Comox Valley and made the move in April 2011. They could not be more excited to join this natural living, vibrant community.

dralicia@grovewellness.ca

Dr. Ernie Von Schilling, DC

I was born in the Comox Valley and following graduation I went to school in Toronto receiving my Doctorate of Chiropractic. I then returned to Courtenay to open a family practice 47 years ago, My techniques are diversified and IQ Neuro-mechanical and my patients are newborns to 96. I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my family and service to my community through my Rotary Club of Comox.

drernie@grovewellness.ca

Dr. Chelsea Forbes, DC

Dr. Chelsea Forbes earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia in 2014, concentrating on Chemistry and Biology. Upon graduation, she then headed south of the border to the University of Western States in Portland, OR. Dr. Forbes there received her Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2017 and returned to her hometown of Chilliwack, BC to begin working as a Chiropractor in 2018.

Dr. Forbes is extremely excited to become a resident of the beautiful Comox Valley. While not in the clinic you will find Dr. Forbes stealing your powder on the first run at the mountain, exploring new trails with her 2 adventurous dogs or enjoying charcuterie with the sunset at the beach.

drchelsea@grovewellness.ca

Dr. Andrea Rayburn, ND

Dr. Andrea Rayburn, Naturopathic Physician was born and raised on Vancouver Island.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Thompson Rivers University, followed in 2011 by her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. During her 12-month internship, Dr. Rayburn participated on the Adjunctive Cancer Care shift, as well as at the LAMP Community Health Centre, offering free care to low income populations.

After returning to Vancouver Island, Dr. Rayburn completed further certifications in Prescribing Authority as well as Intravenous Therapies. Dr. Rayburn has been practicing in the Comox Valley since 2012 continuing her focus on advanced disease.

Andrea is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and is registered through the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. She is also a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).

drandrea@grovewellness.ca

Dr. Graham Sigalet, ND

Dr. Graham Sigalet, ND was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley.  Graham moved to Vancouver Island for an athletic scholarship with the men’s volleyball team at Vancouver Island University.

He completed his degree in Sport, Health and Physical Education with Distinction. In his final year at VIU, Graham was recognized with the award for top academic athlete at VIU. After completion of his undergraduate degree at VIU, Graham transferred to the University of British Columbia in order finish his athletic career as a UBC Thunderbird.

Graham completed his education in naturopathic medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. He is enthusiastic to share his philosophies of holistic, patient centered, evidenced based naturopathic medical care.  In addition to general naturopathic medicine, he brings a particular interest in integrative oncology, cardiovascular disease, hormonal health, men’s and women’s health, neurodegenerative conditions, autoimmune disorders, digestive health and regenerative injection therapies.

drgraham@grovewellness.ca

Odette Lemay, PT

Odette is an experienced physiotherapist, having obtained a BSc (honours) from Queen’s University in 1997.  She has worked in various settings including sports medicine, orthopaedics, industrial rehabilitation and ergonomics, seniors, repetitive strain, and acute and post-operative hospital care.  Her tools include manual therapy, postural and muscle balance assessment,  IMS, and acupuncture, among others.  She will be honoured to help you meet your movement, recovery, performance, and prevention goals.

Odette grew up on Saltspring Island, lived in Calgary for years, and moved to the valley in 2011.  She and her two teenage children are involved with the Strathcona Nordics ski club and numerous other activities and love this amazing valley and community. Odette’s practices of Iyengar yoga, somatics, eden energy medicine, and Pilates inform her practice.

odette@grovewellness.ca

Our Staff Team

And a big shout-out to the team that makes this all possible! From left to right: Cathy Brydon, Jan Grieve, Sandy Franceschini, Shelley Mercer-Cutts and Selina Gronemeyer.

frontdesk@grovewellness.ca