Our Team

collaboration is the key to your health

Dr. Debbie Wright, DC

6Dr. 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 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 8-year old daughter and 6-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 sports medicine, 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 IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS**

Alex is an RMT that possesses a particular interest in deep tissue massage and fascial work, postural assessment, and rehabilitation. She has specific experience working with sports-related injuries, prenatal massage, and reducing the severity of migraines.

Having grown up in the Comox Valley, Alex herself enjoys a wide variety of high-impact sports and understands the effects that these activities have on the body. As such, she is bringing her enthusiasm and love for the outdoors to The Grove. This enthusiasm is the driving force behind her dedication to the wellness of her clients, assisting them in returning to and maintaining their active lifestyles.

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

Dr. Ernie von Schilling has retired.

Dr. Lindsay McKeeman, DC

Dr. Lindsay McKeeman is thrilled to be returning home to the Comox Valley with her young family, having actively practiced as a Chiropractor in Squamish for the past ten years. Graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2005, Dr. McKeeman went on to obtain her Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland Oregon in 2009.

Dr. Mckeeman uses an evidence-based philosophy to guide a broad scope of practice; including diversified adjustments, soft tissue release, postural education, and exercise prescription. She is Graston certified and has completed post-graduate studies in Active Release Techniques.

drlindsay@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 is a graduate of the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and started his practice in the Comox Valley. As a graduate of VIU and former Mariner, Dr. Graham is excited to expand his practice to serve Nanaimo.

Dr. Graham has always had a passion for medicine, health, and nature. He provides holistic, patient-centered, evidenced-based naturopathic medical care. He has a general practice with a focus on gastrointestinal conditions, supportive cancer care, chronic pain, autoimmune conditions, hormonal health, and regenerative injection techniques.

Naturopathic doctors are committed to helping patients uncover the root cause of their illness and ultimately, get patients back to optimal health. A visit with a naturopathic doctor includes a detailed history of your main concerns, a review of laboratory investigations, a physical exam, as well as further diagnostic tests that may be necessary. Initial appointments and follow-ups give patients the time to discuss their concerns in great detail. Treatment plans are varied and are dependent on the patient’s unique presentation. Naturopathic modalities include lifestyle modifications, acupuncture, counseling, nutrition, botanical medicine, injection therapies, and pharmaceutical medication.

Dr. Graham is registered through the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. He is also a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). He holds certifications in prescriptive authority, intravenous therapies, ozone therapy, and phototherapy.

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.

</pOdette 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

Marita Jamieson, RMT

Marita completed her degree in Sociology at the University of British Columbia with an interest in understanding how structural inequality impacts health and wellbeing. She spent the next two years exploring the world of birth, labour, and postpartum care, before discovering the vast and exciting world of massage therapy.

Marita is dedicated to a client-centered approach; she will customize your massage to address what is most important to you, working to optimize your physical and psychological well-being. Her interests lie in building a practice that is trauma-informed, and she looks forward to accompanying you on your path toward wellness.

 

Our Staff Team

And a big shout-out to the team that makes this all possible! 

frontdesk@grovewellness.ca

Carole

Cathy

Rae

Sandy

Selina

Shelley