Sabrina graduated from the Vancouver Career College Massage therapy program with honours in 2017. Her interest in preventative healthcare and the natural healing power of the human body has led her to become a Registered Massage Therapist. She truly loves what she does. She believes then power of massage will help you not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. Your body is truly amazing and it has every intention to get back to normal, no matter what your normal is. As a RMT her role is to provide a little help and guidance for your body to heal itself. She believes everyone has a different goal and she will be there 100% every step of the way! Sabrina encourages open communication during treatment about how things feel and any changes that may occur. Living in a dynamic world means some days we need a very light touch for relaxation and other days we need a little more pressure to release those problem areas. She can recognize this and adapt to what your body needs. In her spare time, Sabrina loves cooking, reading, watching documentaries about minimalism, food and health and spending time with her husband and two daughters. She is fascinated by nutrition and truly believes food is the best medicine available for our bodies.
Welcome to my practice, I have spent the last 25 years developing my chiropractic skills through continuing education and daily hands-on family practice. Utilizing a variety of techniques within my practice has allowed me to give patients many options in their treatment plans. I may use very traditional hands-on chiropractic adjustments or newer Impulse instruments for adjusting joints. Therapy often includes Myofascial Release, Laser Therapy and ultrasound. I had spent 20 years as the chiropractor for the Ballet BC Dance Company which has given me much experience in treating high level athletes. I look forward to helping you work through your current complaint in an effort to restore and optimize your health for the future. Please consider giving me a call or booking on line and coming in for a consultation to look at your options. Dr. Meinzer is a member of the BC Chiropractic Assoc. and a registrant of the College of Chiropractors of BC.
Dr. Harold is currently studying and practicing with the newest laser therapy techniques. Many strains, sprains and soft tissue tears respond well to the use of lasers and their healing qualities. He has integrated the use of low and high level laser therapy into his clinics to decrease pain, inflammation and accelerate tissue healing. Dr. Harold has always been interested and active in sports, playing competitive soccer at both the Provincial select and U.S.A State select levels. Having a well rounded sports background gives Dr. Harold insight into the world of sports injuries and their treatment. Dr. Harold now stays active by snowboarding, rollerblading, windsurfing, playing hockey and the occasional travel adventure. He continues to study and attend seminars on a variety of topics to better serve his patients. His goal has been to create a Wellness Centre where practitioners share the common goal of treating and preventing musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Harold is a member of the BC Chiropractic Association as well as the BC Chiropractic College.
I am a very different kind of chiropractor, as my patients will attest. I have combined the fundamentals of chiropractic education with specialized diagnostic and treatment protocols and more than 25 years of lifting/strength & stability coaching to offer an experience that is thorough and produces objective results. Integration of these ideologies has allowed me to identify and resolve many uniquely difficult cases in my career, a process which I very much enjoy. I utilize a wide variety of therapies beyond chiropractic adjustment that includes soft tissue therapy, neuro-therapy, myofascial cupping, cranial-sacral therapy, meridian therapy and nutritional intervention just to name a few. Please see my website for details: www.drjamiedougall.com. My patients are of all ages and from all walks of life. My office hours accommodate a range of work/school schedules. I offer longer appointment times for those that require it. I look forward to meeting you! See you soon! (Thanks for reading all the way to the end...).
Registered Massage Therapist
Though born in Taiwan, I have spent the majority of my life here in the lower mainland. It is here where I was raised and it is here where i have chosen to put down roots. My BSc in Biology was done at UBC and it was there where I was first exposed to Ballroom Dancing. As someone who respects and admires human performance, becoming a competitive dancer came quite naturally to me. The precision, strength, timing and flexibility required was a constant challenge to which I devoted countless hours and over 15 years of my life. I quickly came to realize how critical a finely tuned body was to my performance on the dance floor when injury brought me to seek treatment from a Registered Massage Therapist. Having experienced the healing power of an RMT started me on my journey to where i am today. In 2012 I set aside dance and enrolled full time at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) for their 3000 hour program. With a lot of hard work, sacrifice and the support of friends and family, my goal of becoming a Registered Massage Therapist was realized. Having a strong foundation to start from and constantly upgrading and expanding my training, my goal is to create a customized treatment plan for all my patients to speed recovery and allow them to return to their peak performance. In my spare time I attempt many different sports with questionable success. Some of the activities I can't seem to stay away from include volleyball, golf, badminton and I look forward to picking up competitive ballroom dancing again in the near future.
Dr. Kevin will be moving with the office to the new office, ALDERBROOK Health and Wellness Centre on Monday May 14/18. We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Kevin Henke to our caring team of practitioners. He will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternate Saturdays. Dr. Henke has done locums in our clinic in the past and was very well liked by our patients. Dr. Henke has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from SFU and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College in 1995. He currently runs his own clinic in Agassiz where he can be reached on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and alternate Saturdays. After many years of practice Dr. Henke has trained in a variety of techniques and works with patients to deliver the most effective care possible. Whether you are interested in performing at your optimum potential or you have specific symptoms that need to be addressed, Dr. Henke will take the time to discuss your concerns.
Dr. Marr was born in North Vancouver and moved to Walnut Grove when he was just six years old, where he attended both elementary school and high school. Dr. Marr completed Undergraduate and Chiropractic studies at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was also a member of the Life University Skating Eagles ice hockey team. In his spare time, Dr. Marr enjoys staying active and playing many different sports including ice hockey, slo-pitch softball, golf, and frisbee golf, as well as going camping and snowboarding. Dr. Marr has been a member of the Thunderbird Wellness team since 2009. He utilizes an array of different chiropractic techniques in his practice including manual adjusting, drop table, activator/instrument adjusting, flexion and distraction, muscular release techniques as well as class 4/hot laser. Dr. Marr continues to stay up-to-date with current studies and research and is regularly attending seminars to learn new techniques. Dr. Marr treats patients of all ages as well as a wide variety of conditions. Dr. Marr is currently active in the community where he is a member of the Walnut Grove Business Association and one of the team chiropractors for the Langley Rivermen.
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Janelle Petrescue is a Registered Massage Therapist and has been practicing since 2008. Janelle’s interest in the body began during her undergrad at Trinity Western University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Kinetics, she continued on to study Therapeutic Massage as a means to put her knowledge to practical use. She is a graduate of the 3000 hour program from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster, B.C. Janelle is a member of the Massage Therapists Association of BC and remains in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of B.C. Janelle is continually amazed and intrigued with the human body, more specifically how we heal, and how we function in the presence of various stressors. Through her own experiences, as well as within her practice, she continues to see first hand how physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual stressors can manifest symptoms throughout our bodies. She considers massage therapy to play a strategic roll in assisting with the management of stress and pain. Janelle believes health education is essential for fostering proactive health care and wellness. She recognizes the importance of coming along side her patients to encourage and empower them in their health journeys. She enjoys challenging her patients to tune in and become more aware of their bodies. The human body is an incredible masterpiece and communicates with us if we would take the time to listen.
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Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Alanna moved to British Columbia in 2009 to pursue a career in the health care field. Since becoming a Registered Massage Therapist, she has gained valuable clinical experience by working alongside other health care professionals and is passionate in helping a diverse patient base ranging from desk workers to professional and amateur athletes to palliative care needs of adults and children. She has been successful in providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as migraine headaches, whiplash, tendonitis, arthritis, torticollis, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, as well as many other common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction. “I am constantly humbled and grateful to be a part of improving the quality of another’s life”. Alanna believes that “every individual will present differently with a different history and their treatment should be based on assessing the whole person. I try my best to listen to the patients concerns so I can identify and eliminate the root cause of those symptoms in the most safe and effective way”. Utilizing a clinical treatment approach which includes assessment, history intake, patient education, physical rehabilitation, combined with massage as essential elements in the treatment and prevention of injury. She looks forward to creating an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve your health and wellness goals! Academics:
- 2011 West Coast College of Massage Therapy Graduate of the 3000 hour program
- 2012 CMTBC Registered Massage Therapist
- Member of the Massage Therapists Association of BC
- Member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC
- Currently completing a Health Science degree
- 2013 Certified Function Range Release Spine Provider
- 2013 Recertified CPR Level “C” and AED
- 2012, 2013 Seasons with the CFL’s B.C Lions Football Club
- 2013 Davis Cup of Tennis
- 2011 Vancouver Marathon
- 2010 Osoyoos Half Iron Man Competition
- 2013, 2014 Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Volunteer
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Victor graduated from the 2200 hour program of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2015. During his clinical training he volunteered with the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Vancouver Friends for Life Society and through West Coasts outreach programs Victor worked extensively with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's and Cerebral Palsy. He has experience dealing with the health care concerns of a wide array of patients from office workers to athletes and injuries ranging from moderate to life changing. Victor's mechanical background lends itself well to his understanding of the body and the stresses involved in injury. He employ's a variety of techniques including stretch, myofascial, trigger point release, joint mobilization and general swedish in his practice in order to aid recovery. Therapeutic exercise also features prominently in his practice as he believes the prevention of future injury to be as important as rehabilitation. Born in British Columbia, when not in clinic Victor can often be found exploring one of our provinces lakes in his kayak or hiking one of its many mountain trails. Time not spent enjoying nature is typically spent with family and friends or enjoying a cup of tea and a good book.
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Born and raised in Langley BC, Janelle McVeigh is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Janelle has a 20-year background in dance and competitive cheerleading and decided to pursue a career in the health care field after undergoing treatment and benefiting from massage therapy and chiropractic. Janelle is fascinated with the inner workings of the human body. Not only does the connectivity of all the structures within the body amaze Janelle, but, so does the connectivity between physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. It is important to Janelle to work with her patients to better understand how all of these factors together impact each individual’s symptomatic presentation. Janelle uses these insights and connections to aid in healing and is committed to providing patients with optimal health and wellness. In her spare time Janelle enjoys traveling, snowboarding, swimming, biking, rollerblading and baking. She would love to work with you and help you achieve your unique health and wellness goals.
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Lynda graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver B.C. (2500 hour program) in 1988. Over the past 29 years + she has taken numerous post graduate courses and along with her family practice has expanded her knowledge of the human body. Among these are: neuromuscular therapy (St. John Method), muscle balance and function, thermo therapy (hot/cold stone therapy), sports massage, muscle energy, craniosacral therapy, osteopathic technique, fascia release, dermoneuro modulation, and visceral manipulation. Lynda is committed to ongoing learning and educating others. She often refers to herself as an eternal student. She taught, nationally and internationally, for the St. John Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy for 10 years. Lynda’s approach to therapy focuses on both structure and function. You can expect your alignment to be assessed and corrected and manual massage Therapy techniques used that are appropriate for your presenting symptoms. Homecare will also be a part of your treatment plan. Prior to Massage Therapy, Lynda obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and her Master’s Degree in Lifestyle Management, from the University of British Columbia. She was a Lifestyle Coach and private trainer, as well as an athletic trainer for Varsity and National team athletes, before continuing on to study Massage Therapy. Lynda also has a private counselling practice. She graduated from the B.C. Institute of Focusing in 2004 and is registered with the Focusing Institute in New York as well as with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists in British Columbia. She is a certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist & Complex Trauma Counsellor and Trainer, as well as a Certifying Coordinator for the New York Institute of Focusing. She graduated from the Justice Institute of British Columbia in 2014 with a certificate in Aboriginal Focusing Oriented Therapy & Complex Trauma. Her gentle, implicit approach to counselling is client centered, and body centered. Her practice includes childhood and adult trauma, dreams, relationship issues, burn out, grief/loss, life transitions, separation and family court support. When not in the office, Lynda will be planning and leading adventure travel trips, skiing, hiking, golfing, running, cycling and just being in the outdoors.
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Please book through this link for Lesli's personal booking system and schedule.
Lesli has always been interested in health and wellness finding her way to massage therapy through her own personal healing journey. While recovering from injuries, massage therapy played a vital role in her return to health and wellness. This process has given her a greater appreciation and empathy for others who are experiencing their own struggles and challenges with their injuries and road to health.
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Psychology and a Diploma in Honors Standing in Physical Education, she enrolled in West Coast of Massage Therapy and never looked back. Since Lesli’s graduation in 1997, her passion for knowledge in this field has not wavered, leading her to postgraduate studies in a variety of areas:
- Cranial Sacral Therapy and Craniomandibular Orthopedics: effective for head trauma, headaches and TMJ/jaw problems
- Muscle Energy Technique: a gentle way to realign the pelvis, spine and ribs
- Visceral (organ) Manipulation: musculoskeletal pain, postural distortions and joint dysfunctions can stem from restrictions, adhesions with the organs, therefore, visceral manipulation is an important consideration for optimal health.
- Myofascial Therapy: releasing fascial adhesions and restrictions will allow greater ease of movement in the body, resulting in a decrease in discomfort, stiffness and pain as well as enhancing a greater sense of well being.
- Muscle Balance and Function Development: rehabilitation exercises
When does Lesli use one technique over another? That depends on the patient, and no two are alike. Lesli takes a holistic approach, considers your unique history, determines the cause and source of an issue, then works with you to help you meet your health and wellness goals.
In addition to her own practice, Lesli is also a teaching assistant for the following postgraduate courses: Cranial Therapy, Simply TMJ (joint) Dysfunction, Muscle Energy Technique for pelvis and spine, Osteopathic Technique and Postural Assessment.
When not having fun at work, Lesli enjoys pottery, curling, pilates and yoga, cross country skiing, knitting, and gardening
"Lesli has successfully seen me through both acute injuries with intensive treatment schedules as well as regular maintenance treatments to deal with aches and pains that build up from too much desk sitting. In each case, she listens, asks appropriate questions, and has a great eye for visual assessment to really get to the source of the problem (or problems!) presenting that day. She uses a variety of techniques, and even the subtle ones have left me with lasting results after a treatment. I would highly recommend her care - thanks Lesli!"
"Lesli Smith has treated my neck, back, shoulder and hip injuries that were caused by three separate 'rear-enders' starting in 2010 through 2013. I've recovered from most of my symptoms in large part due to Lesli's cranial sacral therapy treatments, massage therapy treatments and specific exercises she's recommended. I have found during sessions with Lesli that her wellness and health insights and her positive energy are helpful as well. Thank you for your great care Lesli!"
"Lesli has been integral to my healing and my health maintenance for many years. She has extraordinary skills in assessment and treatment and is very engaged in furthering these through ongoing education and seminars. She is interested and invested in each person that enters her practice."
Thanks so much
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Verna graduated from the West Coast college of Massage therapy in 1990. She is trained and experienced in Swedish Massage Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Muscle Energy Technique (MET). She has years of experience treating people of all ages. Her preventative and therapeutic practices include a special interest in neck, back and joint injuries. Verna’s approach to Therapy incorporates a variety of non-invasive techniques specific to each condition.
Other gentle modalities she uses are Strain/Counter Strain (opposite of stretching; resets short and painful muscles), Assisted Stretching and Mobilization with Movement (MWM is a painless modality used to correct faulty tracking in joints of the extremities). These techniques are especially effective for whiplash, headaches, overuse injuries, muscle spasm, temporal mandibular joint dysfunction (jaw pain), sciatica and many others. Verna's skills also include designing individual programs that facilitate muscular balance, correct biomechanics, and postural alignment. Verna is dedicated to treating her clients in a holistic manner and supporting them towards optimal health and well being.
• Graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1990
• Windwood Institute of Manual Therapy 1990-1995 (Craniopathy)
• Ongoing Post Graduate Studies: Muscle Energy Technique, Cranial Sacral Technique
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We are excited to announce a new member to our Langley Team. Madison is a Student Therapist and will be offering for a limited time Non Registered Massage treatments while she waits to take her Provincial Board Exams. Madison is a graduate of the Registered Massage Therapy program from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. During her time at the WCCMT she worked at multiple Outreaches including UBC’s Varsity Athletics, Canucks Place Children’s Hospice, South Granville Seniors Centre, the schools’s Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury and Fibromyalgia programs. Madison’s therapeutic approach aims to combat the pain-tension cycles that can develope from repetitive daily activities and overuse injuries. She believes that patient education is crucial in order to understand the effects of one’s lifestyle, as well as how our mental well being can impact the perception of pain. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, working out, playing guitar, gardening, hoarding cacti and spending time with friends and family.