Who We Are

 

Naturopathic Doctors

Dr. Lisa Ghent, ND, Clinic Founder

 

Naturopathic medicine is really close to my heart. It was my own ND almost 15 years ago that discovered why my husband and I were struggling to get and stay pregnant. Because of her I now have three beautiful daughters. I already had a background in medicine, but I was so drawn to the idea of really listening to people’s stories and treating them holistically that I made the leap into naturopathic medicine. I am truly grateful to do what I do. There is no doubt that my calling is to care for others and help guide them towards health. I am an ally, and provide care for everyone.

Learn more about me and my practice at: www.drlisaghent.com

 

My credentials: I have a Bachelor of Science with honours from Athabasca University, and graduated as a naturopathic doctor from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. I am a member in good standing of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA), the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP), the Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (EndoANP), and am licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC). I am licensed to provide IV and injection therapies, heavy metal chelation, acupuncture, and I have prescriptive authority in BC. I have completed additional courses in pre- and post-natal care, pediatrics, obstetrics, hormone replacement therapy, mental health, and chelation.

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Treatment Areas

Pediatrics

Pre- and Post-natal Care

Mental Health

Gastrointestinal Issues

Hormone Balancing

Thyroid Disorders

Allergies

Autoimmune Conditions

IV and Injections (incl Myers Cocktail)

Heavy Metal Chelation

Dr. Karly McMaster, ND

 

​I believe that in order to achieve optimal health you must treat the root cause of disease, and you have to treat the whole person. We are incredibly complex and unique beings that can't be reduced to a mere symptom to be solved by a pill. So much of our health depends on not only our physical body, but also our mental and emotional states. In creating a patient-centered approach to healthcare, naturopathic medicine helps to restore balance. I find myself continuously more curious and excited about the power of this profession, especially after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease at age 18. I am thrilled to be back in South Delta for my clinical practice. 

I treat all ages and genders, but do have special interests in a number of areas including autoimmune conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, sports medicine (you may know me as a dancer or teacher at Deas Island!), women's and children's health.

Learn more at :http://www.drkarlymcmaster.com

My credentials: I am a licensed naturopathic doctor in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC); and a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA), Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (GastroANP), and a registered health care professional with Healthy Dancer Canada (HDC). I am certified in acupuncture and also have prescriptive authority in BC, which includes IV therapy.

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Treatment Areas

Autoimmune Conditions

Digestive Concerns, incl IBS, IBD, Celiac Disease

Sports Medicine

Women's Health

Children's Health

Pre- and Post-Natal Care

Allergies

Food Sensitivities

IV and Injections (incl Myers Cocktail)

Registered Massage Therapy

 
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Treatment Areas

Concussions, Headaches

Fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, CFS

Stress & Anxiety

Pre- and Post-natal

Pain and Inflammation

Sports Injuries

Post-Surgical Breast Care

Pediatrics

Cynthia Beatch, RMT

Karate has always been an important part of my life. I remember growing up and my stepdad using massage therapy to help him with his karate practice. Initially when I started university I was taking business, but it didn't take long for me to know that wasn't the right fit for me. I remembered back to our family's experiencing with massage growing up and how much it helped and decided I wanted to help others in the same way.

I graduated in 2009 and have been working as a full time RMT ever since. I have taken continuing education courses in infant massage, ligamentous articular strain technique, and breast care, among others. I am actually one of very few massage therapists in BC that is qualified to provide post-surgical breast care. I am currently taking an IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation) and can't wait to integrate it into my practice. I work with all people of all genders, ages, and abilities. I tailor treatments to specific needs, always keeping in mind the mental health benefits of touch therapies, since so many of the people I treat carry a lot of stress and tension from their jobs.

When I'm not working I love hanging out with my family, do karate, and sing.

My credentials: Graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy when it was Utopia Academy. I am a member in good standing the BC College of Massage Therapy and the Registered Massage Therapy Association.

Kristina Tangaro, RMT

I have always worked in careers that help others. Prior to training as an RMT I was a dental assistant for 10 years, and while I loved the job, I wanted to do more. Massage therapy interested me because I knew that I could help people get immediate relief of their pain and discomfort. Growing up sports were really important to me and I understood the importance of not just muscular strength, but agility and flexibility.

My style of massage therapy is to use medium to deep pressure to work out trigger points, as well as employing dynamic stretching of a muscle by taking it through its range of motion while proving appropriate pressure. I use heat to help loosen the muscles so that the experience is both effect and comfortable. I’m also known for sending patients home with stretching exercises specific for their body, which helps to speed up how quickly we can correct your muscular imbalances. 

 

When I’m not working you can find me outside doing all things active. I especially love to run. Being outdoors, especially with those closest to me, helps me to maintain balance and sanity in my busy life. 

My credentials: I graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. I am a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC) and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC (RMTBC).

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Treatment Areas

Concussions, Headaches

Sports Injuries and Rehab

Stress & Anxiety

Pre- and Post-natal

Pain and Inflammation

Chronic Pain

TMJ Dysfunction

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Treatment Areas

Chronic/Nerve Pain

Sports Rehab

Migraines & Headaches

TMJ/Jaw Pain

Sciatica and Low Back Pain

Plantar Fasciitis

Pediatrics

Michael Reoch, RMT

 

Since I can remember, I have had a passion for helping people. That passion, mixed with my drive to learn how the body works led me to become an RMT.  I’ve spent hundreds of hours in post-graduate education on the science of pain. I use this knowledge to uniquely assess patients and figure out how I can help. Like most RMTs, I have training in many different techniques. I will work with you to find the one that best suits your body. I believe that firm/deep pressure is not always better than lighter/superficial pressure. What is important, is where the pressure is applied. 

Volunteering to the communities I am a part of is very important to me. I volunteered on the RMTBC board for six years, helping to advance the massage therapy profession through science-based education. Through the RMTBC, I helped to create an advanced practice group for pain management to help RMTs pursue advanced education in pain sciences called APGPain. Presently, I volunteer in Ladner with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and the Delta Police Department. 

 

My credentials:  I graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2007 and am a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC) and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC (RMTBC). I am a past instructor at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. I have chaired research panels at a variety of conferences, including the Third International Fascia Research Congress in Vancouver, the RMTBC international Persistent Pain conference, and the RMTBC Manual Therapy conference.  I teach postgraduate courses on the neurocentric approach for pain management to RMTs, Physios, Osteos, and Chiros throughout BC as well as across Canada, the USA, and in Europe. 

Marcia Reoch, RMT
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When I was younger, I suffered from a chronic shoulder problem after intense sport training. My rehab involved a wonderful manual therapist who helped me through my pain, and inspired me to do the same for others. I use manual therapy, patient education, and strengthening with patients. I have a passion for working with women during and post-pregnancy, a passion that was enhanced by having had two children of my own. I also have strong knowledge working on a wide variety of pathologies and postural imbalances. I believe that postural alignment and muscle balance are important in recovery.  My husband and I started a massage therapy practice in South Delta, which you can read more about at http://wellandable.ca/. 

In my free time, I enjoy being active and hanging out with my family. I love swimming, nature, and most outdoor activities. I also enjoy DIY projects around the house and being creative in many different ways, such as sewing, poems, and art projects with my kids.

I graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2007.am a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC) and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC (RMTBC).

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Treatment Areas

Stress & Anxiety

Migraines & Headaches

Muscular Tension

Sciatica

Pregnancy and Postpartum

Sports Injuries

Call to Book

Pedorthics (Custom Orthotics & Braces)

 
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Treatment Areas

Low back, hip, knee, ankle, or foot pain

Biomechanical Assessment /

Gait Analysis

Custom Orthotics

Custom Ankle and Knee Bracing

Sport/Performance Support

Kids and Adults

Casey Bjorgum, Certified Pedorthist

 

From a young age, I have always been a sports enthusiast. As a spectator and participant, I immersed myself in anything and everything.  As I entered University, I knew that human biomechanics and sports injuries were of specific interest to me. My family has been in the knee bracing industry since 1980, which undoubtedly helped direct me to both pedorthics and knee bracing. I have experience in and enjoy assessing individuals of all ages and activity levels, especially athletes ranging from professional to weekend warriors.  Over the years I have assessed members of the Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Giants, BC Lions, and Vancouver Whitecaps.  Regardless of one's activity level, I truly believe an integrated approach is key in addressing soft tissue injuries. I now work with West Coast Pedorthics and we are thrilled to have a new Ladner location.

More information about West Coast Pedorthics:  www.westcoastpedorthics.ca

 

I have a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from The University of British Columbia, and am a Certified Pedorthist (Canada) and Certified Pedorthic Technician (Canada).  I am a member in good standing with the College of Pedorthics, and the Pedorthic Association of Canada.

Noelle Trotter, Certified Pedorthist

 

My love and interest in assessing movement began with a love for ballet. I danced throughout my childhood, including a couple of years at the National Ballet School in Toronto, Ontario. I knew when it was time for university that I still wanted to have dance in my life, so I went to the University of Waterloo and studied Applied Health Sciences. It was my older sister, a chiropractor, that introduced me to the field of pedorthics. After working for companies such as Paris Orthotics and Ossur for several years, I opened my own practice and now work in 4 locations. I enjoy assessing all individuals from avid runners, young athletes, dancers and everyone in between.

Read more about the practices I work for here: 

www.sunshinecoastorthotics.com

www.westcoastpedorthics.ca

 

My credentials: I have a Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences from The University of Waterloo, and am a Certified Pedorthist (Canada) and Certified Pedorthic Technician (Canada).  I am a member in good standing with the College of Pedorthics, and the Pedorthic Association of Canada.

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Treatment Areas

Low back, hip, knee, ankle, or foot pain

Biomechanical Assessment / Gait Analysis

Custom Orthotics

Custom Ankle and Knee Bracing

Sport/Performance Support

Kids and Adults

 

Chiropractic

Dr. Sereena Uppal, DC

 

I always knew I wanted to help others through their healing journeys. Becoming a chiropractor resonated with me because I loved the philosophy and science behind it. To me, being a chiropractor is so much more than manual adjustments. It’s really not just about the ‘cracking.’ I create a safe space that honours your mental, physical, and emotional health. I use a number of techniques to help you relax throughout the treatment, in order to get the most effective results. This can include the use of stretching, active release, heat, massage devices, or laser. Manual adjustments are done using my hands or an activator, and nothing is done without your consent. For example, if you’re not comfortable having your neck adjusted, I will use other methods to help correct alignment in that area.

 

I have been working in Ladner for almost 8 years, and although I live in Vancouver, I have grown to love this community. I’m excited about joining the team at Collaborative Wellness because I believe so strongly in their collaborative and caring approach with patients. I help people of all genders, abilities, and ages (with the exception of babies), including pre- and post-natal care. Most people that come to see me have pain, and my focus is to help you become pain free as quickly as possible, and then give you the tools you need to help you stay pain free. Common things I treat are neck and back pain, headaches and migraines, knee, ankle, and foot pain, vertigo and dizziness, arthritic pain, decreased mobility, nerve pain, poor posture, pelvic pain, and leg length discrepancies. I also work at Rize Fitness in Vancouver and there I focus heavily on sports rehab. 

 

When I’m not working I like to walk or cycle the seawall, spend time with my family, and sometimes just get lost in a book at my favourite local café. 

Learn more about my practice at:  https://druppalchiropractic.com/

 

My credentials: I studied biology and kinesiology, before transitioning to the Western States Chiropractic College where I got my Doctor of Chiropractic degree. I am also a member in good standing with the Canadian Chiropractic Association.

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Treatment Areas

Neck and back pain

Pelvic and hip pain

Knee, ankle and foot pain

Vertigo and dizziness

Headaches and migraines

Arthritic pain

Nerve pain

Poor posture

Decreased mobility

Leg length discrepancies

Musculoskeletal injuries

 

Registered Acupuncture

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Treatment Areas

Nausea & vomiting

Low back/pelvic/coccyx pain
Threatened miscarriage

Breech and posterior babies

Pre-labour preparation

Digestive concerns

Musculoskeletal pain
Fatigue
Insomnia
Anxiety & depression
Mood swings
Sinusitis
Headaches
High blood pressure

Alyssa Huang, BKin, RAc

 

When women become pregnant, often they experience a roller coaster of emotions - elation, worry, excitement, guilt.  Tack on symptoms they are told "are just a part of pregnancy", and they end up suffering in silence. My passion lies in holding space for these women so that they can experience each pregnancy in the most comfortable, safe way possible.  I practice a gentle style of acupuncture, and it is of utmost importance that my patients are comfortable (yes, I use the specialized pillows that enable you to lie face-down throughout all stages of pregnancy)!  I am especially passionate about helping women through higher-risk pregnancies, communicating with your birth team, managing symptoms, and helping the mama to manage anxiety.  For non-pregnant patients I also practice facial acupuncture - a natural approach to slowing down the aging process in a gentle way with no risks or side-effects (because we've all had sleepless nights!). 

 

While not working, I am chasing my two young boys around (and constantly making them snacks).

 

My Credentials:  I have a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary, and graduated as an acupuncturist from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver. I am a Registered Acupuncturist in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA).  I studied Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture for Face, Neck, and Abdomen, and went to New York to study Constitutional Facial Acupuncture with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield. I have learned from some of the most prominent female acupuncturists/researchers in obstetrical acupuncture including Dr. Debra Betts, Dr. Claudia Citkovitz, Dr. Kate Levett, Sarah Budd, and Zena Kocher.  I have attended an intensive led by Claudia at Langone Hospital in New York, working with labouring women.  I have attended additional prenatal/postpartum courses by renowned midwife/acupuncturist Raven Lang, Yvonne Farrell, Laura Elrich and many others.  I coach couples and birthing professionals on acupressure use for pain relief during labour.  I have also have extra education in sports medicine. 

Registered Clinical Counselling

Adrienne Johnson, RCC, CCC

 

I am passionate about helping clients who are facing challenges in transitions, relationships, or who are exploring questions about their life’s meaning and purpose. I also have experience working with anxiety, depression, and stress management. I approach my work with warmth, inclusion and open-mindedness. I believe that each person is the expert in their own life, and that my job as a counsellor is to help facilitate each person’s exploration of their own unique skills, strengths, and story.

I use a holistic approach, and draw on a variety of theoretical approaches and techniques, tailoring my work to each person’s individual needs to help them create positive and lasting change. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Read more about my practice: www.adriennejohnson.ca  

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Treatment Areas

Adults working through life transitions, grief

Anxiety, depression

Couples counselling

Attachment-based therapy

 
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Karen Bolan, Office Manager