• Dr. Jaimie Ackerman attended the University of Alberta where she studied biological sciences and French Language Arts. She achieved a Bachelor’s in Human Biological Sciences and continued her schooling to graduate Magna Cum Laude from the University of Western States with her Doctorate in Chiropractics. She is also a Certified Provider of Active Release Techniques and Graston technique, both of which grew popular in the athletic community but have great benefit to the general population as well. As a chiropractor, Dr. Ackerman has experience treating athletes of all levels including US Open Tennis, CFL, and National level track. Although her focus lies in sports medicine, she also has a passion for the geriatric and pediatric community.Dr. Ackerman’s approach to patient care includes a strong emphasis on patient education, giving her patients the knowledge and tools necessary to take an active role in their recovery and future injury prevention. Patients are treated as a whole person, not just an injured part. A thorough assessment of each area of complaint is performed and a treatment plan tailored to the specific needs and goals of each patient is given.Treatment plans can include electrical modalities, kinesiotaping, laser therapy, myofascial release, nutritional counseling, specific exercise/rehabilitation plans, as well as postural and biomechanical analysis and re-training.

  • In order to better serve my patients, I incorporate a triangle of health model. To assess your health, I evaluate not only the structural, but also the nutritional, and mental components. I also will use Trigenics Myoneural Medicine in addition to traditional chiropractic adjustment methods in order to facilitate the normal nervous system to body communication which helps restore function, relieve pain, strengthen muscles, correct meridian energy problems and accelerate healing. Since health is not merely the absence of disease but a measure of the expression of life, it is also my goal to help you understand how chiropractic holistic approach can help you maximize your creative potential.

  • Dr. Elna Johnson (Formerly Dr. Muñoz) is a graduate of the University of British Columbia: Kinesiology; from the University of Western States: Doctor of Chiropractic; and has completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University. In addition to her degrees, she is an Instructor and Certified Provider of Active Release Techniques (ART). Dr. Johnson’s extensive athletic background as a sprint hurdler and the numerous injuries she endured throughout that time, has led her to focus her career on sports injuries, prevention, treatment, and performance.

  • Dr. Amanda L. Lee (Dr. Mandy) is the owner and clinic director of the Bloom Family Wellness Centre. Dr. Mandy is a Chiropractor, certified Fitness and Core instructor, and former competitive swimmer. She combines conservative chiropractic care with her knowledge of exercise and sport to guide her patients to a more balanced, healthier lifestyle. Amanda is an enthusiastic and compassionate practitioner who knows the importance of living a healthy life and is truly passionate about what she does. Her refreshing approach to life and warm personality will always make you feel welcome in our office. Dr. Mandy utilizes conservative hands-on techniques including: soft tissue therapy, spinal manipulation (adjustments), mobilization, manual stretching, as well as, TENS, microcurrent, ultrasound and IFC. In addition to this, she incorporates her knowledge of Fitness, Pilates and Yoga to design a program that will suit your needs. This program of stretching and strengthening exercises will help increase your flexibility and core strength and ultimately give your body the support it needs to survive a lifetime of stress and strain.

  • ABOUT DR. SHANNON PATTERSON Dr. Shannon Patterson became passionate about chiropractic as a powerful approach to healing after working several years as a Chiropractic Assistant in Victoria, BC. After witnessing the changes in people’s health and well-being through chiropractic care, she knew that this was something she wanted to dedicate her life’s work towards. After graduating with a BA in Economics from the UVic, Dr. Shannon chose to study chiropractic in Toronto at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating with in 1999. She then moved to Vancouver, BC where she now currently resides and has been in practice for the past 16 years. With a passion for continued learning in the field of Chiropractic Dr. Shannon has studied various techniques and approaches with a focus on Network Spinal Analysis (also known as NSA), a low force chiropractic style which aims to restore and improve the body’s self regulating capacity and is a somatic-based tool for personal growth and transformation. She has achieved her Part 3 certification in NSA, the highest level certification granted through Dr. Donald Epstein, the founder of NSA. Dr. Shannon also continues to study a Brain First approach to chiropractic and is enjoying integrating this into the services she provides. Dr. Shannon’s expertise extends outside the office where she is an anatomy teacher (and Registered Yoga Teacher) for yoga teachers in training since 2010. She has served on the regulatory board of chiropractic in BC and was the past Vice Chair for the Chiropractic College of British Columbia and Chair of the Patient Relations Committee. As a wife, mother and chiropractor she is an avid adventure seeker, both inside and out.

  • A former national level gymnast, Dr. Crysta Serné has developed a keen interest in sports injury rehabilitation. It was during this time that she was first introduced to the powerful effects that chiropractic care has on athletic performance and injury prevention. While earning her degree in Kinesiology and studying Biology and Psychology at Simon Fraser University, Dr. Serné had the opportunity to work with numerous varsity athletes under the direction of several health care practitioners. It was at this time that she became committed to learning all that she could about chiropractic care. Dr. Serné is considered to be a Modern Multi Modal (MMM) Chiropractor as she combines multiple Chiropractic, soft tissue, and rehabilitation techniques when creating a treatment plan.

  • When I was younger, I knew I wanted to be in health care. When it came time to decide what schools I should apply to, I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by a group of people who had overwhelmingly positive experiences with chiropractic. I decided to check out this ‘chiropractic thing’ and applied to the college in Toronto – the idea of a profession that could help people realize their potential without the use of drugs was appealing to me. After I got into Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, I started to really understand what chiropractic is and there’s been no looking back ever since. My goal is to help people maximize or re-gain their potential by taking care of the spine and surrounding joints and tissues. I encourage people to recognize that their normal doesn’t have to be – it can be so much more!

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