We are a full-service practice with facilities for Xrays, Ultrasound,Dental Xrays,Orthopedic and Soft-tissue surgery, Acupuncture and Chiropractic.We offer house calls and boarding, and we stock a full line of high-quality diets and pet toys and accessories.
The mission of Active Balance Chiropractic is to provide the members of our community with high quality and effective health care in a comfortable and caring environment.
Our goal is to not only alleviate pain, but to correct the cause which in turn allows the body to utilize its natural powers to restore itself to normal function. We wish to inspire and educate our practice members to become active participants in their wellness.
Dr Bibby is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, and provides quality care that you can trust. Offering Invisalign, self-ligating braces for all ages, and jaw growth and expansion appliances for children and adolescents. No referral is needed. Orthodontic screening is recommended for all children 7yrs and up.
PAIGE LENNOX RN, BSN
Patient Advocate/ Healthcare Navigator
The healthcare system is overstretched and truth be told sometimes people fall through the cracks.
Everyone has heard stories of people who get lost in the system.
Have you ever wondered… is there a way to stop this from happening?
That is why CHAI exists.
CHAI stands for Canadian Health Advocates Inc. and represents a national network of Health Advocates.
Health Advocates – also known as Patient Advocates- navigate the healthcare system with patients and caregivers so that people don’t fall through the cracks.
CHAI Advocates are professionals with extensive nursing, paramedicine, social work or medical backgrounds.
Our Advocates have deep experience and expertise in the Canadian healthcare system, so we know and understand its intricate workings.
We know what questions to ask and whom to ask. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to help people navigate an often confusing system.
Every patient deserves to receive the best possible care.
My passion for Advocacy is a direct result of professional and personal experience.
For 25 years I witnessed how patient care is affected by stretched resources and overworked healthcare professionals. I should know. I was one of them.
When my own mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness everything became more obvious. As a result of that experience I realized thousands of canadians experience this every day… and who is there to help them?
Again, this is why CHAI exists.
So specifically how do we help?
It breaks down into practical support, emotional support and empowerment.
Here are a few examples:
- Attending doctors appointments
- Coaching about your current condition, medical jargon, Advance Care Planning
- Support with complicated paperwork- for example CPP Disability Forms
- Helping with Discharge Planning from hospital to home or residential care
Emotional Support can take the form of…
- Reducing patient & caregiver stress
- Making sure the patient is heard
CHAI helps Empower Patients & Caregivers
- For example: supporting patients to advocate for themselves
CHAI also supports your doctors in providing you great care.
Our overstretched healthcare system often leaves doctors short of time and resources.
Hospital capacity in Canada is 125%- that means there are 5 people for every 4 beds in the Canadian healthcare system. And the situation is only going to get worse.
Baby Boomers- the largest cohort in human history peaks in 5 years. So who knows how many people will be needing those 4 beds!
So having a Health Advocates in your corner could make all the difference.
“The Community First Health Co-op operates the Nelson and Area Wellness and Education Centre with volunteers and a volunteer Board of Directors. This Centre houses providers supplying acupuncture and natural health, Chinese medicine, chronic disease support, community services, counseling, educational programs, housing outreach, kinesiology, massage, pre- and post-natal maternity support, pain and addictions management, seniors’ support, social work, and street outreach, together with physician, psychologist, and chiropractic practices.
– lease/rental space available for health/wellness professions and education/community services groups.
– secure inside storage rooms for rent to the public accessible 24/7: email@example.com
– meeting room for rent to the public (20 people, large table, internet) and an open presentation/meeting room to showcase your product available seven days/nights of the week on a per session basis – Madeline 778-919-5946 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to providing rental space for health/wellness related professions, trained health-care volunteers give free support and education for various chronic issues and seniors care such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Brain Injury, Cancer, Friends of Family, Heart and Stroke, Hospice, Kidney, Kidsport, Lung, MS, Nelson Elders, Overeaters Anonymous, Parkinson’s Seniors, and TOPS.(Take Off Pounds Sensibly).”
Our goal is to promote your health, vitality and well-being by supporting your body’s innate healing ability. We help you build the foundation of good health by promoting optimal nutrition, mind-body awareness, and holistic treatment to guide and support your ability to heal.
Uncover the root cause of chronic illness through biochemical testing, and heal natural with diet, lifestyle, and supplement support, specific to your unique self. Chandler is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and specializes in hormone, digestion, immune, and energetic health.
Gabriel’s focus and gift is creating a grounded, supportive space rich in compassion, awareness, safety and humour. He invites clients to slow down while he listens wholeheartedly. His body-centred approach works with the psychophysiology of how trauma presents itself in the body, nervous system, bone and muscle memory. He offers art-making in session for clients wanting to explore the benefits of therapeutic creative expression.
Gabriel works with children, youth, couples, families and individuals. He specializes in facilitating personal growth work with men.
Clinical experience: trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, attachment issues, end of life, depression, stress, PTSD, ADHD, addiction, shame-shifting, men’s issues, rites of passage, dreamwork, the Work That Reconnects, ceremony and process-oriented group facilitation.
Come relax in a cave made of 12,000 pounds of Himalayan Salt!
Downtown Nelson, the cave is a space to relax and breathe. Tiny particles of salt are ground into the air and breathed deep, with many benefits for the respiratory system, sleep, mood, relaxation, inflammation and detox. Treatments offered in the cave include Registered Massage Therapy, Couples Massage, Sound Healing Treatments with tibetan bowls, gong, didjeridoo, reflexology. Or join for a special event in the cave! Shamanic sound journeys with crystal bowls, meditation, drum journeys, yoga, and live music.
Salt Therapy (halotherapy) has health benefits for conditions like asthma, allergies, sinusitis, cold/cough, bronchitis, COPD, Emphysema, cystic fibrosis, eczema, psoraisis, sleep, stress, anxiety, depression, muscle recovery and sports performance.
Touch Massage was established in 2007 by GingerJoy Rivest as a Neuro-Somatic therapeutic bodywork practice. Since then Ginger added to her training with Thai Massage training in Chang Mai Thailand, and by completing the 3 year Registered Massage Therapist certification and licensing for BC in 2012. The purpose of such rigorous training is to provide you with the highest standard of front line health care that can address everything from chronic pain and injury rehabilitation to pure relaxation from daily stress. Her comprehensive training includes deep tissue and light touch approaches. Your session will be designed to suit your body’s needs and experience with massage.
JOHNSON’S LANDING RETREAT is a Holistic Centre dedicated to the development of Body, Mind and Spirit. The Centre is located near the top of beautiful Kootenay Lake. We have been offering quality Workshops and Retreats since we first opened in 1999. Call us Toll Free 1(877)366-4402
You are welcome to join us for Couple’s workshops, Tantra, Painting, Personal Development, Reiki, Yoga, TaiChi, Meditation, Healing, Geodesic Dome building and much more! We also invite people to come just for a personal getaway.
Kokanee Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic, keeping Nelson and the surrounding area moving for over 30 years.
Offering quality care by highly skilled staff in a comfortable setting.
Our goal is to promote healthy active living, treat and prevent injuries and enhance independent living.
Physiotherapy treatments involve a number of different treatment techniques to reduce pain and dysfunction, to promote health, and keep people moving.
Kootenay Athletic Therapy specializes in the complete care of active individuals. Providing one on one injury rehabilitation for acute and chronic conditions and quality exercise coaching in a fun and supportive environment, KOOTENAY ATHLETIC THERAPY is a Hands On Approach to Keeping You Active!
Kootenay Athletic Therapy’s philosophy of care begins with a comprehensive Assessment and Functional Movement Scan for each physically active individual allowing for the design of an effective rehabilitation and reconditioning plan tailored to your desired sport, activity or life passion. Where there is longstanding chronic pain, the rehabilitation and conditioning program will restore function and movement rendering pain & dysfunction a thing of the past. When an injury has occurred, the rehabilitation and conditioning program will promote early healing & protection against further injury allowing for the return to activity without fear of re-injury. Whether you are looking to rehabilitate an existing injury, improve your athletic performance, or simply increase your overall feeling of well-being, Kootenay Athletic Therapy is here to help you achieve your goals.
Nelsons first walk in clinic and only seven day a week medical clinic. Open Weekdays 9-6 Saturdays 9:30-5:00 and Sundays & Holidays 10:00 – 3:00 We are here to offer visitors and local patients prompt medical service.
The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI) is dedicated to the belief that the creative process is healing and life enhancing and that the use of the expressive arts can contribute therapeutically to both individual and community health.
KATI offers a two-year diploma program in art therapy.
Students can take the program in one of two formats: on-campus or blended distance. The curriculum uses a relational model which emphasizes the therapeutic needs of rural communities, the importance of Indigenous approaches to art therapy and research, and the value of maintaining a sense of connection with the natural world.
KATI offers a host of art therapy services throughout the Kootenays through student clinical placements, the local school districts, and partnerships with local service agencies.
Lakeside Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic offers individualized treatment for neck and back pain, orthopaedic conditions, chronic pelvic pain and incontinence, pre-and post natal care, and management of athletic injuries in athletes of all ages. We offer a full line of bracing for tennis elbow, ankles, and ligament or osteoarthitis of the knee.
We are a Medical Cannabis Dispensary providing affordable and highest quality products and services to our patients. Besides medicinal herb, we also offer other holistic treatments like sensory deprivation tank services as well and Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor consultations.
Brittanya is an Alberta RMT (not BC registered) offering deep tissue, relaxation, and hot stone massage in Nelson BC. She also teaches private yoga sessions! Brittanya integrates multiple modalities into her treatments and believes that the body must be relaxed in order to do deep massage work. She primarily uses myofascial release and slow deep work to unwind tension and tightness.
Please note that some plans cover treatments, while many don’t. Please feel free to send a message to find out if your plan covers these massages!
Mountain Waters Spa and Wellness is a multi award-winning spa and wellness centre based in the beautiful city of Nelson, British Columbia. We pride ourselves on being the best in the Kootenay’s. Mountain Waters Spa and Wellness is about more than just service; it’s a place of healing, relaxation and tranquility. We exist to help people escape the turmoil of the outside world and let them experience ‘Relaxation Redefined’. Everything we do here at Mountain Waters Spa and Wellness is about making people feel better inside and out – simply, calmly and effectively. We pride ourselves on setting a high standard of integrity and work within our wellness centre. Our team members have been carefully selected and we believe we have the best in the area.
We have everything from Registered Massage Therapy, Registered Acupuncture, Hair Salon, Facials, Pedicures, Manicures, Waxing and Sugaring, to Yoga and Fitness Classes.
We also have an extensive retail boutique with high quality organic and natural products including Eminence Organic Skin Care, Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup and local products such as Dirty Sisters Soap.
Pharmasave has been helping our customers live well for over 20 years and is the only full service pharmacy in Nelson. Offering departments like Cosmetics and Home Health Care and mobility devices as well as free delivery on prescription medications.
Located at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Santosha Spa is an escape form the hustle and bustle of every day life. It is where therapeutic massage and premium spa services come together on the shores of Kootenay Lake. We invite you to retreat into our cozy atmosphere and enjoy an array of specialized products and services from our skilled professionals. It is our intention to offer quality holistic care as well as beauty treatments for a complete wellness experience. There is free parking and all the amenities that the hotel offers for your convenience.
We offer eye care for the whole family and for all ages. Our exams will not only provide you with a precise measurement of your glasses or contact lens prescription, but also a thorough evaluation of the health of your eyes. Need an updated prescription for glasses or contact lenses? Concerned that you may have cataracts, glaucoma, or other eye diseases? Suffering with eyes that are irritated, dry, or infected? Interested in laser eye surgery? Selkirk Eyecare has you covered. Saturday and Evening appointments available in Nelson.
At Sparkling Life Family Chiropractic we are dedicated to helping our patients reach their health goals. Whether you’re suffering from neck or back pain, migraines, digestion problems, sciatica, allergies, or are looking to improve and maximize your overall health we can help.