Dr. Terry Dyck, D.C.
Dr. Terrance Dyck graduated in 1981 from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, following which he established his practice in Nanaimo. He moved his practice to FORM Health Clinic Inc. in August of 2010, where he enjoys the great team approach to helping his patients with the other practitioners. He enjoys treating whole families and is especially interested in the treatment of sports injuries, having spent many years skiing, playing hockey, playing squash, mountain biking and enjoying many other sports.
Terry has taken the American team physician course, is full body certified in Active Release Technique® and uses many different techniques to benefit the care of patients. He has been a team chiropractor for a Junior-A hockey team, a college hockey team, was on ski patrol for five years and was the chairmen of the Community Policing Advisory Committee in Nanaimo for almost four years. Dr. Dyck is active in many sports and currently is the Nanaimo Clippers hockey team chiropractor. He has written a patent and worked on trademarks and copyrights for several health care related products he is developing.
Margot Davey, Registered Acupuncturist
Margot graduated from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a Masters Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a Registered Acupuncturist in BC. Post graduate training in meridian based acupuncture specific for pain, as well as more traditional approaches for internal conditions, make her approach broad reaching.
Rehabilitation from acute or chronic injuries or illness is achieved by re-educating the central nervous system with the placement of very thin needles at specific points to remove blockages from affected areas, relax muscles and rebalance the body.
Margot has owned her own clinic in Sidney, BC for many years and is proud to be a part of FORM Health Clinic Inc. Acupuncture is an integrated approach to health and health care and encompasses the dimensions of body, mind and spirit and is delivered at FORM Health Clinic Inc. in a setting of compassion and competence.
Chris Bock, RMT
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Chris graduated from the 3000 hour program at the Victoria West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2011. Chris has spent most of his life in Nanaimo and is excited to return and work with his new clients.
Chris has treated everyone from athletes to seniors and has the ability to modify pressure and techniques based on each individual's condition and preference. Most treatments involve deep tissue massage, myofascial release and Swedish massage techniques. This also includes some form of passive or active movement.
Chris believes in an active and balanced lifestyle, following his weight loss journey. He enjoys triathlon, weight training and general fitness. He also enjoys spending time exploring everything the island has to offer.
Lora Carolsfeld, RMT
A graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Lora uses her broad knowledge of the human body to empower clients in reaching their health goals. Lora brings with her a strong background in sciences (attaining the Dean's Honour List at Vancouver Island University) and a lifelong passion focused on understanding the human body. Using various techniques customized for every individual, Lora strives to improve the function, alignment and general well-being of those she works with. Lora's caring nature and education enable clients to reach optimum health.
Lora is also an accomplished athlete, winning Atom "Female of the Year" award for canoe and kayak racing, and is a core member of Island Top Team, where she trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When Lora is not training on the mats, she can be found volunteering in the community, biking or kayaking around the island.
Alyssa Dykema, RMT
Alyssa's passion for Massage Therapy was sparked at a young age due to her interest in living an active and healthy lifestyle. Growing up a competitive swimmer and now following a more general approach, exercise has always been a part of her life. This athletic background and her training allows Alyssa a deeper understanding of our bodies. Through this, she can provide a more individualized treatment based on patient needs.
Alyssa attended the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria.
Throughout the program Alyssa worked with many members of the public, ranging from young to old, high level athletes, weekend warriors and cases with special needs.
Post graduation, Alyssa worked at Bear Mountain as a spa practitioner. The skills she developed at the spa allow her to bring increased relaxation to her treatments.
Alyssa understands the importance of a physical health routine, and is a strong believer that massage therapy plays an integral role in our health care.
Preferred areas of practice include: Deep tissue/sports massage, pregnancy and infant massage, joint mobilizations, post mastectomy treatment, myofascial release, exercise prescription and management.
Alyssa likes to spend her free time with her family and friends, working out at the gym and exploring Vancouver Island.
Karin Jacobson, BASc, RMT
Karin uses a combination of subtle and deeper techniques, based on the patient's needs, to re-balance the body, correct posture, restore soft tissue function and relieve pain.
In addition to Swedish massage, Karin uses the following techniques:
Karin enjoys providing maternity and infant massage for the health and well-being of both the mother and child.
Karin completed 3400 hours of training at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy (Vernon), graduating at the top of her class in 2006. Prior to joining FORM Health Clinic Inc., Karin spent over five years treating patients at a clinic in North Nanaimo.
Prior to studying massage therapy, Karin earned her degree as a Chemical Engineer and worked in that capacity for 16 years. Karin has also worked as a sea kayaking guide, first aid instructor and served as a part-time firefighter and ski patroller. Additionally, she has experience in yoga, martial arts, running and cycling, and delights in the year-round gardening made possible by Nanaimo's mild climate.
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