Dr. Marcy Kimpton, DC
Dr. Alex Sattar, DC
Dr. Claude Weichel, DC
What Chiropractors Do
BC’s chiropractors are musculoskeletal (MSK) experts, providing the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and preventative care of biomechanical disorders originating from the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems.
How Chiropractors Do It
BC’s Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) adopt evidence-informed practice principles to guide decision making by integrating their clinical expertise, patient’s preferences and the best available scientific evidence.
Who Chiropractors Work With
BC’s chiropractors are here for people with persistent back and neck pain, headaches and strains and sprains among other MSK conditions. Chiropractic is designed to relieve pain, restore function and prevent reoccurrence.
When Should You See A Chiropractor?
The best time to see your chiropractor is immediately after you suffer an injury or within two days of feeling the pain associated with the trauma. If you find that aches are limiting you from sleeping well, sitting or walking, we recommend that you see your chiropractor as soon as possible.
You never need a referral to see a chiropractor. The earlier you see your chiropractor, the greater chance there is for a full recovery. Sometimes, small problems can escalate into big medical challenges that can significantly impact your life.
Chiropractors are primary contact providers and can support your recovery from start to finish. Patients who suffer for a long time without chiropractic care may wish to seek out a second opinion from a chiropractic doctor if their current medical treatments are not effective.
Many patients get to know their bodies and can sense the need for a visit to maintain optimal spinal health. They may feel like something is “off”, unbalanced or tight in their posture and seek out treatment to correct it.
DR. MARCY KIMPTON
Dr. Marcy Kimpton, DC
Dr. Marcy Kimpton was raised in Calgary, Alberta where she obtained her Bachelor of Science at the University of Calgary. Early on as a grade school student she decided that being a Chiropractor was her calling; Dr. Kimpton obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic in Southern California. She has been receiving Chiropractic care since childhood and continues to go regularly to promote her own good health.
Dr. Marcy focuses on the assessment and correction of your spinal alignment. In particular, she looks at the relationship between the structural components of your spine and the function of your nervous system. Central to the care you receive is the adjustment. The Chiropractic adjustment can be delivered manually or by an adjusting instrument. This will depend on your needs and preferences and the results of the assessment of your spine. Dr. Marcy uses a gentle approach to ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed during the appointment and values open communication from her patients. This approach allows her to address the unique needs of pregnant women, newborns, children and seniors. She utilizes a variety of chiropractic techniques to provide you with a customized experience. This includes KST using the arthrostim adjusting instrument, gentle manual adjusting and patient education on maintaining optimal alignment between visits. Dr. Marcy is Webster certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
When she isn't providing chiropractic care for her patients Dr. Marcy enjoys a variety of activities. She spends her free time trail running, cycling, hiking and rock climbing with her friends and family. Also, she is always on the lookout for new plant-based recipes to try.
Dr. Marcy is Webster certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
DR. ALEX SATTAR
Dr. Alex Sattar, DC
I was raised in Abbotsford since moving from the Philippines when I was 6 years old. I am proud to call this community home after all these years.
Sports has been a big part of my life and I wanted to continue with that connection with sports as I got older. I have played football for almost 21 years and counting. Ranging from high school to the Canadian Junior Football League to now touch football on weekends. I also play tennis and have recently picked cycling as a new hobby. Having been in sports for so many years I have met a lot of Chiropractors. That is why I made the decision to become a Chiropractor.
I graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with my Bachelor of Kinesiology and then went to the University of Western States in Portland where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science as well as my Doctor of Chiropractic.
As a chiropractor I look at the body as a whole. We have always been told that everything is connected, and that statement definitely is true. I work a lot of the soft tissues the move our body as well as adjusting the many bones that hold our body together. I use many techniques to work on soft tissues such as Cupping, Pin and stretching, and massage. I can adjust the spine or other parts of the body manually or mobilize the joints depending on patient preference.
DR. CLAUDE WEICHEL
Dr. Claude Weichel, DC
I have been a chiropractor for over 30 years. I attended Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. I have practiced chiropractic in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and BC. I practiced as an associate in several multidisciplinary clinics, done many locums and have owned two clinics.
I owned the Canmore Chiropractic Clinic from 1992-1998. I now live in Vernon and own Monashee Chiropractic in Sicamous, which is open part-time on Fridays.
I have a diverse set of skills, both in techniques and patient management. I utilize motion palpation assessment, diversified and drop table adjustment, myofascial release, PNF stretching, and specific exercise counselling. I am very active; I do skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, mountain biking, and swimming in the lakes.
Chiropractors are extensively educated in the prevention, assessment, diagnosis and management of spine, muscle and nervous system (also known as musculoskeletal or MSK) conditions. They recommend a course of treatment to help relieve pain and improve function without surgery or pharmaceuticals such as manipulation, soft tissue therapy, exercise, modalities (ultrasound, laser, etc.), rehabilitation, and patient education.
Chiropractors are also trained to provide nutritional counselling, as well as recommend injury prevention strategies.
Specific training in spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) allows chiropractors to provide adjustments using highly-skilled and precise movements to the vertebrae of the spine, correcting joint motion to restore proper movement and improve function.