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Dr. David Bzdel

Dr. David Bzdel, DC

I spent my time growing up between small town Saskatchewan and the Fraser Valley in BC. Hockey was a big part of life and a big part of becoming a chiropractor. Experiencing the benefit of Chiropractic while playing Junior A and University Hockey was pivotal in deciding on a healing profession that was focused on health, injury prevention and performance.

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to take over the existing practice of long time Kootenay Chiropractor, Dr Margaret Salmon in 2011. Previously practicing in the Fraser Valley, it was exciting to move my family to Castlegar and experience the amazing lifestyle of the West Kootenays. This area was always a consideration after a decade of travel that included obtaining my chiropractic degree at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and practicing in New Zealand, Ireland, and the UK. My wife Lisa, and son, David ‚ÄėTiger‚Äô Jr. cannot imagine living in any other place.

I employ a variety of techniques in my practice including manual and activator instrument adjustments, myofascial active release as well as rehabilitative exercises and lifestyle advice. I am one of only a few certified chiropractic wellness practitioners in Canada, allowing me a greater understanding of lifestyle related conditions and how to best treat them with chiropractic, diet, exercise and emotional wellness. Also pediatric care is a big part of my practice and it is where I have a special interest having invested considerable time and education at the post graduate level.

 

Dr. Tyler Phillipson

Dr. Tyler Phillipson, BA, DC 

Dr. Tyler Phillipson is excited to bring his passion and knowledge of chiropractic care to Castlegar and Kootenay Integrated Health. Dr. Phillipson is originally from North Bay, Ontario and has experience working with a wide range of patients including high level athletes. His experience with sports athletic treatment stems from his time spent as a varsity volleyball player. 

Dr. Phillipson applies both manual and instrument assisted adjustments to help increase the body’s natural range of motion. In addition, deep tissue massage and rehab techniques are applied to help the body heal and restore pain-free movements. Dr. Phillipson has certifications in sports science, whole foods nutrition, and CrossFit Trainer Level 1 which he applies to his practice to assist in the ultimate goal of getting his patients pain-free and back to participating in the activities they enjoy.