Welcome to Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic

Your Multi-Discipline, Sports Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Nanaimo, BC


As per the November 5th, 2020,  directive from the BC Ministry of Health, it is mandatory that masks be worn by all practitioners, staff, patients and visitors in the clinic. This applies to all areas of the clinic, including common areas and break rooms. If you do not have a mask, we can provide you with one.

Masks can have a role in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a mask should be combined with other important preventative measures such as frequent hand washing and physical distancing.   

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


2020-06-21 UPDATE

Now with recent announcements from the premier and Dr. Bonnie Henry, we have been given permission to begin to resume more normal (non-urgent) in-person patient care in a way that continues to promote safe care to patients and continues to prevent the spread of the virus.  

Please note: our office never did close. As essential care providers, our chiropractors continued to treat Urgent/Acute and Essential care patients as per the PHO’s and CCBC’s guidelines. Therefore, we have been safely treating those patients over the past 8 weeks. 

As this new normal is being defined, practitioners will continue to conduct business and attend to physical environments to ensure best infection and prevention control practices stay in place. In addition to our chiropractors, our physiotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists and naturopath are accepting patients.

Please phone to check when your specific practitioner will be working; for as to comply with the gradual resumption of business, we have staggered practitioners hours, days etc. to keep the flow of patients at a more reduced pace. 

As a patient, we ask that you continue to seek up-to-date information and instructions regarding your own assessment for COVID-19. To that end, please visit the BCCDC website for information on Self-Assessment Support and Lab Testing.

Our Health and Rehabilitation Facility

Please note that our Health and Rehabilitation facility is open only for appointments with our kinesiologists. General health club membership remains closed until further notice. Please call 250-390-2003 or email [email protected] for updated information.

Are you looking for treatment for neck pain, back pain, sports injury, or accident rehabilitation? We see clients on a daily basis with a broad range of complaints, stemming from poor posture and lifestyle all the way to recovering from major trauma. Rather than focus on one modality, our clinic believes in a well-rounded approach to preventive medicine and rehabilitation.

Treatment and services we provide:

Chiropractic Care   • PhysiotherapyAcupuncture  • Naturopathic Medicine  • Massage Therapy  • Spinal Decompression  • Active Release Therapy (ART)   • Laser Therapy  • Shockwave Therapy   • Kinesiology  • Reflexology            

Our practitioners are highly experienced, taking inspiration from all of the above methods to curate your individual case. Everybody is different, and our staff takes the time to get to know your specific needs and preferences. The services we provide go above and beyond traditional wellness. Our therapists are not only certified in sports injuries and rehabilitation, but we do sports performance analysis testing, fitness and exercise programs, and total family care. We work with MSP, ICBC, DVA, and WCB plans as well.

Visit Our Nanaimo Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Naturopath, and Massage Therapist for Natural Pain Relief

Woodgrove Pines Clinic guides our patients towards recovery with hands-on-care. We work alongside patients to correctly identify, diagnose, and treat injuries or pain points.  Our Doctors and the rest of the staff genuinely care about your long-term health and well-being! Get in touch with us today, and together we can develop a wellness plan specific to your needs.

If you're a newcomer to our website, feel free to browse around and learn about our practice, uncovering all of the wonders of health, wellness, and chiropractic care. We hope you play the video, designed to help you learn more surrounding the wonders of chiropractic health care. When you've finished browsing, contact us to schedule an appointment! Or click on the Email Us button to ask a question or send feedback.

Contact us today at (250) 390-2003 to get started!


DID YOU KNOW our Health Club offers ICBC ACTIVE REHAB?

Injured in a car accident? Our Kinesiologists can design a rehabilitative program to help you recover from your injuries. In fact, our Kinesiologists can help you with a rehabilitative program for almost any kind of injury, be it sports related or suffering from an accident at home.

Call 250-933-3666 and let us help you recover!

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Call 250-390-2003 to book your appointment today!

Using this revolutionary nutritional support formula, many patients have experienced rapid weight loss without hunger, cravings or sacrificing their health. Come and let our doctors assess your current situation to determine if the ChiroThin supervised weight loss program is right for you.

Please Welcome Dr. Marino Best, Chiropractor to our Clinic!


Dr. Marino Best was born and raised in Nanaimo, BC where he spent the majority of his years playing lacrosse for the Nanaimo Timbermen. He finished his box lacrosse career after graduating from Junior A lacrosse and then switched over to field lacrosse, which he played for 4 years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on a lacrosse scholarship.

Read more about Dr. Marino HERE!

Please Welcome Dr. Clare Lindon, Chiropractor to our Clinic!


Dr. Clare Lindon obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Read more about Dr. Lindon HERE!

Meet the Practitioners

Learn About Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Stacey Scott
    *Board Certified in Sports Injury and Rehabilitation
    Doctor of Chiropractic
    Dr. Stacey Scott is a chiropractor and owner of a very successful private practice, which she founded in 1994 in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Dr. Scott graduated with both academic and clinical honours. Upon graduation she continued to study kinesiology, psychology, nutrition and sports nutrition. She also completed part one and part two of the American Team Physicians course. In 1996 she received her fellowship in Sports Injury and Rehabilitation*. This four year program deems her a sports specialist by the Canadian Chiropractic Association. In 2004 Dr. Scott became a certified provider of Active Release Therapy (A.R.T.).
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  • Dr.
    Derek Brown
    Doctor of Chiropractic
    Dr. Derek Brown was born and raised in Nanaimo British Columbia where he participated in a wide range of youth sports including soccer, baseball, tennis, and hockey. His hockey career culminated with 3-years as starting goaltender for the Oceanside Generals Jr. B Hockey Club. Dr. Brown went on to spend 5-years studying Kinesiology between Vancouver Island University and the University of Victoria, and a further 4 years earning his Doctor of Chiropractic designation from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
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  • Dr.
    Ben Clark
    BPhED, D.C.,CSCS®*
    Doctor of Chiropractic
    Dr. Ben Clark was raised in the northern interior town of Prince George, British Columbia. As a kid you would have found him participating in sports such as youth hockey, soccer, and wrestling or in the mountains snowboarding.
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  • Dr.
    Stacey Neilson
    B.Sc, N.D.
    Naturopathic Physician

    Dr. Stacey Neilson holds a Double Advanced Major in Biology & Neuroscience from Dalhousie University; as well, a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Neilson is certified in IV Therapy and Chelation Therapy, advanced injection therapies including Prolotherapy and PRP, Neural Therapy, Perineural Therapy and holds prescriptive authority in the province of BC.  She has additional education and training in Naturopathic Supportive Cancer Care, and she is certified in Acupuncture.

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  • Dag Ronhovde
    M.C.S.P. M.C.P.A.
    Dag was born in Bergen, Norway. He studied Physiotherapy in Aberdeen, Scotland, graduated in 1990 and became a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Dag has acquired extensive experience in sports injuries, orthopaedic rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation as well as manual therapy of the spine and extremities using various manual techniques.
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  • Cameal Sinclair
    PT, MScPT, Hkin
    Cameal graduated from the University of Toronto in 2009, where she received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy after completing an Honours Kinesiology Degree from McMaster University. She recently completed the Case Management certificate program from McMaster University that focused on coordinating client-centered care within health and social services.
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  • Mike Joyce
    Registered Massage Therapist
    Mike Joyce is a graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy (August 2014) in Victoria BC. Following graduation Mike moved to Parksville, BC at the beginning of 2015 after living in Victoria for the previous twelve years.
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  • Tom Kerswell
    Registered Massage Therapist
    Tom graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2016. He has been an avid rugby player for 12 years playing at top club level in BC. His experience in athletics went a long way in his understanding of the body, movement, and injury. He understands how posture and bio-mechanics can affect aches & pains, and their relation to pathology.

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  • Tammy Chater
    Registered Acupunturist
    Tammy Chater is a graduate of the four year program at The Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria. Tammy is a licensed member of the self-regulatory body, the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of B.C. She will be pleased to outline the most effective treatment to help you meet your needs.
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  • Cameron Wallace
    Registered Acupunturist
    Cameron Wallace is a registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists of British Columbia. He graduated from Reeves college in Edmonton AB, then transferred his registration back home to BC.
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  • Maria Taronga
    BHK, Health & Exercise Sciences, C.S.E.P. C.P.T.; F.M.S.
    Practicing Kinesiologist
    Marie received her Bachelor of Human Kinetics majoring in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of British Columbia- Okanagan. During her undergrad experience, she had a keen interest in the clinical and research areas of her curriculum. Working along side members of the Centre for Heart, Lung, & Vascular Health, Marie analyzed how cardiovascular and pulmonary systems can be manipulated to optimally improve health in COPD patients.
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  • Alison Courtney
    BS Kin, BCAK Kinesiologist

    Alison completed her degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS.  It was at school when her interest in Stroke Rehabilitation first developed through a volunteer opportunity at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre.  Since university, she has continued to pursue this interest by working with the March of Dimes program as well as completing a Stroke Rehabilitation Course.

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  • Dr.
    Marino Best

    Dr. Marino Best was born and raised in Nanaimo, BC where he spent the majority of his years playing lacrosse for the Nanaimo Timbermen. He finished his box lacrosse career after graduating from Junior A lacrosse and then switched over to field lacrosse, which he played for 4 years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on a lacrosse scholarship. 

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  • Dr.
    Clare Lindon

    Dr. Clare Lindon obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She was the recipient of several awards upon graduation, including the CMCC President’s Award and the Board of Governors’ Chair Award. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. Intending to pursue a career in healthcare from a young age, Dr. Lindon chose to follow a path towards chiropractic after falling in love with the profession’s ability to connect with patients and to involve them in optimizing their health.

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  • Krista Boldt
    Foot Care Nurse
    LPN - Licenced Practical Nurse

    Krista is a 2015 graduate of the Licensed Practical Nursing program at Vancouver Island University. Krista spent some time working as an LPN in a long-term care facility but after growing her family, made the decision to further her education and build her own foot care practice. Krista completed the Advanced Footcare for Nurses training through Camosun College in 2017. She has since been building her foot care practice and is excited to be a part of the Woodgrove Pines team!

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  • D.C.
    Robert P. Gagnon
    Doctor of Chiropractic

    Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College; My clinical focus is general practice with over 40 years of clinical experience. I have always been committed to remaining current in education, research, technology, and practice advancements.

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  • ​Lorraine Bruce
    R.M.T. (Registered Massage Therapist)

    Lorraine Bruce graduated from the West Coast College of Massage therapy in Vancouver, B.C. in 1985, Vancouver's first accredited college in BC for massage therapy. Lorraine's interest in becoming a massage therapist occurred after receiving personal treatment herself. She knew immediately she was destined to relieve pain and help others! Lorraine's specialty is relaxation massage.

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  • ​Lise Rivard
    R.C.R.T (Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist)

    Lise became a Foot Reflexologist in 2006. Patient feedback was so positive Lise was inspired to pursue further study in Hand Reflexology in 2008 and Ear Reflexology in 2010. Lise Rivard is a truly gifted practitioner who has now added ScalarWave Laser to her practice. The combination of Reflexology and ScalarWave Laser enhances the healing potential and pain relief making her treatments a memorable experience.

  • ​Bob Baumann
    BScPT, CAFCI, CMTPT Physiotherapist

    Bob was born and raised in Regina Saskatchewan and he graduated with honors from the University of Saskatchewan in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. With over three decades of clinical experience in private practice and in multi-disciplinary outpatient rehab settings, he enjoys working with a wide range of physical conditions and with patients of all ages. 

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "The staff are exemplary and amazing. You feel that you are part of the family. I have been in laser therapy for quite some time and feel like it’s improving and hopefully, completely gone. Dr. Ben (Clark) really assesses the patient, not like a bim bam boom thing. He really examines the patient and analyzes the best treatment for the patient. Staff are approachable and not intimidating. If I had known of the clinic a few years ago I would have definitely come here for treatment. What amazes me the most are the staff; they really feel you, what you are going through when it comes to pain. I would definitely recommend this amazing clinic!"
    Edward M.
  • "I’d like to share my amazing experience with Chirothin weight loss program. I am 60 years old and stand 5’6” tall. I began the chirothin program on May 15, 2018 (Size 16), weighing 217lbs. As of September 25, 2018, I am down to a size 8, weighing 159lbs --- that’s 58 lbs! Due to an accident (being struck while walking), and a thyroid condition, my extra weight made me feel embarrassed and depressed, along with having low energy. I became increasingly anti-social. But once I chose to embark on a lifestyle change, Marion at Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic helped me begin with their chirothin weight loss program. My journey back to health, strength and being whole again was underway. And now, 58 lbs later, I can honestly say that you should never give up! No matter what! With determination and work you can achieve your goals too! Call the clinic and ask for your free chirothin assessment with Marion. It might change your life! It has certainly changed mine."
    Lorna P.
  • "A note of thanks (for Mike). Nice (massage therapy) session... indeed drank lots of water. You really blasted things….BUT….no ill effects. Much appreciated. Been on “a table” a “few times” over the years…..and with experience, I can say you are a TRUE PROFESSIONAL at what you do !!!"
    Ron L.
  • "This year I have received several treatments from chiropractic, physiotherapy, rehab, and naturopathic care. Thank you so much for all the professional care. The clinic has a fantastic team working together to make sure all your medical healing needs are me. Greta job everyone, I love seeing the clinic growing in success as these types of services are needed, as it seems people will not slow down and learn to drive properly. I am very interested in the new gym downstairs and love the fact that it is 24 hours. Thank again for all the great service and care. P.S. The vitamins are great quality and a nice touch to be able to buy here."
    Doug B.
  • "I first went to the clinic to see Mark Erickson – As I walked through the door I was greeted by a very happy bunch of gals at the front desk, even when they take your money, they are still happy. My first time with Mark was awesome. I have had lower back troubles all my life. Mark is now known to me as miracle Mark. He said I should have decompression which I had 4 times. To the gal’s in the (rack room) good sense of “ha ha” and answered all my questions as they pulled the tie down straps as hard as they can with a big smile on their faces. Mark told me I should get orthotics for my feet. Went to Harris orthotics at the clinic again an awesome experience. Mark said I should have deep muscle massage, so I went to Maria Kirkbride (Ouch) but it works and results have been again, awesome. Who ever set this clinic up gets a big pat on the back from me! I have never had such a good experience in my life from such a happy crew. Thank you."
    Andrew P.
  • "Dr. Brown has been my chiropractor for more than 5 years, for firm intense shoulder pain to spine, he always manages to find relief; if not immediately, he won’t stop until it’s 100% cured. I have referred a lot of my friends and bosses to Derek Brown because I trust him."
    Christina M.
  • "After much hounding and nagging from my loved ones, customers, and coworkers – I decided to give Woodgrove Pines a try. 1st visit to book my appointment was the biggest challenge (I guess you can say I procrastinate when it comes to taking care of myself). 2nd visit, Dag (Ronhovde – Physio) gave me tools to be a stronger, better me. I’ll be back, teaching client’s how to better manage and use what our moms gave us – How can one deny such an offer? Thank you for giving me tools to live the best me."
    Joanne S.
  • "Friendly, professional and helpful staff at reception. All staff willingly answer questions and deal with concerns in a knowledgeable, supportive manner. Cameal (Sinclair – Physio) has a beautiful way of making patients feel comfortable and at ease. She explains what she is doing and why and addresses each concern/question thoroughly. Mike (Joyce-RMT) efficiently responds to my concerns and provides suggestions to help on my recovery."
    Terrill M.
  • "I have seen Dr. Gisella Ramon Brown and Dr. Mark Erickson and they have both been amazing in treating my back, neck, and fibula. I only need to see them occasionally now for maintenance. They are amazing and gifted at how they can manipulate the body and make it better."
    Sarah S.
  • "The staff are warm, friendly and very customer-service focused. Tammy, my acupuncturist is excellent, both in her acupuncture knowledge and training, and in her warm, caring attitude."
    Christine B.
  • "Whenever I “tweak” my back Dr. Ramon-Brown is on my quick dial! Great service."
    Jillian M.
  • "Gisella’s (Ramon-Brown - Chiropractor) work and advice are exemplary! Through my many (3-4 years) of trusting her to treat and advise me I have found relief for extreme long term (before coming) shoulder pain from tears. The light laser treatment she recommended has helped with healing after a wrist breakage and shoulder condition! Staff is always sweet and personable."
    Ruth C.
  • "I love that Woodgrove Pines offers a wide range of care options – I regularly see a chiropractor, RMT and acupuncturist, and the ability to do it all in one place is fantastic. It makes getting to know my “team” so much easier, not to mention how much less complicated scheduling is! They’ve supported me through various athletic goals, injury recovery and pregnancy. I am thrilled with the service I receive on a (super) regular basis and would recommend Woodgrove Pines to anyone looking to enhance their health."
    Megan L.
  • "Meghan Reid has been solely responsible for fixing my severe Achilles tendonitis. I suffered for 2 years despite other forms of treatment but am now pain free. Thanks Meghan."
    Mark L.
  • "I would like to thank Mark (Erickson) and Mike (Joyce). Over the past few years I have struggled with back pain and a knee injury due to my active life style. Mark has gone above and beyond, he was able to recommend the treatment I needed along with chiro to get me where I am today. It’s more than just a business or job for Mark, he treats you like a close friend which is very comforting."
    Andrew F
  • "Staff was amazing, this is going to be my fourth chiro/laser. I feel a lot better. My leg is starting to be normal again as I had a brutal tailbone injury. I am more comfortable sitting/standing. My injury is getting better daily. My mom referred me, as my father and herself both see Dr. Erickson too."
    Jessica S.
  • "I have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Stacey Scott. She not only listens to you…but gets results…unlike others in her field if you tell her it hurts she approaches from another angle… I especially am getting results from the combination of chiropractic and laser therapy. Thank you."
    Wendy B.
  • "Over the years this is the best chiropractic treatment I have had. It keeps me mobile. The staff are so nice and it is a pleasant experience to be here."
    Ramona C. - Nanaimo BC,


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