DID YOU KNOW We Provide Active Rehab Services to People Insured by ICBC?

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 250-390-2003 and let us help you recover!


Welcome to Woodgrove Pines
Wellness Clinic

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


2022-03-11 UPDATE

As per the Province of BC, wearing of masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. However, if you wish any of our practitioners or staff to wear a mask during your visit, please ask them to do so. We will willingly respect your level of comfort. 

Wearing a mask is a personal choice. Masks are encouraged on public transit and BC Ferries, but not required.  Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises. It’s important that we respect the choices of people, businesses and one another.

Notice to Patients - Covid-19
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   • Physiotherapy • Acupuncture  • 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 provide treatment to people insured by 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.

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    Please Welcome Jason Clare, Kinesiologist to our Clinic!

    Jason has lived in Nanaimo his entire life. He began his athletic career in track and field at a very early age with the Nanaimo track and field club. However, being a young athlete in high level sport led to an influx of injuries and a lot of time working with many rehab specialists, which sparked his interest in the field of health care.

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    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.

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    Please Welcome Lauren Healey, Massage Therapist

    Lauren's background as a healthcare practitioner began in Manchester, England where she graduated from the University of Salford in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Complementary and Holistic therapies, which included Reflexology and Aromatherapy massage. She then moved to Canada in 2011 continuing her passion in the health and well-being of others by graduating as a Registered Massage Therapist. 

What our patients say
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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

    - Edward M. Show More
  • 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 emb

    - Lorna P. Show More
  • 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 th

    - Doug B. Show More
  • 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 l

    - Joanne S. Show More
  • 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. Show More
  • 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.
  • 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

    - Megan L. Show More
  • 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 Show More
  • 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. Show More
  • 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,

Meet the Practitioners

Learn About Who We Are

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    Dr. Robert P. Gagnon
    Doctor of Chiropractic

    I quote Thomas Edison who said, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will instruct his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease”. The human body has the innate and extraordinary capacity to remain healthy or regain health if it is compromised, but it takes the patient’s ongoing commitment to a healthy lifestyle which includes diet, exercise, rest and proper mental attitude.

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    ​Lise Rivard R.C.R.T.
    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.

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    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 D.C.
    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 D.C. BPhED, 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.

  • Dag-Ronhovde
    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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    Mike Joyce R.M.T.
    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 R.M.T.
    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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    Cameron Wallace R.Ac.
    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
    Practicing 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 D.C.
    Doctor of Chiropractic

    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 D.C.
    Doctor of Chiropractic

    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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    ​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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    ​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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    Jason Clare Bachelor in Kinesiology and Health Science (Honours)
    Practicing Kinesiologist

    Bachelor in Kinesiology and Health science (Honours)Practicing Kinesiologist with BCAK Certified Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) Level 1

    Please welcome Kinesiologist Jason Clare to our team of health care professionals! Jason completed his degree in Toronto at York University with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and Health Science (with Honours). Taking a huge interest in muscle physiology as his specialization, Jason has been a volunteer jumps coach for the track community in Nanaimo for many years. To that end, he hopes to apply the similarities of functional movement in sport to everyday life.

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    Lauren Healey
    Registered Massage Therapist

    Lauren's background as a healthcare practitioner began in Manchester, England where she graduated from the University of Salford in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Complementary and Holistic therapies, which included Reflexology and Aromatherapy massage. She then moved to Canada in 2011 continuing her passion in the health and well-being of others by graduating as a Registered Massage Therapist

Office Hours

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Primary Office

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