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Hi there and welcome to Back to Basics. I am very excited to be able to contribute a regular column for Castanet.net. This space will be dedicated to health related topics with a particular emphasis on physical health, function and fitness. We will also dabble some into nutrition, especially as it relates to how it affects your health and disease risk.

As my bio states, I am a Chiropractor and Certified Exercise Physiologist® (csep.ca) in Kelowna. I have been living here for about three years now, with my wife and our one-year-old boy. Life sure gets hectic with work, family and still trying to find time to be active and take care of the only body you have. I grew up in Edmonton playing hockey, soccer, and skiing as a kid. These days my recreational activities centre on getting ready to do some triathlons this summer. I have been a runner and cyclist for years but incorporating the swim aspect of it has been humbling to say the least!

In my Chiropractic practice, I consider myself to be what is known as an evidence-based practitioner. I tend to really focus on musculoskeletal conditions of the body. My approach in practice is to help people in pain get better, and also teach them how to keep themselves healthy. The human body loves to move and needs motion to be healthy. The most important part in accomplishing this is to find how a person is moving poorly, and help them correct that so they are able to prevent future injuries and pain. It is a stripped-down approach to chiropractic and rehabilitation, however it is also very functional. I work to establish normal basic movements with my patients and also help them with sound, and simple lifestyle advice, hence the name of this column.

My articles will follow the same principles. I will focus on topics of interest to patients and current health trends. Since I am a health practitioner, I spend a lot of my time reviewing current research and I will share any interesting facts. I hope you enjoy what you discover here.

Feel free to submit any questions or comments to [email protected].

Thanks and have a healthy day!

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About the Author

Dr. Nimchuk graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic and has been practicing in Kelowna since 2008.  Dr. Nimchuk is one of a few full body certified Active Release Technique practitioners in the Okanagan Valley. It has become known as a very effective treatment for muscle and nerve in athletics with almost every professional sports team in North America retaining the services of an ART certified Chiropractor. Dr. Nimchuk has worked with athletes ranging from weekend warriors to Olympic champions and brings the same philosophy and treatment approach to every patient.

Dr. Nimchuk has recently opened Momentum Health, a new interdisciplinary health centre in downtown Kelowna.  The centre offers chiropractic, registered massage therapy and exercise therapy. 

In addition to being a chiropractor, Dr. Nimchuk is also registered as a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, which is the highest level of professional fitness certification available in Canada.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Nimchuk works with both the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Border Services Agency as a consultant to assist recruits and members reach and maintain the required health and fitness for their work. Dr. Nimchuk also a frequent speaker to business organizations and community groups on topics such as injury prevention, ergonomics and workplace health.

Please visit our website at www.momentumkelowna.com or call us at 778-484-6070.

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