Meet the Chiropractors


Dr. Linda Drake, D.C.

Chiropractor, Homeopathic PhysicianNorth Vancouver wellness centre

From a very young age, I knew I wanted to be in the health field. My Mom was disabled as a teenager; however, she never let it stop her from doing what she wanted to do – curling, tennis and hiking – even though it resulted in some degree of pain. Her life demonstrated that disabilities can be overcome with strength and humour and I have taken her example to heart.

I chose chiropractic as a profession as it is both a science and an art, which has allowed me to utilize both my intellect and my creative side.

I graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1983, opening a practice both in North Vancouver with Dr. Russ Manson and my own practice in Whistler which I ran from 1983-1988. Long hours and the stress of commuting took its toll on my hands and I decided to take a well deserved rest. Dr. James Leigh took over my practice at this time and "while resting," nature took its course and our first child, Riva was born. One year later, I sold my practice to Dr. Leigh and continued to work from home and in due course, Alia, our second daughter was born to complete our family. I continued with my studies in Applied Kinesiology, Body Integration, and Cranial Osteopathy as well as attaining my 4 year Homeopathic Diploma, studying with Murray Feldman and another 2 year certificate with Louis Klein. I am eternally grateful for my homeopathic knowledge and especially for the gift of "listening."

In early 2001, I went back to work with Dr. James Leigh and was instrumental in developing the North Shore Wellness Center, which most of the North Shore community identifies me with. However, Dr. Leigh sold his practice and moved to Victoria in the summer of 2004, and this changed the direction that NSWC was heading. This precipitated this very recent change to the "Foundation for Integrated Health," a new concept clinic based on the work of Dr. John Brimhall, of Mesa, Arizona. In Feb, 2005, I took the opportunity to certify in this work and was the first to do so in BC.

Each human being heals themselves by first increasing their level of conscious awareness, and then acting on this knowledge. My vision has always been to create an integrated health clinic that recognizes the healing potential of each individual, and to gather a group of the most skilled alternative healers available to marshal this deep healing ability. Using the best of what "science" has to offer, and marrying this with new ideas and new technologies especially in the field of "energy medicine", I believe that we have accomplished much towards this goal. I will continue to push the frontiers of the "new medicine" that I believe is the medicine of the future.

We all welcome you to the clinic, if you are new here, and welcome you back if you haven't seen me for a while. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your "journey".

Linda


Dr. Paul Diwana, D.C. North Vancouver wellness centre

Chiropractor


I was born in Saskatchewan, and as I grew up, my family moved west to British Columbia. I completed my B.Sc. in Biology from University of British Columbia. After graduation I had a decision to make for my line of further studies. I always wanted to help people and care for them, therefore choosing the field of health care was easy, and I found out quickly that Chiropractic agreed best with my philosophy of healthcare.

Chiropractors are health care providers who treat patients without drugs or surgery and help the community maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. The body has an innate ability to heal itself provided that there is no interference with the nervous system. Chiropractic naturally removes that interference allowing the body to function at its optimal potential.

I attended Life West Chiropractic College in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, and completed my Doctor of Chiropractic Degree with the highest distinction, Summa-Cum-Laude. I was also honoured with a place on The National Dean's List.

I worked for 6 years as an Associate Doctor of Chiropractic in Washington State. I gained valuable experience of providing Chiropractic care and saw the healing power of the body naturally, without drugs or surgery. My post graduate technique training includes Activator Methods Advanced Proficiency and Brimhall's Wellness techniques (percussor, cold laser and adjustor).

Finally the pull of the home brought me back to BC and I am thrilled to be here. With me I have brought the experience of providing care from infants to the elderly as well as helping the patients recover from work and auto injuries.

I am excited to be a part of the energetic and motivated team here at the Foundation for Integrated Health.


Dr. Aleem Remtulla, D.C. Headshot

Chiropractor


I was born and raised in North Vancouver and grew up playing and loving many sports, especially hockey. This interest in sports always pushed me to become a more improved athlete through conditioning and rehabilitation to keep my body in optimal condition.

With my educational interests mainly in science, I moved up North to Prince George, BC to obtain my Bachelors of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). While studying at UNBC, I continued to participate in many sports such as hockey, volleyball, badminton, squash, and tennis, which I still actively partake in today. This reserved my interest in the science of the human body. As a focused student I began to think about my future prospects; however, was still unsure as to which occupation could combine my passion for overall health and wellness.

In 2008, my final year and semester at UNBC, I participated in an exchange program in Sweden and immediately after this time I backpacked through Europe with a friend. On my journey through parts of Europe, I saw many different health clinics which were directed more towards a hands-on approach rather than a medicinal approach. This proved to be the go-to form of health care in those regions. Here is where I decided that this was the form of care that I wanted to be a part of.

After returning home, I graduated from UNBC and immediately began researching the field of Chiropractics. I started by volunteering at clinics and applied to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto (CMCC).

After graduating from CMCC in June 2014, I am very happy to be back in North Vancouver where my family lives and where I always wanted to establish myself. As a Chiropractor, I am thoroughly excited to continue learning and putting my knowledge to use in helping patients obtain the optimal health that each individual deserves.

I am grateful to be a part of the Foundation for Integrated Health team and look forward to helping you reach your personal health goals, whether it is due to pain, injuries, sports related recovery and conditioning, or overall functionality.

Aleem