875 Seymour Street in Downtown Kamloops
L to R: Baylei DePaulo RMT, Dr. Alison Beach ND, Trevor Milne RMT, Amanda Kokesch RMT, Dr. Shane Gathercole DC, Dana, Jaclyn
Dr. Alison Beach, Naturopathic Physician of Thompson Valley Naturopathic Clinic located within Gathercole Chiropractic & Massage
You don't have to live in chronic pain
Reception
Stretching & Rehab Suite
Get your spine checked today!
Foot Orthotic Therapy & Gaitscan Room
Located on the corner of 9th & Seymour Street in downtown Kamloops
Movement is Life
Parking is FREE out front on 9th Avenue and in the back parking lot
New patients are ALWAYS welcome!
A Moving Joint is a Healthy Joint
Handicapped Access Available
Call us today at 250-828-7844
Chiropractic is Safe, Gentle, and Effective

GATHERCOLE

Chiropractic & Massage

875 Seymour Street
Kamloops, BC
V2C 2H6

 

Phone: 250-828-7844
Fax: 778-471-0445

 

Email: gathercolechiropractic@gmail.com


Clinic Hours

Mon. - Fri.  8:30am - 5:30pm

(Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30)
Saturdays  9:00am - 12:00pm

(Naturopath also available Sat 1:30pm-5:30pm and Thu 5:30pm-8:30pm)
Sundays  Closed
Holidays  Closed

Your Health, Your Spine

Many of us take our spine for granted when it is healthy. Once we feel pain however, we begin to understand how our spine affects our lives much more than we initially thought.


Your spine, also referred to as the backbone, is made up of 24 vertebrae that form a column. This column spans your entire torso, from the base of your skull, all the way down to your pelvis. Discs made of a gel like substance contained in fibrous tissue are found in between each vertebra. These discs absorb shock and allow for motion along the spine. Through the centre of the column is the spinal cord, encased by the vertebrae for support and protection. The spinal cord is connected directly to the brain by way of the brain stem. Nerves branch off from the spinal cord to connect all areas of the body to the brain.


The main functions of your spine are:

 

  • To protect your spinal cord and related essential nerves
  • To give structure and connection for our hips, legs, shoulders and arms
  • To serve as an attachment to muscles that enable movement
  • To provide framework and support for skull and ribs

 

Because the spine is so inter-connected with other body systems, it is important to consider proper spine care and injury prevention. To ensure the health of your spine it is important to:

 

  • Be Active (and smart about your activity)
  • Eat Well
  • Reduce Stress

 

Chiropractors can provide additional recommendations and advice specific to your own individual needs and capabilities. Call to book an appointment.