PRINCIPAL OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Chiropractic is from Greek words meaning "done by hand".
It is grounded in the principle that the body can heal itself when the skeletal system is correctly aligned
and the nervous system is functioning properly.
Castlegar Chiropractic has expanded to become Kootenay Integrated Health to address the variety of patient needs that the standard healthcare system has been unable to provide, while at the same time working closely with a patient's medical doctor.
Degenerative Disc Disease & Injury
TMJ/Jaw & Facial pain
Various Forms of Arthritis
Joint Pain: Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Foot and Wrist
Nerve impingement ie: Sciatic Nerve
Vestibular / Vertigo (Dizziness/Imbalance)
PRE & POSTPARTUM PREGNANCY
(Pre/Post) Pregnancy concerns that could benefit from Chiropractic Care:
Spinal, hip and pelvic pain
Indigestion and heartburn
Lower limb pain
PEDIATRIC CARE | INFANT & TODDLER
Pediatric Chiropractic Care can help with the following:
Colic and Irritability
Development / Coordination
Here is what we have to say regarding pediatric care:
While it is not unusual for children to have back pain, it is not as common as adults, and when it is present it does mean that something is not functioning properly and needs correction. The most common issues are spinal joint dysfunction that leads to faulty movements and muscular strain. Hip dysfunction can also play a role in sore legs. These issues can occur with or without pain and it is why I recommend children to get checked by a chiropractic doctor at least a few times a year depending on different factors in their lives.
Chiropractic care allows for optimal spinal function which is directly related to overall nervous system and brain function. It is great that your daughter is active with her gymnastics, she just may need a bit of care to correct some imbalances, which will help her spinal pain, and also possibly help her moods by reducing stress in her nervous system.
As for the treatments, what we call chiropractic adjustments, we can use a variety of techniques to correct joint dysfunction and help muscle strain. I see a lot of children for care and they enjoy coming for regular care, so it must not be painful. Generally adjustments are delivered with gentle quick hand movements to a restricted joint or we can also use a low force mechanical instrument called an Activator that delivers a corrective impulse to the joint or muscle. We may also show your daughter some straightforward stretches and exercises that can help her with her activities.
I am a firm believer in the benefit of chiropractic care for children because I see so much benefit with it. Not only do we prevent spinal issues down the road, but optimize the function of a child's nervous system which can only benefit them as a whole.
Dr. David Bzdel | DC
*Accepting New Patients*
Dr. David Bzdel has over 15 years of experience in a wide variety of clinical settings caring for a diverse range of patients including infants and children, high level athletes, and seniors. As the principal owner and clinical director of Kootenay Integrated Health he is truly privileged to do what he loves on a daily basis. He is passionate about Chiropractic and creating a space of exceptional healthcare delivery where a person's needs will be addressed and care and service will be provided at a level unmatched in the community.
Dr. Bzdel employs a variety of techniques in practice including manual and activator instrument adjustments, myofascial active release as well as rehabilitative exercises and lifestyle advice. He has a special interests in functional neurology and pediatric care with considerable time and education committed at the post graduate level.
Dr. David Bzdel has gained extensive post graduate training in the care of infants, children, as well as pre and postpartum pregnancy care. Common problems can be greatly helped once the nervous and musculoskeletal systems are functioning better If you and or your children are suffering from any other the above please request to book with Dr. Bzdel today!
Dr. Krysha Pereverzoff | DC
*Accepting New Patients*
Dr. Krysha is a local West Kootenay girl, having grown up in both Castlegar and Nelson, BC.
Dr. Krysha is a graduate of the Doctor of Chiropractic program from the Canadian Memorial
Chiropractic College. Prior to the DC program she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in
Kinesiology from the University of Victoria.
Dr. Krysha and her husband, Dr. Nick met in Chiropractic College and are now happy to be practicing together at Kootenay Integrated Health. As a family, they enjoy golfing and going on walks with
their daughter Libby and dog Kona. Dr. Krysha uses Diversified Chiropractic Technique, Myofascial Release Therapy, Pediatric Specific Techniques and Rehabilitative Exercises to deliver comprehensive chiropractic care to patient's of all ages. She practices primarily using her hands, providing diagnosis, treatment and proactive care for
disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system, and joints of the body.
Dr. Krysha has a special interest in pediatric, pregnancy, and postpartum care and thrilled to join the Team at Kootenay Integrated Health.
Dr. Nick DiCesare | DC
*Accepting New Patients*
Dr. Nick began his chiropractic career in his hometown of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and
Labrador but relocated to the West Kootenays 3-years ago after growing very fond of the region.
Dr. Nick and his wife, a local to the Kootenays, met in Chiropractic College and thanks to her, he
gets to explore the best parts of BC with their young daughter, Libby. As an exercise and
outdoors enthusiast, dog lover, golfer, and downhill skier the region is fitting for his active
Dr. Nick is a graduate of the Doctor of Chiropractic program from the Canadian Memorial
Chiropractic College. Prior to entering the DC program, he completed his Bachelor of
Kinesiology (co-op) degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Nick
has previous experience working as a Personal Trainer, Kinesiologist as well as a Work Capacity
Liaison with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario.
Dr. Nick uses Diversified Chiropractic Technique, Myofascial Release Therapy, Rehabilitative
Exercise Prescription and Patient Centered Care to deliver comprehensive chiropractic treatment.
He is well equipped to assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of conditions, with the goals of
providing proactive care, restoring function/proper body mechanics and relieving pain. Dr. Nick
is an activist of wellness and healthy living for all ages and his style of practice encompasses
treatments for all members of the family. Dr. Nick is overjoyed to be a member of the Kootenay
Integrated Health team and providing quality care to Kootenay lovers, alike!