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OUR TEAM

Dr Eugene van Niekerk

CO-OWNER + PRINCIPAL CHIROPRACTOR

I was born in South Africa, moved to New Zealand when I was a teenager, and am now a Canadian Resident so I really appreciate the multicultural community of Richmond and the Lower Mainland. During my professional life it’s been a privilege to have served chiropractic care in New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Australia and Canada. From what I’ve experienced throughout, I’m excited that there is a possibility: the world connected and excelling in health and wellbeing.

I provide the most current, neurologically evidence-informed, specific chiropractic care with integrity, to connect people to their inner-power and greatest version of themself. It is my mission to serve the best chiropractic care that enhances and connects inspired people and families. 

I deliver manual chiropractic care from specific techniques that are founded on tensegrity and tone. These include Gonstead and Diversified techniques. I am also trained in Activator and Webster Techniques, which many pregnant families utilize. I am a Member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and I provide care for babies and kids as well as all family members. Ready to get started? Looking forward to meeting you!

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Favourite thing about our office:

“Being part of the change that people experience from when they walk in for their appointment to when they leave. Lots of smiles.”

Favourite thing to do when I'm not working:

“Play golf, and run with my kids.”

Something you may not know about me:

“My first language is Afrikaans.”

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Dr Bronwyn Hunt

CO-OWNER + PRINCIPAL CHIROPRACTOR

ON MATERNITY LEAVE FROM JANUARY 2024

 

I have been fortunate to provide chiropractic care throughout British Columbia, as well as in New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Everywhere I’ve practiced I am in awe of universal intelligence, tensegrity and innate power.

I have a passion for working with pregnant families and little ones, and have a post-grad Perinatal Certification from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. This includes being certified in Webster Technique, which many pregnant families utilize to help balance and optimize pelvic alignment and function.

My strength is providing tonal, light-touch chiropractic care. This includes utilizing Bio-Geometric Integration (BGI) and Activator Technique (force application or protocol), with consideration of Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Torque Release Technique (TRT) and Upper Cervical Specific Techniques. I can and may also provide specific manual chiropractic adjustments with Gonstead and Diversified Chiropractic Techniques.

My post-secondary education includes degrees from the University of British Columbia and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. In addition to my Perinatal Certification, I’ve had post-grad certification in Sports Chiropractic from the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic.

I am a registered chiropractor in Canada and New Zealand after completing national board exams in both countries.

I am a Director of the Chiropractic Cancer Foundation for Children, a Member of the  International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and past Interim Chair of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic Student Commission.

I’m grateful for the opportunities and excited for the possibilities. It’s an absolute honour to help people adjust and shift into a higher level of health and happiness.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

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Favourite thing about our office:

“Family-friendly, welcoming environment where people can connect.”

Favourite thing to do when I'm not working:

“Explore nature with Dr Eugene and our growing family.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I was inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame alongside my UBC Women’s Soccer team from the early 2000s.”

Dr. Bron

Dr Kim Bianca Castelo Branco

ASSOCIATE CHIROPRACTOR

I was born in South Africa and graduated with a Masters Degree in Chiropractic (CUM LAUDE) from the University of Johannesburg. After graduation, I stayed in South Africa and practiced for 8 years in a family-based practice, caring for a variety of people of all ages, including pregnant families and athletes. I also provided chiropractic care for underprivileged communities near Johannesburg, which had limited access to healthcare.

 

I am currently a registered chiropractor in Canada and South Africa after completing national board exams for both countries.

I provide a holistic approach to chiropractic care that focuses on wellness and prevention. I have a gentle, hands-on approach that utilizes manual chiropractic and instrument-assisted techniques (diversified and Activator techniques respectively) to help you improve your body at every stage of life. For instance, I can focus on pain-relief, posture-care, and/or maintenance and wellness care to respect your health goals.

 

I am also trained and certified to provide the Webster technique, which is known to help optimize pelvic alignment. Many pregnant families will see me for this technique for before, during and after pregnancy. I have also completed the International Certificate in Sport Chiropractic (ICSC) and I am a certified FAKTR Rehab Provider (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab). I am a member of the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA) and the International Federation of Sport Chiropractic (FICS).

I have a passion to help all ages embrace their full potential to heal and live the healthy life that they deserve! I want to help empower you to discover the cause and to fix the underlying cause of your health concerns, increase the functioning of your body and enhance your adaptability to stress. 

I look forward to meeting you soon!

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Favourite thing about our office:

“From the minute you walk in you feel relaxed and calm. There are friendly staff and you feel welcomed at any time during the day.”

Favourite thing to do when I'm not working:

“Spending time with my family, hiking or cycling.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I competed at a national level in Latin American dancing for 5 years.”

Dr. Kim

Dr Don Nixdorf

ASSOCIATE CHIROPRACTOR

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Kiyomi

Kiyomi Murota-Matsumoto

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Favourite thing about our office:

“I love the environment and relationships we’re building together.”

Favourite thing to do when I'm not working:

“Hiking and fishing.”

Something you may not know about me:

“Nothing!!! I’m a pretty open book!”

Kiyomi Murota-Matsumoto who is an amazing Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Dr Helena Zurekova

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

Dr. Helena Zurekova, ND is originally from Eastern Europe. She has received her naturopathic training from Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC, where she has spent a couple of years prior running the Boucher Clinic dispensary, as well as supporting the students in their final years of clinical education. Dr. Helena also has a Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health degree because of her strong passion for nutrition and belief that it is one of the core pillars of optimal health.

 

Dr. Helena’s interests are (but not limited) in fertility, prenatal and postnatal care, pain management and the aesthetic field. Although Dr. Helena isn’t doing Birth doula work anymore, she is continues to be passionate and educating her prenatal clients on their options, how to prepare for labor, and offers home labor acupuncture and Bowen therapy visits.

 

Dr. Helena enjoys travel, spending time with her family, and dancing.

Dr Helena Zurekova, who is an amazing Naturopathic Doctor in Richmond BC Canada

Favourite thing about our office:

“The amazing team we have. There is lots of care and kindness present.”

Favourite thing to do when I'm not working:

“Spend time with my family and dance competitively.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I grew up in Richmond and started coming to this clinic for chiropractic treatments with Dr Klassen as a teenager.”

Dr.Helena Zurekova

Karen Manuel

OFFICE MANAGER

Favourite thing about our office:

“My favourite thing about our office is when I see patients walk out the door feeling relaxed and pain-free. I am just truly amazed with how the practitioners help the body heal.”

Favourite thing to do when I'm not working:

“When I am off work I love to cook or bake with my family. I enjoy being outdoors breathing fresh air and chasing my kids.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I am crazy about any sort of plant. The first thing I do in the morning is doing my breathing exercises and checking on my mini garden.”

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Brigitte Pequeux

RECEPTION

Favourite thing about our office: 

“From the moment you walk through the doors, there is a welcoming, clean and relaxed atmosphere made to welcome everyone. Everyone working here is kind and attentive, and they definitely care about each person they meet.”

Favourite thing to do when I'm not working:

"I like to learn new languages, read a new book if it looks interesting, watch movies/series and sometimes learn new cooking skills! Time with family and friends is really important to me too and I also like to try new things and enjoy as many different experiences as I can.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I Teach English as a Second language, but I enjoy it so much that I don’t see it as a Job, and I believe a really good coffee and a piece of cake can make a bad day a little better!”

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Kate Murray

RECEPTION

Favourite thing about our office: 

“The staff are kind and dedicated to their patients.”

Favourite thing to do when I'm not working:

"I love to dance. I’ve danced for 11–12 years.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I have central heterochromia.”

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