Meet Our Team

Chiropractic Care At Its Best

We have a team of experienced practitioners who genuinely care for our patients’ health and well-being.
We are committed to the highest standards of patient care.

Mandeep Bains standing in front of greenery

Dr. Mandeep Bains Bsc, DC

Always a Sickly Kid
I’ve had bad asthma since I was kid. It prevented me from doing a lot of things I wanted to do — like sports, being outdoors, or basically anything that involved getting my heart rate up. I was always very sickly, and my inhaler stayed in my back pocket wherever I went. My asthma improved slightly as I got older, but not much. Then, in my last year of studies at UVIC, something changed.

Intense Back Pain
My major was in Chemistry and the workload was heavy. I started getting intense back pain from being bent over all the time, both from studying and being in the lab. My girlfriend (now my wife) was a nursing student and part-time aerobics instructor. She had a chiropractor in her class, and she began pestering me to go see her.

Nothing else I tried was working, so I decided to give it a try. Back then the approach to Chiropractic was very basic; a quick adjustment, and out the door you go. Well, after just a few treatments my back pain started to subside. But something else happened: my asthma got better — way better.

An Unexpected Result
I mentioned this to my chiropractor, and she said, “Well, you know your thoracic spine is where you’re having your pain and it supplies the adrenal glands and if you’re not releasing enough adrenaline, that will restrict your bronchioles. If we release the sublix (misalignment of the spine) with an adjustment and restore proper nerve flow, it will help your adrenaline levels return to normal.”

The Turning Point
That’s when I picked up a book and started reading about chiropractic medicine. It was a turning point in my life, and the reason I went to study at the Cleveland Chiropractic College. There I learned how the spine and the nerves have an impact on your whole body. Removing the irritation to the spinal nerve allows it to function more efficiently and can have transformative effects on your health and wellness — often unexpectedly — like with my asthma.

My Most Gratifying Work
I still carry an inhaler when I run, play hockey, work on our rural property in Saanichton, or just hang out with my wife and three kids — all the things I never thought I would do when I was younger. But now it is less of a leash than a reminder of how far I’ve come. As a chiropractor, I see this kind of transformation in my practice everyday, and it is the most gratifying aspect of my work.

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Jennifer, Office Manager

Jennifer is our friendly office manager and works here part time.

Jennifer has lived and worked in Victoria her whole life and is raising her family here as well, and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. She loves the community of Saanichton and enjoys working here. Before coming to work here she worked in Medical Transcription for a few hospitals. Although she loved the complex medical challenges, she is very happy to be working directly with therapists and patients in this friendly and positive office.

Rong-Chuan (Jane) Hsu, R.Ac, RTCMP

Jane Hsu is a Registered Acupuncturist and Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner hailing from Taiwan, where she was a practising physician of internal medicine for 20 years. Jane immigrated with her family to Victoria in 2007. She then studied Chinese medicine for four years. This balance of theoretical and clinical experience enables her to treat acute conditions with Western medicine and utilize Chinese medicine for the root of the illness, resulting in advanced skills treating headaches, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, arthritis, joint sprains, menstrual cramps, and postmenopausal symptoms. She is also skilled at treating symptoms like anxiety, depression, insomnia, and stress.

Learn more about Jane at her website.

Ashley Augustine, RMT, RCRT

Ashley is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (RCRT). Graduating in 2008 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, she’s worked at Tsehum Harbour Massage Therapy clinic for five years and is now working with Peninsula Family Chiropractic for two years. Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body. Aromatouch is the clinical application of eight essential oils and oil blends which are designed to target four main issues: stress management, immune support, inflammatory response and homeostasis.

Learn more about Ashley at her website.

Laura Poole, RMT

Laura graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria. While working in the field of accounting for 25 years, she found her passion for massage while taking a weekend course to gain confidence while giving her partner massages. She enjoyed the course so much that she promised herself that if she ever got a chance to go to WCCMT, she would do it. Four years later, her chance came, and the rest is history.

As a new RMT, Laura looks forward to continuing her education and learning new techniques and skills to incorporate into her practice. Laura believes in the value of relaxation as a therapeutic approach, but considers herself a “trigger point person”. Besides trigger point release, she incorporates myofascial release, Swedish techniques, soft tissue release, and stretching/strengthening into her treatments.

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Laura has lived in Victoria, BC half her life. When not at work, she loves exploring the province: hiking with her dog, kayaking, camping, skiing and snowboarding. She is always in awe at the beauty of the many mountains, islands, beaches and rivers that make up this amazing place we call home.

Headshot of Kyle Smith, RMT

Kyle Smith, RMT

Kyle spent the better part of the last decade in Edmonton where he eventually found Vicars School of Massage Therapy. Having a background in health and wellness from being a personal trainer, it felt like a eventual next step to become an RMT.

Being able to help others achieve their goals was what drew Kyle into personal training. As an RMT Kyle is able build upon that knowledge and provide a more diverse treatment to better suit the needs of a patient.

Originally from Toronto and only moving to Victoria in the last two years, Kyle has yet to explore all of the things that makes the island so great.

Scheryl DiBattista, Receptionist

Scheryl has lived, loved, laughed and worked on the Saanich Peninsula for all but 4 of the last 36 years. Proud Mom of three children and Grandma to five grandchildren. She worked for School District #63 for 26 years and retired in 2014. She has been a patient of Dr. Bains for many years, and is thrilled to be working part-time as a member of this fantastic, professional team and to be working back on the Peninsula.

Vermont, Office Greeter

Vermont is a retired Autism Service Dog from Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. He graduated in 2012 becoming Dr. Bains’ son’s Forever Friend. 

Interesting Fact: Vermont was in the 4th Graduating Class of Autism Service Dogs in Canada. He was also the first service dog to attend school in Victoria and Saanich School Districts. Dr. Bains and family credit Vermont for keeping their son safe and helping him attend public school full time.  

There are many Vermont hero stories but one we will share here is …. One day after being with the family for two years he sensed his Forever Friend was about to have a seizure. He ran across the room to allow his then 8 year old client to land on his body, allowing a safe landing for the 8 year old.  

Vermont attended school from grade 1 to grade 8 where he retired from North Saanich Middle School.

When his Forever Friend received a successor dog in 2020, the family noticed Vermont was depressed and still needed a purpose. In 2021, Vermont started attending mornings at the clinic with his Dad — Dr. Bains — where his health and mood greatly improved.

Vermont loves to greet patients and staff at the door and walk you to your room. He is a gentle soul who loves his humans. During your next visit give “Monty” a pet for a job well done.

If you want more information about service dogs given to those in need check out Help us unleash potential – Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides

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