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Dr. Rodica Janz BSc (Kinesiology), MD, CCFP, CGIMS, FCFP
MD With Focused Practice in Chronic Pain Management
Dr. Rodica Janz established Solis Integrative Health Centre in 2017 and leads the team of dedicated healthcare practitioners in the clinic. She recognizes that the healing journey involves a team with the patient at the centre and offers a multidisciplinary approach at Solis Integrative Health Centre. “Chronic pain is a complex entity that affects the body, mind, and soul,” shares Dr. Janz. “It’s multifaceted and can affect so many systems in the body. When pain is persistent, it has a tremendous impact on well-being and quality of life”. It’s a prevalent experience - one in five British Columbians lives with chronic pain - and the reality of coping with pain on a day-to-day basis can be overwhelming and isolating. “It’s so important that patients feel heard and supported” she emphasizes, “when our experiences are met with validation and empathy it helps to create hope - and hope has a healing effect”. Multiple factors - physical, physiological, and environmental - contribute to chronic pain and for most people living with pain, a combination of therapies and resources will have the best outcomes. Enter team-based care - multidisciplinary practitioners, each with their own area of expertise, working together to provide treatment and support. “As physicians, we know that this is the way that people get the best care and outcomes. It's especially important when it comes to complex health conditions like chronic pain," shares Dr. Janz. Dr. Janz tailors her approach to each unique chronic pain story. She uses a wide variety of pain management tools, from education, rehabilitation and counselling to Gunn IMS (intramuscular stimulation), myoActivation, prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment and ultrasound-guided interventions.
Dr. Gretchen Andrews MD, CCFP, ABFM
MD Specializing in Osteopathy
Dr. Gretchen Andrews trained at the University of New Mexico and came to Canada in 2013. While in medical school Dr. Andrews discovered osteopathy when she was recovering from an injury and has been dedicated to the study of human structure and function ever since. She believes it is a wonderful compliment to primary care and has integrated it into a general medical practice where she also provides prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments . Dr. Andrews is quite pleased to be a part of the group of holistically minded practitioners at Solis Integrative Health Centre.
Dr. Boyd Badiuk MD, CCFP, FPA, MSc
MD With Focused Practice in Chronic Pain Management
Dr. Boyd Badiuk was born and raised in a small town in Northwestern Ontario. He completed both his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and master’s degree at the University of Waterloo. His master’s thesis focused on assessing balance and mobility to reduce fall risk in older adults. He studied medicine at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine where he first discovered his passion for anesthesia. Upon graduation, he completed his family medicine residency at UBC and his family practice anesthesia residency at McMaster University. In addition to chronic pain and interventional pain medicine, he works as an Anesthetist at Kootenay Lake Hospital.
Lindsay Morris Fish R.TCMP, R.Ac, B.Ed
Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
Lindsay Morris Fish is an acupuncturist and herbalist (R.TCMP) and has her diploma as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Graduating with distinction at the top of her class from the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson, B.C., Lindsay has been practicing since 2008. Prior to her medical studies, Lindsay was an elementary school teacher (B.Ed) and graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta. She is now enjoying the best of both worlds through teaching about Chinese medicine as well as practicing it. Lindsay is a firm believer that no one knows your body better than you do, therefore she encourages all of her patients to actively participate in their own healing process. Lindsay uses a wide variety of therapies which include constitutional & cosmetic acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicines, cupping, moxibustion & heat therapy, Scenar therapy, guasha, Tuina Chinese massage, herbal steaming, food/dietary consulting and lifestyle counselling. Lindsay will work together with you to help you heal yourself and bring vitality to your body, mind, spirit and emotions.
Dip.Psych. MTC, Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Mindfulness Teacher
Natasha Edney is a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, group and workshop leader, Mindfulness teacher and Relational Somatic Trauma Therapist. Having started her working life as a barrister-at-law, she soon realized that her calling was in the world of counselling and integrative healing, so in 1999 Natasha began training as a Transpersonal Psychotherapist at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London, England. On completion of her training, Natasha moved to Canada in 2004 where she subsequently became certified as a Relational Somatic Trauma Resolution Therapist, was registered as a Master Therapeutic Counsellor with ACCT, and attended the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher training program at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto. Natasha has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice in Nelson since 2005. She works with adults (including young adults) in both individual and couples therapy. Her practice specializes in chronic pain and trauma, but also includes working with anxiety and depression, bereavement, parenting and relationship issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, spiritual crises, or working with those who are simply seeking greater self-awareness, increased ease, healthier choices and healthier relationships in their lives. Natasha has a special interest in exploring the connection between physical symptoms/disease and unresolved emotional/ psychological challenges. As a survivor of thyroid cancer, she brings a deep and personal understanding of the multi-layered experience of living with chronic illness and dis-ease in the body/mind, including the associated grief and anxiety. Natasha is a Mentor for the BC Adaptive Mentorship Network, supporting practitioners working in chronic pain, mental health and substance use. She is a facilitator of Pain BC’s Making Sense of Pain Program, and sat on the Kootenay Boundary Chronic Pain Steering Committee. For many years she designed and ran personal growth retreats under the umbrella Inner Vision Workshops, and was a facilitator of the Awakening of Love workshops (part of the international, transformational Path Retreats program). She also teaches the scientifically supported Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. Natasha uses an integrative approach to practice. She has found that trauma-informed Somatic (body-centred) Therapy is a fundamental component in the process of healing on all levels. In addition she uses attachment-based talk therapy, guided visualizations, chair work, mindfulness practices, working with dreams, and the building of your toolbox for resourcing and resilience. Whatever your life circumstances, Natasha brings compassionate presence and insightful inquiry to support you in your healing journey.
Elisa Shine CHT
Elisa is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Past Life Regressionist certified with the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT). Elisa has had a strong interest in the healing arts for over 20 years. In addition to Hypnotherapy she has studied Non-Violent Communication, Herbalism, Pranic Healing and Focusing Therapy. Elisa loves the places where she can connect to the power of nature. She loves natural building, creating beautiful spaces and growing roses. Living in the rural community of Argenta provides her with the unique opportunity to connect with wildlife on a daily basis, deepening her connection to the earth, her heart and intuition. She embraces a heart centered approach, specializing in helping people break free from limiting patterns so that they can awaken, remembering their purpose and move through life in a fulfilling way with grace, confidence and ease. Elisa brings deep empathy and compassion to her transpersonal hypnotherapy and past life regression work. She is passionate about supporting others in their wonderful, personal transformation.
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) in British Columbia refers to traditional healing as, “…health practices, approaches, knowledge and beliefs incorporating First Nations healing and wellness while using ceremonies; plant, animal or mineral-based medicines; energetic therapies; or physical/hands on techniques.” According to Indigenous beliefs all life; human, animal, plant and mineral are part of one vast network of relationships in which we are all vitally connected to one another. The traditional Indigenous model of illness causation emphasizes social and spiritual dysfunction as a cause of illness. Indigenous medicine also seeks to provide a meaningful explanation for illness and to respond to the personal, family and community issues surrounding illness. Traditional medicine explains not only the “how” but also the “why” of sickness. The Indigenous approach to health care is a holistic one. It recognizes the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual dimensions of health and life. This concept of health is in many ways close to the World Health Organization’s definition of health, ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’. Jessica uses her Indigenous Medicine skills to work together with patients empowering them to take responsibility for their own health and wellness while supporting them on their journey to radiant health. Sessions consist of an intake conversation, general energetic clean up, and healing intervention guided by spirit allies. Jessica is a passionate teacher-facilitator and Indigenous Medicine practitioner. Through the mediums of shamanic journeying, soul fragment retrieval, intrusive entity removal, ancient hands on healing techniques, and paradigm shifting she graciously teaches us to integrate the sacred into our daily lives. Jessica is a co-founder of the Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines and is a sacred pipe (canupa) carrier trained through the Lakota lineage of Wallace Black Elk. Jessica has completed an eight year full-time apprenticeship with Kathryn McCooeye in Indigenous Medicines, has studied in the Amazon rainforest with the Canamari people, is a DOULA as well as a Reiki and Healing Touch practitioner. Jessica's background working with people of all walks is well rounded; from infants to elders and everyone in-between, she works to honour and celebrate each individual's role in this intricate and beautiful web of life. Jessica has travelled extensively all over the world, is a gifted artist, an avid beekeeper, gardener, mother, wife and educator. She is currently studying to become a licensed herbalist, and is deeply committed to serving others, celebrating life, and lifelong learning.