The Vitality Clinic Team

The Vitality Clinic Facility

Located in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, our facility is located in a warm and comfortable 1924 heritage house.

You can find additional information about our heritage building on the Vancouver Heritage Foundation and Heritage Vancouver websites.

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Dr. Crysta Serné, BSc(Kin), DC, Chiropractor*, Sports Therapist, and owner of Vitality Clinic

A former national level gymnast, Dr. Crysta Serné has developed a keen interest in sports injury rehabilitation. It was during this time that she was first introduced to the powerful effects that chiropractic care has on athletic performance and injury prevention. While earning her degree in Kinesiology and studying Biology and Psychology at Simon Fraser University, Dr. Serné had the opportunity to work with numerous varsity athletes under the direction of several health care practitioners. It was at this time that she became committed to learning all that she could about chiropractic care.  Dr. Serné  is considered to be a Modern Multi Modal (MMM) Chiropractor as she combines multiple Chiropractic, soft tissue, and rehabilitation techniques when creating a treatment plan.    

Combining Chiropractic and Sports Therapy has allowed Dr. Serné to find great success treating neuromusculoskeletal complaints and pain, both acute and chronic.  As with all Chiropractic patients in the clinic, each patient is educated on core strengthening, stretching, and rehabilitation as it pertains to their specific case. This approach has also allowed Dr. Serné to further pursue her interest in the advantages nutraceuticals hold in expediting the recovery process.  She continues to be an avid sports fan and enjoys a plethora of different activities, including running, yoga, ballet, jazz, softball, golf, snowboarding, and personal training.     

Dr. Serné graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2000. She is a licensed member of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association, the BC Chiropractic College, and the Canadian Chiropractic Association. Dr. Serné was the head trainer at Burnaby Lake Rugby Club for 8 years and is currently involved with the Harbour Dance Center. 

Dr. Serné welcomes both returning and new patients.  

*a Chiropractic Corporation

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Contact Info » serne@vitalityclinic.ca

Forms » Chiropractic Intake and Consent Form

 

Dr. Laura Clemenhagen, BSc, D.C., Chiropractor and A.R.T provider

Dr. Laura Clemenhagen is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Growing up in Ontario, she was drawn to British Columbia by her passion for the outdoors and for living a healthy lifestyle. In her youth she was an avid outdoor enthusiast participating and competing in alpine ski racing, sprint canoeing, dragonboat, field hockey and lacrosse.  As a result of being a high level athlete in highschool, Dr. Clemenhagen developed a keen interest in sports and the human body. This led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. During her time there she was a member of the Varsity Lacrosse Team and President of the Kinesiology Students’ Council. Dr. Clemenhagen focused her education in the fields of exercise science, biomechanics and anatomy.
 
She was a member of the Canadian National Dragonboat Team for 8 years and has attended and won gold at 3 World Championships. Now that she's in Vancouver her favourite past times are beach walking and hiking with her golden retriever, outrigger canoeing, and snowboarding.
 
Dr. Clemenhagen focuses on the treatment of acute and chronic neuromusculosketal complaints. She uses multiple chiropractic techniques and is a certified ART (Active Release Technique) provider. She enjoys treating people from all walks of life. From athletes to desk workers, pregnant mom’s to those in chronic pain, Chiropractic is a form of healing that can and should be utilized by everyone.
 
Dr. Clemenhagen is a licensed member of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association (BCCA), the British Columbia College of Chiropractors (BCCC), and the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA).
Dr. Clemenhagen welcomes both new and returning patients.
 
Contact Info » clemenhagen@vitalityclinic.ca
 
Forms  » Chiropractic Intake and Consent Form
 
 
 

Dr. Kaleigh Anstett, Naturopath

As a Naturopathic Doctor, Kaleigh Anstett aims to effectively diagnose, treat and support her patients as they progress towards a state of greater health.  Dr. Anstett began her training at the University of Guelph, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics. Following a brief year teaching English in South Korea, Dr. Anstett completed her medical education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, where she gained valuable experience treating patients on the sports medicine rotation during her clinical year.  In addition to her clinical experience in sports medicine, she has pursued training in manual therapies, such as visceral manipulation and cranial sacral therapy. She also employs botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, classical and complex homeopathy, IV therapy and pharmaceutical medications where appropriate. As a primary care provider, Dr. Anstett accepts patients of all ages, with acute or chronic health concerns, but has a special interest in women’s health, sports medicine, and biotherapeutic drainage.
 
Having recently relocated to Vancouver, she is eager to experience all that British Columbia has to offer, especially with respect to hiking, rock climbing and snowboarding.
 
Contact Info » kaleigh.anstett@gmail.com
 
Forms » Naturopath Intake and Consent Form
 
 
 

Julianne Petersen, Registered Acupuncturist, Ear Acupuncture Detox Specialist, and Practitioner of MeiZen Cosmetic Acupuncture Systems

You will find Julianne to be a warm and caring health practitioner.  She has an innate need to help others which is reflected in her treatments.  She is sensitive to your concerns and will help you to understand Chinese medicine theory and her treatments.  Her journey to become an Acupuncturist began with her own curiosity to find the reasons for, and solutions to her own health questions.  A diverse past has allowed her to be able to intuitively understand the complicated relationships and situations people find themselves in, which project into their health.
She is very passionate about using Acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities to help people who are dealing with all kinds of pain, addictions, common cold, digestive disorders, energy and emotional imbalances, menopause, sleep disorders, and many other health issues.
In addition to her formal education at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver, Julianne has undergone training for, and is Certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association to be an Ear Acupuncture Detox Specialist.  Further, Julianne is a Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Practitioner.  
She enjoys an active life with her husband and together they run, ride bikes (bicycles and motorbikes), rollerblade and hike.  Health is a very important factor in their life together.
Julianne welcomes both new and returning clients.
 
Personal website
 
Contact Info » japetersen@novuscom.net
 
Forms » Acupuncture Intake and Consent Form
 
 

Brad Neate, Registered Massage Therapist

Brad Neate, RMT graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. He believes in an individual approach to treatment and develops a plan according to the patient’s needs and wants. Brad’s intention in treatment is to unwind and release myofascial restrictions in order to create more space for movement and proper function. His main goal is to facilitate the body’s natural healing process and return the patient to a pain free lifestyle. He utilizes techniques such as; Trigger point release, Joint mobilizations, Myofascial release, Swedish and active stretching to obtain these results. Brad has treated many conditions some of which include; whip lash, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, sciatica, and general neck and back pain. Before massage therapy Brad was a licensed paramedic and ski patrol in Kimberley, BC. His passion has always been in health care and Massage Therapy has given him the opportunity to treat clients on a more personal level, and to be active in their recovery and healing. Brad welcomes both returning and new clients.
 
Contact Info » brad@vitalityclinic.ca
 
Forms » Massage Intake and Consent Form
 
 

Natasha Zakus, Registered Massage Therapist

Natasha has always had a keen interest in the intricate workings of the human body.  A self proclaimed biology dork, her curiosity lead her to the University of Victoria where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Biology.)  Compelled to learn more, she continued her education at Utopia Academy where she received her massage therapy degree. 
 
Natasha is driven by a strong desire to help her clients achieve optimal health and function as quickly and efficiently as possible.  She believes that this goal is best achieved with thorough examination, effective treatment planning, continual reassessment. and appropriate remedial exercise.  She utilizes a variety of techniques including, myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and neuromuscular techniques.  Natasha recognizes the importance of a holistic multidisciplinary approach and works closely with the amazing team of health care professionals at Vitality Clinic to optimize treatment outcomes.  She also recognizes the importance of engaging her clients in their healing, through effective patient education and appropriate home care.
 
In her free time Natasha can be found hiking, snowboarding, surfing, doing yoga, walking her dog, riding her bike, and on those particularly rainy winter days, curled up with a good book. 
 
Natasha is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC and the Massage Therapy Association of BC. She welcomes new and returning clients.

 
Contact Info » natasha@vitalityclinic.ca
 
Forms »  Massage Intake and Consent Form
 
 

Caitlyn Fry, Registered Massage Therapist

Caitlyn Fry is a recent graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy 3,000 hour program.  Growing up as a full time competitive dancer, Caitlyn was able to benefit first hand from the immense value of registered massage therapy, chiropractic, and an overall healthy and holistic lifestyle. 

She is very passionate about her work as an RMT, and is fascinated by the anatomical and physiological variances in each individual.  She believes in a whole body approach to therapy and aims to create personalized treatment goals to maintain or improve quality of a life.  She utilizes a number of techniques such as: deep tissue, trigger point and contractile myofacial release, myofacial therapy, and swedish massage.  Caitlyn also has her certification in Dr. Vodder's Basic Course in Manual Lymphatic Drainage.  

Holistic wellness has always been a part of Caitlyn's active life.  She loves to keep her life moving at an exciting pace and keeps herself busy with walks, cycling, the occasional drop in dance class, and a good book. 

With fresh knowledge and eager hands, Caitlyn is excited to start experiencing the stimulating and wonderful opportunities the team at Vitality Clinic has to offer!

Caitlyn is registered with the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia and is an active member in good standing with the Massage Therapy Association of British Columbia. 

She welcomes new and returning clients.

Contact : caitlynfrymarshall@gmail.com

Forms » Massage Intake and Consent Form

 

 

Brittney Kirton, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Consultant

Brittney Kirton had two passions growing up: health and wellness, and working with children.  In 2007, she started her studies at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.  CSNN helped Brittney develop a wide base knowledge on many dietary issues though her interest and experience lies in working with pre and post natal clients, and those suffering from allergic, inflammatory, and digestive conditions. While Brittney enjoyed clinical practice as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, she missed working closely with children, especially infants. 
 
In 2008 she was introduced to a Postpartum Doula and was intrigued by the support they offered and knew she wanted to combine practices. In order to support new mothers further, she enrolled in The Breastfeeding Course for Healthcare Practitioners offered at Douglas College. This program inspired Brittney to take her studies in Breastfeeding further. Six months later, she relocated to the United States to attend the University of California San Diego Lactation Consultant Program. She completed her studies and received the designation of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2011. Brittney is eager and excited to provide clients with information and support to help them achieve their goals of optimum wellness.
 

Brittney works off site and welcomes any new clients.  To book an appointment or to inquire about rates, please contact Brittney directly.
 
Personal Website
 
Contact Info » brittney.kirton@gmail.com
 
Phone » 778 847 6464