Dr. Christina Bagnell, BSc (Kin), DC, Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Christina Bagnell is the owner and clinical director of Basin View Chiropractic. Originally from Truro, Nova Scotia, her athletic upbringing and passion for health lead her to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University. She then obtained her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where she graduated with cum laude and clinic honours distinctions. She also earned the unique opportunity during her clinical internship to provide chiropractic care to the underprivileged population in the Dominican Republic. Throughout her studies, Dr. Bagnell pursued additional training to receive certifications in Traditional Chinese Medical Acupuncture and Thompson Technique. She has a growing interest in the treatment of pre-natal and pediatric care and is devoted to furthering her knowledge through continuing education. She is certified in The Webster Technique, and is a member of the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA).
In practice, Dr. Bagnell applies a multidisciplinary, evidence-informed and patient centered approach to optimize health and wellness. Dr. Bagnell is fluently bilingual and is pleased to offer her services in French and in English.
Kim Tanner, RMT, CNMT, Graston Technique Provider
Kim is a dedicated Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Neuromuscular Therapist who began her journey in the massage therapy field in 2002. She practices massage therapy with a compassionate touch and offers therapeutic techniques including Swedish massage, myofascial release, Graston Technique, cupping therapy, trigger point therapy and magnesium oil massage (Transdermal Magnesium Oil Supplementation). Kim has devoted many years to the treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction and muscle tension dysphonia in association with dentists, physicians, speech and language pathologists and other allied health professionals, however, she is skilled in treating a wide variety of health conditions and is committed to helping patients of all ages and from all walks of life improve their health and wellness through massage therapy and practical solutions. She has completed continuing education in chronic pain management, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and stress reduction, and has extensive experience in the treatment of headaches and head and neck pain. Kim's treatment approach is therapeutic, incorporating a variety of techniques with varying depth and pressure for optimal relief of your concerns while still striving to create a relaxation and rejuvenation response. Open communication is always encouraged, Kim will thoroughly listen to your specific concerns and create a treatment plan with you that suits your preferences and targets your specific concerns in priority order. You can take comfort in knowing you are receiving quality care from an experienced massage therapist.
Hannah Fraser, RMT
Hannah Fraser is a graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. During her two years of studies, she was able to work with patients in a variety of settings such as sports, arthritis, neurological, pregnancy and enhanced care.
Hannah is able to customize each treatment to her patients symptoms and goals, whether they are sprains/strains, postural imbalances, headaches/migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, over-use injuries, and many more. She achieves these goals by offering general Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and stretching/strengthening.
Hannah is dedicated to working with patients to identify the underlying cause of their pain, creating patient oriented treatment plans and helping them achieve a healthier, more active lifestyle.
When not treating, she can be found working with adults with intellectual disabilities, in the gym or exploring hiking trails of Nova Scotia.
Olivia Doughart, BSC (KIN), R.aC
Olivia, originally from Prince Edward Island, has always had a passion for helping others, and a keen interest in the human body and healthcare. With a strong athletic background, she pursued a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology while also playing university hockey.
Fun fact: During her time playing for UPEI, their team won the first Atlantic University Sport Championship in UPEI women's hockey history.
As a kinesiologist, Olivia was introduced to acupuncture and its incredible benefits. She was intrigued by it, and through research learned how acupuncture can help a variety of conditions, both physical (such as frozen shoulder, jaw pain) and psychological (such as anxiety, depression). This discovery led her to pursue a career in acupuncture.
Olivia graduated with a diploma in acupuncture from The Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
As she performs acupuncture, it continues to amaze her. There is always something new to discover and build on. She admires how the practice considers all aspects of an individual. That treatment plans can be specialized to the patient (even with a condition as ordinary as the common cold). Seeing patients experience positive effects and relief is a joy and incredibly rewarding.
Olivia is excited to incorporate both Western and Eastern approaches to medicine, focusing on finding the root of the health issue and taking the whole patient into consideration. She is dedicated to providing quality care, comfort, and a healing environment to her patients.
Lisa, Office Manager
Lisa has been part of the Basin View Chiropractic team since April 2006. Since her arrival, Lisa has eagerly expanded her knowledge of Chiropractic by participating in various seminars in Canada and the United States. She completed her course, The Role of a Chiropractic Assistant, through Parker College in December 2007. Lisa's whole family have been patients at Basin View Chiropractic since 2006 and are proud to say that her daughter has been ear infection free ever since she started care! Lisa enjoys spending her time outside, whether hiking, snow shoeing or a great day at the beach!
Cariann, Chiropractic Health Assistant
Cariann joined the Basin View Chiropractic team in November of 2007. Since then, she has successfully completed a chiropractic assistant course through Parker College in 2007. She is married with two wonderful children and spends her time relaxing by reading, gardening, and socializing with family and friends. Cariann and her family are enjoying the benefits of chiropractic and she has also seen the many improvements patients have made through continued chiropractic care.