MEET THE TEAM
DR. SERGIO PASQUA
Chiropractor (BSc, DC, CSCS)
Dr. Sergio Pasqua was born and raised in Metro Vancouver. Growing up, his main interest was sports, more specifically, soccer, baseball, hockey and golf. It was an injury during a soccer match that led him to pursue a career in chiropractic care. He completed his 4 year Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching in B.C. before heading to Ontario to spend another 4 years becoming a chiropractor at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Today, he is dedicated to improving physical health through evidence-based, patient-centered care. Sergio's approach to physical health is unique in that it combines techniques from across the manual therapy world with corrective exercise and postural education to create an individualized physical health program.
Dr. Pasqua provides Active Release Technique (ART) and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations as an adjunct to his diversified style of chiropractic care. He also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, is trained in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and can perform golf specific movement screening via the Titleist Performance Institute.
Since graduating in early 2014, Dr. Pasqua has gained valuable experience practicing in several locations across BC. He is proud to call Port Alberni the home of his practice.
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Emily attended the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria from 2014 to 2016. She combines her experience gained from working in both spa and clinic environments to provide a well balanced treatment for patients, using general Swedish massage, myofascial release, and active and passive muscle release techniques. She focuses on creating treatment plans that suit each patient individually.
Emily was born and raised in the Alberni Valley. She loves spending her free time outdoors exploring trails and hiking, as well as visiting local spots such as Victoria Quay or Paper Mill Dam for scenic walks. She has worked in various different clinics and spas on Vancouver Island and is looking forward to settling down in her hometown.
To Emily, massage therapy is an important stress relieving tool. She has used it for treating anxiety and depression, as well as general aches and pains resulting from day to day stress. She has seen many positive results from integrating what she has learned throughout her career into her own life and looks forward to helping her clients benefit from her experience as well.
SAM and JELLY ROLL (J.R.)
Sam, the black lab, works part-time at the clinic. Similar to his fellow practitioners, he likes to cater his treatment to each individual patient and focuses mainly on walks, fetch, treat eating, and swimming. The biggest drawback with Sam is that he is a very egocentric practitioner that generally assumes patients will have an improved outcome if they just do what he does. In his mind, it really is that simple! All patients need is some extra exercise, more tasty food that makes them happy, lots of play time and above all, lots of attention from their loved ones (I think Sam actually does have life figured out). He just might be the wisest practitioner in the clinic.
Needless to say, he is available behind the baby gate for patients needing some pup love!
J.R., the long-haired tabby, unfortunately is not allowed at the clinic due to her allergy-inducing fur and dislike of people. She maintains her full-time mascot duties at home, which include, but are not limited to, mousing, digging in gardens and jumping at blinds.