Our Team of Professionals
Dr. Peter Quinn, BA, DC
Victoria BC chiropractor, Dr. Peter Quinn, founder and clinic director of Saanich Centre Chiropractic Plus, has practiced in Victoria since 1992. He provides care for acute and chronic pain and other symptoms caused by car crashes, sports and workplace injuries, as well as supportive and preventive care from daily stresses and repetitive strains.
Treatments may include the following:
- Chiropractic adjustments using various techniques (e.g. Diversified, Drop table, Activator, Accustim) for misalignments of spinal and extremity joints
- Deep tissue adhesion release using ART (hands-on) and FAKTR (instrument-assisted) to free up scar tissue and knots restricting nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments
- Cold Laser therapy to limit inflammation and speed healing
- Guidance on stretching and strengthening exercises
- Nutrition programs to control inflammation, joint cartilage damage and optimize health
- Other professionals in his clinic provide registered massage therapy and acupuncture.
Born and raised in Montreal, Dr. Quinn accepted a four-year scholarship to Dartmouth College, an Ivy League university in New Hampshire. In his senior year, he captained the varsity hockey team and earned a bachelor’s degree.
A few years later, while in his first career teaching high school math and science, a hockey injury affected him for three months causing low back pain and sciatica (leg pain). Fortunately, a colleague recommended his chiropractor and Dr. Quinn recovered with a treatment program. This inspired him to pursue the four-year doctor of chiropractic (D.C.) degree.
In 1991, he graduated summa cum laude and was class salutatorian at Life Chiropractic College West in California. The following year, while teaching spinal anatomy and physical therapy at LCCW, he completed post-doctoral studies in diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries.
In Victoria, besides practicing full-time, he has taught courses in bone and joint pathology, the nervous system, musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology at local colleges. He has practiced yoga and Tai Chi for many years, plays golf and guitar, enjoys choral singing and hikes several days a week.
He likes taking time to listen to his patients.
Dr. Mark Strudwick, BSc, DC
Dr. Mark Strudwick is a third-generation chiropractor (D.C.) who attended Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California and graduated in 1997. Prior to his chiropractic education, he received a Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.) degree in Biology from the University of Victoria. He has attended many seminars over the years in order to stay current on the latest treatment methods and scientifically-valid options.
Having completed training in Amsterdam and Oxford, he is one of only two chiropractors on the island to hold an ICCSP (Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner) through the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic, a body whose mandate is to train, and provide standards, for chiropractors working at top athletic events worldwide. Dr. Strudwick employs several techniques in his care of patients depending upon the individual’s need: from traditional chiropractic to soft tissue methods, kinesiology taping and laser therapy.
Educating the public about the benefits of chiropractic, as well as other health issues, is something that he feels is important. To achieve this goal, Dr. Strudwick has written numerous articles for Victoria’s “Moss Rock Review” and has been published at www.livestrong.com. In addition to private practice, Dr. Strudwick is the Orthopedic Pathology instructor at the Victoria campus of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. For more on Dr. Strudwick visit www.strudchiro.ca
Audrey Vandenbrink, RAc
Since receiving my Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria in 1998, I have had the opportunity to treat a vast variety of client’s conditions and illnesses. These experiences have encouraged me to further my studies in an effort to fully understand the energies of health and healing. I have a special interest in the Japanese style of acupuncture as well as a keen interest in musculo-skeletal work and acu-detox.
Facial rejuvenation with acupuncture is another exciting field that I look forward to delving into more deeply.
As an acupuncturist I work with you to assess disruptions in energy flow using holistic means to achieve balance and harmony. My focus is to resolve the source of the condition and to facilitate recovery and prevention.
I feel blessed to be able to live and work in beautiful Victoria. My husband and I have raised our children here and have taken advantage of the wonderful opportunities to explore nature’s gifts around the Island. I love hiking, camping, paddling, skiing here on the Island, and relaxing with a good book. Life has given me a chance to travel and I hold a deep passion for seeing new places and learning different cultures.
I continue to get excited with each new direction that my journey through life takes. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to have many teachers, clients, friends and associates. My clients have been my inspiration. To be bless with their trust and willingness to share their stories and their healing journeys with me is truly a gift. I look forward to working with you and sharing in your journey to health and wellness.
Noelle Jones, RMT
Noelle Jones has been practicing as a registered massage therapist (RMT) since 2005 after graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria. After working in spa resorts and heliski lodges for a few years she came back to Victoria to practice in 2009 and joined Saanich Centre Chiropractic Plus in 2012. Noelle’s treatment skills include deep tissue and relaxation massage as well as reflexology.
Fran Blake, BA, RMT
Fran Blake has been practicing massage therapy since 1999. Originally from a wee town in northern Ontario, she moved westward 10 years ago to avoid the long cold winters and has made Victoria her home. Fran joined the staff of Saanich Centre Chiropractic Plus in 2008. Fran also works at West Coast College of Massage Therapy and is the Clinic Coordinator for the Victoria Campus. Having both positions allows her to keep her mind and her hands busy promoting health and wellness for her patients and the next generation of massage therapists.
Fran offers a variety of treatment approaches to her patients, including deep tissue treatments to aid in releasing chronic areas of tension and restriction. Fran has completed continuing education courses in scapular mobilizations, advanced cervical spine stretching and scar release therapy.