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Meet Dr. James Whillans, DC

I thought I was healthy until I got under regular chiropractic care

Kelowna Chiropractors Dr. Nicole Barbary, Dr. James Whillans & family

Dr. Nicole Barbary, Dr. James Whillans & family.

As a teenager I went to see my mother’s chiropractor about elbow pains I was having from sports.

With chiropractic adjustments, my elbow pain went away as expected but what really blew me away was that my “normal headaches” cleared up, I didn’t get sick as often and I had more energy than ever before!

I knew this was how I would spend the rest of my life… Helping others reach their health potential through the gift of chiropractic!

Chiropractic Education

I graduated magna cum laude from the largest chiropractic school in the world, Life University of Chiropractic near Atlanta, Georgia. I chose this school not because of its size, but its quality of education, especially the wide range of adjusting techniques (I learned 11 different adjusting techniques in school!)

Our Philosophy at LifeWorks Family Chiropractic

The foundation of our philosophy here at LifeWorks Family Chiropractic is your body is fully capable of running itself, including healing you when needed. Through chiropractic care, our primary objective is to remove any obstacles so that your body can heal and perform at its best, naturally. By far, the most satisfying aspect of practicing chiropractic is seeing lives change!

Life in Beautiful Kelowna

One of the best parts of going to Chiropractic College was meeting my wife and chiropractor, Dr. Nicole! She checks my spine regularly to make sure I am always at my best. We have two young children, Nina-Vienne and Jude, who both get chiropractic check-ups regularly to be sure they are developing at their full potential. We love living, working and playing as a family here in beautiful Kelowna.

When we’re not in the office we take time to hike in the mountains, enjoy Okanagan wines, and I love to play soccer.

Enough about me! How can we help you with today’s chiropractic care?


Meet Dr. Nicole Barbary, DC

I was told it was just a ‘Phase’

I was told it was just a “phase” I was going through… My parents and even my doctor said that at 15 years old I was ‘too young for back problems’. However, the reality was several times each day for months, I was having excruciating back spasms.

I finally Convinced my Family to Take me to a Chiropractor

I finally convinced my family to take me to a chiropractor and found someone who could help! Only a few visits later I was rid of the spasms forever, but something more remarkable happened… I recognized how much better my whole body felt after being adjusted.

Over the next 2 years of regular ‘maintenance’ adjustments, my ASTHMA WENT AWAY! I never told my chiropractor I had asthma, nor did I go there hoping it would go away. Simply because my body was able to function better, it healed itself as it is designed to do! The nerves going to my lungs can now send proper signals and I have not used an inhaler in over 10 years! After experiencing a childhood full of antibiotics, inhalers, Aspirin and Tylenol I discovered a totally drug free lifestyle with chiropractic care.

We are raising our two kids with a different approach; natural home births, no vaccinations, healthy foods, lots of fresh air and regular chiropractic check-ups. I see the results with my kids and the many children we take care of here in the office, which empowers me to share what I know with as many people here in Kelowna as I can reach.

Helping the residents of Kelowna

Our bodies are designed for healthy, VIBRANT living… as long as we can stay out of its way! That’s what chiropractic helps to remove, our own daily interference and irritations to our bodies. Without interference, we function at a much higher level, and can do the things we LOVE!

When I’m not taking care of the kids or in the office you can usually find me out playing with and training horses. In fact, sometimes I even adjust the horses to make sure THEY’RE at their best too!

I consider myself an excellent listener and hope I get the opportunity to meet you in person and discuss your specific health goals.


Call today so we can help you take your first step towards better health! (250) 868-4880