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What Our Patients Say

What others say about chiropractic care can help you make the right health care choice. Review a selection of LifeWorks Family Chiropractic patient testimonials below and please email us or contact the office if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Dr. Whillans and Dr. Barbary


What people are saying about Drs. James Whillans and Nicole Barbary

Thank You!

Thank you very much for being so caring to myself and my daughter Jill.

Jane E.

Less Neck Pain…On To Wellness Care!

LifeWoks Family Chiropractic has been an experience I heartily endorse for everyone in Kelowna. I developed a sore neck that became quite debilitating about 6 weeks ago and began seeing Drs. Nicole and James about a month ago. Right after my first session, they called that evening to see how I was doing and even offered to make a house call if my situation called for it.

I had never realized how important our neck and spine are for helping (or hindering) everything else in our bodies. I particularly like how each Doctor explains everything that they do and how it helps me.

After 4 weeks of adjustments, I’m back to 90% and am looking forward to a life long relationship with LifeWorks Family Chiropractic.

Sincerely,
Dave Lytton
Kelowna, BC

Pregnancy Care

At first I was hesitant about going to a chiropractor while being pregnant, but my sciatic pain was getting worse and a friend of mine suggested I give it a try. When I first went in to LifeWorks they did a thorough exam and told me that they would be able to help me, not only with the pain but also to keep me properly aligned for my pregnancy and delivery.

Since having my subluxations adjusted I have noticed no sciatic pain, minimal aches and pains and positive changes in my pregnancy. I am now experiencing more comfort and zero pain when doing activities.

Thank you for the help!

Karyn R.
Kelowna, BC

Autism

We fetched our son back from the brink of Autism. The real work was done by his Innate Intelligence with the artful and compassionate hands of Drs. James & Nicole delivering specific chiropractic adjustments.

Over a span of four years we met with educators, speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, school nurses, school psychologists and medical doctors. All presented the same diagnosis. “Probably Autism, maybe Asperger’s, highly functioning but obviously somewhere on the Sensory Integration Disorder spectrum.”

My wife was mobilized to action and I just couldn’t buy that something was wrong with our son. That we were going to watch his lovely light fade from his eyes and our life.

Though we modified our diets, regimented our daily lives, ritualized our language, sought therapy and never stopped seeing him as anything but perfect and beautiful, the only thing that remained constant was specific upper cervical chiropractic adjustments.

Drs. James & Nicole shared our vision of Oliver and adjusted hi over the last two years. Recently, we had a meeting in his public school with his teacher, an aid, all of his therapists, nurses, the principal and an administrator from the county school district. They all said the same thing. “I’m sorry. He doesn’t qualify for any of our services. On all of the test scores, he’s normal. In fact, in some areas, he’s well beyond his class lever.”

Thanks to chiropractic, Drs. James and Nicole and our son’s Innate Intelligence we enjoy Oliver’s beauty and perfection every day. We urge all members of all families to seek consistent chiropractic care and never tire of telling of our son’s victory!

In Love & Gratitude,
Amy, Shawn, Oliver, Liam & Felix

Severe Back Pain Gone…Feeling 10 Years Younger!

When I was introduced to chiropractic care, I have to admit I was not only skeptical, but scared out of my mind. What if something moved that shouldn’t? I had all these questions and fears that needed answers. I had been experiencing severe back pain for a while, but I was also afraid of the pain worsening should something go wrong.

Dr. James sat down with me and discussed these issues one at a time, alleviating most any fear I had. He instantly put me at ease with his thorough explanations of what he would be doing, and by allowing me to understand this, I trusted him. When I wasn’t comfortable with certain ways he adjusted me, he used different ways to make the adjustment work.

Dr. James helped me to understand that the care he had given me want just in my body, but in my mind and soul as well, which allowed me to heal even more quickly.

Today, at 38, I feel ten years younger. I have more stamina and feel like I can do almost anything. I am running, doing aerobics and taking better care of myself as a whole because of the encouragement and backing that Dr. James has shown me. He has opened my eyes not only to the worls of Chiropractic, but what it takes to make a better, healthier individual all the way around.

Sherry C

My Thanks to LifeWorks Family Chiropractic

I am writing this in hopes that it will motivate others to sign up for a wellness program.

What do you assume is normal?

Small cuts and burns always…….…Equals an infection

Crashing on my snowboard always……….Equals a sore neck and back

Sleeping in on weekends…….….Equals a very sore lower back

These things I accepted as normal. Boy was I wrong!

I met Dr. Nicole Barbary and Dr. James Whillans in August 2007. Within 2 months of adjustments I realized that that these thinks I accepted as normal weren’t. Why? Because, I don’t suffer from these symptoms anymore.

Due to my wellness program I have a properly aligned spine, plus the muscles on either side of my spine work to keep it that way, even after a crash on my snowboard. I can push myself snowboarding, without fear, and I am really looking forward to the improvements in my golf game.

Thanks for giving me back my young spine so I can keep up with my children on the slopes and in the future teach my Grandson to snowboard.

Loren L. Desautels
Kelowna, BC

Crohn’s Disease in remission, no allergies and better performance in sports!

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Matthew Meccia; I first met Drs. Nicole and James in the fall of 2004. For the combined time of two years that I have known these two amazing individuals, they have helped my life more than anyone could have ever known! They both offered some of the best chiropractic adjustments I have EVER received, keeping it gentle, and at the same time keeping it every specific to remove all of my subluxations! They are both very caring individuals and were always there for me no mater if it was a chiropractic, personal, or medical problem.

The reason why I first saw Dr. Nicole was due to my Crohn’s Disease, with her adjustments and advice we were able to help place it in remission till this day! Also I have noticed since I was under their care my allergy problem seemed to disappear and my performance in sports and daily exercise seemed to improve! I choose to keep seeing them even after my symptoms disappeared cause I learned from them that Chiropractic helps in the prevention of further problems!

I wish these two the best luck in the world and I pray that they will touch the lives of millions like they have touched my life! I owe these two so much for the help they gave me and the lessons they taught me. Thank you guys so much!

Sincerely,
Matthew Meccia

I’m Happy and More Pleasant to be Around!

I am in reasonably good overall health. I sought care at LifeWorks Family Chiropractic because of some intense headaches and some stiffness in my neck. The headaches were frustrating and sometimes made feel grouchy.

Since being under Chiropractic care I feel like my body is more relaxed, it feels like everything is working together comfortably. I have a greater feeling of being a lot more in tune with my body and my life.

Since being adjusted regularly, I feel more energized, fluid and freedom of movement which makes me happy. This makes me more pleasant to be around. It is all one good chain of events and effects.

My Fiancée and Daughter are also benefiting from Chiropractic at LifeWorks.

Adam Bomans
Kelowna, BC

Recommended for Optimum Health

Thank you for the excellent care I have received from both of you. You have helped my body start to heal itself and I am feeling so much stronger and better since you have been treating me. I would highly recommend both of you to anyone that wants to bring his or her body to optimum health.

You jave tough me that the body works as a whole and wellness comes from the body’s own natural healthing abilities, which work best when everything is in balance. So thank you again for the superior service and for caring about me to make sure that everything is running smoothly.

Sincerely,
Ginny Konechny
Independent Sales Director
Mary Kay Cosmetics

Less Headaches and More Well-Being

I am new to Kelowna and had been thinking of finding a good chiropractor when I walked into a health food store and found the LifeWorks Family Chiropractic centre and haven’t looked back.

After only 1-2 adjustments I already noticed an improvement. More range of motion, less headaches and a general over all feeling of well being. I had been away from chiropractic for a few years and now having resumed treatment I am aware of how important it is to keep regular maintenance going.

Gabriele
Kelowna BC

Relief from Sports Injuries and Erectile Dysfunction:

As a semi-pro rugby player, my body is constantly under the physical stress of a full-contact sport. Along with the rest of my team, I have used chiropractic care for the past several years to stay healthy, recover from unjries faster and play at my best.

Dr. Nicole provided me with care at a time when I suffered one of my worst injuries. I received a hit that resulted in not only low back pain but also erectile dysfunction. As a father of two this came as quite a shock to me. With many other doctors, I may have felt reluctant or embarrassed to bring up issues as sensitive as this but Dr. Nicole was very re-assuring and confident the problem was a direct result from the spinal injury. She assured me that chiropractic would help and after only a couple of weeks everything was back to normal!

I continued receiving regular chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Nicole for some time. She always provided me with excellent care and I would encourage everyone to take advantage of the many benefits chiropractic has to offer!

Sincerely,
Jamie H