Dr. Willgress approach to health has been inspired by a harmonizing relationship between Chiropractic and yoga, as their main principals focus on a sense of peace, well-being, and the body’s natural healing abilities.
Through holistic and preventative ways to help the body heal, Dr. Willgress uses a combination of chiropractic manipulation, cranial therapy, kinesiotaping, electric modalities, selective functional movement assessments’ (SFMA), dynamic neuromuscular stabilization techniques (DNS), soft tissue therapies (Graston, Active Release Therapy and Fascial Release Therapy) and corrective therapeutic exercises.
Melissa Willgress was born and raised in Nanaimo. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science Degree and received her Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Chiropractic College. She gained valuable clinical experience as an athletic therapist for the University of Victoria’s Men’s Basketball team and the Metro Toronto Wildcats Football Club. Dr. Melissa Willgress also cultivated her clinical skills during her internship at Muki Baum Treatment Center for adults with complex disabilities.
As a Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance, Melissa enjoys leading an active lifestyle, which includes yoga, cycling, running and various team sports.
Dr. Melissa Willgress looks forward to guiding you on your path to wellness!