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Meet our Laser Therapy Providers

Dr. Nick Stryniak

Chiropractor & Director

Dr. Nick Stryniak is a Halifax native and received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie.  Dr. Stryniak graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the New York Chiropractic College and is board-certified to practice in both Canada and the United States. While at NYCC, Dr. Stryniak was selected for an honours remote internship, which involved rotations at Meridian Chiropractic & Wellness in Syracuse, NY, Veterans Affairs Hospital in Bath, NY, Neurology department of the CNY Spine Group and Chronic pain management section of New York Spine & Wellness, both in Syracuse, NY.

He has completed advanced training in Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), Cox Spinal Decompression, functional assessment, sports rehabilitation, manual therapy, instrument-assisted soft-tissue treatment, Kinesiology taping and whole food nutrition.

Dr. Stryniak has a special interest in helping athletes and has provided chiropractic treatment to high school, college, recreational and professional athletes at various events, the most notable being the USA Track and Field Visa Championship Series at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Dr. Alex Vanderlinden


Dr. Alexander Vanderlinden is a native of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, now residing in Halifax. A
graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, he completed his Bachelor of Science in Human
Kinetics, while also competing with the St.FX X-Men Track & Field Team. After his time in
St.F.X., he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca
Falls, New York. Aside from treating patients in the outpatient clinic on campus, he also treated
veterans in the Veterans Affairs hospitals, the Elmira Pioneers Baseball club, and the athletes at
various Ironman Competitions.

Dr. Vanderlinden intends to treat patients of all ages, with
various musculoskeletal conditions through diversified chiropractic adjustments, Flexion &
Distraction therapy, rehabilitation exercises, soft tissue mobilizations, and educating his
patients to live a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Vanderlinden is excited to return to Nova Scotia and
help the community members achieve their health and fitness goals.

Accelerate Tissue Healing with Laser Therapy

One of the first and most essential steps in treating nerve, muscle, and/or joint conditions is stimulating rapid, and proper healing of damaged and injured tissue. We have found that Laser therapy helps patients recover faster, and more completely from a wide array of musculoskeletal conditions including, neck pain, low back pain and sciatica, as well as common knee, foot, and shoulder problems.

How Laser Therapy Works

Laser therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free therapy that applies concentrated red and infrared light through the skin to the deeper tissues of the body, including muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments, and joints (this does not cause heat or damage to the skin or underlying tissue). As this light reaches the damaged tissue it stimulates a number of intracellular and metabolic processes which act to reduce pain and accelerate tissue healing.

Some of the key effects of Laser Therapy include include:


Increased collagen production facilitates proper alignment and remodelling of collagen, reduces scar tissue formation, enhances tissue elasticity


Reduced Inflammation and Edema stimulates inflammatory control cells such as macrophages, neutrophils, and lymphocytes which help control and resolve the inflammatory process


Accelerated bone remodelling/bone repair proliferation of osteophytes for faster bone healing and regeneration


Increased muscle regeneration speeds the repair of damaged muscle fibers and regeneration of damaged muscle tissue)


Facilitated nerve regeneration proliferation of nerve growth factors