Meet the Practitioners
Dr. Linda Drake, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic/Homeopath
From a very young age, I knew I wanted to be in the health field. My Mom was disabled as a teenager, however, she never let it stop her from doing what she wanted to do - curling, tennis and hiking – even though it resulted in some degree of pain. Her life demonstrated that disabilities can be overcome with strength and humour and I have taken her example to heart.
I chose chiropractic as a profession as it is both a science and an art, which has allowed me to utilize both my intellect and my creative side.
I graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1983, opening a practice both in North Vancouver with Dr. Russ Manson and my own practice in Whistler which I ran from1983-1988. Long hours and the stress of commuting took its toll on my hands and I decided to take a well deserved rest. Dr. James Leigh took over my practice at this time and "while resting,” nature took its course and our first child, Riva was born. One year later, I sold my practice to Dr. Leigh and continued to work from home and in due course, Alia, our second daughter was born to complete our family. I continued with my studies in Applied Kinesiology, Body Integration, and Cranial Osteopathy as well as attaining my 4 year Homeopathic Diploma, studying with Murray Feldman and another 2 year certificate with Louis Klein. I am eternally grateful for my homeopathic knowledge and especially for the gift of "listening.”
Dr. Paul Diwana, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
I was born in Saskatchewan, and as I grew up, my family moved west to British Columbia. I completed my B.Sc. in Biology from University of British Columbia. After graduation I had a decision to make for my line of further studies. I always wanted to help people and care for them, therefore choosing the field of health care was easy, and I found out quickly that Chiropractic agreed best with my philosophy of healthcare.
Chiropractors are health care providers who treat patients without drugs or surgery and help the community maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. The body has an innate ability to heal itself provided that there is no interference with the nervous system. Chiropractic naturally removes that interference allowing the body to function at its optimal potential.
Dr. Aleem Remtulla, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
I was born and raised in North Vancouver and grew up playing and loving many sports, especially hockey. This interest in sports always pushed me to become a more improved athlete through conditioning and rehabilitation to keep my body in optimal condition.
With my educational interests mainly in science, I moved up North to Prince George, BC to obtain my Bachelors of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). While studying at UNBC, I continued to participate in many sports such as hockey, volleyball, badminton, squash, and tennis, which I still actively partake in today. This reserved my interest in the science of the human body. As a focused student I began to think about my future prospects; however, was still unsure as to which occupation could combine my passion for overall health and wellness.