Hi, there.
I'm Dr. Larissa.

First, a little back story. I grew up on the west coast of Canada in a tiny neighbourhood called Deep Cove. Surrounded by mountains, a mossy forest & many rainy days. However, I spent most of my time in an ice rink. As a competitive figure skater, I was intrigued by movement, nutrition, and the capability of the human body.

This is where my story starts.

I competed at the Canadian National Figure Skating Championships in Ice Dance from 2011-2013. Unfortunately, my skating career ended with a chronic groin and low back injury. What I didn't know was that my life after sport would be such a struggle as I was unable to walk, sleep, and do every day activities without that nagging injury getting in my way. Years later, I ended up working with a kinesiologist & naturopathic doctor to heal the root cause of my pain. It offered me an approach that was different. One that was grounded in both science & nature. One that created the space to pause, zoom out & see the whole picture. After all, can you solve a puzzle without taking a step back and looking at the entire picture first?

Coming full circle, here I am today as a naturopathic doctor.

 

My goal is to inspire & encourage my patients to build lifestyle habits that cultivate wellness from within. I believe in creating a space for my patients to feel heard & supported. My philosophy on medicine is to find the root cause of illness, treat the whole person & educate you so that you can make informed decisions about your health.

If this resonates with you, book a complimentary meet & greet to make sure we are a good fit to co-create your health strategy!

Dr. Larissa

Education

  • B.Sc Biomedical Physiology -  Simon Fraser University 

  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine - Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine

  • First Aid: Basic Life Saving (BLS)/ CPR - Ohm Medical

  • First Aid: Naturopathic Advanced Life Support (NALS) - Ohm Medical

  • Educator & faculty member at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition - Anatomy, physiology & pathology

Additional Training

  • Pharmaceutical Prescriptive Authority – Canadian Pharmacists Association

  • Certified in Acupuncture

  • Certified in Advanced Injection Therapies of the extremities (prolotherapy)

  • Certified in Advanced Injection Therapies of the spine (prolotherapy)

  • Certified in Intravenous Therapy

Associations

  • Registrant of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

  • Member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA)

  • Member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)

  • Member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologist (BCAK)

  • Member of the Canadian Kinesiology Association (CKA)

As Seen On:

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Contributing Author

    Co-author of Evidence Informed Kinesiology

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    Your Vibrant Life Podcast

    • Spotify

    Two time guest - episodes explore the topic of nutrient deficiencies, gut health & burn out

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    The Forgecast 

    • Youtube

    Three time podcast guest with the Forge Health co-owners on wellness & popular culture with a healthy dose of sarcasm.