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Dr. Amanda Gammage – a home-grown naturopathic doctor, chiropractor, and acupuncturist, has been honored with an invitation to join the Chiropractic Team for the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games occurring November 14th to 30th in Veracruz, Mexico. Born and raised in Fort St. John, Dr. Gammage returned here after university to help fill the need for medical professionals in our area. With her practice in Fort St. John, Dr. Gammage has treated a variety of patient types, including many athletes and active community members in her twenty five years as a chiropractor. The Games are equipped with a team of 29 chiropractors from around the world to treat the 5,700 athletes who will be competing in various summer sports including triathlons, sailing, martial arts and softball. Out of the 29 chiropractors, there are four females; Dr. Gammage is the only Canadian chiropractor at the Games, which is something our Fort St. John native is very proud of. While she will be practicing primarily as a chiropractor during the games, she is licensed as a Naturopathic Doctor, making her the first Naturopathic Doctor in history to ever be invited to the Central American and Caribbean Games. Dr. Gammage was personally invited by Dr. Saul Luengas who is the Chief of Chiropractic Services for the upcoming Central American and Caribbean Games; both Dr. Gammage and Dr. Luengas attended Palmer College of Chiropractic West – one of the oldest Chiropractic institutes on the continent – in San Jose, California.

According to the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, “Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine”. The services offered by Dr. Gammage and staff at the Peace Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine are: naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, spinal adjustments, massage, natural remedies, testing, and medical aesthetics. Naturopathic medicine is able to address and often treat a variety of health issues and is considered a sustainable method of health care. For those who are interested in a naturalistic approach to health care and lifestyle management can contact the Peace Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine at 250-787-6020; Dr. Gammage and her team are accepting new patients at this time.

As the games are now underway I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Amanda Gammage on her invitation and involvement in the Central American and Caribbean Games; Dr. Gammage is not only representing Canada, she’s also representing the communities in the Northeast Region of British Columbia. We are proud to say that Dr. Gammage is part of this community and that her hard work and dedication to her profession is being recognized internationally. We, as a community, wish you all the best!

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