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Erika Duggan

Nutrition consultant

Erika Duggan is the owner/operator of Healthy by Nature nutrition & fitness consulting. She graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University in 2003 and then continued her education taking Nutrition at Mount St. Vincent University. Erika never stops learning, and since then, she has thoroughly enjoyed upgrading with courses from the Canadian School of Natural nutrition in her spare time. It is here that Erika truly discovered the incredible importance of a healthy diet based on whole, natural foods. She believes that the quality of the food we eat directly affects our overall well being.

Using her experience as a nutritional consultant in a private practice, coupled with her work at the QE II hospital, she can help you to achieve your personal goals and integrate necessary changes into your daily living. Erika enjoys sharing her love, passion and knowledge for a healthy lifestyle with those who seek answers. She will inspire you toward a lifestyle change including healthier cooking with more nutrient-dense foods. Healthful living is a skill and art that takes time to master; however, the choice to improve, maintain or enhance one’s life can be learned in simple, easy steps.

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. Stryniak prefers a research-based & patient centered approach to injury management. This starts with a thorough assessment to determine which soft-tissues are injured and the overall cause of the injury/symptoms. With a proper diagnosis, the appropriate treatment plan is then discussed with the patient to address both the symptoms and the cause. This include a variety of treatment techniques to maximize results. With this approach, Dr. Stryniak has had success in treating a variety of conditions such as neck pain, back pain (sprains/strains, disc bulges/herniations, spinal stenosis,sciatica etc), nerve related pain and headaches, repetitive stress injuries (tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, etc), sports injuries (sprains/strains), car accident related injuries (whiplash) and chronic pain.

For most patients, pain-relief is the ultimate goal and treatment ceases when this has been achieved. However, Dr. Stryniak will often provide performance care to those patients who prefer to be treated on a regular basis for improved recovery, reduce the risk of injury &  re-injury, and overall improved health,  athletic and daily-life performance.

Outside of the office, Dr. Nick is a hockey goaltender, beginner golfer and recreational runner, enjoys being active and spending time with his friends, family and wife, Jessika. He is also a self-proclaimed “seminar junky” and enjoys continually expanding his clinical knowledge and treatment tool-belt.