About

 

To "refine" is to improve through small changes.  At Refined Health, our goal is to do just that!  By integrating chiropractic and massage therapy, we strive to help you, our patients, meet your desired level of health.  Together we can improve your wellness by attentively addressing the concerns you are seeking us for, and effectively find the right course of treatment which suits your body's needs.

 

Our Team

Dr. Carly Youton, Chiropractor


Dr. Carly Youlton graduated Cum Laude from Logan College of Chiropractic, in Chesterfield, Missouri. She is a recipient of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities recognition and holds an Honours degree in Human Biology. Trained in multiple adjusting techniques, Dr. Youlton can accommodate patients of all ages, sizes, and conditions. Using Active Release Technique, myofascial release, nerve flossing, and other soft tissue therapies allows Dr. Youlton to effectively treat the muscles and connective tissues associated with joint pain and dysfunction.

 

Work stress and physical activities are the most common reasons one seeks a chiropractor.  Carly makes it no secret that she has experienced much of the same conditions her patients seek treatment for, and this makes her an excellent doctor.  As a former member of Canada's National Track and Field team, Carly can relate well to stress and pain, and connects well with her patients as a result.  Because of this exposure to high level athletics and her thorough understanding of injury alleviation and prevention, Dr. Youlton has a passion for caring for those dealing with stress, pain, or discomfort of any level.

Donna Kolabinski, Massage Therapist


Donna Kolabinski graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 1995, and has been actively practicing as a registered massage therapist ever since.

 

Donna’s own journey through difficult health challenges, led her to discover yoga, mediation, and deep connection to the earth as paths to healing and re-balancing.

 

In working with clients Donna brings a uniquely holistic approach to her work, working in different modalities and on multiple levels depending on each person’s specific needs, whether it is working with injury, rotator cuff stress, or deeper work.

 

Donna supports each client’s journey to health and healing by creating a sacred space for whatever needs to show up, and facilitates that journey on the table, as well as offering simple stretches or guidance for self-care off the table. Donna is a life long learner, and a lover of nature and outdoor sports.  She is an avid hiker and most recently has discovered a new passion for caving.  Also a mother and grandmother, Donna deeply values her connection to family and tribe, and believes children are our teachers and hold the key to the future.

Will my private insurance cover chiropractic?

Answer: probably! Chiropractic care is most often covered by your private insurance company. Your BC medical card does not usually cover chiropractic treatments, except for certain circumstances.  Refined Health offers direct billing services, and this may include your insurance company!  In this case, our clinic can do majority of the work for you, and reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for you.  Chiropractic care may also be included in your ICBC claim (within 2 years of your accident), and it is also covered by WorkSafeBC.

How do I know chiropractic will work for me?

Answer: varies Many people who have never tried chiropractic have questions about whether it is the right choice for them.  Majority of patients who see a chiropractor will experience positive results.  Unfortunately, there are also many people who have had a negative experience with their previous chiropractor, which dissuades them from trying it again.  "There is the right chiropractor out there for you", says Dr. Carly, "and hopefully you find that I am that person who can make the change for you."

How long do I have to see a chiropractor?

Answer: varies Like all health care, your treatments and the time it takes your body to recover or respond is impossible to determine right away. Some people experience positive results immediately, and may not need another treatment for quite some time. Others will respond more slowly to treatment, because their bodies need more time to recover. Many people who use chiropractic as a method to stay healthy find that they want to continue using it, but the frequency is not pre-determined nor is there a rule for how often you should visit your chiropractor. Question any chiropractor who tells you differently!