meet our chiropractors

Chiropractor Vernon BC Elliot Lysyk With Chiropractic Team
Chiropractor / Founder

Elliot Lysyk D.C.

My name is Dr. Elliot Lysyk. With the help of my partner, Alana, we have built an amazing multidisciplinary health clinic filled with lovely doctors, therapists and staff. We all work hard everyday helping many families from around Vernon to heal and stay healthy. Previously I practiced in Australia and then Ireland, where we lived in Cork City for 4 years before settling back in Canada. I love to travel, having visited over 30 countries and enjoying many cultural experiences along the way.

My true passion as a Vernon chiropractor, however, is chiropractic care for families. I love helping people overcome their health concerns - especially children and families. It's amazing to witness patients healing naturally, without medications, and to prevent children from ever requiring those medications. I have been blessed to have helped thousands of patients-high-performance athletes, newborns, the elderly, regular moms and dads-seek relief from, and often overcome, a large variety of health concerns.

In an attempt to be the best chiropractor I can be, I am committed to staying up-to-date with all the latest research, and in my studies, one important truth always materializes: true prevention is following the guidelines that enhance your body's natural healing power- correcting problems before they become big, or before they develop at all.

My Chiropractic Focus

My focus is simple. Everything I do in at Arise Chiropractic and Wellness is based on these 4 health principles:

  • You are a self-healing organism. Your body is designed to heal itself. Just think about when a scrape starts to heal or a bruise fades. Your body is in a constant state of change and repair, and in order to do this, it follows a very exact program.
  • Your nervous system is the mechanism that runs this program. It's like a computerized central command centre that runs YOU. As long as your nervous system is able to communicate effectively with every organ, tissue, cell, nook, and cranny of you, you should experience optimal health-the best health of your life. This is called 'normal.'
  • If, however, something interferes with the function of your nervous system, and it is not able to do its job, your body will no longer be ABLE to do what it is programmed and designed to do. It will become confused and start doing 'abnormal' things.
  • My job as a chiropractor is to restore law and order in this system! The earlier, the better, but it's never too late!

I look forward to meeting you and your family, and helping you all achieve super-charged health!

Chiropractor Vernon BC James Mayne

James Mayne D.C.

My name is Dr. James Mayne. I grew up in the Okanagan, and I couldn’t be happier about serving the Vernon community after years of living abroad. The ski hills, beaches, friendly neighbours, and lack of bumper-to-bumper traffic make this area one of the most attractive places in the world to live. My wife, Brooke, and I chose Vernon as the perfect community to raise a family as well as operate a chiropractic clinic.

Before joining the Arise Chiropractic and Wellness team, I worked at various wellness and sports-based chiropractic clinics in the Portland, Oregon area. Working in a multidisciplinary medical centre I developed a strong appreciation for wellness care.

I have now been in Vernon, working at Arise Wellness for over 14 years, and in that time we have expanded the Arise Chiropractic clinic into a multidisciplinary wellness centre which now also includes massage therapy, spinal decompression therapy, physiotherapy, reflexology and osteopathy .

My role as a wellness-based chiropractor is keeping people’s spines and bodies moving optimally by maintaining a strong posture and proper spinal alignment. This will help a person live well from birth to old age, keeping us active and enjoying our wonderful community.

Another important aspect of my life here in Vernon is giving back to the community my family lives and plays in. I have been an active member of the Kalamalka Rotary Club for 14 years and love helping out with community improvement, such as building nature trails, water parks, and skateboard parks. I love being able to serve the people in the Vernon, Coldstream and surrounding communities and assisting them with all their health care needs.

Chiropractor Vernon BC Deane Studer

Deane Studer D.C.

Finding a healthcare practitioner who will take the time to appropriately assess your injury is important. Dr. Studer will seek to understand how your body got to where it is and explain how together we will go about turning things around so your body can heal and ensure a full recovery. The goal is to reduce pain, restore function, and strengthen the natural support system of your body.

He completed his Chiropractic education and training in 1993 at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He holds certification in Chiropractic Spinal Whiplash Trauma, Yoga Teacher Training (250 hours with Baron Baptiste), and soft tissue therapy called Active Release Technique (ART). Studies and courses also completed include: Ayurvedic Medicine, Core Stability, Metabolic Nutrition, Balance & Rehabilitation training, and Functional Neurology. His interest in human performance and longevity is highlighted by the areas of interest and study throughout his 30 years as a Doctor of Chiropractic.

Dr. Studer's treatment consists of soft tissue therapy or ART, spinal or extremity adjustments with hands or instrument, and rehab exercises. A progression of exercises and stretches specific to you will be provided. Posture correction includes a full assessment of your spine or area of complaint. We have X-rays onsite and maybe necessary for accurate detection of spinal conditions.

Custom orthotics help many people with low arches or pronation issues. A thorough assessment of dynamic foot function and gait will determine if your feet could benefit from an arch support insert or a customized orthotic.

If you are experiencing pain in your spine or extremities while working, engaging in activities, playing sports or have an injury due to an accident, consider Dr. Deane a key component to your overall healthcare team.

Chiropractor Vernon BC Keegan Johnston

Keegan Johnston D.C.

“Stand up straight!” – Timeless advice from my amazing mother. Little did I know then, this frequent critiquing of my posture would guide me to my future career.

I was raised in Bayfield, a very small and beautiful town on Lake Huron. My siblings and I were raised with a holistic mindset and chiropractic was built into our healthy living routine.

As vibrant kids who played every sport accessible and were rarely sick, I underappreciated the value that consistent chiropractic care gave to our family. Being adjusted as toddlers by our chiropractic aunt and uncle set our bodies up to work optimally right from the beginning- it kept us healthy and thriving.

Intrigued by the human body, I completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics with a minor in nutrition at the University of Guelph. Seeking adventure and further education, I moved to California to complete a Doctor of Chiropractic. I graduated from Life Chiropractic College West as valedictorian with clinical honors. My passion for chiropractic is palpable. Having the ability to serve and connect with those in my community by sharing my passion is something indescribably rewarding.

Loving the west coast but missing Canada, I headed north to the Okanagan. I was immediately captivated by all this area has to offer- skiing, snowboarding, golfing, wineries, beaches, hiking trails, waterfalls, and mountains. I flew home, packed up my soon-to-be-husband, Johnny Wild and made the drive from our small town in Ontario to this spectacular place. John and I practice what I lovingly teach my patients:

  • Eat with Intention
  • Move with Intention
  • Live with Intention

If you are looking to get out of pain, I can help you – a lot of chiropractors can. If you are looking for health, longevity, and vitality, the postural corrective care I can provide with integrity, love, excellence, and passion will enable you to accomplish your goals and reap the benefits of better health for the rest of your life. My vision for wellness extends well beyond the confines of any practice. My motivation in chiropractic is to serve and educate families incongruent living for better health outcomes and more fulfilling lives. I am passionate about creating a community of families who have the resources and tools to make informed decisions about their health. I look forward to seeing that vision materialize here in Vernon.

Chiropractor Vernon BC Scott Yeoman

Scott Yeoman D.C.

The mountains have always called to me; I am a nature lover and adventurer through and through. I've travelled the world - from Fiji to the Philippines to Mexico and Egypt - but my heart has always been here in British Columbia.

My interests are local too - hiking, camping and skiing are key to my mental and physical health. Growing up I spent most of my spare time in the mountains with my family, so the athlete in me decided to enroll in Kinesiology at SFU with an outstanding student initiative scholarship. During my studies I also worked as a personal trainer helping people fulfill their fitness goals, something I still care deeply about.

I graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2006 and, since then, have had the opportunity to train with, and learn from, some of the best doctors across the country. My passion is, with a skilled touch, adjusting spines of all ages and I love to see my patients' health flourish by activating and strengthening their nervous systems.

Since moving to the Okanagan, my beautiful German Shepard Ruby and I have spent our time getting to know the people and environment and feel truly honoured and privileged to join the communities of Vernon and Coldstream. I look forward to discussing your optimal health goals and how to achieve them and hope to see you soon!


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Arise Chiropractic and Wellness
100 Kalamalka Lake Road #7
Vernon, BC V1T 9G1
Chiro / Massage:
(250) 275-7616
(250) 275-7618