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Meet Dr. Barbara James

Chiropractor Kelowna, Dr barbara JamesDr. James is a passionate holistic health activist who has practiced as a chiropractor for over 32 years. Her focus is on helping people make positive lifestyle changes that impact their health and personal well-being. After working 3 years in public health, she was inspired to return and complete her studies as a Doctor of Chiropractic, graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 1988.

Gentle Chiropractic Approach

Dr. James spent her first two years in practice working with Dr. Robert Young, the Canadian chiropractor who first pioneered a unique lever adjustment. Now called Micro Alignment Therapy, it starts with a Global Pattern Search to assess joint play and symmetry throughout the spine, peripheral joints (such as knees, feet, shoulders & jaw) and the cranium. Once the body pattern has been determined, Dr. James will use gentle, precise lever adjustments to gently align the joints to relieve pain, improve joint motion and restore optimum function/adaptability.

With a unique whole-body focus on alignment and certification as a Posture Professional, patients will find Dr. James approach to be practical and pro-active to encourage them to remain as active as possible. This therapy is suitable for patients of all ages and is well-received for optimum body performance. It can be effective for many conditions including:

  • Postural stress (this includes neck, shoulder and arm tension, pain, numbness & tingling)
  • Headaches
  • Neck & TMJ pain
  • Mid & lower back pain
  • Joint pain in the hips, knees, feet, shoulders, elbows, and wrists
  • Sports injuries


In 2019 she joined Kelowna Family Chiropractic and enjoys providing her innovative patient care with the addition of many exceptional products services offered here. She has recently revised her teaching format to offer online training courses for multi-discipline practitioners scheduled to begin in October 2020.

On a Personal Note

For the past 30 years she has enjoyed the beautiful Okanagan lifestyle and currently enjoys tai chi, gardening, and lap time with her cats Moxi and Smudge.

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation!

Dr. Barbara James, Chiropractor Kelowna | (250) 868-1167