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Meet the Team at Elk Valley Family Chiropractic

Our Chiropractic Support Team

Patients feel so comfortable in our family-centered practice and that has a lot to do with our amazing team members.


Dr. Zachary Taylor, Chiropractor

Dr. Zachary TaylorGrowing up in the Kootenays, one could describe me as an overly active child with a large imagination. Growing up on a farm with lots of space, that energy often translated to mischief and sports. By the age of thirteen, my family left the Kootenays and relocated across the world to New Zealand. It was here that I truly focused my energy into something, and that was cycling. At age seventeen, and back in Canada, I had my first exposure to chiropractic when I was sponsored by a cycling team. For me, although at this point I did not have any specific reason for care, I began to understand the concepts of prevention and maintenance. However, unbeknownst to me, I had started too late, and a year later I began developing an injury that would end my time as a cyclist.

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Introduction to Chiropractic

Having exhausted all resources on different treatments, sourced every specialist I could, I chose to enroll at UBC-Okanagan in the health and exercise science program. It wasn’t until the end of my second year that I met someone who had a different approach to health, this was Dr. Brian Bittle. Dr. Bittle took the time to explain chiropractic to me, to explain health to me, and to explain my condition and how he could help. After receiving care as a patient with excellent results from Dr. Bittle, I started working at his clinic. During this period of learning, asking questions, and witnessing results from patients, it became clear I wanted to pursue chiropractic as a career.

My Education

After completing three years at UBC-Okanagan, I was accepted to Life Chiropractic College West in San Francisco California. It was here that I continued to learn about the amazing healing potential of the body, to learn chiropractic technique, and to advance my knowledge in all aspects of health.

Elk Valley Family Chiropractic

I am beyond excited to join the Elk Valley Family Chiropractic Team! Dr. Mike is a great practitioner and interacts with and helps his patients with utmost care. I look forward to learning from and being mentored by Dr. Mike and enjoy calling the Kootenays home once again.


Emilie Fitton, Chiropractic Assistant

Emilie Fitton

Emilie was introduced to chiropractic care as a child and at an early age, learned how chiropractic stimulates and helps the body to heal at an accelerated rate in a non-invasive and drug-free manner.

When not helping clients at Elk Valley Family Chiropractic, Emilie is found in the great outdoors on various types of adventures with her dog and friends or jamming/performing on her fiddle as a local musician.

Emilie enjoys playing music, horticulture, skiing, camping, horsemanship, riding horseback on cattle drives at her family’s ranch, hiking with her dog and pretty much anything to rejuvenate outside in the fresh air.


Lauren, Technical Chiropractic Assistant

Photo of staff member LaurenAlthough somewhat new to chiropractic practices, Lauren has truly found joy in seeing clients progress and excel through regular chiropractic care. She sees each day as a learning opportunity and continually looks forward to sharing her knowledge with those around her.

In her free time, Lauren spends the majority of her time outdoors with her partner and her dog. Hiking, biking, snowboarding, split boarding and snowmobiling are just a few of the activities they enjoy together.


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