Fit Chiropractic

About Us

At Fit Chiropractic & Sport Therapy, our goal is to understand each individual for who they are and work with them to provide personalized care. We use comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care to optimize function and build confidence. We believe everyone should have a well-rounded healthcare team to support them in reaching their goals.

We are here for you.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority.

Our practitioners work together to optimize the care provided for people in pain. We stay up to date on research and base our treatments on the best available evidence. We value your beliefs and opinions, integrating your needs and goals into our treatment plans.

We're here to Help You Stay Healthy

The Team

Meet our awesome team of health care professionals, here to serve and work with you!

Dr. Derek Vinge (he/him)

Dr. Derek grew up in an active family in Fernie, BC. The pursuit of optimum health and wellness was always a part of his upbringing, which he shares in his treatment approach today. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from UBC with focus on human anatomy and physiology. Further interest in health-care and sports medicine motivated him to attend the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon to obtain his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Additional soft tissue therapy certifications include Active Release Technique (A.R.T.®), Graston Technique (GT®) and Kinesio® Tape. He is also a running technique specialist and works on gait analysis and running injury.

Dr. Derek feels that it is important to always keep active and believes it is the key groundwork to live a healthy life. He previously competed on the track team at UBC specializing in the 5000m and marathon distance. In Victoria, he trained and raced on the National Rowing team. Today, he has shifted his athletic focus to running and triathlon. For cross training with his wife Amber, a local Optometrist with Comox Valley Vision Therapy, and three kids, they enjoy hiking and skiing, cycling and running.

Treatment support for local events:
- Dodge City X Triathlon
- The Cumby
- The Perseverance Trail Run
- Comox Bay Care Society treating homeless or at-risk populations with the Care-A-Van Program

Dr. Simon Conde (he/him)

Growing up on Bowen Island gave Dr. Simon a unique perspective into the close connection that a small community brings and created a deep connection to nature and outdoor sports. After high school, he moved to the Big Island to attend the University of Victoria. With a lifelong interest in chiropractic therapy, Dr. Simon attended and graduated with honours from the University of Western States with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. He completed further certifications and training in Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, FAKRT, and various other soft-tissue and rehabilitation therapies. Dr. Simon is continually learning and adding more tools to quickly get his patients back out doing what they love to do.

Dr. Simon is an avid mountain biker, trail runner, snowboarder, and sailor. He spends his time outside of the office exploring trails near his home in Cumberland, the trails of Strathcona Park, and the local beaches.

Treatment support for local events:
- Dodge City X Triathalon
- The Cumby
-The Perseverance.
- Chiropractor with BC Bike Race 2019-Present

Dr. Caeden Chau (she/her)

Dr. Caeden is passionate about helping others. She believes that ‘movement is medicine’ and strives to empower others to take control of their health. Originally from Mississauga, Ontario, Dr. Caeden grew up playing competitive volleyball, field hockey, and several other sports. She participated in several volunteer outreaches abroad, supporting underserved communities. With a passion for helping people and a love for movement and exercise, Dr. Caeden graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Science with Honours Specialization in Kinesiology. She had the opportunity to work as the team trainer for Western's varsity women’s lacrosse team. She then obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. While at CMCC, she participated in a chiropractic outreach to the Dominican Republic, where she served the local communities.

Dr. Caeden’s treatment approach includes evidence-based, individualized care, consisting of education, spinal manipulation/mobilization, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitation exercises. Dr. Caeden is trained in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and the Webster protocol. She has a special interest in pre/postnatal care and women’s health. She aims to help people in pain reach their goals and return to doing activities that they love, so they can continue moving and grooving into their golden years! Outside of the office, you can find Dr. Caeden cooking, travelling, and taking full advantage of all that Comox Valley has to offer!

Treatment support for local community:
- Comox Valley Glacier Kings Jr B Hockey Team Therapist
- Dodge City X Triathalon
- Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Team

Katy Lucas (she/her)
Registered Massage Therapist

Katy was born and raised in Victoria, BC. A world traveler at heart, she followed her curiosity to over 15 countries before ultimately choosing to settle down in the Comox Valley. Being raised on the West coast, Katy shares a strong connection with the outdoors and enjoys activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing and snowboarding. She has a deep passion for healing, and finds inspiration in assisting people towards their optimal state of health and wellness.

Katy took her training at the West Coast College Of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC. Throughout her schooling, she found herself drawn to working in rehabilitation & sports therapy. Inspired by her background in Traditional Thai Massage and Yoga therapy, she infuses her practice with natural movement, yoga inspired stretches, focused breathing & a blend of active techniques based on the clients needs.

Katy believes that body awareness and movement are two integral pieces of a greater whole and that it is essential for clients to leave her treatment room feeling empowered. At the end of each treatment, she will recommend a beneficial home care plan that provides the client with a method of helping themselves reach their personal goals. Ultimately, Katy aspires to keep her clients doing the things that they love most. Katy is constantly soaking up new knowledge and evolving her practice to follow suit. These days, you can find Katy exploring the local trails, practicing piano or geeking out to anatomy & biomechanics.

Genevieve Bartlam (she/her)
Registered Massage Therapist

Originally from Ontario, Genevieve has been blessed to call the beautiful west coast of B.C. home for the past 11 years. Genevieve graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria in 2018 and started her practice in Powell River working in a clinical setting as well as at an addictions treatment centre. The Comox Valley called her across the Georgia Straight and she has been excited to expand her clinical experience and get to know and serve the community here. Her treatments are in a context of relaxation allowing a calming of the nervous system and giving the body space to heal while also seeking to address specific concerns as well as their causes – not only the symptoms. She utilizes specific techniques such a Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Isolytic release and hydrotherapy. One of her greatest teachers has been injury; understanding first hand what it can be to feel discomfort and limited ability, the power of compassionate care and the real challenges of recovery.

Inspired greatly by the seemingly endless mountains, forests and ocean Genevieve finds peace from running or biking the trails, climbing the cliffs and mountains or kayaking on the ocean. Passionate about being outdoors and being active she strives to maintain health for self and those that she treats. She seeks to help her clients continue to be able to do whatever it is that makes them smile and interact with this world.

Brooklyn Thomson (she/her)
Registered Massage Therapist

Brooklyn is passionate about movement and living an active lifestyle. She has graduated from the 2200-hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria and has been registered through the College of Massage Therapists in BC since 2018.

Each treatment will consist of a variety of techniques including general swedish, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, trigger point release assisted with instruments, and active modalities all in the context of helping her patients achieve their goals. Her interests include sport-related injuries, headache pain management, and repetitive/overuse stress injuries. In her spare time, you can find Brooklyn biking and snowboarding at Mount Washington.