About Us

Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, the chiropractic care offered at Lakeshore Chiropractic Group in St. Catharines emphasizes the importance of improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and to improve your function.

Given the option, most people would prefer to be healthy and avoid illness if possible, and chiropractic care can help those people achieve their health and wellness goals. For those patients who may already be in pain, chiropractic care offers a unique way to provide pain relief for many types of pain and conditions, including back pain, neck pain and more.

Dr. Albert M. Scales DC

Dr. Albert Scales has been helping victims of motor vehicle accidents for over 39 years. He has successfully helped hundreds of auto accident sufferers return to a pain-free and active lifestyle.

He has been an independent insurance assessor for over 25 years and has seen many types of injuries related to motor vehicle accidents.  He is registered with FSCO and is licensed to treat your injuries and bill your insurance provider directly allowing you to avoid the hassles of paperwork. Dr. Scales is also the current President of the Niagara Chiropractic Society.

Our staff and professionals at Lakeshore Chiropractic Group do not take your pain and injuries lightly. We utilize the latest advances in natural pain relief and attempt to help you restore your health, mobility and quality of life as quickly as possible.

Common conditions treated in our office after a motor vehicle accident are:

  • Neck strain/sprain injuries (whiplash)
  • Low back strain/sprain injuries
  • Headache
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Extremity joint pain (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and hip, knee, ankle and foot)
  • Extremity muscle pain
  • Mid back pain

If you suffer from any of these conditions please call us right away at (905) 935 3355 .

Dr. Scales is different from the average chiropractor because he is using PulStar™ technology, which treats musculoskeletal conditions from head to toe without all the popping, twisting and cracking from traditional chiropractic methods.

With PulStar, Dr. Scales can scan your spine to find the exact source of your pain. Then, he can use the system’s gentle multiple impulse therapy tool for a long-lasting solution that leaves you pain-free in a fraction of the time.

Dr. Brendan Macoretta, Chiropractor

Dr. Macoretta is a recent graduate from the chiropractic program a D’Youville college in Buffalo. He specializes in sport/orthopedic rehabilitation which includes soft tissue work, Kinesiotaping and developing exercise programs. He is proficient at muscle release techniques and flexion-distraction treatment for comfortable and effective relief of your pain.

Alana Goertzen, Registered Massage Therapist

Alana is a Registered Massage Therapist at Goertzen Massage Therapy and has been practicing out of Lakeshore Chiropractic Group since 2015. She is a graduate of Brock University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, and of Ontario College of Health & Technology with a diploma in Massage Therapy.

Alana has continued her education with a focus in treating pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and first responders. To learn more about Goertzen Massage Therapy and to schedule an appointment, please visit www.goertzenmassage.com.

Phyllis Bubnick RMT

Phyllis has extensive experience working in Toronto for many years with victims of motor vehicle accidents as well as elite and amateur athletes. She is also certified from the Upledger Institute in Cranio-Sacral Therapy. She continues to use her knowledge gained as a Personal Trainer to design effective rehabilitation exercise programs.

Please give our office a call to set up an appointment with her at (905) 935 3355. Visit phyllisbubnickrmt.com for more information.

Dr. Kewei Ma, PhD, MD, ND

Naturopathy is where east meets west.  Combining the ancient wisdom of eastern medicine; advances made in western’s evidence based medicine; and trusting in the intelligence of the body to heal itself if given the proper support.

Acupuncture is a safe, natural, effective therapy where
thin sterilized needles are inserted into the skin. Acupuncture has been used for many illnesses both chronic and acute as well as for illnesses that are a result of a weakened immune system or an overstrained nervous system. Acupuncture is rooted in ancient Chinese traditions and may be used to help many physical issues.

Karen MacKiddie, Office Manager

Office Manager for over 34 years, Karen MacKiddie our fabulous Office Manager has greeted our patients when they come to the office. She is proficient at getting your appointment set up as soon as possible, and works with your insurance companies and WSIB to get your claims and treatments processed in a quick and efficient manner. She always has a smile and will help our patients with their questions, and concerns. We couldn’t do it without her!!

Miranda Panas, Receptionist

Miranda has been our friendly receptionist for over 3 years. She received the Bachelor degree in Kinesiology – BKin (Hons) and is currently pursuing a Masters in Practice of Osteopathic Manual Sciences (M.OMSc).

Miranda has been on Team Canada since 2012 and is a 4 time international medalist for bowling.