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, Chiropractor

Dr. Albert Scales has been helping victims of motor vehicle accidents for over 40 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.

Kaitlyn Ouellette, RMT

Kaitlyn Ouellette is a recent graduate from Mohawk College, where she obtained an Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy. Kaitlyn is a compassionate, open-minded therapist that cares about the well-being of her patients and will prioritize their comfort in every treatment. Her commitment to helping people has been a lifelong endeavor, and she looks forward to helping patients achieve their goals through massage therapy, encouraging remedial exercises, and by explaining the importance of self-care. Kaitlyn intends to obtain additional certifications so that can continue to provide the most suitable treatment for her patients. Some of the services she will be offering are sports massage, therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, relaxation massage and prenatal massage.

Karen MacKiddie, Clinic 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, Clinic 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.