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 42 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 graduate from the chiropractic program at 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.

Dr. Christilynn Aycho, BScH, ND

Dr. Aycho, ND, owns her own practice, Nàdarra, where she practices naturopathic medicine in St. Catharines, Ontario. She completed a 4 year post graduate degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) with residency at William Osler Hospital and the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, concluding her education with receiving a Doctor of Naturopathy degree. Prior to CCNM, she received a Bachelor of Medical Science Honours Degree at Brock University. Dr. Aycho, ND, is a member of the CAND and OAND.
Website: https://www.nadarra.health/
Booking: https://nadarra.janeapp.com/

Miranda Panas, OMP

Miranda graduated from Brock University with an honours bachelor of Kinesiology degree (B. Kin., Hons) in 2017. To further pursue her passion for healthcare and manual therapy, she then went on to the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy where she completed a Masters in Practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences (M. OMSc) in 2023. The four year osteopathic program involved over 4200 hours of education, including 1000 hours of supervised clinical training. Outside of her academic career, Miranda has proudly competed all over the world for Team Canada as a tenpin bowler since 2013. Her experience as an athlete is what sparked her passion for healthcare after experiencing injuries and realizing the many benefits of manual therapy.

Miranda is a certified member in good standing with the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA) / Osteopathy Canada (OSTCAN) and can accept benefits from most major insurance companies.

Karen MacKiddie, Clinic Manager

Office Manager for over 36 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!!


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