Meet Our Team

Dr. Barry Whyte

Nanaimo Chiropractor

Dr. Barry Whyte graduated with his doctorate degree from Palmer College, Davenport Iowa in 2006. Since then he has had extensive experience in assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing bio-mechanical disorders that originate from the muscular, skeletal and nervous system.

In fact, spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is recommended as first line intervention for back pain in numerous medical doctor practice guidelines including the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force, the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society as well as Britain’s National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. This form of therapy reduces nervous system stress throughout the body and helps to relieve pain, discomfort and improved health.

Dr. Barry Whyte’s practice focuses on comfortable methods to correct spinal dysfunction, normalize nerve function and reduce pain.

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Dr. Travis Shook, D.C.


Dr. Travis Shook was born and raised in Nanaimo, British Columbia. He graduated from Vancouver Island University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in February 2018.

Travis utilizes a combination of modern and traditional chiropractic techniques to provide safe and comfortable treatments for his patients. He also works on all joints in the body including knees, wrists, ankles and the TMJ. His treatments follow from recommendations from the American College of Physicians and Surgeons along with the Chiropractic Clinical Compass guidelines to deliver safe, evidence based care to get you back on track.

Dr. Shook is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute for treating and preventing golf related injuries. He is currently training to compete in the Canadian Amateur Long Drive competition, and loves to chat about the technical side of a golf swing. Dr. Shook can also create a personalized stretching and workout routine to build speed and distance off the tee.

Birgit Whyte

BPE (Rehab)

Birgit completed her degree in Sports Medicine Physiotherapy from a Private University in Stuttgart, Germany. She then moved to Vancouver to further her experience in this field. Birgit’s past experience has included working with one of the largest manufacturers of Prescription Foot Orthotics and Sports Medicine Devices. Her role included educating Medical Doctors, Orthopedic Surgeons and other Sports Medicine Professionals in the diagnosis of various medical conditions and the treatment of using prescription foot orthotics and other medical apparatuses. Birgit is also is a certified Class IV Medical Laser Therapist since 2011.

She also worked with Everest and Jennings the first mass-manufacturer of wheelchairs. Again her role was in educating Medical Doctors and Physiotherapist in the treatment of sports injuries and permanent disabilities across Canadian hospitals and Rehabilitation Centers. In her career Birgit also had the opportunity to work with the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions and the Rick Hansen Foundation.

Birgit enjoys helping every client who visits Atlas in Nanaimo and is amazed on a daily basis by the positive affects of, Deep Tissue Laser Therapy, Nanaimo Shockwave Therapy and Custom Foot Orthotics on patient health and well being.