I injured my neck while snowboarding 10 years ago. After many tests and trying several kinds of treatments (including methods deployed by 4 different Nanaimo chiropractors) I visited Dr. Barry Whyte. Through his chiropractic training, and dedicated approach, he conducted a comprehensive evaluation of my muscles and skeleton. This included detailed measurements and calculations using high resolution X-rays. He was able to properly diagnose my neck problems that had for the most part been previously overlooked. He performed a number of chiropractic rehabilitation treatments and tested results, including using X-rays to measure progress. In short order my health improved considerably. Although I do not feel I may ever be fully recovered from my injury, Barry’s care has made a world of difference to my life.

Barry takes the time to conduct a top-down holistic approach for each visit by conducting detailed testing, releasing muscle tension, making adjustments, testing adjustment results, checking self improvement progress, providing ongoing remedial exercises and demonstrating chiropractic techniques for maximum effectiveness. He is continually working towards self improvement by staying on top of technological advancements and applying new approaches to his Nanaimo chiropractic practice as they evolve.

Barry is a credit to his occupation and I highly recommend him to others who are searching for that professional who puts patient health and well being at the forefront of his chiropractic practice.

Randy Dolighan

I am writing this letter to say how good I feel since seeing Dr. Whyte. I am a woman in my early 70’s and had a pulled muscle in my neck and shoulder. I must say that Dr. Whyte was recommended by a good friend of mine who has seen Dr. Whyte many times and has nothing but good to say about him. I have seen the doctor several times and I feel so much better. Not only is he good at his job, he is a very caring person, and sympathetic to his patients needs. I definitely would recommend Dr. Whyte to any one who needs a good chiropractor.


Doris Rumsby

After developing shingles, while talking to the staff at Atlas I learned that laser therapy could be helpful, as I wanted to decrease my pain and lessens the likely hood of permanent nerve damage I tried a session out for free. The results were amazing. I received six treatments over two weeks, not only was the pain gone but all the other symptoms of my shingles gone as well. Birgit was very gentle and made me feel very relaxed. I definitely recommend those who have developed shingles to try laser therapy right away to help alleviate and shorten the life of this painful virus.

I have been having regular massage appointments with the R.M.T at Atlas Chiropractic and I think she is wonderful. Not only are the hours more flexible for work professionals but her knowledge of massage techniques is vast, she has a great table side manner and I have completely relaxed and after. I would get regular sore neck and upper back and I find that with regular massage with her the bouts of pain are gone, it has also helped dramatically with my tension and stress levels.

Stacey Cutting

I met Barry Whyte for chiropractic treatment in Nanaimo when I was at the lowest point in my life. I was suffering a double herniated disc in L4 combined with arthritis in my hips. When I first arrived at his Nanaimo chiropractic office I couldn’t stand straight or walk farther than where my car was parked. Sleeping at night consisted of lying on the floor with my legs on a chair. My career was on hold because I was unable to work more than 15 minutes. My general practitioner was prescribing different drugs that did nothing for me other than add constipation to the list of challenges. The doctor also recommended and scheduled disectomy surgery. Barry saved me. He did this with a logical series of chiropractic treatments combined with a grouping of daily core exercises and calm caring advice. Today I can sit, stand, walk, sleep and work again. I avoided surgery and take no drugs. I continue with the core exercises every day. Words can’t express the thanks and gratitude I feel toward both Barry and the Nanaimo chiropractic staff at Atlas Chiropractic and Body Balance. Thank you all.

Greg Holman

When I first came to see Dr. Whyte, I was a proud mother of a 3 month old baby who was sleeping through the night. Unfortunately I wasn’t. After about 2 hours of sleep I would would be awoken when I moved by a stabbing pain in my ribs. This pain was followed by a constant ache in almost any position except sitting. When I got out of bed in the morning I would have muscle spasms for about an hour. I had barely slept in months when I decided this was not going to go away on its own! I went to see a Nanaimo registered massage therapist who had helped me with an old injury. He recommended me to Dr. Whyte. I had previously had a fear of Nanaimo chiropractic for some unknown reason so I was slow in following his advice. After a couple more weeks without sleep I was desperate and willing to put my fears aside and give it a try. I think I was expecting someone to be twisting my neck and loud pops and cracks. What happened when I got there was totally different. I was first given a chiropractic consultation and a DVD to explain what the process was. I was given X-Rays to determine the angles which I was out, followed by a chiropractic adjustment that I didn’t really feel until after it was over and when I felt was a huge release of tension out of my neck. I had several visits with Dr. Whyte over the next month which always consisted of the original neck adjustment as well as different chiropractic strategies such as massage therapy, stretching and exercises specific to my condition. I was finally getting some sleep.

Not only did Dr. Whyte help me with my back pain he also helped me with chronic neck pain and headaches which I was resigned to live with. I had suffered and injury at birth which had caused me to have headaches 2-4 times a week. I noticed from the very first visit and huge improvement in the tension in my neck. Headaches are now a rarity instead of a common occurrance.

I encourage anyone with back or neck pain to see a Nanaimo chiropractor, especially Dr. Whyte. I was helped more than I thought was possible!

Amber MacLean

I’ve been a Chiropractor for 25 years and have been adjusted by many Chiropractors. Dr. Barry is awesome! After 1 adjustment, my pelvis was much less twisted and I was headache free. His is a unique integrated approach he has created and earned over time. He combines a “clearing” of the upper neck with a restoration of the mechanics of the low back,hips and pelvis. The results are phenomenal. And he has great staff and a direct, caring approach that never makes me feel hurried, I am very impressed!

Dr. Carl Weber