Shelburne Family Chiropractic welcomes new addition to town

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There’s a new chiropractor in town.

Shelburne Family Chiropractic have welcomed a new employee to their local practice, with the addition of Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Maranda Vanderbeek.

“I’m going to be starting as a chiropractor there, just like Dr. Richard Madger, so I’m going to be helping take on some of the patients and help build the practice,” Dr. Vanderbeek told the Free Press.

Vanderbeek has been a chiropractor for the last two years, graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2018. Joining Shelburne Family Chiropractic, Vanderbeek will be working with a focus on women’s health, pregnancy, post-natal, and paediatrics.

“I have an extra certification and kind of my special interest is in the pre and postnatal population, helping new moms feel their best throughout their pregnancy both during and after,” said Dr. Vanderbeek. “During that time their bodies are changing so much and so quickly, having that type of treatment to keep them feeling their best, I think, is very important.”

Alexandra Magder, from Shelburne Family Chiropractic said that with addition of Dr. Vanderbeek, she will be the only female chiropractor in Shelburne that focuses on paediatrics, pre and postnatal and women’s health.

“We’re really excited to have Dr. Vanderbeek, she is going to be a great addition to the community,” said Magder. “Our clinic looks forward to having her supporting our community.”

Speaking on her extra certifications and what they will bring to the community Dr. Vanderbeek noted the influx of younger families moving to more rural areas and a need to provide these services.

“Being able to provide that service to those families, those moms, and those kids that are within the community would be vastly helpful and is important in keeping the community healthy,” said Dr. Vanderbeek. “Being there as a support for families during a very transitional time.

Dr. Vanderbeek will be offering appointments on days, evenings and weekends. She started officially at Shelburne Family Chiropractic on Nov. 3.

“I’m very excited to start, I’ve been up a number of times to shadow, meet some of the community and really get a feel for the practice itself as well as Shelburne as a town. I’ve been here a number of times the past few weeks, but to officially start is very exciting.”

Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Shelburne Free Press