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3977 Kingsway 
Burnaby, BC
Canada V5H 1Y7
Office:  (604) 439-1230

About us

Overview - Dr. Rod Santos (Medical Director)

Naturopathic Physicians vary their approach to patient cases. Naturopathic Doctors or NDs are trained in many different therapeutic modalities. These include Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Botanical Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Homeopathy, Lifestyle Counseling, and more. Because of this, many NDs focus their practice on a few of these modalities.

CPNC is headed by Dr. Rod Santos. He holds a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and a B.Sc. in microbiology from UBC. He has been trained by the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM/ISCT) for chelation therapy and by International Oxidative Medicine Association for ozone, ultraviolet, and hydrogen peroxide therapies.

Dr. Santos received additional training in Intravenous Vitamin-mineral therapy, Chelation therapy, Ozone medicine, Mesotherapy and Prolotherapy. Dr Santos was individually trained in Mesotherapy by Dr. Roman Chubaty MD, A.C.S.M., A.A.A.M., L.M.C.C., A.C.F.P., The top North American expert on Meso-Lipotherapy and President and founder of the International Meso-Lipotherapy Society , Dr. Chubaty trained under Dr. Jacques Le Coz, MD in Paris, France and Dr. Patricia Rittes, MD in Sao Paulo, Brazil. These modalities are not taught in Naturopathic Medical school but rather are usually taught by MDs in the United States. Dr. Santos has found that these innovative therapies have profound therapeutic value, especially when combined with traditional Naturopathic treatments.

Complete health histories, diet diaries, symptom charts, reviewing past medical records, physical examinations and comprehensive baseline blood tests (or specialty lab tests), are all standard tools in Dr. Santos's assessment and evaluation of a patient.

"I believe that a collaborative approach of MDs, NDs, DCs and other health care practitioners is the best form of medicine. That way the patient can benefit from the strengths from each discipline of medicine. I support practitioners working together for the benefit of the patient and I refer my patients to any other practitioner that I feel will be helpful in their particular case."

- Dr. Santos


Dr. Rupi Kaila B Sc, DC

(Chiropractic Physician)

Central Park Chiropractic and Massage is headed by Dr. Rupi Kaila.  Dr. Kaila completed her doctorate in chiropractic at Western States Chiropractic, graduating with summa cum laude top honors, in 1998.  She also obtained her Bachelors of Science after completing her undergraduate studies in Science at Simon Fraser University.  Traditional chiropractic adjustments are combined with soft tissue therapy (including Active Release Technique) to improve the health of patients.  To help prevent the recurrence of injuries and to maintain optimal health stretching and strengthening exercises are provided. Over the last 14 years of practise, Dr. Kaila has a diverse practise treating patients with sciatica, whiplash, sports injuries, pregnancy, scoliosis, disc herniations and much more.  Dr. Kaila received additional training in biomechanics of the feet and orthotic casting with The Orthotic Group.  She currently uses TOG Gait Scan, an innovative diagnostic tool and digitial casting device to analyze patient biomechanics and order custom orthotics and orthopaedic shoes.

Kristen Burrows, RMT

Kristen Burrows, RMT graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in June 2003.  She began working at Central Park Chiropractic and Massage in September 2004.  Kristen treats a wide variety of patients with a wide variety of conditions including repetitive strain injuries, motor vehicle accidents, headaches, pre and post natal, constipation, sinus congestion and frozen shoulder. In addition to being a Registered Massage Therapist Kristen supervises a practicum at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy.

Jane Abbott, RMT 

Jane is a recent graduate of Utopia Academy Faculty of Massage Therapy. She joined Central Park Chiropractic & Massage in the Fall of 2011. Jane has experience in a variety of therapeutic techniques including myofascial release, muscle energy, trigger point release, and neuromuscular therapy. Jane`s treatment background includes sports injuries, repetative strain, MVA, and chronic pain. As a lifelong participant in a variety of sports. Jane leads an active lifestyle as a marathon runner, triathlete, swimmer, and volleyball player.

Melani Adsley, RMT

Melani Adsley, RMT joined Central Park Chiropractic in Late 2010.  She practices deep tissue massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, muscle energy release and relaxation massage. She enjoys working with new moms and mom's to be doing pregnancy massage.
In her free time Melani is a recreational runner.  She has completed 4 half marathons and 1 full marathon. She also enjoys playing soccer, swimming and hiking.
Photograph of Dr. Rod Santos

Dr. Rod Santos' Philosophy and Mission Statement

"Our clinic is dedicated to providing high-quality naturopathic primary medical care. Naturopathic doctors are general practitioners: our clinic provides modern and traditional naturopathic medical care, and also has a focus on troubleshooting difficult cases with immunology and detoxification."

Heavy metal testing

Heavy metals are found in each and everyone of us. It is a ubiquitous environmental pollutant. Many of us also have mercury fillings in our mouths. Heavy metals are a powerful burden to our bodies. Heavy metals have been linked to autism, heart disease, Alzheimer, cancers and more.