The Thrive Team

Our Doctors

Dr. Bryon Doerksen, BA(Adv.), DC

Winnipeg ChiropractorDr. Bryon graduated with highest honours and the distinction of class Salutatorian from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. Initially, he was working towards a masters in psychology at the University of Manitoba, with plans of finishing a PhD. After meeting Chantelle at the U of M, and learning more about Chiropractic and its impact to health and the nerve system, he made an immediate shift in education. When Dr. Bryon is not caring for his patients, he enjoys spending time with his two daughters and fishing and camping in western Ontario.

Dr. Chantelle Doerksen, BSc, DC

Female Chiropractor WinnipegDr. Chantelle graduated with highest honours from Life Chiropractic College West in California, where she earned the great distinction of class Valedictorian.   Prior to her move to California, Dr. Doerksen obtained a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Manitoba.  After graduation, she and Dr. Bryon returned home to Manitoba and were married.  Together, they created and opened the doors to Thrive.  When away from the office, she enjoys cooking, sewing, and new adventures with Bryon and their two girls.

Both Dr.’s Bryon and Chantelle have travelled to Central America with the El Salvador Outreach Program of Life Chiropractic College West. There, they were able to provide chiropractic care to hundreds of people and educate them about the benefits of chiropractic. This opportunity allowed them to help people of all ages with a variety of health concerns.

Our Reception Manager

Brianne “Bree”

Chiropractor Assistant WinnipegBree comes to the thrive team with passion for health and wellness. She loves welcoming people into the clinic, her mission is to make sure they feel welcomed and supported on their wellness journeys. She is thrilled to be part of a team who is passionate about bringing hope, health, and happiness to others through chiropractic care.

While away from the office she enjoys spending time with her family, the great outdoors and finding places around Winnipeg to enjoy delicious culinary experiences.

Our Examination Technician and Billings Manager


Chiropractic Assistant River Heights WinnipegBritney joins the thrive team with positive energy and over 10 years of customer service experience. She is delighted to be in an environment that is focused on keeping people happy and healthy.

When she’s not at the office she enjoys getting lost in a good book, and spending time with her family.

Certified TCM Acupuncturist & Registered Massage Therapist

Angela Asselin, R.Ac., RMT- Joining our team June 2022!

Acupuncture and Massage Therapy River Heights Winnipeg

Member in good standing with:  MTAM, MPAA, CMAAC and TCMAAM.

Angela received her Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy in 1998 from the Wellington College of Massage Therapy.  She has taken many post graduate courses and has extended her experience in pelvis, sacrum and spine assessment, whiplash injuries and TMJ dysfunction as well as pre and post-natal massage treatments.  Her long career in Massage Therapy has developed a passion for wellness for the body as a whole and decided to complete her degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine to become an Acupuncturist.  Angela earned her diploma in Acupuncture from Hua Xia Chinese, Herb, Massage and Acupuncture college in 2019.  The three year curriculum consists of over 2600 hours training in acupuncture, practical clinical exposure, internship and adjunct therapies which include moxibustion, cupping, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and auricular acupuncture.  Her treatment philosophy is to treat the body as a whole, addressing all dimensions of wellness. By forming a team with her patients, she encourages her patients to have balance to all aspects of life: physical, mental, spiritual, health and lifestyle habits.

In 2007, Angela earned her Certificate in Teaching and Adult Education from the University of Manitoba and was a teacher at the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy for many years.   Angela has been working as an established therapist in the River Heights/Charleswood area for over 20 years and is excited for this new journey in overall body wellness that we deliver.  When she is not busy with her practice, Angela enjoys spending time at the cottage with her family as well as practicing hot yoga.