Friendly Barrhaven Doctors
Dr. Micael Carreira, B.Sc., D.C.
“I was in so much pain, I couldn’t stand it anymore. I am so thankful for my first chiropractor, he changed my life.”
Dr. Micael Carreira is passionate about helping your family reach their optimal potential. As a student he volunteered at a local hospital and found that he quite enjoyed working with the staff and helping patients. He originally thought to pursue a career in physiotherapy until he had his first real injury.
Working as a courier Dr. Mike injured himself from improper bending and lifting. Constant excruciating pain eventually led him to follow the advice of friends and family to see a chiropractor. After experiencing the benefits of chiropractic care first hand and learning more about the profession and its natural and non-invasive approach, Dr. Mike knew he had found a profession that fit his health care model perfectly.
Listen to Dr. Mike tell his Chiropractic Story
Dr. Mike decided to switch career paths from physiotherapy and completed his 4 year Bachelor of Science degree with honours, focusing on biology and physiology. He then left for Marietta, Georgia to complete the intense 4 year Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Life University. He became proficient in multiple techniques, such as Full spine diversified, Thompson, Sacro Occipital Technique, Activator and Webster’s Technique. The exposure to a variety of chiropractic methods give Dr. Mike the ability to modify adjustment to his patients needs and desires.
He has also completed hundreds of hours of post secondary training seminars studying rehabilitation, nutrition, pediatric adjusting, and extremity adjusting procedures. Dr. Carreira is always upgrading his skills so he can provide state of the art care based on the newest chiropractic research.
In his pursuit to share chiropractic, Dr. Carreira became involved with a chiropractic mission trip to India, which proved to be an life changing experience. Helping families in need of care, and working to bring chiropractic to others around the world was a wonderful experience.
Family Wellness Based Office
“I love going to work; I really love the energy in the office.” Practising in a family wellness based office where families come to get adjusted together really adds a great energy to the office making it a great place to be. “It’s great to know it’s usually the kids saying ‘When do we get to go to the chiropractor again.’”
On a Personal Note
Dr. Mike enjoys travelling, camping, and spending time with his three children, Leilani, Taivus, and Oziah. The children have been under chiropractic care since birth and the whole family continues with regular chiropractic adjustments on a health and wellness program.
Dr. Carreira and his wife Dr. Salgueiro are the only husband and wife chiropractic team in Barrhaven. Together they started Marketplace Family Chiropractic Centre to make sure their community had access to great chiropractic care for the whole family.
Dr. Nancy Salgueiro, B.Sc., D.C., F.I.C.P.A., Chiropractor,
Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
“I knew I chose the right path when I attended my first pediatric seminar. Understanding why chiropractic is most important for children triggered my passion for helping families reach their fullest potential.”
Dr. Nancy Salgueiro always knew her passion was helping others. Her first job was as a home care worker, caring for the elderly and disabled children. This experience and volunteering in the emergency room led her to pursue health care as a career, originally planning on becoming a physician.
After beginning her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Nancy could no longer stand the chronic mid back pain and migraines she suffered from. “Since junior high school I suffered from excruciating migraines, they interfered with school and my ability to spend time with family and friends.” On the advice of friends she started chiropractic care. “The back pain and migraines went away and I soon realized what it meant to feel great. I continue my chiropractic care because I want to feel this fantastic all the time. I love it!”
Listen to Dr. Nancy tell her Chiropractic Story
The Human Body is Meant to be Healthy
As she continued her studies of science and the human body and through the education she received from her chiropractor, she had a realization, “the human body is meant to be healthy and it makes much more sense to support normal function then to mask symptoms with drugs.” This realization and the great success she had with her own chiropractic experience led Dr. Nancy into her chiropractic career.
Dr. Nancy completed her Bachelor of Science degree, graduating with honours, and moved to Marietta, Georgia to begin the intense 4 year chiropractic program at Life University. Dr. Salgueiro became proficient in many chiropractic techniques, including Activator Methods, Thompson Technique, Sacro Occipital Technique, Full spine diversified, and Webster Technique. This training gives Dr. Salgueiro the tools necessary to individualize the care her patients receive. Dr. Salgueiro graduated at the top of her class from Life University in 2003.
Chiropractic Mission Trip
A key experience in Dr. Salgueiro’s life was a chiropractic mission trip to India. Hundreds of families were provided with chiropractic care and it was at this time that she confirmed her passion within chiropractic; caring for pregnant mothers, children, and families as a whole. She truly appreciates how fantastic it is that most patients that come to the office do so as whole families.
Dr. Salgueiro obtained her Webster Certification in November 2000, Webster technique is most well known for its success at turning breech babies. Dr. Salgueiro completed the 120-hour certification program in pediatric and perinatal care offered by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in June 2002.
With her love for children as her primary focus in practice and life, Dr. Nancy started her family in 2006 by giving birth to her daughter Leilani at home, right here in Barrhaven. Her second home birth, a water birth, was in 2009 to her son Taivus. In 2011 she gave birth for a third time in her home, this time live on the internet to help others see how gentle and peaceful an undisturbed birth can be. You can watch her birth here. She enjoys traveling and spending time in nature, hiking, camping, and canoeing; especially with her family including her dog Sarah.
Joel Villeneuve, B.Sc., N.D.
Joel Lee Villeneuve’s journey in practicing Naturopathic Medicine has evolved over the years beginning in 1991.
The foundation began with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University Of Waterloo in 1987 and then with naturopathic education at the Ontario College Of Naturopathic Medicine in 1991. Through the years she has been blessed to learn from many great practitioners. Including 3 years of homeopathic post graduate training with Dr. Rajan Sankaran and Dr. Ramakrishna a homeopathic specialist in cancer.
Joel distinguishes herself with a practice philosophy which promotes Wellness through Lifestyle and Stress Management, Classical / Biotherapeutic Drainage Through Homeopathy, Clinical Nutrition, Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, Botanical Medicine and Food and Environmental Assessment.
Joel strives to create an approach by working in alliance with other health professionals. She addresses all Naturopathic Concerns with special interest in Cancer Prevention, Fertility, Pregnancy and Pediatrics, Weight Management, Menopause and Digestive Concerns. Joel is a National Speaker with Educational Workshops to the public and other health care professionals. Seminars include CFRA “Experts on Call”, The Melrose Family Clinic in Ottawa introducing Family Physicians to Naturopathic Medicine, The Woman’s Health Care Initiative educating both the public, Chiropractic Doctors, Psychiatrists and Physicians on Naturopathic Approaches to Menopause, The Museum of Nature, many Government Departments and Business Groups.
Joel loves nature and the outdoors. With her husband Michael and her two young sons she can be found hiking or snow shoeing in Gatineau on many weekends. Children’s charities and opportunities to promote wellness and safety of children are a few of her passions. She loves fictional history and would love your recommendations on good books you have read.
Julie Ann Johnston R.H.N.
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Julie Ann is new to our team! We will add her information soon … stay tuned.
Marketplace Family Chiropractic Centre
Marketplace Massage Therapy Clinic
80 Marketplace Avenue, Barrhaven, Ottawa, Ontario | 613-823-1255
Helping Barrhaven, Manotick, Nepean and Ottawa stay Well For Life!