Cowichan Wellness Staff
Meet Our Professional Team
Our staff are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives. To fully understand the nature of your health we recommend you join our free website membership program. As a patient at Cowichan Wellness we will personally tailor a wellness program specifically targeted to your wellness needs using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques and services.
Dr. Martin Barker
Dr. Martin Barker is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and of the University of Victoria Kinesiology program. He has received an eclectic chiropractic education, taking courses on many adjusting techniques and in chiropractic pediatrics. Although not a sports specialist, Dr. Barker has worked with and participated in many sports and enjoys working with the unique needs of the athlete.
Dr. Barker chose to pursue a doctoral career during his tenure working at the Crofton Mill in the now defunct Stone Mill. Not being an advocate of ‘drug’ therapies and having been exposed to chiropractic through a previous Martial Arts Instructor, who was also a chiropractor, Dr. Barker chose chiropractic as his field of choice.
Dr. Barker has been a resident of the Cowichan Valley since 1993 and has loved every moment here. He participates in local ice hockey, drop-in volleyball, is an avid hiker and outdoorsman, and every now-and-then, he participates in sailing races in the region.
Dr. Emily Roback
Dr. Emily Roback is pleased to be offering her services at Cowichan Chiropractic. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Laurentian University in 2001 and her Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2007. She has practiced in Ontario, Alberta and Northwest Territories.
As an evidence-based health care professional, author and speaker, Dr. Roback is committed to on-going education and staying up-to-date on current research and literature. Research is a passion for her. She currently works on Shaw Spotlight TV (Channel 4). Most recently, she co-produced a Victoria Harbour Cats baseball promotion video exploring the topic of coaching and mentoring ball players.
Silent Cheer Entrepreneurship continues to be an important part of Dr. Roback’s professional life. She continues to work with Chapters-Indigo to promote her book “A Silent Cheer: Against the Odds” across Canada, an inspirational story about overcoming adversity. Additional copies have been donated to Greater Victoria Public Library, Yellowknife Public Library, Calgary Public Library, Alberta Legislature Library and Northwest Territories Legislature Library.
Dr. Roback has participated in many athletic endeavours, running several half-marathons, marathons and fitness competitions. When she is not in the office, she can be found hiking with her dog Ivey or riding her new motorcycle.
Cassandra Barfield, M.S.W, R.S.W., is a people-oriented professional who believes that all persons should be given the opportunity to maximize their potential. She has a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work and Psychology.
She has over 20+ years experience in social work and counselling; working with all stages of life, from infancy through aging.
Cassandra worked for 10 years for the Calgary Health Region as a family counsellor specializing in children’s mental health. She is a family court recognized expert in Alberta and the United Kingdom.
Hannah is a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (herblist & acupuncturist). She’s passionate about using traditional Chinese methods to help people reduce pain and stay healthy.
She specializes, but is not limited to, the treatment of the following diseases; insomnia, depression, anxiety, menopause syndrome, sequelae of stroke, children with ADHD, eczema, dysmenorrhea, infertility and other gynecological diseases.
Hannah enjoys sharing her natural remedies with clients.
We look forward to getting you back on track so you can get back to what you love.