Meet Dr. Heather Van Der Geest ND
Dr. Heather van der Geest, ND has a focus in pain management and orthopaedic injuries. She uses a hands-on approach to assist the body it its healing process and provide tools to help the body heal itself.
Her main treatment modalities include: Physical medicine, regenerative injection therapies (prolotherapy, PRP, neural prolo, neural therapy), acupuncture and trigger point injections, along with supporting the body through nutrition, detoxification, IV therapy, lifestyle modification and hormone balancing.
Dr Heather van der Geest, ND grew up in Victoria, BC and completed her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Victoria. She went on to attend Naturopathic Medical school at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, graduating in December 2017. While in the Naturopathic Medical program, Dr. Heather volunteered with Naturopathic Doctors International (NDI) and went to the small island of Ometepe in Nicaragua to help provide naturopathic care and treatment to under-privileged locals who do not normally have access to medical care.
As a previous member and athlete on the Canadian Junior National Rowing Team, and Captain of the UVic Vikes Women’s Rowing Team, Dr. Heather now uses that same drive and leadership ability to help support her patients in achieving their health goals.
Dr Heather has completed her Level One and Two modules of training in Advanced Injection Therapies (Prolotherapy, Neural-Prolo, Neural therapy, PRP and Medical Aesthetic) to supplement her naturopathic focus in Pain Management and Injury Recovery.