Dr. Lino O'Keefe, BSc, DC
A 2002 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, Dr. Lino O’Keefe has
practised in his hometown of Ferryland, the St. John’s area and the Dawson Creek region in NE BC. He is proud to have had the opportunity
to practise with Dr. Roly Bryans and take over the reigns of the Clarenville Chiropractic Clinic practice. He has settled in the Clarenville area with his wife and three sons,
where they enjoy hiking, running, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Dr. O’Keefe focuses on evidence based management of a variety of spinal conditions, using all the current research to
provide care to suit each patient’s individual needs. Due to a lifetime of involvement in both team and individual sports,
Dr. O’Keefe has a keen interest in the assessment and treatment of sports and extremity injuries. He has also been providing
patients with custom orthotics using the most reliable foam casting methods to help with biomechanical issues of the foot.
Dr O'Keefe is highly involved in the local community, serving on the executive boards of the Clarenville Area Chamber of
Commerce, Clarenville Rotary and the Clarenville Area Soccer Association. He also continues to be active in the chiropractic
profession, having served in various positions and roles for the Newfoundland Chiropractic Association and the Newfoudland Chiropractic Board.
Gail has worked as clinic chiropractic office assistant since 2007.
She is the friendly voice you hear when you call the clinic and the smiling face
that greets you when you enter the office. Because of her years of experience working
in the clinic, she can answer many of your questions with respect to insurance,
DVA and compensation coverage.
If you need an appointment, give her a call and she will get you in.
Dr. Roland Bryans, BA, DC
Currently retired but continues to hold an active membership in the NLCA.
After attending Brock University in Ontario and Memorial University in Newfoundland,
Dr. Bryans attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Graduating
in 1982, he moved with his wife, Rowena, to Clarenville where he has maintained
his chiropractic practice and raised his family. Dr. Bryans has been actively involved
in his community and has served as President of the Clarenville Rotary Club, the
Clarenville Chamber of Commerce, and the Clarenville Flying Club.
He has also served his profession as President of the Newfoundland and Labrador
Chiropractic Association (1986-1991) and President of the Canadian Chiropractic
Association (1999-2000). While president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Chiropractic
Association, he spearheaded the move for provincial chiropractic legislation that
would allow hospital-based x-ray privileges for chiropractors and compensation coverage
for injured workers under the province’s Workplace Health and Compensation legislation.
In addition, Dr. Bryans served as Chair of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Chiropractic
Regulatory Board between 1992 and 1998 and again between 2005 and 2007.
Since 2001, Dr. Bryans has chaired his profession’s national Practice Guidelines
Committee, which has developed evidence based clinical practice guidelines on the
chiropractic treatment of acute and chronic neck pain, headache and whiplash. His
committee is currently developing evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic
treatment of lower back pain.
In recognition of his service to the chiropractic profession and the public, Dr.
Bryans was awarded the Newfoundland and Labrador Chiropractic Award for Outstanding
Service in 1999 and again in 2009. He was awarded the Canadian Chiropractic Award
of Merit for service to the profession in 2003 and received the profession’s highest
award, the Canadian Chiropractic Medal of Merit, in 2008 for his work on evidence-based
clinical practice guidelines.
In 2015, he became the first ever recipient of the NLCA Life Member Award.