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Now at our new location!!

We are proud to offer you exceptional care at our Westmount Location
1071 200 Southridge Drive

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Lisa Gallup
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Ken is the best massage therapist in town, very knowledgeable and professional
Wndy Gudzus
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I want to let everyone know that after bareback riding on Sunday March 9 after a long winter, I didn't fair so well. By Friday I was bent over and in agony. I contacted Cornerstone Chiropractic. This was my first visit to this clinic. I can tell you that within 40 minutes of be assessed by the owner of the clinic and treated, I was able to stand up straight with little pain. I actually couldn't believe it. I have been to chiropractors before and never had this result. If you need help with a back issue or are in pain with a riding or athletic injury, this is the place you want to head straight to for for help! Totally awesome. Thanks! Wendy Gudzus NCSO Health & Safety Coordinator Commission for Oaths Province of Alberta
Jonathan McCarrol
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Lorne works MIRACLES... It's that simple ! and just a bonus getting to visit with Stewart. Thank you !!!
Jason King
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Amazing company !
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Amazing adjustments from doctor Lorne.
Jason Barlow
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As an RMT, I've worked with, and received chiropractic care from a lot of practitioners in town. Having on/off struggled with right side, sacro-iliac/low back issues for close to 14-years, Lorne has provided the care and relief that my back needed, and finally I've had the pain and tension relief I've been seeking. Thank you Dr. D!
michelle walther
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Best chiro in town
Tricia Butler
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Absolutely THE BEST team you could ask for. My whole family sees Dr D and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you all so much for all you do and putting up with my emotions LOL

Our Doors Are Open

Mondays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fridays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Weekends and Statutory Holidays:  Closed
**After-hours emergency treatment is available**

Chiropractic FAQ

The word “chiropractic” comes from ancient Greek and means “done by hand.”

Adjustment of the joints of the body has been used in health care for many centuries and is at the heart of modern chiropractic care.

Chiropractors are health care providers that focus on manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints. Adjustment helps relieve pain and restore normal functioning to the spine, joints and supporting structures of the body – so you can enjoy your everyday activities again as quickly as possible.

Chiropractors are also trained to prescribe therapeutic exercise, provide nutritional counselling, and recommend rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.

An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. Adjustments free up the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function.

Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been researched extensively. Complications are rare and side-effects, such as temporary soreness, are usually minor. Your chiropractor will determine if your problem will respond to chiropractic care or if you require referral to another health care provider.

Eight out of ten Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their life, and at least one third of people in Ontario will have back pain at any given time. For many people, the pain can keep them away from work, school or even their day-to-day activities. If pain causes interruptions and restrictions in the activities of your daily life then you should consult a health care provider.

Chiropractors are highly educated and extensively trained to assess, diagnosis, treat and prevent conditions disorders of the spine, joints, muscle and nervous systems. These disorders may include back pain, neck pain, headaches, referring pain in your arms and legs, etc.

Many patients including, seniors, find that treatment helps them to maintain mobility and good range of motion. Pain should never become a way of life, especially when there is qualified help available.

There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care: Work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores, even the stress of daily living can cause painful joint and spinal problems. Even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain healthy spine and joint function.

Chiropractic care can:

  • Improve movement and function in your neck, shoulders, back, torso and extremities
  • Improve your posture
  • Provide relief from headaches, neck and back pain
  • Help prevent work-related muscle and joint injuries
  • Lead to enhanced athletic performance
  • Improve your flexibility and range of motion
  • Relieve pregnancy-related back ache
  • Correct gait and foot problems

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of headache, and neck and back pain. It has an excellent safety record. However, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. Even common over-the-counter medicines carry a risk.
Most patients experience immediate relief following an adjustment, however, some may experience temporary pain, stiffness or slight swelling. Some patients may also experience temporary dizziness, local numbness, or radiating pain. However, adverse effects associated with spinal adjustment are most often minor and short-lived.

Informed consent
Prior to starting treatment, all regulated health professionals are obligated by their regulatory standards to obtain informed consent documented in a written form to treatment from their patients. Health care consumers must receive appropriate and accurate information to assist them in evaluating their health care choices, and in balancing the relative risks of treatment options with the benefits. The chiropractic profession takes this responsibility seriously and has been a leader in obtaining informed consent.

Neck adjustment
Almost half of us experience some kind of neck pain at least once a year. Persistent or recurrent neck pain is reported by an estimated 50–85% of patients one to five years after initial onset. Twenty-seven percent of patients seeking chiropractic treatment report neck or cervical problems. Thus, treatment of neck pain is an integral part of chiropractic practice.

There are evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in place for chiropractic treatment of neck pain. For both chronic and acute back pain, the guidelines state that manual therapies, mobilization, and patient exercises and stretches are recommended.

Evidence also demonstrates that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulative therapy, can be an effective treatment for cervicogenic and tension-type headaches. More so, studies have demonstrated that care offered by chiropractors can also decrease the intensity and frequency of migraines. A plan of management should be individualized to the patient’s needs.

Chiropractic has been proven safe and effective for a range of conditions including neck pain. Patients and their chiropractors work together to determine what treatment options appropriately balance risks with potential benefits. Chiropractors work to limit their patients’ risk by performing thorough histories and examinations and frequently re-evaluating symptoms and progress.

No. Chiropractors are legislated as primary care professionals in every province in Canada. This means that patients can consult them directly. However, chiropractors often work closely with medical doctors, many of whom refer to chiropractors when they believe chiropractic treatment will help alleviate a patient’s condition. Similarly, chiropractors frequently refer to medical doctors when necessary.

Over half of all Albertans have used chiropractic services.  Than means that 1.75 million unique Albertans have visited a chiropractor.  As far back as 2005, in an Environics National Public Opinion Survey, 56% of Albertans reported “yes.” to having visited a Chiropractor.

Yes. Many amateur and professional athletes use chiropractic treatment as part of their overall health care, fitness and maintenance program. Chiropractic is often used to improve muscle and joint conditioning, which has a direct effect on an athletic performance. Treatment works to improve biomechanical function and enhance overall conditioning, important in situations where there is continuous repetitive movement. Chiropractic care also help athletes fine-tune their muscles and joints for high level performance, and may reduce long term wear and tear. Finally, treatment can be used to prevent, and sometime shorten, the healing time of injuries.

Athletes most often select treatment to improve their performance, where as the average consumer will select chiropractic care to help manage aches and pains. In some cases treatment will be similar, but in all cases a treatment plan will be developed according to the goals and condition of each patient. In the case of professional and elite athletes, chiropractors often work in conjunction with other health care professionals, including medical doctors and/or sports medicine doctors, massage therapists and physiotherapists.

X-rays can play a role in diagnosis and are taken when a need has been determined after taking a patient case history and conducting a physical examination. Most patients do not require X-rays.
Chiropractors receive 360 hours of education in radiology covering a full range of topics from protection to X-ray interpretation and diagnosis. Governments in every province have recognized the training and competence of chiropractors to take and interpret X-rays and have granted them this right.

Massage Therapy FAQ

Massage therapy can be beneficial to people of all ages and conditions and is widely used to help obtain relief from many specific problems, including:

  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
  • Stress relief and associated conditions
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
  • Back pain
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Circulatory and Respiratory problems
  • Pregnancy and labour discomfort
  • Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation

Yes, massage therapy is appropriate for individuals of all ages, including infants, children, and the elderly; however, there are some conditions for which massage therapy is not appropriate. A qualified Massage Therapist (RMT or MT) is trained to recognize these cases.

Many Massage Therapists treat a variety of diseases and disorders while other Massage Therapists concentrate on certain conditions (fibromyalgia) or groups of people such as athletes, performers, women during pregnancy (including labour and delivery), infants and children. When booking your first consultation, be sure that the Massage Therapist is the right choice for you.

The practice of massage therapy is regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and is therefore a Regulated Health Profession. Only individuals who have completed the requisite training and have met the strict competency requirements of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) can call themselves a “Massage Therapist” or a “Registered Massage Therapist”.

When seeking massage therapy, look for an individual who uses one of those two titles and ask to see their registration with the CMTO.

Alternatively, look for someone who displays the logo of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario. All RMTAO members must maintain their registration with the CMTO in order to be members.

No. Your comfort as a client is of the utmost to all Registered Massage Therapists, whether that is in the context of the clothing you wear or the treatment you receive. Massage Therapists can provide important treatment whether you elect to remove any, some, or all of your clothing. All RMTs are trained in proper draping procedures to ensure that your privacy is completely respected at all times during treatment. Your comfort and ability to relax is paramount to effective treatment.

Registered Massage Therapists will also describe the treatments to be provided to ensure that you are comfortable with them. Your consent is sought before treatment is provided. If you are uncomfortable, your RMT wants you to let them know immediately, whether that discomfort involves the treatment, draping or any pain you may experience.

Be sure and discuss the most effective means of treatment with your Massage Therapist.

As with many treatments affecting the soft tissue, there are times when massage therapy can cause some light discomfort but it is not harmful. Discomfort usually diminishes and no technique of this nature is used without the therapist first discussing it with the client and obtaining your permission. A comfort scale will be established and the therapist will work to the client’s tolerance level. The client can stop or change the treatment at any time and Massage therapists will modify their techniques to meet their client’s needs.

Some people believe that one treatment is enough; however, massage therapy is most beneficial in acute conditions when used over a series of treatments and then followed up with maintenance or preventive treatments.

Through mutual discussion, your Massage Therapist can help you establish a program which fits your physical needs and lifestyle. Your Massage Therapist is most interested in your recovery and in the maintenance of your health. Any recommendation for further treatment is being made by a qualified health professional and is made with your utmost care in mind.

Most progressive extended health insurance plans cover massage therapy treatments when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist. Most do not require a physician’s order for treatments, although a few may still have this requirement. Most plans require that the covered individual pay for the treatment and submit the expense for reimbursement. Contact your employer for more information.

Most Massage Therapists will require payment upon the provision of services. As most are operating as an independent practitioner, they are not in a position to provide credit, that is, wait until payment is received under extended health plans, before receiving payment. Discuss this with your Massage Therapist before treatment.

As regulated health professionals, Massage Therapists are required as a part of the standards set by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario to maintain the information you provide, both verbally and in written form, in the strictest of confidence.

In addition, Registered Massage Therapists are covered by Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004. As a result, information that is collected about clients may be collected only with consent, may only be disclosed with consent or to your immediate health providers (circle of care), and must be secured and maintained.



Office Address

1071 – 200 Southridge Drive
Okotoks, Alberta

Hours Of Business

Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00 – 5:00pm
Thurday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Have A Question?

Please give our office a call at 403-995-1901 if we do not contact you within 1 business day

Dr. Lorne Dielissen

Dr. Lorne Dielissen


Dr. Dielissen graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in San Jose, CA in 1995. After graduation he returned to Canada and started practicing in Camrose. In 2004, he moved his practice to his hometown, Okotoks, to raise his family and be close to his family and friends.

He is a proud member of the following associations:

  • College of Chiropractors of Alberta
  • Chiropractic Association of Alberta
  • Canadian Chiropractic Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association.

In 1997, Dr. Dielissen volunteered as an examiner for the Alberta Chiropractic Examining Board for the provincial board licensing exam. In addition to his regular care, he also has a focus on sports injury and has treated many high-level, University and Professional athletes.

Dr. Dielissen is a huge supporter of sports in Okotoks including:

  • Volunteers for the Okotoks Bisons Junior B Hockey team (2006-2014 & 2023-current) as team Chiropractor
  • Volunteers for HTA Knights High School Football (2015 to current) as coach and team medical staff
  • Coaches football for all age groups (Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam, High school)
  • Volunteered for the Foothills Eagles Minor football teams (2010-2015) as team trainer
  • Coached receivers with Football Alberta Senior Bowl South team in 2019

Outside of work, Dr. Dielissen enjoys golfing, shiny hockey, and spending time with family.


Krista Smethurst

Office Manager

Krista has trusted Dr. Dielissen with her chiropractic care since 2007 and in September 2022, joined Cornerstone Chiropractic Clinic as the office manager.

She enjoys meeting new people, walking her dog along the many pathways in Okotoks, visiting the mountains to relax and get in some hiking, reading, Kayaking. She loves to travel to places that have a rich history and anywhere with a beach is a great place to be!

She’s fun, bubbly and finds something fascinating in everything she sees. Her fantastic personality and talent are just what the team need to your visit as pleasant as possible.

Ken Chapin

Massage Therapist

After graduating in 1994 from Western College of Remedial massage, Ken has been helping those in the Okotoks area since 1996 and is a proud member of the Natural Health Care Practitioners of Canada. Ken is also registered with the Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships and holds a Certificate for Registration for Radiation Equipment.

Ken regularly communicates with international educators in the field to continue educating himself on new and improving techniques to offer his client the best care available. He upgrades his education on a regular basis and contributes to the massage school’s educational curriculum. He focuses on spot specific muscle work, Laser therapy and preparatory work for chiropractic care. He helps clients who have been experiencing long term and ongoing chronic issues. He has worked closely with Dr. Dielissen since 2004 to assist clients towards gaining better movement for better health.

Outside the office he enjoys fishing and other outdoor activities.

Services Offered: 30, 60, 90 minute Therapeutic massage; 30 min Laser Treatment


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