Dr. Aleks G. Bjargo D.C ,CACCP, director of Advanced Chiropractic graduated from the fountainhead of chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic (USA) where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1997. He has since done extensive post-graduate work in the Gonstead method of specific chiropractic and is considered amongst the most elite Gonstead chiropractors in Europe. He holds seminars on the subject for students at the Barcelona College of Chiropractic.
Dr Aleks is certified from the Academy of Family Practice and Webster Technique Certified. He is a member of The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) dedicated to advancing public awareness of the chiropractic family wellness lifestyle.
Currently he is undergoing a three year long program in functional neurolgy by the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies.
"I discovered that chiropractic is so much more than treating back pain, but has so much more to offer, such as helping people restore their health and vitality. Children benefit the most, since while growing up they develope their spine and nerve system."
Dr. Bjargo utilizes a holistic approach to your health, incorporating his knowledge of nutrition and exercise as part of the wellness platform.
"My mission is to spread the chiropractic message and help the next generation reach their full potential."
I was born in Greece and raised in one of the most beautiful Greek islands, Corfu.
After 5 years of studying at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens I graduated with Physiotherapy degree in 2010. Not feeling like I had fulfilled my studying potential I moved to England and did another 5 years of studying. I proudly received my Masters Degree in Chiropractic from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in Bournemouth, in 2015.
I have always been an eager traveler and I have been able to combine my love of chiropractic with my love of travelling. In 2014 and 2016 I was fortunate enough to join the team of chiropractors travelling to Haiti with Mission Life International. This entailed serving as a chiropractor, by not only explaining the vitalistic health message, but also providing chiropractic care in a place where living and working conditions were poor, which in return affects their health and well being. We helped the less fortunate people and also went and adjusted the children and staff in the orphanages.
This is only a small example of my love for chiropractic and my passion to help as many people as possible with chiropractic care.
Chiropractic is based on 4 simple ideas:
I strongly believe that Chiropractic care is beneficial for everyone. It is a lifestyle choice that aims to maximize the function of the body and not just improve symptomatic areas. This in return will lead us to a healthier, happier and an improved way of life.
“While other professions are concerned with changing the environment to suit the weakened body, chiropractic is concerned with strengthening the body to suit the environment.” - B.J. Palmer, the Developer of Chiropractic
Paul is norwegian, but he went to England to study physiotherapy in King's College London. He graduated with an Honors degree in 1997. He is also trained in Acupuncture, Pilates and the Graston Technique.
He has gained a wide range of skills through post graduate courses and worked in many different areas of physiotherapy. He has worked in hospitals, private clinics, private businesses and with professional sporting events like English football, world cup in windsurfing, golf, athletics to mention a few. For the last 9 years he has had his own successful clinic in Norway.
The last 5 years he has been specializing in a form of treatment called A.R.T. – this means Active Release Technique. This is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based on a massage technique that treats problems with the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joint capsules, fascia and nerves.
Paul has been fine-tuning his A.R.T. skills for so long, that he is now at a level where he is part of the "A.R.T. Europe Team" which is responsible for training other health professionals such as Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths.
A.R.T completes our wholistic treatment. With Paul our team can offer our patients another treatment which ensures that your body is working at its optimum level.
Ingunn Stanghelle is a physiotherapist, graduated from the University of Bergen, Norway in 1999. She has always been particularly interested in the field of rehabilitation and has followed up with further studies and more than ten years of professional practice. In the last 5 years, she has been specializing in the Redcord® sling system, which is a specially designed equipment for suspension training, and in Redcord’s scientific method called Neurac®, that fits like a glove with chiropractic care.
In addition to being a physiotherapist, she has a three year education of Theology from the universities of Granada and Alicante and has an official Interdisciplinary Meta Competence in all kinds of change work being certified in Communicology©. She works also as a coach.
Ingunn’s goal is to help people to get back into balance!
Melissa is a qualified Nutritionist, and also Dr. Aleks´wife. Together they have two girls, Zofia Sol and Zelma Joy who where both born at home in Spain.
In 2010, whilst being pregnant with Zelma, Melissa opened Salu Salu across the street from Advanced Chiropractic. Here she gathered some top notch therapists offering Pilates, Yoga, Massage, Acupuncture and Shiatsu, just to mention some. The intention was to create a place for personal growth in body, mind and spirit.
Melissa is a busy mother, who has since May 2011, created a health shop full of goodies like vitamins, organic food, superfoods and skin products. The shop is conveniently located next door to Advanced Chiropractic -"I love the concept of healthy living and everything that comes with it. My goal is to inspire people to a more pure, organic and healthy lifestyle" she states with a smile.
Liv Bente graduated as a nutritionist and health coach from Tunsberg Medical School.
She now works in our Health Shop, assisting our clients. Liv Bente is deeply interested in health, and has for years noticed the difference in her body just by changing the way she eats.
Please contact Liv Bente if you want dietary advice.
Ann Kristin works in the Health Shop. Ever since she was young she has had an interset in sports and nutrition. She is a graduate form Tunsberg Medical School as a Nutriotional Advisor and has studied pre medicine at the University of North Trndelag.
Ane Kristin has experienced what the proper diet can do for the body. She has been rid of chronic headaches, abdominal pain, and in the course of 10 days got rid of psoriasis by cutting out wheat, sugar and various dairy products. This has reinforced her interest even more, and she therefore wants to help other people who have a desire for a better health.
In addition, Ann Kristin experience with nutrition work from rehabilitation centers here on the Costa Blanca and from Lanzarote, where she worked on one of Europe's largest fitness resorts, Club La Santa, for two years.
Ann Kristin loves reading and talking about nutrition. Her greatest interest within the field is weight reduction.
Elaine is from Scotland but has been living abroad for the last 20 years. She has lived in the Canaries, Tunisa, Austria, Florida, and Italy before she settled down here in 2007 with her daughter Isabela.
Elaine loves to care for people and before she started at Advanced Chiropractic she worked at Hush Beauty Salon in Albir.
My first contact with the Advanced Chiropractic was when looking for someone who could help my mother who was quite ill.
Little by little I got to know more about alternative ways to improve and heal your body and soul.
After a while I met others who were closer to what today is what I love: "help others to love and respect themselves".
A very interesting woman who was also helping my mother with acupuncture told me about the world of the massage and that's how I started doing different courses to dive myself into that world.
Now I work at the Advanced Chiropractic helping lots of people.
My name is Vicky, the Pilates instructor at Advanced Chiropractic. I graduated in Argentina as a Professor of Physical Education specializing in gymnastics and synchronized swimming.
I studied Pilates in the University of Alicante and since I started this method my body has improved in flexibility, strength and posture. While working with chiropractor Aleksander Bjargo I received chiropractic adjustment and I improved even more.
I realized that Chiropractic and Pilates fit perfectly together, and now I work with patients of Advanced Chiropractic to improve their postural strength and stability.
We offer private sessions and group class using different equipment so the patients challenge their body adequately. How you practice Pilates depends on your physical condition.
My classes are organized into three parts:
1. Balance and breathing
2. Workout for core muscles
3. Flexibility and relaxation.
I am very happy to be able to help all people of all ages who want to feel good in body and mind!
I graduated as a nurse in 2008. I have long experience in home care and nursing homes, and since 2014 I have had my own nursing company in Norway.
I also have a master's degree in mastery and empowerment. In 2014 I received a diploma in NADA ear acupuncture.