Meet our Chiropractors
Dr. Julia Martorana BA, BSc., DC, graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1997 with her Doctorate in Chiropractic and a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology. In 1992, Dr. Julia completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from the University of Manitoba. In 1997, Dr. Julia received her certification in Chiropractic Radiology from Northwestern College of Chiropractic, and earned a Certificate of Competency in the use of Radiographic Facilities and Equipment. Dr. Julia is enrolled as a member of the British Columbia College of Chiropractor, British Columbia Chiropractic Association and Board of Chiropractic Examiners in the State on Minnesota, and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Upon graduation, Dr. Julia practiced in Minneapolis, Minnesota in a high volume clinic. It was here that she had the opportunity to work with professional athletes. Dr. Julia dedicated a large part of her practice to athletes and sport-related injuries and worked with families, children, and infants. In 2000, she relocated to Victoria, BC, where she opened a multi-doctor, multi-disciplinary clinic. During the past 20 years, Dr. Julia has operated a high volume practice focusing on evaluating and treating musculoskeletal related conditions, sports injuries, rehabilitation, injury management and prevention. During this time, Dr. Julia has completed numerous seminars including Dr. Stuart McGill's Low Back Seminar and Somatic Senses Shoulder Rehabilitation. Dr. Julia is also the proud mother of the worlds cutest and smartest daughter, Lola!
Dr. Robin Dunkley, DC graduated from the University of Victoria with a BSc. in Psychology (Hon). She completed her chiropractic studies at Western States Chiropractic College. Following graduation, she interned in Lima, Peru, where she encountered a variety of unique patients and refined her Spanish communication skills. Upon her return to North America, she worked in a busy rehabilitation clinic to patients who had been involved in motor vehicle accidents, work related incidents and who had sustained sports injuries. Dr. Robin then returned to BC where she worked as a locum for several months prior to moving to Ireland to continue chiropractic care in a family practice. She has a particular interest in treating sports injuries as she is an avid runner and has participated in several triathlons. She has completed 3 marathons and most recently finished a half ironman. She enjoys working with a diverse population of athletes and families, from weekend warriors to more competitive athletes.
Dr. Amy Samcoe, DC grew up in Victoria and now enjoys living in the Westshore with her husband and three kids. She graduated from CMCC in Toronto in 2009 and has been practicing at Back to Back since she returned to the area in 2015. Areas of further study include courses on chronic pain, headaches, low back pain, pre and post natal care and children. Dr. Amy enjoys treating a wide variety of issues and is here to help you on your health journey!
Dr. Melissa Ko, DC joined the Back to Back team in 2015. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science and also has a Diploma in Music from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She completed her Chiropractic studies at the University of West States and participated in a chiropractic mission trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. In her spare time away from work she loves travelling, trying new exotic foods and outdoor activities on the water. Seminars she has attended include, chronic pain management, perinatal care, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and she enjoys treating all age groups throughout the community.
Dr. Elizabeth Hein, DC completed her studies at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon receiving her Doctorate in Chiropractic and Bachelors degree in Human Biology. Since graduating and joining the Back to Back family, Dr. Liz has honed her skills with treating sports related injuries, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. Dr. Liz has a particular interest in treating extremity injuries (shoulder, knees, ankles), as she finds these can be the most difficult injuries to overcome. Dr. Liz takes a progressive approach to pain and injury through evidence-based practice with incorporating soft tissue therapy and exercise rehabilitation programs to her care. She uses a variety of techniques depending on what her patients need, such as instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, cupping, taping, shockwave therapy, and Venus Heal therapy. She takes pride in treating all sorts of patients, ranging from high level athletes, to weekend warriors and families. When not in the clinic, you can find Dr. Liz hiking with her dog, Poppy, surfing in Tofino, or taking road trips over the long weekend.
Dr. Emily Hein DC, Graduated from the University of Victoria with a BSc. in Biology. After this she went and completed her chiropractic studies at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland Oregon in June 2021 with her twin sister, Dr. Elizabeth. Following graduation, she interned in downtown Victoria where she met and treated a variety of patients. This is where Dr. Emily also honed her skills and interest in treating patients with a neuromechanical instrument, as well as adjusting, providing rehabilitation exercises, cupping, and performing soft tissue massage. She has always had an interest and passion in helping people as well as writing, reading and hiking with her dog Lola.