Treating four week old Amira
"The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas A. Edison
While I was in high school I happened upon a class by accident which would wind up changing the entire course of my life. A friend of mine was taking kinesiology and physical education and convinced me to sign up for it with her. Truth be told, I probably assumed it was along the lines of a gym class, but very quickly found myself obsessed with learning every single bone and muscle in the body. Just like that my future was set, I was going to learn everything there is to know about the human body and how it works.
While in my first year of Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University in my hometown of Waterloo, Ontario I began developing some low back pain. It really wasn't surprising; I was sitting all day in class, standing all evening at work and carrying entirely too much weight in my backpack in between. I had never been to a chiropractor before, like most I affiliated the profession with low back pain, and before that point I had never really experienced such a thing. I began seeing a doctor nearby who had only just graduated chiropractic college a few months prior and the results were almost immediate. Again, my future was decided – I was going to become a chiropractor!
Fast-forward to four years later, I graduated from WLU with my Honours BA and headed to upstate New York to learn the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College. While attending NYCC I learned that there is so much more to chiropractic than just pain. Towards the end of my three and a half years at NYCC I discovered a passion for treating kids and pregnant moms. I spent a great deal of time travelling around to Chicago, Ottawa, Long Island and everywhere in between in order to attend seminars through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and learn as much as I could about caring for these special populations.
Following graduation, and having completed both the Canadian and American national licensing examinations, I packed my car up and headed westward to begin anew in the Vancouver area. I’ve always felt drawn to the west coast – I love mountains and spending as much time as I can outdoors and I figured there’s no time like the present to start a new adventure!
When I'm not in the office you can find me hiking, camping, biking, running, rock climbing and snowboarding.