How did I become a Chiropractor and do I still see humans?
At 18, I knew nothing about chiropractic when it was suggested to me by a friend. I had been struggling with recurring mononucleosis, and she suggested that since chiropractic had helped her brother’s ear infections, maybe chiropractic could help my immune system too. My chiropractor taught me about listening to my body, about the power of the nervous system and the ability of the body to heal itself. We were born to be healthy! Her adjustments improved my health, helped me with my ballet performances and even to recover after a car accident.
I went on to study Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario and then chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. I was inspired most of all by the incredible healing power of the body that is so unrecognized in our traditional model of health (can lost health really be found in a pill?). I was propelled by the idea that I could inspire people to realize that they were born to be healthy, to take a pro-active role in their life and their health and to use chiropractic to support that! I have done advanced workshops in different techniques, nutrition, and neurology to ensure that I am well versed in many areas of health and am certified with the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) in pregnancy and prenatal care to better support my vision of a family practice. Most recently my vision of family care expanded to animals and I now offer chiropractic to small and large animals (not in the same office of course).
I have coached a women’s running group for five years and inspired countless women to get off the couch and enjoy a run or a walk together through a learn to run program. As a result of being on the organizing committees, I have helped two charities close to my heart: the Alzheimer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, increase the attendance and fundraising at their charity runs. Since I grew up as a dancer I still have a passion to see young dancers grow strong and healthy and I partner with local dance schools to teach the dancers about health. One of my favorite parts of being a chiropractor are the opportunities I have for public speaking! I just love to help educate and inspire groups of people! I’ll do it every chance I get! Please let me know if you are looking for someone to inspire your group toward healthy living!On my own time I seek any active outdoor activity and am always finding a new sport to enjoy! With such an active and busy life I do my best to practice what I preach and seek to find balance. This most often can be found walking my dog Jasper around the river, enjoying time with my husband Jason, or even curling up with a good book!
If you would like to know more about my human chiropractic practice at Stratford Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, please go to www.stratfordchiropractic.com or call 519-273-9200.