Chiropractic care was first introduced to me in 1999 by my partner and now husband. It was a hip condition from birth that brought me to the profession and it was my fascination with the structure of the human body and how it relates to function and well being that kept me here. It was my perception that chiropractic care relieved my discomfort, increased my range of motion and helped to balance my muscles when in fact it was relieving stress on my nervous system by removing interference (subluxations) so that my body was again capable of doing what all bodies can, heal itself.
I love Dr. Jennifer Barham-Floreani’s explanation of an adjustment which has stuck with me since reading it “by removing nerve interference and allowing the body to re-calibrate and heal itself, the body is able to express its true capacity for health and vitality.” Wow, how powerful is that!
In 2006 I graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College cum laude and with clinic honours. This was after completing a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in neuroscience, from the University of Toronto in 2002. Education has always been important to me as I strive to stay up to date on all the current health, wellness and chiropractic literature. When not adjusting or with my family you can find me attending conferences on the art, philosophy and science of Chiropractic. One of my passions lies in family wellness care. I continue to take post-graduate courses in Pediatric and Pre/Post-Natal Care. I am also certified in the Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association which is a technique that facilitates proper pelvic balance during pregnancy in particular but can be used with everyone.
I use a variety of techniques in my practice which may include drop piece assisted adjusting techniques, Thompson, Sacro-occipital, diversified chiropractic technique, upper cervical experience and craniosacral therapy. While my priority is the spine, I care for all joints of the body including experience with extremity adjusting. I work with a team of integrative practitioners to meet each patient with what they need when it comes to a care plan. I focus on chiropractic and the adjustment and then we have acupuncture, custom orthotics, FST, massage therapy, naturopathy, physiotherapy, psychotherapy etc., when indicated all in house.
In my practice I emphasize chiropractic care as a lifelong process with benefits starting in infancy, pregnancy and continuing through the senior years. I strive to create a family practice which is diverse in nature; my primary focus is removing nerve system interference so that you can express your full life potential. People present with specific ailments such as sports injuries, sciatica, repetitive strain disorders, headaches, neck and low back pain, desires to work on their posture, body mechanics, alignment and balance; chiropractic can certainly help your body be free of interference so that your body can transition through these conditions to optimal health – function, vitality and optimal expression is the goal. I truly enjoy Chiropractic’s natural and hands-on approach to healing and I take pleasure in observing the benefits that people experience in so many aspects of their life; overall function, symptom resolution, sleep benefits, mood enhancement, stress reduction, etc.
Since the birth of my first child, conscious parenting has been at the forefront of my mind which has led me to establish a pathways connect gathering group for parents. This free group provides a safe place for parents to network and learn about conscious parenting and healthy lifestyle choices for the entire family.
It is my hope that you will include chiropractic care on your journey and let us be a partner in your healthcare.