Dr. Brian Gleberzon
Dr. Brian GleberzonDirector

Journey to becoming a chiropractor

My first introduction to chiropractic was during a medical anthropology course at the University of Toronto in the early 1980s. That course was exploring non-allopathic medical approaches to healing and the more I learned about chiropractic and its role in health care, in particular its non-pharmacological, non-surgical approach to care of the neuromusculoskeletal system with a focus on the spine, the more interested I became in it.

When I learned the vitally important void chiropractic filled in the management of spinal conditions that affect millions of people, and that it did so in a safe and effective manner that put the patient first, I knew it was the profession for me.

I applied and was accepted at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 1985.

Region of practice

I have operated The Bedford Park Chiropractic Clinic in Toronto since 1996 although I started practicing in north Toronto in 1989. I focus mainly on spinal pain and sports injuries; most of my patients are older adults.

I’m also a researcher, professor, and Chair of the Department of Chiropractic Therapeutics at CMCC in Toronto. I teach all technique lab courses, as well as facilitate small groups in clinical education courses. I am the course coordinator and principle lecturer in the Jurisprudence, Ethics and Entrepreneurship and the Healthy Ageing courses. Previously I have taught at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and served on the Council of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario.

Credentials and designations

  • Doctor of Chiropractic from CMCC in 1989
  • B.A. from the University of Toronto in 2005
  • Master of Health Sciences from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2010
  • Completing Ph.D. on Jurisprudence, Ethics, and Business Management from the University of South Wales