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 practising in North Toronto in 1989. I focus mainly on spinal pain and sports injuries; most of my patients are older adults.
I also taught and held several positions at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) for over 27 years. Specifically, I was Chair of the Department of Chiropractic Therapeutics at CMCC, taught all technique lab courses, facilitated small groups in clinical education courses and was the principal lecturer in the Jurisprudence, Ethics and Entrepreneurship, and Healthy Ageing courses. In addition, I previously taught at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and served on the Council of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario for nine years.
I continue to provide several expert opinions on matters pertaining to chiropractic care and am actively involved in research.