Journey to becoming a chiropractor
I came to chiropractic from a competitive bicycle racing background. Bicycle racing stimulated my interest in the human body and led me to enrol in the Human Kinetics program at the University of Guelph. A number of fellow students in the program were very interested in chiropractic; and it proved to be an excellent pre-chiropractic program.
I became interested in chiropractic for my personal health as a competitive bicycle racer. The profession’s healing philosophy was congruent with my own health philosophy, and I saw the benefits of chiropractic from a performance standpoint with other racers.
Personally, I had positive results and was able to connect with chiropractors who were very passionate in their service to patients. That really aligned with my interests, and I pursued chiropractic as a career.
When I was looking at chiropractic colleges, a friend directed me to Palmer College of Chiropractic.. When I arrived and saw the campus and the passion of students and faculty, I knew the school was a great choice. Upon graduation, I felt very well prepared to enter practice. In fact, I graduated and days later started practising in Ottawa.
Region of practice
As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CURAVITA, I operate two multidisciplinary practices in Byward and Glebe, Ottawa. I’ve practised for 28 years in the Ottawa area, leading my clinics in collaborative care models of practice; my practice includes chiropractors, physiotherapists and registered massage therapists focusing on the aspects of practice that are unique to each profession.
All of us work in a full wellness-based model. As the owner of CURAVITA, I employ a team of over 30 professionals in those two Ottawa locations.
Credentials and designations
- B.Sc. Human Kinetics at the University Guelph
- Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport, Iowa) in 1991
- Chartered Director (C. Dir.) from the McMaster University –DeGroote School of Business in 2015