Dr. Keshena Malik
Dr. Keshena MalikDirector

Journey to becoming a chiropractor

My chiropractic journey began at an early age as a patient seeking care for injuries relating to sports including soccer and martial arts. I continued with regular care to maintain optimal health and performance.

When I was in my early 20s I was involved in a major car accident and suffered significant injuries. I sought care from my chiropractor and once again started on my path to recovery; this time I was intrigued about the profession as a career path. I was fortunate to have mentors in the profession to help guide me along my path.

I have been in practice for 12 years and I feel blessed to have a career I am passionate about that helps patients on their path to better health.

Region of practice

I am the co-owner of Upper James Wellness Clinic on the Hamilton Mountain, dedicated to providing effective patient-centered care in a collaborative multidisciplinary clinic. I am an Advanced Practice Provider with the publicly funded Low Back Pain Rapid Access Clinics in both St. Catharines and Mississauga. I also have a home-based chiropractic clinic in Waterdown, which came to fruition to meet the needs in the community.

Credentials and designations

  • B.Sc. (Honours) Psychology from McMaster University in 2003
  • Doctor of Chiropractic from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2009
  • Completed thesis-based Master of Science Rehabilitation Sciences degree at McMaster University in 2013
  • Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Certification in 2009
  • Activator Methods Certification in 2018
  • Chartered Director (C. Dir.) from the Caribbean Governance Training Institute in 2020
  • Chiropractic Paediatric Patient Management Treatment in 2016
  • Jobst Basic Fitter Compression and Elvarex Lymphedema Garments Certifications in 2014