Dr. Reginald Gates
Dr. Reginald GatesVice-Chair

Journey to Becoming a Chiropractor


While I was in University, I had an unfortunate accident where I dove into a swimming pool that was only 2.5 feet deep. After months of physiotherapy and pain and medications without relief, my professor at McMaster University suggested that I visit a chiropractor. After one month of chiropractic care, I no longer suffered from headaches, neck pain or pain between my shoulders. This experience inspired me to take this path in health care.

We, as chiropractors, are among the top health care professions in the world. Our first-class education is reflected in our extensive knowledge of neuromuscular (nMSK) diagnosis and treatment. We are able to make amazing differences by improving the quality of the lives of our patients. We help them appreciate the power of an adjustment, proper posture and exercise. We help the patient to realign their bodies after injury and other damages, and we help patients manage the wear and tear that comes from aging.

Region of Practice


At my clinic in Burlington, I work with two psychiatrists. This office also serves as my location for the Rapid Access Program (formerly Inter-Professional Spine Assessment and Education (ISEAC) Clinic).

In Hamilton, I am a member of the Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre. The Core has been addressing the health inequities such as poverty, racism, discrimination, unemployment, and homelessness.

Please take a look at the valuable services that we provide as chiropractors at this location, Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre.

Credentials and Designations


  • B.Sc. in Chemistry from McMaster University in 1984
  • M.Sc. in Organometallic Chemistry from McMaster University in 1988
  • Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1990
  • Marilyn Phillips Award in 1990 for leadership and service to the student body at CMCC
  • Certificate in Strength and Conditioning from York University in 1999
  • Completed levels I, II and II of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Science in 2001
  • Presidential Award of Excellence from the College of Chiropractors of Ontario in 2007
  • 10-year volunteer certificate from the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board in 2017
  • Advance Practice Provider, Rapid Access Clinics 2018
  • Chartered Director designation through the Caribbean Training Institute 2020
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in 2020
  • Community Service Award from CMCC Homecoming 2021