Journey to becoming a chiropractor
In high school, I had an interest in health care, but I just didn’t know in what area, specifically, at that time. That interest in health care led me to the University of Waterloo, where I enrolled in the Kinesiology (Co-op) program. When I was in my 3rd year of Kinesiology, my lifelong high school friend was attending Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) at the same time.
After talking with him about chiropractic, I began to realize that the courses I was taking in Kinesiology were a good basis for the field of chiropractic. Once my friend entered his internship at one of CMCC’s clinics, I became his patient and received my first spinal adjustment. Experiencing chiropractic care was not only life-changing for my health, it led me to a career in this profession.
You see how chiropractic care improves people’s health and their lives. From a practitioner’s point of view, as a chiropractor, there’s no greater feeling than when a patient tells you how your care has affected their quality of life. Nothing is more satisfying than that.
Region of practice
For the past 33 years, I’ve been a sole practitioner at Mountain Chiropractic in Hamilton. I operate a general practice, where I care for youths to seniors and professional athletes. In addition, my practice also includes a registered massage therapist.