Dr. Jenny Elliott
Dr. Jenny Elliott

Your Acclaimed Board Candidates Answer Three Townhall Questions

1. What do you think is currently the most important opportunity (or highest priority) for the chiropractic profession in Ontario and why?

Ontarians deserve timely, modern, patient-centered care. I strongly support the continued lobbying of the provincial government with the goals of the Red Tape Relief campaign with respect to scope enhancement as it pertains to diagnostic imaging and lab tests. This would save the health care system money and would allow chiropractors to fully utilize their current scope of practice and serve patients more efficiently.

2. What do you think is the most important role OCA can play during the next three years?

The OCA must continue to build the reputation and credibility of the chiropractic profession among health professionals, government officials, key stakeholders and the general public by creating opportunities for increased participation in the health care system. We are in an ideal position in that research supports the care that we provide. The opioid crisis and the realization that chiropractors are well-placed to provide a safe and effective alternative for those with chronic pain represents tremendous opportunity. There are over 14 million Ontarians and only 5,000 chiropractors. So, there is no shortage of patients we can help. We must work to promote the profession as nMSK experts who can help patients live their lives safely and pain-free.

3. What key difference do you want to make during your tenure on the OCA Board of Directors (for 2023-2026)?

Good work is already underway by the OCA and I will continue to contribute to these initiatives as a board member. Understanding how important it is to come to the table prepared assists me in being open to all points of view. My experience of training internationally enables me to bring a unique global insight to chiropractic promotion in Ontario. I am passionate about our profession and believe we will propel our profession forward, gaining the recognition it deserves. I will continue to advocate for our members and contribute to the notable work the OCA Board accomplishes.

Biographical Profile

Journey to Becoming a Chiropractor

Watching my father help patients eliminate pain, improve their quality of life and build long-lasting relationships inspired me to become a chiropractor. I grew up understanding and appreciating the chiropractic profession.

Helping people and making a difference matters to me. I enjoy meeting and spending time with patients and caring for them across their continuum of life. Chiropractic and managing a multi-disciplinary clinic allows my entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm for motivating people to work together to flourish.

I love being in a profession that allows me to help others achieve and maintain health naturally. The diversity of the chiropractic profession allows us to work individually or in group settings, use modalities or just our hands, to teach and/or do research. Collectively chiropractors achieve the common goal of improving people’s quality of life.

Region of Practice and Clinical Work

I practice in Guelph, serving the city of Guelph and surrounding Wellington County. At Central Health Care, the Central Health Clinic in Guelph, I lead an interprofessional team, which includes chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, a traditional medicine acupuncturist, chiropodist, and personal trainer.

Credentials and Designations

  • B.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario in 1998
  • B.Sc. Honours in Chiropractic Science from Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2001
  • Master of Science in Chiropractic from Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2002
  • Doctor of Chiropractic in 2002
  • Certificate of Medical Acupuncture Level 1 & 2 from McMaster University Health Sciences in 2004 & 2008
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist in 2018
  • GLA:D (Good Living with Osteo Arthritis, Denmark) Canada certification in 2017