I often joke with patients that my journey to chiropractic can be summed up with the borrowed punchline of a 1980’s infomercial: “I liked the product so much; I bought the company.”

I was an (extremely!) clumsy kid. While I never earned a cast or crutches, I sported perpetual bruises and many, many unseen micro-traumas – particularly, I now realize, to my low back. By the time I was in high-school I’d (mostly) stopped tripping over my own 2 feet but, perhaps more embarrassingly, I would interrupt class with gasps of startled pain as a burning electric-shock shot down my leg!

Because we were a family that sought only ‘traditional’ medical care, I turned to the advice of our family doctor for this growing problem. I’ve never forgotten what he determined – “You’re tall, thin and female; therefore, pain like this isn’t unusual. Avoid triggering activities and take over-the-counter pain relievers as needed.” I remember it because of how it made me feel – defeated, hopeless and like my body’s own make-up had let me down.

Fast forward to 5-ish years later: I was managing my pain by avoiding ‘triggering activities’ (like… you know… sitting, lifting, bending, walking, sport-ing) and getting on with the end of university life. Interested in the life-sciences, but not really sure where I wanted to end up, I had the opportunity to job-shadow a chiropractor. He intrigued me with the idea of a profession that included science, philosophy and the art of hands-on application; but he ‘got me’ when at the end of our day together he insisted I experience my first adjustment.

My story would be EPIC if he ‘cured’ my back-pain with that one adjustment. He didn’t. But, getting up off that table, I felt different enough to have a first glimpse that my future could feel better than I’d been promised. Over the next few months of care (he of course became my doctor), I healed those original micro-traumas, regained confidence in my body and it’s ability to live robustly, and began the adventure of a lifetime – the chiropractic journey that’s brought me to sharing this passion with you!

Mission Statement

It is my mission to be your partner on the wellness journey from feeling stuck in frustrating illnesses and work stresses to:

  • identifying the root-cause of discomfort and making symptoms unnecessary
  • exploring treatment modalities that will propel you towards healthy living goals
  • evaluate all those conditions through the lens of Postural Ergonomics and find brain-based, body-first solutions

Just the (much shorter) facts

I am a graduate of the University of Toronto and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

I am a proud member of both the Canadian and Ontario Chiropractic Association and the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. I am a Master B.E.S.T practitioner and am certified in Postural Ergonomics.

I prefer cats over dogs (though likes them both), books over movies, and chocolate over most other things.

I am passionate about healing that is gentle, holistic, natural and self-directed with hands-on adjustment techniques. My goal is to educate and empower my patients of every age, symptomatology and health goals on their journey towards optimal health and absolute wellness.