About Me: Chiropractor

I became a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1987 and have been in private practice in Toronto since then. In my practice I see many different conditions both acute and chronic and treat all age groups.

Chiropractors use manual therapy to diagnose and treat pain arising from joints, muscles and nerves.

First I diagnose the problem through a history, a thorough orthopedic and neurologic examination, and a chiropractic examination, to locate the joints and muscles involved through manual palpation.

Treatment usually consists of a passive component where I, the therapist alleviate your pain, and an active part where you do it to yourself to reduce your pain.

Passive therapy is a combination of different manual techniques. Theses may include such techniques as: trigger points, massage, passive stretching, kenesiotaping, joint mobilization, and joint manipulation. The goal of the treatment is to reduce pain and improve function in the body.

Once the source of the pain has been treated the cause of the pain must be identified or the pain will return. This is the active part of therapy. Here I help you to become aware of postural imbalances that are causing and perpetuating your symptoms. You will be instructed in a number of postural adjustments and essential stretches to maintain and increase motion in your body and prevent the return of pain.

When strain is eliminated, the body can heal.

The posture work that I do is a unique and personal synthesis of: clinical knowledge of anatomy combined with exposure to dance, a love for Feldenkrais therapy and philosophy, and years of working through my own physical injuries ( 2 broken ankles, back pain, rotator cuff tendinitis, forearm repetitive strain). I have come to learn that the key to a speedy recovery is to restore movement as soon as possible

I have had some exposure to dance through the years . Starting with folk dancing as a teenager I later performed with the “Flaming Dono” an African drum and dance ensemble. For the last 7 year I have been practicing NIA dance and became certified as a NIA instructor in October 2009.