Patient Reviews

I started running a few years ago. From the beginning it was my goal to compete in the Boston Marathon, but to do so you have to qualify. While preparing to do this – and in only my second marathon – something snapped in my hip. This was in October of 2008.

I had 6 months until the Boston and didn’t think I was going to be able to run.

I received treatments, ran the Boston, and beat my personal best time by 12 minutes – finishing in the top 10% for my age group.

I went to a couple of chiropractors before finding a sports specialist chiropractor. The other chiropractors didn’t do anything WRONG as such, but it makes a big difference when you find a practitioner that can relate to what you do — someone who has and takes an interest in your chosen sport.
When you also receive practical advice on how to STAY healthy and balanced – you really feel supported.

Magda Badura | Marathon Runner

It was a relief to find someone willing to go the extra mile to help me. It was good to know I didn’t just have to ‘put up with it’ for the rest of my life. Having the procedures explained – in words I could understand – and having someone take an interest in what I was doing was a nice change.

When I first decided to do something about my problem, I did the normal thing and went to see a doctor / physician. Chest x-rays and Ultrasound were done but nothing out of the ordinary showed up. I was told it was probably just a sprained muscle and there was nothing much I could do about it. I just had to live with it.
I accepted this, but didn’t feel real good about it.

It was a relief to find someone willing to go the extra mile to help me. It was good to know I didn’t just have to ‘put up with it’ for the rest of my life. Having the procedures explained – in words I could understand – and having someone take an interest in what I was doing was a nice change.

Andrea Sweeney | Graduate Student & Triathlete

I get really frustrated when a physical problem affects my training – even to the point of getting annoyed with myself. ‘Why is this problem coming back? I thought I’d already dealt with this?’

So, anything I can do to prevent the injury in the first place is definitely something worth looking into.
This mindset has flowed into other areas of my life as well. When exam time comes around at school, and everyone’s walking around feeling stressed, I know I can take a proactive approach and get my studies done BEFORE the exams show up.

If everything comes together at one point – as with an injury – it can get too much and you have to take a step back.
A proactive, preventative mindset definitely helps to alleviate this.

Andrew Woegerer |University Student & Varsity Team Swimmer
When I was first diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis – and told there was nothing to be done about it – I thought I was doomed. You see, I depend on my physical ability for my job as a corrections officer. I work in the Institutions Crisis Intervention Team, and every year we have to pass a very demanding physical examination to recertify. Because of my foot, I was unable to do any running because of the pain involved.

Luckily, I found a chiropractic practitioner who was able to ‘correctly’ diagnose the REAL problem.

Thanks to the treatments I received over a 3-month period I was able to recertify and keep my job. Going from an ‘incurable condition’ I would have to live with for the rest of my life — to being treated in 3 months…

Well, it was pretty amazing!

I think a lot of people give up on things – they don’t want to try different avenues. For me, I didn’t want to live with this for the rest of my life. I wasn’t about to just give up. I really needed to get the results I did – and I’m grateful for it.

Murray MacFarlane | Corrections Officer

I’d rather be training than just sitting around not doing anything.

Paul Kwatyra | University Student & Varsity Team Swimmer

Being shown how to live a healthy, active life has other benefits as well. Like at school. When I have a good training session, I feel good and ready to go. If I’m not training I start to feel really tired and miserable.

Paul Kwatyra | University Student & Varsity Swimmer

I’m just grateful I found a chiropractor who’s gentle – who knows how to find the pain – who helps you deal with it and knows how to make it go away. What more can you ask for?

Some days the pain was so great I would grit my teeth trying to cope. It’s not a very healthy response – but unfortunately it’s a natural one.

Of course, this started to affect my family life. Now, like most people, whenever I’m in pain I’m grumpier than usual – my husband can usually tell. I get this look on my face, snap at people and yell when I shouldn’t. I know when I’m doing it…and I don’t like it.

Even after one treatment I notice a difference in my emotions. I feel hopeful –hopeful that it’s going to improve and not continue to get worse — relief that it IS improving — more comfortable – more peaceful and less grumpy.

You know how it is…

If Mum ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!

Rebekah Voege | Stay at Home Mother with 2 children

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