“I just wish I had known then what I know now …” – Dr. Richard Grolmus, B.P.E., D.C.
My decision to become a Chiropractor resulted from the seemingly ‘miraculous’ results I had experienced with my introduction to Chiropractic. It all began, waaaay back in high school, while playing in a football game and having my neck badly injured as a result of a blind-sided hit/tackle. Our team trainer suggested a specialist that, at the time, I knew little about … a ‘Chiropractor’. I was very skeptical at first but with the encouragement from family members who had received good results from Chiropractic care, I decided to give it a try. After only 5 daily visits with my new Chiropractor, I was pain-free and ready to get back in the game! I decided right then that this was the kind of thing I could see myself doing … helping others return to good health and continue to compete at a high level … I wanted to be the ‘go-to’ player on the Chiropractic Team!
After receiving a Bachelor of Physical Education degree from the University of Calgary, which included all the prerequisite course qualifications and grade scores necessary for acceptance into the prestigious Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College , I was off to the Big Smoke of Toronto. The four years of study and my subsequent graduation as a duly qualified Doctor of Chiropractic were very exciting, challenging and life changing. I had entered college with one, albeit limited, perspective of what Chiropractic was and exited with an enriched view of an alternate way to obtain true health by adhering to the ‘Chiropractic Lifestyle’.
I have had the honor of helping relieve pain and suffering, while enhancing the life experience of the practice members in my community for 25 years by adhering to one simple approach. My philosophy is that the personal expectations, goals and specific health concerns of the practice member determines the clinical and treatment protocol utilized. Each member tends to have their own individual outcome objective. I provide them with my diagnostic expertise, a clear and concise explanation of their health concern and give my optimal recommendations and an estimated timeline toward getting the results they desire.
By honoring their own personal decision, whether they choose short-term relief care or whether their decision is making a lifelong commitment to regular, on-going wellness care — the choice is theirs to make. I provide the facts and they decide how long they choose to benefit from the care that they will receive. In this way the practice member becomes enrolled in their own healing process. With their acceptance of a treatment approach that makes sense to them, they choose to follow recommended schedules of care which then allows the best opportunity to more rapidly achieve their health goals. Experiencing positive results in the shortest period of time empowers the practice member to confidently share and refer others to our office, so that they too can experience the many benefits of Chiropractic.
One of the keys to good health is to make every attempt to reduce the negative effect of stress on the mind and body. When stress is mentioned many think of emotional stressors (work or home pressures, loss of loved one, daily schedules and deadlines, etc) and/or physical stressors (poor posture, incorrect lifting techniques, repetitive strains, etc). An equally important type of stress which may fail to be recognized is chemical stress (medications, drugs, smoking and alcohol). The conscious focus of eliminating all unnecessary toxic chemical influences to support the bodies innate healing abilities is an important and on-going discipline that each practice member must endeavour to adhere to.
I consider myself an excellent listener and hope I will get the opportunity to meet you in person to discuss how we can, together, find a solution to your specific health challenge.
“We are a referral oriented, natural-health center best suited to both the patient in crisis (pain-relief) and the wellness-minded individual that adheres to the 'Chiropractic Lifestyle' (i.e. on-going care in order to best maintain proper structural balance and nervous system function). We attempt to meet practice members where they are, usually at the pain relief stage and then, empower them to discover the many benefits of Chiropractic wellness care (improving their overall health and well-being, preventing future health problems, and living an active and vibrant life). Unlike other clinics, we strive to focus on each individual’s health potential as opposed to merely treating their symptoms - however we allow the practice member to decide how much or how long they choose to benefit from care!
At our clinic we strive to provide a positive and unique experience and invite our practice members to participate in their individual journey back to health!
Should you are ready to take action and begin ... contact our clinic, today for a better tomorrow!"