Throw the old misconception out the window that chiropractors only treat back pain.
Chiropractors today practice a wide variety of techniques including acupuncture and are trusted upon by many, including top professional athletes to keep their bodies pain and injury free.
The 8 Chiropractors ahead are some of our favorites to follow in Toronto, Canada.
1. Dr. Mike Prebeg
Dr. Michael Prebeg is an innovative practitioner, specializing in performance enhancement, career longevity and injury recovery. As a graduate of New York Chiropractic College and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Dr. Prebeg provides unparalleled treatments through his unique combination of soft tissue techniques, such as Active Release (ART), with Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and joint manipulation to optimize his results.
Years of academic and hands-on experience have catapulted his expertise to the front of his field, making him the go-to practitioner for some of the most complicated cases among NCAA, Olympic and professional athletes.
His success with these patients has earned him the position of consulting chiropractor with the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) and the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team, where he spends most home games in the locker room treating players.
2. Dr. Michelle Solomon
Dr. Michelle Solomon obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Solomon completed the Functional Integrated Acupuncture course, which utilizes a biomedical approach in treating pain and sport injuries. Dr. Solomon has additional training in upper and lower extremity Active Release Techniques (ART), Osteo-Articular Pumping of the Lower Limbs, and the Webster Technique for prenatal care. In practice, Dr. Solomon integrates a combination of chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, myofascial release, active rehabilitation and patient education.
Dr. Solomon has a passion for fitness and nutrition. She understands that everything we put into our body has an effect. She looks at the body holistically and takes into account her patient’s daily activities, nutrition, lifestyle habits and stress levels. She understands the biomechanics of the human body and the importance of how the body moves while performing a specific sport or exercise. Dr. Solomon understands each patients desire to optimize their performance, whether it be in a specific sport or being able to play with their children. Dr. Solomon is very active in her personal life and participates in various sports and strength and conditioning programs.
Dr. Solomon strives to achieve each patient’s personal goals. She is dedicated to wellness and the results that functional assessments and patient specific treatments can achieve.
3. Dr. Ryan Albert
Dr. Ryan Albert is a vibrant and compassionate chiropractor and acupuncture provider practicing in Toronto, Ontario. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College having graduated cum laude in 2017. He completed his certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University in 2016. Dr. Albert also holds an Honors Bachelor degree from McMaster University in Biology with a minor in Psychology. In between post-secondary degrees, Dr. Albert spent three years working at the University Health Network’s intensive care units facilitating research in critical care medicine. In this time, he had an opportunity to observe and appreciate the incredible efforts of the inter-professional health care system. From a young age, Dr. Albert knew he wanted to be part of the health care field, but was still unsure where he fit into the mix. It was around this time that Dr. Albert was experiencing constant headaches and other musculoskeletal complaints and decided to go visit a chiropractor that had come highly recommended. It was this experience that stimulated the ‘eureka’ moment. Dr. Albert realized that chiropractic was the perfect fit for him. It encompassed his admiration for the intricacies of the human body, his love for educating others on health and well being as well as his desire to help others and create a positive impact in their lives.
Dr. Albert’s goals in practice are two-fold: The first is to help others achieve a greater state of health and admiration for their bodies than they are currently experiencing. The second is to educate and promote on the concept of proactivity, in other words, making positive or necessary changes before crisis strikes.
Dr. Albert is a strong advocate for anything that gets people active and out of their sedentary lifestyles. Since the age of fourteen, with guidance from his parents, Dr. Albert has been weight training and exercising in many different capacities. He also grew up playing volleyball, skiing (snow & water) and attending an overnight camp in Muskoka, Ontario, where he learned a vast appreciation for all outdoor activities. More recently, Dr. Albert has found a new passion; training in Muay Thai, and hopes to work toward earning his 'blue shorts'.
4. Dr. Sundeep Sandher
Dr. Sundeep Sandher spent a lot of his time growing up playing competitive soccer and exhibiting a passion for community engagement. He was always either engaging in sports, organizing community runs or volunteering and mentoring youth.
Dr. Sandher’s interest in building a healthier community led him to complete an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. He continued on this path and went on to complete his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Dr. Sandher’s treatment focuses on an evidence based approach to clinical practice. He is dedicated to alleviating pain, improving patient function, and optimizing performance.
When Dr. Sandher isn’t treating patients, he continues to engage in organizing community initiatives focusing on sports and recreation and enjoys cheering on Toronto’s sports teams.
His instagram is a must follow for any sports junkie wanting to know about injuries to their favorite pro athletes.
5. Dr. Josh Binstock
Dr. Josh Binstock has over five years of clinical chiropractic experience.
He is a two-time volleyball Olympian, having represented Canada at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Games. Additionally, he represented Canada at the 2015 Toronto Pan-American Games.
Josh has vast experience providing rehabilitation treatment for patients with severe injuries, and enhancing the performance of elite athletes.
His two instagram accounts (@drjoshbinstock, @thebinstockangle) share tips to help injured athletes back on the road to recovery.
6. Dr. Shalini Bhat
Dr. Shalini Bhat is a Chiropractor and double certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP, CFMP) with over 10 years of experience in the wellness field. She is the founder of TMB, the designer of multiple virtual FUNC MED programs, and the creator of THE PERFECT FIIT (a signature workout) and TMB FIIX (a unique treatment method using fascial release, movement and acupuncture techniques).
Her signature approach to FUNC MED focuses largely on teaching. She distills complex information into relatable analogies that you can understand and activate meaningfully for your own body and lifestyle. Because when you understand WHY you’re doing something, long-lasting transformations are attainable.
Her down-to-earth nature was born from her own personal injuries and gut-health challenges that western medicine was unable to remediate. She’s felt traditional systems not working in her own body and understands first hand the frustration that comes with that.
In her private practice, her treatments and programs focus on providing patients with actionable road-maps to moving, feeling and looking their best using all her tools, from fascia and movement, to hormones and gut health. And since she truly lives the lifestyle she shares with her patients, you may end up with all sorts of extra personalized bio-hacks.
7. Dr. Shanna Sullivan
Dr. Shanna Sullivan attended Dalhousie University where she studied Kinesiology. She went on to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Throughout her education she focused on the biomechanics of dancers, as well as pre- and post-natal care. Dr. Sullivan takes a functional approach to movement, and tailors’ treatments to meet the goals of any patient, whether they are a child, office-worker, or elite athlete. Her treatments consist of manual adjustments, myofascial release therapy (MRT), instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation exercises and nutritional counseling.
Dr. Sullivan is well-known in the dance industry for her revolutionary dance science program, Dance Mechanics. In addition, she founded a virtual fitness studio called DMWfit where she and her team teach barre, yoga and pilates.
8. Dr. Jordan Rabinowitz
Dr. Jordan Rabinowitz (“Dr. Jordan”) is an experienced Chiropractor and Acupuncture Practitioner. Born and raised in Toronto, Dr. Jordan couldn’t be happier to be treating patients in the community he grew up in. He has a wide range of experience in the health and fitness industry, working alongside various professionals such as: a personal coach, fitness instructor, strength and conditioning specialist and a Chiropractor.
In addition to his Honours in Bachelor of Science, with a specialization in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph, he holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Dr. Jordan has completed additional training in Smart Tools Soft Tissue Therapy, Tool Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy, Athletic Movement Analysis, Thompson Technique, Functional Biomechanical Assessment, as well as courses in Paediatrics care.
Dr. Jordan is also certificated in functional integrated medial acupuncture, focusing on the treatments of acute and chronic pain management and sports injuries. He is also a First Aid Responder with the Canadian Red Cross and has experience with on-field and sideline care.
On his instagram, he shares many tips to stay pain free and to work on posture exercises. He also does a lot of fun contest giveaways!