“My journey to becoming a chiropractor started at age 10 when my 6-year-old sister started having grand mal seizures caused by epilepsy. A doctor put her on the drug of choice for epilepsy at the time. She had less seizures, but she went from a vibrant 6-year-old who got seizures to a nonresponsive 2-year-old after she got put on meds.My aunt suggested to my mom that she take my sister to the chiropractor, but my mom didn’t understand why since nothing was wrong with my sister’s back. My aunt insisted that something wasn’t working right and that maybe a chiropractor could help. After six months of chiropractic care, my sister had no seizures and was off her medications. She hasn’t had one since. I knew then that I wanted to be a chiropractor and share with others the amazing capacity the body has in healing itself.“
After completing a Bachelors degree in Athletic Therapy at Concordia University, Dr. Andrea attended Life University in the U.S. to receive her chiropractic education as well as her Master’s in Sports Health Science.
“It ended up being the best decision I ever made. Life University is on par with what I believe, which is that chiropractic allows our bodies to heal themselves.”
While in chiropractic college, Dr. Andrea put together an osteoporosis program to help women in the community. The program involved talking about eating habits, exercise and chiropractic to help seniors move better and function at a higher level. “We got them in the gym lifting weights, helped them moving better and made sure they were getting the nutrition they needed.” Participants in the program had amazing improvements their conditions.Dr. Andrea still loves teaching our practice members about the body’s amazing abilities to health itself.
“I want to give people an alternative to getting well. Your doctor might have told you they don’t know what more to do to help you. Your medications aren’t making a difference; you’re not a candidate for surgery and physiotherapy hasn’t helped. That doesn’t mean you have to learn to live with the pain Your body’s capacity to heal is incredible. Sometimes, you just need to get out of the way and allow your body to do what it needs to do!” Dr. Andrea uses gentle, low-force chiropractic techniques in your care. She is certified in:
Dr. Andrea is bilingual in French and English as she was born and raised in Montreal. After moving to the U.S. for chiropractic college, Dr. Andrea remained in the U.S. for 17 years, practicing in Maryland. When Dr. Andrea isn’t at the practice, she enjoys spending time with her family. Her sister and sister’s family live in Calgary and Dr. Andrea made the move here to catch up on the years she missed with them. They enjoy biking, hiking and being active together. “Southwest Calgary has so many amazing things to offer. I love exploring our beautiful community!” We can’t wait to show you all that your body is capable of when it gets what it needs. Contact our office today to get started!
Did you know that your body has an amazing capacity for healing?Even when you’re sick or in pain, your body still possesses a natural ability to get better. Chiropractic seeks to give the body the help it needs to be able to heal itself, leaving you pain-free and enjoying a rich, fulfilling life.We want you to understand how to live a lifestyle that puts your health into your own hands. We’re here to educate you on what you can do to live better, feel better and age better as well as acting as your trusted health resource.
Our family-oriented practice is for everyone, from age 1 to 101. Dr. Andrea has a strong focus on anti-aging and the baby boomer generation who are seeking to live a more active life. Even seniors can make major strides in their health through chiropractic.“It may be a 75-80 year-old who hasn’t really exercised before or doesn’t drink enough water, or hasn’t eating healthy in the last few years because they might be alone or couldn’t be bothered. When you start teaching them to retake care of themselves, the change are amazing,” she says.If you want to live vibrantly, we’re confident that you’ll find what you need with us! We want you to live at your highest capacity, being the best you can be. Our practice members are welcome to stop by and visit to have a chat anytime they want to and even enjoy a cup of coffee. We love having you here and being here for you!
Helping you to live a happy, balanced life is a privilege. We love seeing our practice members get better and stay well.We’ll do whatever it takes to get you there, offering help with your entire lifestyle. We want to make an impact in our community, serving our practice members and constantly evolving to better suit your needs.