Rachel is originally from Ontario where she grew up in gym training as a competitive gymnast. At the end of her gymnastic career, Rachel dove headfirst into whatever other sport she could get involved in – whether it was on the track, water or snow. Her love of winter and all outdoor things made Canmore home.
She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto with a double major and minor in human biology, environmental studies and immunology. She then completed the four-year Doctor of Chiropractic program at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. While in Toronto, Rachel gained extensive clinical experience and skills in addition to obtaining her Functional Integrated Acupuncture certification.
She has a special interest in sport rehabilitation and chronic pain. Her goal is to get individuals back to doing what they love, pain-free.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU AREN’T PRACTICING?
When I’m not practicing, you’ll find me outside hiking, camping, paddling, snowboarding or at the gym. On days when the weather is extra bone chilling, you’re likely to find me in the kitchen attempting to make an extravagant meal.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A CHIROPRACTOR?
I always knew I wanted a career that could help relieve individuals of their physical pain and assist in getting them back to a state of health and prosperity. When exploring multiple avenues after completing my undergraduate degree, I found that chiropractic was a perfect fit. The ability to assess, diagnosis and treat so many issues as a primary care physician (without the use of medication) or to be a part of a healthcare team and contribute my expertise on musculoskeletal disorders really resonated with me.