At Lockerby Chiropractic Clinic it is our goal to get our patients the care they need when they need it. From hands Chiropractic care and myofascial release therapy, to our state of the art class 4 K-Laser Therapy (the most powerful laser in the north), we will do whatever it takes to get you functioning at your best.
It is our mission to provide comprehensive, wellness based chiropractic care that is in the best interest of our patients. This will include the relief of our patients ailments, as well as the opportunity to restore the body to it's optimal state of health and function. This will come to benefit everyone from the athlete, to the skilled worker, to families striving to be at their healthiest.
Dr. Dale Chabot, HBSc, Dip. AT, D.C.
Dr. Dale Chabot spent his childhood in Onaping Falls. After graduating from Levack District High School he attended York University. There he completed his honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, with a certificate in Athletic Therapy.
After the completion of this degree he went on to pursue his passion; Chiropractic. He attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where he graduated, Cum Laude.
After a year of working as an associate chiropractor in Chelmsford, he opened his own practice at Lockerby Chiropractic Clinic.
Dr. Chabot has always involved himself in local speaking events and community outreaches to educate people about the benefits of Chiropractic care and living a healthy wellness based lifestyle. This includes the implementation of many community health and fitness initiaives Dr. Chabot and his wife, a local teacher, have two kids and also enjoy a healthy active lifestyle through local sports and gyms, martial arts, and the outdoors.
Dr. Chabot is committed to providing the highest quality care to his patients. Through Chiropractic Dr. Chabot has always, and will continue, to provide the care his patients need to reach their highest potential. Dr. Chabot has been trained in Activator methods, many low force techniques, as well as Diversified adjusting. Myofascial release, exercise, rehabilitation and lifestyle councelling round off his abilities. If there you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Denise Godin, RMT
Experienced Registered Massage Therapist onsite to keep you feeling great.
What we treat
Chiropractors are practitioners that promote health and proper function throughout the body. There has been a lot of scientific research regarding chiropractic and manual therapies and to quote a recent scientific study, "Spinal manipulation/mobilization is effective in adults for: acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain; migraine and cervicogenic headache; cervicogenic dizziness; manipulation/mobilization is effective for several extremity joint conditions; and thoracic manipulation/mobilization is effective for acute/subacute neck pain." A number of similar scientific studies on safety and efficacy tell us that chiropractors are very good at treating
- Lower back pain
- Migraine and cervicogenic headaches
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Neck pain
- Sports injuries and performance
- Car accident and work injuries
- Nerve problems in the arm, hand, leg
- Mid back pain
- Hip, knee, arm and shoulder pain
- Lifestyle and oeverall health and wellness
- Rehabilitation exercise.
Chiropractic is a primary contact profession. Anyone can choose to see a chiropractor, and up to 90% of insurance plans cover chiropractic care. Highly skilled, and training for a minimum of 7 to 8 years at university level, chiropractors are one of only five health professions in Ontario to be granted the title of "Doctor".
Chiropractors are very well known for treating problems of the spine including back and neck pain, headaches, joint pain, sciatica and nerve problems. There has also been a lot of scientific research regarding the safety and efficacy of chiropractic care and that is why our treatment is recommended in medical guidelines throughout the world.
Basically chiropractors use gentle hands on techniques to correct dysfunction of the nervous system. There are many daily stresses that can impact our nervous system. These stresses fit into three broad categories:
- Physical stress- eg. sports injury, car accident, repetitive strain injury
- Toxic stress- eg. mercury poisoning, eating too much sugar (diabetes), vitamin deficiencies
- Psychological stress- eg. emotional stress form work or family life, depression
This is where the idea of wellness ties in so well with chiropractic. The entire body and all its systems must be working properly. If not, ailing systems send a signal through our nervous system to our brain telling us something is wrong. This signal may be felt as pain or discomfort, but can also be manifested in other ways. It can interfere with proper co-ordination of our muscles and joints (kinetic chain dysfunction) and lead to lesser performance at work or sports. Nervous system interference may also lead to organ system dysfunction and effect our balance or co-ordination, just to name a few. Chiropractic care not only gets you out of pain, but our ultimate goal is to help return the body to it's optimal state of health and help keep it there. See the Q & A section for more.