I am originally from St. John’s Newfoundland and I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Memorial University in 1996. At the time, my intention was to continue my education by applying to medical school. Then I happened upon Chiropractic! Initially, Chiropractic was introduced to me as a patient. After receiving traditional medical treatment for a bout of acute torticollis, I continued to have chronic neck pain and headaches. Fortunately I sought the help of a Chiropractor and experienced relief within a very short period of time. That was the light bulb moment for me. That was when I realized that I wanted to pursue a career path that allowed me to help the people that the medical system had either dismissed or failed.
Following a move to Toronto, I began my education at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. During my education I had the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the greatest Chiropractors of our time. In 2002 I graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic and shortly thereafter moved back to the east coast to settle in Halifax. Along with my husband, Dr. Jason Fox, I established Glenbourne Chiropractic in Clayton Park West in October 2002. The vision that both Jason and I have for Glenbourne Chiropractic has continuously evolved since its inception. Today it is a true multidisciplinary clinic offering relief care, wellness care, and rehabilitation to people of all ages. During practice, I have seen how chiropractic can change a patient’s life beyond pain control. Patients that I see in my clinic have often been through every form of “health” care possible. Chiropractic is often their last attempt. I have had not only been able to help them feel and function better but I have been able to influence their overall health and well being.
I have volunteered as a member of the regulatory Board of the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors since 2012. I currently hold the position of Treasurer. In addition, I volunteer my time as a member of the peer assessment committee for the Board. Since 2001, I have been involved in interviewing prospective students applying to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Doctorate of Chiropractic program. I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to influence the face of Chiropractic for the future through this process.
Throughout my career I have treated patients of all ages for a variety of complaints, injuries and conditions. The simple beauty of Chiropractic is that it increases the bodies’ natural ability to heal itself by normalizing the skeletal system and reseting the nervous system. Although Chiropractic is very effective in the treatment of pain, the bigger picture is that it can increase functioning and optimize health. For this reason, my interest is now focused on the treatment of infants and children and in pre- and post-natal care for women. I am currently completing my online Chiropractic Paediatric Diplomate program and plan to include further education focused on family and paediatric Chiropractic, nutrition, and wellness care. I hope that through my knowledge and expertise, I can improve the health of my community, one person at a time.