Dr. Duriell Bernard - Doctor of Chiropractic
As a chiropractor, olympic lifting and strength coach, health & lifestyle consultant and a former national level athlete, I understand the importance of “performance on demand” and its role in functional daily movement.
I graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, after completing four years of a specialty honours degree in Kinesiology Health and Science program at York University. I am also a trained Neurofunctional, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture provider and a TCM acupuncturist.
I am an evidence-informed practitioner, who takes a neural-functional and rehabilitative approach to treatment, utilizing a wide variety of soft tissue therapies (myofascial release and myofascial cupping, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy - commonly known as Graston Technique), exercise and electro-modalities to achieve optimum results. I emphasize movement based rehabilitation, combining essential movement patterns with daily occupational and sport based movement requirements. My attention and focus on the importance of neuroscience and neuroanatomy creates valuable insights to treating concussion based head injuries. I am also a member of Pain BC’s chronic pain practitioners program.
I was the medical lead for Athletics Canada at their Toronto high performance training centre, working with Canada's best track and field athletes. I was also the lead medical practitioner for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, and medical staff for team Canada during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland and the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. I have had the great privilege to assist Canadian athletes at six world championship events.
“I MOTIVATE, INSPIRE and EMPOWER individuals who are seeking OPTIMAL results in their personal and physical lives.
I provide EXCELLENCE in care and service, through MANUAL THERAPY, EDUCATION, EXERCISE and HOLISTIC care, which is said to be highly effective.
As a result, individuals experience INCREASED physical and mental flow, along with ELEVATED CONFIDENCE in how they PERFORM - EVOLVING as greater versions of themselves” ~ Duriell Bernard