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

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POSTS BY Duriell Bernard:

Dr. Bernard is one of the kind of chiropractic doctors that are hard to find! I was lucky to rely on his expertise twice in the course of the last 10 months, due to fairly serious athletic (grappling, BJJ) injuries - a meniscus tear and the recent shoulder injury. In both cases, my situation was such that I felt I'd be out of the line-up for at least 3-4 months, no training, slow path to recovery. But Duriell not only accurately diagnosed the injury in the first assessment session (later confirmed by an MRI scan), but immediately proceeded to apply the needed therapy, restoring me to almost 90% mobility in the affected area within the first 3-4 sessions. With my first, meniscus injury I was back to training in 6-7 weeks and my knee still going strong. With the second injury, shoulder tendons, two weeks ago, I was restored to almost 90% of my full capacity, after the first 3 sessions (first week) and will start my slow paced return to BJJ training with full recovery expected. Two weeks ago I couldn't use my right arm at all, suffering from horrendous, debilitating shoulder pain, no sleep for three straight days/night, swelling down the entire arm, pinched nerve shooting pain starting in the shoulder all the way down to the wrist. Two weeks and 5 sessions later, doing push-ups and pull-ups, 20 reps at a time - though cautiously, but still, back to normal. It feels like a miracle, but really it's Dr. Bernard full spectrum expertise at work! Not a bit of exaggeration, just facts. Thank you!!!

Dr. Bernard cares about his patients and always uses different techniques to improve function and to allow better mobility. I don't know what I would do without Dr. Bernard's help. Very grateful!

I was recommended seeking Dr. Bernard after an automobile double rear-ender symptoms worsened after a year. He is truly dedicated to supporting his clients. Thanks to him - I feel that I am heard and my experiences are valid. Thank you! :)

I have been suffering from pain in my right shoulder for many years[...] but during two or three sessions of Dr. Duriell’s visit[s], I [feel] that 70% percent of the pain has decreased and I have improved.

Dr. Bernard is a star! Without his assistance during my rehab I would not be able to walk or manage a work day sitting. He is knowledgable and professional and very personable.

Dr. Bernard is a star! Without his assistance during my rehab I would not be able to walk or manage a work day sitting. He is knowledgable and professional and very personable.

Dr. Duriell greatly improved my range of motion the first time I saw him to the extent he almost got rid of my chronic lower back pain on [one] side. I was able to move much better [while playing tennis] and didn't experience my usual PSOAS & tennis elbow pain afterward.

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