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Dr. Ken Dick. B.Sc., D.C. | next

Ken W. Dick was born in Leamington, Ontario on a fruit and vegetable farm which led to experiences close to nature that have influenced his health philosophy.  His family was part of a close knit Mennonite farming community which stressed principles of simplicity, ethics and discipline.

Ken pursued kinesiology studies in the co-operative program at the University of Waterloo and graduated in 1979.  His work experience centered around jobs as a tennis professional as well as positions in 3 different hospital settings as a kinesiologist.  This led him to studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto from which he graduated cum laude in 1983.  He was awarded athlete of the year honours upon graduation as well as the award of honour and the award of merit for his accomplishments as a clinic intern.

Ken spent a year providing locum tenens in clinics in Toronto, Ottawa, Sudbury, and Copenhagen before establishing the Britannia Chiropractic Clinic in Ottawa, Ontario.  He has thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of offering a community-based, preventive, wholistic health care practice for over 6,000 patients for more than 20 years.  He has developed an area of expertise in athletic injuries while caring for many local, national and international athletes.  Ken is also a certified Level 2 Hockey Trainer.

Continuing educational interests have included studies in laser and needle acupuncture, Parker Research seminars and naturopathy.  His present practice approach consists of a combination of diversified chiropractic techniques plus nutritional and exercise counselling.  Recently, Ken was also trained in neuroemotional technique (NET) which involves treating the relationship between traumatic emotional events and physical health. He has also done graduate studies in Cranial Adjusting Technique Turner Style.

Related travel involvement includes pursuits of healing insights to Europe, Russia and Australia.

A major concern of Ken’s is to foster a co-operative spirit amongst health professions.  He is a faculty member of the Canadian College of Natural Healing and has also given lectures to the University of Ottawa medical school, Environmental Health Association, Fitness Canada and the Canadian Coaching Association.  He has also appeared on numerous television and radio talk shows.  Ken is the Eastern Ontario representative for the Ethics and Discipline Committee of the Ontario Chiropractic Association.

Avocational interests include public speaking, writing, travel and athletic pursuits in the form of tennis, running, golf and cross-country skiing.

Organizations of which he is a member include the Ontario, Canadian and American Chiropractic Associations and the Wholistic Health International Association.  He is past-president of The Eastern Ontario Chiropractic Society.  Ken is also a member of the Ottawa Mennonite Church.

Ken is happily married to Catherine Bateman and feels very fortunate to be blessed with 3 healthy children, Ryan, Matthew and Jenna.

Future plans include more involvement in natural-based healthcare alternatives as a writer and speaker.  Balance in lifestyle is a major tenet of Ken’s health philosophy and family life will always maintain a place of priority as well as continuing to enjoy the privilege of relating to patients on a one-to-one basis in a clinic setting that is constantly evolving.

You may contact Dr. Dick at dr.ken@sympatico.ca.