Meet The Team at Britannia Chiropractic Clinic
Chiropractor Patrick Kirkham D.C.
Dr. Patrick Kirkham joined Britannia Chiropractic Clinic Clinic in 2008, replacing Dr. Carole Ouellette after her move back to New Brunswick. He is a familiar presence at the clinic after his past work as a locum for the chiropractors of BCC. Dr. Kirkham was raised in Chelmsford, a small town outside of Sudbury, ON.
He has a Bachelors of Science from the University of Waterloo (1992) and received his Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 1996. He is married to Kyla and they have 4 children; Gabriel, Isaiah, Adam and Camille.
From a young age, health and wellness have been important for Dr. Kirkham. His first experience with chiropractic was at the age of 13, when severe knee pain started to affect his walking and running. His track and field coach brought him to his chiropractor who found subluxations in his spine and pelvis that were affecting the way he walked. After having these subluxations corrected, Dr.Kirkham went on to be successful in track, volleyball and hockey, competing throughout high school and university. He still pursues an active lifestyle with interests in running, hockey and general fitness and believes that this, combined with a healthy diet, positive attitude and chiropractic care is essential to great health.
Dr. Kirkham brings this philosophy to his practice with a natural, wellness-oriented approach: spinal evaluations, orthotic assessments and advice on nutrition and lifestyle are key to his practice. He utilizes different techniques, including traditional chiropractic adjustments as well as post-graduate training in cranial adjusting (which helps to resolve head trauma from accidents, birth, etc.) and Webster’s technique (which helps to minimize pelvic misalignments in pregnancy). Family and community care are a strong focus of Dr. Kirkham’s, with particular areas of interest in athletic performance, workplace performance, posture evaluation, prenatal and pediatric care.
Dr. Kirkham is a member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
He is available to speak at lunch and learns, and groups and organizations about the benefits of chiropractic. Please contact the clinic for more information.
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Chiropractor Ken Dick D.C.
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 Clinic in Ottawa, Ontario. He has thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of offering a community-based, preventive, wholistic health care practice for over 9,000 patients for more than 30 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. Ken is trained in neuroemotional technique (NET) which involves treating the relationship between traumatic emotional events and physical health and he has also done graduate studies in Cranial Adjusting Technique Turner Style. Ken has recently developed many low force techniques with the implementation of Impulse adjusting with astonishing results.
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 has been 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 Canadian Chiropractic Associations and the Wholistic Health International Association. He is past-president of The Eastern Ontario Chiropractic Society. 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.
In 2017 Ken authored his first book Healing Satori. Healing Satori is literary medicine without any negative side effects. Your health will improve just by reading it. To purchase your copy of Healing Satori please visit www.drkenhealingsatori.com/.
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Doctor Ken Dick's Hours:
Tuesday: 8:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wesley Putinski - Massage Therapist, R.M.T.
A recent graduate of the Algonquin College Advanced Diploma Massage Therapy Program where he excelled in his academic pursuits and spent 3 years refining his skills in soft tissue manipulation. He went on to successfully complete his provincial examinations rendering him the title of Registered Massage Therapist.
He has been trained to work at restoring his clients desired level of health and wellness and has had experience in treating conditions such as sprains, strains, whiplash, tendonitis, fibromyalgia,lymphatic drainage and many more soft tissue related issues.
Wesley was born and raised in Ottawa. He has lived his life with a considerable emphasis on natural health care and experience with alternative health care methods. He is insightful, intelligent in his perspective, disciplined in his actions, modest and humble in his approach. His personal character traits along with his interpersonal skills are the foundation of a great therapist. His personal interests include a passion for cycling, downhill skiing, physical conditioning at the gym, socializing with friends, savoring exotic teas and expressing his more artistic side with one of his many guitars.
Wesley is proud to be part of the great team of health care professionals at the Britannia Chiropractic Clinic Clinic and is confident that he will be able to help you in achieving your health and wellness goals.
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Sharon Vardy - Chiropractic Assistant
Sharon has several years experience as a chiropractic assistant. She has seen first hand the transforming benefits of chiropractic care in people of all ages from newborn babies to the golden years. Through this experience she has come to understand that the body has the power to heal itself and that chiropractic plays a definitive role in this endeavour.
Sharon treats each patient with care and encouragement as they persue their path to achieving and maintaining optimal health. Her passion is working in a chiropractic office where she can be part of a team that cares deeply about the well-being of each and every one of its patients.
What Makes Us Unique
- We use gentle, non-force techniques
- We tailor treatment programs to each individual need
- Our Chiropractors have over 60+ years experience.
- We are open 11 hours per day from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and available for emergency care.
- We have well-trained staff with 65+ years of experience in handling insurance claims.
- We are sympathetic, compassionate, ethical professionals.
- We offer our services in French or English :
Our Chiropractors are accredited service providers for Veteran’s Affairs, the Department of National Defense (DND), and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- We refer patients to medical professionals if that is required
- We offer a wide range of complementary services such as nutritional counseling, custom foot orthotic fitting and registered massage therapy.
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