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Almonte Chiropractor, Dr. Jaye Carlson

I was told that I may or may not outgrow it. That they would watch and monitor my growth and see how bad it gets and that I might need bracing. At 12 years old, my spine was beginning to curve – the beginning of a scoliosis the school nurse said. I was always told to stand up straight, my parents didn’t understand that it hurt to. They just thought I had lazy posture. I felt relieved to finally have a reason for my discomfort, but deflated that there was nothing they could do.

After the news from our family GP, my parents, who had always seen a chiropractor, brought me in to see him. That was the first visit of what ultimately changed my life.

Dr. Jaye Carlson, Almonte Chiropractor

Dr. Jaye Carlson, Almonte Chiropractor

I’ll never forget my first visit with Dr Miller. During his initial examination of my spine he asked me if I had experienced breathing problems. I wondered how he knew. I had suffered from chronic breathing problems all my life, attributed to allergies, and told I just had to live with it. I was on and off allergy medication and was in the process of getting on inhalers. He explained to me the intricate relationship between the spinal column and the nervous system and how the nerves that went to the lungs where right within the area stressed by the curve I was developing. I felt hopeful at the possibility of having pain free posture and at the possibility of reducing my allergy meds and avoiding inhalers all together.

I began care and immediately noticed my posture being more relaxed and feeling less discomfort. Over time, my breathing became easier and I was taking less and less allergy medication. I never ended up taking inhalers at all! I realized that the allergy meds that I had been taking for years were simply relieving symptoms but never getting to the real problem. Getting treated at a young age allowed my body to heal, repair and strengthen.

Because of my breathing problems and as I got older, the discomfort with my posture, I had never really participated in sports when I was young. At 15 years old, feeling like a million bucks now, I joined Tae Kwon Do. I loved it. We trained 4-5x/week and competed most weekends. I discovered yet another side of chiropractic care when I became a competitive athlete. I went to Dr Millar before every competition as I found that when I got treated I had better focus, balance and speed and because of that, I not only won a lot, I suffered less injuries.

Not only did chiropractic help my get my health back, it gave me back my youth! I was living life, loving life and succeeding in ways I never thought possible. It was in my early teens that I decided to become a chiropractor. Dr Millar was my mentor. He was everything I wanted to be someday. To be able to help others live their life to the fullest, to give someone back their health when there was no hope, and to have fun and be passionate about my work just seemed like an amazing career!

After taking my Bachelor of Science courses at university, I attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto Ontario. I loved school. I find the human body simply an amazing miracle. I believe that the human body knows exactly what it needs to do to allow you to be all that you are to be. The body does this through constant communication through the nervous system – the command central of your body. Every tissue, every cell, every organ and all the functions they perform are choreographed via communication of the nervous system. I believe that ill health begins when there is interference within that communication system. Simply put, my job is use the safest and most effective method to find and remove the cause of that interference to enable your body to return to its optimal health potential. Nothing is more satisfying than supporting someone to live a dream they once thought impossible due to health limitations.

I met my husband Mark at CMCC and we share our passion for chiropractic. We graduated together in 1990 and got married weeks after graduation. We have 2 girls and a wonderful golden retriever named Blue. In our off time we enjoy coaching soccer in the summer, supporting the girls in hockey in the winter. My most peaceful place to be is within the tranquility and peace of the outdoors. Whether it be a ride through the back roads on my motorbike, jogging, hiking, cycling or just taking the dog for a walk at the local conservation area, being outdoors is where I find bliss. I also thoroughly enjoy yoga and golf.

I consider myself lucky to be able to live, work and share with my family, such a fulfilling career. I am committed to providing exceptional care, fostering supportive relationships and practicing with honesty and integrity. Our goal here at the Almonte Chiropractic Centre is to globally enhance the overall health of our community – one person at a time.

Thank you for visiting our site. I hope it can be a source of hope and healing. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. Give our office a call, or email me using the link below and let’s arrange a time to find out how chiropractic can help you achieve your goals.


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