Chiropractic

According to the Ontario Chiropractic Association "Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system.

Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.

Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions. According to patient surveys, by treating the neuromusculoskeletal elements of such disorders, chiropractic treatment has been shown to improve the general well-being of the patient.

Dr. Christina Choi

Dr. Christina Choi

Dr. Monique Petricone

Dr. Monique Petricone

Dr. Catherine Askander

Dr. Catherine Askander

Custom Orthotics

Orthotics are customized, rigid or semi-rigid, insoles that are manufactured according to the specific anatomy of the patient's feet. They function to correct different imbalances in a person's foot mechanics, redistribute forces during gait, and reduce improper stress and strain on different regions of the body.

By analyzing a patient's individualized physical demands and anatomical structure, as well as, through a few specialized tests, we are able to construct specific orthotics tailored towards the patient's needs and comfort. We may look at a person's gait, wear patterns on current shoes, physical demands of a person's sports and/or occupation(s), anatomical adaptations, required footwear, and any underlying health concerns. All these factors will contribute to fabricating a good fitting and comfortable orthotic.

Some conditions that benefit from orthotics include (but are not limited to):

  • Bunions/Hallux Valgus
  • Dropped Arches
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Hammer toes
  • Heel spurs
  • Leg Length Inequality
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee pain
  • Fat pad thinning/irritation
  • Arch pain
  • Hip pain
  • Shin splits
  • Heel pain
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrom
  • Turf toe
  • Morton's Neuromas
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Diabetic Neuropathy

Christina Choi Profile

Dr. Christina Choi
Dr. Christina Choi is a diversified practitioner specializing in spinal health, headache management, exercise rehabilitation and wellness care. Her therapy approach involves using hands-on techniques to correct joint movement and function, increase range of motion and also provide patient education in complete body care. She continuously thrives to educate and refine her clinical skills in order to provide the highest quality of care for her patients. Dr. Choi is a health speaker for multiple centers/associations across York Region and the Greater Toronto Area, presenting and raising awareness on health and chiropractic care. She also volunteered as a medical practitioner at the PanAm Games in Toronto 2015 providing treatment to participating athletes. Dr. Choi graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and has completed certification courses in Clinical Acupuncture and Thompson Technique. Prior to CMCC, Dr. Choi attended McMaster University where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Life Sciences with honours. She is currently an active member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA), Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) and is in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO).

Dr. Monique Petricone

Dr. Monique Peticone graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and has completed certification courses in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture through McMaster University. She is in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO). Prior to CMCC, Monique attended University of Toronto where she obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Dr. Petricone has experience working with diverse patient groups, including elite athletes to the elderly; including those with complex disabilities. Her treatments include chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, myofascial release techniques, and rehabilitation.

Dr. Petricone also has experience as a personal trainer and continues to work as a trainer with different sports teams. As such, she has a unique ability to prescribe the perfect exercise to help strengthen and stretch areas of the body after they have healed from injury and to aid in injury prevention.

Dr. Catherine Askander

Dr. Catherine Askander is a licensed chiropractor in the province of Ontario. She graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC). Prior to NYCC, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Toronto. During her internship in her last year of school, she cared for a diverse group of patients, from newborns to pregnant moms, teenage athletes to seniors, and from active dads to busy moms. She has completed advanced certification courses in Activator, Whole Foods Nutrition, and Sports Science & Human Performance.

Dr. Askander practices diversified technique and caters to patients with musculoskeletal pain or simply just looking for wellness care. All of her treatments are evidence-based and supported by published research studies. Dr. Askander’s mission is to help all patients, who walk through the door, achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Her primary focus is to decrease pain and discomfort by promoting healing and increase function to ultimately improve one’s activities of daily living. Once this is achieved, the next focus is to minimalize one’s health risk factors by increasing health awareness. She uses her hands to correct joint restrictions and restore normal ranges of motion that have otherwise been lost due to activities of daily living.