Guelph Chiropractor Dr. Brent Lipke
Simply put, I was a skeptic!
"Simply put, I was a skeptic. I would never have let those 'bone crunchers' touch my spine. But after sustaining a serious injury in High School football and conventional medicine failing to help me, I was referred to a Chiropractor, Dr. Paul Meyers. When I first entered his clinic I was shocked. I had never seen such a vibrant healthy place. Most clinics I had been to were dismal, miserable places full of sick people. This place was different. Seniors, babies and people of all ages were lining up for adjustments and loving the process! Patients were 'high-fiving' the staff and laughing out loud. Dr Paul was transforming people's lives and having a blast doing it! I sat through one of Dr Paul's "Doctor's Reports" and was amazed as he explained how the body worked and how it broke down, what Health really was, and how Chiropractic focused on correcting the CAUSE of health problems instead of just patching them up. I'll never forget the very first adjustment Dr Paul gave me. I could feel blood return to my back and the spasms in my legs subside. It was as if a huge weight had been lifted off of me. It was incredible! That's when I knew that this is what I was meant to do for the rest of my life! I just HAD to become a Chiropractor!"
Dr Brent began his pre-Chiropractic education at the University of Western Ontario where he studied biology, physiology, organic chemistry, anatomy and physics. After completing his study there he was accepted into the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. During his four years at CMCC, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy, neurology and human physiology, x-ray, diagnosis, nutrition, Chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the CMCC Outpatient Clinic. After graduating in 1995, Dr Brent returned to his wife, Jody's hometown of Guelph to practice.
I still remember the concerns & apprehension
"We love skeptics," smiles Dr Brent. " I still remember the concerns and apprehension I had when I went to the Chiropractor for the first time. So we make a point to explain everything in advance and educate our patients fully so they can make their own informed choice about the care they want. Patients appreciate that."
At Family Chiropractic Centre
Our focus on education gives our patients a much deeper understanding of how their bodies work, how they break down, what Health really is, and what it is not. We teach them to look to answer the "Why?" question. The question "Why do I have the problems that I do?" goes right to the source and handles what is CAUSING their health problems. Once the cause is identified, patients can then take back control of their health, instead of simply patching up symptoms.
We also have a focus on Corrective Spinal care. Like braces for teeth, we offer Corrective Spinal care as a opportunity to stabilize the structural cause of your problems, preventing on-going spinal degeneration and a relapse of symptoms. Like wearing a retainer following braces, many patients choose to get on-going Maintenance adjustments on a less frequent basis to maintain the correction they have made, protecting their health investment and preventing a relapse. The choice is always up to you.
At Home with his Family
Dr Brent met his lovely wife Jody while they studied at the University of Western Ontario. She went on to practice as a Registered Dietitian for 14 years, who now practices through the clinic as a Nutritional Cleansing coach, focusing on cleansing, detoxification and weight management.
Together they have been blessed with 5 beautiful children - Tyler, Jordan, Jessy and the twins, Jacob and Brooklyn. They are all competitive dancers, all sing or play instruments, the boys love football, and the girls love gymnastics. All of their children were born at home, except the twins, none have been vaccinated or have received antibiotics. With mom as a Dietitian and dad as a Chiropractor they are healthier than most of their friends and have been checked-out and adjusted since birth.
In his spare time
In his spare time Dr Brent enjoys running, weightlifting, waterskiing, wakeboarding, mountain biking and golf. Playing with his 5 kids or having a date-lunch with his wife Jody, are special times when he is so in the moment that time just flies by.
Dr Brent gets adjusted weekly to maintain a high level of nerve system function. He has a personal trainer (Taylor Beech of Vitality Fitness Studios) and works-out 3 times a week to maintain excellent health as an example for his patients, and to keep up his physical strength for adjusting them. He maintains a healthy diet, stretches weekly, takes vitamins and minerals daily, and enjoys running. He believes the body's natural state is one of health and that medications are meant for emergencies only, for use when the body is overwhelmed. As such he doesn't vaccinate his children or give them non-emergency medications, rather he ensures his family have healthy immune systems through proper nutrition and uninterrupted nerve supply.
"Enough about me! How can we help you with today's safe and effective Chiropractic care? Give us a call so we can help you take the first step towards better health."