Reviews from Patients
What others say about chiropractic care can help you make the right health care choice. Review a selection of Family Chiropractic Centre patient testimonials below and please email us or contact the office if you have any questions.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Brent, Dr. Frank & Dr. Dan
"NO LONGER AM I A SKEPTIC.... BUT A FIRM BELIEVER IN CHIROPRACTIC CARE"
Up until March 2011, I had always been in very good health. Then I became ill with a very bad case of shingles. By June of 2011, I developed dizziness to the extent that it was impossible for me to drive a car, go shopping and at times required assistance walking! Medical doctors were not sure if this was a side effect from the shingles or vertigo, but felt quite certain that a recent trauma to the head had nothing to do with the dizziness. A CT scan revealed nothing. Physiotherapy and medication only aggravated the problem. Family members urged me to try Chiropractic treatment, but at first I was very reluctant to do so. I was referred to Dr Brent Lipke at the Family Chiropractic Centre. On March 9, 2012 after an assessment and in-office xrays, Dr Lipke's diagnosis was that due to the head trauma, an old whiplash injury had been reactivated. He drew up a suggested programof adjustments to be followed. Just several adjustments later I noticed the dizzy spells beginning to subside. By early May my dizziness was COMPLETELY GONE and once again I can enjoy a normal lifestyle by performing all household duties, driving my car, shopping and even did extensive gardening on the Victoria Day weekend. I HAVE MY LIFE BACK! No longer am I a skeptic... but a firm believer in Chiropractic Care. Thank you Dr Lipke and staff!
"YOU CAN FEEL BETTER TOO!"
This March marks a three year anniversary since I began coming to Family Chiropractic. I went to a home show and that is where I found out about Family Chiropractic and met Dr. Frank.I had been experiencing a lot of lower back pain and after hearing that it was probably due to my spine being out of alignment, I was eager to find out how it could be corrected. When I came in for the results from my initial assessment and x-rays, Dr. Frank thoroughly went over the results and answered all my questions. I knew that I wanted to get rid of the pain as well as learn how to take care of my health so I could enjoy a long life and be there for my family.Through a series of adjustments my lower back soon felt a lot better.
My other health issue was my right hip, which was deteriorating due to osteoporosis. I found out that I would need a hip replacement and that they would do the surgery in October 2010. I was determined to take off as much weight as possible before the surgery to enable my recovery to be a quick one. I went to all the information seminars on eating properly, found out about foods that contain toxins and burst training. That taught me that it is a combination of diet and exercise that helps you attain your weight goals, not diet alone. Through Dr. Frankís support and encouragement and using the Isagenix shakes I was able to achieve an eighty pound weight loss before the surgery.Dr. Frank has always been there when I needed encouragement to get back on track.I highly recommend Dr. Frank and Family Chiropractic to anyone who wants to be the healthiest they have ever been.
My name is Richard Singh, I am a 4-time World Champion Bench Press competitor, and have broken and held 4 World Records. I have been working with Dr. Dan Vitale since February 2012. When I met Dr. Dan I was 350lbs, and benching approx 550lbs comfortably.
I have done my last two competitions with Dr. Dan having a controlling role in my care, Nationals and North American championships respectively. I benched 601lbs at Nationals a personal best and then lifted 639lbs six weeks later at North Americans a 38lb personal best and new current junior world record.
Iím now 320lbs and handling in the low 700lb ranges. Iím getting ready for World November 7th in Las Vegas. Where I hope to lift 700lbs+ at 305lb bodyweight.
Dr. Dan has helped me with my overall training consistency and making sure that all of the little problems that arise while training hard donít go ignored and develop into something more. His cutting edge, comprehensive care approach has been critical in the leaps of improvement I have made over the last 9 months under his supervision.
My career highlights are: Best Heavyweight Teen Bencher AWPC Worlds: 2007
Best Heavyweight Teen Bencher WPC Worlds: 2008
Best Heavyweight Junior Bencher AWPC Worlds: 2011
Best Bencher CPF Nationals: 2012
Best Junior Bencher Can-Am Championships: 2012
AWPC Teen 18-19 World Record 125kg: 207.5kg (2007)
WPC Teen 18-19 World Record 140kg: 255kg (2008)
AWPC Junior World Record 140+kg: 272.5kg (2012), previously mine at 240kg (2011)
"OVERALL IMPROVEMENT IN LIFE SATISFACTION AND GRATITUDE,.... AND SMALLEST CLOTHING SIZE SINCE A TEEN!"
The impacts the Maximized Living program has had on my life are HUGE! And the reality is that those impacts have had a ripple effect on my family and friends as the progress made has become more apparent and has been sustained over a long period of time.
The specific changes I've experienced have included (in order of how they unfolded over the past six months): increased energy levels, elimination of early signs of arthritis, almost full recovery from extensive lower back pain/problems, improved sleep patterns, improved stress management, improved personal time & financial management, 20 pounds of weight loss (that I had pretty much given up on), regulated menstrUal cycle, best fitness levels of my life, smallest clothing size I've ever worn during my late teen/adult years, overall improvement in life satisfaction and general feeling of gratitude.
I really can't thank the clinic (and specifically Dr. Vitale) enough for offering my family the opportunity to participate in a program like this. It's amazing how over the years I established patterns that became a way of life and something that just "was". It's not to say that there is no more stress or that I don't have to continue to manage my relationship with food but I have honestly accomplished something I didn't think was attainable six months ago.
To say that my back rarely bothers me anymore is literally unbelievable. Only two years ago, I was taking pain meds to cope with my back problems so I could make it through a workday!My three children have also adopted better eating and exercise habits as a result of my husband and I setting the example. They now comment on the poor food choices they see around them in their school environment, they read labels, and they have a better foundation for making daily healthy choices.
Together, my husband and I have lost 6 inches off our waistlines and are both feeling great!
"I LOVE the amount of time it takes for an adjustment!"
Dr. Brent is a very experienced chiropractor, he is the best chiropractor in the area. I have been his patient since 1995 and I only can comment positive thinks about his clinic and practice. The staff and Audrey his office Manager are very friendly, fun and professional. Many times in the past when I needed an emergency treatment over the holidays, Dr Brent always took care of me. He really deserves appreciation for what he does for his patients. I love the amount of time it takes for an adjustment, I donít like to wait for long and also I am not looking for a 30 minute, inexperienced chiropractic adjustment.
"The relief has brought tears to my eyes, and I am truly grateful!"
Due to an accident in 1969, I was paralyzed from my chest down. In 1970 my lower back was fused and I have been in pain ever since. I saw Dr Brent initially to ease my calf pain because he had helped my friend so much. Not only did he ease my calf pain, but also my neck and back. After just 2 treatments the pain in my neck and back for 42 years was nearly gone. This relief has brought tears to my eyes, and I am truly grateful!
"No more Bells Palsy!"
We have been patients of Dr. Brent for almost 10 years. Recently I was unexpectedly diagnosed with Bells Palsy - I immediately went to Dr Brent as I learned it is a pinched nerve stemming from the brain. Upon hearing horror stories about lengthy recovery times, I was very worried. He discussed it all with me and made me feel relaxed about the healing process. The most impressive thing though is that this occurred just before Christmas and knowing I needed daily care - he made sure I got my treatment - even coming by my house!! When was the last time your Dr came by your house!! My children and I faithfully get treated by Dr. Brent - he is caring, knowledgeable and very willing to go the extra mile to care for his patients!! We believe in chiropractic adjustments for well-being and we believe Dr Brent is a fabulous chiropractor!! Our spinal health can prove it!!
"Worth driving 90 minutes for!"
I had a sore neck that was getting worse to the point where it was stiff and painful to turn my head. I started by asking for help from my regular doctor and after hour long physiotherapy and osteopath sessions, I was no better off after the sessions than I was before I went in. I was at a multicultural festival and found Dr Brent offering free adjustments so gave him a try. I have been going to his clinic since then and although the sessions are short, they are FAR more helpful that the hour long sessions with the other professionals. I found Dr Brent's attitude towards educating his patients very refreshing and empowering. His dedication to providing education sessions on health are to be commended, and the information provided is practical and useful. It's a 45 minute drive from where I work to his office and another 45 to get home again, and I have found it worth it to go the distance for that quality of service.
"Weekly maintenance keeps me in great shape!"
The staff at the practice are very cheery, helpful and knowledgeable and Dr. Brent is a very personable doctor and very knowledgeable on many, many levels. He has helped me with many joint problems I have had and I find if I go to Dr. Brent for a weekly maintenance visit he keeps me in great shape. Have recommended him to many friends and will continue to do so as I believe he can make a difference in a lot of people's lives.
"No longer suffering from menstrual cramping!"
I've only been going to this Chiropractor a short time, about a month, and already I am amazed. I have seen so much change in my health. I went in with a sore back and after about two weeks it was gone and I have had absolutely no menstrual cramps since going! I recommend Dr. Brent to anyone and everyone, I am blown away by the fact that I am 20 years old and no longer suffering from menstrual cramping or pain! Thanks Dr Brent!
"Educated about food choices, physical fitness and overall well-being"
This is a wellness clinic that does not work on the "band-aid philosophy". Dr. Brent is concerned with the well-being of his patients. He is committed to educating them about food choices, physical fitness and overall well-being. He is an excellent adjuster and is able correct my spine, where other chiropractors have failed. Pick his brain! He is a wealth of new and up-and-coming knowledge as he strives to stay current at all times!
"I can practically FEEL good health within...after years of medication!"
When I met Brent Lipke at a presentation, he struck me as knowledgeable with his unbiased discourse. He is clearly intent on helping people become healthy teaching a holistic approach... mind, body and spirit. To make physical adjustments is not enough for complete health, if we are eating in an unhealthy manner and hooked on pharmaceuticals which treat symptoms and have the potential to exacerbate an issue. I felt lasting relief with my first adjustment and months later can easily run several kilometers and do yoga at age 58! I now have increased flexibility like years ago. I can practically feel good health within, as energy moves through my body in an unobstructed manner... let me add, after years of meditation, I am very much in tune to internal sensations. I recall asking Dr Brent once if my arm would indeed get better.... a period of time later, the ache is forgotten as it no longer exists. I am grateful for the care I receive at the Family Chiropractic Centre.
MARY ANNE WAGNER
"NO MORE VERTIGO AND NOW I HAVE MY DRIVERS LICENSE BACK"
Prior to 1 year ago, my health was going downhill FAST. I had developed vertigo, blackout spells, sprained both ankles and had lost my license for 2 years. That's when I decided to seek help from Family Chiropractic Centre. Since then my health has made a big turn around. Family Chiropractic taught me to eat healthier, and exercise along with their treatments. since I started I have lost a lot of weight, eat healthier and exercise. My stress level is low and I haven't had a blackout spell for a year now. At Christmas I just got my drivers license back! My freedom to drive again was the BEST Christmas present ever! I live a better life due to all of their help and FREE health seminars. I learned a lot from Family Chiropractic Centre. Thank you all so much for my new life. Such a friendly place!
"OFF LYRICAL AND LIPITOR AND LOST 80 LBS!!"
I have been receiving treatment from Family Chiropractic for almost 2 years now and I would like to share with everyone how they have educated and helped me into getting my health back.I originally hurt my back when I had a bicycle accident that was, actually, quite unremarkable. My front tire stuck in some mud and I struggled to hold my balance before tumbling over, slowly, onto the ground. I dusted myself off and continued on, thinking nothing of the accident, until the coming weeks when I became aware of a burning sensation deep in my back.
As time went on the burning became more intense, I was having trouble lying on that side, sleep was next to impossible and finally, just having the fabric of my shirt brush up against the affected area, caused intense pain. To make matters worse the pain started to radiate to other parts of my back, up to my neck and down my arm causing numbness in my fingers. I finally booked an appointment with my family doctor. The first thing she focused on was my internal organs with ultra sounds, MRI's and CAT scans.
Finally, after 6 months, these ruled out what she thought was a problem with my liver. During this time I was put on a quite powerful drug called Lyrica which is thought to reduce the electrical stimulation to overstimulated nerves. I was also on Lipitor at this time as I had ballooned from 260 to 315 lbs due to the total lack of exercise and stress eating. I was then referred to an Orthopedist (muscular/skeletal specialist) who referred me to a sports physician, who had me go to a physiotherapist. This helped for about Ĺ hour after the visit so I sought out other avenues that I thought might help. I tried an osteopath, which helped a little more, but again, I saw little relief for short periods of time, with really no long term hope for getting healed. Everything up to that point seemed to focus on pain management, where I was looking for pain elimination.
Finally, out of desperation, I went to Family Chiropractic and saw Dr Dan Vitale. I never really knew what chiropractic involved and I was very sceptical that any progress would be made. I felt immense relief after the first adjustment, I was far from cured but the amount of pressure relieved from my back was quite remarkable. I continued on for several months and during this time I started feeling better for longer periods of time. Also during this time, all of the doctors and staff at the clinic started talking to me about 4 other important systems that I might want to look into to maximise my health.
I was really surprised and therefore intrigued, that they found these other factors just as important as nerve flow. After all, these were chiropractors and I figured they would just stress the one aspect over all others. The four other components were your mind, nutrition, exercise and toxin avoidance. I went to community outreach education seminars they put on and kept an open mind while sitting through the information seminars. Since the adjustments helped me so much, I was very motivated to see if I could get tips in other areas that might help my health.
The seminars were included in the fee already charged for chiropractic care, and again, a lot that was said made sense to me. If it didn't make sense, I asked and it usually was clarified or I searched through other resources, just to make sure that things made medical sense I have now lost 80 lbs and am off all of my medications. One of the products in the ISAGENIX system was specifically formulated to flush out the toxins from your fat cells. I am now sure my body was not screaming for food, it was screaming for nutrients. My appetite is satisfied quite easily and I don't crave food all of the time anymore. Not only have I lost the weight, but I have noticed a dramatic decrease in the amount of inflammation that I have in my joints and also my back.
I am now going to the gym for an hour 4-5 days a week (never thought I had the time until I started writing down how much time everyday I spent watching television or reading). Not only do I look forward to it, but I am actually doing quite well in the cardio exercises, which I have always hated. Now, I can last for an hour on the elliptical machine and I come off of it invigorated and ready to go.
I love the fact that Family Chiropractic has come up with a whole system that can get you back on track with life, instead of just focusing on one area of health and disregarding other, just as important areas. I especially appreciate the information I received on nutrition which was worth it's weight in gold to me.I would highly recommend you go to a few seminars. Take family or friends, listen critically to what is being said, compare it to what you already know and research what you are not sure of or ask for clarification from the staff.
No doctor or medicine or therapy is going to heal your body...one thing that has been drilled into me is that only your body can heal and only if it has the tools to the healing. I have no doubt that the staff at Family Chiropractic can show you how.