ON Chiropractic Spring/Summer 2013 - Page 10

COVER STORY / The Patient-Centred Team D r. Smith’s clinic on the Oakville-Mississauga border reflects her practice philosophy. It is an easy place to be. Your Health Wellness Centre is calm, welcoming and unmistakably a place where thoughtful care is provided by a talented group of professionals. The group includes chiropractors, massage therapists, naturopaths, and Reiki and yoga practitioners. These practitioners form an inclusive team. Each one is a piece of the puzzle. The clinic’s logo is set on a puzzle piece. When it comes to treating athletes, the collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach is essential. “Chiropractors who treat athletes mainly focus on the spine and musculoskeletal care,” Dr. Smith explains, adding “there is also a role for chiropractors as sports injury specialists interacting with other health care providers and coaches for early detection and treatment of injury.” Robert described the value of his partnership