My Story

When I was a few months old, my parents took me for my first chiropractic adjustment. I was born with forceps and they heard that it would be good for a baby to be checked for subluxations, especially with birth trauma. As a kid, I would get adjusted once every few months. My mom told me that occasionally I’d be fussy as a baby or have nightmares as a toddler but they’d both stop after I got adjusted.

In early high school I wanted to be an optometrist. I have worn glasses or contacts since about 10 years old. I liked the technology and tools my optometrist got to use and I wanted to help people somehow. Fast forward a couple years and I was running a lot in high school and was going to a chiropractor in Niagara Falls who worked with many professional athletes. He even adjusted Donovan Bailey shortly before he won the gold medal in the 100m at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He travelled to lots of athletic events and games and cared for players on the Buffalo Bills, Blue Jays and Maple Leafs. I thought that was pretty cool so I decided I wanted to do what he was doing.

I completed undergrad at McMaster University and started chiropractic school in central New York. At this point I was sure I wanted to be a sports/rehab chiropractor. However, in my first year in chiropractic school I went to a seminar where doctors talked about helping families in their communities to get well and stay well. I loved how these doctors talked about releasing the body’s innate ability to heal, and how they’d see miracles happen. Their vision was to see regular families living better, more fulfilled lives, because they were fully connected. I was inspired and decided that’s exactly what I wanted to do.

Over the 16+ years I’ve been in practice, I’ve been blessed to be able to serve babies that are hours old to seniors in their 90s. We get to be part of your lives, to celebrate with you, mourn with you and sometimes get frustrated with you (cause I’m impatient when healing isn’t happening quickly). I’m continually amazed at the body’s ability to heal. Several times each week I’ll say “I knew this chiropractic thing worked!” And it only works because there is an innate intelligence within you that is constantly healing, rebuilding and repairing you!

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  • I have been suffering with neck and back pain and lack of mobility since my early teens and I am now 27, but I have progressively had a harder time coping with it since I started working in Healthcare in 2019. It had gotten to the point where all I could think about was finding a different job throughout my shift because I wasn't sure how much longer I could handle it. I decided to give Chiropractic Medicine a try and I am so thankful I did! I have been going to Ancaster Family Chiropractic since July 2021 and I have experienced a significant improvement with reduced severity and frequency of pain, better range of motion in my neck and back, and I rarely have to take OTC pain medication which is something I was relying on daily beforehand. I am not even halfway through my treatment plan and I can't wait to continue experiencing improvement in my quality of life. Thank you, Dr. Neil, Sue and Deb!

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    Kyle K.
    11/01/2021
  • Being part of the Ancaster Family Chiropractor was the best decision, my treatment help with my posture and sleeping habits. The team are also very professional and welcoming.

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    Loretta C.
    10/08/2021
  • Dr. Neil does an incredible job at adjusting your spine so your body can heal the way it's made to. He also teaches you how to live your most healthy lives! Dr. Neil, Deb and Sue are all friendly and caring individuals, which makes for a great team of staff!

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    Heather
    10/08/2021
  • Highly recommended

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    jimmy d.
    10/03/2021
  • Dr. Neil and the staff Deb and Sue were very helpful with dealing with my issues. I went in with a lower back pain and has been healing pretty well. I have noticed the adjustments and home exercise not only helped with the pain but also helped with my digestion issues such as bloating. They were very accommodating whenever I needed a change in visits.Overall a great place to get yourself healed.

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    Organic C.
    7/09/2021
  • Great service and atmosphere, staff is friendly. I am always eager for my weekly adjustments, feel so much better after and very energized. Highly recommend the place.

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    Biljana M.
    6/02/2021
  • Their philosophy of health and well being is encouraging, optimistic and realistic. I appreciate the idea of leading a healthy lifestyle and preventing illness rather than simply treating the symptoms of ailments. Also, there are times unexpected benefits to chiropractic care. I wholeheartedly recommend Ancaster Family Chiropractic.

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    Jared W.
    6/02/2021
  • Excellent chiropractic office. Dr. Neil and his team are efficient and effective.

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    Nader &.
    6/02/2021
  • Dr Neil is fantastic at welcoming new patients. It's been a pleasure so far! I would definitely recommend!

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    Dayna F.
    5/26/2021
  • Fantastic team who care about the whole person - always.friendly and helpful. Such a difference in my physical well being. My headaches are gone and I know better how to care for my long term well being.

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    Harvey &.
    5/26/2021

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