I always knew I wanted be in healthcare, but it wasn’t until after a car accident in 1989, where I injured my neck, back and shoulder, that I knew I was going to be a Chiropractor.
18 months after the accident, I hadn’t made much progress with physio, cortisone shots, rehab exercises and medications. I was getting increasingly frustrated and the pain was really beginning to affect my life. My sleep was affected, I couldn’t go to the gym and I was constantly tired. I wasn’t having a great time, at all.
I still remember the morning I was stretching and my neck completely went into spasm. I had no idea what to do, so of course I called Mom. Getting sick of me constantly complaining about how much pain I was in, she said, “Would you please go see Dr Buna, my Chiropractor.” Even though there were Chiropractors all over Victoria, I had no idea what they did. But I knew I had to do something.
After the most thorough exam any health professional had performed on me, I got my first adjustment. I could not believe the difference. For the first time in 18 months, I actually felt relief. I couldn’t explain why, but I also felt better generally. Prior to the adjustment, I felt anxious, I felt like I couldn’t get a proper breath. I would have never guessed that seeing a Chiropractor could make such a difference to how I felt. After the adjustment, I felt taller, I felt lighter, I felt like I could breathe better and moving without pain was something I had almost forgotten. Most importantly, I felt like there was hope.
Jumping forward to 1997, after 7 years of study, I graduated as a Chiropractor. It wasn’t easy. At the time I’m sure we all wondered how dissecting cadavers and all those years of late night study was going to make us better Chiropractors. But it did. I learned a lot in those 7 years, but realize now that that was just the tip of the iceberg.
Registered with the College of Chiropractors of BC (# 21819) and a member of the British Columbia and Canadian Chiropractic Associations , I continue to develop my knowledge and techniques through professional development. This includes: ·
- Certified Original Strength Practitioner – Original Strength System Screen and Assessment provider and Pressing RESET trainer
- Certified Yoga Instructor – Moksana Yoga Training Centre, Victoria
- Network Spinal Analysis, Donald Epstein, Italy
- Koren Specific Technique, United Kingdom
- Hoffman Technique, Steve Hoffman, Holland
- KiroKids Neuro Impulse Protocol, Neil Davies, Scotland
After 24 years working as a Chiropractor in the UK, Ireland and Montreal I am proud to call Nelson my home
I love what I do and am very passionate about natural health. Helping thousands of patients and families re-discover their health over the years has been extremely rewarding. And on a personal note, the difference chiropractic and living a healthy lifestyle has made to my family’s life has been enormous. I want to know your goals in wellness and functional fitness and help you achieve them through chiropractic, training and lifestyle changes. I consider it a privilege when people choose me for their care. I appreciate your trust and will do all I can for you, your family and anyone you may refer in the future.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. I look forward to meeting you.