Meet another one of our Chiropractors, Dr. Melissa! 👋
NAME - Melissa Hamilton
ROLE AT CLINIC - Chiropractor
CLINICAL SPECIALITY - I have a special interest in female care such as guiding rehab/exercise around hormonal profiles and postpartum care/rehabilitation, TMJ dysfunction, sport chiropractic and nutrition.
WHY DID YOU BECOME A CHIROPRACTOR - I became a Chiropractor because I have always had a strong desire to help the public improve their health and wellness. Chiropractic was the perfect combination between traditional health care and athletic training. Plus, after I saw a Chiropractor myself for a hip injury from a powerlifting competition I was extremely impressed and it was a no brainer for me to apply to Chiropractic school!
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT BEING A CHIROPRACTOR - I love being able to help educate my patients about understanding what is going on with their bodies and teaching them how to manage and improve their pain - movement is medicine!
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT NHWC - The community! We have a great team of practitioners and the community we serve is amazing. It makes the day go by fast when you are surrounded by wonderful people.
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK - When away from the clinic I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I also can't live without the gym. I enjoy weight lifting and running. I also spend a lot of time working on my research and completing my residency program to become a sport specialist chiropractor, with a niche in female rehabilitation and performance.
3 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ME:
I was born and raised in Courtice, ON
Before Chiropractic School I completed my Masters in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph - where I learned that rats are really just small dogs
I am also a Fitness Coach at Orangetheory Fitness Waterloo!