Chiropractic, Medical Acupuncture

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Dr. Doris Mertins founded Downtown Core Chiropractic Centre (formerly First Canadian Chiropractic Centre) in 1994.  In 2012 we found a new home in Royal Bank Plaza.

Doris received her Bachelor of Science degree (Biology) from the University of Western Ontario and went on to graduate from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 1992. In 1999, she completed a Fellowship in Chiropractic Sports Sciences.             


Monday:  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday:  8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday:  7:30 am - 2:00 pm

In 1996, she began her acupuncture studies at the Academy of Traditional Acupuncture in Toronto. Since then she has studied in both China and Sri Lanka and has completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program offered at McMaster University.  She combines her knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine with evidence-based anatomical acupuncture and succeeds in developing effective strategies tailored to the specific needs of her individual patients.

A firm believer in upgrading her knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis so she can provide her patients with a range of complementary treatment options, Doris continues to take educational courses   As part of her commitment to staying current with best practices and emerging trends, Doris has completed a wide variety of courses, including:

 •   McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture:
                     ◦  Core Program
                     ◦  Upper Limb and Lower Limb Specialty
                     ◦  Functional Assessment and Management of Musculoskeletal Problems
   Active Release Therapy (ART) - Upper Limb
   Functional Capacity Evaluation & Performance Enhancement
   Rehabilitation of the Athlete
   Graston Technique Provider
   Kinesiotaping Technique Provider
   Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization - A/B
   Counterstrain/Positional Release Therapy
   Chiropractic Pediatrics
   Craniosacral Therapy - Levels 1 & 2

Whether dealing with the effects of white collar stress or athletic injuries, Doris focuses on delivering superior care by creating customized treatment plans.  She leverages the benefits of gentle manipulation, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture and exercise to optimize her patients’ health and performance. 

In the past, Doris has also taught at CMCC as a small group leader helping third year students improve their clinical skills.


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