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Dr. David Veeneman after completing the 2018 Boston Marathon.


Dr. David Veeneman | Carlisle Chiropractor

I never gave chiropractic care much thought either. Why would I? As a young athlete, I stayed in pretty good shape, enjoyed relatively good health, and never thought much farther ahead than next season. Most of my experience in health care was visiting emergency rooms for stitches and sprained ankles. I equated health with being injury free. When I did get injured, Advil or Tylenol numbed the pain and a course of physio gave me therapy and exercise necessary to rehabilitate the problem area. The goal always seemed to be to get back to the shape I was in prior to getting hurt. Wow, talk about short term thinking! It would be years before my ideas of health and wellness dramatically changed.

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Becoming a Carlisle Chiropractor

My journey towards truly understanding health began during my studies at McMaster University where I completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and then a Master’s degree in Human Biodynamics. Finally, I attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where I won the A. Earl Homewood award for excellence in research before graduating with the External Clinic Award when I obtained my Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

It was during my time in Chiropractic College that I experienced an extraordinary shift in my understanding of health and wellness. The year prior to entering Chiropractic College, I had been suffering from post-concussion headaches and finding only short-term relief from traditional medical care. My first ever chiropractic adjustment came shortly after starting school. Within weeks of receiving regular chiropractic treatment I was headache free! What’s more, I started to notice increased energy, was sleeping better and had generally improved vitality. I learned firsthand that our bodies have an amazing innate ability to heal and that becoming symptom free is only the first step in realizing our true potential for health and well-being.

Dr. David Veeneman, Carlisle Chiropractor, with his family.

Dr. David Veeneman with his family.

Carlisle Family Chiropractic Clinic Came to Life

Empowered with the knowledge that the chiropractic adjustment is a vital component of being optimally healthy, I opened Carlisle Family Chiropractic in 2002. Our mission is to ensure that people don’t have to wait nearly three decades, as I did, to learn about and discover their potential for true health. In keeping with this commitment, I have continued my studies in chiropractic wellness by taking additional courses in the specialization of pediatric care.

Outside of the Clinic

My wife Andrea and I are blessed to be able to provide our two boys the opportunity to grow and develop within a wellness oriented lifestyle that has included chiropractic adjustments from their first hours of life. Achieving wellness also involves active living so keep your eyes open as you drive through Flamborough and you might see me running on any given day. A passionate runner, I can often be found running the streets of Carlisle in preparation for my next marathon. If not, look for me on one of the local golf courses (probably in the trees somewhere).

Heather Nelligan | Chiropractic Health Assistant

Heather – CHA

Heather is an honours graduate from the business program at Mohawk college and more recently studied Chefs training and Pastry Arts at Niagara College. She considers herself a student of life who is always seeking to learn new ways to eat healthy, reduce stress and maintain balance. Heather is passionate about her family, music, baking and living life to its fullest potential and she is committed to achieving optimal health, for herself, her family and our patients.


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Ellen – CHA

Ellen Grabowski |Chiropractic Health Assistant

Ellen has years of experience in the Health and Wellness industry and an interest in all forms of holistic healing. Her two children inspire her to continue to learn and share that knowledge. The potential impact chiropractic can have on children’s lives by giving their bodies and minds the chance to operate at their best is an amazing message that she is excited to be a part of sharing with the world.

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