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Dr. Michael Gauthier is a family Chiropractor practicing in Ajax, Ontario.
He is blessed with two beautiful girls: Chantal and Jordyn.
Dr. Gauthier received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 1996. Prior to this, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology (the science of the human body) from the University of Waterloo. In 2001 he was awarded the Mertz excellence award in recognition for his commitment to outstanding patient care and for his pursuit in advancing the awareness and well-being of his community.
Dr. Mike, as he is known to his patients, decided to become a chiropractor after personally experiencing the benefits of chiropractic in giving him relief from Migraine headaches which he suffered from as a child.
Dr. Mike constantly strives to improve and update his knowledge in the field of Chiropractic and other related health studies. He has always strengthened his understanding of diagnosis and treatment of spine and joint disorders by reading the latest research and attending post graduate seminars. His passion for chiropractic and his genuine love and compassion to help others are two qualities that impress those who know him well. Dr. Mike’s personal mission is to love and serve GOD and to love and serve His people through chiropractic care.
Dr. Mike believes in giving back to his community, and as such donates his time for free as a guest lecturer on Health and Wellness for many groups in our area, including: Durham Christian Homes senior group, Diabetes Health Fair, Pickering United church, Pre-natal classes, as well as local public and high schools.
His hobbies include golf, training for personal improvement in life and triathlons, and spending quality time with his girls and taking them on memorable adventures.
I was born in Toronto and at a young age my parents and I moved to the lovely city of Pickering. I basically have lived in Pickering most of my life and have seen the amazing growth of our community.
While attending St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, I knew that I wanted to be in a profession where I would be able to help people. After exploring various health professions, I decided I wanted to study occupational therapy. I attended Queen’s University in Kingston. Working as an occupational therapist I had the opportunity to work with people with disabilities including kids with autism.
After a while, I knew deep down that occupational therapy was not for me. I decided to explore for something else- I found chiropractic. I was intrigued by chiropractic because of its philosophy and approach to health. It was focused on natural health care and wellness - something totally different from what I was used to.
I decided to turn my hands into “healing hands” and attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where I graduated with Magna Cum Laude and Clinical Honors.
My focus now is on a family wellness practice and I am very proud to be serving the Durham community. I have taken post-graduate courses in pediatrics, peri-natal care, pregnancy, specialized techniques such as (CBP and Thompson technique) and even golf performance.
I am happily married to my high school sweetheart Christine and have a lovely daughter Megan!
My goals in the upcoming years are to continue staying updated on the latest health literature, reading more on philosophy and quantum physics, and maybe someday being a scratch golfer (yah right!!!)
Thank you for learning about me........now I look forward to learning about you!