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Markdale Chiropractic & Functional Neurology

"Health is a state of complete physical , mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity"

-- World Health Organisation



Over 30 years practice experience, hundreds of hours in continuing education and an embrace of the latest objective diagnostic and therapeutic technology and methods. Our practice has evolved with purpose to evaluate and treat various biomechanical and neuromuscular conditions from simple to complex.

Located on 65 Main St. West, Markdale Ontario, our healthcare team at Markdale Chiropractic & Functional Neurology is committed to providing you and your loved ones exceptional care in a welcoming environment.


Our healthcare team is led by Dr. Stephen P. Viljakainen, a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and recipient of the Diplomat of the American Board of Functional Neurology at the Carrick Institute. He has been practicing locally in the town of Markdale, Ontario since 1988.


Our Services

​Benefit today from our diverse set of effective, contemporary, non-invasive, drug-free and evidence-based treatment methods that provide an alternative or compliment to conventional drugs and surgery. All our services are ​conveniently located in one location and start with a biomechanical and neurological assessment, appropriate to your condition to assess your current state of health and functionality. Treatment modalities include spinal, cranial and peripheral joint adjustments, soft tissue techniques; functional neurology; therapeutic exercise instruction, Theralase 'cold' laser therapy, and decompression therapy.

Since 2008, Dr. Steve has well over 1000 hours of functional neurology training at the Carrick Institute enabling objective assessment and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Balance, and Brain Rehabilitation supported by current research and using contemporary eye tracking technology (Right Eye), Neurosensory Integration (NSI), (VNG) technology, Laser Guided Motion training and a variety of apps for home based care.


Health Care Products:  Adeeva brand natural supplements and vitamins, exercise balls, balance boards and back supports that we use are available here.

Chiropractic Care of the Spine & Extremities

Decompression & Laser Therapy

TBI, Concussion Syndrome, Balance & Stroke Rehabilitation

Empower Your Wellness

Dr. Steve will work with you to identify and change any postural/lifestyle habits that may be responsible for recurring pain and tissue stress. Your chiropractic assessment should identify bio-mechanical / movement patterns, weaknesses and postural problems that could be driving your condition(s).


The purpose of your assessment is to identify and understand the functional movement patterns, tissue stresses/damage and neurological imbalances that are interfering with your body's innate healing process. This understanding directs treatment recommendations and objectives at the clinic and for you to do at home to help change the state of your biological process. Treatment success will include us helping you to reestablish safe and functional movement patterns that allow you to grow your understanding, independence and control over your own state of health and wellness.


Our focus is always on the individual and helping them to evolve towards wellness through better biomechanical and neurological function . No two patients are the same. We evaluate each patient for what they are: a unique case. We start every patient that we can accept (and who accepts our treatment recommendations) with a limited treatment trial (time and visit #) customized to their personal health care needs.  This natural and evidence based therapeutic regimen is expected to generate meaningful and positive improvement in the patients presenting complaints and quality of life.  With positive results we continue with the same or modified treatment plan ... its always your call!

Our goal is to provide our patients with quality health care. We work to bring the body and the nervous system back into alignment and balance enhancing your body and brain’s natural ability to heal and move.


Whether you’re coming in with a simple or complex case, our dedicated team, lead by Dr. Steve, has the skills and resources to manage your bio-mechanical and functional neurological health care needs. Everyone deserves quality healthcare. Call today to see if our evidence based, non-invasive care is right for you. We will be happy to welcome you to Markdale Chiropractic & Functional Neurology.

Are you unsure if your health concern is a bio-mechanical or functional neurological issue, but you suspect it could be? Your initial consultation and physical examination will act as a screen and provide us with information needed to better know if we, another healthcare professional or both in collaboration are best suited to manage your case. Please do not hesitate to seek help!

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