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Meet Dr. Katie Viljakainen


She is a dedicated Chiropractor & Certified Yoga Instructor committed to helping you improve your quality of life. With a background as an engaged athlete who grew up in a chiropractic family, Dr. Katie brings a unique blend of academic knowledge, practical experience, and personal empathy to her practice.

Are you or a loved one:

  • Suffering from daily or work-related aches & pains? 

  • Experiencing debilitating pain that is preventing you from doing something you love? 

  • Interested in optimizing your health to feel and perform your best every day?

 

Dr. Katie treats a diverse array of musculoskeletal issues, such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, muscle and joint pain and dysfunction, and even jaw pain. Her care extends to individuals of all ages, from young to elderly. She approaches patient care from a holistic, natural, biomechanical, and evidence-based perspective that combines:

 

  • A comprehensive history/ physical exam/ explanation of your working diagnosis & personalized treatment plan

  • Diversified, Manual, Drop-Table & Activator Chiropractic Techniques

  • Soft Tissue and Myofascial Release Techniques

  • Laser and Decompression Therapy

  • Various levels of Personalized Exercise, Yoga, and Breath Instruction

  • Helping you understand the root cause of your pain

She is a Certified Yoga Instructor and is also undergoing further training through the McMaster Medical Acupuncture Program to become a Certified Acupuncturist. Her aim is to not only address immediate concerns but also to inform and inspire. She looks to empower you with the knowledge and tools needed for long-term wellness.

 

Having personally  encountered and recovered from athletic and work-related injuries, including a torn ACL with post-operative complications and previous bouts of neck and shoulder pain, she has experience with the challenges that injuries present. Furthermore, she understands the importance of regular chiropractic care and an active lifestyle to support improved biomechanical function and facilitate the recovery process. She is invested in helping you get back to doing what you love!

Background:

Dr. Katie’s education began at the University of Waterloo, where she studied the sciences of kinesiology and biology. Fuelled by a fascination for injury prevention and recovery, paired with an admiration for the potential of the human body, she graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

 

She later completed 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at the Koontenay Yoga School under the mentorship of Stacey K Dixon to further develop her knowledge and expertise in holistic health and human movement. Having recovered from a chronic injury herself, she understands the concerns and uncertainty around partaking in various movement practices. This has inspired her vision to provide yoga classes in a safe and secure environment, catering to individuals with various levels of abilities and/or injuries. 

 

Dr. Katie's objective is straightforward:

  • To mitigate discomfort and facilitate your capacity to move with ease

  • Foster improved tissue recovery

  • Boost performance

  • Empower you to embrace your life to the fullest

She undertook this journey with the goal of returning to join the family practice and is currently enjoying providing quality patient care to the Markdale and surrounding communities where she was born and raised. She looks forward to supporting you on your journey towards relief and better health.

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