Friday 7am-12:45 / 2-3:30pm
DR. ADAM ARMSTRONG - Chiropractor, Clinical Acupuncture
- Dr. Adam Armstrong received his undergraduate education at the University
of Acadia where he earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2002 and a Bachelor
of Education degree in 2004. He was also a member of the Acadia Varsity
Hockey team from 1998-2003. During his time at Acadia, Adam also received
the Citizenship Award which is given in recognition of one male and one
female athlete who best illustrate great leadership and work ethic both
on and off the campus. Adam was named to the RBC Academic All-Canadian
Honour Roll during the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 academic years. In 2003,
Adam was the proud recipient of the Acadia University Student of the Year
award. He continued to pursue his education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic
College (CMCC) and graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic with Clinic Honours
in 2009. In addition to his chiropractic training.
- Dr. Armstrong is also certified as an Active Release Technique (ART)
provider in Spine, Upper Limb and Lower Limb. He also completed the Contemporary
Medical Acupuncture course in 2009 at McMaster University. During his
time at CMCC, he attended a number of specialty seminars focused on functional
muscle palpation and adjustment techniques. Dr. Armstrong is also a member
of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is certified
in the Webster Technique.
- In April of 2009, Dr. Armstrong had the privilege of travelling to Santo
Domingo in the Dominican Republic with a group of 11 of his peers on a
Chiropractic without Border trip. During the mission, the group had the
opportunity to meet numerous patients of all ages with a variety of conditions
ranging from arthritis, stiff joints and tight muscles, to heart disease,
carpal tunnel syndrome and the occasional fracture. This experience was
a life-changing one and was a great way to end to his time at CMCC and
provide a fantastic start into his chiropractic career.
- Dr. Armstrong is firm believer in a holistic approach to health. It
is his goal to help you achieve and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
He believes that it is important for patients to focus on all the aspects
influencing their health: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, in
order to achieve optimal health and restore function. He believes in focusing
in on the root of the problem and not just treating the pain symptoms
- Dr. Armstrong is a very active individual and believes that the sooner
one gets involved in physical activity, the less likely it is that the
problem with become chronic. In 1994, Dr. Armstrong was drafted to the
Oshawa Generals OHL team and continued to play hockey throughout his university
career. He has been involved with the Whitby Dunlops Mens Hockey Team
since 2009-10 and was their Head Coach for the 2014-15 season. He also
enjoys sports such as golf, waterskiing, lacrosse, biking and swimming
along with many other activities.
Dr. Adam Armstrong Hours:
DR. SARAH BAXTER - Chiropractor, Yoga Instructor
Dr. Sarah Baxter received her undergraduate education at the University
of Guelph where she earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human
Kinetics. It was at Guelph where her passion for the human body was ignited.
She was also a member of the Varsity Women's Volleyball team where she
held Academic All-Canadian status.
Following graduation in 2009, she continued her education at the Canadian
Memorial Chiropractic College where her dedication to knowledge and patient
care further developed. In June 2013, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with
Clinic Honours. She was honoured to receive numerous awards including
the Vern Welsh Memorial Award for excellence in diagnostic imaging, the
Doctor Harold Beasley Award for Excellence in Jurisprudence and the Douglas
V. Hoskins & Samuel F. Sommacal Clinic Proficiency Award.
In addition to her chiropractic training, Dr. Baxter has received certificates
in Active Release Techniques for the lower extremity and spine. In June
2014, Dr. Baxter completed Balanced Life Yoga's 200hr Inspiring Spirit
Teacher Training program. In April 2015, she completed an additional 300hr
teacher training in yoga techniques, including yoga therapy, philosophy,
meditation, biomechanics, and yoga anatomy. She has also received Fundamentals
Training in Essential Somatics movement based therapy.
Dr. Baxter believes that you should be able to live your life fully
at any stage. She approaches patient care from a holistic perspective
honouring the body, mind and spirit, so that you can live the best version
of yourself-free of pain and dysfunction.
Dr. Baxter also believes movement is key to life and is incorporated
into her treatments. She works to make exercise accessible and feel good
in your body. In addition to practicing chiropractic, Dr. Baxter teaches
yoga including drop-in classes, Yoga for Better Backs and workshops on
various topics including posture, shoulder, wrist, knee and hip.
Dr. Baxter also maintains a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys walking, hiking,
biking, swimming, golfing and of course, yoga. When not in the office,
she is busy running after her son and enjoying her roles as a wife and
Dr. Sarah Baxter Hours:
Tuesday 11-2pm / 4-7pm
Thursday 11-2pm / 4-6pm
LEIGHA JOHNSTON - Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Athletic Therapist
Leigha Johnston received her undergraduate education at Sheridan College where she earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Athletic Therapy. During her undergraduate years, Leigha served as a Student Athletic Therapist for 2 years with post-secondary athletic teams, providing treatment, return-to-play assessment, and rehabilitation to the varsity athletes.
Following her graduation in 2015, Leigha worked as an Athletic Therapist for 3 years before furthering her education and passion for pain treatment, prevention, and muscle therapy by becoming a Registered Massage Therapist. Leigha specializes in relieving chronic pain, tightness, and improving postural dysfunction through soft tissue release, fascial release, and deep tissue massage.
An avid hockey, football, and rugby player herself, Leigha combines her massage and athletic therapy knowledge to give patients optimal musculoskeletal function. Her goal is to help patients live an active, pain-free life.
Massage Therapy Hours: