Dr. Mark Sweazey

Chiropractor, Biomechanical Evaluator

Born and raised in South-western Ontario, I attended the University of Waterloo. There I studied kinesiology and economics for three years. I focused my studies in the area of sports medicine, biomechanics and gait analysis. I began my studies at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto in 1990. I graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from CMCC in 1994, and immediately came to Ottawa to work at the Gloucester Centre Chiropractic. I have expanded the clinic services to include not only using chiropractic for pain relief & wellness care, but injury rehabilitation, registered massage therapy, nutritional consulting, classes and supplements as well as orthotics.

I believe in a "thirst for life". Living in Ottawa gives me a chance to live that way. Using chiropractic techniques and my knowledge of nutrition and exercise, I enjoy educating patients about their health opportunities. I try to help people to remove barriers, and move them towards their own life's potential. I personally follow this "thirst for life" philosophy by taking on new challenges, meeting them, and then teaching others how to meet them too.

My academic and professional career have been enhanced over time with several continuing education seminars including:

  • Lumbar spine and pelvis motion palpation
  • Mackenzie Method Extension Protocols
  • Thompson Technique
  • Rehabilitation training
  • X-ray listing and technique
  • Pediatrics: diagnosing and adjusting children and infants
  • Biomechanical Golf Fitness Evaluations
  • Registered "Backsafe" training
  • Patient education and patient management
  • Philosophy and chiropractic education
  • Chiropractic rehabilitation
  • Nutritional analysis

I feel it is important to give back to the community so clinic has been involved with many east Ottawa initiatives such as the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard, the Ottawa Snowsuit Fund, Blackburn Hamlet Spring Cleanup, Board of FC Capital United (Ottawa Soccer club), Ottawa International Kids Day, Sponsor of Gloucester Blackhawks & Blackburn Stingers Hockey teams, East Ottawa Back Pack Safety Day, Sponsor & Volunteer of Alive To Strive kidney foundation fundraiser run and other Ottawa community projects. Coaching young soccer players with Capital United in the east Ottawa area I have reallly enjoyed seeing kids improve not only in their soccer skills but also the confidence they show. If everyone could continue to have the capacity to enjoy play & exercise regularly not only as kids but throughout adulthood I think we would have a much healthier as well as balanced society. I continue to enjoy playing hockey & soccer myself as well as running, biking, roller blading and recently trying skateboarding with my son. Other interests include canoeing and camping, and spending time with friends and family.

Clinic Experience

  • Gloucester Centre Chiropractic
    August 1994 - Present

Education

  • Doctor of Chiropractic
    Graduated 1994 - Cum Laude
    Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto
  • Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology
    Attended from 1987 - 1990
    University of Waterloo

Chiropractic Continuing Education Seminars

  • Motion Palpation Institute: Toronto 1992 - 1994 Peter Pan Potential: Toronto 1994
    Lumbar Spine and Pelvis I & II Pediatrics seminar
    Diagnosing and adjusting the child and the infant
  • Gonstead Technique: Toronto 1993 Parker College: 1994
    X-ray Listing and Technique Patient Education and management
    Meridian and pressure point therapies
  • Chiropractic Rehabilitation Courses 1996 - 1997
    Chiropractic Rehab - Toronto Integration of Rehab in Practice
    Diagnosis, treatment and rehab of lumbar spine Assessment and Correction of Muscle Dysfunction
    Functional Pathology of Locomotor System Spinal Stabilization
  • Art of Management - 1998
    Formulas for Business Success
  • Kulhay Wellness Seminar: Toronto 1999
    How to create a Wellness Clinic
    Diagnosis and Treatment of Nutritional Problems
  • Golf Fitness Evaluator: Toronto 2000
    How to test for 7 physical performance factors involved in golf swing
    How to treat golf injuries
  • Advances In Chiropractic Care: 2006
  • Heel Canada Trauma Remedies: Ottawa 2008
  • Metagenics Detoxification Course: Ottawa 2009
  • McKenzie Method Low Back Protocols: Toronto 2011
    Using Lumbar extension protocols for disc problems
  • Thompson Technique: Toronto 2011

Speaker

  • Television Guest Speaker - Ottawa Rogers Cable Daytime show, ReviveLife with Dr. Joel
  • Stay Slim Naturally - Facilitator for 8 week course offered at Gloucester Centre Chiropractic
  • Posture & Balance - Upstairs @ Loblaws
  • Spinal & Core Stability - Upstairs @ Loblaws Gloucester
  • How to do a Neurological and Functional Evaluation - St. John's Ambulance Ottawa
  • Back Care Class - East Ottawa St. Laurent Shopping Complex
  • Patient Education Classes - Gloucester Centre Chiropractic
  • CGI Health Series - Monthly health workshop for employees of Ottawa CGI at the Ottawa Blair Rd. location

Community Involvement

  • Sponsor for Lietrim Hawks (1996-1997)
  • Sponsor for Gloucester Rangers (1997/98; 1998/99; 1999/00)
  • Sponsor for Gloucester Stingers Wheelchair Rugby Association
  • Sponsor for Team Ontario Roller blade Team
  • Blackburn Hamlet Biathlon (1997) - Doctor, Volunteer
  • Gloucester Hornets Soccer Club ( 1997) - Team Doctor
  • Kid's Day International (1998, 1999) - Volunteer, Co-organizer
  • Coaching soccer Youth Development Program 2004-2007
  • Assistant Coach Boys U9 soccer FC Capital United 2008
  • Coach U10 Boys soccer FC Capital United 2009
  • Squad Coach U11 Boys FC Capital United 2010 summer & winter program
  • Coach U13 Boys FC Capital United 2011
  • FC Capital United -Coaching, Executive Board, Fields & Facilities Coordinator
  • Blackburn Stingers -Trainer & Coaching
  • Henry Larsen Public School -Volunteer Soccer Coaching
  • Chair of Church Council in Ottawa

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