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Dr. Shelley Seguin and Dr. Francine Dallaire

Dr. Shelley Seguin and Dr. Francine Dallaire


Pickering/Ajax Chiropractors

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Two heads are better than one.” We’ve taken that to heart at Chiropractic Centre for Optimum Health.

With two chiropractors on staff, Dr. Shelley Seguin and Dr. Francine Dallaire, we offer greater accessibility to suit your needs. Plus, you get the added benefit of extra brainpower – especially with difficult cases.

Pickering Chiropractor Dr. Shelley Seguin

I would not have thought growing up as a farm girl that I would be running a wonderful family chiropractic practice in Pickering! As a little girl my dad would come in from the fields with a very sore and tired body and sit down on the couch asking me to work his back between his regular chiropractic visits. He would always call me his ‘little chiropractor’. I had no idea at that time what it meant to be adjusted. I thought it was a drug free way for pain relief. It was not until I was in my final year at the University of Toronto that I began to understand the power of an adjustment. I had the fortune of making a great friend that was a student at the Chiropractic College here in Toronto. I have her to thank for teaching me that the adjustment is intended to restore the function of the nervous system. The nervous system controls and coordinates the function of every single action in our bodies and once restored, allows the body to function at its optimal level. She continued to tell me that I would be a great chiropractor, but I was skeptical at first, as I’m sure many of you are now. Week by week she would educate me with such passion and conviction that I soon decided to be a patient myself!
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I had been very blessed with excellent health all of my life so when I started as a patient the only complaint I could come up with was seasonal allergies – what could chiropractic do for that? As September approached after having been adjusted for several months the test was eminent. Rag weed season used to have me scratching at my swollen eyes, pulling at my ears, and scratching the roof of my mouth. I couldn’t believe that the season came and went and I did not take a single allergy pill! I was a believer! I completed my teaching degree, and drove down to Chicago the next semester on a chiropractic scholarship.

By the Grace of God I am enjoying the delicate balance of having an exciting practice, being a wife, mother of two children, active member of our church and community and a warrior for health and wellness.

I truly believe that everyone deserves a health care team that focuses on getting to the cause of our problem while providing a clear plan of action that centres on prevention, optimal health and open communication. I am looking forward to the possibility of helping you take your first steps toward better health.

And dad I am still your ‘little chiropractor’!

Pickering Chiropractor Dr. Francine Dallaire

Simply put I was a sceptic. I had been such an unhealthy child; I was on antibiotic after antibiotic for my entire first year of life. As a result, my gut was damaged and I suffered from asthma, allergies and eczema. My mom had tried every thing she could to help me but I continued to suffer with poor health. As a teen, my health challenges continued and I experienced severe and debilitating menstrual cycles. Maxing out doses of prescription pain killers never seemed enough to get rid of the pain and again I continued to suffer.

I was involved in a motor vehicle accident while still in my teen years and hurt my neck. My mom’s friend suggested chiropractic. It helped my neck but more amazingly chiropractic helped my body heal and virtually eliminated my severely painful menstrual pains. I no longer was a slave to the severe pain I had endured repeatedly. I never dreamed that chiropractic could do so much for me! That’s why I am a Chiropractor today. I had learned that my body, once proper nerve flow had been restored, had an ability to heal. Also, the nervous system controls the function of all cells and tissues in the body.
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I then began the long journey of learning the science, the art and the philosophy of chiropractic. I began my pre-chiropractic education at the University of Toronto where I studied basic sciences such as organic chemistry, biology, microbiology, basic physiology as well as physics and mathematic courses. I then continued my studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. During my four years at CMCC, courses included biochemistry, with a major emphasis on anatomy, human physiology, X-Ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the CMCC public clinic. In addition I completed courses in Pediatric Chiropractic care. After graduating in 1995 I began practising in Pickering.

I have had the amazing privilege to care for and adjust many infants, children as well as their parents over the years. It is my vision to actively address health issues early and that is why I am hopeful that in following this vision it is possible to improve the health of those in our community. I also have a goal to bring chiropractic to people in other countries that may never otherwise have an opportunity to experience chiropractic and plan on being a participant of a chiropractic mission trip.

Finding balance and harmony with my family life and my practice are always important. As family we love to be active and biking is a big part of our lives. My kids and I also love enjoy playing hockey.

I truly believe that so many people have lost faith in their bodies’ innate ability to heal. Sometimes our bodies need help. So many of us have lost our way in this crazy busy world we live in and have neglected our bodies and the very thing that we must hold most precious – our health. I believe after seeing many people’s quality of life change by improving their health through chiropractic care and in conjunction with my own personal healing experience that it is never too late to try something different – it just might make all the difference!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Chiropractic Centre for Optimum Health at (905) 420-7231.

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