About Dr. Ken

Who am I?

I am a husband, father, chiropractor, educator, learner, and healer, and I am passionate about all of them.  Most importantly, I want to help people, and I do my best to show up every day as ME.

Who is the Authentic ME?

Well, I am not the guy in a long white coat telling you what to do.  I am the guy in the crazy toe shoes (Vibram Fivefingers), shorts and a T-shirt (sometimes even in the winter), that is ready to listen and help you get back to whatever part of your life you are not able to live right now.

What am I up to?

I LOVE my time with my family! My favourite thing to do is explore nature with my amazing, intelligent and beautiful wife Tina,  and my two energetic, adorable and free-spirited daughters Gabriella and Claire!

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There is something special about getting out in the woods and seeing where the trail takes you.  Speaking of trails, I LOVE to run on them too!

My newest interest is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  When I work with a true master in martial arts, I can see the passion, discipline and dedication that it takes to get him/her to that elite level. It’s not only inspiring, it helps me to work towards applying that same level of commitment to delivering chiropractic care.

I also LOVE to cook and create in the kitchen!

Priorities

It is very easy for our health to take a back seat in our busy lives.  My focus is to bring health to the forefront of the minds and priorities of my community.

To be truly healthy and to get the most out of our health care, we need to be critical of what we are told to do, or believe we are supposed to do.  Decisions about your health care are yours to make. So, you need to be fully informed about what your health care is doing for you, and to you.

As one of my patients you will have an excellent understanding of what could be working better in your body, how to make changes to improve function, and how to keep things functioning at a high level for years.

The priority in health care needs to start with neurology! Your nerve system controls every other system in your body.  This is my starting point to get you moving towards better health.  Problems in your spine can impact your spinal cord, your spinal nerves that travel to every organ in your body, and even the biochemistry of your brain.

“Live long and drop dead” (Mark Sisson):

The average Canadian spends the last 10-20 years of his or her life, in chronic disease, disability and in the care of others. I want to help as many people as I can to NOT be part of that statistic.

In the majority of cases disease and dysfunction happen as a result of the many traumas and stresses that we endure throughout our lifetimes.  The stresses do not go away, so we need to have solid strategies to lighten the load on our bodies.  I believe I can provide this!

If I can play a role in helping you be able to do all the things you love to do, well into your 80’s, 90’s, 100’s, then I’ve done my job.

Do what works

I am only interested in providing care that is both safe and effective.  I provide care and give recommendations that are supported by the current scientific research as well as years of clinical practice.   If it doesn’t work, I simply don’t do it!

What have I learned and where have I been?

Like many people who call Kelowna home, I didn’t start here. I grew up in Sarnia, Ontario. I studied Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, where I also played football.

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I  completed my Doctor of Chiropractic degree at New York Chiropractic College, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2004.  Before joining the Lighthouse Chiropractic team I had practices in London ON (5 years), and then in the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows BC area (6 years).

What am I learning about lately?

Just for fun here’s a list of what I’m currently reading, have recently read, or am about to read, click HERE.

At Lighthouse we’re always learning, because we believe that when you are in public service we absolutely need to be on top of our craft:) Your health and the health of your family depend on that we we take that very seriously.