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A chiropractor, olympic lifting and strength coach, health & lifestyle consultant and a former national level athlete, Dr. Duriell Bernard understands the importance of “performance on demand” and its role in functional daily movement.
Dr. Bernard graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, after completing four years of a specialty honours degree in Kinesiology Health and Science program at York University. Dr. Bernard is also a trained Neurofunctional, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture provider and a TCM acupuncturist.
Dr. Bernard is an evidence-informed practitioner, and takes a neural-functional and rehabilitative approach to treatment, utilizing a wide variety of soft tissue therapies (myofascial release and myofascial cupping, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy – commonly known as Graston Technique), exercise and electro-modalities to achieve optimum results. Dr. Bernard emphasizes movement based rehabilitation, combining essential movement patterns with daily occupational and sport based movement requirements. His attention and focus on the importance of neuroscience and neuroanatomy created valuable insights to treating concussion based head injuries. Dr. Bernard is also member of Pain BC’s chronic pain practitioners program.
Dr. Bernard was the medical lead for Athletics Canada at their Toronto high performance training centre, working with Canada’s best track and field athletes. He was also lead medical practitioner for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, and medical staff for team Canada during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland and the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He has had the great privilege to assist Canadian athletes at six world championship events.
“I MOTIVATE, INSPIRE and EMPOWER individuals who are seeking OPTIMAL results in their personal and physical lives.
I provide EXCELLENCE in care and service, through MANUAL THERAPY, EDUCATION, EXERCISE and HOLISTIC care, which is said to be highly effective.
As a result, individuals experience INCREASED physical and mental flow, along with ELEVATED CONFIDENCE in how they PERFORM – EVOLVING as greater versions of themselves” ~ Duriell Bernard