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Medical Acupuncture

Medical Acupuncture is the evidence-based application of the traditional concepts of acupuncture combined with current concepts of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and pathophysiology in order to relieve acute and chronic pain, alter movement patterns and improve performance.

The scientifically proven benefits of acupuncture include pain relief, inflammation reduction, improved blood flow, stress reduction and relaxation, improved nerve conduction, addiction control, as well as improved organ function.

To book a Acupuncture consultation, contact Dr. Brendan McLaughlin or Karla McConnell.

Dr. Brendan McLaughlin DC, RCCSS(c) Resident, BA, D.Ac, CSCS, ART  

Dr. Brendan McLaughlin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario before continuing his education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in where he graduated with clinical honours as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Currently, Dr. McLaughlin is completing his postgraduate residency in Sport Sciences from the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada). 

To enhance his chiropractic education Dr. McLaughlin is full body certified in Active Release Techniques® and Kinesio® Taping. He has also been certified as a Contemporary Medical Acupuncturist from McMaster University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). 

Using an evidence-based and patient-centered approach to care, Dr. McLaughlin has treated and trained athletes at the pro, elite and amateur levels and is currently the team doctor for the Glen Abbey Elite Jr. Golf Team and the Toronto Jr. Canadiens Minor Midget AAA hockey team. 

Dr. McLaughlin is interested in working with all levels of athletes and anyone seeking an active, healthy lifestyle.

 Email: brendan@dccentre.ca

Karla McConnell CAT(C), D.AC

Karla graduated from Sheridan College's Sports Injury Management program and went on to complete her certification with the CATA. In 2000, she obtained her Doctorate of Acupuncture. In the clinic, she utilizes many manual techniques such Muscle Energy and Myofascial Stretching. Karla has also worked extensively with all levels of competition from provincial to international and has participated as a member of the medical team for the Canadian and Provincial Games. Karla's range of experiences include: the Ontario Women's Baseball teams, marathon runners, and triathlon participants, dancers and providing coverage on such movie sets as Chicago and Music Man. Karla currently spends time working and traveling with Stars on Ice.

Email: karla@dccentre.ca

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