Dr. Alyssa Shepherd
Meet Dr. Alyssa Shepherd
I’m Dr. Alyssa, and as a chiropractor, it is my goal, to provide holistic health care which honours mind, body and soul.
The human body has always fascinated me and I have been fortunate to have had many opportunities to learn about its magnificence - the first of which was via extensive training in classical ballet. This training culminated in my obtaining associate status with the Royal Academy of Dance upon successful completion of my Advanced 2 Examination.
I hold an Honours degree in biology from the University of Waterloo, with a specialization in animal physiology. A zest for biochemistry and fascination with the physiology of pregnancy and development saw me to next undertake a Master of Science degree, including an original research project. My research looked at the complex interplay of maternal nutrition during pregnancy, and how this impacts the development structurally and biochemically of the unborn fetus, as well as the mother, and the potential relation to developmental programming for later disease in the offspring.
Realizing my Life’s Purpose
Inspired by life-changing interactions with a chiropractor I saw for a ballet-related injury, I decided to become a chiropractor myself, graduating in the spring of 2016 cum laude as a Doctor of Chiropractic. During the four years of arduous study, my passion for the health care of women and children blossomed, strengthened by my own pregnancy and subsequent birth of my son during my third year of study.
I hold a special reverence for the unique physiology and challenges of women. Helping women embrace true health during all stages of life, particularly pregnancy is a task near and dear to my heart. Another area of particular interest is that of providing care for children – they are our future and our legacy.
Health – the Ultimate Quest
I have also known the burden of illness and poor health. I was fortunate to have help and guidance to regain my health and vitality, as well as to learn how to protect and maintain these assets.
As a chiropractor, my job is to help you in your unique quest for optimal health, and I look forward to serving the Guelph community in this capacity!
To further discuss how I may assist you in this quest, contact us here or call 519-265-8035 to book a free 15 minute consultation today!
In love and health,
MSc, BSc (Hons), ARAD, DC
For a complimentary 15 minute consultation, or for more information, contact us here or call 519-265-8035.