A chiropractor, Olympic lifting and strength coach, health & lifestyle consultant and a former national level athlete, Dr. Duriell Bernard understands the importance of functional movement, pain management, performance on demand and their absolute roles they play in daily living.
Dr. Bernard graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto and completed 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 trained TCM acupuncturist (currently not providing acupuncture in BC), and has been providing neuro-functional rehabilitative care for individuals dealing with sport related and traumatic concussions.
Dr. Bernard was the medical lead for Athletics Canada at their Toronto high performance training centre where he has had the opportunity to work with Canada’s best track and field athletes. He has also worked for Canadian Sports Institute Ontario (CSI-O) as a team doctor for their Integrated Support Therapy team, and with Dr. David Ablack and the Steel Machines -Strength and Power for Sport- training top NHL, OHL and CFL players.
Dr. Bernard is an evidence-informed practitioner, and takes a 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.