Dr. Brigitte MacPhail, DC Dartmouth Clinic
Dr. Brigitte MacPhail, DC graduated with honours from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, where she gained an appreciation for the human body. During her time at UNB, she worked as a teacher’s assistant in the Anatomy labs on campus and volunteered for the elderly and Parkinson’s population aiding them with rehabilitation and balance exercises.
From her time spent working as a physiotherapy assistant and job shadowing a chiropractor she realized that a career in health care was destined for her. Dr. MacPhail was so impressed by the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment that she soon thereafter obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
During this time Dr. MacPhail also completed studies in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture at McMaster University. She also treated patients with physical and mental disabilities at the Muki Baum external clinic, and provided preventative sports taping, first response to injuries, sideline treatment, and concussion assessments for High School Rugby players.
Dr. MacPhail is a professional member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors. She has a special interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of the low back, mid-back and neck, TMJ dysfunction, muscle imbalances, and nerve entrapments such as carpal tunnel syndrome. She believes that patient education is imperative to achieving optimal results.
Dr. MacPhail has a passion for curling; in 2007 she competed at the National Junior Curling Championships and has also been a curling instructor for people with disabilities. Dr. MacPhail strives to achieve a healthy work-life balance; when she is not in the clinic, you will find her at the Farmer’s Market, yoga studios, curling club, on the nature trails, and spending quality time with friends and family.