Make Access Chiropractic and Wellness your choice for Airdrie chiropractors
Access Chiropractic and Wellness has the most experience in chiropractic in all of Airdrie; between the three Airdrie chiropractors Drs. Jacqueline Boyd and Paul Bajor we have over 35 years of experience. The doctors are well versed in virtually any musculoskeletal issue and have one of the largest family practices in Airdrie, seeing children from newborns to the elderly. There is very little that can surprise us!
The sole focus of Access Chiropractic and Wellness is to optimize your health. Getting out of pain is not good enough. Being just 'pain free' does not fulfill your life and the healthy lifestyle we want and YOU want to have. We are confident we can help get rid of your physical limitations, but our interest lies beyond pain.
We take the time to find the root cause. We have an extensive initial exam which includes using three scanning systems: one for your nervous system, one for your ranges of motion, and one for your feet and balance. Combined with a thorough history and physical exam we can create a plan of action that suits your health needs. However, because we do not have a subjective or 'pain-based' focus, simply having less pain does not indicate progress for us, and that is why we re-evaluate you on the sixth visit, re-scan you on the 12th visit, and continue with routine assessments. We are always happy when you tell us you are pain free but we are happier when you tell us you are living life more healthy!
Our clinic is a family based clinic, and you will see cartoon stickers and toys adorning both locations. We're not afraid of kids! Drs. Boyd and Bajor have two kids: Liam and Julia, so they know the trials and tribulations of common childhood problems and the stressors that they can experience. They are part of the ICPA, International Chiropractic Paediatric Association, and are proficient in the Webster Technique for in-utero constraint, often used in helping breech babies turn to proper head down position.
We're not afraid of runny noses or sneezing; our belief is that this helps build our immune systems even stronger! It's almost non-existent that any doctor cancels a day because he or she is ill!
Please find further details for each practitioner below.
North Location Practitioners
Dr. Paul Bajor – Chiropractor
Dr. Paul Bajor is originally from Edmonton and attended the U of A and completed his Bachelor of Science degree. He then attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and graduated in 2001 with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. That summer he married his classmate Dr. Jacqueline Boyd and the two moved to Calgary where he practiced and developed his skills at several clinic before joining his wife here, at Access Chiropractic. It is Dr. Bajor's goal to ensure you receive the best health care possible and thus he looks at more than just pain and symptoms. Enabling your nervous system to be free of interference gives your body the best opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Dr. Bajor lives a chiropractic lifestyle where he practices what he preaches. He enjoys being active in the outdoors with running hiking, and camping, as well as spending as much time possible with his two kids Liam and Julia.
Dr. Tamara Kuss – Registered Acupuncturist and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr. Tamara Kuss grew up in Calgary and worked for many years with Alberta Health Services in a variety of roles. Her interest and passion for Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine arose from seeing the need to get to the root of issues in patient care. She believes in treating the mind, body and the complete person instead of just addressing symptoms as they arise. Acupuncture allows the body to heal and balance without the use of medications. Herbal formulas supplement this form of healing. She enjoys treating stress management issues as well as pain management. Tamara has an adult daughter and in her spare time enjoys playing piano and spending time with family.
Carly Piercy – Registered Massage Therapist
Carly Piercy grew up on an acreage, outside of Calgary. As a youth she enjoyed being outdoors and participated in many sports such as competitive horseback riding in both Western and English, and also trained young horses. Currently she is working on training her new horse with hope of competing in barrel racing events. Swimming had always been a big part of her life, as a youth she was a competitive swimmer, then progressed to becoming an instructor, lifeguard, and then played waterpolo. Prior to attending Mount Royal to complete her Massage Therapy Diploma, Carly was a Red Seal Journeyman Glazier and worked on many buildings in and around Calgary. The experience of working within the trades helps her treat a wide variety of clients, as she understands the effects and stressors that manual labour has on the body. Her sports background's not only helps her to understand sport-related injury, but helps her when performing assessments and with treating sports injuries. Carly enjoys working with a multi-disciplinary team as this approach provides the clients with the best treatment possible. Carly skillset includes the ability to treat a wide variety of conditions. She is able to provide treatment which can range from a therapeutic (including deep tissue massage) to a relaxation massage. When not at work, Carly enjoys spending time with her family, animals and working with her horses.
Philip Moody – Registered Massage Therapist
Philip Moody has been a massage therapist for 15 years and worked with Dr. Bajor in Calgary when he first started! Originally graduating from Mount Royal University in 2002 as a registered massage therapist, Philip recently went back to school to complete further training and graduated from Makami College with a degree in Advanced Clinical Massage. Philip offers a variety of massage techniques including dynamic cupping, deep tissue and therapeutic massage. With over 3000 training hours, Philip is able to provide receipts for re-imbursments for private insurance. Philip looks forward to seeing the patients at the clinic and helping them achieve their health goals!
Melanie Taylor – Thai Massage Therapist, Health and Wellness Coach, Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher
Melanie Taylor was born in Cranbrook BC, she is a grateful wife of an amazing and supportive husband of 20+ years and the always proud mom of two adults who challenge the size of her heart daily. She is an avid lover of volunteering, nature, hiking, camping, reading and has practiced her love of yoga since 2000. She always knew she belonged supporting others to live their authentic life, after spending 20 years as a coach in corporate settings she found more and more that wellness was getting in the way of the dreams and goals of those she coached. After getting very sick herself from the effects of stress and working hard to return to health she knew she needed to help others to do the same. She began upgrading her education at Mount Royal University, Sounds True Institute and the Mandorla Institute and now helps people find relief from stress, inner joy and peace so they can live the life they choose. She believes in the power of balancing the mind, body and spirit and draws from Thai Massage, Yoga Therapy, Vinyasa flow, Yin & Restorative Yoga, Myofascial release, Marma therapy, TCM, Ayurveda, Meditation and Mindfulness based stress reduction. Her core value is being in service to others and she brings this to life in three simple ways: be honest, be generous and be kind.
Mary Gallant – Cold Laser Technologist
Mary Gallant was born in Truro, Nova Scotia. She has lived throughout Canada and enjoys Airdrie as one of the nicest communities to live in. She is married to John and has a son, Aaron. Mary is an avid animal lover and has spent 35 years in the medical profession before joining Access Chiropractic and Wellness. Mary looks forward to helping you live as healthy as possible. Mary is one of the clinic's laser technologists.
South Location Practitioners (CO-OP location)
You can see the south clinic team by visiting http://accesschiropractic.net/ourteam.html.