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Meet Dr. Craig Hindson

Chiropractor Ottawa West, Dr. Craig HindsonDr. Craig Hindson is a former military engineering officer who found both his wife, Dr. Marie-Claude Lambert, and his calling to become a chiropractic doctor in 2002. Craig met Marie-Claude while serving in Plymouth.

When he initially found out that she was a chiropractic doctor he replied, “Oh yeah. Bad backs and bad necks – a waste of money!” His comment was based on the experience of his step-father who was a contractor.

As he knew nothing about chiropractic care, Marie-Claude insisted that, he attend a chiropractic workshop designed to help potential patients get better results, faster. Although he started the workshop as a skeptic at the end her knew his vocation was to be a chiropractor and within a week he had put his notice in to leave the Royal Navy! Shortly after they were married and Craig was attached at short notice to the UK’s elite shock troops – the Royal Marine Commandos. After 15 years service including time in 3 war zones, Craig left the military.

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Dr. Craig and his wife ran a successful family chiropractic business together in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in Northeast England, for ten years before deciding to make the move across the pond. Over the course of the last sixteen years, his chiropractic journey from skeptic to patient to office manager to doctor has exposed him to results that make him passionate about sharing the chiropractic principle with others – like the restoration of hearing in a 4-year-old boy and helping a women recover from 40 years of asthma and lifelong migraines. Seeing these types of results in his patients inspires him to stay current and motivates him to regularly conduct outreach workshops at clubs, churches, gyms and businesses. In fact Dr Craig does his signature talk ” Improve Your Performance at Work Home and at Play” for local organisation between 2-4 times a month. For Dr Craigs availablility to “Improve Your Performance …” at your workplace or venue contact us.

Dr. Craig loves helping people, and uses the chiropractic care as his main tool to transform people’s health and remove their performance limitations.

Chiropractic Care for Children

Dr. Craig takes the concept of family chiropractic care seriously and focuses his practice to cater for moms, dads, and especially children. As the father of two daughters who have experienced the benefits of regular chiropractic wellness care, he understands the communication style and treatment sensitivity of dealing with young patients.
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Helping Patients Overcome Stress and Trauma

While served alongside the Royal Marine Commandos during the 2002 Afghanistan Operations and the 2003 Iraq war he was responsible for “decompression training” which was meant to allow soldiers to readjust from a warzone to daily family life.

Ironically, he had a massive loss of perspective and health himself, several months after returning from Iraq. Despite being told by a medical specialist that he would steadily lose cognitive function, even with a lifetime of medical drugs, he chose another more natural and congruent route back to health utilising massive action in the realms of chiropractic care, nutrition, exercise and thought-life. During this period in order to better help others, he became and author and retrained as a chiropractic doctor.

This experience has allowed him to address the stress of “trauma service” workers from a fully empathetic position, and has also educated him to see the need for his services in this arena. He regularly works with military, law enforcement, and emergency service personnel to aid them in recovery and educate them on the latest preventative measures. Dr. Craig is also working tirelessly to establish a series of chiropractic Stress Conversion workshops to help individuals overcome physical, chemical and emotional stress and trauma issues. These workshops draw on the nature of wholesome nutrition, beneficial emotional and physical practices, and innovative rest strategies.

Education and Memberships

Dr. Craig attended D’Youville College in Buffalo, which involved hands-on chiropractic training at the Eire County Medical Centre, Buffalo Nerve Spine and Surgery Clinic. He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering and has International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) Special Training in the Webster Technique, which was historically called the “Breech turning technique”, but is now better know to help pregnant moms have quicker, safer deliveries.

Giving Back Through Practice

Dr. Craig Hindson is an avid proponent of the benefits of chiropractic care for veterans dealing with stress and trauma. Frustrated with the lack of knowledge and access for these unique patients, he founded the UK’s “Hands for Heroes-Free Chiropractic Care for War Veterans” program—a program that provides free care to war veterans. It has run for the last nine years and has evolved from a one-office in 2009 to to over 170 offices in nine countries by 11th of 11th of 11th (Nov 11 2011).

Enjoying Life in Ottawa

When he’s not at Loving Life Chiropractic, Dr. Craig thrive by spending time with his wife and children. He is always looking to take advantage of the beautiful nature Ottawa offers, and is looking forward to going camping and running and being active with his daughters.

Experience first hand the chiropractor Ottawa West residents are seeking out for there stress reduction needs. Discover how chiropractic can help you feel better and enjoy optimal function. Contact us today to book an appointment!


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