Dr. Tara Dhanasar, D.C.

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I love being Ajax's chiropractor more and more every day!!

Helping patients meet and maintain optimal health is my goal. I love working with children and adults of all ages to make a positive impact on their health.

With an emphasis on peak performance for more than 8 years, I combine specialties of prenatal, pediatric and sports chiropractic, stress management, women’s heath, and nutrition at my chiropractic practice in Ajax .
My practice members includes pregnant mothers, newborns, children, teens, business executives, as well as celebrities in film and television. In addition, I frequently contribute to corporate wellness programs, am a featured guest speaker for community organizations, and make appearances on television (rogers daytime link) from time to time.
As a wife, mother, runner, world-traveler and adventurer, I am busy collecting a portfolio of interesting life experiences to challenge both mind and body. A thirst for knowledge, the commitment to educate and empower, and the determination to make a difference for young and old in the realm of health serve as the foundation of my work.

My Journey

I attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is where I am from. I acquired my Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. It was my full intention growing up to become a medical doctor, more specifically a pediatrician.

I came to an early realization that medicine is mostly about sickness, disease, and over medication. I believe it is far more impactful to identify the cause of the disease instead of merely treating the symptoms of a disease.

I graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2007. After which I spent 2 years working at various clinics in Durham and Toronto. In 2009, my husband Raj and I took the plunge and opened our own clinic in Ajax/ Pickering. Raj spent the first year and a half working as my Chiropractic health assistant. He is now the clinic director.

I took numerous seminars to become a more proficient chiropractor. I studied Thompson Technique and I now have Thompson Drop Tables in my clinic. I took my diplomat program with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association where I learned numerous techniques to work with pregnant women, infants, babies, and children.

I am certified in Webster Intra-Uterine Constraint technique which is a chiropractic procedure used to correct subluxations in the pregnant mother’s sacrum and pelvis. Uterine constraint is caused by the tightening of pelvic muscles and ligaments. During pregnancy, it is these tense muscles and ligaments and their constraining effect on the uterus which prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the vertex (head first) position. This condition is called “in-uterine constraint.” or more commonly known as “breach position”. This chiropractic adjustment relaxes the mother’s muscles and ligaments, thus promoting normal baby positioning and provides the physiological environment necessary for normal baby positioning.

Philosophy

I believe that health is our most precious commodity. I believe that it has to be our choice to live in a wellness model. I believe that people should eat a healthy balanced diet that is made from locally grown fruits and vegetables, and made at home with minimal preservatives and additives. I believe that people should exercise on a regular basis. I believe that families need to spend more quality time together. I believe that people need a positive mental attitude. I believe people need regular chiropractic adjustments to ensure that there is minimal interference on their nervous systems.

Family

I have an amazing family. I have the most supportive and loving husband who is also my Clinic Director.

In my marriage to Raj, I have gained two wonderful stepdaughters, Taylor is 22 and Kelsey is 20 and they are a joy to be around.
We have together created Mackenzie and Riley. We were blessed with two beautiful homebirths, Mackenzie was received into this world by her father and I was lucky enough to receive Riley all on my own. They teach me so much everyday about patience, abundance, humility, and best of all; Love.

Health Habits

I receive regular chiropractic adjustments to maintain optimal nerve function. I keep active through regular exercise at the gym, through yoga and running. I believe in my innate power to function optimally. I believe that the power that made the body can heal the body. Although I believe that medical intervention is invaluable in emergency cases, I know that my body deserves the right to heal itself - NATURALLY. I do not support medication unless it is absolutely necessary.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about me. I honor the opportunity to serve you and your family's health. Chiropractic is a safe and natural approach to optimal health. Chiropractic works!!
Hope to see you in the office soon.
Living optimally is your best choice...so let's get started!!

– Dr. Tara Dhanasar