Who is Dr. Lindsay?

The short version:

photograph of Dr. Lindsay with her two degrees in the background

I’m a Chiropractor, Graston Technique Provider, Webster Certified Practitioner and CACCP at Gloucester Centre Chiropractic. I like health, wellness, sports, travel and reading (check out my bookshelf & pledge).

Chiropractors are spinal health care experts – we focus on the health & function of the whole body via care of the spine, nervous system, joints & muscles. I am more than just a back pain specialist — I can help with joint & muscle pain, headaches, chronic/overuse injuries, sports injuries, tennis/golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome & posture-related conditions.

In my general family practice I care for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, including pregnant women. (I have advanced training & certification in pediatrics and pregnancy care). Armchair athletes, weekend warriors & elite athletes, I’ve seen them all! In Latin, doctor means teacher and it’s a role I love.

Pain relief? Improved function & mobility? Better posture? Enhanced health & wellness? Look no further.

The long(er) version:

Growing up in Sarnia, ON, I was actively involved in my community, especially in the local soccer scene. It was through my involvement with sports that I became interested in health, injury prevention and rehabilitation. This interest continued to grow when I attended McMaster University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) with a Minor in Psychology. After university, I moved to Toronto to attend the four year Chiropractic Degree program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. I moved to Ottawa and joined Gloucester Centre Chiropractic as a Doctor of Chiropractic in September 2008.

As a chiropractor I aim to educate and motivate my patients to reach their health and wellness goals.  The main techniques I use are Diversified, Thompson/drop pieces, Activator, myofascial release/soft tissue therapy and Mulligan Mobilizations with Movement.  Rehabilitation, stretching/strengthening exercises, nutrition and ergonomic advice are integral components of my practice as I strive to help patients decrease pain, regain motion and function, and achieve their optimal health.

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, I integrate soft tissue/muscle/myofascial techniques, rehabilitation, stretching and strengthening exercises, nutrition and ergonomic advice into practice. I am Certified by the Academy Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP). I am a Graston Technique Provider, a Certified Thompson Practitioner and am certified in the Webster Technique. Read about my approach to care to learn more.

In my spare time I enjoy playing and watching sports, working out, travelling (especially hiking/trekking) and reading (check out my bookshelf & pledge).


Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Clinic Honours

McMaster University
Honours B.Sc.(Kin), Minor in Psychology
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Distinction


2022Certified by the Academy Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP designation)
2019Pediatric Intraoral Palate Specific Technique (PIPS) Certification
2013Webster Technique Certification
2008Graston Technique: Module 2 Certification
2008Thompson Technique Seminar Series: Certified Thompson Practitioner
2008Mulligan Concept: Upper Quadrant Certification
2007Graston Technique: Module 1 Certification
2006Trigenics Institute of Myoneural Medicine: Registered Trigenics Practitioner

Additional Courses & Seminars

2021International Chiropractic Pediatric Association: (1) Advanced Perinatal Clinical Application, (2) Clinical Certainty Through Functional Assessment
2019TMJ 2 Toes Extremity Adjusting Seminar
2019Concussion Course - University of Calgary and Universite Laval
2018Chiropractic Care for Disc Patients
2017Advanced Muscle Palpation Seminar
2016Pelvic Floor: Dysfunction, Assessment and Treatment
2015Functional Neurology Series: (1) Functional Neurology for the Practicing Chiropractor, (2) The Neurological Examination, (3) Special Populations - Pediatric/Geriatric, (4) Neuro-Rehabilitation and Technique
2013-15International Chiropractic Pediatric Association: (1) Perinatal Care: Webster Technique & Care of Pregnant Female, (2) The Essentials of Chiropractic Care for Children & Chiropractic Family Wellness, (3) Neuroimmunology: Patterns of Interference, (4) Techniques: Thompson and Logan, (5) Bridging the Gap Between Crisis Care and Optimal Function, (6) Full-spine Segmental Evaluation and Adjusting, (7) Neurology of the VSC & Thompson Technique, (8) Pediatric Alphabet Soup, (9) Research: Evidence-Informed Practice, (10) Translating Pediatric Knowledge into Performance, (11) Holistic Practice-Embracing A Viatlistic Model of Healing and Well-being, (12) Developmental Neurobiology, (13) Mastery of Chiropractic Principles and Practice & (14) Evaluation and Adjusting Protocols
2011Dr. Len Faye Technique Seminar
2011Pediatric Technique Seminar
2010Low Back and Leg Disorders Course
2010Academy of Medicine Ottawa Clinical Day
2009Paediatric Intensive Seminar, Dr. Liz Anderson-Peacock
2008Ergonomic Training Workshop
2008Clinical Chiropractic Biomechanics Seminar (Orthotics)
2008Cleveland Clinic Canada: Endurance Athlete Symposium
2007Shockwave Therapy: Information and Training Session
2007Meditech: Low Intensity Laser Therapy Information and Training Session
2007Clinical Management & Adjusting Seminar
2007Jedi Adjusting Seminar
2006The TMJ to Toes Workshop
2006Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique: Track 1
2005Motion Palpation Institute (MPI): Cervicals and Thoracics
2005SWIS (Society of Weight Training Injury Specialists) Symposium
2005Motion Palpation Institute (MPI): Lumbar Spine and Pelvis (Spine 1)

Community Involvement

2016-18Ottawa Network for Education – OttawaReads Program volunteer
2012-20SchoolBOX Volunteer
2011-19FC Capital United Soccer Club – Club Secretary
2010-12FC Capital United – Coach, ’00/’01 Girls Soccer Teams
2010-12Ontario Soccer Association – Team Therapist: Provincial Satellite Program and R5 Girls & Boys Regional Teams