I first got introduced to chiropractic when I was 18 years old. I did a very messy face plant while water skiing and couldn’t turn my neck the next day. My father had been seeing a chiropractor at the time so he took me to see her. She got my neck mobile again and introduced me to my future career. I will forever be thankful to Dr. Patricia Spratt.
After graduating from Gloucester High School in 1986, I went to Queen’s University, started in Biology and switched to Life Sciences in second year. I graduated with Honours in 1990. In September, it was off to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where I spent the next 4 years. In May, 1994 I graduated with my Doctor of Chiropractic degree Summa Cum Laude with Clinic Honours.
On June 4, 1994 I married my husband, Stephen and later that month, joined Dr. Kathy Wickens’ practice in Perth. I associated with her for the next 8 years and worked part time while I had my three beautiful children, Matthew, Rachel and Seth. In March 2002, I got brave and ventured out on my own to create Johnson Chiropractic Clinic. We spent 10 years downtown on Foster St. before moving in April 2012 to our current beautiful and spacious office on Sproule Rd.
I believe we are all created with our own gifts and talents. If we are healthy in body, mind and spirit our potential is unlimited. For this reason, I have searched and taken a wide variety of courses that can offer people hope for recovery and renewal of these three aspects of health. Our mission is to minimize the Dis-Ease of the nervous system caused by trauma, toxins and thoughts and to maximize well-being. We offer a variety of services and techniques because everyone is unique and heals in their own way. In February, 2017, I realized a goal of mine to become an animal chiropractor. So now, I have extended my services to include both large and small animals! So much fun and so rewarding! I love my job!
Sarah Dunlop (Office Manager) will be that smiling face you see when you enter our office or hear when you call in. She joined the Johnson Chiropractic family in July of 2017, previously working as General Manager at O’Reilly’s Pub here in Perth.
Sarah grew up in this area but travelled most of East Asia for several years. She grew up with a Mother and a “second mother” who believe in opening your mind to healing yourself in alternative ways. She is passionate about natural health, clean eating and being the best she can be.
Sarah and her Husband Scott live just outside of Perth with their fur kid Trooper.
Mary McGuire joined our Johnson Chiropractic team in the Fall of 2018 and she’s thrilled to be here. Mary is originally from Perth, but spent her last four years living in Nova Scotia obtaining her degree. She graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Mary is thrilled to be back in her home town where she can begin putting her skills to use by helping others in the community.
In her spare time Mary enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys baking, gardening, and trying new vegan recipes. Mary is here to offer Laser Therapy and fill in for Sarah whenever she needs a break. She also works on this website, the monthly newsletter and marketing for Johnson Chiropractic.
Please be sure to say ‘Hello’ the next time you’re in!