Having several physicians in my family, medicine was a natural choice as a career. However, my experience with natural health showed me that my passion lay elsewhere. In 2004, while at a weekend job, I began having a 80% blacking out of my vision. This was followed by a throbbing headache and nausea unlike anything I had ever experienced before. Fortunately, I had a fantastic team of health care providers that, after thorough testing, concluded that I was suffering from classic migraines. I couldn’t understand why I had these horrible types of headaches despite my healthy eating choices, exercise and an overall balanced lifestyle. Medically, the only option involved heavy duty migraine drugs that only helped relieve some of the symptoms. It was some two years later with the help of a chiropractor that I had complete relief of the migraines. I later learned that my upper neck mechanics were the cause of my specific headaches. Having had this experience turned chiropractic from a profession to a passion.
Education & Training
I completed a 4 year bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology & Health Science from YORK University in Toronto. This degree heavily perked up my interest in natural health, nutrition and healing. Along the way, I picked up courses that taught me how to use nutritional supplements to aid in the healing process.
I chose to study at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic for my Doctor of Chiropractic (NZCC) degree. I was their first Canadian to graduate and practice in Canada! The program there was unique and thorough. The approach we learned was a patient centered approach that involved working together with all necessary health providers to give the best care possible. NZCC gave me an education that allowed me to stand out as chiropractor and to be a professional that puts patient service above all else.
One of my values is service to the community in which I live. From 2011 to 2016 I ran a weekly pro-bono chiropractic clinic at the AIDS Committee of Ottawa. This was my way of providing care to those that normally could not access much needed chiropractic care.
Click Here to see Dr Brar’s profile piece on his volunteer work in the community done by the Ontario Chiropractic Association.
I also volunteer periodically at the Arthritis Society of Ottawa and help my community by doing health lectures and talks on arthritis, nutrition and overall health maintenance at the local library.
Thank you for your time. I hope to serve you soon.