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Dr. Dawn McElgunn completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of California Berkley, and her Doctor of Chiropractic in 2003 from Life Chiropractic College West. Additionally, Dr. McElgunn received her Fellowship in Nutrition and Anti-aging from RenaiSante Institute of Integrative Medicine. Most recently, her certificate in Advanced Nutritional Medicine from the Global Integrative Medicine Academy
Dr. McElgunn has worked with Meschino Health and Adeeva Nutraceuticals as a facilitator for professional and consumer seminars throughout Canada and the United States. These seminars featured evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle strategies targeting longevity, prevention and management of chronic degenerative disease. During this time she received extensive training in Natural and Integrative medicine
Individualized care is crucial to the healing process, and in this way Dr. McElgunn prioritizes customized treatment protocols. Dr. McElgunn regularly updates her skills and techniques in order to provide her patients with the best care possible. Dr. McElgunn has received extra training in numerous soft tissue and chiropractic techniques, such as ART,Gua sha, IMS and advanced training in Spinal Stenosis, a unique treatment approach combines manual therapy, special exercises, body re-positioning and self management strategies.
Dr. McElgunn holds chiropractic licenses in Hawaii, Colorado, Ontario, and British Columbia, and is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Canadian Chiropractic Association, and the British Columbia Chiropractic Association. She brings over a decade of clinical experience to the Victoria community.
Dr. McElgunn is currently accepting new paitents at Geometry Integrated Health in Victoria BC.
I have been to many chiropractors through the years with varying degrees of successful results, that is until I had the opportunity to be treated by Dr. Dawn McElgunn. She takes the time to evaluate your needs thoroughly before she treats you, and then uses her vast knowledge and techniques to properly treat you in a manner that gets results. This is a practitioner that REALLY cares about your wellbeing.
~ J. Lawson
I visited Dr. Dawn for the first time recently and was very impressed. I have been to many chiropractors over the years and have always felt rushed and not important. Not with Dr. Dawn, she took her time, was very thorough and explained everything to me and even gave some exercises to take home with me. By far the best experience I've ever had with a chiropractor. Thanks Dr. Dawn, I will be back.
Dr. Dawn is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and personable. I first saw her for back and neck pain and things eased up right away. She doesn't rush appointments and isn't pushy about coming in for long-term weekly appointments. I like that she uses a wide variety of techniques and teaches take-home therapeutic exercises. Overall she is very respectful, caring, and attentive. I now regularly see her for preventative monthly 'tune-up' appointments and I always look forward to them!
SOFT TISSUE WORK
Chiropractors are experts in the assessment and treatment of the entire neuromusculoskeletal system using a drug free approach. Dr. McElgunn combines soft tissue treatments, spinal and other joint adjustments, therapeutic exercises, and lifestyle management strategies in her comprehensive treatment approach.
All treatments are specifically tailored to individual needs identifying and treating the root cause, not just treating the symptoms .Dr McElgunn provides complete diagnostic exams and personalizes your care for your specific needs and goals using a variety of cutting edge chiropractic techniques.
Damage of the soft tissue from repetitive movements, overuse, tears or micro trauma causes a build up of scar tissue. This scar tissue causes tightness, leading to a decrease of mobility and strength, nerve entrapments and chronic pain.
Prior to the adjustment of the spine and other joints, Dr. McElgunn will perform extensive soft tissue work which entails manipulation of muscles, connective tissue/fascia, tendons and ligaments. Depending on your injury a variety of treatments may be used such as Active Release Technique, Gua Sha, Myofacial therapy, percussion, PNF stretching as well as Tens, IMS. and IFC. Treating the soft tissue is crucial to break down adhesion's, release cytotoxins, decrease inflammation, and stimulate blood flow allowing injured tissue to heal.
After your diagnosis and individualized treatment you will be given injury specific exercises and management protocol which can be done in the comfort of your own home. These therapeutic rehabilitation exercises and modifications improve mobility, strength, function, reduce symptoms and speed healing.
DIET & LIFESTYLE
Dr. McElgunn has additional training in nutritional supplementation and natural medicine, and received a Fellowship in Nutrition and Anti-aging Medicine, and Certificate in Advanced Nutritional Medicine
Dr. McElgunn works alongside Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners,Acupuncturist, herbalists and massage therapists . She understands the importance of integrative medicine, and values collaborating with your entire healthcare team.