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Meet Dr. Katharine du Quesnay

Do Children Have Challenges Too? You Bet!

Looking back, I had challenges children shouldn’t have; migraines, back pain, “growing pains”, abdominal pain, knee and foot pain. Children with pain seldom realize it’s not normal. They are often so exuberant, about school, sports, life in general, that they just don’t let many things get in the way. Sometimes it’s difficult to know how much they may be “tolerating”. Today, I recognize how common it is for kids, and grown-up kids, to put up with all sorts of “stuff”.

During University A Classmate suggested I see a Chiropractor

It was during university exams in the mid 80’s, when I was in obvious pain, that a classmate insisted I see her chiropractor. She was convincing enough that I went. That was the first time I remember hearing the word “chiropractic”. I later learned that my father had had amazing results with a chiropractor. How could I not have known?

Enjoyment of sciences, sports, and an admiration for the human capacity to adapt, had previously been leading me to Sports Medicine. A series of minor disasters made it impossible for me to arrive to write my MCAT (Medial College Admissions Test), and I was granted six months until the next test date. That’s when I reconsidered where I was going with my career.

Applying For Chiropractic College

In those six months, primarily through my own chiropractor, I gained a deeper appreciation of the principles of how the body heals, adapts and reaches it’s potential. Applying these fundamental principles came so naturally and led to my own experience of an improved quality of life. I recognized that chiropractic with its emphasis on vitality and living was much more what I was seeking than studying sickness, injury, disease, drugs or surgery. Before my six month re-test date, I decided to apply for Chiropractic College instead and declined to sit for my MCATs; a decision that changed the course of my life.

Dr Katharine and her family

Dr. Katharine du Quesnay’s Family Practice

My Chiropractic practice has been in Brooklin since 1995, and the town has grown from a population of about 1500 to it’s current size. My husband Alain and I built our home and my current office in Brooklin in 2007. We are part of the neighbourhood fabric, knowing many of the local merchants, business owners and employees, we walk our dogs through Brooklin and see familiar faces (on two and four legs), we run into people and chat about mutual friends and connections we discover, our incorrectly addressed mail still somehow finds its way to our mailbox. We have been so grateful to be part of this community. Brooklin is changing, as all things do, but has retained the character and charm that drew me here in 1995, and eventually our family in 2007.

Alain and I are both active and when we aren’t at home or work, you can often find us on a tennis court, a pickleball court, the golf courses, the baseball diamonds, a volleyball court, in the garden or just out walking the dogs in Brooklin. I’ve done my share of traveling, and intend to do more, but there aren’t any other people I’d rather be serving or anywhere else I’d rather come home to.

Vitality enhances life on every level.

The ability to remain active and vibrant keeps us motivated and engaged in life. Life’s too short not to be your best and it may seem too long if you aren’t. I believe most of us would willingly invest time, energy and resources to help ensure future health, if we confidently knew how. People can do a lot of risky things when they are coming from a fearful, illness avoidance place.  I have come to find we achieve more with an inspired roadmap that is in keeping with our values. I’m grateful to be able to help people live that process.

Among the habits that I value in my life are regular physical and social activity, reading, ongoing learning in many forms, conditioning through stretching/yoga/Pilates/walking/playing, massage, meditation and prayer, staying connected to the earth through things like gardening, choosing sustainability where possible, sound nutritional practices (this one especially is a work in progress) and of course, regular chiropractic care which has been the glue that enriches all my other efforts.

Can we help you?

If you have questions, have been referred or otherwise inspired to talk to us, give Dr. Katharine du Quesnay in Brooklin a call, or email us using the link below and we’ll arrange a time to explore your unique situation. We look forward to meeting you in person and discovering how we can help you.


Dr. Katharine du Quesnay | (905) 655-8469