I began my career in chiropractic years ago as a patient...suffering and in pain every day. I had no idea what was wrong and why nothing seemed to help. I had every medical test and lab exam possible, and the results all came back...normal.
How can you be normal when you know that something is not right?
Lucky for me, someone referred me to her doctor. A chiropractor. I'd never heard of chiropractic before (don't laugh - it was the early 90's!), but I was ready to do anything that might help.
Needless to say, my experience in chiropractic was life changing. Not only did my pain go away (the problem I knew about), but other things I wasn't expecting improved. I felt happier, I almost never got sick anymore, my periods normalized and my fitness increased tremendously. I was on my way to following in my doctor's footsteps!
Fast forward several years, I graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and earned a post-Doctorate certification in the Webster In-Utero Turning Technique as well as my Fellowship in Pediatric and Pregnancy care from the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association. More importantly, I had a newborn of my own and an amazing chiropractor husband, Dr. Craig Dingman.
Right from the get go, I had a heart for caring for women and children. We are special...we have been uniquely and wonderfully designed to be so complex. I just believe that it takes a woman to really understand the health needs of another woman.
And it takes a mom to understand the heart of another mom.
Elevate Women's Health Centre is devoted to the unique needs of women and children. We are the only women-only health facility anywhere around. We also the only Pediatric & Pregnancy holistic health care centre in the region. With almost 20 years of clinical experience to offer - and almost 20 years of being a mom myself! - you're in GREAT hands.
here's what you can expect...
We are known in our community for our thorough and systematic approach. I want to make sure I can help you and that Elevate Women's Health Centre is the right fit for you!
We begin with a consultation and case review so I can learn more about your concerns and health goals. At this point, I will determine if an examination is warranted. If an examination is recommended and you would like to proceed, an extensive NeuroStructural examination will be performed. All data will be collected and analyzed.
Once your results are analyzed and your specific health goals are reviewed, your doctor will review your results with you. If a core problem is present, a customized plan of action will be presented to you.
My Approach to Chiropractic Adjusting...
Whether you are 2 days old or 102 years old, my approach is the same...gentle, low force adjustments that are just right for YOUR body. Everyone is different. No technique fits everyone.
One of the benefits of being in practice so many years is the ability to have studied many different ways of adjusting. Diversified, Thompson Drop, Activator, Toggle, Gonstead, Webster, SOT, Craniosacral, ART, Cranial Adjusting Turner Style... we will quickly find the adjustment style that will be just right for you.
I look forward to meeting you and your family soon!
Here's What People Have to Say...
"I first met Shawna when I was pregnant with my daughter, who is now 13 years old. Shawna treated me throughout my pregnancy, and adjusted my daughter within days of her birth. Shawna is an incredibly knowledgable and caring chiropractor. She has been a steadfast resource and source of information and guidance for me and my family through a variety of health challenges. And as a mother and businesswoman herself, she understands the many challenges women face on a daily basis. I trust her implicitly, and can’t recommend her highly enough." Toni, Aurora
"Dr Shawna Dingman is always such a pleasure to be around! She is extremely knowledgeable and very much cares for her clients, their families and their health and wellbeing. Her initial chiropractic assessment was thorough and well structured and all results she explained well and ensured we all understood. She explains things in layman’s terms and clearly has a love for what she does. My two daughters, age 9 years and 8 months, and myself are very pleased with our treatment plan and look forward to continuing to work with Dr Dingman." Jaime, Port Perry
"Shawna is passionate about helping women and children truly thrive...She is a highly skilled practitioner who makes you feel at home the moment you meet her." Frances, Aurora
“ I was told by a few people ‘What do you expect? …You’re 77 years old!’ I made the choice to see Shawna for a consultation. My body is responding to treatment and information very well. I’ve learned you’re never too old to get help and change your lifestyle, just make the right choices. I feel so much better! I’m glad I took that first step.” Lois, Port Perry