Owner and Practitioner
Dr. Julie Doobay is a wellness-focused Chiropractor whose personal journey to becoming a chiropractor is a unique and powerful story about learning to trust in the restorative capacity of the human body and in the power of focus and determination to overcome incredible odds.
In 2004, while on the path to her dream of becoming a chiropractor, during her last year of chiropractic college, a debilitating brain infection left Dr. Doobay in a hospital bed, a quadriplegic, on a respirator and eating from a feeding tube. Her aspirations to be a chiropractor were cut short and all her attention was focused on survival and recovery. Doctors told her family that she likely would not live, but she defied their prognosis. She was told she’d never walk again. It took five long years of intensive therapy, pain, frustration and effort, but once again, she proved them wrong as her capacity and mobility went from being bed-ridden, to a wheelchair, to a walker, to a cane, to independent walking. She was advised that she should give up on her dream to be a chiropractor, but in 2009, after 5 years of absence from school, she returned to Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College to complete her degree. In June 2010, she graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
For five years, doctors, nurses, specialists and others told her what she could not do, but Dr. Doobay chose to believe in, and act upon, the strength and power of an inner voice that said, “That is NOT okay with me!” Her sheer desire to live what she envisioned as a meaningful life enabled her to overcome limitations, both physical and emotional, that would have defeated most people.
Upon graduation in 2010, Dr. Doobay chose to specialize in Network Spinal Analysis chiropractic care and to focus on helping others to achieve a greater sense of well-being and to realize they can be so much more than what they believe is possible. In just a few short years of working with patients at BodyMind Wellness Studio, Dr. Doobay purchased the practice and now brings her unique passion, perspective and vision to the Studio.
Every day, her story, her courage, her compassion and her ability to help others to see what is possible is a source of inspiration to those who work with her. And every day, her passion and commitment to enable people to “Discover your will, raise your standards, and make life worth living” is renewed by the healing and progress she sees in those under her care.