Dr. Julie Doobay – 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.