Jeff was born in South Africa and moved to Stratford with his parents, twin brother, and sister as a young child. Community is important to Jeff, and his strong ties to Stratford and surrounding areas as a youth involved in various athletic and arts activities has evolved to bustling practices which have grown largely through word-of-mouth.
Jeff completed his Bachelors of Science degree at the University of Waterloo, and graduated cum laude with his Doctor of Chiropractic from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto. His commitment to providing comprehensive treatment led to the completion of his post-graduate Clinical Sciences Fellowship Program which involved lecturing/teaching and research, and clinical rotations at the Chedoke-McMaster and Sunnybrook hospitals. Jeff was mentored by and co-authored a research paper with world-renowned chronic pain specialist Dr. Eldon Tunks at Chedoke-McMaster Hospital, and worked with the world-renowned biomechanics professor Dr. Stuart McGill at the University of Waterloo's Kinesiology and Biomechanics laboratory.
Jeff's extensive training and post-graduate education enables him to integrate a variety of treatment options for patients seeking acute and chronic pain relief as well as maintenance/preventative care:
After practicing locally in the Stratford and Waterloo area for two years, Jeff realized his dream of opening an integrated chiropractic clinic with The Stratford Health and Wellness Centre in 1999. Jeff's reputation as a leader in chiropractic and alternative health care spread, and a second clinic, The Stonetown Health and Wellness Centre opened in 2011 in St Marys. Jeff is committed to providing each individual with integrity, and excellence in chiropractic and alternative health care for many years to come.
Jeff's patients include the elderly, children and babies, expectant mothers, and elite performers and athletes, and he experiences a great deal of personal and professional satisfaction hearing about patients' improved functioning at work and home, and watching patients "killing" it on the Stratford Festival stage.
Both Stratford & Stonetown Health and Wellness Centres continue to build upon their strong reputation as an evidence-based, patient centered and results orientated facilities, and are Stratford and St. Mary's trusted and reliable choice for chiropractic, acupuncture, rehabilitative physical therapy and soft tissue injury management.
Jeff lives with his wife, 3 children, 2 dogs and bearded dragon "Buddy." He is an outdoors man who enjoys playing piano, staying fit, cooking, and supporting the arts in his community.