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Meet Dr. Matthew Hannikainen

I knew from a young age that I wanted to be involved in health care. I wanted to help others and make a difference in someone’s life so that they in turn could help someone.

I spent many years trying to decide which avenue to pursue: medicine, dentistry, nursing, health care coordinator, but nothing had resonated with me…nothing had changed me personally so how I could I put my passion into something that hadn’t inspired passion in me. In the summer of 1999, after returning home from The University of Western Ontario, I suffered an injury to my back. I was so debilitated that my parents had to tie my shoes and put on my socks.

I sought conventional medical treatment and after receiving a brief exam of the area (brief being a generous term), I was prescribed muscle relaxants to “fix” my problem and was sent on my way. I followed all the instructions exactly and found myself in a stupor and bed-ridden for two weeks without any resolution.

It was at this point that my mother, who was a nurse, recommended that I go to our local chiropractor. I was extremely skeptical about chiropractic, but seeing no resolution to my agony I decided to give it a shot.

I went into the Riverfront Chiropractic Centre, and received a thorough and complete examination of my spine and nervous system. This was my first meeting with the doctor who would change my life and lead me to my future passion.


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Dr. Kelly Kramp sat down with me and told me what was wrong with me, and he explained to me how my spine had become misaligned and was causing disruptions in my nervous system known as Subluxations. I was still skeptical about chiropractic, despite this being one of the few times in my life where a doctor had listened to me and explained to me what my problem was and how they were going to fix it.


I then received my first adjustment. I was so amazed by the adjustment!  It wasn’t until I had reached the front reception did it even dawn on me….I was walking! I regained all my mobility…in ONE ADJUSTMENT!  It was then I realized there was something to this chiropractic thing. I went back to Dr. Kramp, and listened intently to what he said.


Hearing Dr. Kramp talk about the nervous system and how the body has an Innate ability to heal itself that I KNEW, I had to become a Chiropractor.Following the completion of my degree at The University of Western Ontario, I went to Life Chiropractic College West in California. I went to LCCW on the advice of Dr. Kramp where he said I would receive the best chiropractic education possible to become an amazing Chiropractor.


While at school, I was able to witness miracles that I continue to witness today in our office. I even had the honour of participating in a chiropractic mission trip to El Salvador where I was able to both witness and deliver miracles through the power of the Chiropractic Adjustment.

It is with all my energy and passion that I dedicated myself to my patients and strive every day to give them the highest quality care so that they can have the ability to express their optimum life potential. 

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