Since its inception in 1985, Downsview Chiropractic was inspired by the idea of respecting our patient’s desire for health information and their desire for partnering in the decision making process. After all, we are here to help you with your health goals. Our clinic grew on these ideas, and eventually our founder, Dr. Rafi Preter, pursued an opportunity to take this successful practice model overseas.
Dr. Michael Brickman (1965-2004) acquired the clinic in 1992. He was driven to help as many families as possible access the benefits of chiropractic care so that they may live happier, healthier and more productive lives. He made the clinic a high-energy positive environment; and a home for both staff and patients. His list of accomplishments as a leader in the profession is long. He sat on Provincial and International Boards. He helped to represent Chiropractic at the United Nations, and he helped to bring an international representation of Chiropractic to Toronto. But mostly, he will be remembered for his warmth, humor, and ability to help each person leave feeling better than when they arrived.
Having first joined the clinic in 1995, Dr. Joel Weisberg’s role grew from student, to intern, to clinician, to eventually assuming the duties of Clinic Director. In 2007 Dr Weisberg received the prestigious Heart and Hands Award, representing doctors who “embody a generous and giving spirit (the Heart) and a remarkable passion and dedication to the precepts of chiropractic (the Hands)”. It is this passion that Dr. Weisberg shares with everyone who encounters Downsview Chiropractic.
To our patients, we are most renowned for offering patient-centered healthcare of clinical excellence in an environment of exceptional personal service. We have been given an award from the Toronto Community News - North York Mirror every year since 2005.
Having worked extensively with various charitable organizations, our community knows that we actively seek ways that are larger scope to help people live happier, healthier, more productive lives. In fact, in 2008 we were invited to pilot a clinic at the Toronto Military Family Resource Centre.
By mentoring students and interns at Downsview Chiropractic, helping to pilot a Provincial Mentoring program, hosting local meetings and guest speakers, and involvement in Provincial National, and International roles, we are recognized as having a special interest in helping future, new and veteran chiropractors achieve the same successes with their patients as we have.
I have learned far more about my injuries and will even adapt practices into my "ordinary" routine to maintain my strength - Darryl B.
I have been impressed over and over again with the sincerity and genuine interest in the patient's health - Amanda C.
I have gotten great care for many years - Barry S.
[It is] something that is very important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well as a way to help restore energy to my body - Norma V.
I love chiropractic! It has changed my life and I hope more people choose and enjoy the benefits that I've had! - Antonette A.
No words to describe. Without chiropractic care I would not be able to walk - Ariel A.
Amazing and Go. Plain and simple, it is working - Greg T.
My body loosened up. I saw results on the first day. I can sit and work longer without pain and it has helped me learn to take care of my body - Tina F.
Excellent care, delightful people and advice freely given on general health care - Gill S.
My tension and soreness reduced significantly after the first week - Dusan M.
Life has certainly changed for the better - Annie W.