Quinte Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic - Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care and Spinal Adjustments, (also known Spinal Manipulative Therapy), were first pioneered over a hundred years ago as a method of manually improving how the spine worked. The theory was that misaligned vertebrae placed pressure on spinal nerves, thereby affecting the many different functions in the body controlled by those nerves. By correcting the spinal misalignment, the nervous system could work properly again. Chiropractors also placed a strong emphasis on the philosophy of Prevention - if the body was working optimally, then we wouldn't get sick.

Over time Chiropractors became known as spinal experts and what we often describe as a cross between a Mechanic and a Neurologist. Chiropractors manipulate not just the spine, but other joints such as the shoulder, hip or knee, using a variety of adjusting techniques, soft tissue treatments. They also prescribe condition specific exercises, to assist in recovery and help prevent injury recurrence. Chiropractic has evolved to include 5 different Specialties in Canada that reflects the diversity of skills and training with Colleges in the fields of Rehabilitation, Orthopedics, Clinical Research, Radiology and Sports Sciences.

After completing his Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph in 1987 with a focus on Human Biology and Kinetics, Dr Bardwell attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where he graduated with Clinic and Academic Honours in 1991. Dr Bardwell then worked at clinics in both England and Toronto, before taking over the Belleville office of Dr Michael Regan in 1995 and starting the Quinte Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic.

In addition to his extensive chiropractic training, Dr Bardwell is Fellow in the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences and is certified in Medical Acupuncture by the AFCI and CAMA, through the University of Toronto and McMaster University respectfully, and has completed Concussion Management training through both the Shift Concussion Management Program and ImPACT Concussion Testing. Dr Bardwell is also the Head Trainer for the Belleville Minor Hockey Association and serves as a member on the OMHA Trainer Technical Committee and the Frontenac Zone Ski Patrol.

Because of the range of techniques offered at the QCSI, we treat a variety of ages and a variety of conditions - from Sports Injuries to MVA's to Repetitive Strain Injuries and Ergonomic related problems. This includes ergonomic assessments in the workplace or home to ensure correct body posture. If you have any questions about what we can do, please contact us.


Let us customize a plan for you.

At Quinte Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic we believe in your treatment as a progression from passive treatments to more active, self-directed forms of care involving stretching and strengthening exercises.