Chiropractic For Life - Dr. Barbara Smith

Chiropractic For Life

Come and discover the world of holistic mind-body health care!

For over 19 years, Dr Barbara Smith has been serving the many needs of both the corporate and residential area that is Yonge and St Clair. 

Dr Barbara Smith used traditional chiropractic techniques along with current evolving low force techniques like activator methods and KST to name just a few.

To learn more about techniques we offer in our office see our services section.

Dr Barbara Smith is committed to helping people achieve optimal health with emphasis on the whole body according to the needs of each individual patient.

If you have symptoms, i.e. back pain, neck pain, numbness, tingling or joint stiffness we can help!

Our state of the art diagnosis technology is safe and effective for infants, children, pregnant women, and family, with a special interest in women’s health. 


Call the office to book a consultation to determine if chiropractic can help.  Or come to one of our many complimentary classes or events.  Check out our Calendar for more information on what we are offering currently.

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From Dramatic Above-Ice Aerials to Chiropractic

In one sense, Dr. Barbara Smith literally “fell” into chiropractic as her chosen career field.

At the age of 9, Barbara decided that she wanted to be a professional figure skater.  With her characteristic enthusiasm and determination, she worked hard to develop her skating until, at only seventeen, her dreams were realized when she earned a role in the Ice Capades. 

Tragically, Barbara suffered a major fall during one of her shows.  While performing a dramatic maneuver forty feet in the air, her safety harness broke and she plummeted to the unforgiving ice below.  Thus, her skating career was prematurely terminated. 

Fortunately, Barbara’s recuperation and reflection period included an excellent series of chiropractic adjustments which helped her to make a complete physical recovery. 

And so, moved by her experiences and sheer determination, the twenty-three-year-old Barbara packed her bags and left for Dalhousie University with the long-term plan of becoming a chiropractor in order to help others just as she had been helped.  It was seven years (and much hard work) that later she received her license to practice from the CMCC.

What to expect:

At your first visit:

We require you to fill out our patient forms. Please download them from our website!

Consultation: Next you will have a consultation with Dr. Barbara Smith

to determine if chiropractic can help you and meet your goals.

Exam: If Dr. Barbara Smith decides she can help you she will perform a

neurological, orthopedic and a chiropractic exam.

X-rays: If x-rays are indicated she will discuss this with you. X-rays can help to confirm your diagnosis and improve results with your personal treatment plan.


At your 2nd visit:

Dr. Barbara Smith will go over your report of finding and discuss recommendations for care.



Dr. Barbara Smith uses diversified and low force techniques, such as Activator Methods and Koren Specific Technique (KST) to adjust and correct Subluxations.

What to expect after your first adjustment:

Although the adjustments don't take long to do, your body will be processing your first adjustment for several hours. You may feel no change, relaxed, or experience some soreness before you feel better. These are all normal responses and will vary between patients.

Types of Care:

Relief Care

Corrective Care

Strengthening and Maintenance Care


Chiropractic Low Force Techiques

Activator Methods:

This requires a hand held instrument that has been specifically designed to deliver a controlled light thrust.  Activator adjustments are specific and suitable for all types of patients ranging from newborns to seniors.

Network Spinal Analysis:

NSA is an exciting, new development in chiropractic associated with long-term benefits in health, emotional state and quality of life.  It is a safe, gentle and effective approach for everyone. 

Koren Specific Technique:

This is a low force specific technique that gently corrects spinal & structural systems.  It also has a protocol for cranial bone adjusting.  KST can be used standing, sitting or laying down. 


Diagnostic Testing

Surface EMG:

A spinal scan helps us to detect areas of nerve interference.  It also allows us to document and monitor your results.  These tests do not hurt and do not utilize any needles, electric shock or heat.  With spinal scans, you are able to see the changes.  It will be easier to understand the amount and type of care you need to benefit long term. 

Gait Scan:

The Gait Scan is a state of the art technology which helps to assess and analyze your feet.  It helps to detect abnormal foot alignment and gait issues which could be corrected with custom made orthotics. 


Complimentary Classes

20 Minutes to Health:

This is a health and wellness workshop recommended by Dr. Barbara Smith.   Attendance is required in the first month of care. Our clinic focuses on education.  Research shows that a teaching environment is safest and best for results. You may bring a loved one, friend or co-worker to this workshop.

Workshops are every Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Chiropractic for Life. Come and learn how to get well and stay well.  Please register at the front desk.

Stretch Classes:

On Mondays at 12:30pm, Dr. Barbara Smith does a complimentary stretch class for her patients and their guests. If you would like to attend this class please register with the front desk.

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43 Alvin Avenue ,
Toronto, ON, M4T 2A7



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