Dr. Bradley Kennedy

Dr. Bradley Kennedy

Calgary NUCCA Chiropractor, Dr. Bradley Kennedy

Background

I just wish I had known then what I know now. I experienced a decade of unnecessary chronic pain, from an injury that happened slowly over time, doing my favorite activity: competitive swimming.

I started seriously swimming when I was 11 years old, and through my teens I competed all over North America. This was serious fun, and I trained 9 times/week. However, swimming also left me with a severe shoulder injury. As a determined teen, I kept swimming, went to physiotherapy daily, had conventional chiropractic treatment, and routine cortisone injections. All these interventions were directed at treating my symptoms, but no one was able to correct my underlying problem. By age 18, my pain and physical limitations were so severe that I had to stop competing, and give up my aspirations as a swimmer.

During my early 20’s, I sought out alternative ways to care for my pain and injury. This ultimately guided my first career as a Registered Massage Therapist. I worked in a NUCCA chiropractic clinic, and one of the doctors offered to assess my chronic shoulder injury. At first I was skeptical, but when he explained the mechanics of this technique, it made perfect sense. I was eager to see if this gentle adjustment would indeed fix my problem at the source. I had regular NUCCA adjustments, and within 6 weeks, I was pain free. Moreover, I was so inspired and convinced from this personal experience, that I decided to pursue NUCCA chiropractic as my career.


Education

I became a Registered Massage Therapist in 1993, pursued undergraduate studies in natural science, and then graduated in 2002 from Life Chiropractic College West in California. I chose this school because I was impressed with the knowledgeable chiropractors teaching the program, and the emphasis on applying my learning to clinical care. I’m fully trained in the NUCCA adjusting procedures, and have post-graduate training in Applied Kinesiology.  I am honoured to be haumana (student) of my Kumu (teacher) Lomilomi, Elder Francine Dudoit Tagupa, Director Traditional Hawaiian Healing, Waikiki Health Center. Lomilomi is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice integrating spiritual health, bodywork and energy flow. Lomilomi is practiced with the spirit of aloha (love) and care of life force (mana) to restore balance (pono).


Fitness and Family

Some activities that help me stay healthy include yoga and road biking. I’m able to maintain my fitness with regular NUCCA care. Now that I’m able to swim again, I’ve completed several triathlons, including 3 Ironman races. My wife Andrea and I like to run, hike and snowshoe together. She’s a nursing professor at Mount Royal University. We have 2 energetic teenagers who make sure that our life is never boring. We have 2 large affectionate dogs, and a cat who wishes that the dogs were somewhere else. Even with our busy family life, we stay balanced by making time for each other, and for ourselves.


Dr. Bradley Kennedy is a licensed Calgary chiropractor with the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors: License ACAC 1418. His chiropractic specialization is the NUCCA Upper Cervical Technique.

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