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Dr. Amanda Chan

Neuro vs. Traditional Chiropractic

Dr. Amanda is a neuro chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.

Currently, most conventional chiropractors focus on goals like decreasing muscular spasm, increasing range of motion and temporary reducing pain through spinal manipulation, often with the help of various therapies. These are all excellent goals and many chiropractors are good at helping people in this way.

If, however, your condition is related to neuro abnormality in the spine, then you may require someone who focuses on the area of new chiropractic.

Dr. Amanda Chan practices a unique approach called neuro-optimization.

If the amount of electricity running through the wires in your house were too high, would it be reasonable to suggest that your lights could burn out faster or your appliances be less efficient?

Do you think over time that you may actually have to replace faulty major appliances as a result of this abnormal electrical current?

Similar to the wiring in your house, your body has ‘wires’ that deliver information throughout. When there is too much or too little ‘current’, neuro abnormalities can occur. My goal is to look for underlying neuro abnormalities which can cause many secondary conditions or symptoms.

Who I Help

My purpose is to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to correct neuro abnormalities, which are abnormal physical, emotional and mental tension patterns found throughout the spine.

I focus on Neuro-Optimization. I use gentle, light-touch and precise techniques as opposed to the customary high velocity chiropractic technique you are accustomed to. Neuro-optimization is a unique approach in chiropractic where the focus is on providing you with the strongest foundation possible.

I want you to feel cared for and nurtured, which is why I provide you with:

  • A detailed complimentary consultation designed to make sure we are well informed about
    your health concerns and that you are also informed about the care that we provide.
  • A thorough examination with objective tests to determine your health status and what may
    be the underlying cause of your health issues.
  • A period of care that is tailored to your specific needs, in which we also teach you ways to
    self-heal and make your life better.

What are Secondary Conditions?

What are Secondary Conditions?
What Do You Need To Know Before My Examination?

Traditional healthcare approaches typically loo at managing secondary conditions or symptoms, rather than focusing on the underlying cause.

From our previous example if there was too much current in your home, the traditional healthcare approach would be to replace the burnt light bulbs and appliances. However, that will not correct the problem, if the problem was due to an abnormal current.

Secondary conditions are symptoms that are a result of the underlying primary condition of neuro abnormality. Here, we help you to correct the underlying primary condition so the problem doesn’t keep coming back.

Common secondary symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Neck pain
  • Balance problems
  • Poor posture
  • Lack of energy
  • Lack of focus
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Low back pain
  • Upset stomach
  • General aches and pains

    Neuro abnormalities happen when your spine is shifted from its normal place. No one is perfect. If you’re a little of, it’s not a big deal. If there is a moderate shift, it’s a serious issue and has to be addressed.

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Everything you need to know before your exam will be covered during our (complimentary) consultation. Following the consultation, you will have the opportunity to undergo a complete neuro chiropractic examination.

The exam is performed by the doctor wo identify the presence of neuro abnormality and your current state of health.

The exam will include:

  • Neuro distribution
  • Neuro surface scan
  • Neuro subsystem scan
  • Orthopedic and Neurological testing

These tests are painless and will allow us to determine the appropriate care for you. Please avoid consuming caffeine for at least 3-4 hours prior to your exam.

After the examination, if the presence of neuro abnormality is confirmed, a follow-up conference will be scheduled where your results will be explained along with recommendations and options for care.

What Are My Treatment Options?

Common solutions are offered by both medical and natural health practitioners. Most providers are focused on managing pain and secondary conditions.

If, during your consultation or exam, the doctor finds that what we do isn’t the best option for you, or if additional care is needed, then you will be referred to the appropriate professional. It is my intent to ensure that your needs are met and that you will be put in the right hands.



When BioHeal Ottawa was originally being conceived, the feature we most desired was to assemble a team of senior practitioners with diverse experience, a keen sense of professional curiosity and a driving desire to help people recover.

In the hectic pace of building the clinic, our crowning achievement was that we succeeded wildly with the team that came together to form BioHeal Ottawa. All of the services provided by our doctors and healers complement each other. We encourage you to discover the depth of the BioHeal team’s experience.

Dr. Marie Matheson

Naturopathic Doctor, clinic co-founder

Dr. Jesse Pierce

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Amanda Chan DC

A Chiropractor who focuses on Neuro- Optimization

Bryce Matheson

Clinic Director, Co-Founder and PEMF specialist