Our Licensed Chiropractors
Dr. Patrick Hewitt, Licensed Chiropractor
The clinic is pleased to introduce Dr. Pat Hewitt who has joined the team at Massage Addict Ancaster. Dr. Pat completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 1985.
He became a Chiropractor because he wanted to be someone who assists patients' natural ability to be well and someone who could help deliver uncomplicated solutions to common problems.
His Chiropractic care is a hands-on "old school" adjustment-based approach centred on the removal of fixation/restrictions in the spine, pelvis and peripheral joints which have lead to painful compensations in posture and function and ultimately, "ill" health. His aim is to perform the fewest number of adjustments in the fewest places, the fewest number of times to maximize patient outcomes and help keep them well.
He is a member in good standing with the CMCC, The OCA (Ontario Chiropractic Association), The COC (College of Chiropractors) Ontario, The CCA (Canadian Chiropractic Association) and The CCPA (Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association).
His goal is to find a way to make a positive contribution to your health experiences at Massage Addict.
He reminds everyone that Chiropractors are primary contact health professionals in Canada and that you do not need a referral to see a Chiropractor.
Dr. Manuel Gil, Licensed Chiropractor
Dr. Manuel Gil graduated with highest honours in 2013 from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. During his undergraduate years, he volunteered at the Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Center as a chiropractic assistant which sparked his interest in the profession.
Dr. Gil started chiropractic school in 2014, winning the R. Lloyd Pennington Memorial award for the highest admission score and the CMCC Entrance Scholarship for the highest GPA upon admission. While he was completing his chiropractic studies, he held leadership positions on several committees, most notably the Student Canadian Chiropractic Association where he sat as vice-president and subsequently president. He graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2018.
Dr. Gil has several years of experience treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, and has special interest in treating sports injuries, having volunteered his expertise for a local semi-pro football team. He has advanced training in instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy and enjoys incorporating deep tissue work along with his adjustments.
In his spare time, Dr. Gil enjoys hiking with his wife, spending time with his family, and cooking.