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Dr. Karen A. Smith, DC

Living Through Pain

Chiropractor Halifax Dr. Karen SmithAfter many years of playing competitive sports as a child and teenager, Dr. Karen began suffering from back pain around age 15. At that time, she explored several healthcare options without success. Due to her back pain, she was told that if she played university volleyball she would not be able to walk by the time she turned 30.

After hearing this, she decided to give Chiropractic care a try, and her results were amazing, allowing her to play varsity Volleyball for Dalhousie.

An even more impressive feat? She has surpassed 30 and had 2 children —with no back pain!

Choosing Chiropractic Care

Dr. Karen chose to become a Chiropractor because of the significant impact Chiropractic care had not just on her back, but her overall health. In fact, Dr. Doug was her first Chiropractor and it was his passion that also inspired her to become a chiropractor.

Dr. Karen chose to further her education by graduating from Dalhousie University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Since, she’s graduated with honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) where she served as Co-President of the Paediatrics Club.

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Paediatrics, Female Health & Pregnancy

Dr. Karen has always had a special interest in paediatrics, female health and pregnancy. Now that she’s a mother, this passion has intensified. To be able to help more pregnant women and families, she’s taken extra training in paediatrics and prenatal care including obtaining her Certificate of Proficiency in the Webster Technique which is used specifically for pregnant women. She’s also fully certified in the Thompson Technique. As a lifelong learner, she continues to further her knowledge by attending various courses and seminars. She is currently pursuing a diplomate certification through ICPA.

Helping All Patients Achieve Their Goals in Health

At Clayton Park Chiropractic Centre, we believe all aspects of health need to be addressed to achieve these goals which is why we may include adjustments and /or mobilizations of the spine and extremities, contemporary medical acupuncture (including electro-acupuncture), soft tissue therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, lifestyle and nutritional counseling and custom orthotics as part of our treatment plan.

At Home with Dr. Karen

When she isn’t helping patients reach their health goals in the practice, Dr. Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters in outdoor activities including sports. Dr. Karen and her family also enjoy traveling, cycling, cooking healthy meals, and leading an overall active life. Dr. Karen’s daughters have even been under chiropractic care within moments of being born!


Get to know more about Dr. Karen by scheduling your appointment with Clayton Park Chiropractic Centre today. We look forward to meeting you!

Dr. Karen Smith | (902) 443-5669