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Meet Dr. Barry Gjerdrum

Chiropractor SE Calgary, Dr. Barry GjerdrumThe Path to Becoming a Chiropractor

Born and raised in Calgary, Dr. Barry attended the University of Calgary. While he was fascinated by studying the human body, he wasn’t sure what avenue he would take after graduation. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the university in 1991.

One day, a friend from an exercise physiology class told Dr. Barry that he should meet her husband, a chiropractor. “I gave the typical response, ‘I don’t get headaches or neck pain.'” Dr. Barry decided, however, to meet with him anyway.

The chiropractor talked about posture and function, and Dr. Barry was amazed by what he heard. He told Dr. Barry that Palmer College of Chiropractic West representatives were coming to the office for an information night. Dr. Barry attended and signed up for chiropractic school.

Obtaining a Chiropractic Education

In 1995, Dr. Barry graduating from Palmer West. In 1996, he was licensed and ready to practice. He moved to Seattle, where he owned and operated a chiropractic wellness center for 18 years. In addition to his Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Barry has the following certifications:

  • Webster
  • Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner (CCWP)

Experiencing the Benefits of Chiropractic

Just as Dr. Barry loves helping others, he also experienced the healing power of chiropractic. Growing up playing hockey, skiing and doing triathlons, he was often injured and run down. Dr. Barry had difficulty recovering from races. “I thought, ‘I’m healthy and fit, but pay the price every time I try to do something active.’” After getting under chiropractic care, he soon found that his health in general improved. Dr. Barry recovered faster, healed easier and rarely got sick anymore.
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Coming Home to a Wellness Community

By the end of 2014, it was time for Dr. Barry to return home, so he packed up his family and returned to Calgary, where he has settled back into life amongst family and old friends. With his return, he brings his experience and skill to the thriving family practice here at Chaparral Chiropractic Wellness Centre.

For Dr. Barry, it was a dream come true to partner with Dr. Mark, who shares his same core values of promoting optimal health and wellness through chiropractic care. They also share the same dedication to caring for families.

Enjoying an Active Life

Dr. Barry remains active in his wellness pursuits, playing hockey, skiing, biking and doing CrossFit. He regularly speaks on health and wellness topics and prides himself on living the lifestyle he empowers others to live. He has three sons, all of whom are active in various sports. Dr. Barry also coaches his son’s hockey team.

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Dr. Barry Gjerdrum | (403) 201-9991