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Kelowna Chiropractor : Dr. Raymond J Roy

“Wow, I Had No Idea!”

When I was first introduced to Chiropractic I had no idea that it was so big. I had no idea that Chiropractors worked with the nervous system, and that the nervous system controlled all functions of the body. I guess that’s why they say, “Healthy Spine, Healthy Life”

I feel that I was somehow “called” to be a Chiropractor because of the circumstances that lead me in that direction. I quit university after one year and was working as a power lineman back in Ontario when my best friend from Winnipeg introduced me to the power of Chiropractic. Chiropractic made so much sense to me that I quit work and returned to school to become a Chiropractor.


After completing my undergraduate studies at the University of Manitoba, I was married and moved to Davenport, Iowa to study Chiropractic at Palmer College. I’ll never forget how amazed I was with the intelligence of the human body. It is just so perfect. I graduated in 1992 and moved to Kelowna to practice in 1993.

The Meaning of Health

People maintain their teeth and their car, but don’t think about their nervous system. Chiropractors make sure your nervous system is working free of interference. There is a common misconception that the absence of pain means that the body is healthy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Wellness on the other hand, involves a higher level of thinking that requires that the patient be at their best, mentally and physically, to get the most out of life. A healthy nervous system, through regular chiropractic care, brings your body up to this level. For those who want to be their best and have the best quality of life, regular chiropractic care is an essential element.

On A Personal Note

I grew up in a “big” family, in a “small” town in Northern Ontario so the outdoors has always been a big part of my life. I played most sports but hockey was certainly my favourite. Our family was big enough that we had our own hockey team, the “ROYals” of course.

I married Charlene in 1988, just before I went off to Chiropractic College. Our daughter, Dakota was born at home using a midwife. She is my light, my guiding star, my inspiration, my life. Dakota is home-schooled and that has worked out well for our family. We like to ski together as a family and I continue to play hockey. In the summer, I will try to get out for a game of golf.

Health is the Real Wealth

There are a lot of rich people who wish they could buy back their health. Your state of health is the culmination of your lifestyle since before you were born. Health doesn’t come from boot camps, weight loss programs, or treatments. Health comes from healthy “habits” and lifestyle. One way to think of it is like a bank account. Healthy habits are like regular bank deposits, building up a large bank account so that you are better able to handle regular and unforeseen stresses/expenses.

“Thanks for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we can help you. Give our Kelowna office a call, or email me using the link below and let’s set up a time to discuss your health goals and any challenges you may be having.”

For those in Kelowna who want to be their best and have the best quality of life, regular chiropractic care is an essential element.