Patricia McCord, DC, located in Toronto Canada, graduated Cum Laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 1991. Dr. McCord runs two very successful multi- disciplinary clinics, involving complementary alternative health care practitioners with the intention of addressing a spectrum of health care needs for the clinic’s patients through natural means. In order to individualize each patient’s treatment protocol, Dr. McCord incorporates several chiropractic manual approaches (i.e. MPI, Gonstead, Diversified, SOT, OTZ), involving both spinal and extremity adjustments.
Dr. McCord’s path to becoming a chiropractic doctor began after being successfully treated for chronic postural strain by a CMCC student intern. She was inspired by the intern’s ability to positively affect the quality of life of her patients. It was clear that her career path at that time as a financial analyst would never prove to be so wonderfully rewarding. Awakened by this revelation, Dr. McCord embarked on a 6 year journey, left the financial brokerage firm, entered York University, acquired the necessary prerequisites for Chiropractic College and emerged from CMCC as a newly minted DC in 1991. Ever since, she has felt that this is her true vocation in life and has been in love with her involvement in the profession ever since. As well as working six days a week at her clinics, Dr. McCord is a CMCC approved mentor and, in that capacity, has helped many students to gain additional clinical experience outside of the school environment. In addition to the formal mentorship program, Dr. McCord has always encouraged students to come into her clinic to observe a real life practice during the day, and to assist in the improvement of their adjustment and diagnostic skills after clinic hours.
In April 2011, at the World Chiropractic Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Dr. McCord was introduced to the OTZ technique through a seminar presentation she attended over the weekend. After over twenty years in practice and, after attending many continuing education seminars, she found it very rare to encounter anything startlingly new to help improve patient outcomes. Seeing the tremendous benefits that this technique provided, she immediately signed up for the course. Coincidentally, the Monday following the completion of the course, a patient came in to her clinic with a Frozen Shoulder Syndrome complaint. The same patient had required over four painful months of regular treatment a year earlier, by Dr. McCord, a physiotherapist, a massage therapist and an acupuncturist, for a prior Frozen Shoulder Syndrome on the opposite side. Utilizing the OTZ technique, Dr. McCord was able to help the patient restore her full range of motion in the very first treatment and, by the following week, the patient reported being completely pain free as well. This early success, and the subsequent positive responses from many other patients, prompted her desire to be a part of the OTZ team of instructors. Dr. McCord looks forward to giving back to the chiropractic profession by assisting other doctors to master the OTZ technique for the benefit of their practices and, most importantly, for the benefit of their patients. Dr. McCord is currently engaged in a new research project focusing on the benefits of the new OTZ treatment for Frozen Shoulder Syndrome. As well, Dr. McCord experience with the OTZ technique has lead to working with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, updating treatment guidelines regarding concussions with persistent symptoms.