Dr. Paul J. Taillefer, B.Soc.Sc., D.C., ART®
A positive first-hand experience with Chiropractic is what inspired Dr. Taillefer.
Dr. Taillefer completed a B.Soc.Sc. Degree at the University of Ottawa and later pursued a B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry and Biology, prior to successfully completing the Doctor of Chiropractic program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto.
In addition to his private clinic at Catherine Street Chiropractic and Massage, Dr. Taillefer also practices chiropractic as a member of a multidisciplinary team of nurse practitioners and medical doctors within the primary care clinic, located at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa.
Dr. Taillefer is a:
- Certified Active Release Techniques® Provider
- Certified Graston® Technique Provider
- Certified Neuro-Structural Taping Technique™ Provider
- Certified Cox® Technic flexion-distraction and decompression Provider http://www.ottawacoxdoctor.com/
Dr. Taillefer is also currently pursuing certification in SFMA™ (Selective Functional Movement Assessment), and continues to expand his knowledge and skills with custom orthotic therapy, advanced foot biomechanics and neuroanatomical acupuncture.
Dr. Taillefer is passionate about addressing the source of the patient’s problem rather than simply focusing on symptoms and symptom relief. His recommended treatment regimen is tailored to the unique needs of each patient and combines many of these techniques along with stretching and strengthening exercises. Dr. Taillefer experienced first-hand the beneficial healing effects of chiropractic as a patient himself and is dedicated to helping his patients achieve the same results of optimum health and wellness.
- 1987 B.Soc.Sc., University Of Ottawa
- 2004 Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
- CCO (College of Chiropractors of Ontario)
- CCA (Canadian Chiropractic Association)
- OCA (Ontario Chiropractic Association)
- CCPA (Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association)
- EOCS (Eastern Ontario Chiropractic Society)
- College of Chiropractors of Ontario
"If it wasn't for Dr. Paul, my ringing in my ears would still have persisted, with just a couple of adjustments to my neck, the ringing was gone within two weeks of treatment. Also I had chronic back pain, Dr. Paul has been treating it, I have about 80% less pain and that is from the chiropractic care I get from Dr. Paul Taillefer. I am able to have a better life on the daily basis these days.
I would definitely tell them it works, even though if their family doctor says that it doesn't. I had that problem with my doctor, he would tell me that the chiropractor would make my pain even worse. That is not true, and I would show them the results.
How professional Dr. Paul Taillefer is. And the most thing that pleases me is that I am not in severe pain anymore.
I would recommend anyone to see a chiropractor if they were experiencing any kind of pain. I am a believer in chiropractic medication."
"In December 2009 I was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Following the collision I experienced constant headaches as well as severe back and neck pain. Since beginning my chiropractic treatment program, the results have been amazing. Within 2 months, my headaches have been relieved completely. I have also noticed a dramatic improvement in regard to my neck and back pain. Thank you Dr. Paul for the excellent care you consistently provide. I will continue to share my story with others in hope that they will experience these benefits first hand."
"In 1990, my reasons for starting chiropractic treatments were generalized aching joints and an inability to shoulder check when driving.
My husband had seen good results for a recurring back problem so I began my chiropractic visits with good knowledge and information. Over the years this therapy has increased my flexibility, enabled good mobility without discomfort and generally maintained good health during normal aging.
Ordinarily my routine is to visit monthly to maintain freedom of movement and have a general assessment of overall health as indicated by any problems being encountered.
Most recently, in the last four months, I had an unexpected problem with my back which was painful and restricting. Treatment was begun twice a week and over its course, I have progressed from using a cane to walking independently.
I now have no pain and have been able to increase my activities, consistently on a weekly basis. I have now resumed driving my car, walking short distance for exercise and have every confidence that with continued maintenance, I will soon be at my previous level. At this point I would say I am 95% improved.
Along with the chiropractic care, Dr. Paul is open to discuss all matters regarding healthy living i.e. diet, nutrition, exercise and most importantly is able to provide good emotional support when needed during the problem period. Thank you for everything Dr. Paul!!!
P.S. His courtesy, sensitively and professionalism is also very evident in the office staff."
"Chiropractic has allowed me to return to a high level of physical activity after several months of intense pain and inactivity due to a "sequestered disc" impacting the sciatic nerve in my left leg.
I would definitely recommend that they give it a try, and would specifically recommend Dr. Paul at Catherine St. Chiropractic.
Within only a week of treatment I was off pain killers completely and within only four weeks of treatment I was able to go on a hiking trip to Arizona and the Grand Canyon which I had seriously considered cancelling. Amazingly, I hiked to the bottom of the canyon and back up the next day! After a few more months of continued treatment I embarked on a successful cross-Canada cycle trip.
I tried many other treatments before turning to a Chiropractor, including osteopathy, acupuncture, physiotherapy, and massage therapy. None of these treatments seemed to improve my condition or level of pain. Although Catherine St. Chiropractic is not conveniently located for me anymore (retired to Kanata), I continue to get treatment there because of the care, attention to detail and listening skills of Dr. Paul and staff. I have never felt hurried or rushed."
"When I started to see Dr. Paul, conventional physiotherapy and prescribed anti-inflammatory had done nothing to relieve mu symptoms associated with my left arm and shoulder for 4 years. I live a very physical day; I was frustrated because I couldn't get my work done without pain and help; I no longer even attempted my favorite leisure activities. I was disheartened about my future.
Within 6-9 months pain and spasms were greatly reduced, I was sleeping better; my range of motion had been restored, as well as my strength and endurance. Ongoing maintenance visits over the past 5-6 years have progressively reduced frequency and duration of flare-ups.
Dr. Paul recently identified the source of a sudden onset of migraines I had been having approximately 3 times per week over a month that was making driving and computer work difficult. In one appointment he identified and alleviated the cause; they have not come back.
What I like about chiropractic is that it is non-invasive, non-chemical treatments that work. Dr. Paul gives you clear explanations and expectations. The staff are all very caring, professional and helpful. Today, I enjoy being physically active and being independent."
I have much more pain free mobility now. I'm 63 years old and have had issues with my back for quite a few years.
Based on my experience and how it has improved my quality of life, I would not hesitate to refer anyone to Dr. Paul for chiropractic care.
There was no hidden agenda. I was told immediately after assessment that there would be some discomfort after my first few visits.
Dr. Paul was very thorough, honest and efficient during each treatment. Paul also possesses good civic spirit and shows compassion towards your situation."