Dr. Adam BlanchardDr. Adam Blanchard

Dr. Adam Blanchard

Chiropractor, Acupuncture Provider

My passion for helping people started from a young age as I was growing up in Irishtown-Summerside, a small town in Newfoundland and Labrador. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” were the words I would repeatedly contemplate. These words helped drive me towards health care, but I wasn’t always set on chiropractic until my second year of university.

The long hours of studying during university started to become paired with neck pain and headaches. I remember feeling a little helpless at one point and I didn’t know what to do. This led me to dive head-first into anatomy and physiology courses in university so that I could fully understand the human body and how it worked.  Then, after finding relief for tension and sports injuries through chiropractic, I was excited to help people like myself who might be struggling and not know what to do about it.

After 4 years in Toronto pursuing my chiropractic education, I was lucky enough to not only leave with my diploma, but I with my girlfriend who was born and raised in the Kawartha. This beautiful region kept drawing us back as often as we were able to visit so I am so excited to be able to call Peterborough and Thrive Health Ptbo home. 

While I love my career, work-life balance is really important to me and I love all things outdoors. During the winter you can catch me riding my snowmobile or snowboard. During the summer one of my biggest passions is fly fishing. I can thank my twin brother back in Newfoundland for this passion as it is something that he taught me from a young age and we love to do together. Sport has been part of my life from a young age, from playing hockey, volleyball, golf and soccer to being involved on the athletic training staff. I have been fortunate to be able to continue this passion working with various Trent university sports teams providing medical coverage as an on field therapist.

What’s one item on your bucket list? Surfing in Hawaii

What is something everyone does not know about you? I represented team Newfoundland 2 years in a row at the Canadian Ball Hockey Association Junior Nationals

What is your favourite move? The Choice…yes, I know! I’m a bit of a softie😊