Dr. Corey Hofkirchner

Chiropractor, Acupuncture ProviderMy passion for health and fitness began in high school. In an effort to build strength I took up weightlifting. It was important to me to not only ensure proper technique, but to also pair this with adequate nutrition, and I therefore spent countless hours trying to research these topics on my own. This passion carried on into university. While pursuing a degree in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, I worked as a personal trainer as well as a varsity volleyball strength and conditioning coach. The combination of my degree and passion for helping others with their own health and fitness goals lead me to obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). Upon graduating I pursued a specialization in clinical sciences at CMCC’s graduate residency program. I continue to enjoy researching topics in health, wellness, and physical performance, and have even been able to publish my findings in scientific medical journals.

Prior to moving to Durham for a position as a clinical instructor with CMCC, I have had several experiences in various clinical settings in Toronto. These include practicing in sports medicine clinics where I provided care to business executives, amateur and semi professional athletes, as well as Canadian Armed Forces members. I have also practiced in hospital settings such as Mt. Sinai Hospital’s lumbar spinal stenosis spine clinic, St. Michael’s Hospital community family health team, and Hamilton General ’s fracture clinic for orthopedic consultation. These positions allowed me to work with a broad range of patient conditions while collaborating with a variety of different medical professions, which helped to expand my approach to treating various musculoskeletal conditions.

I now utilize my fitness, clinical, and research background to help others achieve their health, wellness and fitness goals. I rely on research-backed interventions such as hands-on therapy, exercise, medical acupuncture, as well as education and self-management approaches. I enjoy working with patients to not only help maximize their health and well-being, but also to provide them with tools for self-management.

When not in clinic or working on research, you can find me spending time with my family. I’m likely trying to keep up with my wife (and her to do list) and my two sons. While we enjoy hiking through local trails, swimming, and playing soccer, we also spend tons of time learning to read and building LEGO.

What’s your superhuman power?
It only hurts a little bit when I step on LEGO.

What’s something on your bucket list?
To take a ride in a helicopter and to scuba dive in tropical waters.