Dr. Catherine Cooke
At seven years of age, Dr. Catherine Cooke first experienced the benefits of chiropractic care within her own family. This had a significant impact on her. At the age of sixteen she began to actively investigate the principles and philosophy of chiropractic. It was at this time that she decided she wanted to become a chiropractor. As a prerequisite for chiropractic college she attended the University of Guelph where she studied Human Kinetics. She then attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, a four year program. She received numerous awards and graduated cum de laude in 1986. She began practicing in Toronto. In 1987 she met Dr. Kevin Cooke, DDS and married him in 1988. That same year she opened her practice in the office next to his in Hamilton. In 2005 they relocated to their present location on Rymal Rd at West 5th St.
Dr. Cooke practices manual diversified technique and is proficiently rated in the use of the activator. This allows her the confidence and flexibility to use the appropriate technique on individuals of various ages, conditions and to consider personal preferences. She has a large and active practice and frequently receives referrals from Medical doctors and specialist in the Hamilton area. She is passionate about helping people function to the best of their ability and is committed to providing exceptional chiropractic care.
Dr. Michelle Cassells
Dr. Michelle Cassells graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2001 with a degree in kinesiology before graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2005, as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Dr. Cassells has been an integral part of the team at Dr. Cooke’s Clinic since joining them in 2006.
In addition to practicing manual diversified and Activator techniques, Dr. Cassells is full-body certified in Active Release Technique, which helps to alleviate muscle adhesions and break up scar tissue, allowing the body to function better.
Dr. Cassells is very passionate about helping the body achieve optimal performance by aiding the bones, nerves and muscles to work in harmony with one another.
Dr. Michelle Cassells is also certified in Graston Technique Therapy. The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. It is one of a number of manual therapy approaches that uses instruments with a specialized form of massage/scraping the skin gently. Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique, evidence-based form soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes.
Dr. David Lamont
David Lamont is a lifelong resident of Hamilton. After graduating from Sherwood High School, David earned his Honors Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Western Ontario and McMaster University.
David’s own personal experience with the benefits of Chiropractic encouraged him to pursue training at New York Chiropractic College where he graduated with Honors in 1997. Following his graduation, David ran a practice in Brantford, Ontario and worked at the McMaster University Sports Injuries Clinic.
In 2003, David was pleased to join Dr. Cooke’s practice in Hamilton where he continues to enjoy the family atmosphere of the clinic.
In addition to being a dedicated chiropractor, David has always maintained an interest in teaching and in 2005, he completed Teacher’s College training and now works as a full-time high school science and health-care teacher as well as a chiropractor.
David is married and has a young daughter and son who keep him quite busy when he is not at work.
Dr. Amrita Singh
Dr. Amrita Singh is fellow Hamiltonian, with a extensive knowledge of the Hamilton region, culture and population. She received her Bachelor’s of Applied Science (with a focus in Adult Development and Aging) from the University of Guelph. Dr. Singh went on to attend D’Youville College where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Following her Doctoral degree, she went on to study Neurofunctional Acupuncture at McMaster University. Currently, she is registered with the Ontario College of Chiropractors. Dr. Singh is passionate about helping all demographics, but has a special interest in athletes and the geriatric population.
At D’Youville College Dr. Singh had the opportunity to take part in multidisciplinary internships with renowned hospitals and clinics, such as University of Buffalo Neurosurgery, Erie- County Medical Center, and Western New York MRI clinic, along with two on site college clinics.
Dr. Singh takes pleasure in managing and treating the following conditions: generalized low back pain, headaches, TMJ dysfunction, scoliosis, sciatica, herniated discs, extremity musculoskeletal disorders, spondylolisthesis, sprain/strains, degenerative and arthritic conditions to name a few. She places specific emphasis on evidence based patient management, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation. Dr. Singh takes pleasure in educating patients on their conditions, treatments and preventative exercises.
Treatments used by Dr. Singh include:
- Medical Acupuncture
- Rehabilitation Protocols
- Muscular Cupping
- Therapeutic Modailites: Ultrasound and Laser
- Mobilization/Adjustments/Activator Method
- Custom Orthotics
- Compression Stockings
Dr. Melissa Hartman
Dr. Melissa Hartman graduated from Toronto’s Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2009, with honours and received numerous awards. Prior to her 4 years at CMCC, she completed her Honours Kinesiology Degree at the University of Western Ontario. She was born and raised in Markham and initially practiced in Saskatoon while her husband attended Medical School. His training brought them to Hamilton for his Medical Residency at McMaster University.
Dr. Hartman and her husband have 3 young children and take advantage of all that Hamilton has to offer for families and nature lovers and have settled in very happily.
Dr. Hartman practices Manual Diversified Adjustments as well as utilizing the Activator technique, soft tissue therapy, and Acupuncture. Dr. Hartman creates a treatment plan that is specific to every patient’s needs and comfort level with the goal of improving their pain/discomfort today and bettering their health and resilience for the long-term.
Dr. Hartman completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture course in 2009 at McMaster University. Acupuncture is a great adjunct to chiropractic treatment but also as a stand-alone approach to pain and injury management and overall mental and physical wellness. Acupuncture communicates with the nerves of the body and brain helping to reset the nervous system by stimulating neuro-chemicals to calm inflammation, improve pain management, and encourage tissue healing.
As a Mom of 3 little kids, Dr. Hartman is especially passionate about helping women and children live their best, most balanced and fulfilling, life.
She has special interest in pregnant and post-partum mothers, those suffering from headaches/migraines, back and neck pain sufferers, runners and fitness lovers, and those who want to take their health and/or fitness to the next level through prevention and getting to the root of the issue.
Dr. Hartman looks forward to teaming up with you to keep you moving and engaging in the things that are most important to you!