Dr. Laina Shulman

“When I first started seeing Dr. Shulman, I was suffering from chronic back and neck pain. I remember the relief I got a few hours after the very first session. It was like the tension that was making my neck and back hurt so much was unknotted and I could breathe without feeling pain.

Her holistic approach is guaranteed to make these adjustments make you feel better on a mind-body-spirit level. She treats her clients as humans and that’s rare to find.”

Najwa Zebian, Best selling author, Mindplatter

My Story

Healing from headaches and scoliosis pain

When I was in my early teens I found out I had scoliosis. I’d been complaining of pain and my Mom noticed that I looked a bit crooked. She took me to various specialists but the bottom line was that it wasn’t quite severe enough for surgery so I should learn to live with and manage the pain.

Years later I was at Western on my way to medical school when I began to experience severe headaches. The headaches made it difficult to function, and almost impossible to study. I knew that stress and long hours of studying made it worse but had no idea what to do about it.

I went to my MD for help. He wanted to write me a prescription for pain killers.  I was concerned about taking them because I had many more years of school and I didn’t want to have to keep taking more drugs.

 I wanted to know what was causing the headaches so I could get rid of them, not cover them up. My MD told me they were likely stress related and he was sorry but there was nothing else he could do for me. 

 I left his office confused and due to a friend (and desperation) made an appointment with a chiropractor. The chiropractor did an exam and explained that my headaches were coming from irritated nerves in my neck. I had always had shoulder/neck tension but assumed it was my scoliosis. I began to get adjusted and to my amazement my headaches disappeared, along with other symptoms I thought I was going to have to live with forever. I was blown away.

That experience changed my career path. I applied to Chiropractic College, not Medical School… and the rest is history. I’d been worried that my life would be limited due to pain. But instead, I have been able to enjoy the activities I love, and have even become an advanced pilates practitioner.

I’m so grateful to have had the experience of my headaches, they opened me up to the power of natural healing and now I get to do that for my patients. I can’t imagine how different my life would be now if I had just taken those drugs for my headaches.

A few fun facts about Dr. Shulman:

Co-founder of Pure-Health
Practicing chiropractor for over 25 years
Director of Southwestern Ontario’s Shulman Weight Loss Clinic 
Creator of “The Willpower Solution” program
Posture expert
Advanced pilates practitioner and hot yoga enthusiast
Makes radio and television appearances including: Rogers television, CFRB, and Sirius Radio
A contributor to several publications including Alive Magazine, and Canadian Living
A  keynote speaker for companies such as St Joseph’s medical center, Canusa, and London Health Sciences Cente

In my youth I was an athlete, demanding a lot from my body and I developed chronic injuries. Eventually, I thought the pain and discomfort in my back and hips I felt daily were a normal part of the aging process. 

Years later I was referred to Pure-Health.  I owe Dr. Shulman a debt of gratitude. She has been instrumental in my karate success. Not only has she supported me through my physical improvements but has been an emotional support which encouraged me to just keep reaching for the stars.”

Heather Liabotis, 16 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals, Karate