SUCCESS STORIES

You walk into Shamira’s office looking for chiropractor and you leave having found a healer!

In shamira’s care, I trust that anything that comes up for my health can be healed.  When I first came to her I couldn’t walk more than a block without leg and knee pain and now I’m back to running as much as I want, pain free!  Over the years, she has facilitated phenomenal changes not only in my skeleton and posture, but also in my abdominal health and emotional well being.  To call her my chiropractor is very limiting; I trust her advice for all life and health matters and it changes me for the better every time!

– J. Keene

As with most pregnant women in their 3rd trimester, I suffered with the aches and pains that accompany the exponential weight gain and hormonal changes that occurs during this time: sore hips, restless legs, round ligament pain, heart burn, and sleep issues. My Doula suggested Dr. Chamberlain since she specializes in pregnancy chiropractic care. With 3 weeks left until my due date, I was willing to try anything to find some relief in the final days of my pregnancy. Dr. Chamberlain was not only accommodating with her schedule to get me in as much as possible before my baby arrived, but she relieved me of pretty much all of my complaints! The results of her care far exceeded what I was expecting: heart burn gone, slept more comfortably, restless leg syndrome completely gone, and diminished pain in the hips and round ligaments. My only regret is that I didn’t start seeing Dr. Chamberlain earlier in my pregnancy!!

– P. Studer

I consider myself very fortunate to have such an amazing team of caregivers.

Having received chiropractic treatments for chronic neck pain and headaches for over a decade, I started seeing Dr. Rahim for what I believed to be pain management. Under her care I was able to move beyond pain management and am pain free today.

The evolve Team is a dedicated group of professionals who are deeply compassionate and skilled in their respective healing arts. Not only have they effectively treated my symptoms, they have taught me to tap into my own healing capacity and continue to lead me beyond what I thought was possible.

Thank you, Dr. Rahim for supporting me in my journey towards vibrant, lasting health!

– J. Leung

I was born with a mild form of cerebral palsy, the result of which has left the toes on my left foot completely paralysed and the fingers on my left hand with limited movement. All my life, I had not been able to move my left pinky independently from my other fingers. While I tried to seek help a few times, I was always told by doctors that there was nothing they could do and to “learn to live with it”.

Last year, at the age of 34, my friends and family recommended I see Dr. Rahim. I had never been to a chiropractor before and didn’t know what to expect. Dr. Rahim listened attentively and began care. The next thing I knew, to my utter astonishment, I was moving my left pinky! I couldn’t believe my own eyes! I immediately started screaming and jumping up and down as though I’d won the lottery.

Truthfully, I don’t think winning any amount of money would have felt as good as regaining movement in my left side that day. Since then, my left side has been getting stronger and stronger. I can even move my left toes a little now am enjoying drinking the tea I carry into the living room with my left hand! Thank you Dr. Rahim.

– D. Jurcic

Dr. Chamberlain’s treatment approach wonderfully balances a broad knowledge base and a keen sense of intuition.

Dr. Chamberlain’s chiropractic treatments play a pivotal role in my health and well-being. Her treatment approach wonderfully balances a broad knowledge base and a keen sense of intuition. Dr. Chamberlain’s kind, gentle and caring way ensures that I leave evolve feeling listened to, and in complete balance. I have recommended Dr. Chamberlain to a number of close friends whom, without fail, have all had the same wonderful experience. I am confident that her treatment plans are executed with confidence and physiological know-how, and am proof that her treatment plans lead to significant stress reduction, health and vitality!

– Monique

I don’t think winning any amount of money would have felt as good as regaining movement in my left side that day

After dealing with heel pain in one foot for over 20 years and having tried every treatment available. I was resolved to the fact I wasn’t going to ever find a solution to the pain. I was referred to Dr. White by a friend. My first thought was, “what could a chiropractor do for a foot problem”? After a few sessions, the pain in my heel has completely vanished. After so many years and so many doctors, therapists, orthotics, and any gadget I could find (yes, I did buy those “socks” on the internet), I am free from any pain in my heel but most importantly, my overall health has improved. I feel stronger and happier with each visit. Dr. White’s approach to my treatment and health has been the best thing I have ever received. She is so awesome in so many different ways! She is the real deal!Thanks.

– E. Okamoto

We have been successful in reducing not only the number of migraines experienced but their severity.

I suffer routinely from migraines. With the help of Dr. Chamberlain and Dr. Parmar we have, in a few short months, been successful in reducing not only the number of migraines experienced but their severity. The combination of chiropractic work, acupuncture and naturopathic care has made this possible and we continue to work towards total health and hormonal balance in my life and cycles. Thank you!

– V. Smythe

I was pleased with Dr. Parmar’s in depth explanations of diagnosis and treatments and his zeal for helping you achieve great health.

I’ve battled with digestive issues and reflux disease for four years. Despite repeated pleads to my family doctor that I was having debilitating stomach issues and that I was unhappy taking a drug called Nexium I was told that this was the ‘way I was’ and would have to live with it. Fed up with this lackadaisical diagnosis I approached Dr. Parmar on the urging of a family friend. With a few lifestyle choices and short-term natural medicines my digestive difficulties subsided drastically within weeks. In addition, I weaned off the expensive and destructive drug Nexium. Throughout my treatment I was very impressed with Dr. Parmar’s commitment to achieving results with the least appointments necessary; I only had three appointments! In addition, I was pleased with Dr. Parmar’s in depth explanations of diagnosis and treatments and his zeal for helping you achieve great health.

– B. Gallagher

They’ve inspired me to take responsibility for my health and I feel better than ever!

evolve is such a great place. From the minute I walked in the door, I felt put at ease by the friendly, professional reception staff and tidy, well-laid out clinic rooms that offer a feeling of comfort and privacy.

I first came to see Shamira in 2013. Four serious bicycling accidents over the span of 15 years left me with chronic pain that had me spooked and doubtful that I would ever respond positively to bodywork. I felt like my body had grown a set of armour.

Over the past 2.5 years of monthly visits, I have been comforted physically and emotionally by the tremendous therapeutic care Shamira has provided. She has a tremendous gift in identifying immediately where my pain has traveled to ‘that day’, and always has a minute to listen (and remember) how I have been doing since our last visit. She understands the emotional ups and downs people with chronic pain go through. Her treatments have offered me immense physical relief and comfort through difficult times.

Above all, Shamira is a joyful person who gives her clients the feeling that she loves to help them. I always look forward to visiting evolve, and seeing her and the rest of the staff in the clinic. I know I am in the best care.

Thank you so much for everything you have given me, Shamira while in your care.

Love Christy

The practitioners at evolve Nurturing Vitality provide a holistic approach to treatment that really works for me. The combination of treatment, encouragement, and moral support give me both the tools and the motivation to work towards healing. They’ve inspired me to take responsibility for my health and I feel better than ever! Thanks!

– T. Shubat

Dr. Chamberlain really understands the deep connection between mind and body and has helped me maintain a much greater quality of life than would otherwise have been possible during some times of extreme stress and uncertainty.

Giselle Chamberlain has provided me with incredibly intuitive and adept chiropractic adjustments which have made a world of difference to my health and well-being over the past year and a half as I’ve been navigating a major career change and returned full-time to post-secondary education as a mature adult.  She really understands the deep connection between mind and body and has helped me maintain a much greater quality of life than would otherwise have been possible during some times of extreme stress and uncertainty.  I would never hesitate to recommend her services to anyone as she is always a pleasure to visit, with a fantastic personality and extremely professional attitude.

– CJ

After treatments with Bobby and Giselle I am pain free and have started running again.

Bobby and Giselle have worked wonders with my muscular issues. I have been experiencing leg pain for over one year. I tried acupuncture and chiro from other clinics but the pain always returned. However, after treatments with Bobby and Giselle I am pain free and have started running again. And this time the pain is not returning! Many thanks to Bobby and Giselle and evolve for helping me through this!

– AC

I would like to thank Dr. Rahim for making my life “migraine free”.

Through her care, my migraines have disappeared and I am living without any of the pain or debilitation associated with having migraines.

– Dianne

After 4-5 short treatment sessions with Dr. Chamberlain, my daughter’s ear fluid had been completely drained, and an updated audiology exam indicated normal hearing, whereby I could cancel our surgery!

I am pleased to commend Dr. Chamberlain, and the entire team at evolve Nurturing Vitality. My 5 year old daughter was scheduled to have tympanostomy tubes surgically placed into her ears, as a result of a mild conductive hearing loss (i.e. fluid in her ears). I had never considered the possibility of chiropractic care/treatment for this condition, until a friend spoke to this as a viable remedy. Dr. Chamberlain’s kind, compassionate and friendly demeanor immediately put my daughter at ease.

After 4-5 short treatment sessions, my daughter’s ear fluid had been completely drained, and an updated audiology exam indicated normal hearing, whereby I could cancel our surgery! I was thrilled beyond words, and I cannot express how thankful I am to Dr. Chamberlain for believing and helping us avoid an intrusive surgical procedure. I can only hope to educate others about our experience, with the goal of having accessibility to non-intrusive interventions through the fabulous team at evolve Nurturing Vitality.

– Mother of a happy 5 year old daughter

I have never been healthier and happier!

5 years ago, I came to Shamira with left shoulder pain that threatened to limit or end my activities as a musician. Not only did Dr. Rahim fix the specific shoulder problem, she identified and helped me correct underlying causes for various aches and pains I had come to accept as part of being a grown-up. With the addition of acupuncture to fine tune the nervous system, the team at evolve Nurturing Vitality has become part of my regular health care routine. I have never been healthier and happier!

– T. McPherson

Dr. White’s approach to my treatment and health has been the best thing I have ever received.

I work with an incredible team of practitioners at Evolve to obtain and eventually maintain my optimal health. Bobby, Giselle and Lori always go that extra mile in providing their expertise, support and nurturing. I consider myself very fortunate to have such an amazing team of caregivers.

One day I watched as my granddaughter was treated and could see that she actually enjoyed her session. I decided then that I would give it a try. Seeing Giselle has been one of my best decisions!

I have suffered with severe fibromyalgia and osteoporosis for over 12 years. I have used pain medication, exercise & “the power of positive thinking”, but nothing really helped, except in the short term. I had never considered chiropractic treatment because, to be honest, I was afraid of someone manipulating my spine, especially someone who didn’t understand my conditions. However, my daughter has been treated at evolve for a number of years, including through her pregnancy, and my three year old granddaughter has always had treatment, too.

One day I watched as my granddaughter was treated and could see that she actually enjoyed her session. I decided then that I would give it a try. That has been one of my best decisions! Giselle has helped more than I can say because of her knowledge, understanding and gentle technique. The pain and stiffness, while not completely gone, have been eased considerably and I know that relief is only a treatment away. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending evolve Nurturing Vitality to anyone who is looking for friendly, competent and professional treatment.

– D. E. Alston

I am feeling better about the symptoms and Dr. Parmar’s skills allowed him to identify something that all my previous western Doctors did not.

Dr. Parmar was recommended to me a few months ago, and within this short time he has been able to accurately diagnose (PCOS) and treat me.  This is something I am very grateful for as I am feeling better about the symptoms and Dr. Parmar’s skills allowed him to identify something that all my previous western Doctors did not.  In fact within this last year I spent over $1000 in laser-hair removal treatment for my grossest symptom, this laser treatment was administered by same Doctor who saw me regularly as my family Doctor.  Within 2 weeks of taking Dr. Parmar’s natural herbs and seeds protocol this symptom was resolved.  I would like to also add that while recently I had a medical emergency involving going to the hospital via ambulance, Dr. Parmar gave excellent phone support during this time.  In conclusion; Dr. Parmar is a wonderful human-being, very knowledgeable, very kind, one of those rare people that make the world a better place.

Dr. Parmar maximizes my treatment plan through careful and patient-centric consideration.

Dr. Parmar’s approach is a welcome change. Unlike other naturopathic doctors that I have seen in the past, Dr. Parmar maximizes my treatment plan through careful and patient-centric consideration. Even with a very limited budget, Dr. Parmar treats me as a patient who deserves the best.

–Sue

Thanks to the “Team” at evolve Nurturing Vitality who have been such a wonderful help on my journey

I am very grateful to Dr. Shamira Rahim and the “Team”. They have truly changed my life. Given me a chance at a better quality of life, and I know they will continue to support me as I get stronger and evolve. Their healing synergy is exceptional.

– H. Kuhn, Medical Technician

5 years ago a series of emotional disasters and the inherent overload of stress landed me, at the recommendation of a friend, in the office of Dr. Shamira Rahim, Chiropractor, in tears. I was unable to sleep, concentrate or make decisions. I was completely depleted and in constant pain and discomfort in my upper back, shoulders and neck.

Shamira has demonstrated, since the moment I met her, an uncanny intuitive ability to read my emotional state, and a calm, practical and confidence inspiring manner in dealing with my physical state. After an initial intensive treatment period, my condition quickly improved, along with my general state of health. Regular tune-ups and her innate positive energy help keep me in great shape and she accepts with great humour my occassional best efforts to undo all her work on the ski hill.

Shamira’s approach to partnership in my wellbeing has always been holistic and empowering. I have come to regard her as my wellbeing cheerleader and friend.

– D. McCubbing

Giselle seeks out that which ails you, and approaches the problem with logic and care. Take the first step . . . you will not regret it!

As an athlete, I had played both hockey and rugby with disdain to my personal well-being. I suffered numerous “injuries” back in the day, the most significant being a fracture of C3 and C4, from which doctors prescribed a sedentary life, limiting me to everything other than walking to the couch. Not being one to accept their diagnosis, I pushed myself through various activities with the same zeal I had given to my original pursuits. I ski, I bike the shore, and kayak as well as coach midget hockey. I had accepted pain as a part of my life, yet refused to allow it to dictate my existence.

The pain increased exponentially and after many years of “soldiering through it,” I approached Dr. Chamberlain’s office after having exhausted my trust in the standard treatments as physio and prescriptions had left me daunted. Giselle quickly dispelled my angst, explaining all of the options that lay before me. There was no negativity aimed at the other methods that I had tried, only the extension of a willingness to work with me to alleviate the barriers that had left me experiencing pain on a daily basis.

I began the road to full recovery almost immediately, discovering ranges of motion that I had forgot existed. I am so glad that I walked through the door that day. It has been said that through hard work comes personal satisfaction and Giselle personifies this believe. She seeks out that which ails you, and approaches the problem with logic and care. Take the first step . . . you will not regret it!

– D. Hillis

I feel stronger, healthier and free of those daily aches and pains that I now can’t believe I thought were a normal part of everyday life

It has been nine months since my first appointment with Shamira and the changes in my body and in my life are astounding. The swelling around my knee from a car accident 17 years ago has finally gone down. I am playing tennis, working out regularly, and living in a way that is much more in line with my age, interests and passions. I feel stronger, healthier and free of those daily aches and pains that I now can’t believe I thought were a normal part of everyday life. All of these changes have resulted in me feeling happier and more excited about the direction of my future health and well-being.

– K.Thomas

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