Dr. David Peterson

Calgary Chiropractor

Dr. David Peterson founded the Active Back to Health Centre in Calgary, Alberta on May 1, 2000. For more than 23 years, the clinic has been helping patients of all ages and backgrounds achieve optimal health and wellness through chiropractic care, massage therapy, and other holistic treatments.

Dr. Peterson recently retired in February 2022, after a recognized career as a chiropractor that spanned an incredible 47 years. He graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto in 1974, and immediately began practicing in Calgary. Over the years, he established himself as a trusted healthcare provider, dedicated to his patients and their wellbeing.

Two of Dr. Peterson's most notable achievements were serving as the President of the Canadian Chiropractic Association in 1999-2000 and also as a founding member and president of the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation which presently has chiropractic related research chairs in many universities across Canada. “He also received the Medal of Merit for this work, which is the highest award given by the Canadian Chiropractic Association.” He worked tirelessly to advance the chiropractic profession both nationally and globally, advocating for evidence based care and the rights of patients and practitioners alike.

Throughout his career, Dr. Peterson was known for his compassionate and patient- focused approach. He took the time to listen to each patient's concerns and tailored his treatments to their specific needs. He was also a strong advocate for preventative care, emphasizing the importance of maintaining good health through exercise, proper nutrition, and regular chiropractic adjustments. He innovated one of the first collaborative team based clinics with the opening of Active Back to Health.

As he enters retirement, Dr. Peterson leaves behind a lasting legacy in the chiropractic community. His dedication to his patients, commitment to advancing the profession, and unwavering passion for healthcare will continue to inspire and influence future generations of chiropractors. The Active Back to Health Centre will remain a testament to his vision and his impact on the world of health care. Thank you Dr. Peterson for your many years of service to your patients and the industry.

EDUCATION Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (Honours) Fellowship of Canadian, Chiropractic Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors Canadian Chiropractic Association Canadian Chiropractic Specialty of Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation

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6455 Macleod Trail SW #302
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