Patient-centred care is what Dr. Goudreau strives for, and uses an evidence-informed model of care for his patients, working in their best interests with their ailments. Utilizing Active Release Technique (ART), Acupuncture (MSK Acupuncture), Instrument Soft Tissue Mobilisation, Low Level Laser Therapy, Kinesiotape, and specific rehabilitation techniques, Colin will work to use any/all of these techniques to deal with your specific complaint. As well, research is an important source of knowledge, and Colin will strive to incorporate new-emerging evidence into his care with his patients, as many patients differ with how they respond to treatment, and some techniques may or may not be indicated in each individuals complaint pattern.
Dr. Colin Goudreau is originally from Chatham-Kent, Ontario, where he went to John McGregor Secondary school, and played football when in high school. After graduation, Colin was accepted into the Faculty of Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor, in which he specialized in Movement Science (Co-op), giving him exposure to both physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics in Windsor, ON. Colin graduated with an Honors degree, with Distinction.
Upon graduation, Colin was accepted into the Doctor of Chiropractic program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). A rigourous 4 year education prepared Colin for a career as a chiropractor, learning in detail anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and techniques commonly used by practicing chiropractors. During his last year, Colin was one of the first 10 interns at CMCC to intern under Dr. Igor Steiman at St. Michael's hospital, in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Colin worked in a truly interdisciplinary setting in which he collaborated and integrated chiropractic care with medical doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists, and psychology students in care of his patients. After St. Michael's, Colin was placed at St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital, in which he worked alongside physiotherapists treating a wide variety of patients. Working under Dr. Scott Howitt, Colin was exposed to a more athletic patient base, learning functional tests and sports rehabilitation techniques tailored to a more sport specific clientele.
Colin graduated CMCC with Cum Laude distinction, and earned the College of Chiropractic Sciences External Clinic Award for clinical expertise. As an adjunct to the skills learned at CMCC, Dr. Goudreau has been trained in Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), becoming Full Body certified in 2013. Colin has completed upper level ART courses in Active Palpation Techniques, Nerve Entrapment, and Complex Protocols. Colin uses acupuncture with his patients, learning the skill under the guidance of Dr. Kwon Chiu, a chiropractor and acupuncturist in Toronto, ON. As well, Dr. Goudreau utilizes Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue techniques, helping the soft tissues (muscle, ligaments, fascia) perform correctly. Dr. Goudreau a Trained Provider of the Shift Concussion Management Program, a worldwide company based out of Guelph, ON that allows Colin to provide baseline and post-concussion management. Finally, Dr. Goudreau uses Kinesiotape with his patients (made famous by a number of Olympic athletes who use it to increase body awareness and performance).
Dr. Goudreau works at 55 Centre Street in Chatham-Kent, ON alongside RMT Ashley Van Zelst. Dr. Goudreau was the head trainer of the Wallaceburg Thrashers Senior Men's Team during its 2 year existence, and currently is as part of the medical staff with the Kent Havoc Rugby Club. Colin helped as a medical practitioner in the 2015 Pan Am/ParaPan Am games in Toronto, ON, as well as helping out at National Tournaments for Rugby Canada. Colin will be the team chiropractor of the Chatham-Kent Interprofessional Baseball Team that will start in the spring/summer of 2024.
Besides working as a Chiropractor, Colin is an avid runner, completing 12 marathons (and counting). In November of 2015, Dr. Goudreau competed in The New York City Marathon. In April of 2014, Dr. Goudreau participated in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends in Chatham and abroad, and enjoys watching the Detroit Tigers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Detroit Lions compete. Colin has been the chair of the Chatham Business Social Network (BSN), which has a number of charity events aimed at raising funds for various local causes. Dr. Goudreau is also a former member of the Chatham-Kent Chiropractic Society, aiming to increase collaboration between the chiropractors of Chatham-Kent, viewing them as colleagues, not competition. Finally, Colin is an active member of the "100 Men Who Care" initiative, which supports a number of non-profit and charitable organizations across C-K.
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