At Dr Bernadette's first adjustment appointment in the year 2000 to seek relief for neck and back pain she felt the ‘call’ to become a Chiropractor and this calling was confirmed over the next four years as she started to experience the incredible benefits of Chiropractic in her own health beyond her initial reason for going. Dr Bernadette was living in Sydney, Australia at the time and started the Chiropractic program as a mature student. In 2009 she graduated from the five-year undergraduate & post graduate program and was admitted to the Master of Chiropractic degree from Macquarie University.
Dr Bernadette Vecchio earned her Master of Chiropractic from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia in 2009 and practiced as Associate simultaneously in two Chiropractic clinics in Brisbane until 2011.
In 2011 Dr Bernadette returned to her native Canada to be closer to family. While studying and taking Canadian board exams, she worked in Barrie as an Technical Chiropractic Assistant in one of Barrie’s busiest Chiropractic centres and then transitioned to Associate Chiropractor.
Dr Bernadette came to Collingwood in 2014 to practice alongside her husband David. Together they work to serve as many people as possible with Chiropractic care to help them have the opportunity of the healthy lives that God created each person to have. She brings to the community of Collingwood a wealth of knowledge, a huge heart and a passionate desire to see everyone from newborns to the elderly living the healthy and full lives they were created to live.
In the year 2000, Chiropractic changed Dr Bernadette’s view of health care and her experience of life has not been the same since her first adjustment. "It just makes sense" was her first thought when she first learned how the body works and how the spine plays an important role in a person's overall healthy and wellbeing through it's intimate relationship with the nervous system.
Dr Bernadette believes that education, awareness and informed-choice is an important first step for people to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. And because of this, many more people are choosing to make Chiropractic an essential part of their health care.
The amazing thing that Dr Bernadette witnesses over and over is that you don’t have to “believe in” Chiropractic for it to work. The human body is complex, but Chiropractic is simple and there's nothing to believe in except your body's innate ability to heal when given the right internal and external environment to do so. Greater belief and understanding comes once people start to experience the health benefits and changes for themselves.
Dr Bernadette has BIG dreams of serving as many people as possible and so together with Dr Dave and their team, they reach out to the community in consistent and various ways to help bring about an understanding of how Chiropractic can help a person to be optimally healthy.