West End (235 Wallace Avenue)

Dr. Catherine Chu

Practice style (Philosophy)

Dr. Catherine Chu is a graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College who went on to further her training in post-graduate studies in clinical sciences. She is a strong advocate for compassionate and evidence-informed care, helping patients overcome their pain and achieve their goals, whether it be returning to sports, work, or everyday activities.She believes that a well-rounded approach to well-being includes not just physical care, but also addressing the mental toll on those who have functional limitations due to their pain symptoms. She encourages all her patients to find activities they enjoy that will help them stay physically active, mentally engaged, and motivated to achieve their health goals.

Dr. Catherine uses a combination of functional movement assessment and physical examination to determine potential pain generators. Her plan of care is based on the needs of the patient, while utilizing a multi-modal approach to symptom management. This may look like a combination of exercise medicine, hands-on manual therapy, and a heavy emphasis on patient education.

Unique Facts

Dr. Catherine had the opportunity to represent Canada as a junior at the 5th International Powerlifting Federation World Classic Championship in Belarus. She successfully brought home Gold for the squat event (160kg/353lbs), Bronze for the deadlift event (177.5kg/391lbs), and Bronze overall with a total of 412.5kgs/909lbs.

Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
Functional Integrated Acupuncture Certificate

  • Weightlifting/Powerlifting Injuries
  • Motorcycle related Injuries
  • Postural Dysfunction
  • Exercise Medicine & Functional Movement
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Spinal Manipulation, Extremity Manipulation


  • PART A MECHANICAL DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY® The Lumbar Spine – The McKenzie Institute® Canada
  • Diagnostic Imaging – Variants, Pathology and Cases (CE) – MSK+
  • Peripheral Neural Dynamics, Upper & Lower Quad (CE) – MSK+
  • Technique Tune – Up (CE) – MSK+
  • TMJ – Diagnosis and Treatment (CE) – MSK+
  • 6 month chiropractic residency at St. Michael’s Sumac Creek Health Centre – Family Health Team
  • Functional Integrated Acupuncture Certificate Program (200 hour program) – CMCC, Division of Continuing Education in collaboration with Dr. Mark Scappaticci (The FIT Institute)
  • Chronic Pain: Diagnosis and Management (CE) – MSK+
  • LGBT2SQ Foundations Course – Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO)
  • Concussion: prevention, detection and management (MOOC) – a collaboration of University of Calgary and Université Laval
  • 6 month (rotation) chiropractic internship at CMCC Campus Clinic and 80 Bond Health Centre (St. Michael’s Hospital)