Dr. Mike Gotuaco graduated from Queen’s University in 2011 with dual degrees in Biology and Physical Health Education and went on to complete chiropractic college at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2015.
Prior to his educational endeavors, Mike was a high level freestyle snowboarder competing across provincial, national and international spheres and narrowly missing out on the 2006 Olympics in Turin. Following a series of concussions and impact related injuries, he decided to turn his passion for sport and healthy living into a career as a chiropractor. He has extended this knowledge through a variety of professional seminars and workshops, and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), trained in a variety of soft tissue techniques, athletic taping, rehab, training and functional biomechanical assessments. Mike’s special interests include strength and conditioning, sports injuries and the role of nutrition in accelerating recovery and optimizing health.
Mike uses the knowledge gained through his athletic career and educational journey to observe movement, assess function and determine the root cause of the problem.
Treatment plans are uniquely developed for each patient by combining patient preference with the best evidence available. As Mike understands the burden that injuries can carry, he strives to help his patients reduce pain, improve function and enhance quality of life. His goal is to provide the treatment, tools and education to empower people to live pain free, healthy lives while reaching their fullest potential.
As a healthy living and outdoor enthusiast, Mike spends his free time training as a competitive Crossfit athlete, surfing, playing golf, hiking, mountain biking and exploring the beauty of the South Island with his dog Harley, cat Mowgli and significant other Emily.