Ask a Chiropractor

Hi there, I’m Dr. Shaila Callaghan. I am a family wellness chiropractor with a special focus in prenatal care and pediatrics, particularly children’s brain development. I completed my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2011, where I was the proud recipient of the Vern Welsh Memorial Award for excellence in Radiology. Previously, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from McMaster University, specializing in the fields of Botany and Histology. In my practice at the Vita Integrative Health Clinic at Yonge and St. Clair in Toronto, I am proud to care for hundreds of pregnant ladies, kids of all ages (including newborns), and families alike. Outside of the clinic, I maintain a healthy and active lifestyle which I integrate into my daily practice. I enjoy hiking, boating, puzzles and I love to exercise and explore my surroundings! To book an appointment with Dr. Shaila, please call (416) 962-2000. Check out Dr. Shaila online at and

Q & A: I have Pubis Symphysis Disorder

Question: I am eight months pregnant and have started to have pain and difficulty walking due to what I’ve been told is pubis symphysis disorder. Will a chiropractor help me? The quality of life for women with Symphysis Pubis Disorder (SPD) can be greatly diminished and can make pregnancy difficult and stressful. Although it is not life-threatening, it can be life-limiting! The symptoms of SPD vary amongst women, but almost all women who...

July 9, 2014 Read Blog

Toys will be Toys

Do you want to know the most annoying thing about your kid? I’ll just tell you before you embarrass yourself by listing all the personal traits your kid inherited from you that drive you insane. It’s his toys—every blinking, flashing, singing, barking one of them. I’m not talking about the innocent little wooden car with the one squeaky wheel. No. I’m talking about the mammoth stack of battery operated crap you’ve inherited...

July 8, 2014 Read Blog

A Chat with “Inspirational Dad” Larry King

We all know Larry King as the world-renowned TV anchor who kept Americans in-the-know on global happenings for 25 years via his CNN show, Larry King Live. But when I recently chatted with Larry King on the web series My Life as a Dad, I wanted to know about his experience in being a dad to five children, two of which were born almost four decades after his first children. Larry King's son Larry, Jr., adopted son Andy, and daughter Chaia were...

July 3, 2014 Read Blog

Favourite Summer Salad

BBQ season is upon us once again and when the weather gets hot the last thing I want to do is cook. One of my favourite things to eat on these hot days is a bocconcini tomato salad. It’s super easy to make and a great dish to take when you are invited to a BBQ. 2 cups of cherry tomatoes 1 cup of bocconcini cheese (I like to use the mini ones) Fresh basil –torn Olive Oil Pinch of salt   Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and...

July 3, 2014 Read Blog

Car Seats

When it comes to buying any product for my little girls I like to do my research;  are there harmful chemicals in this product? Has the product passed all safety inspections, etc? I can honestly say that I might have become a bit obsessed when it came to deciding on which convertible car seats we would buy for our daughters. I had always thought that the Diono's were amazing car seats, especially with the steel frame and reviews that I had...

July 2, 2014 Read Blog

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