Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Laura Tari, I am twenty-seven years old and I was born and raised in Vaughan, Ontario. I attended York University and completed my undergrad in Kinesiology. I then went on to complete my Doctorate of Chiropractic from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and graduated in 2017, ready for the real world! I started working as a chiropractor part-time at a local clinic but had always seen myself in the distant future as owning my own clinic. Thanks to the help and support of my family and friends, we were able to make this dream a reality sooner than I thought. I wanted to write this article to show how perfectly things fell into place and to give a testimony for what can only be described as divine intervention in my life.
The clinic started as an idea that was inspired through a conversation with my friends which happened to land on the right ears. It started first with my longtime friend Anthony Delillo who is a general contractor. He along with friends Luca Campacci & Vinh Le of Level Studio Inc helped me to conceptualize my big plans into something we could build. Another friend of ours, Nick Sottosanti, is a real estate agent who was able to find me the perfect location which came with the most supportive and lovely landlord. The construction process was a collaboration of everyone’s efforts. Throughout this process, I wanted to work on the business and branding part of the clinic. Luckily, my cousin Elena, who now makes the prettiest wedding invitations (Elena’s Little Shoppe) has a vast knowledge of graphic design and was able to create our logo. The next order was to transform this logo into signs on the exterior and interior of the building – thankfully I had a friend for that too, Nic Napolitano. This project was a collaborative effort of literally everyone I have ever known. It took a village to make this clinic a reality, and I am so grateful to be able to have relied on friends for that.
I wanted to create a place that would be warm and inviting to all who entered. I also wanted to hire a staff of exceptional practitioners dedicated to their patients’ care. Well, there you have it. As of September 7, 2018, Movement Chiropractic & Rehab has been open for business! We started off with myself and an associate Chiropractor (Talha Farooq) and now we are a team of four practitioners including a Physiotherapist (Bhavi Patel) and a Registered Massage Therapist (Benn Knight). We support each other and work together to provide the best care possible for our patients!
There is another near feature we have incorporated into the design of the clinic. The hallway of the clinic is a free exhibit space dedicated to local artists to display their work. The arts are very special to me and was a large part of my childhood. The exploration of dance and anatomy ultimately led me into chiropractic studies. As a former visual arts student, I understand the importance of exhibits and would be honoured to hold a space dedicated to artists.
What motivates me?
I am inspired by the great minds of my mentors and teachers and amazed at how much knowledge they can hold. This motivates me to want to read every research paper ever written. It’s a good reminder that learning never stops. I strive to constantly keep learning to be able to provide the best care possible.
I love being able to work in a community that I know well and I look forward to supporting others in the way that I have been supported by the Vaughan community growing up.
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