Dr. Nekessa Remy - Zinny Factor

We had the opportunity to interview Dr. Nekessa Remy who is a chiropractor, a registered and medical acupuncturist and one of Canada’s fastest rising and sought after health and wellness expert in the industry.

Dr. Nekessa Remy is the current owner of Mississauga’s The Chiropractic Office, a comprehensive injury management clinic focused on sports-related injuries and woman’s health issues.

She also runs a practice in downtown Toronto, at Integra Health Centre where she works amongst other leaders in the healthcare field and she was recently included in the photo project HERstory which features 150 Black Canadian Women Toronto capturing their range of professions, life experience, and perspectives. Her story, as well as many others, were featured on the CBC

“My days start early to accommodate patients who like to get treated before they go off to work. Therefore, I’m usually up by 6:00 AM. By mid-morning I am either working on a blog post or filming a health and wellness segment for Global Morning.

Lunchtime is filled with more patients wanting to fit in a treatment at lunch. Then comes the meetings, right now most of those meetings are with contractors or designers as I work to expand my Mississauga Office to a new location.

Evenings are for those patients that can only come see me after work which means I am home by 8:30 PM or 9:00 PM. After a light dinner comes downtime with the Real Housewives of anywhere!”

If you are wondering how she came to discover her career path, she shared this with us.

“While in chiropractic school I was learning about treating the body externally. In other words, I learned how to treat conditions by manipulating muscles and joints. Although I was fascinated with what I was learning, I wanted to know more. How could I treat the body internally, without the use of drugs or invasive therapies? That is how I stumbled across acupuncture.

I found a group of other health practitioners including urologists, anesthesiologist and sports medicine doctors that were using acupuncture to help treat their patients. They were combining Eastern and Western medicine to get patients better, it was exactly what I needed to ensure I was providing my patients with complete care.”

As a licensed chiropractor and Medical Acupuncturist, Dr. Nekessa Remy has developed an approach to injury management that is based on current research and measurable patient outcomes.

Her passion for health and rehabilitation led her to earn an Honors Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario followed by a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Dr. Nekessa Remy Interview - Zinny Factor

When we asked what tip she had for workers who live a sedentary lifestyle, she had this to share:

“You want to set small achievable goals. Start with a goal that is doable. If you have been sedentary most of your life, maybe running a marathon is too big of a goal to start with.

Start with 20 minutes of activity every other day. This activity could be walking to work, walking your kids to school or taking the stairs at work. When you set achievable goals, you are more likely to attain them which will only motivated to set higher goals and achieve more!”

This is what good health means to her:

“Good health to me is being in control of your body. We all have a right to be healthy and we all should have equal access to the tools we need to live healthy lives.

Being in good health means having access to the right information for your body and mind and using it to be your own health advocate.”

What advice do you have for women who seek professional growth in their career? How were you able to grow yours? 

“Surround yourself with other professional women. Networking can be a great way to learn about the possibilities of being an entrepreneur.

It wasn’t until I saw what other women entrepreneurs where achieving did I allow myself to dream bigger. Meeting women who were CEOs of national and international companies, showed me that these women were no different than me.

They had the same passion and the same determination to succeed that I had. So why couldn’t I become just as successful in my own field? I had to stop getting in my own way and just go for it!”

Dr. Nekessa Remy is a business owner and shares an advice for anyone wanting to start a business.

“Find a mentor, someone who has been successful in their own field. What I’ve learned is that most successful people want to share their story. As a business owner, there are no guarantees, it is a lot of trial and error.

A mentor can provide you with tips and tools that worked for them, this will give you a starting point and hopefully prevent you from making the same mistakes they made. Does it mean that you won’t make mistakes? No. But it will give you someone to bounce ideas off of and someone who can empathize with you, through the ups and downs of owning a business.”

What inspires you or motivates you to keep doing what you do?/ Favorite quote?

“I am helping people live healthier lives. That alone motivates me to keep doing what I do.

I love this quote from Maya Angelou: “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.” I always tell myself that when this quote no longer applies to what I’m doing, it’s time to move on.”

Thanks to Dr. Nekessa Remy for answering our questions and sharing her ideas and thoughts. We are so pleased to have featured her on our platform. To learn more about her or to book her services, visit her website: www.drnekessaremy.com.

In our previous interview, we featured an immigrant who went from side hustling to full-time entrepreneurship and she shared a lot of useful tips and advice on how she was able to achieve it. Make sure you check it out and share with your folks.

Are you someone that takes your health seriously? What does good health mean to you as a worker? Share in the comment section as we’d love to know.

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