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Dr. Tom Sawa – Sports Chiropractor


University of Toronto – Bachelor of Science 1972

CMCC – Doctor of Chiropractic, 1977

Fellow, Canadian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, 1979

Fellow, College of Chiropractic Sports Science – Sports Medicine Rehabilitation, 1986

Clinical Focus:

A special interest in the shoulder and upper extremity injuries.  “I searched everywhere for a brace for the shoulder and couldn’t find one, so I ended up inventing one.”

Clinical Passions:

To develop new and innovative designs for assistive devices (braces) that both support and control movement.


“The joints in the spine are meant to move.”

“Normal movement of the spinal joints and their surrounding musculature promote quick, safe and natural healing.”

Career Highlights:

  • Holder of the several patents with sports medicine braces
  • Inventor – “Sawa Mini Shoulder Brace”, “Sawa Groin/Thigh Brace”, “Sawa Shoulder Orthosis”
  • Lecturer throughout Canada and the US – Post Graduate Educator
  • Director of Sports Medicine & Player Development – St. Michael’s Major Hockey Club (MTHL), 1981 – 1983
  • Sports Medicine Chairman – Young Nationals Midget Showcase Tournament, 1985 – 1989
  • President/Founding Member – Canadian Chiropractic Sports Academy
  • Technical Instructor for Hockey Ontario
  • Level IV Hockey Coach