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Dr. Tom Sawa – Sports Chiropractor

Education:

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.

Quote:

“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