Meet the Family First Team
Dr. Jason Whittaker
Dr. Jason is originally from Toronto and has spent most of his life in the Greater Toronto Area. After graduating with a PhysEd degree from Brock University in St. Catharines, he attended and graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1997. He began his chiropractic career as director of Power Chiropractic where he successfully (with Dr. Danella) ran his first wellness-based family practice for 4 years. In 2002, he and Dr. Danella joined the team at King City Natural Health Centre to further their work with the families of the community of York Region. The decision to move to Winnipeg, Manitoba in August, 2005 was an exciting adventure and he is now the proud director of Family First Chiropractic & Wellness in St. Vital, Winnipeg. Dr. Jason has spent 18 years researching and training and is now a sought after speaker on health and wellness issues and has spoken throughout the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba, as well as throughout the the US. He has a particular interest in the wellness care of families and children, performance care for athletes and the science behind the mind/body connection as it relates to human potential. Dr. Jason also received his Board Certification by the American College of Functional Neurology in Childhood Development Disorders. He has a passion for working with children with developmental and neurobehavioural disorders such as ADHD, Autistic spectrum disorders, dyslexia, learning disorders, Tourette's syndrome & OCD. His work also extends to working with balance disorders, dizziness or vertigo, movement disorders, chronic pain sydromes, stroke rehabilitation, traumatic brain injuries, post-concussive syndrome or chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). To learn more about how he could help you or your child go to our Functional Neurology page.
Dr. Danella Whittaker
Dr. Danella is originally from Dauphin, Manitoba. After graduating with a Phys Ed degree from the University of Manitoba, she attended and graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1999. She began her chiropractic career joining Dr. Jason at Power Chiropractic and later at King City Natural Health Centre in Ontario. Dr. Danella gained her tremendous adjusting skills and love for serving others when as a student and early graduate she participated in three mission trips to Panama. Adjusting thousands of appreciative and welcoming Panamanians per day transformed Dr. Danella and provided her with the opportunity to see first hand the amazing self-healing power of the body. Dr. Danella has a particular interest in pediatrics and pregnancy care and has developed an expertise in the field. As an advocate for birth choices, she sits on the Birth Centre Community Committee and was a valuable member of the Birth Centre Advocacy Group which was instrumental in developing and designing the Winnipeg Birth Centre. Dr. Danella & Dr. Jason have a daughter, Emma who is a common "helper" at the office. Dr. Danella's interests include photography, painting, reading, yoga and spending time with family. Dr. Danella was recently nominated for the YMCA Women of Distinction award in the health and wellness award. When you meet her you will immediately understand why she was nominated for this prestigious award.