- Rehab Specialist Chiropractor
- Medical Acupuncture McMaster University
- Registered TCM Acupuncturist
- Active Release Techniques® Certified Provider
- Graston Technique ® Certified Provider
- NSCA Certified Strenth and Conditioning Specialist
- Pregnancy Care and Postnatal Care
- Functional Integrated Therapy Practitioner
Dr. Katie Au graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She then went on to complete her Fellowship in Chiropractic Rehabilitation Sciences in Toronto, distinguishing her as specialist in sports injuries, exercise and physical rehabilitation. She holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario and is credentialed in Contemporary Medical and Neurofunctional Acupuncture from McMaster University.
Dr. Katie has a background in Eastern Medicine, and is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncturist, as well as a Sports Chiropractor. She is certified in Mei Zen Cosmetic and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, and Fertility Acupuncture and Abdominal & Digestive Health TCM Acupuncture.
Dr. Katie has a special interest in the rehabilitation of sport- and repetitive strain-related injuries, as well as exercise therapy for injury prevention, improving posture, and overall fitness. She is a full-body certified Toronto Active Release Techniques (ART®) provider in Spine, Upper Limb, Lower Limb, and Long Tract Nerve Entrapments, and a certified Level 2 provider of Graston Technique (GT®). Dr. Katie is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-USA), a L1 National Coaching Certificate holder, and has completed training in Shift Concussion Management.
In addition to her manual therapy skills, Dr. Katie has completed specialty courses in infant and paediatric chiropractic care, with expertise in treating pregnancy-related pain (both prenatal and postpartum). She offers Webster Technique-like therapy, and acupuncture (with Chinese Moxibustion when indicated), for moms with breech /mal- positioned babies.
Dr. Katie believes in a movement-based, functional approach to healthcare. As a dual-licensed Toronto Chiropractor and Registered TCM Acupuncturist, who is also an experienced personal trainer, Dr. Katie has a unique knowledge of biomechanics, anatomy and exercise physiology, which allows her to seamlessly implement manual therapy, training, and exercise rehabilitation treatment programs to improve natural healing, functional ability, core stability, strength, power, and endurance. Patient education, preventative stretching / strengthening exercises, precise hands-on treatment, physical rehabilitation, nutrition, lifestyle and ergonomic advice are key elements of Dr. Katie’s practice as she works with her patients to not just meet, but exceed their health, wellness and performance goals!
During her spare time, Dr. Katie works as a Clinical Director in Health Promotion for the Special Olympics Canada. For fun, she enjoys lifting weights, running, boxing, and travelling off the beaten path – 36 countries and counting!