Dr. Judith Snider, Owner of Snider Chiropractic Clinic in Richmond Hill, Ontario, knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a chiropractor. In fact, she knew she wanted to be a chiropractor before she even knew that the profession existed! “Early on I knew I wanted to be a doctor where I could diagnose and help people, but I wasn’t interested in prescribing medicine or performing surgery,” says Snider. “I also wanted to be my own boss.”
While riding on the bus to high school one day, Snider saw signs for chiropractors. Curious, she made a call and asked what chiropractic medicine was. “I realized at that moment that they made a job just for me,” laughs Snider. Soon, she headed off to the University of Toronto, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1984 and then applied to and was accepted at the only accredited chiropractic school in Canada at the time.
After graduating from chiropractic school in 1988, she opened up the Snider Chiropractic Clinic, and fully embraced holistic care as the heart of her practice. “I truly enjoy helping people and being a real partner in my patients’ health and wellness – without drugs or surgery,” says Dr. Snider. “When I see someone who isn’t able to golf or play with their grandkids because they are in so much pain and I can help them to once again lead an active, healthy life, it’s very rewarding.”
Dr. Snider is also very interested in lifestyle and nutrition, understanding the impact both can have on the healing process. Over the years, she has taken many courses focused on nutrition to enhance her personal and professional life, and received her Masters degree in nutrition this past summer. She also conducts a community wellness workshop series focused on topics like diet and exercise. As a sports-minded, active individual herself, Dr. Snider practices what she preaches. She’s completed more than two dozen marathons and competed in numerous half- and full Iron Man competitions.
Dr. Snider continues to broaden her specialties, earning certifications in sports rehabilitation, and the treatment of pregnant women, newborns, and children. Oh, and animals, too. For the past six years, Dr. Snider has worked with different animals – horses, dogs and cats – on her days off from the Clinic. “Animals can’t talk to you, but you can watch how they walk and act,” she says. “If an animal shows unusual behaviors like avoiding jumping, refusing to go up and down stairs, or arching its back, it’s an indication that are not moving properly and may be in pain.” By feeling for certain movements, she is able to diagnose the problem and set the animal back in motion through chiropractic adjustments. “Animals are very intuitive,” she says. If you are doing something to help them, they can feel it and are very happy for the treatment.”
Dr. Snider has relied on Sloan Partners for her clinic’s accounting needs since 2004. “They are always available to answer questions and offer help when I need it,” she says. “I would recommend Sloan Partners – and have many times – to others in need of professional tax and accounting advice.”
Visit Snider Chiropractic Clinic for more information on upcoming wellness workshops.