Dr. Brett Lypchuk | AB
I grew up in Prince Albert, Sask., playing hockey and lacrosse. When I was young, I hurt my back and developed chronic back pain. After numerous attempts to fix it, a chiropractor was the first person to listen and help me recover. I’ve become a regular chiropractic patient and advocate of chiropractic care ever since. My goal is to educate patients and to enhance their lives.
Why I volunteer on the National DEI Taskforce: I saw a need for DEI in the profession when I began to practice. Being an LGBTQ practitioner, I felt alone or unable to relate to my colleagues due to the inability for them to understand my experience as a practitioner or a student. The worst part was that I had limited resources with regard to support. I came to Calgary and I could not find an LGBTQ chiropractor anywhere. What are the chances in a city of over a million people? Either there were none or they just didn’t feel comfortable to “out themselves.”
My story is one small section of DEI. I still have privilege and this is why I don’t get a free pass. I am a white male. I need to fight for those who have less privilege. I am fighting for them, because I found my strength
Follow me at: @backtomotion