Spoken Languages: English and Cantonese
My name is Michael Lau and I was born and raised in Golden, British Columbia. My interest in chiropractic began immediately after my very first chiropractic treatment in Calgary, Alberta. At the time, I was a student with chronic low back and neck pain. Truthfully, I assumed that it was normal for all students to experience neck and low back pain, especially when exams were around the corner. In my last year of study at UofC, I experienced severe low back pain and I was desperate for help — It was only then that I was introduced to a life-changing profession, chiropractic. After my very first chiropractic treatment, I was an instant believer. I knew that if I could provide the same quality of care for others, I would be fulfilled.
Upon receiving my Bachelor of Kinesiology with Distinction at the University of Calgary, I decided to pursue chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. During my clinical internship, I was fortunate enough to be nominated as 1 of 13 chiropractors to volunteer abroad in the Dominican Republic. While I was there, I provided basic health care and chiropractic care to the underserviced population. This eye-opening experience allowed me to hone in on my non-verbal communication skills as well as my chiropractic techniques. This is also where I discovered my passion and interest in neurological conditions/neuropathies, such as stroke and facial pain.
Outside from doing what I love, I enjoy living an active and healthy lifestyle along with international volunteering. My previous experiences in Honduras, Uganda, Dominican Republic, and Asia have taught me so much about life and culture. I hope to help those in need no matter where they are. In Calgary, you can find me at the gym, Centre Avenue Badminton, or on a hiking trail in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
I hope to be part of your journey in living a pain-free and optimized lifestyle. Just remember, you deserve to move the way you want.