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The importance of chiropractic care

A healthy spine allows your body to function at its fullest potential.

Your spine provides the underlying structure for all of the muscles, bones, and joints in your body. The spine, more importantly, protects and surrounds your nervous system. Nerves that branch off from the spinal cord go through the spinal vertebrae, communicating messages from the brain to cells, tissues, and organs. A misaligned or damaged spine interferes with your nervous system’s ability to communicate with the rest of your body, resulting in symptoms that can happen immediately when the spine is damaged, or occur slowly over time.

At Peterborough Max Living Chiropractic Centre, spinal alignment is merely the first step in improving your well-being and provides numerous health benefits. We assess and align your spine, allowing your body to optimize its nerve supply to heal naturally. In addition, this alignment:

  • Eliminates unpleasant symptoms
  • Improves blood pressure
  • Increases happiness
  • Improves recovery times
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Reduces need for medications
  • Strengthens immunity
  • Improves sleeping habits

Spinal Correction Improves Overall Health

Chiropractic care is the largest non-surgical healthcare profession in North America that does not involve pharmaceuticals in treatment. Our  chiropractors practice spinal realignment and correction to relieve pain, increase vitality, and promote overall well-being — naturally.

Corrective Spinal Care for Your Health Concerns

Corrective spinal care maximizes your health, improves immune system function, and helps prevent and recover from pain, illness, and disease. Chiropractic is used to effectively treat Back pain, joint pain, headache, whiplash, numbness, neck and jaw pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, Fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

Improving Your Health Starts Here

Our team is committed to helping you restore the proper alignment of your spine, leaving you better equipped to thrive everyday and prevent illness. We take your health seriously, and do not guess at which treatments will benefit you. Your visit to our clinic involves a thorough analysis of your spine, typically including a digital nerve analysis, posture assessment, range-of-motion, orthopedic and neurological exam, and if necessary, x-rays.


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Our Maximized Living Team

Doug Lukinuk, DC, BSc.


Owner & Chiropractor 

Peterborough's #1 Health Guru

Dr. Doug has been voted "Peterborough’s Favourite Chiropractor" 10 times. As CEO of Peterborough Max Living Chiropractic, he has built one of the largest family wellness practices in the world through his continuous dedication to educating people on the benefits of Core Chiropractic and Maximized Living. He is renown for wonderful community fundraising events, such as the Kids of Steel Triathlon, Kids Day International, Parks Rebuilding, and the one-of-a-kind Hoop Dreams Project where, together with the City of Peterborough, he raised $250,000 to build the state-of-the-art Simcoe/Bethune basketball courts for the kids of Peterborough. Dr. Doug continues to raise funds in support of kids in need in our community. He has his own 10-year running TV show called Maximized Living Peterborough, has given over 1000 life-transforming lectures and has been on radio, podcasts, and is certified to work with Olympic athletes. He has been passionately serving this community for over 18 years. He has recently patented an invention that will help millions get well and stay well faster. Dr. Doug has been called “Peterborough’s Dr.Oz” and “Peterborough #1 Health Guru”. 

He has an unmatched passion and purpose for helping people achieve optimal health

Matt Vidler


Maximized Movement Specialist 

Registered Zen Yoga Teacher (eRYT200) and Medical Qigong practitioner, Matt Vidler is our Maximized Movement Specialist at PMLC. After years of suffering from with poor health and habits, Matt searched for health, happiness, and freedom in his life. This is how he discovered the practice of yoga and qigong (chee-gong).

Through consistent and dedicated practice, he began to connect with something deeper than his “self” and his practice connects him with an inner peace.Yoga and Qigong connects you with the wholeness, harmony, and perfectness of being — life is a journey, not a destination! With daily classes and a free assessment, he would love to help guide you into a practice that MAXIMIZES your journey.

Julia Rose

Wellness Practitioner

Julia grew up in the rolling hills of Northumberland County, where she discovered her passion for selfcare and wellness. She attended Seneca College's two-year Aesthetician Diploma Program where she excelled in this program and truly felt that she had found her passion. From there, she took her level one and two Reiki Certification, which became the doorway to discovering her deep sense of intuition, mediumship, and psychic awareness. In 2007, Julia started working at the world-renowned Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton.  After completing her spa and her Yoga  Certification with East-to-West Yoga, she started working in the wellness department, instructing the yoga, fitness, and meditation classes, specializing in yoga nidra—a restorative form of “yogic sleep”. Now, with seven years' experience working in the area of health and wellness, Julia is excited to bring her knowledge, expertise, and intuitive healing energies to PMLC.

Deb Drinkwalter

Office Administrator

Deb Drinkwalter has a very long history of assisting others in the healthcare industry. In 1979 she began as a home helper and eventually went back to school to become a nurse (retired). Her education and experience has led her to become an executive director for a family-owned and operated healthcare agency. She now begins a new adventure at Peterborough Maximized Living to help others MAXIMIZE their health and TRANSFORM their lives.

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