Meet Chiropractor Shaunessy Keita D.C.
Early Experience With Care
Growing up in a big family, I was always around other kids and babies, lots of babies! I didn't know exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I knew it would involve babies. Naturally, this love of babies grew into a love for bellies and all things pregnancy.
I attended the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and completed my Honours Bachelor of Health Science degree, with a specialization in Kinesiology. Learning how the body works, and what it is capable of, was fascinating. That's why, in my 3rd year of University, when a professor was teaching Anatomy, I had to find out how she knew so much about the body, and with such ease and detail. To my surprise, she said she was a chiropractor. I had no idea what a chiropractor was or what they did but I quickly found out! Researching this amazing profession was incredible. This was my first introduction to Chiropractic - at 22 years old - but I knew immediately, this is what I was meant to do. So I booked myself in for my first adjustment to experience first hand, the body's ability to self-heal. The relief I felt was amazing and over the next few days I also noticed improved sleep and digestion.
I knew there was so much more to learn and was eager to start this new adventure at The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto. I encountered a bit of a road block when in my 3rd year of chiropractic school, my husband Mory and I were surprised with the pregnancy of our first daughter, Maliyah. At the same time, we experienced some immigration difficulties and my husband had to leave Canada until his permanent residency was approved - an estimated 2 years. So here we were, married and expecting our first baby, but we were separated by thousands of miles. I was not going to raise our baby alone but I didn't want to give up on becoming a chiropractor. It was during this time, when I experienced how necessary a Mother's Village was. It was incredible how my family, friends, classmates and roommates helped me throughout my pregnancy and for 2 months of Mama-hood. It's something I'll never forget. I also received amazing care from both faculty and students throughout my pregnancy - as chiropractic care was necessary to keep my body in alignment and my nervous system in check (to say I was stressed, was only the tip of the iceberg). It was the best case in an unfortunate scenario.
So after completing my exams, we moved to the Caribbean to be together as a family. We had an amazing time living as locals on the island - Maliyah basically growing up on the beach in her cloth diapers. However, after the year off, Maliyah and I had to return to Canada, without my husband, so I could begin my clinic year at CMCC. This was incredibly difficult but I still wanted to be a Chiropractor. I came back to My Village and once again, they helped me until my husband was approved for his permanent residency a few months later. And just as we thought life was settling down, it got slightly complicated, again. We were surprised with the pregnancy of our second daughter, Rokeiyah, and my due date was 2 weeks after graduation, but I was determined. I graduated from CMCC Cum Laude and with Clinic Honours. It wasn't easy but with the help of My Village and the support of my husband, I did it!
Since graduating, I have been practicing and providing chiropractic care for many families in Calgary, from babies to grandparents, with a special interest in perinatal and pediatric care. When working with your family, I promise to put my heart and soul into your care - I love what I do and I want to understand your goals in order to meet your needs.
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