Dr. Zehra Gerretsen
Hailing from a small town in Niagara Region in Ontario, Dr. Zehra grew up in nature, often spending most of the day outside playing in her backyard and mom’s garden. Dr. Zehra has been a chiropractic patient since birth and knew from a very young age that she was meant to follow that same path. She received her Bachelor in health sciences (pre-med) from Brock University and her Doctor of Chiropractic from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.
Treating primarily perinatal and neonatal patients, Dr. Zehra is belly and baby obsessed and spends most of her down time continuing her education in the birth field, occasionally attending births to provide house calls and birth doula support. She strives to empower her pregnant patients to functionally train for birth as it is one of the most significant athletic events in life. Dr. Zehra also focuses on interprofessional collaboration, often co-management with her favourite RMTs, pelvic floor PTs, midwives, maternity doctors, counsellor, lactation consultants, la leche league leaders, and of course Ridge Meadows Doula Services.
Dr. Zehra serves as Second Vice Chair on the British Columbia Chiropractic Association board, enthusiastically supporting the advancement of the profession in the province.
Read more about pediatric and pregnancy chiropractic care here.
Canadian Chiropractic Association
College of Chiropractors of British Columbia
British Columbia Chiropractic Association
BCCA Board of Directors - Lower Mainland Director
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Evidence Based Birth
Doctorate of Chiropractic (CMCC)
Bachelors of Health Sciences Honours (Brock University)
Certified Webster Technique Practitioner (Pregnancy & Pediatric Care)
Birth Doula Certification (Wise Woman Way of Birth - Gloria Lemay)
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification
Spinning Babies Certification (Optimal Fetal Positioning)
Sensory-Motor and Neurofunctional Development
Certified Class IV Therapeutic Laser Practitioner
Selective Functional Movement Assessment Level 1 Certified
Certified Orthomolecular Microscopy Practitioner
Pain BC Chronic Pain Management Practitioner
Standard First Aid/CPR - Health Care Provider