Colleen Gray-Hewett

Mom, Student, 2013 ITU World Long Distance Triathlon Champion (Age group 40-44)

I formally ventured into the world of triathlon in 2008, beginning with sprint distance then quickly moving up to Olympic and then half-Ironman distance events. While training for my first half-Iron in 2010, a weekend training camp brought about what appeared to be a hip flexor issue that effectively disabled me from running with less than a month to the event. I was referred to Paul who promptly treated through chiropractic and ART methods. The race went well and I was quite amazed that treatment of this sort existed and was so effective.

Fast forward to today. I’ve been racing competitively now for 6 years completing two Ironman events, qualifying for Kona World Championships, several half-Iron events and Olympic distance events, and am the current provincial Olympic distance champion in the 40-44 age group and 2013 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Champion in the 40-44 age group.

In 2014, I’ll represent Canada’s age group team at both Olympic distance and Long Distance Worlds in the 45-49 age group. The training is tough on the body. I have several issues, as do most athletes, including a degenerating disc. Paul, through treatments on both a regular or periodic visit schedule, keeps me not only on my feet, but able to train up to 20 hours per week. His interest and knowledge of athlete wear and tear are crucial. As a runner himself, he can relate to not only what ails, but the psychological importance of being able to get back in the game quickly. I greatly appreciate Paul’s time and knowledge with each visit. My current favourite treatments are ART and traction.

Cate and Kristin are also fantastic to work with.

Thank you MHP and Dr. Wiggins!

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