The Doctor

Dr. Duane Smethurst, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Duane was born and raised in Red Deer, attended Red Deer College and then headed to Davenport, Iowa to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree with highest honour's (Summa Cum Laude) and elected to Pi Tau Delta International Chiropractic Honours Society.

He has post graduate Certifications in Sports, Occupational and Industrial Consulting, Strength Conditioning, Permanent Impairment Rating and is currently working on a Wellness Certification. Qualifications and experience are from a number of fields. Sports Injuries, Chiropractic Health Care, Paediatric Chiropractic Care, Acupressure, Reflexology, Massage, Nutrition, Physio therapeutics, Coaching and participating in many sports.

Sports & Chiropractic

One of my passions has always been volunteering and supporting many sports teams in central Alberta, including Red Deer College Athletes since 1993 and Professional Rodeo since 1993.

  • Instructed a Sports Injury Prevention course at Red Deer College.
  • Awarded C.S.C.S designation (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from N.S.C.A. and one of the first Canadian Chiropractors to be awarded the prestigious designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
  • Awarded Canadian Sports Chiropractor of the Year at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in 1993.
  • Chosen as one of the Sports Chiropractors for the 1993 Canadian Power Lifting Championships.
  • Involved directly working with athletes at the 1993 Western Karate Championship.

Family & Chiropractic

smethurstfamilyFamily care has always been paramount in my practice as it is with most fellow Chiropractors. I have had the joy of watching many of my patients families grow and I am now seeing third, fourth and fifth generation family members.

Just as many concerned parents take their children to the dentist for regular check-ups, so it is that many parents who are already chiropractic patients themselves are bringing their children to chiropractors to have their spinal development checked. Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being.