Concussion Baseline Testing

Dr. Ted now offers computerized Concussion Baseline Testing with Impact Concussion Management. Post-Injury Testing and Treatment Plans are also available. Treatment plans are customized to the individual athlete.

For further information please contact Dr. Ted at 416-254-3765.

To book your baseline test please click ONLINE BOOKING


Custom Knee Braces

Dr. Ted offers custom knee braces to patients that have had a knee injury or surgery and want to still be in the game. A custom knee brace will provide stability and support for athletes at all activity levels. The custom knee brace I most commonly recommend is the Defiance Brace.

Defiance is the world’s leading custom knee brace. More than one-million have been prescribed to athletes of all shapes, sizes, ages and genders. From middle-school soccer players to elite professional athletes, Defiance is the brace athletes trust.

  • Sized to perfection, Defiance is custom-made, allowing a broad spectrum of knee sizes to perform at exceptional levels. Constructed of hollow carbon fiber, Defiance has the greatest strength-to-weight ratio of any knee brace on the market, weighing less than 20 ounces.
  • Defiance features the 4-Points-of-Leverage System, which is a clinically tested5 design that decreases ACL strain by 50%.
  • Another clinically tested technology6 featured on Defiance is the FourcePoint hinge, which provides additional protection from ligament injury.
  • The purpose of the FourcePoint hinge is to train the knee to flex (increase flexion angles) during cutting and jumping, which in turn keeps the knee out of the at-risk position, thus lessening the chance of injury.
  • Defiance protects athletes, allowing them to move with full range of motion, offering no limitations for a host of activity levels.
DonJoy Defiance

Elite athletes trust DonJoy

Defiance is the world’s leading custom knee brace. More than one-million have been prescribed to athletes of all shapes, sizes, ages and genders. From middle-school soccer players to elite professional athletes, Defiance is the brace athletes trust.

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  • DonJoy bracing should not limit an athlete’s ability at all; DonJoy is worn by many athletes who’ve come back from injury and win gold medals, Super Bowls, World Series and collegiate national championships
  • A number of All-Pro and Super Bowl quarterbacks in the NFL today wear the Defiance knee brace because of a past injury or for preventative reasons
  • DonJoy braces are worn by a majority of collegiate and NFL teams
  • DonJoy braces are endorsed by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society
  • 23 of the AP Top 25 trust DonJoy to protect their athletes from ligament injuries DonJoy is the official medical supplier for the U.S. Ski and Snowboarding teams and Justin Sportsmedicine (care team for professional rodeo athletes)

  1. Griffin LY, Albohm MJ, Arendt, EA, et al. Understanding and Preventing Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Review of the Hunt Valley II Meeting, January 2005. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2006 34:9. 1512-1532.
  2. Paterno MV. Paper #2. Presented AOSSM Annual Meeting; July 11-14, 2013; Chicago.
  3. Wright RW, Magnussen RA, Dunn WR, Spindler KP, Ipsilateral Graft and Contralateral ACL Rupture at Five Years or More Following ACL Reconstruction. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Am. 2011;93:1159-1165.
  4. Spindler et al. Return to High School and College-Level Football After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. Published online Aug. 24, 2012.
  5. Supporting study for FourcePoint hinge
    Beynnon et al. 1992; Beynnon et al. 1995; Beynnon et al. 1997; Fleming et al. 2000.
  6. Supporting studies for 4-Points-of-Leverage System
    Queen R, Butler RJ, Dai B, Garrett WE. Effects of Knee Extension Constraint Bracing on Lower Extremity Motion Patterns in Post–ACL Reconstruction Patients. Interim report of six and twelve month data from the ongoing study, 2012.
    Yu B, Herman D, Preston J, Lu W, Kirkendall DT, Garrett WE. Immediate Effects of a Knee Brace with a Constraint to Knee Extension on Knee Kinematics and Ground Reaction Forces in a Stop–Jump Task. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2004;32:1136–1143.
    Yu B. Training Effects of a Knee Extension Constraint Brace on Lower Extremity Motion Patterns and the Risk for Non-contact ACL Injury. Feagin Leadership Forum. Duke Sports Medicine Center, 2010.
    Boyi D, Butler R, Garrett WE, Queen R. Limb Asymmetries During a Side-Cutting Task in Adolescent Patients 6-12 Months Following ACL Reconstruction. Duke University, 2012.

Pack it Light. Wear it Right.

Kids and backpacks just seem to go together. Whether you are heading out on holiday with the kids or sending them off to school, chances are they’ll be packing a backpack.

You have your own load too, whether it’s a fashionable new purse or a suitcase packed to bursting.  Knowing how to choose, pack and lift backpacks, shoulder bags and luggage can prevent them from becoming a pain in the back.

This common-sense guide will spare your back:


Choose carefully: Go for lightweight vinyl or canvas. Pick a pack that has two wide, adjustable and padded shoulder straps, along with a hip or waist strap, a padded back and plenty of pockets.

Pack it properly: Make sure the backpack contains only what is needed for the day or the activity. Distribute the weight of the contents evenly. The total weight of the filled pack should be no more than 10 to 15 per cent of the wearer’s body weight.

Wear it right: Both shoulder straps should always be used, and adjusted so that the pack fits snugly to the body without dangling to the side. Never sling a backpack over one shoulder.  You should be able to slide a hand between the backpack and the carrier’s back.

It’s a fact! More than 50 per cent of young people experience at least one episode of low back pain by their teenage years. Research indicates one cause is improper use of backpacks. So pack it light and wear it right!


Choosing a Shoulder Bag: Whether your bag is a purse or home to your laptop, choose one with a wide, padded adjustable shoulder strap.

Packing a Shoulder Bag: Divide the contents among multiple pockets to help distribute the weight and keep items from shifting. Your bag should not weigh more than 10 to 15 per cent of your body weight.

Carrying a Shoulder Bag: Don’t always carry your bag on the same shoulder, switch sides often so that each shoulder gets a rest. Try not to lift the shoulder on which the purse is carried, ideally wear the strap across your chest.


Choosing Luggage: Look for sturdy, light, high-quality and transportable pieces. Avoid purchasing luggage that is already too heavy when empty. Choose a bag with wheels and an adjustable handle when possible.

Packing Luggage: Over-packing is a pitfall. Ensure your luggage is never too heavy for you to pick up.

Lifting Luggage: Place carry-on luggage into the overhead compartment by first lifting it onto the top of the seat. Use your knees, not your back to lift!

The Last Word: Carrying a heavy load that is poorly distributed can cause a number of problems including muscle strain, headaches, neck, back and arm pain, and even nerve damage. It pays to pack it light and wear it right. (1)

(1) Article taken from the Ontario Chiropractic Association.

Gardening and Your Back

It’s that time of year again! The snow has melted, the frost is gone. Time to get outside and start cleaning up, but be careful. Raking, lifting, digging, kneeling, planting – this is enough activity to challenge any athlete. Gardening and yard work may not be Olympic sports, but they are strenuous physical activities. In a recent poll, 88 per cent of Ontario chiropractors indicated that working in the garden and yard were the most common sources of neck and back pain they treat during the warm weather season.

To help you enjoy the fruits of your labour during this yard and gardening season, we recommend you keep these tips in mind:

Stretch out before you head out. Light to moderate gardening can burn between 300 to 400 calories an hour, compared to the 40 calories an hour while sitting quietly. So take the time to prepare your body for activity, always warm-up and cool down your muscles. Add a short walk and you’ll have topped off your routine with overall conditioning. Now you’re ready for your open-air workout!

Use good technique while lifting. Keep the load close to your body, your back straight and bend your knees while picking up and putting down the load. Avoid twisting, and get a buddy to give a hand with heavy, awkward loads.

Use the right tools and moves. The right moves can reduce the strain on your body; alternate your tasks, kneel to plant and weed, change positions frequently and most importantly pace yourself. Moving correctly and using the right tools go hand-in-hand. Work with ease in your garden and yard, always make sure that tools are a comfortable weight and size for you. There are many ergonomically designed tools which are light-weight with long padded handles and spring action mechanisms which can reduce strain and effort.

You’ve completed a gold medal performance, take a break! Get-up, move around, alternate tasks, repeat your stretch routine or sit back, relax and have a cool drink. Try not to overexert yourself, and take three brief breaks at least once every hour. Give yourself a breather… Your back will thank you!

If you have back or muscle pain that lasts more than 48-hours without improvement, call to speak to Dr. Ted and he will be able to help you out.



         Dr. Ted Niejadlik is a movement and mobility specialist, chiropractor, acupuncture practitioner, nutrition coach and golf fitness instructor. You can find Dr. Ted at 108 Main St. South in beautiful downtown Georgetown.  He graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2004.  After getting married in 2006 he moved to Georgetown where he has been providing evidence-based care for the people of Halton Hills for the last 14 years.

         Dr. Ted was first introduced to chiropractic care at the age of 14 when he injured his neck while lifting weights. He had strained his right upper trapezius muscle and could not move his neck without severe pain. A trip to the local hospital for some NSAID’s provided no relief. Dr. Ted’s father took him to his chiropractor and after one treatment he had regained 50% range of motion in his neck and his pain decreased by half. Dr. Ted was amazed at such a quick result by the sole use of a chiropractor’s hands. It was then that he decided that he wanted to become a Doctor of Chiropractic and help others the way that he had been helped.

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