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Stacy Irvine, D.C., M.Sc.

Founder and co-owner, Totum Life Science

Dr. Stacy Irvine is a founder and co-owner of Totum Life Science, a fitness and health care center in Toronto. Through her work as a chiropractor and strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Irvine’s clientele ranges from beginners, just starting out on an exercise program, to elite and professional athletes.

Dr. Irvine has worked as a sessional lecturer and research assistant at the University of Toronto and the University of Saskatchewan. During this time she also published and presented research articles in: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and Calcified Tissue International.

She has made several appearances as a fitness expert on Canada AM, Global Television Network, City TV, WTN and Balance Television for Living Well, and is frequently quoted as fitness expert in Flare Magazine, Chatelaine, Glow Magazine, The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star.

Before moving to Toronto, Dr.Irvine completed her Bachelor’s of Kinesiology and Masters of Science degree, specializing in Exercise Physiology. Following this program she moved to Winnipeg to train and instruct full time with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Upon moving to Toronto, Dr. Irvine completed Stott pilates certification, became a certified ART provider and completed her Dr. of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Since completion of her Chiropractic degree in 2004, Dr. Irvine has continued to pursue her clinical education and develop new skills as a chiropractor.

Additional training includes Mulligan technique, Golf specific training through the Titleist Performance Institute, pregnancy fitness and therapy along with various sports related certifications for chiropractic treatment.

Dr. Irvine’s most recent education has come as a result of three lovely children (all under the age of six), she is enjoying the challenges of balancing parenting with a busy work schedule, while still trying to stay fit and healthy!!

Early Sports Specialization for Children Does Not Guarantee Results

In my practice I see 12-year-old AAA hockey players with chronic injuries, most often related to muscle imbalances and weakness. These cases further emphasize the idea that children at young ages should be working on developing as many movement experiences as possible.
12/06/2011 09:23 EST
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Building Strength as You Age

For most people there is a common perception that we are at our physical best in our 20s and then it is "all downhill from there." But I believe that our decline in strength as we age is not as dependent on physiological declines in our bodies, but mostly due to the lack of opportunity to train effectively to build strength.
11/17/2011 05:07 EST
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Using Exercise to Enhance Your Brain Power

The idea of exercise as a tool for brain development should be very attractive to anyone involved in education. A simple way to benefit from this idea would be to use exercise as a "primer" to enhance your brain's ability to function. This is such a simple concept that is rarely utilized in our busy world.
09/22/2011 03:30 EDT