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Meet Dr. Robert Rodine

‘My ultimate goal is to help patients understand that the degree to which their joints and muscles are functioning determines the quality of their motion. After all, function is motion and motion is life.’

Truly Understanding Chiropractic Made the Difference


Dr. Robert Rodine

When I was young, I saw a chiropractor for hip pain. However, it wasn’t until my early twenties that I truly understood the benefits of chiropractic. After suffering from recurrent back pain, I sought chiropractic care. Even after the pain subsided, I knew something still wasn’t right.

As I continued care, I gained a new understanding of what it truly meant for the body’s mechanics to function properly. Our bodies are really just machines. Like your car, they need a good mechanic who understands what’s working, and what needs attending to.

A Multidisciplinary Approach

I attended the University of Ottawa for my undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics before moving onto the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, achieving a Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2007.

I then worked in clinical research and musculoskeletal health in the Department of Graduate Education and Research Programs at CMCC. There, I was able to train in clinical practice, research, and teaching, while getting exposure to different areas within health care.

Using a patient-centered approach, my goal is to educate my patients regarding their form and function in an effort to help them understand how their daily lives are affected by this. To accomplish this, I weigh the best treatment options suited for each patient’s unique needs. These include hands-on chiropractic adjustments, instrument-assisted adjustments (using an instrument such as the Activator), soft-tissue therapy, Active Release Techniques (ART), acupuncture, dry needling, exercise and rehabilitation therapy, custom foot orthotics and lifestyle education.

Dr. Rodine’s Continuing Education Experience

In order to bring provide the best care he can, Dr. Rodine is committed to lifelong learning. By regularly and proudly taking part in continuing education, Dr. Rodine stays up-to-date on the latest research and developments within health care. Below is a list of courses Dr. Rodine has participated in:

2005 – Trigenics, Myoneural Medicine – The Trigenics Institute

2007 – Pediatric Care – Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
2007 – Conservative Management of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMJ) – Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

2008 – The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation – Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

2009 – Clinical Acupuncture (250 Hour Certification Program) – Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

2010 – Musculoskeletal and Spine Imaging Review – Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
2010 – Clinical Acupuncture, Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture and Treatment of Neurological Conditions – Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

2011 – Musculoskeletal and Spine Imaging Review – Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

2012 – Functional Anatomic Palpation – Lower Limb – Functional Anatomy Seminars
2012 – Functional Dry Needling – Level 1 Certification – Kinetacore
2012 – Headache and Concussion – Chiropractic Specialties Conference

2013 – Musculoskeletal and Spine Imaging Review – Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
2013 – Cranial Adjusting Turner Style Level 1 – C.A.T.S.
2013 – Upper Limb, A.R.T. – Active Release Techniques (
2013 – Advancements in the Diagnosis and Management of Spinal Disorders – Chiropractic Specialties Conference

2014 – Lower Limb, A.R.T. – Active Release Techniques (
2014 – Custom Orthotic Therapy & Gait Analysis – The Orthotic Group
2014 – Functional Dry Needling – Advanced Level Certification – Kinetacore
2014 – Advanced Credential In Pain Management – Canadian Academy of Pain Management
2014 – Cranial Adjusting Turner Style Level 2 – C.A.T.S.
2014 – Yoga Teacher Training, 200 Hour Level – The Yoga and Wellness Studio

2015 – Spine, A.R.T. – Active Release Techniques (
2015 – Concussion Management Provider – Shift Concussion Management (

2016 – Complex Protocols, A.R.T. – Active Release Techniques (
2016 – Advances in Chiropractic Practice: Chronic Pain – Federation of Canadian Chiropractic/Canadian Academy of Pain Management
2016 – Emergency First Aid & CPR – Dr. Theresa’s Health Institute

2017 – Full Body Recertification, A.R.T. – Active Release Techniques (
2017 – Functional Integrated Needling, Pain Management – The Fit Institute

2018 – Complex Protocols, A.R.T. – Active Release Techniques (

2019 – Indian Club Rehab Protocols, Functional Movement Systems
2019 – Functional Movement Screen, Functional Movement Systems
2019 – Emergency First Aid & CPR – Dr. Theresa’s Health Institute.

Outside of the Office and In the Community

Outside the office, Dr. Rodine enjoys spending his time relaxing with his wife, Dr. Christine Cordick, and their two sons. Dr. Rodine stays active through hiking, cycling and yoga. Dr. Rodine is also a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200).

Throughout the year Dr. Rodine offers a number of health talks with various community events, such as the Healthy Living Festival and various other health and wellness fairs.

Dr. Rodine is also a firm believer in community investment and has contributed to numerous volunteer initiatives since moving to Smiths Falls in 2009.

  • Smiths Falls Toastmasters: Co-founder, Charter President, Member 2010 – 2013
  • Physician Recruitment Committee, Town of Smiths Falls: Committee Member, 2012 – 2016
  • Healthy Living Festival, Smiths Falls Downtown Business Association: Committee Member, 2013
  • Ontario Chiropractic Association: South East LHIN Liaison, 2012 – 2014
  • The Hub, Recreation, Arts & Athletic Association: Board Member, 2012 – 2014
  • Proud and ongoing supporter of the Healthy Living Festival, the Sole Sisters Run for Cancer Research and Movies Under The Stars

Please feel free to contact Optimum Health: Chiropractic, Massage & Fitness with any questions about chiropractic care, and let us help create a healthier you. Restore yourself, restore your health. 613-205-0978