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Meet Dr. Jerry Smuszko

Since 1996, Dr. Jerry Smuszko (pronounced smooz-ko) has delivered the Dr. Jerry headshotkind of care that makes every patient feel like a cherished family member. At Dalhousie Family Chiropractic & Massage we welcome patients of every shape and size; from moms-to-be and children to budding athletes and senior citizens. We provide the very best in customized treatment, with an emphasis on optimizing the innate wellness potential of those in our care.[/two_thirds_last]

A Chiropractor is Born

When Dr. Jerry was 14, he injured his neck during a wrestling tournament. This trauma resulted in two years of migraines and neck pain, severely hampering his ability to even carry out simple activities of daily living. He eventually sought the services of a chiropractor. Within just a few months, Dr. Jerry’s life transformed; his neck pain healed and he no longer suffered from migraines.

Chiropractic adjustments changed my life, and from that point on, I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor!”

A Passion for Giving Others a Better Life

Dr. Jerry earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in San Jose, California. He’s now enjoyed over two decades in practice, and remains in awe at the impact chiropractic care has had on the lives of his many patients, including:

  • Back pain relief
  • Headache & migraine relief
  • Natural scoliosis correction


Family Life

Dr. Jerry’s dad died of a heart attack when he was 11, motivating him to live a health-conscious lifestyle that includes regular exercise and healthy eating. He played water polo for over 25 years and was a part of the Canadian Junior National Team.

He and his wife have three children. One of his sons was born with Down syndrome and his daughter was adopted from Ethiopia. All three kids have received chiropractic care from the time they were born. As a family, they all enjoy hiking in the mountains, water sports, snow-boarding, swimming and biking.

Dr. Jerry is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), the Alberta Chiropractic Association and the Canadian Chiropractic Association. He and his wife support charities associated with Canadian Down Syndrome and adoption.

Get Started Today

We encourage you to take the time and effort to invest in your well-being. We treat our patients like family, and want to earn your trust. Contact us for an appointment; we feature on-site X-rays for your convenience.


Dr. Jerry Smuszko | (403) 286-2245