Our sports and injury specialists include an internationally renowned team of Sports Chiropractors, Sports Medicine Physicians, Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists and Massage Therapists who work together – all under one roof - to provide the specialized treatments and therapies you need to heal injury, speed recovery and optimize your performance.
Our track record of success is recognized by the medical and sport communities around the world. We’ve supported athletes at 8 Olympics, 14 World Championships and over 100 international events. We teach and lecture internationally. During the past 37 years, we’ve treated over 28,000 new patients. We were one of seven clinics selected by The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to provide services for the Low Back Pain Pilot Project. Due to our success, we are one of two clinics in Ontario chosen to continue the program.
Sport Injury and Soft Tissue Specialists
Our expert Chiropractors, Sports Chiropractors, Sports Medicine Physician, Physiotherapist, Registered Kinesiologists and Soft Tissue Care Specialists at Back to Function and Bell Chiropractic work with your healthcare professionals to provide the range of treatment and expert care needed for your specific condition.
Our professionals are certified in the most advanced soft tissue care techniques including Active Release Techniques® and Graston® and are dedicated to relieve pain, speed recovery from injury and improve function for people of all ages and all activity levels.
Dr. Bell leads both the Back to Function and Bell Chiropractic teams. He is considered one of Canada’s foremost Sports Chiropractors. He has worked with athletes across a wide range of sport disciplines at over 50 international events including 6 Olympic Games and 18 World Championship and Commonwealth Games. In addition to treating patients, he lectures to chiropractic and healthcare professionals around the world. His dedication to bring the same level of expert treatment that elite athletes receive to people of all ages and activity levels has established Back to Function and Bell Chiropractic as the clinics of choice for people and athletes from all over the world.Read More
Dr. Ben Rayfield was born and raised in Orillia. He was heavily involved in Track and Field and various team sports which led him to a keen interest in sports injury treatment and prevention. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Kinesiology, then Magna Cum Laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 2003. He has been a dedicated member of the team at Bell Chiropractic and Back to Function since his graduation.Read More
Born and raised in Orillia, Dr. Mike Duffy has extensive ties in the community throughout his years of athletics including hockey, soccer, baseball and track-and-field. He attended The University of Western Ontario before graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, with clinical honours. While studying at CMCC, he attended McMaster University, obtaining his certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture. During his internship, Dr. Duffy completed an extensive clinical placement at Sunnybrook St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital.Read More
Dr. Bell is a sports specialist chiropractor and one of Ontario’s few certified Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) practitioners. He graduated with honours from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where he was awarded 13 scholarships including the prestigious FICS International Student Scholarship for his contributions to sports chiropractic. He is the recipient of an international award for his student-led research initiative in clinical biomechanics, and was awarded an Academic Achievement Award by the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (RCCSS) for his research project investigating the effects of chiropractic manipulation in elite sprinters.Read More
Dr. Allison McFarlane comes to Back to Function with a strong background in exercise and nutrition. She draws from a variety of techniques, including Active Release Technique, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, and functional assessment systems, which allows her to individualize treatment plans to every patient’s needs. Allison believes that patient education, personalized treatment, and exercise interventions form the foundation of patient care, allowing patients to understand their underlying conditions and prevent future issues from developing. Dr. McFarlane is committed to helping every patient meet their optimal health potential.Read More
Dr. Nader Abdelkader obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the University of Manitoba while concurrently competing at the national fencing circuit. During his athletic career, his appreciation for sports medicine sparked interest, having sustained several sports injuries himself. Combining his passion for health sciences and sports, he graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. After obtaining his doctorate degree, he further pursued his academics and completed an intensive 2-year post graduate fellowship in Sports Sciences.Read More
Dr. Tara Brown’s philosophy of healthy living has been instilled since a very young age, which lead her to pursue a career in health and wellness. When a ski injury hampered her performance at 14 years of age, Dr. Brown turned to a chiropractor to help her recover. This gave her the passion and drive to become a chiropractor herself, as she wanted to provide the same quality of care to others.Read More
Dr. McMordie is a medical doctor specializing in Sport and Exercise Medicine. She has been part of Team Canada's medical staff at several major games including the Pan Am Games, World Beach Games, and FISU Winter/Summer. Her clinical expertise includes sport injuries, concussion, joint pain, non-operative osteoarthritis management, and platelet-rich plasma, cortisone, and viscosupplementation injections.
Carolyn is passionate about getting individuals back to their respective goals as quickly as possible. In addition to general orthopedic rehabilitation, Carolyn’s specific physiotherapy interests are pelvic health, concussion management, cancer rehabilitation, and sport injuries.Read More
Carley’s background in education and experience as a high school teacher brings a unique set of skills to her work. Her ability to interpret the different learning needs and styles of others and her ability to explain difficult concepts in a clear and concise manner is very helpful to patients. Carley enjoys combining her knowledge of Kinesiology with her joy for teaching to help others discover the therapeutic potential of corrective exercise.Read More
Jasmine has been an RMT since 2008 after graduating with honors from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She specializes in Swedish massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Cupping; and incorporates Shiatsu, myofascial release and active release techniques into her treatments. She is also a qualified yoga instructor, having completed a 200 hour teacher training in Costa Rica in 2010. Jasmine moved to Orillia with her husband and two boys in 2020. In her free time she can be found on the trails hiking or riding her bike with her husband, two boys and their dog Roo.
Jacqueline graduated from the three year massage therapy program at Georgian College in 2012. She believes in providing treatments with a balance of relaxation and focused deep tissue massage in order to achieve maximal results and improve client’s overall wellness. She provides clients with a personalized treatment, tailored to each individuals needs.Read More
“After 6 years, and thousands of dollars spent on therapy and pain clinics, I was still unable to return to work. After just 3 months of treatment at Back to Function I was back on the job. I’ve even participated in a war canoe competition and I’m enjoying golf again!”See More