Cathy S.

/Cathy S.

Cathy S.

By |2018-10-03T17:47:49+00:00October 3rd, 2018|

Dear Dr. Stoddard

I wanted to provide you with some follow-up since you were very helpful to me in the early days of my injury. Its been 5 years now and have been continually experiencing disturbing symptoms and not able to return to full hours at work due to vision and balance problems, and neck pain/muscle problems etc. My doctor recently sent me to a specialist who operates some concussion / head injury clinics in the GTA. He suspected a stroke and he ordered a SPEC scan which was done in August, it showed a stroke in the Right Temporal Lobe. It was a few months after the injury happened when I initially came to see you and you, out of all the doctors/neurologists I saw, were on the right track when you suspected an artery dissection was the probable cause after neck manipulation. The artery, apparently, can heal within a couple of months so the CT scan showed normal. I guess I will never really know for sure if that was the cause, but it felt like I took a bullet in the back of the head when I had that neck adjustment.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know, as you provided me better care than I received from any of the many many doctors with whom I consulted.


About: Dr. Douglas Stoddard is a sports medicine physician and is the Medical Director of the Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute (SEMI). After receiving his medical degree from the University of Toronto, he trained in Australia at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, obtaining his Master Degree in Sports Medicine. He is also a diplomat of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has his focussed practice designation in Sport Medicine from the Ontario Medical Association. Dr. Stoddard is a consultant to the Canadian Military and has consulted with well over 30,000 unique patients in his career. Dr. Stoddard is constantly searching for new and promising therapies to help SEMI patients, and is responsible for developing the RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy Program. He is the proud father of two boys, is an avid triathlete and occasional guitar player.

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