Fort Erie's newest doctor had to be quick

Sometimes the best plans go wrong. And nobody knows that better than Dr. Say Khounborind of the Erie Chiropractic Clinic.

Khounborind came to Fort Erie from Niagara Falls bringing with him a considerable background in chiropractic in the rehabilitation field working primarily with people involved in motor vehicle accidents.

Wanting more, he teamed up with longtime chiropractor Dr. Edwardine Drost of Fort Erie with the idea of ​​eventually taking over her practice.

“It wasn’t the right place for me anymore,” Khounborind said of working in rehab.

The plan was to join Drost’s practice and gradually take on more of her patients before she took over the reins.

“She had an existing location in her house with a home office,” Khounborind said.

But when the house was sold and Khounborind, who was due to take over the practice in early January, had to find a new location, plans fell through – and quickly.

“We stayed almost four weeks to find a new place,” he said.

He found a location in Garrison Square in a space formerly occupied by the Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce.

“It was stressful,” Khounborind said of the search. “But we found a place that required the least amount of work. We have plans to renovate it, but for now we are just getting to know the patients.”

Fast forward a few months and he’s settled in, and more and more people in need of help are coming through the doors.

“It was good. Every month the number of cases keeps growing,” said Khounborind.

Part of the reason for its success, says Khounborind, is its approach, which leverages evidence-based and patient-centered care with manual therapy techniques, activity modifications, and exercise. He works with a patient’s GP to ensure a patient’s needs are met.

“The goal is to work with the doctors,” Khounborind said.

The services offered by Erie Chiropractic include a full range of chiropractic and massage therapy services. For the latter, he is working with massage therapist Leah Martel, who has 27 years of experience, and plans to hire a second therapist to help with the increased caseload.

The office staff also includes Administrator Lee LaFratta, who has a long-standing working relationship with Khounborind, dating back to the latter’s time in rehab.

Currently, Erie Chiropractic is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 905-871-0776.