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Community Involvement

Dr. Gavin Morphet is the owner and director of Alliance Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic. He has brought together a team of health care professionals and staff to provide high quality care to all clinic patients. Dr. Morphet has always firmly believed in giving back to the community in which you reside. As a working professional within the Ancaster community, he knows first hand the benefits and rewards of serving your own community. Whether it’s sponsoring a youth soccer team; donating prizes for local community and school fundraisers; attending local celebrations and events; modeling for a charity fashion show; or annually collecting toys and money for local social services agencies, Dr. Morphet has always been a supporter and participant in many community events, fundraisers, and programs.

Since 2007, the clinic has promoted, collected, and facilitated toy and monetary donations in support of various community organizations such as the Ancaster Community Services(www.ancastercommunityservices.ca) and Good Shepherd Centres (www.goodshepherdcentres.ca).  Every holiday season, the support of patients, friends, and family grows, and the Alliance Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic looks forward to collecting donations on behalf of local service organizations.  Next year, we hope to partner with other businesses to consolidate our toy drive efforts, and ensure we have the most successful holiday season toy drive yet.

As a member of the Rotary Club of Ancaster A.M (www.ancasterrotaryam.org) since 2002, he has held various positions including Community Services Chair; Club Administration Chair; Annual Rotary Charity Golf Classic Chair; President Elect, President, and Past President.

Since graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1999, Dr. Morphet’s personal interest in fitness and sports, combined with his professional expertise has resulted in becoming involved in a range of recreational and competitive sports teams. This includes being a sponsor, coach, trainer, or team physician for local basketball, martial arts, rugby, soccer, track and field, and volleyball teams. Organizations include the Hamilton Hornets Rugby Football Club, the Ancaster Soccer Club, Blessed Sacrament Basketball, Hamilton Transway Basketball Club, and the Peel Selects Volleyball Club.

In addition, he is a member of various business, professional, and community groups, and enjoys meeting others who share a similar interest in promoting local companies and services. He is often invited to share his expertise on a range of health and wellness issues, and regularly presents on topics such as Ergonomics and Workplace Design; Safe Materials Handling; Backpack Safety (school age children); Preventing Golf Injuries, and Optimizing Workplace Health and Minimizing Workplace Injuries, specifically addressing the retail, banking, insurance, and health care environments. In addition, he has also developed and presented a range of sport specific strength and conditioning programs for rep and elite level athletes.

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Dr. Morphet - 2014 Canadian Chiropractor Inspire Award Winner

"Leading by example is the most powerful way to influence and inspire an individual" according to Dr. Morphet, who was recently honoured with a 2014 Canadian Chiropractor Inspire Award. The award is intended to highlight those who go above and beyond in serving their communities.

Below is the excerpt about Dr. Morphet, as featured in the February 2015 edition of Canadian Chiropractor Magazine, written by Mari-Len De Guzman.

Service Above Self

Dr. Gavin Morphet of Ancaster, has been a member of the Rotary Club of Ancaster for more than 10 years, and has gained the admiration of his peers in the club for his dedication and commitment to serving his community.

“Rotary’s motto is ‘service above self,’ “ a dentist and president of the Rotary Club of Ancaster Dr. Alan Zucker writes, in his submission nominating Morphet for the Inspire Award. “Gavin is an inspiration to others because he sets an example of service above self via his profession and through his involvement in our clubs.”

As an evidence-based chiropractor, Morphet regularly reviews medical and health publications to keep himself updated on current news, research and resources that will enable him to provide optimal care for his patients, according to Zucker. In fact, it is not uncommon for Morphet to spend time outside of his clinic hours to research a patient’s specific concern, condition or question.

Morphet considers the rotary slogan, service above self to be his guiding principle in his professional and personal life. “You won’t go wrong if you are exceeding the goals and expectations your patients have for their care. It is also very rewarding to work with people who have the shared desire to make their community a great place to live in,” he said.

Through the rotary club, Morphet has been involved in major fundraising activities for various projects benefitting the Greater Hamilton Area community, including the development of the pediatric radiation suite and children’s waiting room at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ont.

Just in the last five years, the Rotary Club of Ancaster has raised more than $500,000, which funded a number of local and international projects, according to Morphet. These included funding for a program that allows for disadvantaged kids to go to summer camp, a local meals-on-wheels program through the Ancaster Community Services, a toy donation drive during the Christmas season, a water sanitation project in Haiti and the provision of wheelchairs for people with disabilities in the Dominican Republic.

“We are always looking at different projects, locally and internationally, that we can get involved with,” he says.
Morphet’s community involvement is not only limited to the rotary club, however. He also volunteers his time to offer education sessions for sports organizations in his community. He strives to consistently promote a healthy and active lifestyle among his patients and the people he interacts with. He encourages his patients to get involved in the community as well.

“Part of good health is getting involved in your community, being connected with your community, having a good social support network,” he says. His active community involvement helps Morphet provide better care for his patients.

“I basically developed relationships with people within the rotary,” Morphet says, making it easy to connect patients with other professionals or health-care providers they may require, such as: dentists, personal trainers and nurses, among others.

Zucker, who nominated Morphet for the award, affirms one of the chiropractor’s strengths is his personable and humble manner.

“He understands that many patients already have positive and established relationships with other health-care practitioners,” Zucker comments. “Therefore, he has built a solid network within the community to refer and receive referrals from those primary care givers as well, including doctors, dentists, orthodontists, chiropodists and medical specialists.”

Morphet believes leading by example is the most powerful way to influence and inspire an individual. He practices this principle, personally and professionally. He encourages his patients to exercise regularly, eat healthy and maintain a rewarding social network. More importantly, he makes sure that he practises this lifestyle as well.

“In my practice, seeing patients’ health and quality of life improve is very inspiring,” Morphet notes. “This motivates me to continue to improve my skills and knowledge base so that I can better serve my patients.”

Morphet aspires to be a positive impact in his community, and be an important part of what makes his community a great place to live. He finds the work he does for his patients and his community very rewarding.

“I am fortunate that my wife has similar interests, is very supportive and helps with the community work I do,” he says. Naturally, his three children also grew up in an environment of community service and have been part of the projects Morphet and his wife were involved with.

“It has given our family many great memories,” he says.

The complete article Fired up, ready to serve: Canadian Chiropractor Inspire Awards was featured in the February 2015 edition of Canadian Chiropractor Magazine. Dr. Morphet is one of three recipients of a 2014 Inspire Award.

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Office Hours
Monday 8am - 12pm
  3:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 12pm
Wednesday 8am - 12pm
  3:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday 8am - 12pm

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Please call the office directly at 905-648-0661 for all appointment inquiries including rescheduling, cancelling, and booking appointments.

Office Hours
Monday 8am - 12pm
  3:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 12pm
Wednesday 8am - 12pm
  3:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday 8am - 12pm

Chiropractic care offered during these hours. Please call 905-648-0661 to inquire about additional hours offered by other practitioners.