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What Our Patients Say

What others say about chiropractic care can help you make the right health care choice. Review a selection of Hands on Health Chiropractic patient testimonials below and please email me or contact the office if you have any questions.

Yours in Good Health,
Dr. Stacey Farquhar

Very Knowledgeable

Dr. Farquhar is very knowledgeable and adjusts well. She instantly established a positive rapport with my daughter. Thank you for your help.

Selma O.


The team at Hands on Health are amazing! It’s a family friendly environment with toys for the kids, water for waiting and a comfortable air conditioned space. Stacey and Matt are a great husband and wife team that specialize in pregnancy and family chiropractic care. I even got my husband in for some appointments and plan on bringing our newborn :).

Cat V.

Thank You So Much!

I have experienced the first relief in years from chronic pain and back pain in less than two weeks of visits and am so grateful. Furthermore, the thoroughness of the exam and my issues was really astounding along with being extremely informative. I feel an ease and vitality in my body I have not experienced in years. Thank you so much!

Greg G.

Peaceful & Professional Atmosphere

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the family friendly atmosphere and the way Dr. Stacey treats me as a whole person and not just as a spine. I walked in the door and immediately felt at ease with the peaceful, professional environment that is also set up perfectly for parents to bring their children. I am so glad I switched chiropractors and I’ve only just started!

Justine B.

Established Positive Rapport

Dr. Farquhar is very knowledgeable and adjusts well. She instantly established a positive rapport with my daughter. Thank you for your help.

Selma O.

Tremendous Chiropractor

Dr. Lindsay Grieves is a tremendous chiropractic practitioner. Very in depth knowledge and willing to explain all the details of each visit. I look forward to every visit and welcome the healing opportunity that chiropractic care can bring.

Anthony R.

Bringing Positive Changes Into My Life

I absolutely love the staff at hands on health! Dr. Lindsay has been so patient and so excited about my recovery and bringing so many positive changes into my life that it gets me excited. Within the first 3 adjustments I have started to see some changes and has helped with my pain! I would recommend getting an initial assessment and plan to anyone, it is not only worth while of your time or also your money! The staff here is also so kind every time I come in, it is all smiles and it is all about making my life as easy as possible!

Mansi S.


I am extremely pleased with the level of service. Dr, Gina is amazing and I am already feeling better after just a few adjustments.

Eugene M.

Well Taken Care Of

Really appreciated the effort to fit me in on short notice! Office has a very pleasant and soothing atmosphere. Dr. Lindsay explained things very well and I felt very well taken of.

Julia P.

Assisting With Pregnancy Back Pain

Can’t say enough things about Stacey, Gina and the practice. I have had serious back pain with my pregnancy and they are more than optimistic that I can be fixed. Stacey goes above and beyond fixing my back pain but also recommends her favourite supplements and vitamins for pregnancy. As a first time mom-to-be, can’t thank her enough for her advice and expertise!

Caitlin C.


Keep doing what you are doing. Service and professionalism were excellent and I will be coming on a regular basis.

Carolyn C.

Caring And Compassionate

Dr. Gina is a very caring and compassionate chiropractor, Who you can see loves her practice and cares deeply for her patients. Dr. Gina takes extra time to listen to you and find out your needs.

Joyce S.


Dr. Gallo was fantastic, she is very open to patient’s question and provided an explanation for everything. Very polite, well spoke, and an excellent communicator. I have only had two visits with her but I cannot wait to see the outcome of her treatment plan.

Kanika S.

Great Chiropractic Care

Dr. Matt was very respectful and helpful when explaining the problems occurring within my body and what I can do myself to help with it. Made the effort to get to know me and seemed genuinely excited to help me get through this. Highly recommend Hands on Health to anybody looking for great chiropractic care and a friendly, enlightening experience.

Jordan D.

Helping Baby Discomfort

Thank you, Dr. Stacey! I was feeling quite lost and it was heartbreaking to see our baby in such discomfort. I felt supported and that the care was genuine. I wish I had come earlier instead of letting my postpartum anxiety build up. Thank you so much for the effort and we will continue to come for treatment – physical and mental.

Karen for Jacob K.

Thankful I Found Hand On Health

I am so thankful that I found Hands on Health and Dr. Lindsay. I am confident with Dr. Lindsay’s help I will achieve the healthier me that I have been looking for. I feel so refreshed and relaxed after each adjustment.

Erin G.

Highly Effective

Highly effective and informative chiropractor. Goes the extra mile in follow up and education. Exceeded my expectations.

Paul P.

Great Experience

Great experience, everyone was very helpful.

Jessica C.

Positive Changes

I have been Dr. Gina Gallo’s patient for a year and a half and I have experienced many positive changes (physically and emotionally). Dr. Gina’s whole body approach, including the nervous system has helped me realize that visiting a chiropractor regularly is beneficial for overall physical and emotional health. My sleep, eating and exercise habits have greatly improved because Dr. Gina helped me gain the awareness I needed to make positive changes. The care she has given me has motivated me to begin to exercise and in 10 months I have lost more than 25lbs. I believe that her guidance led to my motivation to make these changes. She has also helped me find strategies on dealing with stress which will benefit my overall health. I regularly go twice a week to Dr. Gina and I will continue as I’m am still learning about how to maintain my health and receiving adjustments that keep my body and mind balanced, as well as receiving continued guidance from Dr. Gina. Thank you Dr. Gina!

Nicole T.


I am so grateful to have found Hands on Health Family Chiropractic. I am confident in Dr. Lindsay’s approach to my care and I look forward to my treatments.

Catherine W.

Kind Helpful Staff

I was very impressed by the kind helpful staff. Dr. Gina was extremely helpful and patient with me as it was my first time in a chiropractic office. I look forward to future visits and treatments!

Leigh D.

Amazing Super Friendly People

Amazing and super friendly people. I was a ball of misery, and the patience and kindness shown was incredible. I was recommended, and I will definitely recommend Hands on Health as the best.

Nikisha M.

Fantastic Energy

Dr. Stacey has a fantastic energy. She’s been a great help not just with my chiropractic adjustments, but also with other suggestions to help me stay healthy and happy. I’m very happy to have her input.

Kirsten C.


Dr. Stacey understands my needs and aims to help me with my issues at hand. She is very professional and very helpful.

Gabrielle B.

Welcoming Environment

Very welcoming environment.

Nicole H.

Love This Place

I love this place! You feel like family with every one there!

Amanda R.

Knowledgeable Staff

Professional, dedicated, and knowledgeable staff.

Karen L.

Taking Care Of The Whole Body

I was pleased to learn that chiropractors take care of all aspects of the body, emotional and physical. I did not expect that. So I am hopeful that I can be helped.

Nicole T.


The chiropractor is very knowledgeable and really put me at ease and reassured me that she would be able to help my condition.

Mirella C.

The Best

You are the best. Thank you for helping Olivia be the happy baby she was meant to be!

Maria A.

Warmth And Compassion

Upon my first visit I was greeted with warmth and compassion. Their holistic approach to healing the body and their clear explanation of how it can be achieved filled me with the confidence I needed. I am looking forward to my journey toward a happier spine and overall being at Hands on Health.

Heather S.

Dr. Gina Is Great

Dr. Gina is great! Very personable and took the time to explain her assessment and treatment plan. This was especially important to me with regards to my son’s treatment as he is just a toddler and unable to provide any verbal feedback. He was very comfortable with Dr. Gina and enjoyed his session. I am also 4 months pregnant and felt immediate relief for some of the postural changes I’ve noticed happening already.

Jackie C.

Friendly Environment

It’s a very friendly environment. You feel cared for as soon as you walk in the door. The teas, water, aromatherapy show you care. And the staff and Stacy are accommodating and warm.

Christine G.

Thoughtful Care and Treatment

I am so thankful that my friend Nicole, gave me your office phone number. I am very pleased with Dr. Lindsay’s care. I have been for 4 adjustments and yesterday is the first day that I am beginning to feel much better; 75% of my pain has gone. Jeanie really worked with me on getting a first appointment on the same day I called at a time that was good for me. Thanks for all your thoughtful care and treatment.

Pina D.

My daughter learned many valuable lessons about her body and how to treat it properly

My 6 year old daughter loves to show off her “monkey bar” skills to me, her daddy. Well my “monkey” fell off those bars, landing on her back. Her hips and back were very sore, although nothing was broken. After she got her breath back (and mine too), she recovered quickly but we called it a day and went home.Show More

I decided to have it checked out by Dr Gallo, now Josie can’t wait to return. The visit confirmed that Josie was lucky, no serious injuries this time. My daughter learned many valuable lessons about her body and how to treat it properly. We intend to visit on a regular basis no matter how my “monkey” lands.


I definitely will continue visits

I want to say from my initial assessment and the subsequent visits, I cannot say enough about how professional, caring and very accurate I found it to be. When I arrived for that second visit I was so anxious to find out if my specific pain problem could be helped and I am very grateful my pain and numbness were relieved. I was so elated when I walked out of the office I could not have hoped for a better result. I definitely will continue the visits.

Andrew M.

I’ve seen all types of doctors and practitioners for my injury

She is the best chiropractor I have seen in my many years of dealing with a chronically painful back. I have been to many practitioners – chiropractors, physiotherapists, traditional allopathic doctors, acupuncturists – with little improvement. Her approach, manner and expertise is the only thing that has made a difference and set me on the path to healing.Show More

She has an incredibly warm nature and her empathy radiates from her. You can tell she really cares and her warmth and attentive manner help to make you instantly relaxed. She asks detailed questions and really gets to the root of the problem. She was the only chiropractor in over a decade of treatment to get to the real source of my injured back.

She marries this incredible bedside manner with a rigorously investigative approach. She is on top off all the most current research and takes the time to continually read and to upgrade her already considerable skills and knowledge base. My back pain was debilitating and disabling. I was not living my full life. she has changed that and set me on a new path to pain-free wellness. You’re in good – and healing – hands. I can not recommend her highly enough.

Willow B.

The “light at the end of the tunnel”!

I left my first appointment with Dr. Matt feeling VERY positive and hopeful about the mandatory and necessary change in my life from here on out. I think it can be easy to fall into a rut, and feel like things are never going to get better. Meeting with Dr.Matt made me finally feel that ‘light at the end of the tunnel’.Show More

I am looking forward to the journey ahead: to creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and fixing my spine and back problems with long term lifestyle-change results.

It’s obvious that Dr. Matt knows what he is talking about and doing, and that he genuinely cares about the well being of others. From my end, his passion for promoting and implementing healthy lifestyle makes it clear that this is much more than a job to him. That is a comforting, and positive feeling when you’re the patient. Authenticity is important to me in all aspects of my life.

Love the facility! Everything from the welcoming staff, accommodating waiting area with tea, water, magazines, comfy chairs etc, to the warm colours in interior design. As soon as you walk in the door there is a ‘homey’ ambiance and feeling.
I wouldn’t even hesitate recommending Hands on Health, and have already been singing your praises on Facebook.

All that…after 2 visits. I think you’re all doing something right. Thanks for everything, and I’ll see you soon!

-Meghan W.

A Highly Embarrassing and Uncomfortable Condition

Dr. Farquhar is a wonderful, caring, and absolutely talented healer. She has a ‘magic touch’ because I know that I have walked out of each session feeling lighter and energized. Even more than this though, she has helped me overcome a highly embarrassing and uncomfortable condition that I have lived with for the past 8 years or so. Show More

This condition was an uncontrollable itch in my vagina that would only occur at bedtime. I never thought it would go away and was at the point of simply accepting it as a part of my life. I consulted many doctors on this issue and after numerous tests the doctors still could not tell me the cause. During one consultation I was prescribed an anti-fungal pill which was just around the time I started chiropractic care.

At the time I believed that it was this pill that must have cured me but I consulted yet another doctor and she assured me it was not the pill that helped me because I was simply not tested positive for yeast. She couldn’t believe this condition just went away. Since I made no other changes in my life except going to Dr. Farquhar this appears to be the only explanation to this miracle. So thank you Dr. Farquhar!

-Carolyn (27), Toronto

My Mother Suggested I See A Chiropractor…

After months of headaches, neck pains, fatigue, feeling depressed, and not being able to get a good nights sleep, I was convinced that I was going to live the rest of my life having these problems. Making numerous trips to numerous doctors, not one giving me the glimpse of hope that I needed, it began making my quest for getting better even more impossible and unlikely. That was until my mother suggested to see a chiropractor. Show More

At first I saw no point. If no doctor was able to help me, what would a chiropractor do? Dr. Gallo did just that. From the moment we were acquainted, Dr. Gallo has had a positive outlook instantly making me feel comfortable. She has made an incredible difference in my life.

I am no longer suffering from headaches, I have an incredible amount of energy, I sleep like a normal nineteen year old should, and as a bonus, my posture is even improving. She has taught me so much about the holistic approach to health and given me many pointers on removing stress out of my life. She has not only given me hope but reassurance that everything will be okay. I never expected such amazing and quick results and because of her, I can have my life back.

Thank you for making the difference and making every patient count!

-Lisa B.

My Love Affair with Chiropractic

I first decided to give chiropractic care a try following a girlfriends’ persistent recommendation. I was in my second trimester of pregnancy and starting to experience “common” pregnancy discomforts, such as sacrum pain, backaches & pelvic discomfort. As many other uninformed individuals, I remained on the fence regarding whether or not I believed in the power of chiropractic. That’s when I met Dr. Stacey Farquhar at our pre-natal yoga class.Show More

Within one week, I was in her clinic and soon found out that my symptoms were not at all new ailments but rather subluxations manifesting from many years of built up traumas & imbalances. I made an immediate commitment to work with Dr. Stacey on regaining balance in my mind, body and spirit. Although permanent physical results were not obvious until my third or fourth week of treatment, the emotional benefits were evident immediately. I could not relate to many women’s testimonials of raging pregnancy hormones, mood swings and hyper-emotional states of mind. Instead, I felt a calming confidence and stable disposition. As a crisis counsellor working with abused women it was important for me to remain stress-free and emotionally steady.

The weeks to follow only confirmed my new found love and appreciation for chiropractic care. The holistic approach to treatment, informed decision-making and genuine care of my provider really resonated with me as I felt like an equal participant in my wellness recovery. The physical and psychological benefits have been tremendous, particularly with the continuous use of The Webster Technique. I am confident that my chiropractic care will be a fundamental ingredient in the safe and speedy birth of my first child.

Today, I look forward to continuing my post-natal care and introducing my precious addition to the wonderful world of chiropractic.

– Dragana C.

Experienced a greatly reduced stress level

In addition to being practically pain free, I was able to, through chiropractic care and the creation of new lifestyle habits, lose weight, gain muscle tone, increase my energy, get loose from the grip of sugar, greater body awareness, and rediscover sports… and stop the antidepressants!! Show More

I’ve also experienced a greatly reduced stress level. I have way more focus, the energy to play with my kids and expanded career opportunities. I’m not mindlessly and painfully sleep walking through life! I feel like I’ve been given a new lease on life! And I have everyone at Hands on Health to thank – so thanks guys!

– Marianne W.

Long lasting results

With chiropractic care, I’ve experienced long lasting results and exceptional relief in my neck. I have an improved overall ability, outlook, and attitude due to pain relief. Hands on Health have also provided excellent recommendations on nutrition and maintenance at home that really work!

– Katherine K.

Improved Flexibility

Since beginning chiropractic care, I’ve noticed improved flexibility. I tend to be in a better mood when lacking pain. Dr. Matt has always been pleasant and professional. The results have been excellent.

– Chuck M.

Knee pain disappeared!

After a few adjustments, my knee pain disappeared in one knee and nearly disappeared in the other. I’ve also gained more information on health, exercise, and nutrition.

– Renee K.

One of the best things I have done

I was very hesitant and skeptical in the beginning. But the pressure on the nerves in my neck has abated and I can carry on without much discomfort at all. I can be active again and not grumpy due to the chronic pain. Going to Hands on Health has been one of the best things I have done. I am a believer.

– Peter A.

Much happier now

I can feel my back again!! I’m much happier now. I have also noticed a change in my skin problems. I’ve enjoyed my care and Dr. Matt and Dr. Stacey are great doctors and now friends!

– Sonja

Improves immune system

I was initially nervous about chiropractic treatment, as doctors deter you from it. Since beginning chiropractic care, however, I have no back pain, am able to participate in more activities, am much happier, and have an improved immune system and overall function. Dr. Stacey and Dr. Matt are very approachable and there’s a friendly/family atmosphere in the office.

– Sav N.

Drastic improvement

Chiropractic care had made such a drastic improvement in my health and mobility while living Ottawa that when I moved to Toronto I knew that I needed a knowledgeable and talented chiropractor to continue my care. I found Dr. Gina Gallo after a particularly painful episode and after several months of working with other chiropractors in the area whose treatments and suggestions were simply not working. Show More

Gina did a very comprehensive consultation, was confident in her assessment of my condition, and walked me through the realities of my spinal and overall health, and how we could work on it together. In the last year I’ve seen the pain and spasms almost completely subside, and Gina continues to coach me through the exercises and habits to keep me and my back in good shape.

– Nicole G.

They promote a healthy lifestyle

As a student, long hours of sitting, reading and typing make up most of my days. Years of bending over my computer and not allowing all my muscles to exercise properly resulted in serious back pains. I thought that this was normal, that back pain was something I just had to deal with since everyone seemed to have regular aches and pains in their back. However, when the pain started to increase and last longer I knew that I had to do something. Alongside these issues was my own fear of doctors and misconceptions of what chiropractic care involved. All this held me back from pursuing back care.Show More

After bringing all my questions, concerns and back pains to Hands on Health Family Chiropractic, Dr. Gallo was able to identify key problem areas in my back and provide pain relieving treatment while also teaching me how to strengthen and improve my health everyday. The time Dr. Gallo has spent with me adjusting my back and my health has given me great healing and a great knowledge of the complex, interconnected human body.

Not only do the doctors at Hands on Health Family Chiropractic offer effective ways to help patients feel better, they also work hard at promoting a healthy lifestyle with their patients. Even if you have a general fear towards the medical world, the doctors at Hands on Health will work with you at your pace, and only perform adjustments that you are ready for. My personal experience demonstrates this well since not only has my fear of doctors decreased but I have found my general health to improve as the strength of my back muscles grow and heal. My experience here has opened my eyes to see the great benefit and essential work of chiropractic care and I strongly recommend this care for anyone suffering from back aches and pains.

– Rachel B.

The care I get is immeasurable

I have always been a little skeptic of Chiropractic care. Constant pain plus, years of neglect and just putting up with what I thought was normal wear and tear on the body finally lead me to Hands On Health. Dr. Gina Lead me to a better understanding of how important the alignment of the spine is to the body. The care I get from Hands on Health is immeasurable! They teach you to understand the importance of mind, body and soul. and they genuinely care for each patient. A Great big thank you to the Staff and Dr. Gina.

– Lorraine S.

Drastic improvement in health & mobility

Chiropractic care had made such a drastic improvement in my health and mobility while living Ottawa that when I moved to Toronto I knew that I needed a knowledgeable and talented chiropractor to continue my care. I found Dr. Gina Gallo after a particularly painful episode and after several months of working with other chiropractors in the area whose treatments and suggestions were simply not working. Show More

Gina did a very comprehensive consultation, was confident in her assessment of my condition, and walked me through the realities of my spinal and overall health, and how we could work on it together. In the last year I’ve seen the pain and spasms almost completely subside, and Gina continues to coach me through the exercises and habits to keep me and my back in good shape.

– Nicole G

Welcoming and kind

From the beginning Dr. Gina has been very welcoming and kind. Every time I step into the office I cannot wait for the chiropractic care she has to offer. When I first discovered chiropractic care I thought that it would be a very uncomfortable experience due to all the myths I had heard. It was only as soon as I went to Dr.Gina that all the myths were laid to rest. Show More

She explains everything with simplicity and answers any question about chiropractic care that may come to mind. Personally, Dr. Gina made chiropractic care something I would like to have for the rest of my life. I love chiropractic care as it is not just about getting cracks in your back here and there but an improvement in living a better life. This is all due to the care that Dr.Gina has provided.

– Farhiya J.

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