Dr. Thomas Johnson gained an interest in chiropractic care after injuries from sport led him to a chiropractor for treatment. Growing up, Tom enjoyed many sports and as a teen focused solely on motocross racing, where he competed at a national level. He continued his love of sport while attending the University of Regina. There, he was a national competitor in powerlifting. Once he completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology with a major in human kinetics, he was off to Toronto to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
During his time in Toronto, Tom met his wife Willow, who was attending the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Post-graduation the couple decided to settle down in Saskatoon and build their practices. Dr. Thomas Johnson chose to join the Lead Team because of Lead’s integrated approach coupled with movement-based solutions. Dr. Tom is in good company at Lead with his wife Dr. Willow Johnson ND, sister Dr. Rikki MacKenzie and brother-in-law Dr. Alex MacKenzie.
As a chiropractor, Dr. Tom creates and teaches movement. This ranges from improving a patient’s ability to walk up and down stairs, to an athlete’s ability to maximize sport performance. The ability to aid patients in achieving their rehab or performance goals, provides a significant sense of fulfillment for Dr. Tom.
Dr. Tom’s Areas of Professional Interest include:
- Sport & Exercise Performance
- Exercise Prescription
- Family Care
Dr. Tom uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including: spinal manipulative therapy/mobilization, Active Release Therapy, Functional Range Release, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, rehabilitation/exercise prescription and patient education.
“I love what I do because it creates a unique challenge on a daily basis. Every patient provides a new challenge, which allows me to create a tailored treatment plan specific to each individual.”
Outside of work, Dr. Tom enjoys CrossFit, spending time with his dog Helen, mountain biking, skiing and fishing.