Dr. Harper began practicing the Wellness Lifestyle at the age of 2 when he received his first Chiropractic adjustment. He made a decision to move towards Chiropractic as a career in Grade 8 when he completed a Health Class Assignment answering the question: “Who do you want to be when you grow up?”
Dr. Harper graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1989. Immediately upon completion, he opened a practice in Mississauga were he has lead a Family/Sports Clinic until the present. In over 26 years of clinical practice, he has continued to supplement his education and experience with courses and seminars in the US and Canada on a yearly basis. He is certified as a Chiropractic Sports Specialist with the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences, he was a Certified Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a Holistic Nutritionist with the Canadian College for Natural Nutrition, a Certified Disability Professional with the NADEP, completed his certification from Functional Medicine University and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, completed certification in Concussion Management from the Shift Concussion Management Program, and has completed his 100 hour certification in Applied Kinesiology.
On a personal level, Dr. Harper “practices what he preaches,” since he has participated in several sports in a competitive environment including cycling, volleyball, and fastball. He continues to body build for pleasure using both the P90X, Crossfit, SEALfit, and the TRX strengthening program that he also promotes within his practice.
In 2001, Dr. Harper decided to transform his first Chiropractic practice into MOSAIC LifeCARE™ & SportsCARE™ Institute when he moved to his present location at 2800 Skymark Ave in Mississauga. As a result of this decision, Dr. Harper began to introduce a different approach to the chiropractic model that most people understand by educating and empowering his patients, and the people in his community, about taking the time to help each individual understand that, “Your Life Matters.”
MOSAIC became a Trademarked ‘Method’ shortly after, and stands for a process of patient education and treatment that uniquely utilizes the latest technology to assess, collect data, treat, and reassess the patient. This ‘method’ challenges every patient to consider their lifestyle and then evaluates how that lifestyle is serving them! This concern for the well-being of his patients has now evolved into the creation of the ‘Mosaic Century Club’, the manifestation of a lifelong dream of Dr. Harper. He realized many years ago that a “Health Storm” would be occurring as the Baby Boomers began to turn 65 years old and beyond. He feared that the system would not be able to sustain such a surging population reaching the point in their lives when traditional medical services would become more and more necessary, as the risk for chronic illnesses became even more prevalent. The latest headlines in the Toronto Star and Globe confirm his prediction and his 15 years of post graduation training and education. Not only will the Baby Boomers devour any remaining resources in an already broken and wildly ineffective Health Care system, but for the first time since 2036, the percentage of senior citizens will out-number the number of tax paying young people in Canada. Therefore, Dr. Harper believes that he has a solution, “Do not get sick!” This can be accomplished in steps and stages including the Century Club, the Mosaic Method, and by following through the 4 stages of Wellness in the developing of your own personal wellness plan.
Dr. Harper was quoted saying, “I believe that you were born to be well and live a vital and purpose driven life. You cannot do this if you are sick, or expire sooner than you were meant to. You can only live out your dream for your life if you are fully expressing the life and energy of that life that you were meant to live. It is my passion to help you discover the value of your life as you discover your life’s purpose… Start now!”
Our clear goal for every patient is a safe and transformational experience by reclaiming their health potential from the devastating effects of sedentary living and poor lifestyle choices. Our practice exists to….give the members of our community an “edge”.
At work, at sport, at play and at life, we exist to provide a safe haven for each member of our community to discover how to live whole and powerful lives, on purpose.