Dr. Marques practiced in both the U.S.A. and Singapore, before returning to her home country of Canada to practice in 2011. Dr. Marques studied Kinesiology and earned a Bachelor of Science degree with high honours from the University of Waterloo. She then completed a four-year Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Marques shows genuine concern and care for the well-being of her patients. Her passion is working with pre and post natal women. Dr. Marques speaks on many topics her most popular being her dynamic 5 Part New Beginnings Pregnancy Series; including Part One: How to have a pain free pregnancy, Part Two: The Wellness Pregnancy, Part Three: Pregnant in the Workplace, Part Four: Nutrition for the Healthiest Pregnancy, Part Five: Back to the Mommy Future; Returning to the New You. She is Board Certified in the USA, Singapore and Canada. She is also certified in Webster’s Technique (a prenatal specific technique).
As a Chiropractor with experience, Dr. Marques is committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of her patients. Dr. Marques uses a "whole person approach". This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Marques is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.
Dr. Marques understands the concept of living an active, balanced and healthy lifestyle, amongst the face-paced Toronto work environment. She enjoys working closely with each patient throughout their therapy and incorporating an exercise rehabilitation program. It is her goal to instil knowledge of how the body heals and strengthens as patients progress in achieving their health goals. She is best known for her gentle but firm adjusting style which incorporates many techniques such as diversified, SOT, activator, and drop-table adjusting techniques. She is particularly interested in empowering her patients to strengthen and maintain good health individually once they pass the pain-phase of their condition.
Physiotherapies: ● Active Release Technique, Spinal Decompression (DTS), Cold Laser, Exercise Rehabilitation, Graston, and Electric Therapies.
Post Graduate Programs and Continuing Education:
Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics C.A.C.C.P. via the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (180 hours) Courses:
● ICPA Neuro Immunology: Current immunological research pertaining to care of the child. Vaccinations concepts and controversies. February 25-26, 2006
● ICPA Pediatric Cranial Sacral Care: The facial link in pregnancy and birth, introduction to cranial sacral synchronization and protocol for the infant. March 25-26, 2006.
● ICPA Transition to Wellness. Creating the paradigm shift from symptom care to functional based healthcare with considerations for family lifestyle changes. April 22-23, 2006
● ICPA Neurosensory Integration: Practical application of neurosensory integration in the chiropractic practice. Includes normal neurological development and neurosensory dysfunction. May 13-14, 2006.
● ICPA Full Spine Care: Specific, short lever, gentle adjustments for the child and pregnant mother, exam and evaluation procedures, and causes of VSC. June 24-25, 2006.
● ICPA Neurophysiology and Nutrition. July 22-23, 2006.
● ICPA SOT-Spinal: Evaluation, Assessment and Adjusting for the Pediatric Patient. August 19-20, 2006.
● ICPA Diagnostic Imaging in Pediatric Healthcare. September 23-24, 2006.
● ICPA Conventional and Holistic Pediatric Medicine. October 7-8, 2006
● ICPA The Challenged Child: Analysis, Assessment and Adjustments for the Challenged Child. November 4-5, 2006.
● ICPA Technical Integration: An overview of all modules and their integration into the family wellness practice. December 9-10, 2006
● ICPA Perinatal Care: Techniques & case management for pregnancy, birth & infancy. Webster technique certification. March 24-25, 2007.
● ICPA Introduction to Chiropractic for the Family Practice. May 19-20, 2007
● ICPA Research-Review of the Literature and case study writing: Application of current research & its relevance to case management in the family practice. July 14-15, 2007
● Successful Completion of 180 Hour Final examination February 2011
Other continuing education courses by year:
● Motion Palpation Institute Low Back ● Motion Palpation Institute Neck and Upper Back ● Motion Palpation Institute Extremities ● General Paediatric and Prenatal Care ● Thompson Advanced Techniques Part I. ● Thompson Advanced Techniques Part II ● Thompson Advanced Techniques Part III. ● Active Release Therapy Spine. ● Graston Soft Tissue Technique.
● International Chiropractic Pediatric Association as noted above ● Pre and Post Natal Care. Toxicity and Detoxification before pregnancy. Nourishing the Mother. Nourishing the baby, ear infections and constipation. ● Active Release Therapy Upper Extremity.
Anti-aging Certificate Program ● The Ageless Advantage: Living Longer Through Diet and Lifestyle. In order to be able to implement in a clinical setting a 1+ year Anti Aging Program including Nutritional, Stress Management, and Exercise recommendations.
Selected Courses of Continuing Education (USA) Including:
Courses with a Focus on Nutrition:
Headaches N117~ A seminar that examined the use of Co-Enzyme Q as preventive treatment for migraines, the modular headache theory, neurovascular aspects of cluster headaches, headache and ataxia, and the relationship of migraines and menstruation.
Osteoporosis, Pregnancy, Lactation N110~Studying the role of calcium and other minerals in osteoporosis. Examining and advanced understanding of nutritional guidelines for the pregnant female, changes in vitamin and mineral requirements in pregnancy. Examining Nutritional changes that occur with lactation.
Childhood Development, Nutrition and Obesity N111 ~ Growth rates and weight gain in early childhood. Identifying specific minerals involved in childhood nutrition. The stages of obesity development in childhood including the importance and problems associated with childhood obesity. Examining the role of fiber in childhood.
Case Studies in Nutritional and Functional Medicine-Chronic GI Disorders and Fatigue N113 ~Identifying the challenges inherent in the diagnosis and management of patients with complex and chronic multi-factorial problems. Applying a systematic approach to functional laboratory diagnostics and associate the findings with the need for specific therapeutic strategies using nutrients, botanical medicines, and nutraceutical compounds. Demonstrating an ability to institute life-style modifications, such as dietary changes, stress management techniques, and exercise in the management of patients with complex chronic illness.
Courses with a Focus on Physical Diagnosis:
Physical Diagnosis and improved management of Osteoporosis, Fatigue, Stroke and Fibromyalgia. PD101~ Examining the risk factors and different treatments for Osteoporosis. Constructing differential diagnoses for Fatigue. Advanced implementation of the Active Straight Leg Raise Test. Establishing risk factors of stroke to improve patient outcomes. Diagnosing and treating fibromyalgia.
Advanced Treatment of Acute and Chronic Shoulder Disorders PD103~ Developing an advanced understanding of shoulder anatomy and motion as they pertain to diagnosis and treatment of the injured shoulder. Review examination techniques relative to diagnosis of injury in the overhead athlete. Review the characteristics and diagnosis of shoulder injuries common to overhead athletes. Understanding the functional anatomy of joint and the classification of traumatic injuries of the acromioclavicular joint. Develop understanding of the mechanisms, examination, diagnosis, radiography and treatment of common acromioclavicular joint injuries.
Special Topics in Pediatrics PD105~ Constructing a list of signs and symptoms relating to Pediatric Meningitis. Identifying pediatric injuries associated with strollers. Review a pediatric case involving a herniated nucleus pulposis. Discuss the principles of evaluating common versus rare diagnoses. Evaluating pediatric otitis media and possible herbal remedies.
Advance Treatment of Shoulder Syndrome/Impingement Syndrome PD107~Identify common causes of shoulder syndrome. Understanding functional mechanics of the shoulder relative to impingement syndrome. Differentially diagnose shoulder impingement from other shoulder conditions. Define an appropriate treatment program for impingement syndrome.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome PD108~ Identifying common risk factors and causes for CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome). Define tests and examination procedures to diagnose CTS. Listing the common conditions important in the differential diagnosis of CTS. Developing a chiropractic treatment plan for CTS .
Advance Cervical Spin analysis following injury PD114~ Developing improved clinical skills in evaluating patients by evaluating case studies. Discussing a case involving vertebral artery dissection following an automobile accident. Utilize functional lateral bending x-rays to evaluate the cervical spine for signs of injury and instability. Evaluating the issue of surgical errors causing spinal pain.
Advanced Physical Diagnosis of TemporoMandibular Joint Dysfunction PD117 ~Analyzing the frequency of different signs and symptoms of TMD in a pediatric population. Compare psychological status, pain-related disability and clinical status in TMD patients. Differentiate the EMG activity of masticatory muscles of patients with different TMJ-related presentations. Determining the difference in diagnostic accuracy between ultrasound and MRI for TMJ osteoarthrosis. Illustrating the use and results of chiropractic treatment for TMD.
Medical Compression Garments • Dr. Marques has advanced training in clinically relevant anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system • The venous disorders and risks factors that indicate or contraindicate medical compression hosiery • Dr. Marques is a certified Medical Compression Hosiery Fitter which allows her to expertly measure, fit and select an appropriate medical compression product.
• Dr. Marques is certified in AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, fourth edition. The American Medical Association (AMA) Guides are the legally accepted standard for impairment assessment in Ontario for Catastrophic determination, and in many US states for Workers’ Compensation claims settlement. The purpose of an impairment rating is to represent impairment and estimate the degree to which an injury diminishes an individual's capacity to meet the demands of active daily living or a particular profession or occupation. The Whole Person Impairment rating is a key component in the legal determination of an injured person’s Catastrophic status in Ontario. Claimants with injuries meeting the criteria of Catastrophic Impairment may have access to a higher level of benefits for medical care and rehabilitation, attendance care and case management.
• This training allowed Dr. Marques advanced methods of evaluation necessary to determine the presence, nature and extent of Whole Person Impairment of musculoskeletal, neurological and other body systems, utilizing the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, fourth edition. This also places Dr. Marques in good standing with the American Board of Forensic Professionals.
Renewed certification in AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th edition. This training allowed Dr. Marques advanced methods of evaluation necessary to determine the presence, nature and extent of Whole Person Impairment of musculoskeletal, neurological and other body systems, utilizing the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, fourth edition. This also places Dr. Marques in good standing with the American Board of Forensic Professionals.
Advances in Pain Mechanisms and Management
Interventional Physiatric Therapies that Assist Chiropractic Care (Gordon Ko, MD, CCFP(EM), FRCPC, FABPMR, FABPM) An overview of the latest approaches, evidence and protocols with Botox and platelet rich plasma (PRP). Dr. Ko outlined the indications/contraindications of such treatments and how/when a chiropractor should refer patients for interventional physiatric therapies.
Improving outcomes for subacute/chronic pain patients through management of comorbidities (Eldon Tunks, MD, FRCP(C), Odette Tunks, DC) Gained an epidemiological perspective on how comorbidities affect pain outcomes and learn how chiropractors can help acute, subacute and chronic pain patients improve and return to function. Dr.Eldon and Odette Tunks identified approaches in dealing with pain, function and psychosocial barriers.
Spinal Pain Mechanisms: What’s Different About Spinal Pain? (Howard Vernon, DC, FCCS, PhD) The experience of patients with spine pain is different from those with pain in the extremities. Updates on what we know about why this is so by reviewing the clinical characteristics and the neural mechanisms of spine pain.
Pain and the Brain: The Role of Spinal Manipulation in Sensorimotor Integration (Bernadette Murphy, DC, MSc, PhD) Reviewing the basic science evidence for the role of spinal manipulation in addressing disordered sensorimotor integration.
The Strain is in the Brain: Translating Basic Science Research on Pain and Spinal Manipulation into Language Patients can Understand (Bernadette Murphy, DC, MSc, PhD) This workshop provides summaries of basic science articles and work through in small group exercises to help practitioners understand the material and how to explain it to patients.
Common Sites Where Nerves are Susceptible to Inflammation (Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD, Brian Budgell, DC, PhD) Common sites where nerves can be compromised demonstrated in prosections, with a discussion of key anatomical and biomechanical relationships.
Neurophysiologic Mechanisms of Myofascial Pain (John Srbely, DC, PhD)
Managing Non-Responsive Soft Tissue Pain: When Will Needling Help? (Mark Scappaticci, DC, DAp, FRCCSS(C), CSPTI) Insight into chronic pain effects on the central nervous system and local tissue changes in painful soft tissue conditions. When to use dry needling to help improve treatment outcomes.
Neuroimaging of Acupuncture for Chronic Pain (Richard Harris, PhD) Covering recent data suggesting that acupuncture and placebo/sham acupuncture actually have differing neurobiological mechanisms in how they produce analgesia.
The Role of Nerve Inflammation in Local and Radiating Pain Syndromes (Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD) Many patients present with radiating pain, and altered sensations and sensory function in the area of pain. In this lecture, the effects of inflammation on axons was discussed in terms of various symptoms commonly attributed to and misdiagnosed as nerve compression.
Nutritional Approach to Pain Management (David Seaman, DC, MS, DABCN) Nutrition for pain is a misunderstood concept. Inflammatory chemistry is associated with the metabolic syndrome, which is associated with an increased expression of spine and extremity pain syndromes. Understanding this relationship and related nutritional applications may improve outcomes in non-responding musculoskeletal pain patients.
Expert Panel – Pain Assessment and Management (Moderator: Brian Budgell, DC, PhD) Panelists: Eldon Tunks, MD, FRCP(C), Richard Harris, PhD, Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD, David Seaman, DC, MS, DABCN
Functional Evaluation Training
Dr. Marques is a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator having completed the course of study including American Medical Association (AMA) Range of Motion, Progressive Isoinertial Lifting Evaluation (PILE) Dynamic Lifting, Methods-Time Measurement (MTM) Dexterity, and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) lifting.