Dr. Derek Haughton was born to be a chiropractor. Since he was 6 years old, he has known it was what he wanted to do: helping people not only to live symptom-free, but to become, and stay, their healthiest.

Now, having been in practice since 1998, Dr. Haughton feels even more blessed to work as a chiropractor every day at Ascension Chiropractic Health Centre. He gets to see daily miracles and steady progress in patients’ lives as their present and future lives transform for the best.

“I love seeing breakthroughs in the lives of my patients as they progress through their care,” Dr. Haughton says.

“They’re like family to me and I’m deeply touched by what’s going on in their lives. I know our health underpins everything and everyone else in our lives, which is why I take the privilege to lead and educate my patients so very seriously!”

Dr. Haughton grew up an hour from Ottawa, in Smiths Falls. He has had a lifelong love of sports, including hockey and soccer—in fact he did his undergrad studies in Texas on a soccer scholarship. He continues to play competitive soccer every week.

Away from practice, Dr. Haughton also enjoys weight training and running, and loves getting into the outdoors for flyfishing and hiking, as well as family travel adventures.

“The two most important things in my life are my faith and my family, and I thank God every day for the opportunity I have to love and nurture my relationships with my wife, Marisol, and our boys, Blakely and Joshua.”

Dr. Haughton is the founder of Ascension Chiropractic Health Centre.

Dr. Derek standing on a mountainside looking down