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Markham Chiropractors, Dr. Kirsten Thomas and Dr. John Varga welcome you to:

in balance chiropractic + acupuncture clinic

25-time Reader’s Choice Award Winner as Markham’s:

#1 Chiropractor

#1 Chiropractic Clinic

#1 Acupuncture Provider

#1 Acupuncture Clinic

#1 Overall Service

In 2009, Markham Chiropractor, Dr. Kirsten Thomas established in balance with the goal of providing patients with the best in chiropractic care.

Our success can be attributed to our ongoing development in education and practical skillsets, offering you a wide array of inter-related treatment options.

Coupled with an undeniable passion for helping our patients, our aim is to deliver a best-in-class chiropractic experience!

the in balance difference…

Comprehensive initial visits to identify the cause of your concern

We offer more than your typical chiropractic assessment…

We perform a very thorough functional assessment to determine how limitations in your posture, ranges of motion, individual joint motion, muscle weakness, muscle tension and altered mechanics can cause compensations in your body, leading to pain and other symptoms.

We ask that you schedule 45-60 minutes for your initial visit so that we can address every concern.

Offering a wide-range of treatment options – Chiropractic, Acupuncture, ART, Custom Orthotics and much more

All treatments are 1 on 1 with your chiropractor, and run 15 to 30 minutes in length, to offer more treatment options than with just a quick adjustment.

Appointments may consist of the following:

  • chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations for the spine and extremities using manual or instrument-assisted therapies
  • soft tissue therapies such as Active Release Techniques (ART), cupping or Fascial Abrasion Technique (FAT)
  • exercise rehabilitation, nutrition and lifestyle counseling
  • functional integrated/medical acupuncture
  • modalities such as interferential current or laser
  • kinesiology taping
  • custom made orthotics
  • compression stockings
Corrective exercises to improve underlying issues

We don’t just treat pain or symptoms; we work to address the root cause of your issues.

For the majority of patients, weak muscles are a common underlying cause of many complaints presented to a chiropractor’s office.

By prescribing the best exercises based on your assessment, there are usually fewer compensatory changes (increased muscular tension and joint dysfunction) in the surrounding areas leading to less pain and less reliance on continued therapy.

At in balance, everyone from infants to seniors receives a safe and specific corrective exercise program tailored to their needs.

We believe in a multi-faceted team approach

Many patients require more than one type of therapy and more than one type of health care professional to help them reach their goals. To act in the best interest of the patient, we often provide referrals to our network of qualified healthcare specialists to ensure that you receive the right care at the right time for your case.

Some of these referrals may include osteopathy, physiotherapy-including vestibular or pelvic floor physiotherapy, massage therapy, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, homeopathy, occupational therapy, social work, speech language or vision therapy.

Our chiropractors take the time to listen and provide individualized care

Every patient is important to us, so you have our promise that we’ll go above and beyond in addressing all of your health and wellness goals.

To ensure you are confident that you have chosen the right clinic and practitioner for your needs, our chiropractors are more than happy to have a quick chat by phone or email regarding your concerns before you schedule your initial appointment.

If we are not the best practitioner to address your concerns, we are more than happy to refer you elsewhere inside our network of care providers to ensure you get the care you deserve.


read more about chiropractic
read more about instrument assisted chiropractic techniques
read more about acupuncture
read more about Active Release Techniques
read more about instrument assisted soft tissue therapy
read more about animal chiropractic
read more about pre and post-natal care
read more about Webster Technique
read more about pediatric care
read more about cranial adjusting
read more about kinesiology tape
read more about custom made orthotics
read more about compression socks and stockings
read more about exercise rehabilitation
read more about golf fitness
read more about electrical therapy
read more about custom knee and hip bracing
read more about laser therapy
commonly treated conditions:
  • upper, middle + lower back pain
  • sciatica
  • neck pain
  • headaches / migraines
  • torticollis / wry neck
  • temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain + dysfunction
  • shoulder pain including impingement syndrome and rotator cuff strain
  • elbow pain including tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • wrist pain or sprain 
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • pelvis + hip pain
  • iliotibial band syndrome
  • knee pain including patellofemoral syndrome and jumper’s knee
  • ankle + foot pain including plantar fasciitis/fasciosis
  • sprains. strains. tendonitis
  • nerve entrapment syndromes. numbness + tingling
  • pregnancy related pain + discomfort
  • osteoarthritic pain
  • bursitis related pain
  • helping breech babies
Dr. Kirsten M. Thomas – B.Sc. (Hons), D.C.
Bachelor of Science–Honours Kinesiology
Doctor of Chiropractic
Certified Animal Chiropractor
Certified Acupuncture Provider
ART Certification
Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner
Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Webster Technique Certification
TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
Personal Trainer Specialist
Medical Compression Hosiery Fitter
Custom Orthotic Fitter
Dr. John F. Varga – B.Sc. (Hons), D.C.
Bachelor of Science – Honours Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Doctor of Chiropractic
ART Certification
Webster Technique Certification
Custom Orthotic Fitter
Ossur Bracing Provider


Dr. Kirsten Thomas

Mondays               3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesdays                                 variable

Wednesdays        3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursdays           9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays           8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Off on Statutory Holidays and long weekends

Dr. John Varga

Tuesdays                  3:00pm – 6:30pm

Wednesdays (am)  9:00am – 12:00pm                     

Wednesdays (pm)   3:00pm – 6:30pm

Saturdays                8:30am – 12:00pm 

Saturdays are alternating


Since opening our clinic doors in 2009, our clinic has won 25 Reader’s Choice Awards voted from our community.  
Thank you for all of your support!
Markham Readers' Choice Award 2023 Diamond winner
Readers’ Choice Awards
  • 2023 – Best Chiropractic Clinic, Best Acupuncture Clinic, Best Overall Service – Health+Wellness
  • 2022 – Best Chiropractor, Best Chiropractic Clinic, Best Acupuncture Clinic
  • 2021 – Best Chiropractor, Best Chiropractic Clinic, Best Acupuncture Clinic, Best Acupuncture Provider
  • 2020 – Best Chiropractor, Best Chiropractic Clinic, Best Acupuncture Clinic
  • 2019  – Best Chiropractic Clinic, Best Acupuncture Clinic
  • 2018 – Best Chiropractor
  • 2017 – Best Chiropractor
  • 2016 – Best Chiropractor
  • 2014 – Best Chiropractor
  • 2013 – Best Chiropractor
  • 2012 – Best Chiropractor
  • 2011 – Best Chiropractor
  • 2010 – Best Chiropractor


in balance chiropractic + acupuncture clinic is located at 2715 Bur Oak Avenue, Unit #2 in Markham, ON.  

We are on the northwest corner of Bur Oak Avenue and Morning Dove Drive in the neighbourhood of Cornell.   

Free 3 hour street parking is available on Bur Oak Avenue or the odd numbered side of Morning Dove Drive.