Dr. Kristina Bosnar
D.C., CACCP, CFMP, IFMCPc, B.Sc.
Chiropractor, Functional Medicine Practitioner
Prenatal and Postpartum, Pediatrics, Functional Medicine for families, Gut Health, Autoimmune conditions, Cognitive Decline (Bredesen Protocol)
Dr. Kristina Bosnar is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Canadian licensed Chiropractor who loves her job. In 2000, she started an integrative family care practice in Toronto, with a widely respected, specialized focus on pediatrics, as well as prenatal and postpartum recovery care.
Dr. Bosnar offers a personalized, integrative and holistic approach to care that includes the patient as a partner in their own health journey. She believes that health manifests through a balance of nutrition, environment, community, spirituality and physical movement. At Bosnar Health, we use state of the art functional laboratory testing to uncover the root cause of patients’ conditions, with an emphasis on the influence of lifestyle, nutrition and environment on genetic expression.
Kristina graduated from the New York Chiropractic College in 1999 and has been a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA, www.icpa4kids.com) since she was a student. She is board Certified by the Chiropractic Academy of Family Practice.
Dr. Bosnar is also a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner by Functional Medicine University and is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine where she has taken advanced training in Clinical Nutrigenomics and Methylation, Pediatrics and Cognitive Decline. She is one of the few practitioners in Ontario trained in the Recode Method by Dr. Dale Bredesen, author of Reversing Alzheimer’s.
Kristina’s passion for healthy living extends to her home life with her husband Rob and their 3 kids. She understands the challenges that come with raising a family, running a business as well as making time for yourself. She preaches that self-care isn’t self-indulgent.
Feeling good enough is not good enough. It can be so much better. You can feel fantastic. Your health is contagious. It impacts everyone – and everything – around you. You can feel better. Work better. Live better. Love better. Healthy is irresistible. — Kristina Bosnar
Kristina’s Story – Moms & Babies
Dr. Bosnar’s special interest in pediatric, prenatal and postpartum recovery care started when she joined the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association as a student.
As a member of the ICPA, Kristina is acutely aware of the alterations in biomechanics and nervous system function that may occur in the pre and postnatal body, and the benefits for chiropractic care for both mother and child through the entire perinatal period.
As a mother of three (one c-section and two home VBAC) Kristina has experienced the challenges that can face a new mother in the postpartum period. Working extensively with midwives and ob-gyns in the Toronto area for the last 18 years, she is focused on supporting a woman physically and emotionally through the wonderful and unexpected challenges that can occur from the prenatal to the postpartum period.
Dr. Bosnar’s goal in the prenatal period is simple – restoration of normal spinal and pelvic neurobiomechanics which equates to more comfortable pregnancies with less pain and discomfort, and easier, shorter and more natural births.
Dr. Bosnar has been trained in the Webster In-Utero Constraint technique which focuses on improvement of neurobiomechanical function in the pelvis. In regards to pregnant mothers, Dr. Webster, who developed the technique, reported that when a mother sought care and her baby was in a breech position, the restoration of pelvic neurobiomechanics with this technique also frequently facilitated optimal fetal positioning.
Throughout her practice, Dr. Bosnar has found that balance in the pregnant pelvis has lead to restoration of normal vertex positioning for breech presentations, shorter and less painful labors, and less interventions for mother and child.
Postpartum, Dr. Bosnar provides her new mothers with support in the following areas:
- Neck and Back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Diastasis Recti Assessment
- Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
- Persistent Pelvic pain
Dr. Bosnar’s passion for treating newborns and children comes from the strong belief in and understanding of the exponential growth of the nervous system during the first decade of life, and how any insult, even a traumatic birth, can shape the course of a child’s neurological development. Treating newborns and children in her practice is a privilege and a joy for Dr. Bosnar. Infants as old as a few days are seen for gentle chiropractic assessment and treatment, along with craniosacral therapy and sacro-occipital technique.
Some conditions commonly seen are:
- Latching Issues/TMJ dysfunction
- Colic/Fussy Baby
- Pediatric Sports Injuries
- Improved Immune system function
- Sleeping problems
- Neurosensory and Neurobehavioral Issues
- Growing Pains
- Concussion therapy
As a result of her passionate dedication to pediatric care, she has finished the courses for a Fellowship/ Post-graduate degree in Pediatric Chiropractic, and Pre/Postnatal Care with the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association. She has attained a Pediatric Certification from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice’s Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, CACCP.
She has additional training in the following:
- Perinatal Care: Pre and Postnatal Care
- Pediatric Nutrition & Nutrition for Special Needs
- Pediatric Radiology and Imaging
- Sacral-Occipital Technique: Spinal and Cranial
- Thompson Technique
- Craniosacral Therapy: Myofascial Unwinding and Cranial Distortion
- The Challenged Child and Special Needs
- Scoliosis: Care and Management
- Chiropractic Family Wellness Care
- Conventional and Holistic Clinical Pediatric Medicine
- Neurosensory Integration
- Neurobehavioral Disorders and their treatment including ADHD, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
- Technical Integration