Dr. Tuff went on to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic post-graduate degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). During his internship year, Dr. Tuff was selected to participate in a humanitarian outreach in the Dominican Republic, providing primary health services and treatment of musculoskeletal complaints to under serviced populations. Following graduation, Dr. Tuff completed a post-doctoral Sports Sciences Residency Program and is currently a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (RCCSS). During his residency, Dr. Tuff completed placements at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton General Hospital, and Back to Function Sports Rehabilitation Centre working with orthopaedic surgeons, chronic pain specialists, and sports chiropractic specialists. Dr. Tuff also completed a six month rotation as a member of the occupational health team at Husky Injection Moulding Systems. He is also on faculty at CMCC and is published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Dr. Tuff became interested in chiropractic and sports medicine from his experience as an athlete. During his youth, Dr. Tuff enjoyed playing hockey and football but spent most of his extracurricular time as a competitive gymnast. Dr. Tuff has competed at a number of provincial championships and represented team Ontario to win gold at the Canadian Championships in 2004. He has also had the opportunity to travel abroad to Germany and Japan to compete in international competitions. During this time, Dr. Tuff was able to recover from a number of sports injuries with the help from his chiropractor and sports medicine team. As a result of his personal experiences, Dr. Tuff has developed a passion for helping others recover from injury, restore function, and optimize performance.
Dr. Tuff is a Certified Emergency First Responder (EFR), Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and has been certified in Active Release Techniques (ART) and Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (CMAcP). Dr. Tuff has worked as a therapist and first responder for a number of sports teams including the Toronto Patriots, Mississauga Chargers, Aurora Barbarians, and Oakville Crusaders and has worked as a first responder at several provincial, national, and international sporting events.
About Dr. Tuff
Dr. Taylor Tuff completed his post-secondary education at McMaster University, earning his Honours Bachelor of Science degree with Summa Cum Laude distinction. During this time, he played varsity rugby for the McMaster Marauders and was awarded the Marauder Scholar Award for excellence in sport and academics. At McMaster, Dr. Tuff worked as a leadership and team-development facilitator and high ropes course instructor, helping sports teams, corporate groups, and at-risk youth optimize group function.