Our Team

Dr. Shaheed Rahman B.Sc., D.C.

Dr. Rahman has been in private practice in Waterloo since 2000. As an avid athlete and sports fan, he has been treating patients and athletes of different abilities from weekend warriors to athletes at the national and professional levels.

After studying co-operative Biochemistry at the University of Waterloo (1996), Dr. Rahman elected to study chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College (2000).

Dr. Rahman was exposed to Active Release Techniques® (ART) as a patient himself while studying in New York, and quickly became fascinated with ART® in combination with “traditional” chiropractic. The result is a balanced approach to diagnosis and effective treatment for many neuromusculoskeletal disorders.

As a certified ART provider and a member of the Ironman Provider Network, Dr. Rahman has always had an interest in the field of sports rehabilitation. This includes constant (re)certifications but not limited to Emergency Sports First Responder, the Shoulder Made Simple, Gait Analysis, Custom Orthotic Seminars, and flexion-distraction. Dr. Rahman was also on the first medical treating team at the Lake Placid Ironman (1999).

Dr. Rahman spends free time with family and friends. He also actively participates in ball hockey, weight training, hockey and golf pools, along with commissioning fantasy football leagues. He is also a long time Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Bills and L.A. Lakers fan.

Dr. Rahman would also like to thank Dr. Bruce Wand (Waterloo, ON) and Dr. Dale Buchberger (New York) for their mentoring and continued support throughout the years. Dr. Wand was instrumental as a positive chiropractic role model with over 40 years experience. Dr. Buchberger was important in the field of sports chiropractic including clinical diagnosis, ART, and shoulder rehabilitation.

drrahman@softtissuesports.com | 519-885-7281


Julie Cyr, R.M.T.

Julie graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, Cambridge, Ontario in June 2012, and began practicing as an RMT in January 2013. She provides both relaxation massage as well as deep tissue therapeutic massage. Julie is trained in General Swedish Massage, as well as advanced therapeutic techniques including myofascial and trigger point release, manual lymphatic drainage, and remedial exercise.

Julie uses a combination of Swedish and advanced techniques to make each treatment unique and focused on the client. She enjoys her profession, and looks forward to meeting and treating new people.

julie@softtissuesports.com | 519-885-7281


Dr. Graeme Copeland B.Sc., D.C.

Dr. Copeland graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2014 with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Prior to CMCC he graduated with honours from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2010.

While studying at CMCC Dr. Copeland furthered his education becoming a certified Active Release Technique® provider. In addition to his ART® certification Dr. Copeland has also completed his medical acupuncture training through McMaster University’s Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program. Using a combination of diversified chiropractic, active release, medical acupuncture and active rehabilitation, Dr. Copeland is able to provide the most comprehensive care for his patients.

When not at work, you can find Dr. Copeland spending time with his beautiful wife relaxing or enjoying outdoor activities. An avid sports fan, Dr. Copeland still finds time to stay active himself playing baseball and hockey along with many other sports.

drcopeland@softtissuesports.com | 519-885-7281