Dr. Nancy Salgueiro BSc, DC, FICPA, CBE

Dr. Nancy Salgueiro is a licensed chiropractor with a focus on prenatal and pediatric care and a childbirth educator, mentor and birth doula. She graduated with honours from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Zoology. It was through her own health experiences and learning extensively about human physiology that she discovered holistic health care. She understood that supporting the normal function of the human body and providing ourselves a lifestyle and environment that support normal function allows for adaptation and healing. Dr. Nancy continued her education attaining a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University, graduating as class valedictorian. Soon after graduation she completed the intensive fellowship program through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

After moving to Ottawa in 2003, Dr. Nancy, along with her husband Dr. Mike Carreira, started their family chiropractic practice, Marketplace Chiropractic, in Barrhaven. Throughout her career Dr. Nancy has had a particular interest in prenatal care, childbirth and pediatric care, expanding her services to include childbirth education and birth doula support. She holds a certified childbirth educator certificate through Birthing from Within and hosts two monthly community support groups for parenting (Pathways Connect) and birth (Your Birth Circle, part of the Positive Birth Movement). Nancy teaches Human Anatomy & Physiology at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Ottawa Campus.

  • HAP 01 Human Anatomy and Physiology

    This course includes the study of normal anatomy and physiology of the human body, beginning with the structure and function of the cell and continuing with the organization of the cell into organs. Specific topics covered will be transport mechanisms, the lymphatic system, the gastrointestinal tract, the endocrine system and the reproductive system. The interrelationship between systems will be explored with a focus on integrative and homeostatic control mechanisms.