Dr. Shamira Rahim graduated from University of Western States in 1998. She also holds post-graduate credentials with the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice, Full Body Certified
ART®, SFMA, DNS, and other pediatrics and rehabilitation courses. It is her belief that long-term wellness is about prevention, and that with the right tools and support, patients can create a sustainable state of health for themselves. She also has a personal interest in the mind-body connection, and continuously pursues knowledge that supports the innate healing capacities in all of us.
Tell us about your professional endeavors since graduation. What aspect(s) of your career are you most proud of?
My focus began with sports medicine and Active Release Techniques (ART), and then I added in prenatal, post-natal and pediatric care.
The aspect of my career that I am the proudest of is building a multidisciplinary clinic, where I work with my amazing patients, practitioners and staff. I have created a nurturing, healing and beautiful space to work in, which is wonderful.
When you look back on your experience at UWS, what sticks out as memorable? How did your time at UWS prepare you for your career/life?
There was a lot of potential to learn more than what was taught in the classroom. The professors and school staff all worked toward having us succeed and be the best in the profession. I had an amazing education and clinical experience and met some wonderful people that I still am in contact with.
Share some things you are most passionate about, including other charitable causes.
I am passionate about improving the quality of life for people of all cultures, faiths, colors and backgrounds. Charitable causes I support include the Aga Khan Foundation, Focus Humanitarian Assistance and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
What inspired you to make a donation to UWS?
Financially it was tough for a Canadian to go to school in the U.S. especially in the mid-nineties. I wanted to make it easier on students pursuing their passion. I am so blessed in my life that if I can make it a bit easier for students to pursue their professional passions and become chiropractic physicians, then it’s a good day.
What do you hope to pass on to the world, through your charitable giving (or mentoring or volunteering)?
I believe that giving is graciousness of the soul. It is really only when we can care about each other and help each other that the world is a better place for all of us.