When you think of DR-HO’S, you most likely think of the pain relief devices found all over the continent. Though you may recognize him from TV, do you really know the man behind the brand? Keep reading to find out more about the creator of DR-HO’S and what inspired him to start this business.
Meet Dr. Ho
Who is Dr. Ho? Well, that depends who you ask. Dr. Michael Ho is a caring father, an innovative entrepreneur, an engineer-enthusiast, and a Doctor of Chiropractic and Acupuncture, amongst many other things. Through his schooling and chiropractic clinic experience, Dr. Ho has seen firsthand how much pain, even a small amount, can take away from our lives. Through his company, Dr. Ho demonstrates empathy and compassion towards those suffering from pain, keeping their needs as a predominant factor in all business decisions.
Background, Education, and Practice
For as long as he can remember Dr. Michael Ho has had a keen interest in body mechanics. A lot of his career has been focused on utilizing the capabilities of modern technology and medicine to reduce the body’s pain levels and make the most of our day-to-day lives. He emphasizes an interest in learning how our lifestyles affect our physical well-being, and vice versa.
Dr. Ho studied Pre-Med at the University of Calgary before going on to study at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College to become a chiropractor. He then worked as an intern until opening his own chiropractic practice in Toronto, Ontario. He has worked with patients in many countries including Canada, the United States, Sri Lanka, and China.
It did not take long for Dr. Ho’s chiropractic clinic to become known around the world for its specialty in pain relief. His focus was in treating patients with chronic pain like migraines, fibromyalgia, whiplash, and back pain. This point in his career gave Dr. Ho a unique perspective into the needs of pain-sufferers of all types, which he continues to employ in all his product innovations.
Dr. Ho’s Belief About Chronic Pain and Treatment
Dr. Ho stands by his belief that the body is an incredible machine with the capability for innate healing. Under the right conditions, he believes the body is able to restore itself to health without invasive interventions or harmful chemicals.
Dr. Ho values the holistic approach that addresses diet, exercise, sleep, attitude, and access to effective methods of drug-free pain relief. He believes that surgery or medication is necessary for some but for many, making lifestyle changes and using non-invasive therapy can restore a pain-sufferer to a full and healthy life.
How Did DR-HO’S Come to Be?
During his time at his chiropractic clinic, Dr. Ho would often use a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit on his patients. These units were loved by patients, and he was often asked “Can I take this home to borrow?”. Dr. Ho recognized that, not only is TENS therapy incredibly effective for relieving chronic and acute pain, but it’s also not a familiar technology to your average pain sufferer.
It was this realization that inspired Dr. Ho to team up with engineers and begin developing his own system to give to his patients for at-home use. After many developments, trials, and improvements, the Pain Therapy System was born.
What is Dr. Ho’s Mission for DR-HO’S Pain Relief Devices?
Dr. Ho recognized the country’s need for accessible, portable pain relief, and from that realization our mission statement was born—to help you live with less pain.
Once Dr. Ho was affirmed in the positive effects that this form of pain relief had on his patients, his passion only grew. The constant influx of testimonials, letters, and comments from customers serve as reminders to the entire DR-HO’S team that their hard work makes a difference in people’s lives. Knowing that their years of efforts in developing pain therapy products has led to happier and healthier, pain-reduced lives has encouraged the DR-HO’S team to keep expanding. DR-HO’S pain relief devices are now proudly offered across all of Canada and the United States.
We at DR-HO’S would like to thank our customers, our patients, and any fans of the DR-HO’s Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube for their continuous support and trust. It is because of them that we are able to contribute to healthier, pain-reduced living for thousands of people, and we are eternally grateful.