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functional cranial release works to correct obstruction and misalignments in the cranial and facial plates to resore mobility

What is Endonasal Balloon Therapy ?

Endonasal Balloon Therapy (EBT) is a corrective procedure that restores cranial mobility by removing chronic restrictions and mis-alignments of the head and facial plates caused by head trauma from sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents or childhood head injuries.  

EBT is a very specific Chiropractic procedure that requires extensive training, background knowledge in functional neurology and clinical experience to perform.  EBT is a delicate procedure designed to manipulate the cranial bones and soft tissue endonasal lining from the inside out.  This is essential because all head trauma and concussion type injuries forcibly impact the head and push the cranial bones inward causing the sutures (joints) of the cranial bones to jam and lock up. EBT is the only procedure that works from the inside to push the cranial bones outward and back to their orginal alignment. If not corrected, these impact injuries inevitably lead to torsion of the skull and facial plates causing both physiological and neurological compromise. 


Physiological effects may include: difficulty breathing, chronic sinusitis, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), TMJ or jaw pain, eustachian tube blockage, vertigo and/or loss of balance, vision sensitivity, persistent migraine type headaches and sleep disturbances.

Neurological effects may include: brain fog, memory loss, vestibular dysfunction, poor coordination (hand-eye), facial pain, jaw pain, lack of focus and clarity when performing activities. In severe cases when left untreated, it impacts mental health contributing to early onset neurological degeneration, depression and suicidal thoughts. 

Dr. John FIlo DC - Functional Cranial Release
Doctor of Chiropractic 
About Dr. John Filo 

Dr. John completed his undergraduate studies in Kinesiology at York University before moving on to Chiropractic College in the United States. He graduated from UBCC in Connecticut in 2002 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic, followed by studies abroad in Beijing, China where he completed his diplomate in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has trained in various techniques including Gonstead, Sacral-Occipital, Cranial and Webster/Pediatric. In 2012, he completed certification in FCR - Endonasal Balloon Therapy in Sarasota Florida under Dr. John Lieurance to become one of the first Chiropractors in Canada to offer this unique endonasal balloon procedure to patients suffering head trauma and concussion symptoms.


In addition to his academic studies, Dr. John has a growing passion and interest in Eastern Philosophy such as Buddhism and Hindu teachings. For more than a decade, he has studied and practiced Vedanta and Contemplative practices, recently completing a six month training program as a Samadhi Meditation Teacher under the tutelage of Luang Phor Viriyang at the Willpower Institute.  He has completed several in-depth lecture studies and readings from the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda as well as texts like The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavata Purana. Studying and practicing the various Yoga Philosophies has given him a spiritual and holistic perspective on life and healing.  Combining his spiritual inclination with 20 years of clinical experience and chiropractic technique has positioned him as a sought after practitioner and guest speaker in the health and wellness industry.   

  • York University, Kinesiology BSc 1998

  • UBCC, Doctor of Chiropractic, Conn USA 2002

  • Acupuncture & TCM, Beijing China 2002

  • Functional Cranial Release, Florida USA 2012

  • Pediatric and Preganancy Chiropractic 2013

  • Samadhi Meditation Teacher, Willpower Institute 2018

  • Post Concussion Syndrome

  • Sports related head injury (Hockey, Rugby, Lacrosse, MMA)

  • Facial and Cranial Realignment with Endonasal Balloon Therapy / FCR

  • Deviated Septum Realignment

  • TMJ disorder

  • ENT conditions (sinusitis, eustachian tube blockage, tinnitus)




Dr. John Filo currently works out of two clinic locations: North York and Richmond Hill.  Please refer to his schedule below and call or email the clinic directly to request an appointment. 


Yonge Finch Chiropractic & Health Centre

5650 Yonge St. Ground floor

416-218-8870   E:

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat 9am - 1pm

For information about booking Dr. John at your next corporate event or as part of a Health and Wellness program/retreat, please fill out and submit the contact form below with a brief description of the event.

Speaking topics include:

  • Spinal Health from the perspective of the Yogic Sciences.

  • Cranial Function and Cerebral Spinal Fluid and its relationship to Brain Fog, Anxiety and Depression.

  • Concussion in Sports;  A Holistic Approach to Healing from Head Trauma. 

  • Meditation in the workplace; Cultivating Leadership Through Mindfulness and Meditation.

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