We treat the underlying cause of your pain to deliver quick and long-lasting pain relief.


We treat the underlying cause of your pain to deliver quick and long-lasting pain relief.

At Optimal Performance Clinic we use our experience from working with professional athletes and teams to quickly and effectively help busy professionals, active Vancouverites, and other elite athletes restore their health.


Some clinics treat multiple patients at the same time. We only treat 1 patient at a time to ensure optimal results.


We've been in business since 2006 and have helped thousands of Vancouverites eliminate their pain.


Our extensive initial assessment, team approach, and 1 on 1 care result in significantly shorter recovery times.


Our patients love us! We're an award winning clinic with great reviews online.


About Acupuncture

Acupuncture, a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine, involves gently inserting fine needles into the skin at various points on the body. Insertion of these needles can improve blood flow, relax muscles, release endorphins and endogenous painkillers, reduce inflammation, regulate various hormones and calm the central nervous system, thereby triggering the body’s natural healing response without negative side effects.

Key Benefits:

  • Relieve pain
  • Eliminate muscle tension / spasm
  • Ease depression & anxiety
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Assist in weight loss
  • Decrease allergy symptoms
  • Reduce headaches
  • Fertility / prenatal symptom control
  • Sports Injuries / Injury Prevention
  • “When I was working on the sidelines of a football field, I was only given minutes to get the athlete back on the field. It's no different at my Clinic - we focus on QUICKLY restoring the body's proper movement, which in turn alleviates pain for the busy professionals, active Vancouverites and elite athletes.” 

    Dr. Elna Johnson

    Dr. Elna Johnson Clinic Owner

Contact Us

We always warmly welcome new patients into our office! Please feel free to call or email us if you have any questions or book an appointment directly online!

Phone: 778-372-8330
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  • “Thanks for not only getting me healthy but keeping me healthy during a long season. See you this summer!”

    Willie Mitchell
    Willie Mitchell LA Kings, NHL
  • “Thanks for all your work!”

    Geroy Simon
    Geroy Simon CFL MVP, BC Lions
  • “I’m going to throw my back out just to come see you… YOU’RE THE BEST! Thanks for everything.”

    John Cusack
    John Cusack Actor, Producer

More about Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as an effective therapy for regulating pain and managing many other functions of the body. A number of different types of acupuncture have come into use over the centuries. Electroacupuncture (EA) was developed around the mid-1900s and has been shown to significantly enhance traditional acupuncture treatments when addressing musculoskeletal injuries.

EA uses the same points as acupuncture, and operates on a similar principle. The difference is that the needles are attached to a device that sends electrical currents or pulses into the body. Electrical currents have stimulating effects, which can influence the cells, tissues and entire systems. While most electrotherapy techniques are transcutaneous, only allowing the electricity to flow over the skin, EA channels it into the body with pinpoint precision.

In clinical studies, EA has shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions, particularly those that are chronic. The most obvious are pain, muscle spasms and neurological issues. But because the electrical stimulation of acupuncture points can be used to activate a variety of systems within the body, EA can be used to treat conditions as wide-ranging as heart disease, hypertension, nausea, weight gain and even skin problems.

A typical EA treatment lasts for a minimum of 30 minutes. The frequency and intensity of the electricity used by the practitioner varies, based on the patient and the condition being treated. During EA, you may experience tingling or mild involuntary muscle twitches – which are normal sensations due to the therapy being performed. It is also important to note that acupuncture is a pain free form of therapy, unlike dry needling techniques such as IMS.

Acupuncturists treat every patient as a unique being, and therefore each treatment is specialized. Your practitioner will assess any physical and emotional symptoms you present with, and make a specialized treatment plan for you. The effects of acupuncture are cumulative and the number of treatments required for healing varies depending on the duration, severity and nature of the complaint.

Conditions Treated With Acupuncture

The list of conditions commonly treated with acupuncture and TCM is extensive and includes:

  • Arthritis / Joint Problems
  • Back Pain
  • Constipation / Diarrhea
  • Cough / Bronchitis
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility Issues
  • Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Gynecological Disorders
  • Headache / Migraine
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Immune System Deficiency
  • Knee Pain / Neck Pain / Stiffness
  • Morning Sickness / Pregnancy Support
  • Pain Relief
  • Paralysis / Numbness
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries / Injury Prevention
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Stress / Anxiety
  • Tendonitis
  • TMJ

Ready to eliminate your pain?

Book an appointment directly online or contact us at 604-558-1250 to ask us a question.

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