CHIROPRACTIC CARE

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

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

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.

1 ON 1 TREATMENTS

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

IN BUSINESS SINCE 2006

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

QUICKER RECOVERY

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

AWARD WINNING

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

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About Chiropractic Care

One of the largest primary care professions in BC, chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.

Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, all of which are predicated on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

For many conditions, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions. According to patient surveys, by treating the musculoskeletal elements of such disorders, chiropractic treatment has been shown to improve the general well-being of the patient.

There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care:

  • Work and sports injuries
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headache
  • Whiplash
  • Strains and sprains
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs

Chiropractic is a regulated health profession, recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces and American states. Millions of Canadians rely on chiropractic care every year to help them live healthy, active lives.

Chiropractic Class Hours and Subject

NOTE:   Adapted from: Chapman-Smith, D. The Chiropractic Profession. NCMIC Group Inc. 2000.

  • “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: 604-558-1250
Email: Click Here

  • “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 Chiropractic Care

What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

Our Chiropractors are certified in various manual techniques, including Active Release Techniques ®, Graston ®, Functional Range Conditioning ® and athletic taping among others.

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