Chiropractic, Sports Rehab & Spinal Decompression

A chiropractic visit with Dr Jeff Almon, Dr Katie Gaskin and Dr Claire Kassian consists of a thorough full-body assessment, diagnostic, treatment using various soft tissue techniques, shockwave therapy, cupping and/or spinal decompression, as well as recommended rehab exercises. Our goal is to help you fix your concerns as fast as possible, and get you back to doing what you love pain-free. ... Read More

A chiropractic visit with Dr Jeff Almon, Dr Katie Gaskin and Dr Claire Kassian consists of a thorough full-body assessment, diagnostic, treatment using various soft tissue techniques, shockwave therapy, cupping and/or spinal decompression, as well as recommended rehab exercises. Our goal is to help you fix your concerns as fast as possible, and get you back to doing what you love pain-free.

Dr Jeff Almon is the owner of MVMTLAB and was a professional athlete in his previous career, playing 2yrs in the CFL. Dr Claire Kassian was a National-level 400m sprinter and a member of U of A's track team. Dr Katie Gaskin is a former professional hockey player and former NCAA Div 1 champion. As such, they understand the mental side of sports performance and its link to body mechanics, like no other chiropractors in the lower mainland. They specialize in movement pattern analysis, dynamic neuromuscular stability, and getting you back to your favorite activities - fast.

Note that only Dr Kassian also specializes in Spinal Decompression.

**Spinal decompression is a non-invasive, non-surgical and a drug-free answer to neck and/or back pain caused by sciatica, herniated or bulging discs, facet syndrome, degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis), pinched nerves and any other spinal afflictions.**

Using a computer aided/technological advanced system to apply gentle decompression to your spine, Spinal Decompression increases circulation to the spinal discs and joints thus helping relieve the symptoms that cause pain.Spinal Decompression is a non-surgical alternative to many types of conditions and injuries.

Conditions Treated:
- ​​​Degenerative Disc Disease​
- Facet Syndrome
- Chronic Neck & Back Pain​
- Herniated & Bulging Discs
- Post-Surgical Failures
- Spinal Stenosis
- Sciatica
- Arm Pain
- Leg pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Other Spinal Afflictions

Please contact us for questions about Spinal Decompression!


Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapists Alyssa Matheson and Chris Krammer offer soft tissue manual therapy treatments as well as Radial Shockwave therapy, and are hands-on in person for the duration of your treatment. Alyssa also offers IMS Dry Needling treatments. Initials consist of a full body assessment and your treatment plan is personalized to your needs and goals, getting you back to performing at your bes... Read More

Our Physiotherapists Alyssa Matheson and Chris Krammer offer soft tissue manual therapy treatments as well as Radial Shockwave therapy, and are hands-on in person for the duration of your treatment. Alyssa also offers IMS Dry Needling treatments. Initials consist of a full body assessment and your treatment plan is personalized to your needs and goals, getting you back to performing at your best in no time.

NEW - Chris now offers a unique Peak Performance 4-pack concentrating on Hip & Shoulder rehab.

For more information about the benefits & uses of Shockwave Therapy and IMS Dry Needling, please see our blog at MVMTLAB.com


Registered Massage Therapy

A massage with Dana or Laura, our two Registered Massage Therapists, can help with:

- Reducing pain
- Reducing muscle tension and increasing function
- Increasing joint and tissue mobility
- Improving circulation
- Promoting tissue healing
- Reducing stress


Manual Osteopathy & Return-to-Play Packages

Adrian, our Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, believes that the body is a unit and has an innate ability to heal itself. In his treatments, he seeks out what may be impeding this natural ability through a mixture of reactive muscle testing, static joint play, range of motion and movement assessment. Once the cause of the issue has been identified, Adrian utilizes techniques ranging from gentle o... Read More

Adrian, our Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, believes that the body is a unit and has an innate ability to heal itself. In his treatments, he seeks out what may be impeding this natural ability through a mixture of reactive muscle testing, static joint play, range of motion and movement assessment. Once the cause of the issue has been identified, Adrian utilizes techniques ranging from gentle osteopathic modalities to trigger points, to reduce pain. He then calls on his athletic performance background to give his patients the tools needed to take control of their treatment plan.

Adrian wants your treatment to be efficient and effective, helping you to quickly get on your way to triumph over any injury and return to living an awesome life.

The following are the insurance companies that can offer coverage of Adrian's treatments through his membership with the National Manual Osteopathic Society (NMOS):

Alberta Blue Cross
Empire Life
Great-West Life
Green Shield Canada
Manulife Financial
Sun Life
Desjardins Insurance


Concussion Baseline Testing and Treatment

Dr Katie Gaskin is certified by the CCM to conduct Concussion Baseline testing and recommend the required rehab exercises and treatment plan, if required. Patients receive a Chiropractic receipt.


Movement Pattern Reprogramming - Ground Control & BAZOOKA classes

Ground Control and BAZOOKA are neurological reprogramming protocols developed by MVMTLAB owner & founder Dr Jeff Almon. It corrects the brain's movement maps to pre-injury state. Ground Control is our whole-body protocol. It accerelates injury recovery time, and also serves as an injury prevention protocol. We also call it functional meditation. It is recommended for everyone, injured or not... Read More

Ground Control and BAZOOKA are neurological reprogramming protocols developed by MVMTLAB owner & founder Dr Jeff Almon. It corrects the brain's movement maps to pre-injury state.

Ground Control is our whole-body protocol. It accerelates injury recovery time, and also serves as an injury prevention protocol. We also call it functional meditation. It is recommended for everyone, injured or not, athlete or not! Come try it for yourself, first class is always free.

Ground Control costs:
Drop-in rate is $18 per class, or $90 monthly unlimited.

BAZOOKA is our Shoulder specific reprogramming protocol, for people looking to increase shoulder strength and stability, recover from a shoulder injury or prevent injury.

BAZOOKA is an intensive 4-week program that runs monthly. It includes four (optional) in-person group classes at MVMTLAB, plus daily homework emails with guidance videos. The cost is $90 plus GST for the month.


Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Paul Maximus is a naturopathic physician, coach, speaker, and former natural heavyweight bodybuilding champion. With a focus on high-performance medicine, his therapeutic approach prioritizes a strong foundation of nutrition, exercise and psychology. These highly customized appointments are for patients that: - Are looking for stand-out levels of body composition, sleep, energy, and ge... Read More

Dr. Paul Maximus is a naturopathic physician, coach, speaker, and former natural heavyweight bodybuilding champion. With a focus on high-performance medicine, his therapeutic approach prioritizes a strong foundation of nutrition, exercise and psychology.

These highly customized appointments are for patients that:
- Are looking for stand-out levels of body composition, sleep, energy, and general performance.
- With decent level of health knowledge already, but know that there's more out there as far as testing nutrition, hormones, blood sugar/insulin sensitivity, inflammation, cardiac health.
- Interested in maintaining/recapturing their physique & quantifying their health.

Dr. Maximus favours practical, evidence-based medicine while maintaining an interest in self-experimentation, theoretical medicine and lifestyle intervention. He brings a down-to-earth approach to help you understand your health in context.


Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Dr Dwain Dougan works to correct your Channel Qi aberrations using various techniques such as acupuncture with needles, acupressure, cupping, needleless ear acupuncture, as well as tuina massage and soft tissue manual therapy. Acupuncture is part of an ancient system of medicine that acknowledges the existence of channels that carry the body’s energy (also known as Qi). ** If you do not like... Read More

Dr Dwain Dougan works to correct your Channel Qi aberrations using various techniques such as acupuncture with needles, acupressure, cupping, needleless ear acupuncture, as well as tuina massage and soft tissue manual therapy.

Acupuncture is part of an ancient system of medicine that acknowledges the existence of channels that carry the body’s energy (also known as Qi). ** If you do not like needles, Dr Dwain can use many other techniques to give an efficient treatment. **


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