Chiropractic, Sports Rehab & Spinal Decompression

A chiropractic visit with Dr Jeff Almon and Dr Katie Gaskin 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 t... Read More

A chiropractic visit with Dr Jeff Almon and Dr Katie Gaskin 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 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 Dr Gaskin also specializes in **Spinal Decompression** and **Concussion Assessment and Treatment**.

**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!


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.


Physiotherapy & IMS Dry Needling

Our Physiotherapists Chris Krammer and Renata Szado offer soft tissue manual therapy treatments as well as Radial Shockwave therapy, and work hands-on in person for the duration of your treatment. Renata also offers IMS Dry Needling (extra charge of $10). An initial visit starts with a full body assessment, and what follows is a treatment plan personalized to your needs & goals, to get you b... Read More

Our Physiotherapists Chris Krammer and Renata Szado offer soft tissue manual therapy treatments as well as Radial Shockwave therapy, and work hands-on in person for the duration of your treatment. Renata also offers IMS Dry Needling (extra charge of $10).

An initial visit starts with a full body assessment, and what follows is a treatment plan personalized to your needs & goals, to get 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


Osteopathy & Return-to-Play Packages

**Please note that Osteopathic Manual Practitioners now have to charge GST** as of Sept 22nd 2020. A 5% tax will be added to all Osteopathy appointments. Adrian Wallace and Colin Trigellis-Smith, our Osteopathic Manual Practitioners, believe that the body is a unit and has an innate ability to heal itself. In their treatments, they seek out what may be impeding this natural ability through a... Read More

**Please note that Osteopathic Manual Practitioners now have to charge GST** as of Sept 22nd 2020. A 5% tax will be added to all Osteopathy appointments.

Adrian Wallace and Colin Trigellis-Smith, our Osteopathic Manual Practitioners, believe that the body is a unit and has an innate ability to heal itself. In their treatments, they seek 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 and Colin utilize techniques ranging from gentle osteopathic modalities to trigger points, to reduce pain. They both call on their athletic performance background to give patients the tools needed to take control of their treatment plan.

The following are the insurance companies that can offer coverage for Osteopathy treatments:

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


Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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. **


ONLINE 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: ***Only offered ONLINE from now on ***
Drop-in rate is $18 per class, or $90 + GST for the monthly online program.

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 in-person (or virtual) group classes, plus daily homework emails with guidance/technique videos. The cost is $90 plus GST for the monthly online program.


Naturopathic Medicine

Dr Marieta Buse provides naturopathic care to enhance your health, wellness and athletic performance.

Dr Buse is NOW offering PROLOTHERAPY injections!

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