Meet Your Practitioner

Colin Harris MSN, RN, DTCM, DOMP, R.Ac., C.SMA

I know what it is like to struggle with an injury that was never treated properly. I had a martial arts neck injury and three whiplash injuries in rear-end car collisions in a five-year period about 30 + years ago.

"All soft tissue injury, not much you can do," doctors said. At the time I was not a practitioner, so who was I to know anything different? Conventional therapy was not helping.

Colin's Journey To Recovery

My neck injury gave me horrendous headaches and it progressed into upper back tension, then low back and hip pain over the years as multiple layers of compensations were created. I suffered for years thinking nothing could be done, hoping one day, over time, it would get better.

It did not, which even led to some mild depression because it seemed no one could get me out of it. Well what I did find out was that there were therapies that could help, there was something I could do and so you can get better and that is why I am not a one modality practitioner and I have sought out the type of treatments that actually work, and fast and have lasting results.

I have integrated them into my clinical practice. There is hope, you can get better, you can let go of your pain and feel better about yourself without masking it with drugs or maintaining your dysfunction with therapies that don't work or just chase your symptoms around or help you "manage" your pain. I don't want to manage your pain, I want to get you out of it! 

I have helped elite athletes get out of pain, help them to improve their performance but have also helped the weekend warrior and the average person too. I have worked on clients from age 12 to 83. All are welcome. If you are committed to getting better I am with you all the way! 

Experience and Education

Colin Harris completed a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Shang Hai Traditional Chinese Medicine College of BC in 2000 and is a Registered Acupuncturist in BC. Colin has also completed certification in Sportsmedicine Acupuncture®️ from AcuSport Education in the United States, one of only twelve practitioners in Canada with this advanced skill set and certification. He has also studied in advanced workshops with some of the best orthopedic acupuncturists in North America. Colin is also an adanced level three practitioner of Neurokinetic Therapy. One of only a few at this advanced level in BC. He has also studied Dolphin Neurostim (MPS) Therapy from the Center for Pain and Stress Research. 

Colin has a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice, registered with the ACMA Association and the College of Canadian Osteopaths. He integrates a variety of manual osteopathic modalities including Craniosacral Therapy and several advanced fascial techniques into his practice. Colin has ongoing continuing education from osteopathic insitutions such as the Upledger Institute, the Barral Institute and the Jones Institute. Colin also has advanced education in RAPID NeuroFascial Reset.

In addition to Manual Therapies Colin also has a background as a Registered Nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing including acute medical experience. This combination brings a unique perspective to his practice integrating western medical knowledge with alternative healthcare and corrective movement.

A Holistic Approach

Colin takes a holistic approach to the body, treating the whole person with both classical and emerging Osteopathic Manual Practice and neurologically based assessment and therapeutic techniques such as Neurokinetic Therapy. He blends these therapies as indicated with traditional acupuncture principles, orthopedic acupuncture and Sports Medicine Acupuncture®️.  

Colin bases his treatment on assessing and finding your root dysfunction to move toward a permanent change rather than chasing your pain symptoms and your body’s maladaptations (compensations).

This whole-body approach provides a focused and specific individualized evaluation and treatment to your unique condition to eliminate pain and restore optimal function and three-dimensional balance and overall health and well-being. This approach to eliminate your pain provides the best possible outcomes. 



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