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.
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 none of it was my fault. Well what I did find out was that there were therapies that could help, 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. If you are committed to getting better I am with you all the way!
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 with some of the best orthopedic acupuncturists in North America. Colin has also studied MPS Therapy from the Center for Pain and Stress Research and Neurokintetic Therapy.
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 into his practice, with ongoing continuing education from osteopathic insitutions such as the Upledger Institute, the Barral Institute and Functional Health Systems. Colin is also a RAPID NeuroFascial Reset Specialist.
Colin also has a background as a Registered Nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing and acute medical experience. This combination brings a unique perspective to his practice integrating western medical knowledge with alternative healthcare and functional health.
Colin takes a holistic approach to the body treating the whole person and blends traditional acupuncture principles with orthopedic acupuncture and Sports Medicine Acupuncture®️. These techniques are integrated with both classical and emerging osteopathic and neurologically based therapeutic techniques.
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) around.
This whole-body approach provides a focused and specific individualized evaluation and treatment approach to your unique condition to eliminate pain and restore three-dimensional balance and overall health and well-being.
Colin blends Acupuncture, Sports Medicine Acupuncture,® Rapid NeuroFascial Reset, Neurokinetic Therapy and Manual Osteopathy to eliminate pain and provide the best possible outcomes.