THE TWIST DIFFERENCE

Sports Chiropractic

Body check - manual therapy and movement

DR. HARRISON WAGNER, DC | BHK

Offering services such as soft tissue therapy, joint manipulation, and musculoskeletal strengthening to minimize pain and maximize one’s quality of life.  Dr. Wagner is a sports chiropractor by training however his treatment approach is much more modern with a philosophy of helping heal the both the body and the mind

Adults & Kids

Custom fit orthotics

ICBC Patients

Concussion Management

Direct Billing

About me

I have an undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in the United States. Currently, I am furthering my knowledge of how the body moves by completing a Masters of Rehabilitation Science program at UBC.

Fees

  • 40 minutes – $95
  • 15 minutes  $65
  • 20 minute   $450
  • 30 minutes   $30

Services

Pre-season baseline concussion testing for post-injury comparison for safe return to sport. Dr. Wagner is Head Check Health certified.

For the active, energy hungry, lifestyles – Footmaxx hand-crafted Custom Orthotics enable your body to function with optimal balance and strength. Many top-level athletes use Footmaxx as a way to increase balance leading to a stronger and more confident musculoskeletal system. Ask about Footmaxx orthotics that are custom designed for the demands of your sport.

ICBC Coverage after a Motor Vehicle Accident After a motor vehicle accident (MVA) many people experience whiplash, headaches, neck, back, extremity, and recurrent pain. They may also experience changes in their mental health. If you were involved in an MVA and have reported the incident to ICBC, you qualify for care with Dr. Wagner covered by ICBC until you have reached post-accident health status. (As of April 1, 2019, individuals who have been in a car accident no longer need pre-approval from ICBC for their healthcare treatments as long as they have an ICBC claim number)

What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics is defined as the study of how people work in their environment. An example of ergonomics is a study of how people who primarily sit in their offices get work-related back injuries.

Why is it important?
Ergonomics is important because when you’re doing a job and your body is stressed by an awkward posture, extreme temperature, or repeated movement your musculoskeletal system is affected. Implementing ergonomic solutions can make employees more comfortable and increase productivity.

Compression therapy increases circulation and helps you maintain your full range of motion, leaving you feeling fresh and limber. Normatec’s compression boots use cyclic chamber-based compression to help your body mobilize and metabolize metabolic waste products including lactic acid. Don’t take a week off after leg day. Help yourself. Unlock your next level.

What is joint manipulation?
Joint manipulation is a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint. It is usually aimed at one or more ‘target’ synovial joints with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect.

Clinical effects and mechanisms of action:

  • Temporary relief of musculoskeletal pain
  • Shortened time to recover from acute back sprains
  • Temporary increase in passive range of motion (ROM)
  • Physiological effects on the central nervous system
  • No alteration of the position of the sacroiliac joint

What is soft tissue therapy?

  • Soft tissue therapies are mechanical forms of therapy where soft-tissue structures are pressed and kneaded, using physical contact with the hand or a mechanical device.
  • The principal aim of soft tissue therapy is to relieve pain and inflammation, prevent further injury, reduce spasm, correct abnormal postures, and improve circulation.
  • Soft tissue therapy helps increase local blood flow and recovery—helping to clear damaged cells, supply tissues with oxygen and nutrients, as well as assist in tissue healing.
  • This hands-on therapy is a specialized approach to help relieve pain, decrease stiffness and dysfunction, as well as improve the affected area’s range of motion.
  • Licensed healthcare professionals who typically provide soft tissue therapy include chiropractors, massage therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.

A systematic review of the literature found that there is evidence that manual therapies are useful in the short-term relief of trigger point pain. Discussing the various techniques and benefits with your chiropractor is a great way to decide if soft tissue therapy is a good fit for you.

Get in Touch!

Get in touch with me and start addressing your health needs today!
Phone: 604-757-2803
Email: dr.harrisonwagner@gmail.com

Dr. Harrison Wagner, BC | BHK

Dr. Harrison Wagner obtained his undergraduate degree in human kinetics from UBC. He then pursued his doctorate of chiropractic in San Jose, California at Palmer College of Chiropractic, known for being the trusted leader in chiropractic education.

 Experience in sport: His experience in sport includes working with a variety of professional, college, and recreational athletes as well as locally with The WHL’s Vancouver Giants, the BCHL’s Coquitlam Express, and the PJHL’s Ridge Meadows Flames junior hockey clubs.

Following his passion for sport he spent his first two years of practice being mentored by the Vancouver Canucks chiropractor as well as working alongside the former chiropractor for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs.

Dr. Wagner has attended several continuing education seminars held at the NFL combine in Indianapolis and was mentored by Oakland Raider chiropractor while in college.

Treatment approach: Dr. Harry’s treatment approach includes soft tissue therapy, joint manipulation, nutrition, ergonomic advice, stretching, and strengthening to improve the biomechanical function of the body in order to decrease inflammation and improve the biomechanics of the body.

Dr. Wagner is a certified provider in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Clinical Neurodynamics (NDT), Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), as well as pin and stretch therapy and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.

Local and International Work: His work has taken him to many different places within the country as well as internationally working on the medical team at events such as the Sea Otter Classic Bike Race and the California Beach Volleyball Open Championship. He has also volunteered his time to help treat under-privileged populations in Lima, Peru.

Locally Dr. Harry works with the Ridge Meadows Minor Baseball Association and with the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association helping local youth get back to and continue to progress in sport and life.

Personal Life: Having grown up locally he appreciates all that the beautiful and vibrant culture has to offer and enjoys being an active member of the community.

Association Memberships and Licensing: Dr. Wagner is a member of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association, Canadian Chiropractic Association, and The British Columbia College of Chiropractors.