Doctor of Chiropractic and Clinic Director

Dr. Gordon Gertz

While studying Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, Dr. Gordon Gertz had the opportunity to work as an assistant to a chiropractor. It was during this time that he was introduced to chiropractic care and it’s effective, drug-free approach to alleviating pain and restoring the body’s normal joint function and nervous system. After witnessing first-hand the powerful and positive effects of chiropractic care, Dr. Gordon Gertz chose it as his profession.

He states, “Chiropractic care is complimentary to health and it is essential for people with busy and active lifestyles. It is a natural enhancement to the quality of life, the prevention of disease, and the first option for people in pain. It enhances the body’s own ability to heal itself naturally without drugs or surgery.”

Dr. Gertz has been in practice serving the Yaletown community since 1995. During this time he has provided care for NHL and NBA players, visiting Ballet and Musical Performance tours, professional body-builders and on-set care for numerous actors in feature films. “When dealing with such elite athletes as a ballet performer, where such minute changes can have such a great impact on their performance, it is essential to have a very detailed understanding of their body and a variety of techniques to use in order to aid in their performance and provide efficient results.”

Dr. Gertz uses a wide variety of techniques from chiropractic adjustments, nutrition, and lifestyle management, to biomechanical assessments, physical therapy and core strengthening regimes.

“We use various techniques based on the patient’s condition, unique requirements, and their preferences. We want to make sure that every recommendation is the most appropriate and specific to every patient, comfortable and most importantly produce results.”

- Dr. G. Gertz


Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractic Care

Looking for more than just pain relief? Find answers to some of our patient’s (and we’re guessing your) most frequently asked questions about visiting a chiropractor. Chiropractic care for pain has been used as a primary treatment for acute and chronic pain. For many people, finding a great chiropractor to help with their pain conditions can be a lifesaver. Chiropractic care has also been proven effective for a variety of health conditions, maintenance and preventative care.

Yes, to receive the Doctor of Chiropractic degree, candidates must complete extensive undergraduate prerequisites and four years of graduate-level instruction and internship at an accredited chiropractic institution. A doctor of chiropractic receives education on par with medical doctors or dentists. Before they can practice doctors of chiropractic must pass the National Boards, as well as the licensing exam for the province in which they wish to practice. The provinces require the doctors to attend continuing educational programs for annual relicensure.