When you need individual care that takes into account your lifestyle and activity level, come to Armitage & Associates, Vancouver“s sports chiropractor.

Located in the Kitsilano neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle and joint pain syndromes and sports related injuries using evidence based treatment procedures and protocols. Our patient population spans from the recreational athlete to the professional and Olympic level, from the young to the maturing individual. Our patients travel from many diverse geographical regions.

We treat patients with common conditions such as whiplash, headaches, disc problems, upper and lower limb injuries and neck/lower back pain, as well as sports related injuries.

About Dr. Armitage

Dr. Armitage draws on his 24 years of experience and his four year Post Doctoral Fellowship training in Sports Chiropractic to help you.

Dr. Armitage’s extensive background includes teaching as a Faculty Member (1986–90) at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, serving as Chiropractic Consultant at the world renowned Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre at UBC and for players of the NHL, contracted Chiropractor for the NBA Vancouver Grizzlies (1995–2001) and most recently (2005-present) serving as Supervisor of Chiropractic Services in the Host Medical Polyclinics in the Athlete’s Villages for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Treatment Philosophy

Armitage & Associates treatment philosophy is catered to your individual needs, maximizing your physical potential by relieving your body of pain and teaching proper movement patterns.

Most persistent pain problems people experience are due to how they use their bodies on a daily basis at work and at play. Common muscle imbalances and joint dysfunction/misalignments develop over time and need to be corrected by a combination of manual therapy and relearning how to use the regional muscle systems properly for posture, core strength and balance.

We’ll work with you to problem solve the root cause of your pain and then use the most appropriate combination of manual therapy, education and exercise to help you achieve optimal results. Manual therapy may consist of boney adjustments/manipulation, and/or muscle/nerve release techniques. You’ll be properly educated about the anatomy of your injury so you understand what’s happening in your body. You will also learn specific exercises to control your body properly and help prevent future problems.

Examination & Treatment Techniques used by our staff:

  • Postural Alignment
  • Education and Muscle Balancing Spine and Joint Alignment
  • Stability and Control Movement Patterns & Body Type Motor Control or “Core Muscle”

Recruitment Flexibility & Strength:

  • Mobility vs. Rigidity
  • Spinal Joint Adjustments/Manipulations — “Manual Therapy”
  • Various Muscle Release Techniques
  • Detailed Movement Retraining

Convenient Location

We have an easily accessible ground level facility with free public street parking. Our office is open five days a week to serve you. We have onsite X-Ray facilities. We also have a Referral Network of sport and rehabilitative healthcare professionals. Dr. Robert Armitage welcomes new patients, offering them the knowledge of his experience and the expertise of his post doctorate Fellowship in Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation.

Meet the team


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