Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy - pt Health

  • Address
  • 205-2460 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4B9
    Canada
    (604) 449-5737
  • Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday : 7:00AM-8:00PM
  • Tuesday : 7:00AM-7:00PM
  • Wednesday : 7:00AM-8:00PM
  • Thursday : 7:00AM-7:00PM
  • Friday : 7:00AM-7:00PM
  • Saturday : 9:00AM-4PM
  • Sunday : Closed
  • Languages Spoken
  • English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Chinese, French, Filipino, Hindi, Gujrati

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Welcome to Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy

Helping Vancouver residents feel their best for over 5 years


At Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy you can expect:

  • Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
  • Coverage Options: Covered by WCB & most insurance plans with minimal out-of-pocket fees
  • Efficient Recovery: We get you back to enjoying a pain-free life as quickly as possible
  • Short & Long Term Relief: We focus on the root cause of your pain, not just symptoms
  • Flexible Scheduling: Convenient scheduling around work and home obligations
  • Prevention Strategies: We show you how to keep pain from coming back – on your own
  • Experienced Clinicians: Licensed clinicians who genuinely care about reaching your goals
  • No Wait List: Access to therapy in under 48 hours – normally same day

We also offer a convenient no-obligation appointment option so you can learn more about how we can help with no commitment.

When you choose Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy you will find experienced  staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.

Located on -2460 Commercial Drive, Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy recognizes the differences in shapes, sizes, strengths and degrees of injury amongst all of our patients and designs sensible rehabilitation programs that help our patients reach their personal rehabilitation goals. Whether it is pain relief or recovery from an injury, we will provide therapy options that can help you play an active role in achieving your goals. We are a multidisciplinary clinic, by working together as a team, all clinicians are in constant communication with each other in order to ensure that each patient receives the most effective treatment possible.

We successfully treat many conditions and injuries through a variety of effective therapy options. Click on the “condition” tab above to learn more about therapy options.

Early Intervention Can Help Prevent Lifelong Chronic Pain

Early intervention is critical to a speedy recovery. Research has proven that people who seek therapy early after an injury have shorter recovery periods and are 8 times less likely to develop chronic pain.*

Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy can help you feel your best. Schedule your no-obligation appointment today using the form to the right, or give us a call and put Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.

*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.

Conditions We Treat

At Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.


If you are experiencing pain from an ankle injury it is important that you get the correct form of treatment. If your ankle injury is not given the proper attention and healed completely, you run the risk of it occurring again or developing a chronic condition.Our approach to physiotherapy starts first by helping you understand your ankle injury as well as implement the necessary rehabilitation steps and bracing (when applicable)that can help correct your ankle problem.To learn more about how we can help your specific ankle injury, consider scheduling a no obligation physio appointment today.
Unfortunately there is no cure for osteoarthritis. Arthritis is a chronic but very treatable disease. Our physiotherapist’s goals are to relieve your pain and to improve or maintain movement of affected joints. Our treatment for OA involves no prescriptions. Our rehab team will provide several options to help manage your symptoms effectively. To learn more about how we can help your specific OA pain, consider scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Our physiotherapy team designs programs to address a particular back condition and to help you prevent future back pain problems from reoccurring. Physiotherapy treatments focus first on relieving pain, improving your back movement, and fostering healthy posture. There is a great deal of scientific evidence that physiotherapy is beneficial for back pain. pt Health physio clinics are evidence based and use the most current research when developing your treatment plan. We treat: piriformis syndrome, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation among other conditions. To learn more about how we can help your specific back injury, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
Non infected bursitis can be treated effectively. Our physio team will apply advanced therapy techniques to help reduce the inflammatory process of bursitis. Electrotherapy, such as ultrasound or shortwave diathermy can also help greatly. Your situation is unique, and so should your treatment be. To learn more about how we can help your bursitis pain, consider scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Car accident rehabilitation is a specialized type of physiotherapy with a focus on collaboration between pt Health rehab professionals. Our ultimate goal is to fully return you to the physical state that you were in the minute before your car accident occurred. Car accident therapy often requires the care of more than one health care provider and may involve blending such treatments as physiotherapy and massage therapy, for example. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help your specific injury, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today. Learn more about our physio treatment approach to auto accident whiplash.
The main focus of our treatment is to reduce or eliminate the cause of pressure in the carpal tunnel. We may provide suggestions about the use of healthy body alignment and wrist positions, helpful exercises, and tips on how to prevent future problems. Our physiotherapist may also begin treatments to reduce inflammation and to encourage normal gliding of the tendons and median nerve within the carpal tunnel. Although time required for recovery is different for every patient, as a general rule, you may see improvement in as little as four weeks. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help your specific carpal tunnel injury, consider booking a physiotherapy appointment at a clinic near you.
Acute injuries usually occur suddenly during activities. When you experience an acute injury there are things your pt Health physiotherapist can do to minimize tissue damage and protect from further injury. We help you to manage and recover from your injury sooner. Chronic pain is a broad category that includes many common conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. At pt Health many nonsurgical treatment approaches are used by our rehabilitation team to reduce the symptoms of chronic pain. Our physiotherapy team gathers detailed information and will evaluate your condition closely. The answers you give along with the results of the examination will guide us in tailoring a unique treatment program that is right for you.
A concussion is known as a type of trauma, or injury, to the brain. In some cases it can result in additional symptoms, including neurological, physical, and emotional. At pt Health, we work with you to successfully recover from a concussion, through such techniques as vestibular rehabilitation, to help retrain the brain to recognize the signals from the vestibular system, proprioception, and vision to help with imbalance.
Balance problems affect over 50% of all adults at some time. A pt Health physiotherapist is trained to treat dizziness and balance issues including: BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo): an individual feels the environment is moving around them (i.e. spinning). This is related to a dysfunction in the vestibular system. A pt Health physiotherapist can help treat this with a series of maneuvers and exercises that restore normal function for the vestibular system and help the patient regain balance. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help your balance issues, consider scheduling a physiotherapy appointment today.
The elbow is one of those areas that is easy to injure, whether it be from sitting at a desk all day or playing your favourite sport. Because elbow injury is most often linked to overuse, our physiotherapy team will work with you to reduce repeated strains during activity. When symptoms are from a particular sport or work activity, we will observe your style and motion with the activity. Our physiotherapist may suggest ways to protect the elbow during your activities. We also keep the collagen in your tendon from breaking down further. Our overall goal is to help your elbow injury heal as soon as possible. Call pt Health today to learn more about how we can help your specific injury.
Aerobic exercise can be helpful in reducing muscle pain and tenderness. Heat and massage therapy may also be beneficial in some patients. a pt Health physio therapist will assist with education about energy conservation techniques and specific strengthening exercises that may help effectively manage fibromyalgia symptoms.
The foot can be the home of many problems, all of them uncomfortable and tough to deal with. We help treat stress fractures, pulled muscles, torn ligaments and more. Each foot injury is unique. To learn more about how we can help your unique injury, call pt Health physiotherapy today.
A hip injury is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer through and one that can lead to long-term health problems if not addressed correctly or inevitably prevented. Your pt Health physiotherapist will work with you to regain the stability needed in the hip for balance and walking. Find out how we can help your unique injury, consider booking a no-obligation appointment today.
The knee is a sensitive area of your body and one that is prone to injury doing almost any activity. When you begin a pt Health knee physiotherapy program, our initial treatments will focus on decreasing pain and swelling in your affected knee. Our rehab team may begin range-of-motion exercises, with the goal of helping you swiftly regain full movement in your knee. This may include the use of rotation movements, gentle stretching, and careful pressure applied to the knee. We may also give you exercises to improve the strength of your hamstring and quadriceps muscles. As your symptoms ease and strength improves, we may also provide specialized exercises to improve knee stability. Learn more about how we can help. Book your physio appointment today.
Nonsurgical therapy can optimize the health of your neck and in some cases, prolong the need for surgery. Our physiotherapy programs are often prescribed for 2 to 5 weeks for patients with neck pain, although your recovery time may vary. Our therapy sessions are designed to help ease pain and to improve your mobility, strength, posture, and function. To learn more about how we can help your specific neck injury, consider scheduling a no obligation physio appointment today.
Our treatment may help improve muscle strength, making every day activities important to you easier to achieve. Our approach to neurological rehab first assesses how your muscles are functioning and then we devise a structured rehabilitation program centred around you and your needs. Call or email us today to learn more.
pt Health physiotherapists are experts at assessing, planning, and implementing effective exercise programs for overweight and obese individuals. Your insurance may cover some or all program costs. Discover how we can help with your specific weight loss goals. schedule a no-obligation appointment today.
Patients with osteoporitic bones begin losing their minerals and support capabilities, leaving the skeleton brittle and prone to fractures. The primary goals of our treatment are to educate you on proper posture, introduce safe ways of moving and lifting, and provide you with helpful exercises you can do at home to help prevent a decline in bone mass and prevent fractures. Find out how we can help you by booking a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
CTD is a broad health category that includes many common diseases that affect the soft tissues of your body. CTD in itself is not a disease. pt Health helps you understand your condition as well as implement the necessary rehabilitation steps that should be taken for correcting your pain and preventing injury recurrence. Get more information on how we can help you by booking a no obligation appointment.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the bottom of the foot. Nonsurgical management of plantar fasciitis is successful in 90 per cent of all cases. When you begin therapy our physiotherapist will design exercises to improve flexibility in the calf muscles, achilles’ tendon, and the plantar fascia. To learn more about how we can help your plantar fasciitis, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
Post operative treatment can help with recovery from numerous surgeries such as acl reconstruction, frozen shoulder, joint replacement, knee surgery, hip replacement among others. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help with your post op physio, consider scheduling your no-obligation physical therapy appointment today.
Pain in the buttock that radiates down the leg is commonly called sciatica. The most common cause for sciatica is irritation of the spinal nerves in or near the lumbar spine. After evaluating your condition, our physiotherapy team will use various treatments to ease spasm and pain. Discover how we can help your sciatica pain, call or email for your no obligation appointment today.
At pt Health we provide information and tools needed to successfully recover from a shoulder injury and to prevent future injuries from occurring. There are many types of shoulder injuries. To learn more about how we can help with your specific shoulder pain, schedule a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Our staff works with a variety of people with different athletic and sport backgrounds to improve their overall performance and skill, and assist them with successful recovery when sports-related injuries occur. There are many types of sport related injuries. Discover how our physiotherapists can help you.
Sprains and strains are injuries caused by overstretching or tearing of the ligaments and tendons. Strains and sprains have similar signs and symptoms, but differ anatomically. To learn more about how we can help your strain / sprain, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
We look forward to helping you recover from your work related injury. Whether you spend your day at the computer, sitting at a desk, standing or lifting, we can work with you to design a program that will help you avoid or recover from work injuries. Find out how we can help by scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.

Personalized Treatment Plan: The First Step to Your Recovery

Our first goal is to reduce the symptoms you’re feeling right now as quickly as possible. We assess and develop a personalized treatment program through means including, but not limited to, advanced exercise prescriptions, manual therapy, and various modalities.

Evaluating Your Condition

To come up with your treatment program, a therapist will gather key information about your condition. Your answers along with the results of an expert examination will guide us in creating a specific type of treatment program to effectively address your specific condition and eventually, to facilitate your healing.

Adjustments to the program are implemented based on your actual progress, or response, to the treatment until your goals are achieved. We pay close attention to your progress. You will receive verbal instruction and hands-on guidance to improve your condition.

Prevention Strategies:

Understanding Your Condition and Implementing Prevention Strategies

A clear understanding of your condition will not only alleviate your concerns, but can also help you understand your condition, to look for and change factors that may be causing your symptoms, and to help you learn how to avoid future problems.

Our therapists may provide tips, specific stretches, and exercises to do at work, or during activities. We recommend changes to help you do your job with less strain and less chance of injury.

As you recover, you will gradually advance in a series of strengthening exercises for the muscles surrounding the affected area which helps patients begin moving easier and lessens the chances of future pain and problems.

How Long It Takes:

Quick Treatments to Let You Work on Your Other Responsibilities

Our goal is to relieve pain and correct your injury as quickly as possible, without compromising the quality of treatments you will be receiving. We adjust our therapy programs to meet your goals.

We get you in for treatment quickly, usually within a few days, and work hard to get you back to enjoying life as quickly as possible. In fact, in some cases just a few 30-minute therapy sessions is all it takes.

Including Your Doctor:

Your Doctor Is Always Our Partner

It takes a team approach to high quality health care. That is why we never take your doctor out of the equation.

Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy provides clear and consistent reporting to your doctor. Reporting may include areas such as results achieved, detailed assessment of problem, treatment by physiotherapist, and future treatment options.

We Help You Get Well & Stay Well.

But the treatment doesn’t stop in our office. We may provide you with exercises to do at home on a regular basis to help control your symptoms and protect reoccurrence of injury in the years ahead. Although we will continue to be a resource, you will be in charge of practicing the strategies and exercises you’ve learned as part of an ongoing home program and maintain a good quality of life.

Ready to feel your best again? Schedule Your No-Obligation Appointment Today.

You’re In Good Hands At Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy

Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well


Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy uses many therapy options to ensure an optimal approach to your care. You will experience a variety of gentle therapy solutions that can help reduce pain, strengthen, add flexibility, improve joint range, and more. Some of our services include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Hand Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Chiropractic Care

Accessible and Affordable Therapy

We take care of the paperwork so you don’t have to


Insured or not, we will work to help make your therapy accessible and affordable. Whether you require services or products as part of your treatment, we will assist you with direct billing or paperwork completion. At Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:

  • Extended Benefits
  • Work Injury
  • No Obligation
  • Government Funding
  • Motor Vehicle Accident (ICBC)
  • Private

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Direct Deposit
  • VISA / Mastercard
  • Cash
  • Debit

Important Coverage Information:

Employer Extended Health Plans / Benefits

We direct bill your extended health plan.

Many extended health benefits plans include physiotherapy coverage. Our team is happy to help you navigate your insurance plan coverage. While not necessary, we suggest contacting your plan provider to find out:

  1. If a doctor’s referral is required in order for treatment to be covered.
  2. How claims are handled, do they offer direct billing or will you have to complete and submit paperwork.

Not sure what your coverage is? Our team is happy to help. At your initial assessment, we can contact your insurance company to find the details of your coverage.

Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage / ICBC

We direct bill the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) for you.

You are entitled to accident benefits coverage if you have been injured in an motor vehicle accident, regardless of whether you are at fault or not. You do not need a doctor’s referral if the accident happened recently and/or you have not had any previous treatment. Our clinic team will contact your adjustor to find out what coverage you will have. To be eligible for ICBC coverage you must meet certain requirements, for detailed information, please visit http://www.icbcclaiminfo.com/node/47.

No prior approval is needed if you are covered by ICBC and your treatment is under the established limit of 20 visits. However, you will need to report your claim to ICBC, for more information on claiming visit the ICBC website. Be sure to provide our clinic team you’re your ICBC claim number and your adjustor’s name and phone number to begin treatment.

WorkSafeBC (WSBC)

We direct bill the WorkSafeBC (WSBC) for you.

Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy is a WorkSafeBC approved physiotherapy provider in the WorkSafeBC Physiotherapy Network (WCB). Our team will guide you through the entire WorkSafe BC (WSBC) claim process. We take care of everything for you, including billing, reporting, care extension approvals, product coverage requests, and communicating with your employer. WSBC coverage is available for both therapy and supplies (like ointments, exercise bands, and heat and ice packs). Products like braces, canes, or other mobility devices may require special approval from WSBC; our team can help request coverage for those items.” While a doctor’s referral is not required to start treatment, you will require a doctor’s medical report to start your WSBC claim.

Blue Cross Billing

We will bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of:

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Department of National Defense (DND)
  • Canadian Forces
  • Veterans Affairs

For any treatments partially covered, you will be asked to pay the difference at each visit.

Schedule your no-obligation appointment today to get well and stay well.

Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy Team Members

Our trusted clinic team members


 

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    Nathaniel Hers - Physiotherapist

    MPT, BHK

    Nathan is a graduate of the University of British Columbia: first with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, then with a Masters of Physical Therapy to better understand how the body moves and works. As someone who is passionate about getting to know people’s stories and evidence-based practice, Nathan enjoys coming alongside and helping people improve their movement, health and ability to do the things they enjoy. Nathan’s treatment is focused around manual therapy, Mulligan techniques and exercise. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys hiking around beautiful BC with his wife and reading the latest research article in physiotherapy.

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    Ryan Leiderman - Clinical Counsellor

    CCC

    Ryan holds a master’s degree in mental health counselling from City University of Seattle and is licensed by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (#7995). He has experience helping clients dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, and relationship struggles. His approach to therapy is psychodynamic and solution-focused. Further, Ryan draws upon evidence-based treatment modalities such as mindfulness, motivational interviewing, somatic experiencing, and narrative therapy. Foremostly, he strives for therapy to be collaborative; whereas each client is met with respect and non-judgemental curiosity.

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    Dr. Nathaniel Janzen - Chiropractor

    DC, MS, BKin

    Dr. Nathaniel Janzen is a graduate of the University of Western States where he completed the dual-degree Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Science in Sports Medicine. Before becoming a chiropractor, Nathaniel attended the University of British Columbia to study kinesiology with a focus in health sciences and gain clinical and research experience in the co-op and research programs.
    Dr. Janzen operates as an educator of movement, ranging from everyday activities to elite sport, while providing evidence-informed modern chiropractic manual therapies to help patients alleviate pain and live their lives as they were meant to.
    Dr. Janzen’s athletic background stems from competitive swimming, then transitioned to triathlon while studying at UBC. Nathaniel continues to enjoy the swim, bike, run lifestyle, and has more recently found great interest and health benefits in rock climbing.

  • Crystal Vera

    Crystal Vera - Massage Therapist

    WCCMT Alumni

    A graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Crystal utilizes active listening, practiced palpation and special testing. By modelling treatments to best suit individual needs, Crystal’s perceptive approach to Massage Therapy works within patient comfort levels and she uses techniques which are research based and can be effective in both gentle and specific applications. Crystal maintains an open line for communication, encouraging patient participation and feedback. She has experience using: Swedish Massage, Fascial Techniques, Joint Mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy, Hydrotherapy and Neuromuscular Techniques. Patient education is provided along with pain management techniques, stretching and breathing exercises, are examples of home care provided following treatment.
    Crystal enjoys bike touring, camping and outdoor adventuring; Nature never ceases to amaze her.

  • Gaby Law

    Gaby Law - Certified Hand Therapist - PT

    BMR (PT)

    Gaby graduated from the University of Polytechnic in Hong Kong in 1989 and has been practising for over 20 years. She is a physiotherapist but has also been a Certified Hand Therapist since 2002. She is the hand therapist at Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy clinic treating work injuries, post-surgical cases, and any other general strain/sprain injuries of the wrist and hand. Gaby is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

  • Tristan Wilson

    Tristan Wilson - Massage Therapist

    RMT

    Tristan Wilson has been practising massage in Vancouver since 2012. He has trained in the US and Canada. His focus has been in restoring the body to optimal function whether from chronic postural issues or acute injury. He has trained in Swedish massage, myofascial therapy, neuromuscular techniques, trigger point therapy, and hydrotherapy.
    Tristan is also an avid swing and blues dancer and teaches classes in his spare time.

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    Sean Overin - Physiotherapist

    DPT, MPT, BHK, IMS, CAFCI

    From an early age, Sean always enjoyed being physically active and learning about human science, which inspired him to study and obtain a Bachelors of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia. On a journey for more knowledge, Sean completed a Masters of Physical Therapy from UBC and recently completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy with the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professionals. Additionally, Sean has a Certificate in Anatomical Acupuncture and a provider of Trigger Point Dry Needling and Intramuscular Therapy.
    In clinic, Sean facilitates an educational and client-centered experience using a diverse set of manual therapy and exercise interventions. Sean has special interests in pain science, neck and low back disorders, headaches, and upper extremity conditions.

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    Kristen MacDonald - Massage Therapist

    RMT

    Kristen is a graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy who is passionate about the effectiveness of massage therapy as an alternative form of health care and truly loves her work. Kristen utilizes a variety of modalities during treatment, including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, joint mobilizations, active/passive stretching and deep tissue therapy. She has experience treating patients with chronic pain, overuse conditions, whiplash, fibromyalgia, headaches, as well as orthopedic and sport related injuries.
    Kristen is a member of the Massage Therapists’ Association of BC and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.

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    Kevin Wu - Massage Therapist

    RMT

    Kevin attended the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage in 2010 and received his Spa Practitioner diploma.
    Wanting to further his knowledge, he enrolled in the 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapy program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy, and graduated in 2013. His professional highlights include world class events such as the 2013 Ride To Conquer Cancer, 2013 Gran Fondo Whistler, 2014 Sears National Kids Cancer Ride, and the 2015 BC Bike Race.
    In his practice, he is eager to help and incorporates a variety of techniques such as Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, Muscle Energy Technique and Swedish Massage to create effective treatments for his clients.

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    Dr. Leif Sigurdson - Chiropractor

    BSc, DC

    Dr. Leif Sigurdson is a graduate of the University of Manitoba: Bachelor of Science, 1998; and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College: Doctor of Chiropractic, 2004; recipient of the College of Chiropractic Sciences External Clinic Award. Dr. Sigurdson has a general and sports injury practice at Broadway Station Wellness. He has been the team chiropractor and head of training staff with Simon Fraser University hockey team since 2007. Dr. Sigurdson is also very active in the running community and is on the medical team at the Vancouver Marathon and Sun Run. Dr. Sigurdson has an interest in research. His article on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis disease was published in the September 2011 edition of the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association.