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What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractors are health care experts trained in the neuro-musculoskeletal system to diagnose and treat disorders of the spine and other body parts through the use of various treatment techniques. Avita Health's Chiropractors also use a diverse range of techniques in addition to adjustments, in order to get the best outcomes. Chiropractors provide non-invasive management of disorders including, but not limited to, back, neck and head pain. They also advise patients on corrective exercises, lifestyle and nutrition.

Chiropractors will find and then effectively treat your injuries and help you to minimize reoccurrences. Once they have diagnosed the source of your injury or complaint, Avita Health’s Chiropractors will inform you about what care you need in order to regain your health and lifestyle.

What is unique about the Chiropractors at Avita Health? Here are some points:

  • Our Chiropractors 20 minute subsequent appointments are twice the length of the national average, in order to provide more thorough quality of care.
  • Avita Chiropractors use a broad range of techniques, including chiropractic adjustments, Active Release Technique (ART), mysofascial release, IASTM (Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), dynamic taping and more.
  • Avita Chiropractors are trained in the use of Shockwave Therapy and Cold Laser Therapy.
  • They are Evidence-informed Chiropractors in how they approach your treatment plan.
  • Avita Chiropractors use a collaborative approach working together with their patients, and other health professionals, where applicable, in order to achieve the best outcomes.

Click the links below to learn more about each Avita Chiropractor.

Our Chiropractic Team

Dr. Nick Crivici, DC, BSc

Dr. Nick Crivici, DC, BSc

Dr. Nick began his post-secondary studies at Simon Fraser University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Concentration in Active Health and Rehabilitation along with a Minor in Psychology. With his newfound degree, a long history of involvement in a variety of athletics and having a father in healthcare, he felt chiropractic was a natural choice as a career option. Thus, he advanced his education at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2021 with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and second Bachelor of Science in Human Biology.

Dr. Nick utilizes an evidence-based approach to care as he reviews the latest articles and stays up to date on current chiropractic literature. He assesses the body as a whole and takes the time to understand his patients’ needs and goals to tailor his treatment to the individual in front of him. Dr. Nick is currently in the process of obtaining his certifications in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) to further expand his ability to restore his patients to optimal health.

In his spare time, you will find Dr. Nick riding his motorcycle on a winding road or the racetrack, harvesting some fresh vegetables from the garden or trying to find his golf ball somewhere in the rough.

Dr. Rachel Rottger

Dr. Rachel Rottger

Dr. Rachel Rottger is originally from Alberta and obtained a Bachelor of Physical Education with a concentration in sport performance from the University of Alberta. After working for several years as a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and a registered kinesiologist in rehabilitation, she continued her education at Palmer West Chiropractic College in San Jose, California. She most recently worked in a multidisciplinary clinic in Western Washington and is excited to return to Canada to practice in North Vancouver at Avita Health & Massage Therapy Center.

Dr. Rottger uses movement pattern analysis to improve function and ultimately keep patients active and doing what they love. Dr. Rottger combines various technique systems including Graston, Active release techniques (ART), chiropractic manipulative therapy, and rehabilitation exercises. A key component of her treatment includes teaching and refining movement fundamentals including, but not limited to squatting, hip hinging, humeroscapular glide, and core bracing.

In her spare time, Dr. Rottger enjoys hiking and weightlifting with her fiancé, and is looking forward to exploring the North Vancouver area.

Chiropractic Rates

The following rates apply to the services provided from chiropractors in our North Vancouver clinic.

Service Duration Cost
Chiro – Initial Assessment with Dr. Rachel Rottger60 Minutes$140.00
Chiro – Initial Assessment with Dr. Nick Crivici40 Minutes$120.00
Chiro – Subsequent Visit with Dr. Rachel Rottger and Dr. Nick Crivici20 Minutes$75.00
Chiro – Extended Visit with Dr. Rachel Rottger and Dr. Nick Crivici30 Minutes$110.00
Chiro – ICBC Initial Assessment with Dr. Rachel Rottger and Dr. Nick Crivici40 Minutes$32.00*
Chiro – ICBC Subsequent Visit with Dr. Rachel Rottger and Dr. Nick Crivici20 Minutes$16.00*
Chiro – Student Initial Assessment with Dr. Rachel Rottger60 Minutes$80.00
Chiro – Student Subsequent Visit with Dr. Rachel Rottger20 Minutes$35.00
Chiro – Student Extended Visit with Dr. Rachel Rottger30 Minutes$45.00

NOTE: Amounts listed for ICBC are the portion that the patient pays. The balance is direct billed to ICBC, as long as the patient has an active and approved claim open.

Hear from our clients

  • Terrific experience with Dr Ryan Gannon. Knowledgeable and friendly support staff as you walk in the door. Fairly priced and don't try to sell you on a million more appointments. They figure out what's wrong and work within your means to fix what's wrong. Highly recommended to anyone in Vancouver, it's worth the trip to North Van even if you don't live there. If you're looking for chiro, consider Dr. Gannon, as I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

    - Thomas B
  • Great service and knowledgeable team with great practitioners. Dr. Birch is amazing and keeps my body going!

    - Jessica R
  • I highly recommend Dr. Ryan Gannon for Chiropractic. He is one of the best Chiropractors. I had a chronic pain in my shoulder and neck. After seeing him a few times, the pain has gone. He is a very knowledgeable and genuine professional. Also, the place is very clean and staff are friendly.

    - Jila N

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