North Vancouver Chiropractor, Dr. Terry Dickson embraces the integrative or holistic approach to health care advocated by the North Shore Wellness Centre. While not every case warrants chiropractic adjustment, Terry believes that such treatments can be used beneficially for therapeutic and as well as preventative purposes. As a North Vancouver chiropractor, Terry’s method of practice reflects his strong belief in the effect of structural, chemical and psychological influences, as well as environment and lifestyle, on overall good health.
Terry pursued his interest in a career as a chiropractor while at Simon Fraser University where he took multiple courses in human kinesiology, biology and other pre-medicine prerequisites as part of his Bachelor of Science degree. Once completing this degree with honours from SFU, Terry went on to complete his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Western States Chiropractic College where he graduated Cum Laude in 2001. Dr. Dickson then returned to North Vancouver to practice as a chiropractor. After working in multiple clinics and settings, he has found his home as a chiropractor and director of the North Shore Wellness Centre.
Areas of Practice
Chiropractic treatment is useful for a variety of health concerns including relieving musculoskeletal problems, sports injuries, repeated overuse syndromes like rotator cuff strains & tendonitis injuries, multiple types of headaches and much more. Chiropractic care, as part of a holistic and preventative regime, is a useful tool in improving overall health.
A North Vancouver chiropractor, Terry’s approach is based on the needs and desires of his clients. Patients are adjusted only with their express consent and within their comfort level. Mobilization and soft tissue techniques are often used either in addition to, or instead of, audible manipulations. If patients prefer not to hear an audible sound or crack during adjustments, he will employ other methodologies to help their condition. Terry is trained in other soft tissue treatment techniques such as ART© (Active Release Techniques) and Trigenics which expand his frame of reference.
As a North Vancouver chiropractor and diagnostician, Terry assesses each individual to determine whether chiropractic is the best modality of treatment and is qualified to recommend clients to other, or complementary, forms of treatment such as acupuncture or massage therapy. With the patient’s consent, Terry will then consult with or co-manage treatment with other health care providers.
Terry’s passion for chiropractic methodology was fuelled as a patient first. Following personal injury in multiple motor vehicle accidents and unable to do many of the things he had previously taken for granted, he was forced to live with a new level of pain and discomfort. After exposure to many health care disciplines, he found his greatest recovery after chiropractic treatment. This treatment enabled him to return to his love of sports and pursue an active role as a member of the SFU Varsity Football team. It also crystallized his resolve to benefit others by pursuing chiropractic as a profession.
Terry was born on the North Shore and has been involved in athletics his entire life. Enjoying all sports, he played competitive soccer, lacrosse, football, hockey, snowboarding, skiing, and volleyball. He also plays recreational tennis, volleyball, surfing, and golf.
As a local North Vancouver Chiropractor, he continues his pursuit of knowledge and interest in the sporting community by donating services to many premier, professional, amateur and youth athletic teams as well as treating many high level athletes at the North Shore Wellness Centre.