CHIROPRACTOR (Clinic Director)
Dr. Drew Oliphant is the Clinic Director of Alberta Back and Neck Rehab and Sports Injuries Clinic. Dr. Oliphant graduated from The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1987, after undergraduate studies at Selkirk College, University Of Victoria, and University Of British Columbia. In 1997, he became a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Orthopedics (Canada) (FCCO(C)), a designation awarded to specialists in Orthopedics.
In 2009, Dr. Oliphant was awarded with a Master’s Degree in Musculoskeletal Management from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Oliphant did his Master’s Degree research on lumbar intervertebral disc injuries. His thesis was entitled “Identification of acute, induced, concentric annular tears with diffusion-weighted MRI.” His research includes publications in Clinical Biomechanics, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and podium and poster presentations at the Canadian Orthopedic Association, and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS).
Dr. Oliphant has been a practicing chiropractor in Calgary for over 27 years. He is an authorized WCB provider and has testified as an expert witness at Court of Queen’s Bench in personal injury cases. Dr. Oliphant himself suffered chronic low back pain and sciatica for many years following a motor vehicle accident in which he herniated his L5 disc, eventually necessitating 1 ½ years off of work. He finally got long-term relief of his low back pain and sciatica with the DRX 9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy Machine, and brought the DRX 9000 and DRX 9000C to Calgary, being the first clinic in Western Canada to provide this treatment. Since then his clinic, Alberta Back and Neck Rehab and Sports Injuries Clinic, has performed over 20,000 decompression treatments. As well, Alberta Back and Neck Rehab and Sports Injuries Clinic is a pioneer in the use of other advanced technologies including MedX Medical Lumbar Rehab Machine, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, and the BTE Multi-Cervical Neck Rehab Machine, to speed the healing of common injuries, including chronic back pain, whiplash, spinal disc injuries, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, and other musculoskeletal conditions.