Dr. Dean Greenwood, DC MS FACO

Dr. Dean Greenwood, DC MS FACO

 Dr. Greenwood is a 1981 graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic.  He was certified as a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists in 2010.  A founding partner of the Vancouver Spine Care Centre, Dr. Greenwood has practiced in Vancouver, BC since 1981.

 Specializing in the diagnosis and chiropractic treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders ot the spine and extremities and in the practice of integrative and functional health care. Certified in "COX" Flexion Decompression Technique and in MedX Laser Therapy and LightStream Super Pulsed Laser Therapy. Special interest in the care and management of spine related conditions such as herniated disc, pinched nerve, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, Pelvic Pain and Organic Dysfunction (PPOD Syndrome), pregnancy, extreme sports injuries, and children. 

 Dr. Greenwood is a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (US) and a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (Canada) and has served on the Re-Certification Committee of the Academy.  In August 2012, Dr. Greenwood graduated from the Masters of Science in Advanced Clinical Practice program at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois, and is only the second chiropractor in Canada to earn this post professional degree.  Dr. Greenwood is a past president of the BC Chiropractic Association, past registrar, and past vice-chairman of the discipline committee of the College of Chiropractors of BC.


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1978 - 1981
Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa
Doctor of Chiropractic

1980 - 1981
Palmer College of Chiropractic, Certificate of Proficiency in Xray, Graduate X-Ray study in the specialty field of Spinal and Skeletal Disorders

1980 - 1981
US National and Canadian National Examining Boards

1985 - 1988
Western States Chiropractic College, Post Graduate Chiropractic Orthopedics Certification

National University of Health Sciences, Post Graduate Certification in Cox Flexion Decompression Technique  

Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (US) (FACO)

2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Re-Certified in Cox Technique and guest presenter at the Cox Advanced Part 3 seminar in Maui, Hawaii

Fellow of the Canadian College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (FCCO)

2012                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           National University of Health Sciences, Masters of Science in Advanced Clincal Practice


1981 - present
Private Practice, Vancouver, BC

1982 - 1984
Visiting Chiropractor, German Canadian Care Home, Vancouver, BC

1982 - 1984
Team Doctor, Vancouver Meralomas Football

1983 - 1984
Consulting Chiropractor for 1984 Men's Olympic Rowing Team

1985 - 1995
Consulting Chiropractor for Perryscope and UniversalConcerts, Vancouver, BC

1991 - 2001
Managing Partner, Crossroads Chiropractic

1996 - 2009
Partner, Bowen Wellness Centre

2001 - Present
Co-Founder and Partner, Vancouver Spine Care Centre

1980 - 1981
Senior X-ray Intern, Palmer College

1980 - 1981
Teaching Assistant, Department. of Technique, Palmer College

1980 - 1981
President, Canadian Student Chiropractic Association, Palmer College

1984 - 1985
Treasurer, CMCC Alumni Association of BC

1985 - 1986
WCB/BC Chiropractic Liason

1985 - 1987
Chiropractic Representative to the BC Chamber of Commerce

1986 - 1990
Independent Chiropractic Examiner

1986 - 1989
Registrar, BC College of Chiropractors

1987 - 1989
BC Representative to the Canadian Federation of Regulatory Boards

1990 - 1991
President, BC Chiropractic Association

Ethics and Discipline Investigator, BC College of Chiropractors

Vice Chairman of Discipline Committee, College of Chiropractors of BC

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         World Spine Care 
World Federation of Chiropractic
BC and Canadian Chiropractic Associations
BC College of Chiropractic
Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association
Canadian College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences
Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (US)
Fellow of the Canadian College of Chiropractic Orthopedists

1991 - present
Musician, Children's Wish Foundation "Docs Rock" Charity

1997 - 1998
Music Director, Bowen Island Festival Association

Head Coach, Bowen Red Sox, Cypress Park Little League Champions

1999 - 2003
Member, Horse Council of BC

1999 - 2003
Member, Bowen Island Horse Owners and Riders Association

2000 - 2005
Member, Grouse Tyee Alpine Ski Racing Club

2001 - 2001
Level 2 Course Official, BC Alpine

2002  - 2006
Sport Medicine Consultant, Vancouver Ski Team   


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