Dr. Richard Hunter, DC

Dr. Richard Hunter, DC

Dr. Richard Hunter is a 1982 graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario.  A founding partner of the Vancouver Spine Care Centre, Dr. Hunter has practiced in Vancouver, BC since 1982.  Dr. Hunter is an active skiier interested in sports and family care.  He has obtained special training in the Cox flexion-decompression technique and is certified in it's use through National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois.
1982 - Registration British Columbia Chiropractic Association
1982 - Registration Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board
1981 - Diplomat Status National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Cox© Spinal Decompression Certification

Specialized therapy using the Cox© 7th generation decompression table.  Used in the treatment of herniated intervertebral discs, lateral and central stenosis. degenerative joint and disc conditions, scoliosis and spinal nerve disorders.


Low Level Laser (MedX) Certification

Therapeutic laser used in the treatment of tissue repair as a result of  injury, overuse or degenerative conditions. Disorders such as tendinopathies (tendinitis), bursitis, capsulitis, strains and injuries of the joint, wound healing are some of the conditions commonly treated.


Sports First Responder

Emergency care First Responder working within the emergency medical system.

Occupational First Aid Attendant (Level 3)

Serves as part of the workplace health and safety team being well trained in all aspects of emergency care.

     1999 - WCB Board Certified (Renewed Biennially)

Outdoor Emergency Care Technician (OEC)

Provides prehospital care for the sick and injured at ski areas, wilderness settings, mountain bike events, and many other outdoor events such as local races and winter and summer olympic games.  The OEC trained prehospital emergency caregiver is sanctioned by the National Ski Patrol Association.

      1999 - NSP Certified (Renewed Annually)

First Aid Ski Patroller

      1999 - Grouse Mountain Resort, Vancouver B.C.
      2001 - 2004 - Team Captain
      2004 - 2007 - Day Supervisor

Provide first aid services to the injured or medically distressed while in the outdoor environment.

First Aid Ski Patrol Director


Overseas all aspects of the First Aid Ski Patrol organization including; hiring, training, bookkeeping, marketing, communications, etc.

Course Crew Worker, Whistler Alpine Ski Events

       2006 - present - Course Worker
       2008 - present - Crew Chief
Crew Chief, Vancouver Olympics, Whistler Downhill Ski Events 
       2010 - February
Crew Chief, Vancouver Paralympics
      2010 - March 


1978 - 1982
Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic
College, Toronto, Ontario

Occupational First Aid Level III, Trauma Tech
Vancouver B.C.

Outdoor Emergency Care, FASP Grouse Mountain,
North Vancouver, B.C.

CPR Level C (Renewed Yearly)

Avanced Trauma and Life Support (ATLS)
University of B.C.

Alpine Ski Association Level 1

National University, Lombard, Illinois, Cox Spinal Decompression training and certification. 
Recertification February, 2011 

2001 - present
Vancouver Spine Care Centre, Vancouver, B.C.,
Co-founder, Developer, Chief of Operations.

1999 - present
First Aid Ski Patrol, Grouse Mountain,
North Vancouver, B.C.

1991 - 2001
Crossroads Chiropractic Clinic, Vancouver, B.C.,

1982 - 1991
Oakridge Chiropractic Clinic, Vancouver, B.C.,
Founder, Developer, Chief of Operations.


British Columbia Chiropractic Association
    1991 - 1992

    1986 - 1989
    Director of Research and Education

    1992 - 1994
    Chairman of Public Education

    1984 - 1985
    Chairman of Public Education

Canadian Chiropractic Sports Sciences
   1990 - 1992
    B.C. Provincial Director and Western Provinces Public
    Education Correspondent

Chiropractic Foundation for Spinal Research
    1988 - 2000
    B.C. Provincial Chairman

Canadian Chiropractic Association
    1985 - 1988
    Chairman Research and Education

B.C. CMCC Alumni Association
    1984 - 1986

    1983 - 1984

Insurance Corporation of B.C.
    1985 - Present
    Independent Chiropractic Examiner

Trial Lawyers Association of B.C.
    1999 - Present
    Chiropractic Expert Consultant

FASP Grouse Mountain
    1999 - Present
    First Aid Ski Patrol Team Leader (B1)

British Columbia College of Chiropractors
British Columbia Chiropractic Association
College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences
Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia
Brain Injury Association of B.C.
North American Cervicogenic Headache Society
First Aid Ski Patrol (Grouse Mountain)
Western Alpine Ski Association


2010 - Crew Chief, 2010 Olympics, Alpine Ski Events, Whistler, B.C.
2010 - Crew Chief, 2010 Paralympics, Alpine SkiEvents, Whistler, B.C.
2009 - Course Worker, Paralympians Alpine World Cup, Whistler, B.C.
2008 - Crew Chief/Course Worker, Alpine World Cup, Whistler B.C.
2008 - Crew Chief/Course Worker, National Alpine Ski Championships, Whistler B.C.
2006-07 - Course Worker, National Alpine Ski Championships, Whistler B.C.
2005 - First Aid Attendant, Canadian Gymnastic Championships, Vancouver B.C.
1999 - Present, First Aid Ski Patrol, Grouse Mountain Ski Resort, Vancouver B.C.
2001-03 - First Aid Attendant/Organizer, 2001 Tissot-UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
2000-08 - First Aid Attendant, Grouse-Grind Fall Races, Vancouver, B.C.
2000-08 - First Aid Attendant, See-the-Peak Mountain Races, Vancouver, B.C.
1991 - First Aid Attendant, National Karate Championships, Vancouver B.C.
1984-87 - Chiropractic Liaison for Rick Hansen Man in Motion World Tour
2002-08 - Chiropractic Liaison for Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion Event, Vancouver
1986 - Head Organizer, Low Back Pain Symposium, Vancouver, B.C.
1984-85 - Head Organizer, Run for Chiropractic Research Event, Vancouver, B.C.
1982 - First Aid Attendant Mosport Race Track, Toronto, Ontario        

1982  Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Service Award
1996  Governors Club Decade of Service Award
2000  1st Place Junior First Aid Competition (FASP)
2001  1st Place Senior First Aid Competition (FASP)
2001   Don Bayntun Service Award (FASP)
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