Dr. John Dang graduated from the University of Alberta with a specialization in Pharmacology in 1998 and went onto pursue his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life Chiropractic College West in California. He has practiced as an associate doctor in several multidisciplinary clinics in both Calgary and Vancouver, but now brings his experience and expertise to Columbia Integrated Health Centre as the Clinic Director.
Aside from providing his patients with the highest quality care in clinical practice, “Dr. John”, as his students call him, shares his time teaching in a multitude of capacities. He is a part time faculty member at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, instructing courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology as well as Orthopaedic Assessments to students training to become Registered Massage Therapists. Most recently, Dr. John Dang joined the instructional cadre at The Boucher College of Naturopathic Medicine where he instructs naturopathic students in the art and science of the “adjustment”.
Dr. John is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner and is a WCB, ICBC, DVA & RCMP provider. He is fully certified in both Active Release Technique and Graston Technique©. He also holds certification as a ROCK-Doc Kinesio-taping therapist, as his particular areas of interest are in sports injuries and exercise rehabilitation and currently participates as a member of the health team that provides treatments for triathletes in the gruelling Iron Man competitions. Most recently, Dr. Dang has obtained his SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) certification as well as his full TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) training, both of which allows him to better diagnose not only Golf related injuries but also dysfunctions in a myriad of other sports.
As he is passionate about sharing knowledge, he is also completing courses towards the Provincial Instructor’s Diploma program and believes that to be a great doctor, is to be a great educator.
When asked about why he decided on a career as a Doctor of Chiropractic, he responds by saying, “my passion for sports and an active lifestyle made me realize that I wanted to be involved in the health and wellness industry. I have always been fascinated by the human body and its amazing capacity to heal from stresses and injuries. Chiropractic provided me with a career in which I was able to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose, treat and help educate others on the many aspects of optimal health and wellness. And now, on a daily basis, I am able to affect the lives of my patients and have seen many of them achieve what can only be described as the best they’ve ever felt.”
“As there is a place in the medical world for all types of therapies, including pharmaceutical and surgical, it is crucial that all clinicians work together to determine the best treatment for a patient, and stress the utmost importance of changes to lifestyle and ergonomics”.
Dr. Dang is fully committed to a lifestyle of health and wellness and challenges his patients to possess the same level of dedication and resolve. He can be found in a fitness facility both personal training and providing fitness counselling to others. He is passionate about all things outdoors, especially skiing and thus has obtained his Level 2 CSIA certification which allows him to teach part time as a ski instructor at Whistler Blackcomb. Finally his summer outdoor activity of choice is Golf which keeps him active and moving in the summer months!