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Dr. Nick Yap
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Dr. Nick Yap, BSc, DC

Dr. Yap holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Washington State University, a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the University of Western States in Portland Oregon, graduating on the Dean’s list.

 

He is also a member of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association and the BC College of Chiropractors. ​Dr. Yap has been involved in Division 1 collegiate athletics since 2013, serving on the Strength and Conditioning team which allowed him to learn from a wide variety of sports injuries and how to best help the athletes recover faster and perform at their best.

​​Dr. Yap sees patients with conditions ranging from acute injuries to supportive care for the everyday desk worker to patients struggling with chronic pain. With his experience as a Strength and Conditioning coach, he brings a diverse background in sports including rowing, basketball, golf, competitive track and field, and Olympic Weightlifting. His personal treatment philosophy is to help his patients to build a more resilient and durable self so they can continue to do the activities they love doing. He loves to promote patient autonomy, provide knowledge for self-management strategies, and create unique pathways to greater strength and longevity. 
Dr. Yap’s treatment approach includes a variety of treatment options including:​​

 

  • Soft tissue therapies such as Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM), Cupping Therapy, and Kinesiotaping. 

  • Full spine-Extremity Joint manipulations and graded mobilizations

  • Exercise rehabilitation and corrective exercises for sport-specific demands. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS)

  • He is a USAW Level 1 Weightlifting Coach and has spent 6 years as a recreational Olympic Weightlifter and Kinesiologist. 

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Dr. Yap’s Post-Graduate and Specialty certification:

 

  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise 1 & Clinical A 

  • McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT) A & B; Cervical & Lumbar Spine

  • Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) Full Spine & Extremities

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS)

  • American College of Sports Medicine CPT 1 (ACSM)

  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach (USAW)

  • K-Laser USA Class 4

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