In 1983 I began my Chiropractic education because I had always experienced remarkable results from outstanding chiropractors for sports injuries, neck pain, back pain and sciatica. I continue to receive regular spine and sports chiropractic care that helps give me longevity in a physical profession. I completed my Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 1987 and immediately experienced clinical success utilizing a combination of state-of-the-art chiropractic, rehabilitation and soft-tissue techniques for treating patients presenting with a wide range of conditions. The detailed knowledge of the entire nervous and musculoskeletal systems combined with integrating the art and science of spinal and joint manipulation has provided me with an extremely rewarding career as a sports injury and family chiropractor.
I have pursued extensive post-graduate training in sports-injury care and soft-tissue rehabilitation with Active Release Technique (ART) since 2001. I became an ART Instructor in 2006 and teaching ART to chiropractors, massage therapists and physiotherapists has became a very rewarding experience.These additional tools and techniques are instrumental in being a comprehensive team chiropractor/trainer and clinician.
I have worked with men’s and women’s soccer teams, dancers, gymnasts, track and field, triathletes and runners of all types; from amateur to highly competitive athletes and professionals as well as musicians and workers who suffer repetitive strain injuries. I also enjoy public speaking and have guest-lectured on topics which include running injuries, gait biomechanics, healthy aging, inflammation and exercise as well as promoting fitness and optimal training methods for North Shore Athletics and the Running room.
In 1980 I was very lucky to have met a lovely, intelligent, talented North Shore teacher who became my wife in 1980; after supporting me through 7 years of school we returned to North Vancouver in 1987 where we have raised three outstanding (now adult) kids who makes us proud parents. Kristin is currently the office manager at Mountain Health and Performance Clinic where my daughter/chiropractor, Dr. Amy Wiggins, also practices. I am passionate about many things; especially music ( I am a drummer in two North Shore rock bands ),the arts, yoga, hiking, travelling, teaching and continuing education all of which help me help the North Shore be a healthier, active place to live.
For the past 2 1/2 years I lived with a wrist injury and tennis elbow. After 4-5 sessions of ART my wrist went back to as close to 100% mobility as you can get. I would highly recommend this treatment and Dr. Paul Wiggins practice to anyone struggling with nagging injuries.