I had suffered a major ski accident four years ago, causing me debilitating pain and requiring reconstructive surgery of my knee. I came to see Dr. Armitage in the middle of May, and after 4 weeks of treatment I successfully completed my first full squat in 4 years!
Dr. Robert Armitage - Sports Specialist Chiropractor
During Dr. Armitage’s pursuit of caring for the athlete, he was contracted as Team Chiropractor by the Grizzlies, Vancouver’s professional NBA team from 1995–2001. Dr. Armitage continues to serve as Chiropractic consultant for primary care at Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre at UBC. Dr. Armitage cares for the general public in their recreational and competitive athletic pursuits as well as competitors from Varsity, Provincial, National and Olympic levels. Most recently, since 2006, Dr. Armitage has been serving VANOC and IOC on the Medical Managers Team, under direction of CMO Dr. Jack Taunton, for the 2010 XXI Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Armitage’s duties include management of all Chiropractic Care Services in the two Athlete’s Village Polyclinics (Whistler and Vancouver) inside the Athletes Villages, select Venues, Spectator and Media centres as well as for the IOC families and members.
A year and a half ago, I was told by a specialist that I may never play golf or hockey again at the age of 32. After trying physio for a year and getting no results, I took the advice of a teammate and former patient of Dr. Armitage, and began to see Robert. It has been 20 visits now and I am back on the golf course. The ice rink, which was once a dream, now appears to be a reality for me very soon.
I came to Dr. Armitage 4 years ago with severe lower back and neck problems that interfered with my life and my desire to mountain trail-run at a competitive level. He has worked with me not only to overcome the pain, but to help with my movement and flexibility so that I am consistently placing in the top 3 of my age group and the top third of total female racers.