“…but what I am most grateful for is his appreciation of his patients’ athletic lifestyle.”
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Matthews for 10+ years and that time has spanned many moves – regional and international – but regardless of where I’ve been based, he has always been my “go to” for any tweaks, tune-ups, or general wellness concerns. Dr. Matthews’ ability to alleviate pain is wonderful and his success-rate speaks for itself but what I am most grateful for is his appreciation of his patients’ athletic lifestyle. He knows that many of us are going to keep beating up our bodies in pursuit of our recreational passions and rather than try to deter us from that, he works with us to heal as quickly as possible, educates us on training and wellness options, and does it all with a comfortable, open bedside manner. Many of my friends and family also see Dr. Matthews and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
“…..he understands what it is like to be an athlete and to face physical challenges…”
When I first met Dr Brad Matthews at the initial consult I felt instantly comfortable around him. He has a very caring and genuine quality that really just put me at ease. I knew that I could trust him with my path to recovery. Brad is wonderful at what he does and I am grateful for the help he has given me thus far. Furthermore, he understands what it is like to be an athlete and to face physical challenges. Sometimes going through scary health issues it is easy to feel alone if people around you don’t understand what you are going through. I somehow do not feel that way around him so it’s a really nice feeling.
Keep doing what you are doing Brad, because it is obvious you were put on this earth to help people.
-Kerri, North Vancouver
“…In a short period of time I stopped my pain meds and I was able to start training again…”
Thanks Dr Brad! After a bike crash left me with a broken pelvis and in a significant amount of pain, I came to Brad for treatment. After explaining the various treatment options, Dr Brad performed Injections and Acupuncture. In a short period of time, my pain decreased significantly, I stopped my pain meds and I was able to start training again. I would recommend Brad to any athlete looking to recover quickly from an injury.
Thanks Dr Brad!!
“…Treatments helped diminish my extreme nerve pain and brought me to a range of motion I thought I may have lost permanently…”
Before meeting Brad I didn’t believe acupuncture to be an affective healing technique. A few sessions with Brad changed my opinion completely. I had an old rugby injury and was suffering from constant pain in my upper back and neck. I historically reacted very well to deep tissue massage but this injury needed something different and acupuncture was the answer. Treatments with Brad consistently over a few weeks helped diminish my extreme nerve pain and brought me to a range of motion I thought I may have lost permanently.
Brad is a competitive athlete himself so he fully understands the stress anyone can put on their body. I would recommend his services to anyone and will continue to do so as long as I’m working in the fitness industry.
-Garth Prouse, Owner, Northwestern Athletics
“…he has been able to help me with many different sports injuries…”
Dr. Matthews is highly experienced, kind, caring and compassionate. I have been a patient of his for about 9 years and have found that he has been able to help me with many different sports injuries.
I have recommended him to many friends and family members over the years.
-Jennifer, North Vancouver
“…I experienced a great deal of success from his treatments, especially the injections…”
I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the gratitude I have for Dr. Brad Matthews.
At the age of 40 I decided that I would make an attempt to become a triathlete. I soon learned that injury from many hours in the saddle or on the road was part of the process.
Through the last 5 years I have come to Brad with injuries ranging from neck pain to lower back trouble and a few others in between. I experienced a great deal of success from his treatments, especially the injections, as my body was getting worn out and tired from all the training.
I have always felt that I am in good hands when I enter his practice and I am assured that his knowledge will assist me with any health troubles I may be experiencing.
It is important to me to pass along to others in my community the benefits of Chinese medicine and acupuncture. I like sharing my positive experiences and how Brad has helped me over the years.
If I have any troubles in the future it is safe knowing that I have a place to go for help with any health related issues.
-Bruce Mackenzie, N. Vancouver
“…I have experienced excellent results following his treatments…”
Dr. Matthews is very knowledgeable and the fact that he is a good athlete himself greatly helps in the diagnosis and discussion around any physical problems I may have.
I have experienced excellent results following his treatments and have no hesitation in recommending him to other people.
-Paul B., North Vancouver
“…Dr. Matthews is a true professional who takes great pride in helping his patients improve their quality of life…”
I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Matthews for 10+ years! Originally I began seeing him for muscle pulls and bumps and bruises associated with playing competitive rugby. My body responded very well to his acupuncture treatments and as my confidence in him grew so did my willingness to discuss other day-to-day challenges. Over the years, Brad has helped me with depression issues, detoxification, weight loss & tendonitis. He was also able to help my wife with sleep issues and I never hesitate to refer friends/family to see him for whatever ails them! I continue to see Brad for treatments 6-10 times/year and I always leave his offices feeling better then when I walked in. Dr. Matthews is a true professional who takes great pride in helping his patients improve their quality of life.
-R. Snowden, North Vancouver
“…Shortly after treatment I was back training on my bike and was able to race…”
I hurt my back one day to the point where I could barely move. My lower back muscles seized up and were so tight. In my 40 years I had never experienced this type of pain before. The timing for this pain was not good as I was in the midst of training for a big bike race that was only 2 months away. I went to see Dr. Brad Matthews as I was very interested in trying Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Matthews was extremely thorough during the initial consultation and he immediately went to work with his acupuncture needles. After just a few sessions I felt my lower back muscles all of a sudden relax – it was like they exhaled with a big sigh and said “ahhhh”. Shortly after I was back training on my bike and was able to race.
I was satisfied and especially impressed with the level of knowledge, experience and success of Dr. Matthews’ treatment. If you’re experiencing pain or other health issues I would recommend seeing Dr. Brad Matthews and trying Traditional Chinese Medicine.
-J. Weinman, North Vancouver