North Vancouver acupuncturist and doctor of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Dr. Brad Matthews, grew up in beautiful Deep Cove in North Vancouver. With his expertise in acupuncture and TCM combined with his love of sport and by extension his own personal experiences and struggles with sports injuries and pain, Brad is well-suited to treat people just like you.
Brad’s passion for traditional Chinese medicine grew out of his fascination with Eastern culture and philosophy which he developed while traveling in Asia. He is a graduate of the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson, BC, and his training included a four-month internship at two different hospitals in Beijing, China. He has been a registrant in good standing of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC (CTCMA) since 2001, and has been extensively involved with the regulation of Chinese medicine and the CTCMA since 2003.
The North Van Pain Clinic is the only acupuncture and TCM clinic in North Vancouver that is focused almost entirely on the treatment of acute and chronic pain, sports injuries, and athletic enhancement. Brad has done extensive post-graduate training with many well-known traditional Chinese medicine Sports Medicine practitioners. In addition to marathon runners, and triathletes, he has also treated pro cyclists and hockey players, as well as MMA and Muay Thai athletes, rugby, football, and soccer players. He is one of very few practitioners in BC with certification in pain management from the Blatman International Myofascial Academy. This training allows him to use therapies such as acupuncture injection therapies, trigger point therapies, and prolotherapy.
As a lifelong sports enthusiast, he became a competitive triathlete and Ironman finisher in his 40’s. He is actively involved with the North Shore triathlon community, and when not working, can be seen biking, running, and swimming with his fellow triathletes. Father of a daughter and son, Brad is a huge believer in work-life balance. He gets immense satisfaction when his patients achieve their own health and wellness goals, but his heart melts when he hears his children laugh.