The University of Victoria (B.A., 1992), Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto (Doctor of Chiropractic, 2002).
Dr. Gage's practice is really two separate but overlapping practices - he maintains a Family Wellness/Rehabilitative practice several days per week in addition to separate days reserved for the treatment of complex spinal issues such as SCOLIOSIS and KYPHOSIS (increased curvature or excessive rounding of the mid-back) using the ScoliBrace system as well as The SpineCor Dynamic Bracing System. Dr. Gage is the only Doctor on Vancouver Island accredited to design and build these braces.
In his chiropractic practice, he utilizes the 'Chiropractic Bio Physics' (CBP) technique, selected components of 'The Pettibon System' (a rehabilitation program for both the hard (boney) and soft (muscles, ligaments, discs) tissues of the spine). Spinal Decompression Therapy, as well as specialized traction equipment for more complex spinal problems. All of the patients at the BetterBack clinic are encouraged to learn home-care exercises that help people 'Get Better, Faster'!
Dr. Gage utilizes various other adjusting techniques to complement the more structurally-based CBP Technique to best match your individual needs, including neurologically based techniques called 'Torque Release Technique' ('TRT' for short) and Mastering Chiropractic with Certainty ('MC2' for short). These techniques utilizes an adjusting instrument called an 'Integrator' which is designed to stimulate specific spinal reflexes and can treat the spine without the use of manipulation. Dr. Gage also has a clinical interest in THE SKULL, assessing and treating problems with the head using the Cranial Adjusting Turner Style (CATS) technique.
Dr. Gage's interests include fitness and exercise, hockey, a variety of outdoor activities with his family including kayaking and hiking, sport shooting, wood-working, and is an audio-video nut! He has been married to his lovely wife Debbie for over 20 years and is the proud father of three active healthy young men.