Dr. Richard Hunter

Dr. Richard Hunter Vancouver Chiropractor

After more than 30 years in full-time practice as a chiropractor, I can honestly say that I have the same, if not more passion for the work I do, as when I first graduated from chiropractic college in 1982.

My passion stems back to when I first saw a chiropractor for my own health problems at the age of 12. It was initially for a very painful lower back problem after jumping on a trampoline. I actually had to leave school in the middle of the day due to the severity of the pain. My mother sent me to a chiropractor located in downtown Vancouver. The doctor expertly adjusted my lower back vertebrae over a series of treatments each time leaving me in less pain eventually to the point of full correction.

That was amazing however, there was another problem I was having that the chiropractor also solved. As a child I suffered from terrible headaches that were bad enough to put me in bed for the day. It was being managed by strong pain killers with codeine called 222’s. The chiropractor found vertebrae in my neck that were misaligned, causing nerve pressure and referred pain into my head. With treatment my headaches cleared up….No more pain!…No more drugs! I continued to see the chiropractor over the years for sport and posture related problems.

Early on in practice it was the stories from patients how their problems first occurred both on and off the field, that intrigued me to further my training. I pursued emergency care as I wanted to better understand how to help those in the early stages of injury and better understand them in the later stages of repair. I have since been involved as a coach in amateur sports and as a ski patroller. More recently I experienced first-hand the danger, beauty and power of professional ski racing as a course worker, crew chief and chiropractor during National, World Cup and Olympic level competitions.

I have met many amazing people over my practice years, each one reminding me of the beauty and marvels of the human machine and spirit.

My purpose as a Doctor of Chiropractic is to apply my skills and knowledge to help people promote, maintain and enhance their health and to understand the importance of a healthy conservative lifestyle for a long and happy life.

Professional Qualifications

  • Doctor of Chiropractic (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College)
  • Registered Member of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association
  • Registered Member of the College of Chiropractors of BC
  • Diplomat Status of the National Board of Chiropractors
  • Certified Cox Distraction Decompression Spinal Adjusting Practitioner
  • Chiropractic Expert Consultant for the Trial Lawyers Association of BC
  • Member of the Royal Canadian College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences

Learn more about Dr. Hunter’s professional history

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