Dr. Justin Tan, D.C.

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Justin studied Biological Sciences at University of Calgary and Health Sciences at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia prior to receiving a Doctorate in Chiropractic (D.C). Graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic California West campus, he received the Palmer West Clinical Excellence and Virgil V. Strang Chiropractic Philosophy awards. Both are distinguishing honors reflecting his commitment to delivering an optimal experience through client education and treatment.

Justin has completed certifications in Active Release Technique (ART), is Graston Technique certified, and has completed courses for various types of Kinesiology Tape procedures, including RockTape. Additionally, he has an advanced certification from the International College of Applied Kinesiology.

Justin is committed to empower and inspire his clients, to live an optimally healthy life of value, love and coherence. With his extensive chiropractic, functional movement knowledge and healthy nutrition passion, Justin’s goal is to have his patients feeling and moving optimally, so they can continue to do the activities that they love.

Dr. Justin enjoys a passionate yoga practice, is a climbing enthusiast and advocates embracing all facets of movement as an overall mover and explorer.

Terminology & Certifications Explained

Rollax Classes

This is a dedicated class on educating rolling techniques and functional anatomy thoughtfully presented through tissue mobilizing protocols and yoga asanas. Designed for motivated individuals to prolong that feel good period after a thorough body work therapy session. Effective prevention of injuries to your fascia, muscle & joints. Rollax is a body therapy resource empowering you through yoga, anatomy & sensation. Body and mind will learn to be more supple, allowing for an accelerated response and optimal output.

Rocktape Certification

Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) is a 2-part kinesiology taping certification led by industry leading experts in movement assessment and therapy. FMT is based on the obvious yet largely overlooked concept of muscles acting as a chain.

Graston Technique

The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. It is one of a number of manual therapy approaches that uses instruments with a specialized form of massage/scraping the skin gently.

The therapy is designed to help the practitioner identify areas of restriction and attempt to break up scar tissue.

Active Release Technique (ART)

This is a treatment system that actually moves the nerve through the tissues proximally and distally to the maximum extent possible by moving every joint and body part that the nerve crosses.

Vibracusser

The VibraCussor is a vibration instrument that differs from usual massagers in that it uses a piston-like up-and-down movement rather than a back-and-forth movement. It creates comfortable waves of compression that travel through the tissues to the affected muscles and fascia, allowing the instrument to release fascial adhesions, relax tense muscles and increase circulation and lymph flow. It is possible for the chiropractor to vary the frequency of the percussion in order to target specific tissues and tissue depths.