North Vancouver chiropractor, Dr. Ashley MacInnes, brings a wealth of experience in chiropractic, athletics, and parenting to her patients. Having grown up in the area, she has now been practicing for 19 years in her home-town. After attending SFU, UBC, and Université Laval, Dr. MacInnes graduated from Western States Chiropractic College (now Western States University) in Portland, Oregon in 1997.
Dr. MacInnes is actively involved in the community, as well as a local CrossFit competitor, practices martial arts, and can be found road cycling and mountain biking.
Her involvement in sports began with a successful career in downhill ski racing at the BC Ski Team level. She also competed in mountain biking and Tae Kwon Do. Dr. MacInnes holds a 2nd degree belt in Tae Kwon Do. She currently trains in Mixed Martial Arts and Jeet Kune Do. She also has extensive experience as the official chiropractor of the SFU Varsity teams – including football, soccer, track, basketball, wrestling, and softball. She has also been a part of a team of Chiropractors treating the BC Lions CFL Football team, and has been the chiropractor for numerous world-title holders in K-1 and Muay Thai and many up and coming mixed martial artists and kick-boxers and Jiu-Jitsu players.
She holds a full body certification in ART© (Active Release Techniques) and utilizes a variety of chiropractic techniques to suit an individual's needs. This includes Diversified, Thompson, Flexion-Distraction, SOT, and Motion Palpation chiropractic techniques. Dr. MacInnes focuses on full body biomechanics and dynamic function, and investigates the relation of various tissues – skeletal, muscular, nervous, or connective – to each other. The functional movements and coordination of these tissues systems are her greatest concern to optimum health and maximum quality of life of an individual. She focuses on exercise and sport management, rehabilitation, and recovery to maximize performance. She focussing on biomechanics optimization through performance therapy - coordinating coaching and therapy seamlessly to benefit the participant/athlete as best as possible.
Having 5 kids of her own, she has an additional interest in treating pregnant women and young children. She also has a certification in the “Webster” technique – a technique that can very successfully release tension in the uterus of a pregnant woman – also very useful in a healthy delivery. She loves treating kids and introducing them to a healthy lifestyle. In fact, working with developing teens and young adults is a great area of importance in training these young people to develop good movement patterns for the rest of their lives.
Currently, in her spare time, she enjoys activities with her children, and enjoys continuing her martial arts training, road cycling, downhill mountain-biking, surfing, golfing, and skiing. She also enjoys going to the movies, and spending time with her kids.