Chiropractic
Dr. Elli Morton
I graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 1995 and attend annual continuing education in clinical, manual and rehabilitation skills to keep up to date on current best practices and what’s best for your care. Although the majority of my days are spent at Back to Active, I balance that by spending quality time with my husband, son and daughter while squeezing in volunteering when time allows.

I strongly believe in giving back by volunteering my time, not only within my profession (the WCB liaison committee, the Board of Governors for the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board, and the University of Western States Board of Trustees), but also within my local community as manager for my son’s soccer team with NVFC, and within our broader community by donating blood for Canadian Blood Services.

The team approach at our clinic means great communication and collaboration with all your healthcare providers. I hope you will join me in my passion for active living – whether it’s taking the dog for a walk around the block; skiing a local mountain; trying to keep up with the kids; or going for a hike, run or bike on one of our beautiful North Shore trails.

Learn more about how I treat
I would like to assist you in attaining mobility, stability, strength, and function whether you’re reintroducing yourself to physical activity or are a seasoned athlete.

Your personalized treatment plan at Back to Active may consist of a number of patient-centered and evidence-based treatments including:

  • Manual (hands on) joint adjusting
  • Mobilization
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Rehabilitative exercises
  • Stretching exercises
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Graston technique
  • Custom orthotics
  • X-ray evaluation
Massage Therapy

Rob Dos Santos, RMT
I am a 2008 graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and joined the team at Back to Active in 2010.

I have had the experience of working with a variety clients with injuries and conditions which include neuropathy, various degrees of trauma, circulatory disorders, breathing disorders, a variety of sports injuries and orthopaedic conditions such as repetitive strain injuries, whiplash and headaches.

I truly enjoy working with people and hope that my knowledge, enthusiasm and approachability maximize collaboration so that ever client gets the best quality care possible.

Learn more about how I treat
I use various techniques to assess my client’s symptoms and to understand the primary cause of their problem. I focus my approach to create a suitable treatment that will help relieve pain and discomfort. Together, we then introduce an appropriate home therapy and exercise program to help prevent the return of the condition.

Techniques I use during treatments include the following:

  • Myofascial Release
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Stretching /Strengthening programs
  • End Range Loading
  • Triggerpoint Release
  • Visceral Manipulation
Sarah Hodson, RMT
Growing up on the North Shore led me to a career in Massage Therapy. By taking advantage of all the outdoor activities Vancouver had to offer, I needed to rely on many healthcare providers to keep me in great shape and help me recover from injuries – which were quite a few!

I have been in continuous practice since I graduated from the 3000 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2001. I worked in Whistler for 1½ years and then made my way back home to the North Shore.

The satisfaction of being able to help people reach their goals of healthy living is the best part of my career in massage therapy. I am pleased to be a part of the Back to Active team and aiding clients in their quest of attaining and maintaining good health.

I look forward to treating you and your family.

Learn more about how I treat
My clinical experience has given me the treatment skills to address such conditions as back pain, whiplash, headaches, repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries and stress reduction. After becoming a mother to 2 energetic boys, I’ve found a passion in treating pre/post natal conditions.

I am strongly committed to working with clients to achieve optimal health and function, therefore helping with long term resolution of pain.

I use the following techniques in my treatments:

  • Deep Tissue
  • Triggerpoint Release
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Myofascial Release
  • Swedish Massage Techniques
  • Joint Mobilization
Office
Elaine Bland, Office Manager
In December of 2011, I said goodbye to the blustery winters and humid summers of Ontario and moved to Vancouver with its delightful climate. (I don’t even mind the rain!) My plan was to be geographically closer to my three adult children who were living in Vancouver and Alberta. However, life sometimes has other plans for us and my family is again spread out over the map so I’m very thankful for Skype! I am also thankful to have made a new life in this province I now think of as home.

When I’m not working at the Back to Active office, I work and play on the West Side of Vancouver at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, supporting its food programs. I also dabble in quilting, knitting and cross-stitching, but I’m finding that Vancouver’s natural beauty is calling me to spend more time walking and enjoying life outdoors. It was through my daughter’s friendship with a former receptionist that I was introduced to the Back to Active staff and invited to join the team.

Although I have come from an educational background in Community Nutrition and Nursing, my recent work history has been in medical office reception and management, which I thoroughly enjoy. I work with an exceptional group of professionals in a friendly, respectful and caring office. I appreciate the positive team dynamic at Back to Active and am glad to be sharing time with the wonderful people, both staff and patients, who cross our office threshold.