Dr. Mark Erickson Doctor of Chiropractic B.Sc. M.Sc.(Hon) D.C. CCSP®* Certified in Sports Injury and Rehabilitation
Dr. Erickson uses a patient centered evidence-based approach to chiropractic care, utilizing his skills in diagnosing, soft tissue work, manual adjusting, exercise prescription and sports performance to guide his scope of practice. A Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®) and receiving a Master’s in Sports and Exercise Science (MS), Dr. Erickson specializes in sports injuries and manages these conditions with a functional and sport/lifestyle specific approach to eliminate pain, improve performance and prevent re-injury. Dr. Erickson focuses his energy towards patients with active lifestyles, acute injuries, chronic injuries, over-use muscle pain and works on getting them back moving - doing the things they love.
Dr. Erickson started his path to becoming a sports physician by leaving his home in Alberta, Canada to study in Chicago and play NCAA baseball. Having undergone multiple elbow surgeries during his baseball career, he is familiar with the mental and physical rehabilitation process from both a doctor and patient standpoint which has increased his desire to help athletes and eliminate pain from people’s lives. He continued his studies at the University of Western States (UWS) in Portland where he received his Doctorate, Masters and an additional bachelor’s degree in human biology. Dr. Erickson has spent time teaching at UWS, working as a team physician/trainer with the Oregon Sports Rugby Union and has been involved as medical staff for the BC summer Games, Portland Marathon, Seaside Volleyball Tournament, Multiple-Sclerosis Ride and the Nike Tennis Championships of Oregon to name a few.
Since moving to Vancouver Island, he has remained involved working with a wide range amateur and university sports such as baseball, hockey, volleyball, basketball, lacrosse and weight-lifting.