About Dr. Kavan Yu


Born and raised in Victoria, Dr. Kavan Yu first went to a chiropractor at the age of seven for aches and pains related to growing. Constantly playing sports and being active, he found that his chiropractor consistently helped him alleviate and recover from injuries and pain in both an effective and efficient manner. After discovering that all the chiropractors he encountered seemed so passionate about their job, he quickly knew this was the career for him.

After high school, in preparation for his chiropractic training, Dr. Yu attended the University of Victoria, where he completed his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, which is the study of human movement. He subsequently attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto and graduated in 2010.

From working with elite level athletes like CrossFit Games Competitors to someone who wants to continue to walk their dog, sew or garden with less pain and more confidence, Dr. Yu enjoys working with all ranges of individuals to help them reach a goal of optimal movement and function.  He believes in a well-rounded, evidence-informed, patient-centered approach to care and utilizes an array of techniques, including chiropractic adjustments, joint mobilizations, soft-tissue/myofascial mobilization, functional movement screens, rehab/corrective exercise, education, and lifestyle modifications.

Over the years of being in practice, Dr. Yu’s practice style has evolved to not only treat soft tissue and joint related ailments, but has also grown to focus on functional movement and biomechanical assessments. These assessments help to guide the creation of personalized corrective and rehab exercises for each patient to get to the root cause and/or perpetuator of movement based injuries. Dr. Yu believes this approach leads to improved outcomes and helps to put patients in the “driver’s seat” of their ailments.

He constantly strives to better serve his patients by increasing his knowledge base through continuing education courses, workshops, and conferences. This has led him to complete various courses in soft-tissue injury and movement related assessment and treatment. Some of these courses and certifications include (but are not limited to):

  • Active Release Techniques
  • Certified Provider of Graston Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique
  • FAKTR-PM or Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation, and Motion
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Certified Level C and Advanced Skills training, DNS Exercise Certified Trainer
  • Michael Shacklock PT – Clinical Neurodynamics
  • Functional Range Conditioning and Functional Range Release
  • K-Taping® Pro certified
  • RockTape Fascial Movement Taping Certified
  • Professor Stuart McGill – Building the Ultimate Back
  • Craig Liebenson DC – Continuum of Care & Prague School to Athletic Development

When not working, Dr. Yu can be found enjoying his time with his wife and two daughters, going for hikes, mountain biking or surfing.

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