Our Team


Dr. JEFF ALMON, DC, CSCS
Owner, Chiropractor & Sports Pre/Rehab

Dr Jeff Almon graduated from the University of Calgary in 2002 with a degree in Exercise Physiology. He was drafted into the CFL by the Calgary Stampeders in 2002. He moved on to play for the BC Lions for the 2003 season. He ended his professional football career upon his acceptance into the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College’s Doctor of Chiropractic program in 2004.

Since earning his DC in 2008, Dr Almon has consulted and treated numerous professional and olympic-level sports teams & athletes, including the Chinese National Speed Skating Team, PGA Tour golfers, Alpine Ski Ontario, FIVB volleyball athletes, The Vancouver Canucks development program, Canadian Women's Soccer team, and professional sprint cyclists, to name a few. 
 
Dr. Almon practices out of his Gastown clinic named MVMTLAB, where he treats athletes and the general active population alike, focusing on dynamic neuromuscular stabilization and neuroplasticity. His approach to chiropractic treatment & diagnostic is holistic and based on his unique understanding of athletic performance and biomechanics. Each of his appointments include reactive stability testing and movement pattern analysis, and various progressive soft tissue manipulation techniques. 
 
He created a Pre/Rehab group training program called DEVELOPMENT Series , which consists of 5 different classes that each focus on perfecting base movement patterns, resetting the neuromuscular system and accelerating a patient’s path to recovery. The first class of the series is called GROUND CONTROL and is recommended for all patients as it complements any treatment plan. It is held at MVMTLAB 3 mornings a week and led by Dr Almon himself, where he encourages patients to work together in a challenging, engaging and positive environment to successfully reprogram their movement patterns and control chronic pain once and for all. 
 
Dr Almon is a member of the BC Chiropractic Association (BCCA), the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
 
Thank you for visiting our website, and we hope to see you at the clinic soon. 
Book in with us to resume your activities as quickly as possible!
 
Sincerely,
Jeff
Dr. Jeff Almon, DC  | Owner, Founder & Chiropractor
MVMTLAB | Sports Performance Clinic
615 – 55 Water st, Vancouver, BC, V6A1B1
jeff@mvmtlab.com
604-282-7393
 


Dr. MELISSA TANCREDI, DC, MS, BS, BA
Chiropractor & Sports Pre/Rehab

Dr Tancredi graduated from The University of Notre Dame majoring in Anthropology and Pre Med, where she received a soccer scholarship and won a National Championship in 2004 as captain of the team. She then earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan University in St Louis Missouri, graduating top of her class with honours, Magna Cum Laude, and named class Valedictorian. She is a board certified chiropractor in both the US and Canada with certifications in FDM (Fascial Distortion Model), Graston and Kinesio Tape.  

Dr Tancredi earned a Bronze medal in both London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games as a member of the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team since 2004.  

During her schooling at Logan, Dr. Tancredi worked with high school, NAIA and NCAA DIV 1 athletes from many different sports. She was a part of the Chiropractic team to be involved with the University of Missouri Football program, and she was also handpicked to work in a multidisciplinary clinic heading the rehabilitation program for stroke and paraplegic patients as well as treating the USA wheelchair rugby team. Dr. Tancredi completed her Chiropractic internship in Chicago with Dr. Josh Akin who is the head Chiropractor for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. Additionally, Melissa earned her Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, where she completed her internship working alongside both the Sports Scientist and lead Physiotherapist for the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team.

Having represented Canada on the world stage and played professional soccer for over 12 years, Dr. Tancredi is well aware of the physical demands of being active and she understands what it takes to compete at the highest level, to stay healthy and perform at your best. This is why Dr. Tancredi specialises in treating athletes of every level - from professional athletes to active individuals - who are looking for that competitive edge through preventative and rehabilitative care.  

Dr. Tancredi understands the true power of a team effort and will therefore work with the patient and other care providers to make sure the patient is receiving the most efficient and beneficial treatment plan that suits their lifestyle needs.  

Through a functional and biomechanical assessment, Dr. Tancredi will look to reveal any dysfunction that could be causing or leading to the patient's chief complaint, and from there elaborated a plan incorporating mobility, strength and/or maintenance programs.
 
For more information about Dr Tancredi and her athletic career & achievements, see her personal website www.MelissaTancredi14.com

Contact Dr Melissa at melissa@mvmtlab.com



ADRIAN WALLACE, B.Kin., DOMP
Manual Osteopath, FRC & EXOS Specialist

Adrian Wallace is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, EXOS Performance Specialist and an FRC Mobility Specialist.

He attended the University of British Columbia and earned a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, consisting of an extensive curriculum in functional anatomy, biomechanics, neurology and sports injuries. In his first year, Adrian rowed on the UBC Developmental Rowing Team and earned a first place medal at the Head of the Fraser Fours Regatta.

Upon being promoted to the Junior Varsity team, Adrian made the switch from being an athlete to becoming an Athletic Trainer. He was selected by the UBC Therapy Staff, and worked with the UBC Women's Soccer Team for 3 years. In his final year with team, he assisted the Thunderbirds in winning the 2015 CIS National Championship, their first championship since 2006. Additionally, Adrian spent 2 years as a student Strength & Conditioning Coach, under Joe McCullum the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Thunderbirds. During this time, Adrian worked with multiple UBC Varsity teams including Men's and Women's Basketball, Field Hockey, Soccer, Rowing, Swimming, Volleyball,Track & Field, Football, Men's Rugby and Men's Hockey.

Adrian also works as a private personal trainer, with experience working with Tennis BC & Tennis Canada Developmental Athletes, BCPBL athletes, an NHL athlete, and actors from Once Upon a Time, iZombie, Live Like Line, Ice and Imposters.

Adrian obtained a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice from the National Academy of Osteopathy, where he became well-versed in Osteopathic Mobilization Techniques, Muscle Energy Techniques, Soft Tissue Therapy, as well as Sacral-Cranial and Visceral techniques.

Adrian believes the body is a unit and has an innate ability to heal itself. In his treatments, he seeks out what may be impeding this natural ability through a mixture of reactive muscle testing, static joint play, range of motion and movement assessment. Once identified Adrian utilizes techniques ranging from gentle osteopathic modalities to trigger points to reduce pain. He then calls from his athletic performance background to give his patients the tools to take control of their own treatment plan.

Adrian wants your treatment to be efficient and effective, helping you on your way to triumph over injury and return to living an awesome life.

In his spare time, Adrian enjoys the great outdoors, music and dabbling in various contact & action sports.

Send him an email at Adrian@mvmtlab.com and he'll be happy to answer your questions about Manual Osteopathy. 


TAMSEN SIMON
Pilates Instructor

Tamsen was a member of Canada’s national swim team for over 3 years and competed internationally for over 7. She represented Canada at the Pan Pacifics, Commonwealth Games, and the 2000 Olympic Games. Introduced to Pilates through her own rehabilitative program, Tamsen picked up her first certification in 2011.

With its focus on controlled movement, precision, and efficiency over effort, Pilates fit right into the elite athlete mindset. Tamsen teaches Pilates as a versatile, supportive practice for all the activities of life, in a group setting (mat pilates) or on-on-one with a Reformer/Cadillac (equipment pilates).

Contact Tamsen at T@mvmtlab.com

 
 Laurence
LAURENCE LEBLOND
Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Laurence is a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She is passionate about the healing effects of natural foods. Being a true believer that everything starts with diet and lifestyle, she works with clients to bring the body back into a state of balance by making personalized diet and supplement recommendations.

Having been very active her whole life, from Crossfit to Thai kickboxing, to running and cycling, she truly knows what the body needs when leading an active lifestyle. Her areas of specialization also include weight loss, hormonal balance and digestive issues. Laurence also loves to share her knowledge by giving workshops and lunch and learns in corporate settings.

She firmly believes that there are no universal magical diet and that everybody needs to be nourished according to the signals that the body is sending. She is there to help you and work with you to get you closer to your goals.
 
For more info, visit Laurence's website www.HekaHolisticNutrition.com or email her at Laurence@mvmtlab.com
 
 
DANA SMITH
Registered Massage Therapist

Dana is dedicated to helping you experience your body – and your life – to the fullest. She accomplishes this through hands-on massage therapy, therapeutic exercise and yoga, improved lifestyle choices, health consulting, and coaching. Her positive and engaged approach to life permeates her work and she has a reputation for having her enthusiasm for life rub off on those around her. Be warned: you might walk away feeling great.

Dana’s approach to massage therapy is thorough, intuitive, and based on a sound knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and effective treatment techniques. She works with clients to build body awareness by acknowledging the connection between mind and body. While treatment goals are always set by the patient, she co-creates comprehensive plans with her patients based on their desired outcomes and what she deems necessary through assessment and intuition.

Dana is a 3000-hour massage therapy program graduate and an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. Her integrated treatment approach is based on myofascial release and massage.

Aside from her massage therapy practice, Dana is a Co-Active life coach trained through CTI. She is thrilled to be developing more skills to help people experience and engage in their lives with new levels of fulfillment and purpose.

When not busy building an empire of health, wellness, and empowerment, Dana is found practicing yoga to keep her pathways polished, weight training to kick butt, and skiing in the mountains or sitting by the sea for the pure pleasure of it. She is a grateful resident of Vancouver, BC, and does not take for granted the beautiful setting of her city.
 

Visit www.DanaSmithMassage.com for more info or contact Dana directly at Dana@mvmtlab.com

 

EVA MATEUS
Wellness Coach & Bodyworker

A personal intro from Eva:

"I grew up as a competitive gymnast. I loved the dedication and commitment to pushing my body to its limits. As I evolved, my passion for personal physical development translated into 10 years of coaching gymnastics in my hometown of Terrace, BC. Focusing on my physical body served a huge purpose in my life, but I soon realized how important the mental components were to overall well being and expansion.

Recognizing this, I completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and eventually became a Certified Bodyworker, which I have been practicing for the past 7 years and absolutely love it! After numerous client sessions, I began to understand the body, mind and emotional connection, drawing conclusions that trauma gets physically trapped in the body and causes long-term pain. My curiosity to understand this connection more deeply took me to Rhodes Wellness College in Vancouver, BC, where I completed the Life Skills Coaching Diploma in 2015/16.

I have always been a passionate observer, both internally and externally. You may even call me a ‘little investigator’ or a ‘curious seeker’. I've been investigating and exposing my personal limitations, hurts and beliefs for over fourteen years. Having experienced many challenges and traumas of my own, I realized how much we hold ourselves back from truly living, stuck in beliefs or behaviours that are damaging and destructive. Yet we cling to these beliefs and behaviours, often times completely unaware of them, and they hang over us like a dark cloud dimming our light.

I know that we are not broken, we are resilient! I want to assist others to feel self-love, restore self-esteem, and find freedom to play, explore, love and experience joy. I want to assist others to internally observe with curiosity and compassion rather than criticism and judgement. All relationships start with yourself. Wouldn't it be nice to fall in love with yourself? It could get serious ;)

I want to be part of your change... part of your solution!"

Eva's Certifications are as follows:

Life Coach Diploma- Rhodes Wellness College
Certified Yoga Teacher- Gairti Yoga and Beyond
Certified Bodywork Practitioner- Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage (VSBM)
Trained in Deep Flow, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Shiatsu, Joint Release, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy and Sports Massage
Deep Flow Level 2- Costa Rica
Advanced Joint Release for the Pelvis and Low Back- VSBM
Thai massage Level 2- Chiang Mai SVG

What is One-on-One Wellness Coaching?

Wellness Coaching is not Counselling, nor is it advising or "fixing". Wellness Coaching assists you to design your future rather than going too deep into your past. We go into what is affecting you today and making changes from there. Coaching provides support, powerful questioning, accountability, necessary tools and a clear path to create positive change. It helps you identify specific goals, how to achieve them, and how to overcome obstacles that you may encounter. Wellness Coaching helps you uncover your core beliefs in effort to understand your decisions, behaviours and actions and make any necessary adjustments to promote expansion and growth. Not only will coaching help you navigate through your limiting core beliefs that no longer serve you, but it will also hold you accountable for achieving the life they desire. This process is very powerful and life changing!

Contact Eva directly with any questions at Eva@mvmtlab.com