Dr Jeff Almon started MVMTLAB in summer 2013. His vision was to create a Sports Performance clinic for elite athletes and the general active population, where people would come to have injuries fixed once and for all, and most importantly learn about their bodies.
Anyone who has ever met Dr Jeff can easily agree; he has an unquestionable passion for helping, healing and teaching. His treatment methods are unique, and he wanted his treatment space to reflect this. When he found the amazing open-concept loft in the Gastown heritage work-live building at 55 water st., he knew he had found the right place to start MVMTLAB.
At first, it was only him, living out of the space, treating patients there one day per week, and the rest of the time treating patients at various clinics throughout the city. In December 2014, shortly after meeting his girlfriend Eve, he decided it was time to jump right in and commit to growing MVMTLAB as a full-time business. As of January 2015, he decided to turn MVMTLAB into his full-time work-live clinic. Dr Jeff’s loyal patients followed him and through word of mouth, the business grew throughout the year.
In November 2015, surprise!! Their son Roland was born. He can be seen in many of the @MVMT_LAB Instagram pictures, visiting everyone at least once a week during clinic hours… the little clinic mascot. Dr Jeff kept pushing ahead even during these crazy sleep-deprived times, juggling to keep the new business growing and spending time with his new family.
By early 2016, new practitioners were added to the team. Staying true to his vision of excellent holistic health, Dr Jeff looked for practitioners with strong athletic backgrounds and a passion for helping people through a holistic approach. With the already growing reputation of MVMTLAB and Dr Jeff’s involvement in the local Gastown & Vancouver community, it wasn’t long until people came knocking on our door wanting to work at MVMTLAB.
In December 2016, we proudly announced that Dr Melissa Tancredi, a staple on Team Canada’s National Women’s Soccer team, was joining MVMTLAB as a chiropractor. In January 2017, Dr Jeff’s favorite Registered Massage Therapist Dana Smith accepted to join forces with us. In March 2017, manual osteopath- extraordinaire Adrian Wallace decided to also hop on board and add his magic hands to our all-star lineup of practitioners! In November 2017, we had the pleasure of adding Selenia Iacchelli, our first Physiotherapist to the team.
We shouldn’t forget to mention the person behind the scenes, making everything run smoothly. An important part of being able to grow the clinic so much since summer 2016 is having had Eve, join the team as co-owner and clinic director. Eve’s strong business background, especially in finance & business development, has helped increase MVMTLAB’s online presence and community building efforts.
In August 2017, we welcomed our office manager Cypress Daws-Knowles to the team, making sure we all stay organized and productive! She also happens to be our first non-practitioner qualified as a Ground Control teacher. She's a huge help - along with Dr Jeff & Adrian - making possible for us to offer a full schedule of weekly Neurological Reprogramming classes to our patients.
Since then we have grown exponentially!
In Spring 2018, we added Laura Bestow as assistant office manager, then Dean Disanjh as full-time RMT, and Dr Claire Kassian as full-time Chiropractor and with her we brought in a Spinal Decompression table. We moved into our bigger space in suite 500 in mid-June, making room for twice as many patients and practitioners. In September 2018, we hired a full-time Physiotherapist Alyssa Matheson as well as Pelvic Floor Physio Carolane Chevrier.
The little family business is growing fast, and we are excited to have the opportunity to work in the amazing city that is Vancouver.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon at the clinic!
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or even suggestions as to how you’d like to see MVMTLAB grow next.
Dr Jeff & the MVMTLAB team