DR. ABE AVENDER

DC, BSc Kin, CSCS, ART®, DNS
Clinic Director

Dr. Abe Avender is a fully licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2007. His undergraduate education includes a Bachelor of Science majoring in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria in 2002.

Dr. Avender has furthered his education with certifications multiple manual soft tissue therapies, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), injury rehabilitation & prevention, golf swing biomechanics, video golf swing analysis, and golf specific fitness & conditioning programs.

Abe is an avid sport and outdoorsman, spending a lot of his free time competing in sport or enjoying Vancouver Islands many incredible outdoor experiences.

Dr. Avender is extremely proud to take his dedication and passion for health and athletics to Nanaimo at Island Optimal Health & Performance. His dedication to help people succeed in all aspects of life and athletics are reflected in his thorough assessment skills and unique treatment protocols. He looks forward to working with people of all ages to make a difference in their lives.

Dr. Abe Avender

Education


CANADIAN MEMORIAL CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE: Doctor of Chiropractic – Clinic Honors - Class of 2007

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA: Bachelor of Science – Major Kinesiology / Minor Biology - Class of 2002

MALASPINA UNIVERSITY- COLLEGE: University Transfer Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology

WOODLANDS SECONDARY SCHOOL: Honors/Science program - Class of 1995



Certifications & Training


Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: Part B - Prague School of Rehabilitation - Stanford University, CA - June 2014

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: Part A - Prague School of Rehabilitation - Richmond, BC - April 2014

Functional Range Release Technique: Certified F.R. Lower Limb - Portland, OR – March 2014

Subaru Ironman Canada: Active Release Therapy® Treatment Staff – Whistler, BC – August 2013

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport: True Clean Sport – June 2013

The Running Clinic: New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries – Richmond BC – April 2013

St. John Ambulance: Level A – CPR/AED – Emergency First Aid Level I – Ref #: 1-481P5F - March 2013

FIVB: World Anti-Doping Certification: We Play It Clean – August 2012

Subaru Ironman Canada: Active Release Therapy® Treatment Staff – Penticton, BC – August 2012

Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (CAN): Optimal Performance – Vancouver, BC 2012

Active Release Therapy®: Long Tract Nerve Entrapment Certification – Vancouver, BC. 2012

RED Project Management: Building the Ultimate Back: From Rehabilitation to Performance – Vancouver 2011

Titleist Performance Institute: TPI Certified Medical Practitioner - Level II – San Diego, CA 2011

Subaru Ironman Canada: Active Release Therapy® Treatment Staff – Penticton, BC – August 2011

BC Strength, Conditioning & Fitness Conference: Effective Injury Prevention & Management – Vancouver 2011

Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (CAN): Imaging & Managing Athletic Injuries – Vancouver 2011

Clinical Examination Shoulder: Masters Certification - Performance Health Group – Vancouver 2010

Subaru Ironman Canada: Active Release Therapy® Treatment Staff – Penticton, BC – August 2010

SPIN Summit: Recovery & Regeneration: Vancouver, BC – November 2009

Petro-Canada Sports Leadership Sportif 2009: Vancouver, BC – November 2009

Sports Med BC: Functional Assessment Athlete Screening: Nanaimo, BC – October 2009

College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (CAN): Emerging Trends in Sports Sciences – September 2009

Subaru Ironman Canada: Active Release Therapy® Treatment Staff – Penticton, BC – August 2009

Active Release Therapy®: Masters Certification – Calgary, AB – July 2009

VANOC: Creating Team 2010 – Vancouver – March 2009

PFOLA: The 11th Annual International Conference - Foot Biomechanics & Orthotic Therapy – October 2008

Subaru Ironman Canada: Active Release Therapy® Treatment Staff – Penticton, BC – August 2008

VANOC: Interdisciplinary Sports Medicine Conference - 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Games – June 2008

Active Release Therapy®: Lower Extremity Certification – San Francisco, CA – April 2008

Evaluation & Management of the Upper Extremity Clinical Practice: Dr. Dale Buchberger – February 2008

Titleist Performance Institute: TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor – Toronto ON – August 2007

C.H.E.K Institute: Certified Golf Biomechanical Specialist – Toronto ON – July 2007

Orthotic Group: Custom Orthotic Fitting – Toronto ON – June 2007

Orthotic Group: Gait Analysis – Toronto ON – June 2007

The Life Saving Society: CPR Certification Level C – June 2007

Active Release Therapy®: Spine Certification – Montreal, QC – May 2007

National Strength & Conditioning Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – April 2007

Trigenics Institute of Myoneural Medicine: Advanced Trigenics Practitioner – Toronto ON – February 2007

Active Release Therapy®: Upper Extremity Certification – Montreal, QC – February 2006

Trigenics Institute of Myoneural Medicine: Registered Trigenics Practitioner – Toronto ON – September 2005

Volleyball Canada Referee: Provincially Certified Volleyball Official – 1995-2008


Professional Affiliations


Island Optimal Health & Performance: Clinic Director

Team Canada Men’s Volleyball: Team Doctor – U23 Pan American Cup - 2012

FIVB: Team Canada Doctor – Member N0 180749

Sport Med BC: Professional Member

Titleist Performance Institute: Professional Member

Canadian Sport Centre Pacific/Pacific Sport: Official Sport HealthTM Partner

British Columbia Chiropractic Association: Professional Member

College of Chiropractors of British Columbia: Professional Member

National Strength & Conditioning Association: Certified Professional Member

Active Release Techniques®: Masters Certification

Gatorade Sport Science Institute: Professional Member


Coaching


Canada Games 2013 - Sherbrooke, Que: Team BC Volleyball - Team Doctor/Assistant Coach

Team BC Volleyball: US Open Volleyball Championships – Team Doctor/Assistant Coach – Louisville, KY - 2013

Titleist Performance Institute®: Fitness & Medical Practitioner Level 2

Ironman Canada: Active Release Techniques® Ironman Provider

National Coaching Certification Program: Technical: Level I / Theory: A/B

Vancouver Island University Mariner Varsity Athletics: Official Provider of Chiropractic & Injury Rehab

Vancouver Island University Varsity Athletics: Men’s Varsity Volleyball Head Coach – 2010-Current

Volleyball British Columbia: Men’s U19 Assistant Coach National Team Challenge Cup - 2010

National Coaching Certification Program: Technical: Level I / Theory: A/B

Vancouver Island University Varsity Athletics: Men’s Varsity Volleyball Assistant Coach - 2008-2010

Canada Games 2009 - PEI: Team BC Volleyball Team Doctor/Assistant Coach – Bronze Medalist 2009

North Island Silvertips Major Midget Hockey: Official Provider of Chiropractic & Injury Rehab - 2009-2010

Team BC Volleyball: US Open Volleyball Championships – Team Doctor/Assistant Coach – Minneapolis, MN - 2009

Nanaimo Timberman Jr. A Lacrosse: Official Provider of Chiropractic & Injury Rehab, 2007-2009

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College: Athletic Director - 2005-2007

Oceanside Generals Jr. B Hockey: Provider of Chiropractic & Injury Rehab, 2007-2009

University of Victoria: Athletic Trainer – Varsity Men’s Volleyball Team - 2001-2002

University of Victoria: Rock Solid Program – Student Athlete Volunteer, 2000-2002

British Columbia Golf Association: Member since 1995-2012