About Us

Our Story

Sparking innovation in health through chiropractic education and research is at the core of Pacific Spine Foundation’s work.

Having a history of advancing neuromusculoskeletal research in British Columbia, the board of the BC Chiropractic Association decided to take initiative in 2013. Pacific Spine Research and Education Foundation was established — a foundation supporting world-class spine and neurological research on Canada’s West Coast.

PSREF will foster groundbreaking research that changes lives and help create a legacy of excellence in patient care and neuromusculoskeletal research.

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Neuromusculoskeletal | ADJECTIVE
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: (Anatomy) Describing the interactions between nerves, muscles and the skeleton.
“I believe that patients and the public deserve the best care — and research is critical in providing that excellence in care.”
Dr. Don Nixdorf,
Pacific Spine Foundation co-founder

Our Core Values


We believe that innovation is key in paving the way for a pain-free, healthy life for everybody. That’s why we are committed to fostering world-class research leading to new and improved treatments — so that you can get the care you deserve!


Deepening the understanding of how nerves, muscles and bones interact is key for our work. We want to empower people — and the chiropractic profession — to keep learning about the central role a healthy spine plays in our overall wellness.

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Community & Partnership

We are only as good as the people behind us! That’s why we are passionate about growing and involving our community. Whether through sustainable fundraising and awareness campaigns or partnerships with world-class researchers and chiropractic professionals — we want to work with you, for you! Together, we can take chiropractic research and care to the next level.

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“The Pacific Spine Foundation is essential in building chiropractic research capacity in British Columbia. The foundation brings researchers and clinicians together to address important societal problems and improve the quality of life of British Columbians and Canadians.”
Dr. Jean-Sebastien Blouin