During the years between 2000-2006, I practiced on the west coast of Vancouver Island having my first chiropractic clinic in Ucluelet and later expanding to Tofino.
It was a beautiful place to live and continues to be magical. The raw natural elements tranquilized me as a young man which drew me to the coast and set up practice when I graduated from The University of Western States in 1999. Ucluelet and the beaches near Tofino are stunning even in the blowing wind and rain. I was lucky enough to surf with seals and even once with a porpoise at Florencia Bay. It was a perfect place to be a practitioner–surrounded by the power of nature. It was in 2006 when we made a tough decision to move. And during my early years of practice, a generous fisherman donated to me a set of whale vertebrae. He had picked them up (by accident) from the ocean floor at 505m while fishing for other fish, of course. The local fishermen new of this area about 40 km off Tofino where they would frequently find skeletal whale remains on the bottom of the ocean. They thought it was like an elephant graveyard but one for whales. The fishing was good in the area.