Dr. Gordon McMorland
A lot of people ask Dr. Gordon McMorland, “Why Chiropractic”? He wondered that
same question himself until he had a serious injury that threatened to take away his
gymnastics career in university. He skeptically went to see a chiropractor for
treatment of this injury and the experience was very positive, resulting in rapid pain
relief and being able to resume his gymnastic activities. He realized that
chiropractors had a lot to offer. He has never lost that passion to help others who are
experiencing pain and injury, regain their health from chiropractic care.
Dr. Gordon McMorland changed his undergraduate studies to gain the prerequisites
to apply for chiropractic school. He graduated from the Canadian Memorial
Chiropractic College in Toronto with honors in 1990 and moved back to Calgary with
his wife to hang up their shingle. Initially, they began as a small office, but that would
soon change as the awareness and need for chiropractic options increased.
Through a research initiative, in a project comparing back surgery to chiropractic
treatment for sciatica, Dr. McMorland met Dr.’s Hurlbert and du Plessis (spinal
neurosurgeons). This relationship evolved to allow for the creation of National Spine & Wellness.
He is currently a Chiropractor and co-owner/director at National Spine & Wellness. In addition to private practice, he is also actively involved in Amateur Sport.
He is past Medical Director for the National Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Team
(Gymnastics Canada). He currently works with local gymnastics clubs including the
University of Calgary and the Calgary Gymnastics Centre as a consultant focusing on
injury prevention and long-term athlete development strategies. He also acted as
the medical director for the 2011 and 2012 national track and field championships.
2013 saw Dr. McMorland completing his post-doctoral training and gaining his Board
Certification with the American Board of Rehabilitation Specialists.