Dr. Geoff Gelley, DC, MSc, PhD(c), FRCCSS(C)Dr. Geoff Gelley DC, MSc, PhD(C), FRCCSS(C)
 
Doctor of Chiropractic
Master of Science (Medical Rehabilitation)
PhD (Candidate) in Applied Health Sciences
Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences
Certified in Active Release Technique
Certified in Medical Acupuncture
 
  • Is the only Chiropractic Sports Specialist practicing in Winnipeg
  • Holds a Master of Science in Medical Rehabilitation from the University of Manitoba
  • Is a PhD candidate in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba
  • Is a published & award-winning scientific researcher
  • Clinical Instructor in Integrative Medicine in the Family Medicine Residency program at the University of Manitoba
  • Chiropractor for the Spine Assessment Clinic at the Health Sciences Center
Dr. Geoff Gelley established the Gelley Chiropractic Office in 1993. His St. Vital clinic is dedicated to providing a non-surgical management of spinal pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Gelley has undergone extensive training in primary spine care. As a primary spine care practitioner, Dr. Gelley has the knowledge and expertise to evaluate and manage the majority of patients with spine-related disorders. Dr. Gelley will refer to other healthcare practitioners for diagnostic imaging (X-rays, CT scan, and MRI) and other medical procedures when necessary and appropriate.

As a Chiropractic Sports Specialist, Dr. Gelley has completed an intensive three year post-doctoral Sports Fellowship program. This specialized program includes an academic focus in sports healthcare, practical on-field training, and other related criteria that prepare these elite doctors to serve as experts in the sports healthcare system. While all chiropractors can become a member of the RCCSS(C) by paying a yearly fee, only those chiropractors who have completed the academic requirements and passed the qualifying examinations are bestowed the title of Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences, FRCCSS(C).

This advanced professional designation has accorded Dr. Gelley specialized knowledge and skills to apply to all of his patients – from athletes to individuals of all ages. This approach integrates spinal manipulation/adjustments, Active Release Technique (ART®), acupuncture/dry needling, pain education, nutrition, and rehabilitative exercises to help his patients manage and control their pain. This integrated approach is based upon the latest research in treatment and exercise.

EDUCATION

  • Graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto in 1989
  • Completed his Fellowship from the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (FRCCSS) in 2003
  • Credentialed Active Release Techniques® provider (Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spine and Nerve Entrapments, Master program)
  • Certified in Neuro-anatomical Acupuncture by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI)
  • Completed his Master of Science (MSc.) thesis in Medical Rehabilitation from the University of Manitoba in 2011
  • Currently a PhD candidate in the Applied Health Sciences PhD Program at the University of Manitoba

SPORTING EVENTS

Dr. Gelley is currently a service provider to the Canadian Sport Center Manitoba (CSCM). Dr. Gelley has provided chiropractic care to professional, Olympic, and Para-Olympic athletes. Dr. Gelley has also provided chiropractic services to local amateur teams as well as the following multi-sport competitions:
 
  • Provincial: Manitoba Summer and Winter Games, Manitoba Marathon
  • National: Canada Summer Games, Canadian Ultimate Championships, Canadian Women’s Softball Championships
  • International: Pan Am Games, North American Senior Softball Championship

POSITIONS HELD

  • Past board member of the Manitoba Chiropractors Association (MCA)
  • Past board member of the Chiropractic Foundation for Spinal Research (CFSR) which is now the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF)
  • Past chair, MCA Complaints Committee
  • Past chair, MCA Standards Committee
  • Manitoba stakeholder representative for the Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)
  • Best Practice Collaborator for the Canadian Chiropractic Guidleines Initiative (CCGI)
  • Coordinator for the Validity and Bias Committee, Cochrane Cervical Overview Group
  • Current member of the MCA Research Committee

MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA)
  • The Manitoba Chiropractors’ Association
  • The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (RCCSS)
  • International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS)
  • Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • Acupuncture Canada
  • Winnipeg Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
  • Governors’ Club, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC)

AWARDS

  • NBCE Best Scientific Paper Award, in recognition for the research paper 'Tactile Perception of Pressures and Volitional Thrust Intensity Modulate Spinal Manipulation Dose Characteristics' awarded during Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference XXIV, March 10, 2018, Dallas, Texas.
  • First place 3-minute thesis, 'Impact of non-operative care utilization on post thoracolumbar spine surgery outcomes: a national perspective using the CSORN registry'. Applied Health Sciences Research Day, May 4, 2017.
  • 2016 RCCSS(C) Outstanding Paper Award, in recognition for the research paper “Acceleration of clinician hand movement during spinal manipulative therapy” published in the journal Manual Therapy, March 2015.
  • Governors’ Club Decade of Service Award, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, in recognition of 10 years continuous membership in The CMCC Governors’ Club, 2013
  • Dedicated Service Award, Manitoba Chiropractors Association, in recognition of service on the Board of Directors, 2000
  • Mark A. King Memorial Award, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, in recognition of academic excellence in radiology, 1989
     

Dr. Christopher Notley, BPE, CAT(C), DC
 
Dr. Notley completed a degree in Physical Education at the University of Manitoba in 1997, and received his certification as an Athletic Therapist in 2000. In 2008, he graduated from the Chiropractic Program at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 
Dr. Notley takes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care by incorporating Active Release Techniques, Acupuncture, and Strength and Conditioning. Dr. Notley is qualified to teach Hardstyle Kettlebell exercises, and incorporates a strong focus on exercises into his rehabilitation programs for patients.
 
Dr. Notley has been involved with provincial, national and international sports, performing both injury rehabilitation and performance enhancement training. He has worked with all forms of athletes as well as the general public.
 

Wendy Borody, BHEc, RD
 
Wendy graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Human Ecology (Nutrition) degree before completing her accredited dietetic internship at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Over the span of her 30 year career Wendy has worked as a Clinical Dietitian at the Health Sciences Centre and Victoria General Hospital.

Wendy has a broad range of experience including counselling adults of all ages on therapeutic diets for issues such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, and digestive disorders. She has developed and taught various lifestyle/weight management programs and counselled/coached individuals and groups.

Wendy has presented at professional conferences and many workshops for the general public and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Manitoba. She has published numerous articles in the Lifestyle 55 newspaper on a variety of topics, including' Menopause and Osteoporosis'.

Wendy loves to guide people on their path to lifestyle change. She finds it very rewarding to hear people describe how positive changes (small or large) they made have helped them feel better, increased their energy, improved their medical condition, lowered the amount of medication they need (and sometimes stopped altogether), or engaged their family to work together to improve their health.

Over the past few years Wendy has developed a special interest in the nutritional care of women (of all ages) as they transition through Menopause. Her expertise lies in educating women on the need for self-care and how to use lifestyle changes to help manage some of the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases as they age.

Wendy is a member of the College of Dietitians of Manitoba, Dietitians of Canada, and the Canadian Obesity Network. She is also a certified Craving Change™ facilitator.
 

OFFICE STAFF

Samantha
 
Samantha (Sam) has been assisting Dr. Gelley since 1993. She is our office manager, and takes pride in running a friendly and efficient office.

Sam has taken a special interest in chiropractic insurance; from direct billing to providing assistance to patients making their own submissions. Sam keeps up to date on the latest information regarding insurance companies, their policies and procedures.
 
If you have any questions about the clinic, Sam is always happy to do her best to answer them.
 

 
Alayna RDH, BSc(DH)
 
Alayna joined the office in 2014. She has more than 30 years of practical experience in the field of dental hygiene as a College regulator and university educator, and continues to work in psychometric assessment as a National Dental Hygiene Board examiner.

Alayna has a special interest in PHIA (the Personal Health Information Act); administration of the Act and the details of patient privacy. Alayna is the office policy writer and website manager.
 

Heather
 
Heather is the newest friendly face at our front desk. Heather brings many years of administrative experience to the office. Heather’s most recent experience has been working with senior citizens, and she has extensive knowledge and experience working with social media.

Heather is happy to assist patients as she continues to learn her way around the office. We are very pleased to welcome Heather to our office.