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Dr. Rylan Brouwer is originally from Merville, a small town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He completed his post-secondary education at Vancouver Island University, earning his Bachelor of Arts  degree with a Major in Sport Health and Physical Education. During this time, he played varsity Volleyball for the Vancouver Island Mariners. During the summer months in between school, Dr. Brouwer worked as forest firefighter for the province of British Columbia

Dr. Brouwer went on to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic post-graduate degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). During the four year program, he kept busy by becoming the assistant coach for Seneca College men's volleyball program, working with various sports as an emergency first responder, as well as leading a club for advancing sciences in chiropractic. During the summer months, Dr. Brouwer helped create a job position with Volleyball BC as the provincial volleyball training head therapist. Following graduation, Dr. Brouwer was accepted into a post-doctoral Sports Sciences Residency Program and is currently a Resident of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (RCCSS).

Dr. Brouwer became interested in chiropractic and sports medicine from his experience as an athlete. During his youth, he enjoyed playing hockey and soccer but spent most of his extracurricular time playing competitive volleyball and basketball. Dr. Brouwer has competed at a number of provincial and national championships and represented team British Columbia for volleyball. During this time, he was able to recover from a number of sports injuries with the help of his chiropractor and sports medicine team. As a result of his personal experiences, Dr. Brouwer has developed a passion for helping others recover from injury, restore function, and optimize performance.

Dr. Brouwer is a Certified Emergency First Responder (EFR) and has been certified in Active Release Techniques (ART) and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) screening. He has worked as a therapist and first responder for a number of sports teams including the Toronto Minor Hockey League (Titans), Seneca Men's Volleyball and has worked as a first responder at several provincial, and national events.

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