Pacific Rim Chiropractic

Ucluelet & Tofino Chiropractic Services


Ron, Denise, Ava & Charlotte

Dr.Norman graduated from the University of Saskatchewan where he earned a 4 year B.Sc(Hons) in Anatomy and Cell Biology. He furthered his education in Southern England at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) where he graduated with:

1st class honours: B.Sc.(Hons) Chiropractic and M.Sc. clinical rehabilitation summa cum laude in the top 1% of his class.

His practice philosophy is simplistic and efficient: patient-centered, manual healthcare…Diagnose, educate, treat and prevent.

Dr Norman previously co-owned a multi-disciplinary (DC, MD, PT, RMT, ND, Pedorthist) sports health care practice in Ontario for 8 years and has been in practise since 2003.

2020 marks the 20th year of Pacific Rim Chiropractic on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

In 2011, Dr Norman was the first Chiropractor to offer satellite clinics in other west coast communities to aid in addressing the lack of manual healthcare to the people of the First nations : on Flores Island (Ahousaht), Hot Springs Cove and Itattsoo (Hitacu).

Dr. Ron Norman is a registrant of the College of Chiropractors of BC and the BC Chiropractic Association.




Initial Consultation –  $120.00
Subsequent treatment – $60.00
Rehabilitation, Active Release session (30 minutes) – $120.00
Shockwave Therapy – $75.00

Medical Services Plan of BC (MSP)

M.S.P. provides partial coverage only for persons on premium assistance. Please consult this office for details. An initial co-pay fee of $97.00 will be charged with subsequent visits charged $37 co-pay. Fees related to x-ray examinations, insurance reports, and requested letters not insured otherwise are the patient’s responsibility. No referral is required.

Extended Health Plan Benefits

Patients may receive reimbursement of office fees from most extended health benefit plans, such as those offered through Pacific Blue Cross. Extended health benefit information is available from your employer. This office will help with the completion of required forms and provide receipts that should be sent to your extended health benefits provider. Your employer determines limits and conditions for reimbursement.  No referral is required.

Preferred Areas of Practice

Team Chiropractor and IST member for the Canadian Surf Team

Advanced manual, neuro-musculo-skeletal healthcare

Myofascial release (Active release therapy and fascial manipulation)

Evidence-based rehabilitation

Nutritional advice supplementation – nutraceuticals by Metagenics and Genestra

*NEW*  Shockwave by Swiss made Storz Medical now available in both clinics

Braces (Orthopaedic orthoses) by Bauerfeind, PSB – only the best quality German and Dutch made braces for every body part for functional stability

On-site (beach, street) chiropractic health care: Canadian Surfing Championships – Rip Curl Pro Tofino, Queen of the Peak Tofino, Edge to Edge marathon – Ucluelet.

Sole Footbeds  – heat moulded inserts up to 3.2 mm thick with clinical evidence

Sole Supports Custom Orthotics – 3D casted clinically researched orthotics

Spidertech Kinesiotaping  – the original Japanese sports tape, sticky, stretchy, 100% cotton

Complete Concussion Management Inc.™ Partnership Program – visit our concussion management page for more information 


Pacific Rim Chiropractic has provided chiropractic healthcare to the west coast communities of Vancouver Island since 2000. We have a long history of utilizing evidence-informed chiropractic healthcare with a strong emphasis on rehabilitative exercise to help you eliminate pain and recover and manage your mobility. We address nutritional needs, encourage stress management and provide supportive healthcare. Expect results, education and a proactive approach to your healthcare.

Dr. Ron Norman is a European-trained and educated Chiropractor specifically trained to diagnose and treat your musculoskeletal conditions through various diagnostic and therapy techniques.

Each patient’s treatment plan and services required will be tailored to suit their unique needs.


Whether you are: an elite professional athlete, olympian, seeking overall wellness, have sustained a work, car or sport injury or just simply experience an imbalance in your life, chiropractic treatment may help. Clinical experience treating: surfers, cyclists, kayakers, triathletes, rowers, NFL/CFL, NBA, NHL, rugby, baseball, etc…

You can recover faster, attain a better balance and get you back to living life fully as you are meant to on the this slice of paradise of the west coast.

Keep moving…motion is lotion to the joints and muscles! Be proactive not reactive to your injury prevention so you can play comfortably for decades.


Jessie Della V.

I was one of the lucky competitors at Queen of the Peak last weekend who got to visit Dr Ron’s chiropractic tent down at Cox bay… I thought the best part of the weekend would be the surfing, but it ended up being the relief I felt after Ron helped sort out my back. I’ve been living with discomfort and pain in my upper back and shoulder for YEARS.

I hadn’t found any relief with massage over those years, and had resigned myself to living with the discomfort, assuming it was all part of the ageing surfer/boat skipper process… I wandered over to the chiropractic tent last Saturday thinking I’d give it a try, and within ten minutes, Ron had sorted me out and his treatment had me paddling and popping up with an ease I haven’t felt in ten years. TEN MINUTES!? It felt like some sort of magic.

Days later, I’m still feeling relief and relaxation– I had no idea I’d been carrying tension around like that for so long. Words cannot express my gratitude; I can’t recommend Ron’s treatment enough, especially to anyone like me who’s walking around with their shoulders at their ears, assuming it’s just something one has to live with. Here’s to surfing comfortably til I’m twice my age at least! Thank you, Ron, I’ll be back again, sooner than later this time…

“Thank you Dr. Ron for straightening me out and making my babymoon extra special. Oh! And your awesome restaurant recommendations”

Markus Q.

“Recently honeymooned in Tofino and tweaked my back on the first day…. Dr.Norman was able to schedule me in that afternoon and after a very professional and pleasant treatment I was moving like normal again. Thanks Doc!”
Donald Wayne P.

“Ron you are an amazing chiropractor. You do excellent work and have and continue to help me immensely. Have a great holiday! You very much deserve it!!!”
Catherine K.


Contact Us


PO Box 347
#11-1636 Peninsula Road
Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0

Phone: 250-726-2220

Clinic Hours

Monday  1:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday  9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday  9:00am – 1:00pm


Tofino Clinic
381 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0

Phone: 250-726-2220

Clinic Hours

Mon, Wed, Fri – Closed
Tuesday  12:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday  12:00pm – 6:00pm


Ahousaht ~ Flores Island Clinic
Clinic Hours: As Posted

Hot Springs Cove
Clinic Hours: As Posted

Hitacu – Ittatsoo
Clinic Hours: As Posted