The team of physicians at CPRI specialize in spine, sports, pain, musculoskeletal & regenerative medicine. We are a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers with training and experience in the non-surgical management of painful spine and musculoskeletal conditions. 

Our approach includes comprehensive initial assessments and development of individualized treatment plans and programs.  

CPRI provides evidence-based Medicine and treatments that include active rehabilitation, medication management, pain education, and psychological strategies and the most advanced interventional pain management techniques using state-of-the-art image guidance. 

CPRI accepts referrals for simple to complex painful conditions affecting the spine, peripheral joints, tendons, muscles and nerves.  

Family physicians and specialists including surgeons (spine, orthopedic, neurosurgery), physiatrists, primary care sports medicine physicians, oncologists, and palliative care physicians may refer patients with simple to complex pain conditions. 

All consultations and the majority of our services including interventional pain procedures are covered by the province of British Columbia’s Medical Services Plan (MSP). 

These services are provided by physicians who have trained and are certified in multiple specialties and subspecialities including:

Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians specialize in diseases of the muscles, bones, joints and nerves. Physiatrists treat with a combination of patient education, injections/ interventions, medication prescriptions, revision of rehabilitation programs, and referrals to other specialists where appropriate.

Pain Medicine

Pain Medicine physicians specialize in the acute to chronic pain transition, and multi-modal/ multi-disciplinary approach to reducing pain. They may use strategies similar to physiatrists, with extra expertise in certain image-guided injections such as spine injections, and specialized expertise in some of the psychological contributors to pain.

Sports Medicine

According to the Canadian Association for Sports & Exercise Medicine (CASEM), sports medicine physicians responsible for treating musculoskeletal injuries that occur as a result of participation in sports. Our team regularly sees athletes of all ages & abilities.


According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Anesthesiologists are medical doctors who specialize in anesthesia, pain management, and critical care medicine. While all anesthesiologists know how to treat pain, some choose to specialize in pain medicine and are especially skilled and experienced in taking care of people with chronic pain.

Pain originating from the structures of the spine, including the discs, facet joints, sacroiliac joints, muscles and ligaments.

  • Neck Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Tailbone Pain
  • Radicular Pain (e.g. Sciatica)

Joint, tendon, ligament, & muscle conditions including sprains, strains, partial/ full-thickness tears, and osteoarthritis. Conditions we regularly see include:

  • Achilles Tendon Issues
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Jumper’s Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of all joints
  • Labral Tears (Shoulder / Hip)
  • Wrist TFCC Tears
  • Hip Trochanteric Bursitis/ Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndromes
  • Knee Meniscus Tears
  • Plantar Fasciitis and partial tears
  • Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/ RSD)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Nociplastic Pain/ Central Sensitization
  • Migraines
  • Tension-type Headaches
  • Cervicogenic Headaches
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy/ “Pinched” Nerves
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Brachial Plexitis