About Dr. Connell

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Dr. Gaelan Connell is a Vancouver chiropractor who was born and raised in the lower mainland. His pre-chiropractic education began at the University of British Columbia where he studied Kinesiology and Health Sciences. After his undergraduate education, he was accepted to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, the only English-speaking Chiropractic College in Canada. Throughout his four year chiropractic education he won numerous awards for his community involvement and academic achievements. Dr. Connell graduated with clinic honours and with academic honours (Magna Cum Laude). He spent his clinical year at the South Riverdale Community Health Care Centre and at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, where he provided chiropractic services to inner-city patients. In addition to patient care, Dr. Connell is also a published author in several peer-reviewed scientific journals and continues to use evidence-based protocols in his daily practice.

Dr. Connell has trained in Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), Muscle Release Technique (M.R.T.), Graston Technique, gait analysis and orthotic foot therapy. He treats a wide variety of acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Connell uses well rounded treatment protocols such as soft-tissue therapy, chiropractic adjustments, active rehabilitation, laser therapy, and shockwave therapy. Every patient is treated with a unique plan of care that is tailored to meet their needs. Dr. Connell’s purpose as a chiropractor is to use his clinical skills and knowledge to help people reach their health goals.

Dr. Connell is a proud member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, BC Chiropractic Association, and College of chiropractors of BC. He is passionate about long-distance running, cycling, hiking, soccer, canoeing, and kayaking. In his spare time you can often find him hiking/running in the North Shore trails or Canoeing in False Creek.


Busse JW, Bruno P, Malik K, Connell G, Torrance D, Ngo T, et al. An efficient strategy allowed English-speaking reviewers to identify foreign-language articles eligible for a systematic review. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2014, 67(5):547-553.


Busse JW, Ebrahim S, Connell G, Coomes EA, Bruno P, Malik K, et al. Systematic review and network meta-analysis of interventions for Fibromyalgia: A protocol. Systematic Reviews. 2013, 2: 18. DOI: 10.1186/2046-4053-2-18


Lucaciu, OC, Connell G. Understanding the Itch Sensation through Transient Receptor Potential Channels: A literature review. JMPT. 2013, 36.6: 385-393.



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