Eric Purves, RMT

Manual Therapist

I am a registered massage therapist, educator and healthcare researcher based in Victoria, BC Canada. In 2010, my business partner and I opened Achieve Health, a multidisciplinary healthcare clinic with  11 clinicians from 5 different health care professions; massage therapy, chiropractic, physiotherapy, and acupuncture.

My main area of clinical and rehabilitation interest is ‘Persistent Pain Management’. I have been a faculty member with PainBC since 2016, where I teach a workshop I helped create for RMT’s on pain management. I also instruct pain management, rehabilitation principles and evidence-based practice strategies for manual and movement therapists throughout Canada and the US.

I am a former member of my professional association’s (RMTBC) advanced practice group (PPG) in pain management. The groups goal is to provide education, research and evidence based treatments for more effective pain management strategies in the manual and movement therapies.


  • University of Victoria (2001)
    Bachelor of Science.
  • WCCMT Victoria (2006)
    Registered Massage Therapist.
  • University of British Columbia (2015-Present)
    Masters of Rehabilitation Science