- Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
- Master of Science (Medical Rehabilitation), University of Manitoba
- PhD in Applied Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
- Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences
- Certified in Active Release Technique
- Certified in Medical Acupuncture
Dr. Gelley has undergone extensive training in primary spine care which provides the expertise to evaluate and manage the majority of patients with spine-related disorders. Dr. Gelley will refer to other healthcare practitioners for diagnostic imaging (X-rays, CT scan, and MRI) and other medical procedures when necessary and appropriate.
Dr. Gelley is a strong advocate for collaboration between health professionals. He has provided clinical education for Integrative Medicine in the Family Medicine Residency program at the University of Manitoba and chiropractic services for the Spine Assessment Clinic at the Health Sciences Center.
As a Chiropractic Sports Specialist, Dr. Gelley has completed an intensive three year post-doctoral Sports Fellowship program. This specialized program includes an academic focus in sports healthcare, practical on-field training, and other related criteria that prepare these doctors to serve as experts in the sports healthcare system. While all chiropractors can become a member of the RCCSS(C) by paying a yearly fee, only those chiropractors who have completed the academic requirements and passed the qualifying examinations are bestowed the title of Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences, FRCCSS(C).
- Graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto in 1989
- Completed a Fellowship from the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (FRCCSS) in 2003
- Credentialed Active Release Techniques® provider (Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spine and Nerve Entrapments, Master program)
- Certified in Neuro-anatomical Acupuncture by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI)
- Completed a Master of Science (MSc.) thesis in Medical Rehabilitation from the University of Manitoba in 2011
- Completed a PhD in the Applied Health Sciences Program at the University of Manitoba in 2022
Dr. Gelley is a service provider to the Canadian Sport Center Manitoba (CSCM). Dr. Gelley has provided chiropractic care to professional, Olympic, and Para-Olympic athletes. Dr. Gelley has also provided chiropractic services to local amateur teams and multi-sport competitions.
- Past board member of the Manitoba Chiropractors Association (MCA)
- Past board member of the Chiropractic Foundation for Spinal Research (CFSR) which is now the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF)
- Past chair, MCA Complaints Committee
- Past chair, MCA Standards Committee
- Past chair, MCA Research Committee
- Manitoba stakeholder representative for the Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)
- Best Practice Collaborator for the Canadian Chiropractic Guidleines Initiative (CCGI)
- Coordinator for the Validity and Bias Committee, CochraneCervical Overview Group
- The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA)
- The Manitoba Chiropractors Association (MCA)
- The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (RCCSS)
- International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS)
- Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC)
- Governors’ Club, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC)
- World Federation of Chiropractic
- World Physiotherapy subgroup outstanding poster presentation award: International Acupuncture Association of Physical Therapists (IAAPT), in recognition for the poster "Massage for Neck Pain: Cochrane Review Update" awarded during the World Physiotherapy Congress 2021 Online, April 8, 2021
- NBCE Best Scientific Paper Award, in recognition for the research paper 'Tactile Perception of Pressures and Volitional Thrust Intensity Modulate Spinal Manipulation Dose Characteristics' awarded during Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference XXIV, March 10, 2018, Dallas, Texas.
- First place 3-minute thesis, 'Impact of non-operative care utilization on post thoracolumbar spine surgery outcomes: a national perspective using the CSORN registry'. Applied Health Sciences Research Day, May 4, 2017.
- 2016 RCCSS(C) Outstanding Paper Award, in recognition for the research paper 'Acceleration of clinician hand movement during spinal manipulative therapy' published in the journal Manual Therapy, March 2015.
- Governors’ Club Decade of Service Award, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, in recognition of 10 years continuous membership in The CMCC Governors’ Club, 2013
- Dedicated Service Award, Manitoba Chiropractors Association, in recognition of service on the Board of Directors, 2000
- Mark A. King Memorial Award, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, in recognition of academic excellence in radiology, 1989
DR. GELLEY'S RESEARCH
- Kinley Dorji, Nadine Graham, Luciana Macedo, Janelle Gravesande, Charlie H. Goldsmith, Geoffrey Gelley, Maureen Rice & Patricia Solomon (2020): The effect of ultrasound or phonophoresis as an adjuvant treatment for non-specific neck pain: systematic review of randomized controlled trials, Disabil Rehabil, Nov 30; 1-7 https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2020.1851785
- Steven Passmore, Geoffrey Gelley, Quinn Malone, Brian MacNeil (2019): Tactile Perception of Pressure and Volitional Thrust Intensity Modulate Spinal Manipulation Dose Characteristics, J Manipulative Physiol Ther, 42(5): 335-342 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2018.11.017
- Geoffrey Gelley, Mohammad Zarrabian, Steven Passmore (2019): Emergency Department Clinician Experiences and Perceptions Regarding Noncardiac Chest Pain: A Cross-Sectional Survey, J Manipulative Physiol Ther, 42(3): 159-166 doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2019.02.004
- Saleh M. Aloraini, Geoffrey Gelley, Cheryl Glazebrook, Kathryn M. Sibley, Jonathan Singer & Steven Passmore (2019): Motor Behavior Concepts in the Study of Balance: A Scoping Review, Journal of Motor Behavior doi:10.1080/00222895.2019.1582472
- Gross A, Kay TM, Paquin JP, Blanchette S, Lalonde P, Christie T, Dupont G, Graham N, Burnie SJ, Gelley G, Goldsmith CH, Forget M, Hoving JL, Brønfort G, Santaguida PL, Cervical Overview Group (2016): Exercises for mechanical neck disorders. Man Ther. 24(2) 25-45 doi: 10.1016/j.math.2016.04.005
- Gelley, G.M., Passmore, S.R., MacNeil, B.J. (2015): Acceleration of clinician hand movements during spinal manipulative therapy. Man Ther. 20(2): 342-348 doi: 10.1016/j.math.2014.
- Gross A, Kay TM, Paquin JP, Blanchette S, Lalonde P, Christie T, Dupont G, Graham N, Burnie SJ, Gelley G, Goldsmith CH, Forget M, Hoving JL, Brønfort G, Santaguida PL, Cervical Overview Group (2015): Exercises for mechanical neck disorders. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 1: CD004250. doi: 10.1002/14651858.
- Cooper S, Gelley G. (2008): Chiropractic research history in Manitoba (Commentary). JCCA, 52(4): 205-207.