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13
Dec

Spinal Decompression Therapy

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?  Spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive decompression technique which enhances the body’s natural healing process. It involves stretching of the vertebral column gently along the length of the spine, promoting an optimal environment for healing of bulged, herniated, compressed/degenerated discs. The spinal column is stretched and relaxed in cycles through a computerized traction table for approximately 25-30 mins.   The traction creates space for bulging/herniated discs, allowing them to reposition to their original position. Moreover, it...
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Man in seated position with chiropractor thumbs applying pressure to trapezius muscles
14
Apr

What are Trigger Points?

“ You found it!”  Trigger points, often referred to as knots, are sensitive and tight areas within the muscle belly which can provoke a pain response. These trigger points are usually quite obvious to the doctor or therapist, and when pressure is applied it will affect the surrounding tissue. A common trigger point is found in the upper trapezius muscle. When pressure is applied patients may feel radiation go up and around their ear. Providing relief to this particular trigger...
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three cyclist riding on roadway. Text on right side reads "Dust off that bike and ride"
31
Mar

Head out for a ride with these bike ride tips!

Today I’m sharing a few of my bike ride tips to help you prevent injury and enjoy this great way to explore and be active! Among the many reasons Vancouver is a fantastic city to live in and explore, it is set up well for cycling. My personal favourite scenic routes are the Seaside trail and Arbutus Greenway. But, if you are wanting to get more adventurous Fromme Mountain provides some fun trails for all levels. Riding your bicycle is...
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17
Mar

But first, warm ups!

Gearing up for new exercises? Don’t forget to do your warm ups! The sun is slowing starting to come out and the city seems to be coming alive with runners, bikers, and everyday movers! As we start to increase our activity levels, it is important that we remember to ease our way into these workouts and exhibit proper warm ups.   Long gaps between activities or specific workouts are inevitable and unfortunately, this can increase the likelihood of injury and prolonged...
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