Back To School – 5 Ideas for a Happy Spine

Fall is in the air, and school is already back in full swing. At any age, wearing heavy backpacks or sitting for extended periods of time can affect spinal health.  Here are 5 simple ideas for the classroom or office, which will improve posture and reduce tension and pain throughout the spine: Carry heavy backpacks Read More…

Quick tips pre lower extremity joint replacement:

It has been some time since my last entry. After being exposed to many post operative joint replacements, there are a few tips that have become quite evident. If you are awaiting a lower extremity joint replacement there are many things you can do to facilitate your recovery. It is often overlooked that arm strength Read More…

6 Ways to Self Massage at Home!

We all know that therapies such as Massage, Acupuncture and Chiropractic can help us recover from injury, decrease stress, improve range of motion and deal with everyday aches and pains. Unfortunately, we cannot always make room in our schedules or wallets to visit our therapists as frequently as we would otherwise prefer. Supplementing a regular Read More…

Utilization Of Cupping In The Treatment of Pain

Vancouver Cupping Treatments: It’s so Simple, Why is it so Effective at Relieving Pain? In my practice at Qi Integrated Health, I use cupping primarily in the treatment of pain and muscle tightness. This modality of treatment has many other uses, including clearing phlegm from the lungs and scar reduction. Today, we will look at Read More…

Low Back Pain and Your Breath: There is a connection

People who suffer from low back pain are familiar with the effects – stiffness, shooting pain, weak core, difficulty sitting or standing for long periods, figuring out how to tie your own shoes etc. Recently another side effect has come to light – the inability to take a full and healthy breath. I was inspired Read More…

Tips for a Healthy Computer Workstation

By Dr. Robin Armstrong, Vancouver Chiropractor and Active Release Technique Provider – Keep your feet flat on the floor or on a stool. – Knees should be parallel to ground or slightly below parallel. – Your low back should be supported with a cushion or built in support. – Recline your chair to 100-110 degrees Read More…