Cold Laser Therapy in Vancouver

What can it do for you? Cold laser therapy speeds up the body’s natural healing process. It is a safe and effective treatment for many injuries and conditions. How can a laser help heal damaged tissue? How does it work? Well you have to go back to grade nine science class and remember that light Read More…

What is Chiropractic today?

with Dr. Nina Foot, and Dr. Chelsea Berry Chiropractic medicine has a rich history and many incarnations. New school chiropractic care involves not only adjustments but also: Soft Tissue Therapy Exercise Prescription Nutritional Advice A.R.T – Active Release Therapy Modalities such as Cold Laser Therapy. Our chiropractors follow up to date research guidelines and current Read More…

Healing Injuries with Adhesion Breakers

I am introducing Adhesion Breakers to my practice this week. Adhesion breakers are stainless steel tools used for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (You may have heard of similar tools, such as Graston Technique, gua sha and FAKTR tools). This system of healing has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to reduce pain, remove Read More…

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…

Orthotics for relief of foot, knee, hip and back pain.

Did you know that your knee, hip or low back pain could be due to the improper biomechanics of your feet? The average person takes 8,000-10,000 steps per day. Slight changes in the stability and function of the joints within our feet directly effect how our knees, hips and pelvis move. Over time this can 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…

Chiropractic for Low Back Pain

By Dr. Robin Armstrong, Vancouver Chiropractor at Qi It is an epidemic keeping workers off the job, increasing the strain on the medical system, and a contributing factor to depression.  It’s low back pain.  This might sound like the beginning of a ‘downer’ article but the good news is spinal manipulation, conventionally known as chiropractic, Read More…

Aging wisdom says: It’s wise to walk

Get Active – Older people can prevent heart flutters with light exerciseA recent study in Circulation Journal found that adults over the age of 65 can prevent atrial fibrillation – an irregular heart rythm- by light exercise.Researchers followed 5,400 adults over 12 years, who entered the study without arrythmia in their heart. Those participants who 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…