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…

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…

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…

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…