treating the System,
Not just symptoms.
In order to serve you better, I will be transitioning my services from Kinesiology over to Chiropractic care in the coming months. Those with extended health benefits will then be able to get coverage for their treatment sessions.
Don't worry, I will continue to offer my expertise in soft tissue management, and exercise therapy to ensure you recieve the best care there is to offer!
The old Way
You go to a therapist, they put a heating pad on the area that hurts, then a TENS unit (electrotherapy), followed by same basic stretch or band exercise that they give every one else. Hardly spending any one-on-one time with you. Conventional approaches for many disciplines are unfortunately too passive.
The New way
Specifically locate your pain-generating tissue (muscle, joint or ligament) using a systematic approach to help you find your own issues in the future. Treating it with manual hands-on soft-tissue therapy. Followed by individualized exercises directed to guide healing of that specific tissue so that the results stick long term - giving you the tools to recover on your own and rely less on us.
Related to injuries caused by trauma, overuse (or repetitive stress), poor posture (sustained stress), sudden uncoordinated movement, or normal activity with unnstable spine.
"Take a sponge and soak it in a bucket of water and you'll find it absorbs 100% of its capacity. But if you take that same sponge, tear it apart, put it together with cement, and then try to soak it in a bucket of water and you'll find it absorbs less than 100% of its capacity.
You can't just keep dumping the cement-filled sponge in a bucket and expect the capacity to improve (many treatment approaches) but instead, you have to break up the cement (improve the capacity of the tissues to do their job)."
Our focus is to build the pre-requisites for you to move and develop the capacity for you to avoid injury.
Many people believe in going to see their family physician for an annual check-up (aka a physical). What we do is perform a “physical physical” to help identify which joint may be breaking down – due to sedentary jobs or lifestyles (ie, office workers, drivers) and/or overtraining – before the inevitable injury occurs.
What are the prerequisites for movement?
Skipping out on any prerequisites of movement will most likely lead to an injury and it should not be a mystery to you now when it happens. The fitness and health industry unfortunately jumps to the illogical conclusion that the 'movement' is unsafe and contraindicated. It's the lack of your tissues being prepared for the movement that causes harm, not the movement itself!
"Mobility training is a lot like 'Trail Maintenance'. Most of us may have pretty decent walking paths (joints). We can get from point A to point B without any major obstacles - no big rocks, trees or rivers along the way.
Over time, bushes and branches begin to grow in towards our path way (e.g. muscle imbalances from poor posture, injuries etc.). We can even maneuver around these obstacles if need be (poor exercise form). Eventually without proper maintenance, however, our pathway can get blocked (joint pain, performance plateau, further injuries).
By regularly cutting back the bushes and branches, four feet away from our nice gravel walking path, we can ensure we can always get from point A to point B"
"Have seen tons of heath professionals over the years such as traditional physio, chiro, RMT, acupuncture and even IMS.
Vick has been able to target my exact pains that I have been complaining about. He has better helped me understand my body and manage my pain. He has significantly improved my range of motion."
- Z. T.
"Vick will help you feel better than you ever have before. His knowledge and hands on approach has helped my body get in better shape than it has ever been in.
He found those areas on my body that were troubled, helped me heal those areas, and most importantly, gave me the knowledge that I needed to continue keeping myself healthier, stronger, and feeling more positive. My body runs much more efficiently now."
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8326 - 156 Street
Surrey, BC V3S 3R7