The Body Control Lab Inc.
TREATING THE SYSTEM, NOT JUST SYMPTOMS.
Providing Chiropractic care services to the South Surrey (Grandview) area.
Those with extended health benefits may be able to get coverage for their treatment sessions.
With a decade of expertise in soft tissue management (since July 2014), and exercise therapy (since March 2008), you can be certain you will receive the best care there is to offer in the Lower Mainland.
Mobility & PAIN REHAB
The Old Way
You point to where it hurts, and they rub/zap/heat/cup that area only. They follow it up by giving you the same old standard stretch and band exercise they give everyone else. They hardly spend any time with you. Conventional approaches for many disciplines (chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture, registered massage therapy) are unfortunately too passive.
The New Way
I will find your pain-generating tissue, and teach you how, using a systematic approach (not always in the area you feel pain). I will treat it with manual hands-on soft-tissue therapy, and chiropractic adjustments (where and when needed). I follow it up by prescribing exercises directed to guide healing of the pain-generating tissue so that the results stick long term - giving you the tools to recover on your own and rely less on me.
"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)."
We aid in the recovery from a variety of injuries and health-related conditions that range from:
- Chronic Pain Syndromes
- TMJ dysfunction
- Disc Hernations
- Radicular (nerve) pain
- Joint Dysfunction of Ribs, Spine, Extremities
- Neuropathy (nerve) pain (e.g., sciatica)
- Scheuermann's Disease
- Spinal Canal Stenosis
- many others...
Related to injuries caused by trauma, overuse (or repetitive stress), poor posture (sustained stress), sudden uncoordinated movement, or normal activity with unnstable spine.
COMPENSATORY MOVEMENT PATTERNS
Related to previous injuries and/or poor posture and body alignment issues
Mobility & PERFORMANCE TRAINING
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?
- Each joint must have active range of motion required in the movement WITHOUT load.
- If you can't bend your knees past 90 degrees while you are standing, its not a mystery as to why you cannot squat and are likely causing your tissues harm.
- The tissues involved in the movement must be able to absorb the load required in the movement.
- If you cannot squat 200 lbs, you should not try to squat 300 lbs.
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"
What my patients are saying
- "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.
- "The treatment I've received here has greatly improved my functionality and ability to train. Highly recommended."
- "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."