Chiropractic for Runners

Training for some big runs and races this season? You may want to book in some chiropractic treatments as you train. Running is one of the most effective, affordable, and fun activities available for people worldwide to achieve optimal health and wellness.  For many people, as chiropractor Dr. Van Dyke writes in his article,"[e]verything with running is fabulous, right up until the time you hear a snap, crack, or pop. The downside of all the wonderful benefits is that running...

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Frozen Shoulder

Written by Dr. Marina Liarsky, Chiropractor What is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder, also called Adhesive Capsulitis, is still not a fully understood condition. Sometimes shoulders just tighten up, painfully and without warning, for several months. Certain individuals may be more prone to developing frozen shoulder than others, for example: individuals with other diseases, such as diabetes, traumas with periods of immobilization, or wear-and-tear jobs/sports involving repetitive use of the upper body/shoulders muscles and joints. The literature shows us that frozen...

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A 2-minute Stress Buster

  "When stress hits, you can feel it in your body. You might notice tightness in your chest, shallow breathing, holding the breath, tension in the shoulders or neck, or a nervous stomach. You might also notice a foggy mind or difficulty concentrating. What does your body feel like when it's stressed?" Anika Cornish, Eastpoint's Registered Clinical Counsellor, offers some simple and quick ways to help the body relax and soothe the mind with breath. Read her most recent article titled "A 2 Minute...

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RockTape Appointments With Dr. Marina Liarsky

Starting November 1st,2016, Dr. Liarsky will be offering RockTape and ART chiropractic appointments. These appointments include a focus on musle release therapy and the use of kinesiology tape, and will not include the diversified manipulation techniques most commonly used by chiropractors. RockTape is a special type of kinesiology tape commonly used around the world for various applications such as pain control, management of fluid dynamics, as well postural and movement support.   Our skin has a vast number of nerve endings...

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Sleep and Acupuncture

Did you know that acupuncture can improve your sleep quality and sleep patterns? Many individuals suffer from insomnia and or difficulty staying asleep once they have managed to fall asleep. Most commonly, seniors, menopausal women, and people under stress experience sleeping problems. However, this can be an issue for many people at different stages of life, especially in our society where many people habitually use electronic devices such as cellphones, computers, and televisions that stimulate our brains 24/7! Despite this common...

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Family Hour

Starting July 1st, 2014, we will be offering a new type of appointment for the growing families we often see in our office. If you book a "Family Hour" appointment, you and your family will have an entire hour with Dr. Stacey. This appointment would provide care for up to 2 adults (full body adjustment & ART in one area), and 2 children.  The fee for this visit would be $110 in total, which is 20% off the regular price...

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What is ART? A Review….

ART,  or Active Release Technique,  is one of the techniques used by Dr. Stacey to help achieve your chiropractic goals.  ART is a soft tissue movement technique that treats problems with muscles,  tendons,  ligaments,  fascia,  and nerves.  Headaches,  back pain,  carpal tunnel syndrome,  shin splints,  shoulder pain,  sciatica,  plantar fasciitis,  knee problems,  and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. Each of these conditions are a result of...

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Loosening Your Joints

"Don't my joints get really loose if I see you a lot?" "I don't want to become hypermobile,  so I don't want to see a chiropractor" These are some worries with ongoing,  preventative chiropractic care.   However, the purpose of chiropractic is to restore the neuro-musculoskeletal balance in the body,  and to allow the body to best function, adapt, and heal on it's own.  It's purpose is to increase your physical resiliency,  so you are best able to do the things...

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What is that “Popping” sound anyway?

One of the the most common questions I get as a chiropractor is  "what is that popping sound that usually happens with an adjustment?"  Whether you hate or love that popping sound and resultant release of the nearby muscular tension,  it is a question that has a very scientific answer. The popping or cracking sound is related to a specific process: Cavitation.  The term cavitation refers to the formation and collapse of air bubbles in a fluid or fluid-like space.  ...

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Can Vancouver Chiropractors Treat…Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome has gone from being an almost unheard-of disease to being common parlance since the invention of the Internet. That's probably not a coincidence. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when pressure on the median nerve -- that's the nerve that supplies the connection between the hand and the brain by running through the wrist -- doesn't let off when it should. The median nerve serves the thumb side of the hand, and it exits the wrist through a narrow...

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