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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Surgery, Pharmaceuticals, or Vancouver’s Chiropractic Expert Hands?

We like to keep a positive attitude here at Dr. Stacey's office, but there comes a point when almost every adult in Vancouver looks at what passes for healing in today's medical establishment and wonders if it doesn't get any better than this. Vancouver's chiropractic community would like you to know: it does. Big Pharma? The standard of care these days seems to be "what kind of pill will the doctor prescribe for me this time?" The idea that curing...

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Chiropractic Care for an Easier Pregnancy & Safer Birth

Excerpt from an article by Dr. Jeanne Ohm in Pathways, December 2009 Issue #24   Hormonal and structural changes can lead to spinal and pelvic misalignment and the lower back pain many women experience during pregnancy. Lower back pain, in and of itself, is a burden to a woman’s daily function and quality of life. However, the misalignment of the spine and pelvis have a far more crucial consequence to a mother and her developing baby. These misalignments cause stress...

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What is ART?

What is ART?   ART ® - Active Release Techniques – is a system of diagnosis and manual treatment for soft tissue disorders resulting from Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD), Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), postural strain, sports injuries and general wear and tear. ART ® is a patented soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, rotator cuff syndrome, golfer's and tennis elbow, sciatica, plantar faciitis,...

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