My Fitness Pal App

We wanted to share some apps and digital health “helpers.”  For many, mobile Apps are an easy and affordable way to keep both physical and mental health practices top of mind. Today we’ll be looking at one food tracker/calorie counter app called “My Fitness Pal.”   First of all, what is it? The app promotes itself as a no-nonsense approach to weight management.  They write: "[L]ose weight the healthy way... We believe — and medical studies prove — that the...

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Massage Contributes to Building Muscle

Sharon Jackson, RMT, frequently works with patients who are recovering from injury, illness, and the elderly. Aside from the more common known benefits of improved mood, lowered cortisol levels, better circulation, and reduction in muscle tension, it is now becoming clinically proven that it can support muscle growth. According to an article by Massage Therapy Canada,  aging, injury, or illness are major factors that limit one's ability to exercise. Resting is key for recovery, but often results in muscle atrophy....

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Our September Newsletter is now Available

Topics for the September 2017 newsletter include: Babywearing Workshops by Dr. Anne Stacey - read more Practitioner Away Dates - read more Addition of RMT Sharon Jackson to clinic - read more Expansion of Acupuncture Services to now include Traditional Chinese Medicine Useful Health App feature: Mindshift Read Newsletter.  

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Stefan Chang Now Offering TCM Services

Stefan is expanding his services to include his designation as a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. This means that in addition to treating patients with acupuncture and cupping, he is now fully certified to offer herbal formulas, dietary and lifestyle recommendations to improve the efficacy of treatments. In an appointment, a Chinese Medicine Doctor observes the signs and symptoms of the patient first, and based on the findings from both patient’s description and a physical examination they determine if there...

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Eastpoint Welcomes Sharon Jackson, Registered Massage Therapist

We are happy to welcome Sharon to our team: she joins us on Tuesdays and will be offering Registered Massage Therapy. She was certified through Nova Scotia's Northumberland Massage Therapy College and has been practicing since 2007 both in Nova Scotia and in British Columbia. Sharon offers therapeutic massage that provides a subtle and gentle way to address and correct underlying connective tissue and structural anomalies. She helps her clients become better aware of aggravating factors, and provides relief by addressing...

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Saturday August 26

Dr. Liarsky will be in the clinic Saturday August 26 from 10 am to 1 pm. If you would like an appointment, please call the clinic at 604-251-2435 or check our online booking for appointment availability.

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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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A New Mom, a New Identity

As we continue our mother's day promotion until the end of May, we wanted to shed some light on some important mental health components of motherhood. This article, titled "The Birth of a Mother" written by Dr. Alexandra Sacks, looks at the significant shifts in identity that new mothers experience.  This article summarizes that main points of what psychiatrist Daniel Stern identifies as "matrescence," which is what some anthropologists call this "shift into being a mother." The main shifts include: Changing...

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Taking Care of Mothers

This May, in honour of Mothers Day on Sunday, May 14th, Dr. Stacey and Dr. Liarsky will be giving our patients who are either mothers or mothers-to-be a 10% discount on any chiropractic service (excluding orthotics). Ensure the women that care for us all have the opportunity for healing this month!

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Top 5 Babywearing Take-Aways

Early in April, I attended a course with the Center for Babywearing Studies, the first step in becoming a Certified Babywearing Consultant. It was a thought provoking and wonderful experience that was led by this organization's President and Founder, Joanna McNeilly. Coming from New York, Joanna shared her experiences working with family from diverse backgrounds, family composition, and income levels- each with the same goal of providing education about how caregivers can provide affordable, practical, ergonomic, and nurturing ways to care for...

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