September is Arthritis Awareness Month

“Arthritis” is a collection of conditions affecting the joints and tissues. The most common type of arthritis is Osteoarthritis (OA), a progressive and degenerative joint disease. In Osteoarthritis, the cartilage that protects the ends of bones and provides a cushion to the joints wears away leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness.   What exactly CAUSES osteoarthritis arthritis? Throughout our lives we put our body through a lot of stress and strain during our everyday activities at home, work, exercise and...

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Preventing Backpacks from Becoming a “Pain in the Back”

Soon parents and kids will fill the stores with long lists of what to buy for the upcoming school year. An important one not to miss is a new backpack! Backpack safety is important in preventing the stress and strain leading to poor posture, headaches, back and neck pain. Here are some helpful tips on what to look for when buying a new backpack and how to load and wear it properly to prevent future aches and pains.   Choosing...

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July Babywearing

Dr. Anne Stacey will be hosting a July “Baby Wearing Meet-Up” at the clinic on July 31st, 2019. As usual, this event is open to anyone who would like a fit check, hands on help with basic carries, or more information about baby carriers. You are not required to be a patient at the clinic to attend.  You also do not need an appointment either.  However, it would be ideal if you could RSVP through the Facebook group Babywearing from the...

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Dr. Marina Liarsky Updates

This will be the last summer that Dr. Liarsky will be with Eastpoint Natural Health. She will continue to offer chiropractic care in the clinic until the end of August before she moves on to pursue her sports-related interests. Please visit her website at www.drmarinaliarsky.com for information about her future endeavours. I’d like to remind everyone that all patients are welcome to continue care either with Dr. Liarsky or at Eastpoint Natural Health. I would like to sincerely thank Dr. Liarsky for her contributions and skills over...

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MuTu System

Last week, I participated in a FB video series at Mutu Sytems. MuTu is a medically recommended restoration program for new mums.  It is a program that helps women recover from the physical challenge of pregnancy and delivery. I was first introduced to MuTu several years ago by a mother who I worked with throughout her pregnancy and into her postpartum phase.  I was amazed at how she was able to recover so quickly and thoroughly, and she introduced me to the...

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May Babywearing Meetup

Dr. Anne Stacey will be hosting the monthly Baby Wearing Meet-Up at the clinic on May 29th, 2019 from 9-11am.  This event is open to anyone who would like fit checks, help with basic carries, or information about carriers. You are not required to be a patient at the clinic to attend, nor do you need an appointment, however an RSVP to the event in the Facebook group Babywearing from the Valley to Vancouver is strongly recommended, or contact Dr. Stacey to...

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ICBC Changes to Accident Benefits (part two)

ICBC Coverage Changes for Chiropractic:  In February of 2018 ICBC announced that they would be making significant improvements to their accident benefits, the first change since 1991. We want to help you understand how these changes apply to chiropractic care. Recently, we posted about the new Accident Benefits coverage plan. This week we will be sharing more about what constitutes a minor injury, what happens if you need more than the pre-approved number of visits, and providing you with some...

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In Our Community: Twist Performance

As many of our clients know, Dr Stacey is a huge fan of Twist Performance and Wellness. Did you know that they recently moved their Vancouver training centre from Olympic Village into central East Vancouver?  Their new facility is located across the street from the Broadway Tech Centre, located at 2696 Nootka St.  This amazing new training centre hosts 10,000 ft2 of training floor that includes a 40 m sprint track, 21 squat racks, 3 Olympic lifting platforms, cardiovascular training equipment, along with a 3,000 ft2 open...

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ICBC Changes to Accident Benefits (part one)

ICBC Coverage Changes for Chiropractic:  ICBC will be ending the Chiropractic Flat Fee program on April 1st. In February of 2018 ICBC announced that they would be making significant improvements to their accident benefits, the first change since 1991. We want to help you understand how these changes apply to chiropractic care. Some of you may have already come to us for care related to an injury from a motor vehicle accident. In our office we have been using the...

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Growing in our business community

This year has already brought about exciting new things for us. We are happy to share that Dr. Anne Stacey has been invited into the Big Tsunami Chapter of BNI. Connecting with others in our community has always been a core value of ours, and we are happy to connect with our local business community through this group. We look forward to developing new relationships and nurturing existing ones by connecting with others. Anne views this as not only an...

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