Category: Treatment Techniques

what is iastm

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization or IASTM

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a modality used by chiropractors, and other practitioners, in soft tissue therapy. “IASTM is applied using specially designed instruments to provide a mobilizing effect to soft tissue (e.g., scar tissue, myofascial adhesion) to decrease pain and improve range of motion (ROM) and function.” (Cheatham, Lee, Cain and Baker,…
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Chiropractic Treatments and Neck Pain

Many people experience some form of neck pain that affects their daily activities and chiropractic treatments can help. Your neck pain could stem from poor posture, working at a computer for extended periods of time, strain from sleeping in a less than ideal position or even grinding your teeth. Causes can also be connected to…
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Reduce Inflammation with Cold Laser Therapy

One way to reduce inflammation and speed up healing is by using Cold Laser Therapy. Cold laser therapy is low-intensity laser therapy (LLT) that uses low levels of light to speed up healing. Unlike surgical or aesthetic lasers it does not cause your tissues to heat up or burn, although some people do experience a…
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September is Arthritis Awareness Month

Did you know that Chiropractic care can help manage the symptoms of osteoarthritis? It can help control pain and improve function through joint mobilizations, soft-tissue therapy, nutritional recommendations, laser therapy and exercise prescription.

Thank You Stefan!

Stefan Chia Ling Chang has been a valuable part of our team since 2016, offering generous and compassionate care to all his patients. He will be moving his Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic to Clinica Holistica starting January 2018.

He will be moving his Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic to Clinica Holistica starting January 2018.  Patients can contact him directly at

Massage Improves Muscle Tone

In Massage Therapy Canada, they write that researchers are exploring massage as a method of building muscle. This may sound unusual for those who receive massage when they are in good health, but it is becoming more clear that massage can be especially helpful for anyone who is recovering, or is experiencing muscle loss and atrophy due to injury, age, or illness.

Mayo Clinic Endorses Holistic Care in New Book

Holistic Care is endorsed by the Mayo Clinic.

Massage Contributes to Building Muscle

Massage is shown to support muscle mass recovery. This is important for those recovering from illness, injury, and surgury, as well as the elderly.

October Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving! Our newsletter include Family Fridays, Buddhify App, Bunion Treatments and Prevention, and Joint Mobilization for Back Pain Relief. Please note that we are closed on Monday, October 9th, 2017 for Thanksgiving.

Examining the Foot: Hallux Valgus

Hallux valgus, or a bunion, is a bump one gets on the side of the base of the big toe when the big toe deviates inward. Yes, that is the classic explanation but what is really happening to the big toe? Dr. Marina Liarsky explains more about this physiological phenomenon.

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