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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Introducing Dr. Andrea Watson

I’d like to welcome Dr. Andrea Watson to our chiropractic team at Eastpoint Natural Health.  She is new to Vancouver, recently arrived here from her home province of Ontario.  She is excited to explore all that Vancouver has to offer for recreational activities. Dr. Andrea has a special interest in pre- and post-natal pregnancy care, as well as pediatrics, and welcomes patients of all ages. Dr. Watson is passionate about helping people continue to do the activities they love and...

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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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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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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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Metagenics Nutritional Support Available NOW

As a natural health clinic that uses a holistic approach to care we are happy be providing Metagenics supplements.  Metagenics is a global lifestyle medicine company, offering products and programs exclusively to health care practitioners. They offer a wide range of nutritional products that provide a variety of nutritional support, and have been in the industry for over 30 years. If you have questions about how supplements can help with your pain management, muscle strengthening and overall health and well-being, talk...

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Chiropractic Rate Changes

Effective March 1st, 2019 we will implementing the following changes to treatment rates: Initial Visit $120 Follow Up 15 $60 Follow Up 30 $90 Follow Up 45 $120 Follow Up 60 $150 Student and children eligible for $10 discount on rates We will continue to offer direct billing, and the list of insurers is growing:  Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance, CINUP, Cowan, Desjardins Insurance, First Canadian, Great-West Life, GroupHEALTH, GroupSource, Industrial Alliance , Johnson Inc., Johnston Group Inc., Manion, Manulife Financial, Maximum Benefit, Sun Life Financial In addition, as of February 1st, 2019, we will only...

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