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McKenzie Method

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Is a world-renowned movement assessment system used to diagnose and treat all musculoskeletal injuries. This exercise based approach is effective for chronic spinal pain, acute athletic injuries, headaches, sciatica, numbness, shoulder impingement, ligament sprains, MVA injuries etc. Through a well-reasoned assessment, specific exercises and advice will be prescribed to resolve your symptoms. Often repeated movements in a specific direction can correct the mechanics therefore decreasing pain and improving function. If the problem is more difficult some hands on techniques will be utilized until you can self manage. As you will be able to lessen your pain and improve your mobility with the exercises you will get better faster and need fewer visits. You will be actively involved in your care and have a thorough understanding of the tools needed to treat yourself. You will receive guidance that takes you to a full recovery. Your knowledge of how to treat the problem will prevent future reoccurrences. You’ll be able to rapidly deal with symptoms on your own if they ever reoccur.

If utilized correctly the achievable goals of the McKenzie method are to:

  • Accurately understand the patient’s presentation and behaviour of symptoms.
  • Determine the most appropriate and effective treatment plan.
  • Eliminate symptoms and restore full function.
  • Empower the patient to self treat and prevent reoccurrence.
  • Help inform patients if other medical advice or testing is needed.

https://www.mckenzieinstitutecanada.org/method-patients.cfm

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Instrument Adhesion Release (IAR®)

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An instrument based form of manual treatment that is designed to effectively remove adhesion without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. It’s also one of the few instruments on the market that has a proper hands-on training program to teach the provider exactly where and how to treat your problem. Common conditions in which IAR is more effective than MAR or ART are tendinitis of the Achilles and elbows (tendinopathy), forearm pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, anterior shin splints, and plantar fasciitis. Find out more at www.instrumentadhesionrelease.com.

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Visceral Manipulation

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Visceral Manipulation – that’s quite the mouthful. Simply put, it means our specially-trained therapists give you a specific kind of manual therapy to relieve pain. They focus on your internal organs (your viscera) and address any problems the organs have with moving.

Think about it: your internal organs, such as your liver, kidneys and intestines, are in perpetual motion. When you breathe, walk and stretch, they move in your chest and abdomen. Restrict their ability to move, and your body will compensate. But that can lead to pain and other troublesome symptoms, sometimes occurring far away from the source. Imagine scar tissue around the lungs. With every breath you take, the scar tissue alters the normal pattern of movement, and, believe it or not, will likely result in back and neck pain as well as limited shoulder movement.

Our therapists evaluate your entire body to assess the source of the problem and then apply gentle pressure to get your organs moving again as they should. So whether you’re suffering from physical trauma or are affected by infection, pollution or poor posture (who isn’t, really?), Visceral Manipulation can help! Many of our patients feel much better after just three to five sessions.

Are you interested in meeting with our professional Visceral and Neural Manipulation therapists? Call us at (780) 460-7384 or email us at frontdesk@revivehealth.ca.

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CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

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It likely comes as no surprise that our bodies can absorb all the stresses that come our way on a daily basis. Tension weasles itself into all sorts of nooks and crannies, including the body’s craniosacral system (the soft tissues and fluid that protect the brain and spinal cord). The craniosacral system is intimately connected with the all-powerful central nervous system; if one suffers, so does the other. Since the central nervous system is responsible for sending, receiving, and interpreting information from all parts of the body, it’s pretty darn important that it works as it should.

CranioSacral Therapy, by way of an incredibly soft and gentle touch, frees up the tissues in and around
the craniosacral system, resulting in improved form and function of the central nervous system. The body’s
natural healing processes kick in, order is restored, and pain may be significantly reduced.

Stress, whether a little or a lot, is part of life. CranioSacral Therapy can help minimize (or prevent) the toll it can take on the body.

Are you interested in minimizing the effects of stress on your body with CranioSacral Therapy? Call us at (780) 460-7384 or email us at frontdesk@revivehealth.ca.

 

 

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Active Release Technique (ART®)

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Our poor muscles – so often over-used and abused! They’re only able to take so much before they seize up and scream at us, seemingly in protest. Once a soft tissue injury occurs, the body tries to protect itself by producing tough, dense scar tissue in the injured area.  From there things can go downhill and we start feeling the effects. The scarring binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely, resulting in reduced mobility, weakness and pain. If nerves happen to get trapped as well, you may additionally experience tingling, numbness, burning sensations and muscle atrophy. Definitely a situation to avoid. Fortunately, however, if youre already experiencing these symptoms, ART® can get you back on track.

With incredible tactile sensitivity, ART® practitioners first locate and then facilitate the release of soft tissue restrictions and nerve entrapments, by way of removing or breaking up surrounding scar tissue. Smooth movement of tissues – gliding over, around and through each other – is literally felt by the practitioner and is evidence of function being restored.

Used in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments, Active Release Technique (ART®) has proven to be especially beneficial in the treatment of joint restrictions, nerve pain, restoring range of motion, and decreasing chronic muscle and joint pain.  

ART® was developed in 1985 by Dr. P. Michael Leahy after he had noticed that many of his patients’ symptoms seemed to be related to changes in the body’s soft tissues. Using specific types of movement and touch, Dr. Leahy was able to feel for, identify, and address the changes, consistently resolving over 90% of his patients’ problems.  At Revive, Dr. Bronwen is full-body certified in ART®.

Are you interested in trying ART® administered by our professional practitioners? Call us at (780) 460-7384 or email us at frontdesk@revivehealth.ca.

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