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Therapeutic Cupping

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Research into the value of therapeutic cupping continues to add evidence that supports its ability to….

  • Relieve Myofascial trigger points
  • Stimulate acupuncture points without piercing the skin
  • Bring additional blood flow to the treated area to speed healing

Cupping has been shown in clinical trials to ….

  • Improve resting pain and point tenderness in patients with chronic neck pain
  • Decrease pain and increase local blood flow in patients with chronic shoulder pain
  • Improve pain, point tenderness, and range of motion in patients with low back pain
  • Decrease pain, swelling, and stiffness in knees with osteoarthritis

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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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Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)/Trigger Point Dry Needling

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Sometimes we need a jab to get moving. Literally.

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)  and Trigger Point Dry Needling are treatments that uses acupuncture needles to address problems with nerves and muscles.

When nerves are injured or irritated, they become supersensitive, and the muscles they supply become shortened and tight. Dr. Chan Gunn, from Vancouver, found that by inserting an acupuncture needle into the tender muscle, the muscle will contract, and then relax or lengthen. This decreases compression on the nerve, and voilà, less pain.

Not just anybody can perform this treatment. Lisa, our certified Gunn IMS practitioner has been trained to recognize the physical signs of neuropathic pain. After a thorough medical history and physical exam, she’ll be able to determine if IMS is an appropriate treatment for you.

Trigger Point Dry Needling creates changes to muscles and connective tissue (fascia) near the needled areas. It also stimulates nerves to help release the body’s own painkillers. Mary is certified in Dry Needling.

Are you interested in trying IMS or TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING administered by our certified practitioners? 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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