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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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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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Manual Adhesion Release (MAR®)

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Is one of the leading soft tissue treatments to reduce scar tissue/adhesion. Adhesion is one of the most common causes of pain, but unfortunately it is a condition that is often overlooked. Adhesion acts like glue among muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and even nerves. As a result, this reduces flexibility, strength, and stability to the body. Adhesion along nerves can cause numbness, burning, aching, tension, tingling, and in some cases weakness. This is called nerve entrapment and can happen in an estimated 156 locations throughout the body. Learn more about adhesion and nerve entrapment on our problems page.

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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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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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Chiropractic Care

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Our bodies are meant to move. Beautifully and without pain.

Joints, muscles, tendons, nerves, bones and all our other insides should exist and function harmoniously. When they don’t, we know it.We can experience anything from stiffness and dull aches to tightness and sharp pain – bottom line is we don’t feel so great … or worse, we out-and-out hurt.

The injury?  lt may be the result of a single event (improperly lifting an object, having surgery, suffering a fall) or of repetitive strain (weeks hunched over a laptop, for example), but whatever the cause, it has the potential to throw any number of your body’s systems completely out of whack. Muscle tightness, inflammation and/or pain is sure to come knocking.

Chiropractors specialize in diagnosing and treating tissue injuries involving the nerves, spine, muscles and joints. By manually applying a gentle, controlled and directed pressure into areas that have become hypomobile (restricted in their movement), a chiropractor can restore mobility and alleviate pain, nerve interference and those unfriendly “knots,” allowing tissues to heal.

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

The first chiropractic visit lasts between 45 minutes and 1 hour and involves an assessment, a physical examination, diagnosis and treatment plan.  Subsequent visits typically are between 15 and 20 minutes.

Are you interested in chiropractic care with our clinic? Call us at (780) 460-7384 or email us at frontdesk@revivehealth.ca.

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