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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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Kinesio® Taping Method

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It sticks, it supports, it even stretches. It’s athletic tape designed for muscle, ligament and tendon pain relief and support.

Used to be, if you hurt a muscle, you could bind your limb with sport tape to stabilize the joint and keep it from moving. But while support and stability are important, muscles need to move to heal. Kinesio® Tape offers strength and stretchability, allowing you to remain active even while recovering from injuries.

Think of it as a super-elastic second skin: it stretches up to 140% of its original length and is approximately the same weight and thickness of skin, so it moves and stays with you. It’s latex-free and durable enough to stay on for several days, even if you work up a sweat or jump in the shower. You’re too busy to be slowed down. So chin up, kick pain to the curb and keep your body moving. It’ll thank you.

Are you interested in trying out the Kinesio® Taping Method? 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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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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