Daniel Linaric, RMT pt Health

Registered Massage Therapist Spotlight: Daniel Linaric

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Spotlight

  Today we’re focusing on one of our amazing team members, Daniel Linaric. Whether you’re a recent graduate that’s just starting out, a long-time practitioner, or even a patient, we’re sure you’ll love getting to know what it’s like to be a practicing registered massage therapist in beautiful Burnaby B.C., enjoy! Name: Daniel Linaric, RMT Education: West Coast College of Massage Therapy …

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Man experiencing jaw pain.

Jaw Pain: Assessing and Treating TMJ Disorder

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Pain, Pain Relief

  You never realize how much you use your jaw throughout the day—yawning, eating, talking—until simple movements in the joint cause you pain. Then, it’s all you can think about. You may be experiencing TMJ disorder, the most common cause of facial pain. The fastest way to manage and eliminate that pain is to first know what it is, why …

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Interferential Current Therapy

Amanda Nitchos Modalities, Pain Relief

  You may have heard that physical therapy routines can include electrical stimulation treatment, but did you know that a wide variety of these treatments exist? The most well-known method is TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, but there is a stronger, deeper-penetrating method called IFC, or inferential current therapy. What is it? IFC sends small amounts of electrical current …

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Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial Release Therapy

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Modalities, Pain Relief

  Whether you’re searching online or in a clinic for pain solutions, experts can throw around a lot of unfamiliar words. It’s enough to seem like your journey to recovery will happen in a foreign language you don’t understand. Take “myofascial release,” for example—a common type of therapy for a broad range of pain conditions. Before you start wondering how …

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Is This Serious? Why Does the Front of My Leg Hurt?

Amanda Nitchos Ankle pain, Foot pain, Is this serious?, Limb pain, Pain

  If you’re experiencing pain anywhere from the bottom half of your leg down to your big toe, it’s not only frustrating but concerning, too. Many people with pain in this area assume they have shin splints, but did you know that “shin splints” is often used as an umbrella term for any pain, strain, and inflammation involving muscles around …

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Why Does My Knee Give Out?

Amanda Nitchos Knee pain

  Lately, you’ve noticed that your knee gives out when climbing up and down stairs, walking on uneven surfaces, or shifting your body weight from one leg to the other. These everyday movements may have become difficult or painful and are accompanied by the feeling of your knee locking or instability when moving. You may have swelling in your knee …

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Bruise on leg from acupuncture.

Is This Normal? I’ve Got Bruising from Acupuncture

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Is This Normal?, Modalities

  So, you gave acupuncture a whirl and are feeling relief. But, shortly after your treatment, you discovered a bruise in the treatment area. Naturally, you want to know: is this normal? Adverse side effects of acupuncture, such as slight bruising, are rare (a British Medical Journal survey shows 1 in 10,000 cases). Rest assured; the treatment is still a …

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5 Yoga Poses to Soothe Back Pain

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Back pain, Pain Relief

  Studies suggest that 85% of working Canadians will experience lower back pain during their lifetime. The good news is that there’s a lot you can do from home to help ease some of that pain. All you need is some space, a yoga mat and our list of 5 Yoga Poses to Soothe Back Pain. Doing yoga at home …

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Minor injury? Get some RICE

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Modalities, Pain Relief

  When you search online for what do following a specific injury (i.e. a sprained ankle or tendonitis), one of the first things an article or video will tell you is it to get some RICE, before moving on to other courses of treatment. Before you wonder why post-injury advice is pointing you to the kitchen, let’s break down what …

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