Spinal Decompression is a FDA cleared medical equipment used to apply axialdistraction forces to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner. Thisgently separates the vertebrae in the spine creating multiple benefits,including a ‘vacuum effect’ to reduce any existing disc bulges or herniations. Read More
Concussion Baseline Testing and Rehabilitation at MVMTLAB
With her personal and professional experience with concussions, Dr. Katie Gaskin @theathletedoctor has dedicated herself to increasing awareness of the importance of pre-concussion safety protocols and post-concussion rehabilitation. One of the most essential components of this is completing Concussion Baseline Testing, which provides health practitioners with useful information regarding the athlete's "normal" brain and body function. After sustaining a potential concussion, the Baseline Tests are completed again to look for potential differences in comparison to the initial Testing results. This points health professionals to the areas of the brain that have been affected by the concussion, which helps guide post-concussion rehabilitation. The most important thing to remember with concussions is to ACT FAST - delaying concussion rehab increases the risk of Second Impact Syndrome. Read More
Ground Control - 30 Day Challenge!
We can't wait to welcome you back after summer! This September, we're starting back big with a straight up 30 day Ground Control challenge. Win prizes!Read More
Fireside talk with Adrian - Shoulders 101
The shoulder is a complex and fascinating joint that, when healthy, operates with the trunk and hips to effectively produce and resist force. It can allow you to hold graceful handstands, to lift humans over your head and even to give yourself a good old pat on the back. Along with such vast potential of movement, however, there is also a potential for injury. Read More
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual hands-on therapy, similar to that of physiotherapy, chiropractic and massage therapy, taking a whole-body approach to treatment. It is equipped with efficient, effective and gentle techniques to treat musculo-skeletal problems and other functional disorders of the body. The techniques utilized include Osteopathic Mobilization, Muscle Energy Techniques, Soft Tissue Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise, Visceral and Cranial Sacral, as appropriate for each individual.Read More
Ground Control - What is it & Who is it for?
Best thing about Ground Control? Anyone can do it, anytime, no matter their physical condition. What's more, everyone can benefit from it. As a rehab practise, it helps reduce chronic pain significantly; in many of my patients it brought them back to their pre-injury state of well-being. As a pre-hab practise for high level athletes, it helps elevate performance by identifying poor movement patterns and strengthening imbalances.Read More
Our Physiotherapist Alyssa Matheson offers Physiotherapy through Soft Tissue Manual Therapy treatments, Shockwave Therapy and IMS Dry Needling treatments.Read More
Chiropractor & Spinal Decompression
Dr. Claire specializes in spinal decompression to help better our athletes and urban warriors of downtown Vancouver.Read More