Car accident? Read this important info!

Are you frustrated that you are still in pain from a car accident you had weeks or months ago? I have a lot of people come into my office with chronic pain from an accident they were in months or years ago. Many of them have tried several different treatments, and they haven’t had any relief. Car accidents can be … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions About Chirporactors in BC

The BC Chiropractic Association and the College of Chiropractors of BC (I am a member of both) have collaborated to create www.BackCareBC.ca – a website that aims to answer quite as few of the more common questions individuals have – especially when considering a first visit to a chiropractor here in British Columbia. Some of the questions include: how chiropractic … Continue reading

Low Level Laser Therapy for Injuries

We recently came across an article “Getting Athletes Back in the Game: Low Level Laser Therapy for Sports Injuries” by Dr. Robert Silverman, DC, and thought it was worthwhile sharing. You can read the article on the Dynamic Chiropractic website here. You might notice that on this website and Solaj.ca, we refer to this therapy as “Cold Laser Therapy”. Low … Continue reading

Video: Cold Laser Therapy – A Short Intro

I recently presented a short slideshow at an event called PechaKucha, right here in Surrey BC. For those of you who are unfamiliar with PechaKucha nights (which I am assuming most of us are), it is a community gathering that features a group of presenters who speak alongside their 20 chosen pictures. Each picture plays for 20 seconds, making the … Continue reading

A Pain in the Neck

Neck pain

Neck pain is experienced by 50-70% of people at some point in their lives. There are a number of potential causes including poor posture during certain activities, repetitive strain from prolonged sitting, and whiplash. Most of the time, the discomfort is mechanical and is generated from the muscles, joints or ligaments. It is less common for a serious medical condition … Continue reading

Cars, Chandeliers and Shoulders

Functional Rehabilitation Exercise

Cars, Chandeliers and Shoulders: The Story of Gord The Mechanic There once was a man named Gord. Gord was a wonderful mechanic. His customers thought so highly of him and his work that they called him Dr. Gord, The Car Doctor. Dr. Gord worked with his hands all day – under cars, over cars, and in cars, working his magic … Continue reading

Kick Your Knee Pain to The Curb!

Knee Pain. Sports running knee injury in male runner.

Knee pain can be due to one of many issues and is the product of either direct or indirect trauma. Since the knee is the middle child in the lower limb, it can take a beating when the source of dysfunction may actually be in the low back, hip, ankle or foot, or may be due to muscular imbalances, joint … Continue reading

Shrug Off That Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain

About 10% of the population will experience shoulder pain. In order for this complicated joint to function optimally, the rotator cuff and surrounding muscles are required to coordinate proper shoulder motion (ie. reaching overhead, pushing and pulling). Injury to the shoulder joint may cause pain and limit movement with certain activities. Some common injuries that may occur in the shoulder … Continue reading

All About Elbow, Wrist & Hand Pain

Hand holding computer mouse having wrist pain

Elbow, hand and/or wrist discomfort is extremely common and can be quite debilitating. One of the most common causes of elbow, wrist or hand discomfort is overuse and it is extremely important to identify exactly what structures are being affected in order to receive the proper treatment. Listed below, are some of the most common elbow, wrist and hand conditions: … Continue reading

Lessen Lower Leg Pain (Ankle & Foot)

Lower leg, ankle and foot pain are very common and can be caused by a number of factors. If there is no direct trauma, there may be other issues involved such as a repetitive injury to the joints and/or soft tissues, low back or hip dysfunction, muscular imbalance in the lower extremity or core, stress fracture from a repetitive injury, … Continue reading

Your Child Can Benefit From Chiropractic, Too!

Your child’s health is your primary concern from the minute you know they exist. Moms and Dads to be are constantly concerned about the well-being of their growing baby and do their best to provide them with the optimal growing environment. What many don’t know is that the natural process of birth can stress on an infants spine and developing … Continue reading

Jumping Into Spring … Safely!

Beautiful sunshine, long walks in the evening, beach volleyball, hiking, playing with our kids, tending to our gardens: these are all things we can get excited about, now that the weather is changing for the better.  We have been cooped up inside for far too long and now it’s time to enjoy what our beautiful city has to offer! Physical activity … Continue reading

Minimalist Running Explained

A closeup of a runners feet while barefoot running on a track

When minimalist running comes into the conversation, I’m often faced with the same response: “Yes, I do that. I minimally run. I probably go for about one or two runs a month!” Ha ha, very funny. But let’s be real for a second. I am frequently asked what exactly is minimalist running and what is my opinion on it? Well, … Continue reading

Vancouver Triathlon

Vacouver Triathalon

Congratulations to those who participated in the Vancouver Triathlon on July 3rd in Vancouver, BC! This race is part of the Western Subaru Triathlon Series and is known as one of the “Top 10 Urban Triathlons on the Planet!” We watched as over 800 athletes lined up at various times along the waters edge at Spanish Banks waiting for the … Continue reading

Post Half Marathon Tips

Congratulations to all of you who participated in the Scotiabank Half Marathon this past Sunday! It was a gorgeous day and it was great to see how many dedicated people were out there having fun. The best part is, we raised money for a good cause while getting some great exercise 🙂 Remember – Stretch out, eat nutritiously and drink lots … Continue reading

Low Back Pain: Chiropractic Very Effective

For my first real blog posting EVER, I’ve decided to start by discussing an article, referred to as The Manga Report, that has been very influential in the Chiropractic world in terms of our acceptance and effectiveness. This particular article talks about low back pain, however it is important to know that it has helped open up the doors for … Continue reading