Ease Back Pain with a Physiotherapist in Downtown Vancouver

Standing, sitting, walking, and even sleeping—back pain can put a serious dent in your daily activities. You are not alone. Whether it’s chronic or acute, virtually everyone will experience some form of back pain in their life. Not surprisingly, it is one of the main reasons people miss work and visit a doctor. Fortunately, there is help available to ease your suffering. Seek a physiotherapist in downtown Vancouver to treat your back pain so you can get back to doing the things you love. What causes back pain? Back pain has a way of creeping up on you when you least expect it. And for many, it can be a challenge to pinpoint the source. Maybe it’s a too soft mattress or shoes with horrible support. Or perhaps you overdid it when you were playing with the kids. The good news is you can take steps to treat and prevent back pain issues. The key to a fast recovery is to get early diagnosis and treatment from a physiotherapist downtown Vancouver. Here are just some of the factors that can contribute to back pain: Poor posture Aging Improper body mechanics Rheumatoid arthritis Herniated disc Back ligament strain Fibromyalgia Poor physical fitness Being overweight Whatever the reason, back pain is treatable. Physiotherapists are skilled at improving and restoring flexibility and movement, as well as helping to prevent back pain before it even starts. How Physiotherapists Downtown Vancouver Ease Pain Physiotherapists are specially trained to help relieve back pain without medications or surgeries. By incorporating targeted therapeutic strategies, interventions, and specialized hands-on techniques, your physiotherapist will be able to address and...

Live Pain with an RMT Downtown Vancouver Services

Live pain-free and stay active with the help of your local RMT Vancouver ! Looking to recover from an injury or relieve stress? At Urban Active, we provide custom massage treatments so you can live life to the fullest. With over 22 years of massage therapy experience, our RMT downtown Vancouver specialist targets sore, achy muscles and trigger points to relieve tension and pain. Whether you are suffering from chronic pain or need to recovery from an injury, once you are under the hands of our experience RMT you will know the healing has begun. Complete RMT Downtown Vancouver Treatments When it comes to professional hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, no one does it better than Urban active. Our RMT in downtown Vancouver massage therapist applies deep tissue work or soft tissue manipulation, giving you the results you need to promote healing and prevent future injuries. Why suffer with pain if you don’t have to? Your road to recovery is just a mouse click away. Our RMT downtown Vancouver massage therapist treat a wide variety of issues, including: Chronic pain Whiplash Kyphosis Old sport injuries Disc bulge Back pain Lumbar disc disease Disc degeneration Frozen shoulder All spinal diseases Benefits of RMT Downtown Vancouver Therapy: People from all ages can benefit from the “magic hands” of our RMT downtown therapist. Here at Urban Active, we provide many treatment options based on your current needs, your previous activities, and your future fitness goals. Here are just some of the benefits you can expect from our registered massage therapist: Relieves pain and stress Balances the nervous system Decreases muscle...

How to Easily Relieve Knee Pain with Self-Massage Therapy Vancouver

The knee joint is the most abused joint in the body, taking the full weight and brunt of your daily activities.  Whether you are injured, age has finally caught up, or your knees are generally worn from exercise, messaging the knee is a vital process to enhance healing, reduce pain, and even prevent further injury.  Message therapy is a method of treatment that serves to increase blood flow and oxygen into a joint by loosening the muscles and breaking down scar tissue. Self massage therapy tips Massage therapy is an excellent way to reduce pain and sore tendons and ligaments. Below is a simple eight-step, self-massage therapy routine that is sure to reduce knee pain and speed your recovery. •    Before beginning this process, you must completely relax your body and your knee joint.  To accomplish this, first take 10-15 deep breaths from your diaphragm.  This means you must breath all the way to full lung capacity (until you can go no further) and all the way out (also until you can go no further).  After this you will feel more relaxed, and you will have increased the amount of oxygen in your body.  Also, be mindful of your breathing throughout the entirety of this process, making sure to breathe semi-deeply. •    First, place your foot flat on the floor and glide your hands softly around your knee for thirty seconds.  This will begin to loosen the muscles and prepare the knee for the rest of this process. •    Next, use your hand to gently squeeze the muscles around the patella.  Be careful not to squeeze the patella itself...

3 Most Common Causes of Knee Pain and How to Resolve Them Fast

Are You Suffering From Knee Pain? You don’t realize how much you use your knees until one of them becomes hurt. Learn the 3 Most Common Causes of knee pain and How to Resolve Them Fast The source of knee pain is often hard to place, being the result of a few possible injuries, and can often leave you sidelined for weeks and sometimes months. Whether you are a runner, a soccer player, or active in any number of sports that require you to use your legs for an extended period of time, you have likely suffered from this condition often if not chronically. Fortunately with the correct diagnosis, time, rest, and a proper method of treatment, the condition can be resolved quickly and in some cases resolved for good. Learn the top 3 Causes of knee pain: 1. Runner’s Knee:  While most common in runners (hence the name) this injury can afflict athletes in a variety of sports.  Runner’s knee is the result of overuse and becomes painful because the cartilage under your knee, the chondromalacia patella, begins to wear down. This pain tends to worsen when you’re running, climbing stairs, kneeling, or even squatting and can often last for months. 2. Tendinitis: This injury is characterized by a sharp pain on top of your knee cap along with swelling and stiffness of the knee and is most common in sports that involve jumping (like basketball or volleyball).  Fortunately, this condition is often self-treatable and resolves within days or weeks if you rest and treat your knee properly.  The Patellar tendon, the tendon connecting the kneecap to the shinbone, is typically where the injury resides. 3. Knee Cartilage Tears:  The...

4 Powerful Steps to Quickly Heal Tennis Elbow

It’s a sweaty match in the sweltering heat of July.  You’ve established a steady rhythm, your friend bounces the ball over the net and you’ve managed to nail it back almost every time.  But as the game progresses, the pain in your elbow that you had passed off as a slight affliction has begun to worsen. Soon, it becomes a stabbing pain and your elbow begins to throb.  Eventually, you can’t manage to grip the racquet effectively anymore and after a few failed attempts to regain your previous composure, you call it quits. Sidelined for the rest of the day, you begin to contemplate your injury.  You discover that it’s Tennis Elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, the fabled 2 week lesson in muscle overuse you’ve so adamantly ignored as a possible enemy to your prowess. So what is tennis elbow Vancouver? This condition is common, affecting 50% of tennis players, and forms because the extensor carpi radialus brevis muscle, which helps you stabilize your wrist when your elbow is straight, becomes weakened from overuse.  Overtime, micro-tears form in the tendon that connects the muscle to the lateral epicondyle bone.  Symptoms of Tennis Elbow typically are: develop in your dominant arm include pain or burning in the outer part of your elbow weak grip strength with your hands Though symptoms are severe, there is a solution.  General medical treatment of Tennis Elbow involves physical therapy, topical anti-inflammatory gels, topical cortisone gels, or a chiropractic assessment. A natural tennis elbow treatment can be useful However, there is an effective home method for tennis elbow that might get your back to your match sooner. Here’s how it works: First, is necessary to rest up to...

We recommend Vancouver Sleep Solutions

Are you wondering if you have sleep apnea? Urban Active is pleased to recommend the services of Vancouver Sleep Solutions in downtown Vancouver to address your sleeping concerns. Sleep Solutions offers a sleep apnea self test to help you address your sleeping problems to get you back to feeling rested. Contact Dale, a trusted health professional, at Sleep Solutions to learn more about the treatment options for sleep...

Free Pillow Talk at Chopra Yoga Vancouver – spots remain!

  Free Pillow Talk at Chopra Yoga – Spots still available!! There’s still a chance to see Andrea Martens speak at Chopra Yoga tomorrow at 2:30! She will be discussing acupuncture’s role in sleep improvement and other speakers will share their expertise. Sign up for the free talk online through Chopra Yoga and make the most of your...

ArmAid Review and Promo Code

  ArmAid A year and a half ago friends introduced me to indoor sport climbing at Cliffhanger and bouldering at the Hive. Since then, I’ve climbed outdoors in Squamish, Skaha, and Croatia. Rock climbing 2-3 times per week, combined with the time I spend doing manual therapy in the clinic, means my forearms need some treatment of their own.   A fellow climber at Cliffhanger was using a device I had never seen before, rolling his forearm back and forth and grimacing. It looked similar to trigger point release with a foam roller but was simultaneously applying targeted pressure to the forearm flexors and extensors. He told me it has helped him recover faster from his training sessions and after reading additional reviews, I purchased the Armaid Package.   I agree with previous posters that you can get away with buying the ArmAid only at $79 U.S. plus shipping, but the “package” includes a leg strap, an additional roller, and an instructional DVD. It should be noted that there are excellent instructional videos on the ArmAid site, including how to use it without the leg strap. Also be sure to ask for an extra “tab”, which international orders should include.             Self massage using the ArmAid for a few minutes per day, with sustained pressure for up to 30 sec on individual tender points, can help to reduce the amount of tension on the common flexor and extensor tendons at the elbow. This can help not only with local pain in the muscle belly but with tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis, pain at the outer aspect of the elbow)...