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ICBC Demographics 2019

By | Pain Info

Comparing ICBC Statistics for Lower Mainland   To contrast and compare our ICBC Demographic statistics with other locations, we conducted an analysis of 205 patients with ICBC claims at our painPRO Burnaby Metrotown location within the full calendar year of 2018.   Our Burnaby Metrotown location offers all therapeutic disciplines for motor vehicle accident-related treatment, including registered massage therapists (RMTs),…

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Chiropractic Care for Cervical (Neck) Injuries

By | Pain Info, Blog

Isolating cervical (neck) chief complaints from our clinic statistics, we analyzed some of the data from December 2017. Neck pain tends to occur with forward neck posture, poor sleeping patterns, and joint or muscle injuries. Chiropractors treat neck injuries with soft tissue work known as active release techniques, along with spinal manipulations. Due to the different levels of neck pain,…

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Injury Analysis Surrey Memorial/Coal Harbour Comparison

By | Pain Info

Dataset was manually extracted from the practitioner charts for the most recent 200 treatment visits at painPRO Surrey Memorial and painPRO Coal Harbour for all disciplines before December 1, 2017. Coal Harbour Surrey Memorial Treatment Type #1 Area of Concern Treatment Type #1 Area of Concern Chiropractic Cervical 41.4% Chiropractic Lumbar 45.0% Physiotherapy Lumbar 26.7% Physiotherapy Cervical 18.9% Massage Therapy…

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Injury Analysis Surrey Memorial – Area of Concerns per Discipline

By | Pain Info

Dataset was manually extracted from the practitioner charts for the most recent 200 treatment visits at painPRO Surrey Memorial for all disciplines before December 1, 2017. Treatment Type #1 Area of Concern #2 Area of Concern #3 Area of Concern Chiropractic Lumbar 45.0% Thoracic 35.0% Cervical 10.0% Physiotherapy Cervical 18.9% Lumbar 18.9% Shoulder 16.2% Massage Therapy Cervical 37.6% Lumbar 24.1%…

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Burnaby MT Cervical Chief Complaints Analysis

By | Pain Info

  Cervical Areas of Concern painPRO’s Burnaby Clinic has expanded into one of the Metrotown towers! We understand that neck (cervical) areas of concern have been one of our highest chief complaints in the past while. This analysis is based off of painPRO Burnaby’s practitioners in March 2018 for cervical chief complaints.   Different Disciplines and Treatments RMTs at our…

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Oouch! I Hurt my Head

By | Pain Info

When you hear of someone diagnosed with a ‘concussion’ what are your immediate thoughts? Do you know what having a concussion means? What it feels like? What the person that had the concussion is going through? A concussion is very different from a muscle strain or a broken bone. An injury to a muscle/bone will typically heal in six-eight weeks…

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Fight off Hip and Knee Arthritis: Just Run!

By | Pain Info

Fight off Hip and Knee Arthritis: Just Run! What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is not a normal part of aging; it is a degenerative condition that negatively affects the cartilage in joints and causes pain and stiffness. It is usually caused by repetitive abnormal stress on a joint over time, resulting in cartilage in the joints thinning out. Cartilage acts as…

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Therapeutic Exercise

By | Pain Info, Blog, Injury Prevention

Therapeutic exercise, also known as exercise therapy, is a broad term to define any physical activity used to reach specific health goals.   This can range from improving basic functions (or decreasing pain) to reaching athletic goals.   For example: An older individual may perform exercises to improve balance and make it easier to get up from a chair. The…

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Orthopeadic Manual Massage Therapy

By | Massage Research, Pain Info, Blog

Orthopeadic Manual Massage Therapy (OMMT) utilizes manipulations, mobilizations, and massage to specifically address musculoskeletal pain and dysfunctions.   OMMT involves the assessment and treatment of joints, muscles, connective tissue, nerves, and other soft tissues. The shorthand term “therapeutic massage” is often used to designate this style of treatment that RMTs are educated to perform. Therapeutic treatments differ greatly from general…

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The Bowen Massage Therapy Technique

By | Massage Research, Pain Info, Blog

According to Hansen and Taylor-Piliae (2011), Bowen Massage Therapy is a non-invasive technique using specific series of gentle hand movements directly on the skin to stimulate nerve pathways.   The movement is intended to gently stretch the skin, muscle, and fascia in the affected area. This stretch stimulates nerve pathways and attempts to stimulate healing pathways through realignment of microfibers…

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