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Effective Sitting Posture for the Office

By | Pain Info, Blog

  Proper Sitting Posture   If you work in an office, you have probably used a standing desk or an ergonomic chair before. Posture has been a hot topic of discussion in recent years. There is no shortage of advice to be found about proper sitting posture. There are dozens of products that can be purchased with the promise of…

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5 Tips to Kayaking With Proper Form

By | Blog, PainPRO Sports

  Kayaking is a Year-Round Activity Even though it is winter in Vancouver, kayaking is still a great way to spend a clear day out on the water. You may be thinking that kayaking is pretty self-explanatory and does not require much instruction, but just like any other activity, there are proper ways to paddle that will reduce the incidence…

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Common Injuries at PainPRO clinics

By | Pain Info, General Pain Issues, Injury Prevention, PainPRO News

General Areas of Concern and Modalities As a growing multidisciplinary clinic, painPRO Therapeutics offers various treatment modalities for an assortment of injuries that a patient may encounter. As we offer registered massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic care, and kinesiology services, we provide additional clinical research and track statistics through treatment charting in order to analyze different kinds of outcomes. Injuries also…

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Orthopeadic Manual Massage Therapy

By | Blog, Massage Research, Pain Info

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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Craniosacral Therapy

By | Pain Info, Blog, Headache Pain, Stress Related Pain, Neurological Pain, Massage Research

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) was originally developed by John E. Upledger in the 1970s in Florida. It utilizes a gentle, hands-on approach to release deep tensions in the body to decrease pain and dysfunction, while improving overall health and performance.   Specific dysfunctions that are proposed to be positively affected by CST include: migraines, headaches, chronic back and neck pain, stress-related…

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Active and Passive Assisted Stretching

By | Massage Research, Pain Info, Blog

Stretching involves lengthening of tissues through movement of a joint through its whole range of motion.   Active and passive descriptions denote whether the patient actively contracts muscles to produce or help with the movement, or passively lets the therapist provide all the force for the movement.   How does it work?   The therapist will stabilize one side of…

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When to see a Medical Doctor

By | Blog

Here at PainPRO, we often get questions from individuals who are confused about where to go when injured, in an accident, or in pain.   What to do First   In the Canadian medical system, medical doctors (MDs) act as the gatekeepers controlling the flow of patients to necessary medical services. They should almost always be your first stop. Any…

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Tips to Avoid Christmas Shopping Pains

By | Pain Info, Blog

It’s a tale as old as infomercials – tiring nights of Christmas shopping followed by equally tiring days at the office. You felt fine doing the same thing last year, didn’t you? Why should this year be any different?   The Problem This year you feel cramped and tense, with hurting feet and a twinge in your neck or stiffness…

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