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Chiropractic Services

Chiropractic Services

What is Chiropractic care?

Chiropractors focus on the health of the joints of the body, particularly the spine. Through a variety of hands on tests, the chiropractor will determine which areas are not moving as well as they should, how this is affecting the overall function of the body, and if an irritation of the nerves is involved. The main tool chiropractors use to correct this is the adjustment, or spinal manipulation. There are other soft tissue techniques that Chiropractors may choose instead of manipulation, such as Active Release Technique and Trigenics. Your doctor will determine which type of chiropractic adjustment, or treatment, is suitable for you based on your condition, your age, your bone health, and your personal preference. The goal of the adjustment is to decrease pain, increase function, and get you moving and feeling your best. Your chiropractor may also recommend exercises, stretches, or modifications to your lifestyle that will enhance your long term health.

All patients are taken through an initial health history and thorough physical examination. A complete diagnosis will be given and treatment options will be discussed. We believe in each and every patient taking an active role in their recovery through implementing a customized exercise and stretching rehabilitation program. We pride ourselves on fully explaining your injury to improve your understanding of your body and overall health.

What comprises a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree?

Chiropractors are regulated, primary health care practitioners who have undergone over 4500 hours of academic and clinical education at a nationally accredited chiropractic college, after having completed at least 3 years of an undergraduate, university education. Most Chiropractors obtain an undergraduate degree before entering chiropractic college.

How do Chiropractors treat?

Chiropractic takes a manual approach to health care through the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and subsequent prevention of conditions relating to the neurological, muscular and skeletal systems of the body. All assessments and treatments are typically hands-on.

What do Chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors can successfully treat conditions that range from chronic postural dysfunctions and repetitive strain injuries, to acute joint irritations, sprains and strains. Although most people think of their spine being treated by chiropractors, all of the joints and muscles of the body are able to be treated by these health professionals. In fact, the majority of conditions relating to the musculoskeletal system can be positively managed to some degree via chiropractic care.

Bryce Tang B.Sc (HK), M.Sc Physiotherapist

Bryce Tang B.Sc (HK), M.Sc Physiotherapist

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Philosophy

Bryce believes the best practice to optimal health and wellness is driven by lifestyle choices and a regular fitness routine that involves mindful movements to optimize the efficiency of the human machine. This philosophy drives Bryce’s practice to try and identify the root cause of dysfunction that resulted in injury, pain or decreased performance. Once identified Bryce uses the appropriate tools at his disposal to help eliminate or minimize the dysfunction. Bryce believes to maintain optimal health that no single health care discipline has all the tools or capabilities. Bryce believes a strong integrative team approach can be advantageous for numerous conditions and is a requirement for optimal health and wellness.

Educational Background

Bryce was born and raised in North Vancouver. Bryce studied at UBC where he earned his Human Kinetics degree in Exercise Science with a focus on biomechanics in 1999. Bryce then attended McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario where he attained his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2003. Post-graduation Bryce completed his acupuncture credentials through the Canadian Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. Bryce has completed his level 3 Manual Therapy credentials through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Bryce has also studied GTT (Gokovii Transverse Technique) a specific dry needling technique for treatment of myofascial and joint pain. Bryce continues to pursue post graduate education in acupuncture, manual therapy, and movement/exercise therapies.

Areas of Practice

Bryce is proficient at movement analysis and body biomechanics assessments. His knowledge enables him to search/identify the root cause of pain and/or reduced performance. This allows Bryce to treat and educate his clients about the fundamental changes required to eliminate the pain and maximize performance. Bryce uses a combination of manual therapy, dry needling, myofascial release techniques in conjunction with movement exercises and self-modalities to help patients overcome their complaints while restoring normalized movement patterns, maximizing their health and performance. Bryce expects his patients to be active participants in their treatment/program.

Personal History

Bryce began his career in 2003 at a busy multidisciplinary clinic in Victoria where he was fortunate enough to be mentored by three sports medicine doctors, a surgeon, four FCAPMT (Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy) plus a range of other practitioners. This environment gave Bryce the opportunity to work with members from different Canadian National Teams, Professional Lacrosse, Juvenile football (BCFC), Victoria ballet and numerous other athletes. In 2008 Bryce moved back to the North Shore where he worked in a Sports Physiotherapy Clinic for the next 4 years. Bryce’s love of human movement analysis & problem solving has kept him actively treating in a one-on-one/part-time capacity for the past 4 years. Bryce has a background as a sports specific trainer/program writer and has competed competitively in a multitude of different sports. He currently spends his free time pursuing various back country mountain activities, triathlons, kite boarding, hockey and traveling for play and volunteer work.

Notice to All Clients

Notice to All Clients

WE ARE MOVING TO A NEW LOCATION AS OF NOVEMBER 1st, 2016

200-145 W. 17th street. North Van.

Telephone, Fax and Email will remain the same. More info to follow…..

Registered Nutritionist – Live Blood Analyst

Registered Nutritionist – Live Blood Analyst

What is Natural Nutrition?

One of the most crucial problems of modern civilization is malnutrition. Whether we consider malnutrition due to poverty and shortage of food as encountered in third world countries, or witness dietary abuse problems common to the rest of the world, we find enormous suffering caused by the way we feed ourselves. We are dying of malnutrition. It takes courage to face the fact that through ignorance and lack of interest in the needs of our own bodies, we are slowly bringing ourselves to the point of extinction.

Fortunately there is hope. Our modern society is awakening to a new and vital interest in nutrition. This curiosity is not aimed at the traditional dietetic and scientific field. Rather, it involves an emerging sphere of nutrition that encompasses not only the characteristics of food, but also explores the quality of the food source and holism of the consumer. This new area is called ‘natural nutrition’.

What is a Holistic Nutritionist?

RHNs Registered Holistic Nutritionists, (or, Registered HolisticNutritional Consultant in the Atlantic Provinces) (or, Holistic Nutritionists or Holistic Nutritional Consultants in Alberta) are professionals trained in Natural Nutrition and complementary therapies, whose principal function is to educate individuals and groups about the benefits and health impact of optimal nutrition.

Mainstream medicine does not emphasize the significance of poor nutrition as a major cause of a wide range of health disorders. Although most people are aware of the benefits of sound nutrition, the range of conflicting information available to the consumer is often confusing. RHNs guide their clients through the maze of information from books, magazines, supplements and diets on the market. They work with clients to identify and help correct the nutritional causes of diseases, and they are qualified to design personalized diet and lifestyle programs that optimize health. Many RHNs also contribute to the health and well-being of Canadians by writing articles for prominent health care magazines such as Alive and Vitality.