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Rehabilitation in Persistent Pain

Pain Science and Stress Biology Explained We, as health care professionals, are moving away from the concept that persistent pain...


Moving for Health

Small Steps Make Big Changes Two decades ago, western medicine began moving away from a long-held paradigm that favoured a...



Measles Outbreak – Considerations for Adults

We all have, by now, heard of the multiple cases of measles in both Washington State and Vancouver.  Given we...


2018 Holiday Hours




Highlights from the Parkinson’s Disease Training Course 2018

In late July we (Dr. Pam and Dr. Steph) went to Seattle and participated in a Parkinson’s Disease (PD) training...


Mystery of Human Consciousness

“Will Psychedelic Therapy Transform Mental Health Care?” “Why Microdosing With LSD Isn’t a Fringe Wellness Movement.” “Are Psychedelics the New...



Me, Myself, and my Foam Roller

There has been a surge over the last few years at local gyms and clubs with clients using foam rollers...


Depression – A symptom of an inflamed brain.

Depression has been known to be associated with increased inflammatory markers in the blood for some time now, but to say inflammation is a cause of depression as a symptom, is a bit different.




ICBC Flat Fee Program for Chiropractic Care

*** ICBC is canceling the Flat-Fee program as of March 31st, 2019. It is being replaced with Fee-For-Service design. Stay...


My Recovery Story

Dr. Ken Alexander is our new Chiropractor at Acacia Health Westside. So far he’s made a meaningful impact for patients he’s...



Maybe there is Meaning in this madness!

At times, it can seem like the holidays are something to be endured rather than enjoyed so if this is...


Mindfulness for Persistent Pain

Can mindfulness change pain? Mindfulness meditation has been shown to activate parts of the brain that reduce pain and dampen...




The Dangers of Sitting

There are many studies now that show sitting can have a negative impact on our health. Some quotes are even...


Cultivating Motivation

As we get closer to the beginning of another year, now is a great time to set your intention around...


dry needling by physiotherapist


What IS the difference between IMS, Dry Needling, and Acupuncture?

There are many ways to use needles to affect change in local tissue or whole body systems.  In this article,...


Cupping

Cupping is a term used in North America to describe a treatment in which suction, or negative pressure, is used...