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Persistent Pain

Your pain tells a story that is unique to you. We start there.

If you have pain that goes on for longer than expected after an injury or illness, that’s persistent pain. For some people, this experience can be weeks, months or even years.

Don’t give up, we’re used to dealing with complex and chronic pain.


Persistent pain is frustrating

When we treat pain, we focus on the person. We can support you if you have:

Our approach

We’re here to listen

It doesn’t matter if your pain is new, old, inconsistent or a total mystery. We will work with you toward a solution and find relief together.

Person-centered Care
You are unique—your care should be too. We work with you to create a personal treatment plan.

Evidence-based Care
We apply current, reliable research and evidence to inform our clinical approach.

Our team is our biggest asset. We work together across disciplines to offer you the best care.

Patient Education
We empower you to better understand your symptoms and care so you can make informed choices.

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Available treatments

We take a flexible approach to your treatment. Based on your preferences, you can choose Massage therapy, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine or a combination that works for you.

When you see any clinicians, the team works together to ensure the best possible outcome. The needs of the patient are at the heart of the treatment plan and you are included in the process. The patient’s voice comes first.

Benefits of treatment

What to expect

Open communication. Two-way dialogue.

At your first appointment we’ll:

Our goal is to help you lessen pain and increase control in a way that works for you.

Your treatment is based on your needs. With massage and physiotherapy, it can include things like massage, joint mobilization or be more exercise-focused. Your treatment method can change as you start to feel more confident in your body’s ability.

Naturopathic medicine is used alongside massage and physiotherapy to answer some of the other underlying medical concerns that may pop up during your physical rehabilitation process. As medically trained, naturally focused clinicians, naturopathic physicians help uncover the root cause of pain patterns and give you the tools you need to better understand and work with your pain. This includes mind-body medicine approaches, injection therapies, and herbal and pharmaceutical relief.

We want your feedback

The treatment plan is flexible. You can help redesign your care if you feel like something is not working for you.

Our beliefs

Pain is complex

We’ll help you find a way forward even though pain can be complex.

Pain is unique

We’ll treat you like an individual, we know your journey with pain is like no one else’s.

Pain is real

We know your pain is real, it doesn’t matter what the origin of your pain is.

Learn more about persistent pain

Chronic and persistent pain can be complex. It can take time to uncover the reasons for your symptoms.

When people seek treatment for persistent pain, they have often seen many clinicians and specialists, or had medical imaging done to find the cause of their pain. Some people get surgical treatments to address their persistent pain. When you still have pain, it can leave you feeling lost, hopeless or broken. Don’t give up.

Facts about persistent pain:

Helpful Resources:

Recovering from Chronic Pain: Article #1 – This is a three-part article series written by our very own Aaron Jones, PT explaining his experience with chronic pain and sharing some successful strategies and approaches for addressing persistent pain.

Tame The Beast is a great resource website for people with persistent pain to understand what they can do to get better.

Pain BC is the local authoritative source of information about persistent pain support programs in British Columbia.

PainHealth is a website that provides clinically supported information, tips, and personal stories to help manage musculoskeletal pain.

Our Practitioners

Aaron Jones

Physiotherapist, Chronic Pain

Aaron has been a registered and practicing physiotherapist since 2008. He has a special interest in persistent & complex pain and utilizes both hands on treatments as well as exercise therapy. Aaron is focused on rehabilitation and a collaborative approach to wellness.
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Christina Casciano

Registered Acupuncturist & TCM Practitioner

Christina is an extremely motivated and passionate health care professional who is inspired to integrate both Western and Eastern healthcare...
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Dr. Lorna C. Ciccone

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Lorna Ciccone, ND, (she/her) is passionate about delivering whole-person care in a graded approach. She views whole-person care from...
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Graham Robertson

Registered Massage Therapist

Special interest in treatment of migraine/tension headaches, lower-back pain, sports injuries, and prenatal massage. Focuses on Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage. Avid cyclist, philanthropist, and outdoors enthusiast.
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