2015 Pan Am Games – My experience as a treating chiropractic doctor

The journey begins: I had the privilege of being part of the spectacular 2015 Toronto PanAm games as a treating chiropractor. I was selected though an extensive selection process to be a part of the medical team treating athletes alongside other doctors and medical practitioners. The position was completely volunteer based, as was the case [...]

By | September 24th, 2015|Active Release Technique - ART, Acute Injury, Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, Chiropractic care, Exercises & Stretches, REHAB, Sports, Sports Injuries, Sports medicine, Sports rehab, Volunteering & Community Involvements|Comments Off on 2015 Pan Am Games – My experience as a treating chiropractic doctor

The Shoulder (Part I): Common injuries, signs & symptoms, treatments

The shoulder joint, perhaps the most complicated joint in the body and one of the most commonly injured joints, is made from the articulation of three bones: the humerus (arm bone), the clavicle (collarbone), and scapula (shoulder blade). The joint is a ball-and-socket joint and its anatomical design makes it the most movable joint [...]

CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part III): Exercises, stretches, and proper pregnancy postures/techniques

How important is exercising/stretching during pregnancy? Exercising, stretching, and having proper techniques in doing activities during pregnancy are very important and beneficial in keeping the body healthy and strong, and preventing injuries. As we all know, injuries and aches/pains are very common during pregnancy. One of the best ways in avoiding injuries and decreasing pain [...]

By | August 14th, 2014|CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY, Chiropractic care, Exercises & Stretches|Comments Off on CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part III): Exercises, stretches, and proper pregnancy postures/techniques

CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part II): “Help my sore back, I’m pregnant!” – Does evidence-based chiropractic therapy help with pregnancy pain?

Having treated many pregnant patients in my clinic in North Vancouver, I see firsthand the amount of pain and discomfort many pregnant women endure. It is not hard to imagine the amount of stress a women's body goes through during the 9 months of pregnancy. These changes place tremendous loads on the body. Hence, pregnant [...]

By | July 30th, 2014|Active Release Technique - ART, Back Pain, CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY, Chiropractic care, Chronic Injuries, Exercises & Stretches, Graston soft tissue Technique, Joint manipulation, Kinesio Taping, Neck Pain, Postural syndrome|Comments Off on CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part II): “Help my sore back, I’m pregnant!” – Does evidence-based chiropractic therapy help with pregnancy pain?

My Weekend At The Race: Treating at the 2013 BMO Vancouver Marathon

I had the privilege of being part of the onsite medical team at this year's BMO Vancouver Marathon on Sunday, May 5, 2013. I was stationed at the main medical tent at the corner of Thurlow and Pender by the finish line along with other chiropractors, physiotherapists, nurses, doctors, paramedics, volunteers, etc. The day was [...]

By | May 6th, 2013|Active Release Technique - ART, Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, Chiropractic care, Running Injuries, Sports, Sports Injuries, Sports medicine, Sports rehab, Volunteering & Community Involvements|Comments Off on My Weekend At The Race: Treating at the 2013 BMO Vancouver Marathon

Don’t Crack, Get Adjusted. Do you get arthritis from cracking knuckles?

I often get asked "is cracking your joints bad for you?" Before I provide an answer to this question please read the following article from the Vancouver Sun: www.vancouversun.com/health myths-cracking knuckles. From a scientific point of view, there has been no evidence found that correlates "cracking knuckles" with arthritis. In fact, there is no evidence [...]

By | March 1st, 2013|Chiropractic care, Joint manipulation|Comments Off on Don’t Crack, Get Adjusted. Do you get arthritis from cracking knuckles?

CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part I): Post-Pregnancy Issues – “What a pain in the neck!”

Pregnancy puts an enormous physiological demand on the female body. The body goes through so many sudden changes that can put a lot of stress on certain parts of it more than the others. In addition, these changes are so rapid that the body does not have adequate time to adapt properly. As a result, [...]

By | February 2nd, 2013|Active Release Technique - ART, Back Pain, CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY, Chiropractic care, Exercises & Stretches, Kinesio Taping, Neck Pain|Comments Off on CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part I): Post-Pregnancy Issues – “What a pain in the neck!”

UBC Men’s Varsity Soccer Team Chiropractor: Remarkable Individuals, Phenomenal Players, Captivating Results, Magical Team

What a unparalleled season the UBC Men's Varsity soccer team had this year. The champions of the 2012 CIS nationals were undefeated in the regular season. I have had the pleasure of joining the team as the team chiropractor early in the season. My goal was to be along great athletes, share amazing experiences, and [...]

By | December 18th, 2012|Active Release Technique - ART, Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, Chiropractic care, REHAB, Soccer Injuries, Sports, Sports Injuries, Sports medicine, Sports rehab|Comments Off on UBC Men’s Varsity Soccer Team Chiropractor: Remarkable Individuals, Phenomenal Players, Captivating Results, Magical Team

Postural Syndrome – A Modern Biomechanical Phenomenon

How does poor posture lead to neck pain and low back pain? One of the most common causes of neck pain and low back pain has to do with poor posture. Because the majority of conditions in the neck and low back fall under the category of chronic repetitive overuse injuries, having a poor posture [...]

By | May 1st, 2012|Active Release Technique - ART, Back Pain, Chiropractic care, Exercises & Stretches, Lower X-Syndrome, Neck Pain, Upper X-Syndrome|Comments Off on Postural Syndrome – A Modern Biomechanical Phenomenon