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Recovering from Surgery with Massage Therapy

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running-573762_640After surgery, recovery is extremely important and the post-rehabilitation period is a critical time. During this time, the body needs to regain its natural range of motion and strength. Massage therapy can help immensely during this transition period, and help you get back to feeling like yourself again as quick as possible.

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Sitting all day? Read up on ergonomic tips!

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Vancouver RMT Article of the Week

Are you seated at a desk for the majority of your day? With your arms up typing, and your head orientated towards a computer screen? There are certain discomforts that can result from spending the day-to-day in the same position.  Click the link or read the excerpts below or some tips to make your ergonomic positioning more comfortable.  In addition to changing your ergonomics – we’re  a wellness clinic centred around a group of Vancouver RMTs here in Vancouver, so we like to focus on manual therapy as part of postural alignment and pain relief due to strained ergonomic positions.

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What exactly is muscle strain?

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Vancouver RMT Article of the Week

We have all had instances where we have moved, not as our usual graceful selves, or slept funny and realized we’ve possibly strained a muscle. When we refer to having “pulled something” or “thrown out our back or neck” this can often be because of muscle strain. So, what does that mean? It is usually an injury at the junction where the muscle meets to tendon which fixes the muscle to the bone. When the muscle is activated and starts to contract and expand, this is when we feel the discomfort. How do we do it? Strain can be either over working or over stretching the muscle. It is easy to do, but there are also varying degrees of injury. (more…)