Servicesat Body Smart Health
SERVICES AT BODY SMART HEALTH
Currently Body Smart Health offers Registered Massage Therapists to provide safe, relaxing, and drug-free manual techniques for treating a variety of everyday conditions such as headaches, sport and fitness injuries, low back pain, stress release, discomfort due to pregnancy, osteoarthritis, and whiplash through the use of Corrective, Neuromuscular, Mysofascial, Sport, and Pregnancy Massage Therapies.
Our vision will see the expansion of our clinic into a multidisciplinary health center to include not only massage therapy but also chiropractic, acupuncture, and physiotherapy practitioners, along with other allied health care professionals, who share a holistic approach to injuries, physical aches, and stress through custom one-on-one attentive and dedicated patient care.
CORRECTING MOVEMENT BY IDENTIFYING THE BODY’S FUNCTIONAL LIMITATIONS
At Body Smart Health, our registered massage therapists utilize cutting edge advances in evidence-based research such as Functional Movement Screen and NeuroKinetic Therapy™ in your body assessment.
For a successful treatment that restores sound movement patterns, both body functional limitations and asymmetries need to be identified and monitored over the course of treatment. Many sport injuries can benefit from the use of kinesiology tape to attenuate muscle fatigue. During rehabilitation, anything you can do to help the surrounding areas of your injury, and stimulate the muscles that are not working well, you will be helping to normalize muscle tone. Rest assured, we are RockTape certified at Body Smart Health.
Pre-Participation Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
Before you start training for your next triathlon, bootcamp, hockey, or soccer season, use an FMS to establish a baseline of function/mobility and potentially catch an injury before it happens. The FMS was designed for athletes to assess susceptibility to injury as well as measure progress. Mobility, stability, and strength are part of the assessment screening as is documenting an individual’s movement patterns. The score you receive is considered a benchmark enabling your therapist to monitor your progress over time.
If you are interested in booking a Functional Movement Screen for you or your team please call our office at 604-888-1177 for more information.
NeuroKinetic Therapy™ (NKT)
Manual muscle testing is a corrective movement system that has the capability of altering the body’s programming of the motor control centre (MCC) to undo dysfunctional patterns. For example, a whiplash accident. The muscles at the back of the neck are bracing and “overworking” for the muscles at the front of the neck which are inhibited and “unavailable”. This pattern can endure forever unless there is some intervention.
When an injury or accident inhibits a muscle, the motor control center will find a substitute muscle to perform the same function. Unless the motor control centre is instructed to return the function to the original muscle, the pattern will remain in the motor control center and continue to be painful.
In rehabilitation and manual therapy, NeuroKinetic Therapy™ first identifies the cause of pain and dysfunction. Through the proper instruction to undo this dysfunctional pattern, the pattern can be corrected.
Neurokinetic therapy is included in Massage Therapy treatments. If you are interested in booking a separate NKT assessment please call our office at 604-888-1177 for more information.
Body Smart Functional Neuromuscular Assessment
Integrating FMS and NKT™, Body Smart health care professionals have created their own approach to assessing an individual experiencing pain or someone who has had an injury. We assess your movement and mobility as well as the neuro connections to verify if they are functioning well. We are not chasing the pain. We are discovering what the actual problem is.
If you are interested in booking a Functional Neuromuscular Assessment for you or your team please call our office at 604-888-1177 for more information.
RockTape Certified Professionals
Swelling, inflammation, and pain slows us down as well as our healing process after an injury. With the proper application of kinesiology tape, we can interfere with the body’s ability to interpret painful signals sent to the brain and, in turn, allow the body to begin to heal.
RockTape is made from 97% cotton and 3% nylon. This thin layer of tape moves with you allowing full movement and greater blood flow to and from an area through its microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between the many layers.
This allows for greater blood flow to and from compromised areas to bring muscle back to life while calming overactive muscles and the body’s ability to flush out the harmful by-products created by inflammation.
RockTape is included with Massage Therapy treatments. If you are interested in booking a separate RockTape session please call our office at 604-888-1177 for more information.
Products currently available for purchase in our clinic include P3 Cream (for in the management of neck, back, muscle, and joint pain), the massage ball, and RockTape. Watch for our online store coming soon!
Achieve, Regain, and Maintain a Healthy Active Lifestyle
Your good health is our priority at Body Smart Health.
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