Massage Therapy Vancouver

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Massage Therapy at Teamworks

Our Massage Therapists are highly skilled in the treatment and prevention of soft tissue injuries, utilizing a variety of treatment techniques to meet the unique needs of each and every patient. Drawing on years of experience and continuing education, Teamworks’ Registered Massage Therapists create customized treatment sessions integrating a variety of technique such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations and home exercise prescription. Committed to an integrated approach to treatment, both the affected area as well as the surrounding and compensatory structures are assessed and treated in order to ensure lasting benefits.

Our Massage Therapists

Abby Janzen RMT
Nichole Evans RMT

What to Expect

Your first visit to a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) at Teamworks will include a brief assessment (relevant medical/injury history, physical exam as indicated) and a customized soft tissue treatment session focused on your therapeutic goals. Your therapist will ask you for feedback during your session to ensure that treatment intensity is suitable and that your specific treatment needs are being met. You will also be provided with education regarding your injury or presentation as well as possibly home exercises to supplement your treatment session.

 

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Treatments

Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy is a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques to assess and treat injury and dysfunction in soft tissues and joints in the body. This can involve assisted stretches, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, mobilizations and manipulations. Mobilizations are gentle, rhythmic, passive movements and manipulations are skilled, passive, quick movements. Manual therapy is effective in achieving numerous treatment goals including: modulating pain, increasing range of motion (ROM), reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation, inducing relaxation, improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability, facilitating movement and improving function.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a manual, hands-on technique used to release tightness or adhesions in the connective tissue of the body (tissues connective the muscle, bones, skin, etc).

Pre and Post Natal Rehabilitation

Women undergo many musculoskeletal, physiological, and emotional changes during and after pregnancy. These changes can lead to neck pain, low back pain, pelvic pain, joint discomfort, and/or incontinence, creating a special need for therapeutic exercise and hand-on treatment. Teamworks has developed a program of gentle, safe manual therapy and exercise prescription to address and relieve these pregnancy-related changes. Our prenatal/postpartum exercise program starts with a comprehensive and thorough evaluation, after which an individualized treatment program will be developed by one of our trained practitioners.

 

This program may include:

  • Postural awareness training that focuses on safe and proper body mechanics while caring for your newborn
  • Flexibility and strength training to meet your specific musculoskeletal needs
  • Treatment of orthopedic dysfunctions to alleviate any specific aches and pains related to your pregnancy or delivery
  • Aerobic exercise for overall cardiovascular health and endurance, enabling you to keep up with the new demands of motherhood and regain your pre-pregnancy fitness level
  • Bladder management techniques to address any incontinence and/or pelvic floor pain or weakness you may be experiencing

Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation

Teamworks plays a vital role when preparing for or recovering from surgery. Our team of experienced and highly qualified practitioners will ensure that you are in the best form possible to go into surgery and will carefully guide you through the postoperative period. We are committed to seeing you right through the process so that you can successfully return to all of your life and sport activities.

 

We are experienced at taking patients through various surgical procedures including:

  • ACL reconstruction, total knee replacements, patella reconstruction
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Hip replacement and hip arthroscopy
  • Wrist fractures and carpal tunnel release
  • Ankle fractures and reconstruction

 

We are equipped with a bright, spacious exercise gym where we will help you through the steps of the pre and post surgical rehabilitation process. Our practitioners will provide you with appropriate range of motion, stabilization, and strength exercises which will help you gain back independence and function.

 

We will obtain reports from your orthopaedic surgeon after your surgery and provide them with progress reports throughout your recovery to ensure that your progress is on track and that you have a successful outcome.

Sport Injury Management

Sport injuries, whether you are an elite or recreational athlete, require specialized care. The spectrum of sport injury management at Teamworks ranges from injury risk screening and prevention programming to sport-specific movement training and performance enhancement. Our practitioners at Teamworks use the most effective treatment methods and have a vast array of experience working with athletes of all ages and ability. Moreover, our practitioners are active themselves and personal experience with sport-related injuries provides them with a deep understanding of the experiences of injured athletes.

Our collective of highly qualified and accredited healthcare practitioners share a passion for professional collaboration and comprehensive patient care. Come and meet us at the clinic.