Registered Massage Therapy
A Registered Massage Therapist is trained to treat a variety of conditions and they can be a great complement alongside other healthcare treatment options. At Marpole Physio, our RMT, Lauren McAdam, approaches massage therapy with evidence-based research and technical rigor, desiring tangible results that can be seen and felt by patients at the end of each treatment.
With a foundational goal of reducing stress to help the body heal, Lauren McAdam’s treatment style always includes a component of relaxation. To achieve patient goals, she uses orthopedic physical assessment to check posture, range of motion, muscle tone, pain factors, or neurological symptoms to pinpoint problem areas. Her therapeutic techniques include myofascial release, joint mobilizations, facilitated stretching, trigger point release, Swedish massage, neurogenic pain education, manual lymph drainage and more. Each session finishes with reassessment and home care, where she will demonstrate specific exercises, provide hydrotherapy instructions if necessary, or simply advise on postural education. Lauren encourages her patients to provide lots of feedback, as it enables her to give the best possible treatment for each individual.
Jarris Bowman specializes in Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy® which focuses on changing holding patterns in the nervous system that have been learned and stored in the body due to living, stress, posture and injury. It works within the framework of the body, treating three dimensionally to re-align the compensations at the route dysfunction rather than solely treating the prevailing symptoms that one may experience. Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy® is an effective system of all comprehensive musculo-skeletal-fascial therapy that helps the body to become optimally realigned which restores muscle tissue function, at any stage of pain (acute or chronic). As well, lifting skeletal pressure off internal organs thus improving overall body health.
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Our approach is holistic and patient centred. We treat the whole person, using their required goals and our knowledge to create an individualized treatment plan.
2018 Consumer Choice Award Winner
Best Physiotherapy Clinic in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland