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Trimetrics News Spring 2016
An early and gorgeous Vancouver Spring has galvanized our energy in a huge way at Trimetrics. Since we are respected and recognized for our innovation, wide experience, clinical expertise, and team approach to rehabilitation, we have assembled a showcase of short informative blog posts on topics that we address daily with our patients. As our client, you, are at the center of our “ core”, our passion for physiotherapy, massage therapy and Clinical Pilates. To quote the inspirational Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, ”The sky is NOT the limit!“ As an experienced clinical team we are committed to exceeding your goals wherever and whenever possible, regardless of age or medical history.
Siobhan O’Connell Registered Physiotherapist.
Director Trimetrics Physiotherapy Clinical Pilates and Complementary Health.

PRACTITIONER BLOG ARTICLES

The “Abdominal” Truth!

Kirsten Stalberg B.Physio, M.C.PA
CGIMS practitioner
Certified Pilates Instructor

Many new mums come to our clinic with a diagnosis of Diastasis Recti or abdominal muscle separation.( DRAM) This can be a stressful diagnosis to a busy mum keen to get her pre-baby tummy back. Embarking on random abdominal exercises, sit-ups etc are not the solution and can make the problem a lot worse. So what is DRAM? ...
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Why Are We Living With Jaw Pain?

Helen Beishuizen RMT

Too many people live with jaw pain simply because they don’t know that there are treatments available that can help. Jaw pain may be referred from pain from the neck but it commonly comes from the actual temporo mandibular joint and can be referred to as TMJD (temporo mandibular joint dysfunction). TMJD can occur for many reasons...
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IMS/Dry Needling and acupuncture: What’s the difference?

Suzanne Rodzoniak B.SC Physiotherapy
FCAMPT, Certified IMS practitioner

Two questions that I am often asked by my patients are “ What is the difference between IMS (intramuscular stimulation) and traditional acupuncture?” and “How does IMS work?” The Difference - IMS is a technique that was developed by a physician named Dr. Chan Gunn. It is a system that was derived from a body of research investigating what happens to our tissues when nerves become altered. It is based on Western medicine’s understanding of the neurophysiology of pain, human anatomy and biomechanics...
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The Importance of assessing knee pain before beginning rehabilitation exercises

Derek Fletcher
MPT BKIN FDN
Registered Physiotherapist

The Importance of assessing knee pain before beginning rehabilitation exercises Something most of us will encounter at some point in our lives is knee pain. The treatment for knee pain is not the same in every case just as the structures injured in the knee are not the same with every injury. Let’s look at two common but very different causes of knee pain...
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Chronic Soft Tissue Pain: Is Prolotherapy For You?

Carolyn Bliss MCPA COMP
CGIMS Practitoner

PROLOTHERAPY is a treatment technique which administers a series of Dextrose (sugar) injections into chronically painful, overstretched ligaments and soft tissues. It best suits conditions like plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow or low back and sacro-iliac pain due to ligamantous laxity caused by injury, pregnancy or repetitive strain. It is also useful in long standing groin injuries...
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Clinical Pilates and the “core”

Jessi Thompson, Physiotherapist
Clinical Pilates, Acupuncture, Kinetacore IMS

Clinical Pilates is the use of the Pilates method by a health professional such as a physiotherapist to address various musculoskeletal issues and movement dysfunctions, and is based on current scientific knowledge about the spine, biomechanics and core stability. Pilates is a tool to re-educate the body’s movement pattern making it more efficient and therefore, reducing pain. The human body was designed to move and to move in a variety of ways and requires core stability to do so safely and effectively...
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The more I stretch the worse I feel! Hypermobility and how to feel better!

Siobhan O’Connell
Registered Physiotherapist

While its wonderful to have a flexible body, what if you are a person who has so MUCH flexibility that it is a cause of pain, weakness, poor balance, clumsiness, frequent joint dislocations,ankle sprains and/ or slow to heal injuries. This type of body is one with Hypermobility Syndrome where the joints exceed the normal expected movement for that joint.It is frequently an inherited disorder which renders the collagen found in our ligaments less firm than they should be...
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Massage Therapy and Stress Management

Nicole Hunter R.M.T

Stress, anxiety, and depression – These are common words nowadays, which is not surprising, given the fast-paced and overbooked lives that we are expected to live. With e-mail, cell phones, instant messaging, and social media, we are now expected to be available to respond to questions and requests at all times...
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Trimetrics Parking Newsflash !

Effective May 1 : For your convenience we are able to add 3 more patient parking stalls on the upper ( top level of the parkade : on the north west corner spots # 112,113,114) to our existing 11 spots in the covered area at ground level .We would respectfully ask that you arrive with time to park and leave the parkade as soon as possible after your session, to make space for incoming clients especially at peak times 9.30 – 1.30 Read more...

Harbourside Parking

We continue to lobby for improvements to street parking and encourage our clients who are taxpayers to the City of North Vancouver, to stay alert for decisions regularly made on their behalf, behind closed doors and without their input. We attach a copy of the recent response to our letter to the North Shore News and City Council from Natasha Elliott, EIT, B.A.Sc. 
Traffic Engineer, Engineering, Parks & Environment. Feel free to add your voice to the issue of unmanaged growth on the North Shore...
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Welcome CoreAlign! New Pilates training equipment

We are excited to add this piece to our suite of state of the art Balanced Body Pilates equipment: This will greatly enhance our standing/running / tennis / golf core training possibilities.
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New Programs at Trimetrics!

Concussion Management
Our clinic is now an official Complete Concussion Management™ clinic- the first physiotherapy clinic to be certified on the North Shore. As concussions have become the focus for both professional and amateur athletes around the world, we at Trimetrics Physio wanted to be at the forefront of concussion diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation. With our collaboration and education through Complete Concussion Management we now offer the very best in research-proven concussion treatments and rehabilitation. Please note that while the videos posted here largely address the young athletic population, the same principles apply to any individual who has had a concussion with or without a blow to the head.
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Staff News

We welcome Niamh McGowan to our physiotherapy team. Niamh is an honors graduate B.Sc. (Physiotherapy ) of University of Ulster, Ireland, 2012,where she was awarded the Silver cup, a prize for top marks in the practical element of her course. Niamh (pronounced “ Neve “) has a varied background having worked in both the public and private healthcare systems in Ireland. Niamh is trained in the Pilates Reformer and Dry Needling IMS. She has received specific training in the areas of athletic screenings; individual exercise plans, pediatric physiotherapy, acute care first aid as well as rehabilitation...
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Saturday Physiotherapy now available! In addition to her Monday / Thursday shifts, Niamh McGowan will be available for physiotherapy on select SATURDAYS in May and June with full service on Saturdays thereafter, from 9.30 – 1.30pm
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Upcoming Community event

Neil Pearson is an experienced Registered Physiotherapist with special expertise in chronic pain. www.lifeisnow.ca
PIPN (People in Pain Network) is hosting Neil in an education session for health professionals around chronic pain in North Vancouver on Monday May 2.
Click here for more info...

Mind Body and Spirit links!

Since our clinic vision encompasses the evidence- based premise that health of physical body is directly connected to health of mind and spirit, we are delighted to share some links to trusted colleagues with whom we, and many of our clients, work closely.
www.ompremyoga.com
www.drjonnigray.com
www.santatierras.com
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