Athletic injuries, back pain, cardiovascular conditions (including post heart attack, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pneumonia), chronic pain, diabetes, falls & fractures, high blood pressure, neck pain, osteoporosis, and vestibular disorders (dizziness).
Physiotherapy services at our clinic include:
Acupuncture is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin and tissues at specific points on the body. There is no injection of any substance and the treatment itself causes minimal discomfort. “Anatomical” acupuncture refers to a more modern approach taken today by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) and other western trained acupuncture therapists. When combined with a knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, modern therapists can use acupuncture effectively.
Our physiotherapists are trained in treating neurological and muscular disorders such as headaches, neck and back pain, neuralgia, frozen shoulder,tennis elbow, tendonitis, sciatica, and arthritis.
Functional dry needling
Dry Needling is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body, which typically contains a ‘Trigger Point’. There is no injectable solution and typically the needle, which is used, is very thin. Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention.
Dry Needling can also be used for spinal conditions in which the underlying pathology may have triggered a movement disorder. This can result in the presence of reduced ROM or pain due to abnormal muscle tone or spasms. Such conditions may include piriformis syndrome, cervico-genic issues, sciatica, and hamstring issues.
What is the vestibular system?
The vestibular system allows us to sense our body’s movement and head position. The vestibular system helps us to control our balance and eye movements. Vestibular dysfunction occurs when there are problems in any area of the vestibular system, resulting in a range of one or more symptoms such as vertigo (a spinning sensation), dizziness, nausea or vomiting, light-headedness, poor balance or falls, blurry vision.
Possible causes of vestibular dysfunction include trauma (motor vehicle accidents, falls, contact sports, blows to the head), inner ear infections, aging, and medications.
Royal City Health & Manual Therapy Inc.
Royal City Centre Mall
Suite 210, 610 6th Street
New Westminster, BC,
(604) 524 – 4446
Monday: 7:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday: 7:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 7:30pm
Friday: 7:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm