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Active Release Technique

This is a patented soft tissue technique used by registered health care professionals in order to help break down scar tissue and remove adhesions caused by repetitive strain or injury.

Micro Point Stimulation

Micro Point Stimulation (MPS) therapy integrates the principles of acupuncture with modern neurology to provide an all-natural and holistic approach to treating the body and mind. This combination produces highly effective results for patients and practitioners.

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) uses a fine and flexible stainless-steel needle to release tight painful bands of muscle caused by an abnormally functioning nervous system.

Shift Concussion Management

Concussion Management and it’s Canada-wide network of Health Providers offers accessible, individualized and effective concussion management strategies to individuals of all ages suffering from concussion and mild traumatic brain injury.

Active Release Therapy
ART on knee
Active Release Technique

How does it work

ART allows the practitioner to decrease pain and relieve movement restrictions in the targeted area by mobilizing a part of the muscle that is not activated correctly. The technique involves placing the targeted muscle in a shortened position and then lengthening it under tension, which is generated by the practitioner’s hand.

The Benefits

The formation of scar tissue from repetitive strain or injury can restrict the movement of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia. It can also cause peripheral nerve entrapments causing pain, burning, numbness, tingling, and pins-and-needles. ART breaks down the formed scar tissue to resolve pain, restore movement, and aid in the healing process.

Micro Point Stimulation
Micro Point Stimulation

How does it work

MPS therapy uses micro-current to sympathetically deregulate the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and fight chronic pain. The theoretical underpinnings of MPS therapy are based on combining the “therapeutic pearls” of acupuncture, osteopathy, integrative dentistry, and neural therapy with modern neurology using micro-current applications.

The Benefits

Treats chronic and acute soft tissue pain, scars, and adhesions by applying concentrated micro-current impulses. These impulses are applied to trigger, motor, and acupuncture points, providing effective pain relief for a long list of medical conditions.

MPS Dolphin equipment
Neck Therapy
Intramuscular Stimulation

How does it work

Dry needling has been shown to immediately increase range of motion, decrease muscle tone, and decrease pain with musculoskeletal conditions. The suggested benefits can be seen below.

The Benefits

Local Twitch Response: Dry needling can elicit a local twitch response which is an involuntary contraction of the affected muscles that are being dry needled. This response can lead to alteration in the length and tension of the muscle fibers.

Effects on Blood

Flow: Sustained contraction of the taut muscle bands in trigger points might cause local ischemia and hypoxia. Dry needling causes vasodialiation in the small blood vessels leading to increased muscle blood flow and oxygenation.

Neurophysiological Effects: Dry needling may produce local and central nervous system responses to restore homeostasis at the site of the trigger point which results in reducing both the central and peripheral sensitization of pain.

Shift Concussion Management

Shift Concussion Management is rooted in evidence-based concussion assessment and rehabilitation techniques to ensure an informed and high standard-of-care for those seeking support in their recovery.

How Does it Work

Shift concussion management consists of a continuum of care that commences during pre-season education. It incorporates baseline testing and follows through to post-injury management and successful return-to-play, school and/or work.

The process can be viewed below or:

ART Head treatment

ICBC Appointments for Physical Therapy Services


Please call to book your initial or follow up appointment, as we will need to collect your ICBC related information before getting started. We are looking forward to working with you and supporting you along your healing journey. 

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