Assured Health Broadway assembles professionals from various specialities to help clients overcome a range of health issues, from injuries to gastrointestinal distress. But the team of practitioners—which represents fields ranging from physical therapy to acupuncture—aren't just content to do their own thing and call it a day. They all communicate and work together to create a multi-pronged treatment plan best suited for each client. Take a look at some of the various treatments they may rope into your wellness regimen during your visit:
Physiotherapy: Otherwise known as physical therapy, this guided form of exercise aims to restore movement and increase bodily function for pain management and rehabilitation from an acute injury, illness, or disability.
Feet, legs and lower back solutions: Specialists offer biomechanical assessment, gait analysis, orthopedic footwear and foot orthotics, and physical treatments.
Massage therapy: Though the therapists here offer a more clinical version of massage than what you'd normally find in a day spa, the core principle remains the same. In other words, they use various pressures and strokes to manipulate the muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments to help foster healing and overall wellbeing.
Acupuncture: This ancient Chinese treatment relies on strategically placed micro-needles to stimulate certain pressure points and potentially help correct bodily imbalances.
Most popular service: Acupuncture, Cupping, Massage, Scraping
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Q&A with Jacqueline Kar Yee Chan, Clinic Director & Registered Acupuncturist
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
* Clean and contemporary therapeutic environment
Soft and comfortable linen and towels
Full-length heating mat on massage table
Digital TDP far-infrared mineral heat lamp
Spa music to create a relaxing atmosphere
Sterilized medical equipment
Single-use disposable acupuncture needles
Adjustable lighting [that creates] a relaxing ambiance
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
* Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner from International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver (ICTCMV)
Diploma of Acupuncturist from International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver (ICTCMV)
Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Biochemistry from University of British Columbia (UBC)
When the owners of Integrative Naturopathic Medical Centre chose a logo for their natural health center, they opted for the Tibetan symbol of the endless knot. The knot traditionally represents the interconnectedness of the universe, making it uniquely suited to a clinic that seeks to understand the interconnected elements of each patient’s health.
By integrating different healing styles, from chiropractic and massage to traditional Chinese medicine and homeopathy, the three naturopathic physicians that helm the clinic strive to combat ailments without oversimplifying them. Many treatments are designed to ease medical issues without the side effects associated with traditional procedures, including prolotherapy treatments that help alleviate chronic pain with sugar water injections and thermography scans that check for disease without harmful radiation or ticklish cootie shots. At their skin centre, technicians can buff away dead skin and fine lines with microdermabrasion and firm features with non-surgical facelifts powered by the Rejuveness system. Visitors can also shop for their own holistic remedies in the natural dispensary, which stocks a range of Chinese herbs, homeopathic solutions, and natural hormones.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Practitioner has a vast knowledge on good health practices and is very skilled in applying her knowledge to help people have
greater health and well being. She also uses kinesiology to access information from the subconscious mind which has all the answer to good health.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I feel guided to help others and make a positive difference in people's lives.
I also have a thirst for knowledge and am always learning and excited to pass this on to others.
What do you love most about your job?
I love meeting new people and seeing the improvement to their health, well being and the quality of their lives.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I had a client to experience many car accidents and tried so much to help with the pain. With my help, her pain has decreasing and she has hope to be some day pain free.
In many cases, the professionals at Living Well Health Centre use pressure to relieve pressure. During traditional body massages, for instance, they press, rub, knead, and pinch specific areas to relieve pent up tension and restore the body’s balance. Similarly, during sessions of foot reflexology, they engage reflex points on the soles to stimulate or induce normal behavior between the organs. Sometimes, though, the centre’s staffers need more than just their hands to temper maladies—that's why they also perform acupuncture with strategically placed needles, an ancient chinese technique designed to open up the body's energy pathways, cultivate overall wellbeing, and ward off attacks from invading balloon armies. Additionally, there is a licensed beauty consultant on staff to give freshly-restored bodies a new look with waxing services and facials.
Paad Wellness doesn't believe in reinventing their clients' appearances. Instead, the team here focuses on using nonsurgical, medical-grade cosmetic technology to reveal and accentuate a person's natural beauty. Under the guidance of Dr. Abbas Rafieefar, IMG, technicians target blemishes that can plague aging or stressed skin. For instance, a Regenlite cosmetic laser can help minimize the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation or improve skin tone by triggering collagen production deep beneath the surface. They've also got crystal microdermabrasion wands to smooth out wrinkles and rough patches, and cryoprobe technology to target and remove benign skin lesions. Alternately, the center's LPG Cellu M6 system can contour stubborn areas along the body and reduce cellulite. With so many devices at their disposal, the technicians at Paad Wellness can restore the skin's naturally youthful tone and radiance for men, women, and invisible friends.