Acupuncture for Injuries

April 12, 2013 in Health Professional

The above video touches on the following points:

  • Case study on treating shin splints with acupuncture
  • How acupuncture can be used to treat sports injuries and pain
  • A demonstration of acupuncture

Jessica is a registered acupuncturist who focuses on treating sports injuries and pain. What
makes her different from other acupuncturists is that she’s also a kinesiologist. This has
given her a vast experience in using orthopaedic testing to properly diagnose injuries and the
acupuncture skill necessary to treat the condition. She loves being able to help people get back to
their daily routine typically after 3-5 treatments.

An ideal patient for her is someone who has recently injured a muscle, tendon or ligament and
has pain that is affecting their ability to perform daily tasks in life. She also treats people who have
been suffering from a chronic injury by helping them to manage their pain better. Find her at

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): What is it and what can be done about it?

April 4, 2013 in Health Professional

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a common form of dizziness that is easily treated by health care practitioners with special training in dizziness disorders. Marj Belot discusses and demonstrates the process of evaluating and treating this condition.

Marj Belot is a physical therapist working in private practice in Kitsilano. In addition to helping people with all varieties of orthopaedic conditions, her practice includes assisting people with concussions and various other causes of dizziness.

Marj has been a physiotherapist since 1986 and is very passionate about what she does! She feels very fortunate to have chosen at a young age, the right career for her. Although, I didn’t fully understand what physiotherapy was, I did know it was about helping people, solving problems, and knowing how the body works, and, that customized exercise prescription was an important component of success.

Milena Cerin – Healing starts in your Heart and Mind

March 19, 2013 in Health Professional

Healing starts in your heart and mind

  • Can we really start the healing process by the simple act of forgiveness?
  • Can our imagination create a healthier body?
  • How much power is hidden in our mind?

The mind is the most powerful tool that we have. To learn how to use it successfully is extremely important especially for professionals that work in health and wellness.

Negative emotions and limiting beliefs that reside in our subconscious mind are the most common factors that prevent us from healing or succeeding in any other area of our lives.

This presentation will teach you how to use simple processes and techniques to effectively deal with them.

Get to know Milena Cerin here:

Lucas Trottier – Vancouver Traditional Martial Arts

February 8, 2013 in Health Professional

Lucas Trottier - Instructor at Traditional Martial Arts of Vancouver, British Columbia

Lucas Trottier is the head instructor at the Vancouver Dojo. He has been a student of Martial Arts for over 15 years. Having begun training with western boxing and kickboxing he eventually found that the philosophy and principles of Traditional Martial Arts to be what he was really looking for. Upholding a lineage that goes from his teacher, Sensei Douglas Mortley, to the renowned Richard Kim, Lucas strives daily to teach the fullness and depth of a complete Martial Art System. Apart from his main studies of Shorinji Ryu Karate, Old Yang Tai Chi Chuan, Daito Ryu Aikijutsu and Kobudo Lucas has also studied Goju Ryu Karate, White Crane Kung Fu, some Yoga and has his level 1 in Reiki.  He is also a dedicated musician and avid outdoorsmen.

His video will touch on the following:

  • First, Lucas will introduce an easy standing Chi Gong posture to demonstrate the idea of centred breathing and the ease of proper skeletal posture.
  • He then introduces the audience to a general history of Martial Arts leading to the basic history of both Karate, Aikijujutsu and Tai Chi Chuan.
  • Next he demonstrates a few quick and easy to understand self defence moves.
  • Then he provides an explanation as to how traditional Chinese medicine is directly related to traditional Martial Arts and why the Shaolin/Shorinji is so important to the history of both TCM and Martial Arts.

If you’re interested in learning more, visit Lucas at to get to know him better and to take him up on his “first class free” offer.

What did you learn from the video, what were your favourite talking points? Let us know, comment below.

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December 31, 2012 in About

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