• Spinal Manipulative Therapy

Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) or chiropractic adjustments consist of gentle contacts on various joints of the body followed by gentle thrusts to create motion at specific joints and facilitate its proper movement. Our Chiropractors, can provide specific and gentle adjustments to the spine, hips, knees, shoulders and others joints in the body, restoring proper motion at those joints; reduce pain and most importantly allow for improved function to prevent future injury.

SMT has been extensively studied and it is one of the most effective manual therapy techniques for the treatment of neck pain, back pain, headaches and other biomechanically driven conditions. SMT is safe and without any major side effects. During the adjustment, the patients may hear an audible pop which is the sound of gas bubbles releasing from the joints as a result of the adjustment. However, hearing the audible sound does not differentiate a good vs. a poor adjustment. The effectiveness of an adjustment is multifactorial and will highly depend on that patient’s physical and mental readiness to receive an adjustment. For example, in very acute conditions, the body may not be ready to accept an adjustment, in which the doctor will utilize other modalities to reduce pain and save the manipulation for a later visit where the body may be in a more calmed state.

Our Chiropractors are Myofascial Release and Soft-tissue Mobilization trained. They combine Active Release(ART) driven examinations and treatments using her hands to evaluate for texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Consequently, an ART protocol consists of specifically directed pressures in specific vectors, combined with patient-directed movements to treat a particular soft tissue structure.

Coast Therapy is an award-winning provider of Massage Therapy & Physiotherapy services to Port Coquitlam, East Vancouver, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Coquitlam residents for over 16 years.

We offer extensive experience in manual therapy and active care for complex sport & injury rehabilitation, prenatal & post-partum care, medical conditions, chronic pain, and general wellness concerns. Our therapists are experts in helping you achieve long-lasting pain relief and functional improvement.