Spinal Therapy

Spinal Therapy

Your spinal mobility and health is the key to pain free movement.  We can help.

It is estimated that as many as 1/3 of the population suffers from neck pain each year and at least 85% of people will suffer from back pain at some point during their lives. In most cases, our team has found that spinal pain can be treated with conservative (nonsurgical) methods. Problems can be avoided by knowing what causes the pain and what to do to prevent it.

Your spine is a complex system of interlocking working pieces. The bones, or vertebrae, are separated by discs and held together by ligaments and supporting muscles.

The basic unit of the spine consists of two vertebrae and a disc. The disc acts as a shock absorber and it supports and distributes the weight of your body. You cannot slip a disc” or put your back out. A disc may tear (prolapse or rupture) or become thin or bulge with wear and age. Many patients find their back pain is caused by joint or muscle problems.

The two small joints (apophyseal or facet joints) guide the movement in your back. Ligaments bind your vertebrae together and give additional strength to the discs and joints of the back. Muscles produce and control movement of your spine. They are an important source of strength and support for your back.

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Physiotherapy is our passion. Your health is our priority.

Burrard Physiotherapy one of the leading clinics in Vancouver and is home to 12 highly skilled physiotherapists, 2 massage therapists, kinesiologists, yoga instructor, pilates instructor and exercise therapists.

The spine is very complex and many things can go wrong. Injuries can occur to discs, joints, and ligaments due to acute trauma, poor postural habits, and the accumulation of physical stress on the spine. Problems can occur as a result of arthritis, degenerating discs, muscle tension and muscle weakness.

The complex nature of the spine means that diagnosis of spinal pain requires a comprehensive assessment. In turn, effective spinal therapy treatment requires a Vancouver therapist with an arsenal of tools in their belt. You will find at Burrard Physiotherapy some of the most highly trained and respected physiotherapists in Vancouver who fulfill both these back-pain therapy demands. In addition, our expansive, well equipped gym, private treatment rooms and leading edge technology will ensure you get the results you need.

Reviews from the web
Rated 4.3/5 based on 49 google reviews
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5 out of 5

After a couple of failed visits to other clinics, Linda Warren gave me the confidence the physiotherapy does exist and is useful. Her genuine interest in my condition (bike accident), professional attitude and all the information she provided helped me understand what's wrong and how it will get better. Her therapy is also helping relieve the pain and the worry associated with it. I feel like she could be my regular physiotherapist going forward.

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5 out of 5

Great location, and the hours are pretty good. Just minutes away from my boyfriends west end condo so I usually walk over.

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5 out of 5

This clinic has helped me a lot. I used to go for massage therapy when I had a muscle injury (Erika is great) and then for another injury I tried IMS. I'm legit terrified of needles but a friend told me to try it, and it did wonders. Farhana (I hope I spelled that right!) is amazing, a few sessions fixed me right up, much less painful than massaging the muscles. I am very grateful to the staff - they've kept me on my feet (literally).

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5 out of 5

I went for a bike fitting with Thomas, a couple of months ago. He was friendly, knowledgeable and provided a full report after the fitting. He took the time to listen and understand my history and approached the fitting in a thorough and careful way. Cheers Thomas

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5 out of 5

I've been going to Burrard Physiotherapy for almost a month after a triceps tear lead to arm, shoulder, and neck pain, and have been working with Kevin Chen. He's incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and receptive, and the improvement with my pain and discomfort is noticeable. The environment is clean and comforting, and the receptionists always greet you in a warm way. Treatment always starts on time too.

A mainstay of Physiotherapy practice in Downtown Vancouver.

Burrard Physiotherapy is an amalgamation of two outstanding physiotherapy clinics in downtown Vancouver. Burrard Physiotherapy Associates was established in 1982 as was Burrard Physiotherapy Clinic each of these businesses operated out of separate locations one block apart.

It wasn't until local Kerry Maxwell purchased both clinics in 2004 and 2005 that they merged to become Burrard Physiotherapy. The clinic is driven to provide an outstanding level of care and recovery for patients. Each of the therapists at Burrard Physiotherapy have multiple levels of training and education over and above their original degrees. In addition, everyone leads active lifestyles. This is essential to understanding the impact that an injury can have on your lifestyle. We believe physiotherapy carried out by a qualified team is the path to freedom of movement and mobility & we believe freedom of movement is essential to quality of life.

Our reception area boasts a coffee and tea service and comfortable seating in a cozy setting filled with local art. Any of our three receptionists will be happy to settle you in to your treatment routine while you are here with us.

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