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Legacies Health Centre - Burnaby

7324 Market Crossing
Burnaby, BC  
V5J 0A2

Chiropractic Website by Dr. Thomson

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Clinic Hours:

Mon / Wed / Fri - 9:30 to 6pm
Tues / Thurs - 2:00 to 6pm
Sat - 9:30 to 12pm

Chiropractic care is based on the philosophy that misalignments, joint restrictions or chiropractic subluxations of the spine will interfere with your bodies capacity to send and receive messages between your brain and other tissues.  This results in less than optimal health function and if left long enough, will result in dis-ease. Chiropractors primarily focus on your spine, because that is the highway in which the transmission of nervous system signals take place.  Between every two vertebrae of the spine, nerve roots peal off your spinal cord. The signals that these nerve roots supply will go to every muscle, vital organ, gland, tissue and cell of your body.  By making very specific adjustments to the spine, a chiropractor can help your body function at a higher capacity.  In this regard, chiropractic care assists your bodies natural healing function without the use of drugs or surgery.

Subluxations of the spine can be caused by a variety of different stressors.  There are three general categories of stressors: Physical (injuries), Chemical (poor diet), and Emotional (psychological stress).  Chiropractors help identify these stressors and encourage you eliminate them to achieve wellness.

Chiropractic is a profession that is firmly grounded in science.  Chiropractors are thoroughly trained in the diagnosis and treatment for a multitude of different conditions.  We’re also trained to recognize situations where treatment may be required by other health providers. We will make the necessary referrals as required.

Burnaby Chiropractic Care

Conditions Commonly Treated



Active Release Techniques treatment is a hands-on touch and case-management system that allows a practitioner to diagnose and treat soft-tissue injuries.  Soft tissue refers primarily to muscle, tendon, fascia, and nerves.  Specific injuries that apply are repetitive strains, adhesions, tissue hypoxia, and joint dysfunction.

Its' principles are based on the premise that soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and fascia may become damaged through acute trauma or repetitive stress injuries. When this occurs, cross fibers of scar tissue form adhesions and disarray of normal fibers which results in decreased blood flow, decreased elasticity, and decreased energy of the structures involved. This in turn leads to loss of function, symptoms of pain, edema, and many other negative physiological effects.

Active Release Technique

Graston Technique

Graston Technique is a form of IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), which is used to treat disorders of the skeletal muscles and related connective tissue.  Stainless steel tools and emollient are used to locate and correct dysfunctional tissue.  This has some advantages over hands on therapy as it can help prevent wear and tear on the therapists hands.  Furthermore,  the tools can act “almost like a stethoscope” for your hands.  This is because the tool will vibrate across the dysfunction tissue and these vibrations will be amplified onto the therapists hands. This makes it easier to locate and treat problem areas.