Muscle Imbalances (And How They Can Create Pain/Dysfunction)

Muscle Imbalances (And How They Can Create Pain/Dysfunction)

What is Muscle Imbalance? Muscle imbalance can be described as an inequality in the distribution of forces between the agonist and antagonist muscles of a joint. In other words, muscles acting in one direction on a joint are pulling harder than muscles acting on the joint in the opposite direction. This can negatively affect how […]

The Pain Cycle (and How to Break It)

Cycle of Pain

What is the Pain Cycle? The pain cycle is a continuous loop of negative issues that can develop when we sustain an injury. There is a positive feedback effect that occurs throughout this loop, in the sense that increasing the amount of one factor leads to an increase in subsequent factors of the loop. The […]

Avoid Activities That Increase Pain

Neck Pain During Cleaning

I was speaking with a new client today. She, like other clients we work with had suffered whiplash from a car accident. She was struggling to perform yard work such as mowing the lawn and gardening owing to her neck pain. In the conversation, she revealed how she thought she was strengthening her neck when […]

Dr. Karina Fuentes, Psychologist, On Chronic Pain And Anxiety Following A Car Accident

Chronic Pain

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Karina Fuentes, Psychologist. Dr. Fuentes has a private practice in Port Coquitlam where she helps people with conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety and depression. She received her Ph.D in clinical psychology from the University of Victoria in 2001. She explains how therapy helps people with chronic pain and gives […]