Unfortunately, for most of us, modern life has meant a reduction in physical activity and an increasing sedentary lifestyle spent seated at work in front of a computer or in front of the television. As a result, the muscles that help us to maintain a good posture and movement have weakened due to deconditioning leading to the most common symptom: back pain. Core stability training when performed properly, trains the trunk musculature to control the position of your spine during movements and at rest by acting in a coordinated manner. Core stability targets the muscles that connect the spine, pelvis and shoulders, that lie deep within the torso and that assists in the maintenance of proper posture and provides the foundation for all arm and leg movements. By maintaining good posture, you are able to protect your spine, especially your low back, from the forces acting on it during sitting, standing or other more demanding activities. Core stability training will help address any symptoms you may be experiencing in the low back and assist in the prevention of new symptoms or re-aggravations resulting from bad posture. In addition, core stability is essential in sports performance and other more demanding physical activities that require movement of any sort, such as running, swimming, manual labour and lugging those heavy shopping bags.

Personalized Exercise and Therapy Programs

While the benefits of core stability are well documented, many of the exercises given to improve core stability can actually make people worse! During your physical examination, our doctors will identify what key stabilizing muscles require training and will teach you the best exercises to target these deficiencies, while minimizing any potential side effects. Since these muscles are not required to be very strong, but rather well coordinated with good endurance, our doctors will supervise you during the exercises to ensure that you are maintaining the proper form and holding your spine in the neutral position with correct alignment.

This will involve covering certain topics including:

– abdominal hollowing
– abdominal bracing
– abdominal muscle training
– proper breathing
– stability ball exercises
– wobble board exercises
– medicine ball exercises
– Pilates exercise programs
– Yoga programs
– Simple “low-tech” exercises that can be performed at home

Why Choose Us?


We are conveniently located near the Commercial Drive sky train for easy access via public transportation. There is plenty of street side parking for those who drive.


We direct bill major extended health and motor vehicle insurance companies and handle all insurance related paperwork.


Our team of caring practitioners are fully licensed and certified. They are dedicated to getting you out of pain quickly.


We use a variety of modalities and advanced equipment to make sure you recover quickly! Patients usually get good/great results and reduction in pain within 6-12 visits.


Our entire team works out of the same location so appointments with different team members can be scheduled conveniently at the same visit.


We offer a complimentary 15 minute chiropractic consultation for all new patients. If chiropractic isn’t the best modality of care we will refer you to one of our other wellness practitioners.

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