Happy New Year from all of us at Backs in Action!
2020 is now behind us and with all the twists, turns and surprises it rained upon us, we wanted to say thank you to all of you for your patronage and resilience. We look with hope to what 2021 has in store for us and continuing to work together to reduce your pain, make you stronger, reach your goals and fulfill your resolutions to make you a better you.
We\’re starting the new year by introducing our 3 newest practitioners, redoubling our resilience and fortitude for 2021 in the latest webinar in our Mental Health and Covid-19 Series and sharing pictures of our virtual social and a donation to Covenant House to help those most in need at this time of year.
Looking forward to seeing you all in 2021
-The BiA Team
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Newest Team Members
Nathan Pang, DPT – Interim Registered Physiotherapist
Nathan Pang was born and raised in Vancouver and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, majoring in Biology with a minor in Kinesiology. His Doctor of Physical Therapy is from Washington University in St. Louis. He has further obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Learn more about Nathan .
Aleisha Seggie – Registered Massage Therapist
Aleisha\’s unending curiosity toward health sciences along with her love for helping others is what naturally drew her into the world of massage therapy. Having had a series of soft tissue injuries growing up, Aleisha has a deep understanding of the difficulties that exist while living with pain and dysfunction, along with the stress that comes along with it. Learn more about Aleisha
Zoë Fettig-Winn ,BKin, MKin – Practicing Kinesiologist
Zoë believes that science-based exercise prescription, along with strategic dietary and lifestyle planning, can enhance everyone\’s quality of life. Whether you\’re recovering from a serious injury, have never enjoyed exercise or are a long-time athlete, she would love to use her individualized, evidence-based approach to help you reach your goals. Learn more about Zoë.
Our Evolving Chiropractic Team
As some of you may be aware, Chiropractor Dr. Jonathan Yu, relocated to Ontario at the beginning of this month. We wanted to thank him for being such an integral part of the Backs in Action team and the best of luck for his future..
Our integrated team of 5 Chiropractors at Backs in Action is seamlessly able to continue your treatment regimen and provide the continuity of care you require with full access to your charts.
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Vote For Your Favorite Vancouver Establishments
We were honoured to win a Vancouver Courier / Vancouver is Awesome Reader\’s Choice Award as one of the best physiotherapy clinics in the city in 2020. As a local business, we wanted to say a big thank you.
If you\’ve had a great experience at Backs in Action and would like to share that appreciation, we\’d love your vote again this year.
You can vote for us in one (or all) of these categories: Chiropractic, Massage, Physiotherapy and Acupuncture.
You must vote in at least 25 categories for your ballot to be counted. Let your favorite places know how much you appreciate them. Voting ends February 14, 2021.
Latest Mental Health and Covid-19 Webinar
We have launched our webinar series with Registered Clinical Counsellor Veera Grewal to great success already! Learn more in the third video in the series exploring self-care and building resilience. If you\’d prefer a summary of the latest webinar, check out our blog on the subject. This year both couldn\’t be any more important.
Find out more information on this and our other webinar series
Donation To Covenant House
This year in lieu of our annual team Christmas Party, we decide to use those funds to help vulnerable populations in our community. While it\’s been a tough year for many of us, it\’s been an even tougher year for those who already had less to begin with. We wanted to spread some of that love through a cash donation of $400 to Covenant House BC which in turn works hard to provide care and hope to homeless and at-risk youth. Through the generous triple match campaign spearheaded by Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds , our donation has become $1200. For those of you able to share a little something with others less fortunate this year, this campaign further catapults your kindness and generosity.
Ugly Mask Contest/ Staff Xmas Party
On December 15th, members of the Backs in Action team got together to celebrate the holiday season, participate in some fun online games and share the masks they created for our “ugly mask competition.” Colleagues voted for the “ugliest,” “most creative” and “most festive masks” amongst the bunch. After a close competition, Ugliest Mask went to RMT Jackson Chu , Most Festive went to Front Desk Team Member Ashleigh Owen and Most Creative went to Chiropractor Dr. Harrison Wagner . There were some phenomenal masks and some very close tallies on the votes. Congratulations to the winners.
You may have missed…
GLA:D Canada: Good Life with Osteoarthritis: Denmark; Canada
Do you have pain or stiffness in your legs? According to Canada.ca, about 13.6% of Canadians 20 years of age and older live with undiagnosed osteoarthritis; females generally are affected more than males. If you experience joint discomfort in your knees and/or hips, you may want to consider participating in GLA:D Canada group sessions. Learn more here
Many of us don’t have a choice about how long we work. Sitting at our desks for prolonged periods of time can wreak havoc on our bodies and many of us only realize this until its too late. However, pain doesn’t have to be associated with work and small changes can make all the difference. Learn more here.
Believe it or not, 2021 is here and it’s as good a time as ever to get started on creating a more growth-oriented and optimistic mindset. As part of our community engagement and patient empowerment initiatives, Counsellor Veera Grewal, RCC, has been hosting a 4-part series on Mental Health and Covid-19. The third part touches on two tools in our mental health toolkit: Resilience and Self-Care
We Cannot Wait to see you in 2021!