Renfrew, Here We Come!

Happy 2017 to all our friends, family and avid supporters of Backs in Action (BIA)! May the new year bring an abundance of joy, good health, and happiness to all of you with a commitment to your wellness that allows you to become a better you!

For me, the past year has been one marked by change. It has been a journey full of many challenges, new experiences and learnings. In May 2016, I fully ruptured my left achilles tendon and was immobilized for 3 months. I was forced to take time off my feet, unable to work, and experienced life from a patient’s perspective. I was faced with a rigorous and slow recovery, and being a mom of twins, feared the long healing process ahead!

While being in a “boot” for 12 straight weeks felt just short of torture, it afforded me the time to reflect and examine my short and long term goals. I decided not to let my situation crush my ambition or spirit. Instead, I allowed it to further fuel my passion so I could build upon my hopes and dreams.

With a new year comes revival and rejuvenation. Backs in Action Wellness Centre is also on its own journey, strengthening and expanding its own capacity to help each and every one of you on your own paths to recovery, wellness and optimum health. We have an exciting year ahead with wonderful news to share.

Backs in Action has found a new home to build an enhanced wellness centre which will offer a wider range of services including physiotherapy, active rehab, chiropractic care, massage therapy, custom foot orthotics, compression hosiery, and family medicine. This brand new, state of the art facility will offer a one-stop shop with access to unrivalled health and wellness services to those in Vancouver and beyond. BIA will remain true to its vision, providing client-centred care, direct billing for insurance and will add online booking capabilities to its offerings. Our new location is across Renfrew Skytrain Station, only one stop away from Commercial-Broadway, making the transition easy. Underground and street parking will also be available at this new facility.

Over the next few months, we will be sharing our story and journey, including the construction and build phase of our new home. We are truly excited about what this new space offers to all of you, as well as to our Renfrew neighbours and Commercial Drive partners. In the interim, we have decided to offer reduced services until our new space is ready in the spring.

Please continue to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus and Facebook to stay connected and learn about our new facility, our practitioners as well as useful tips and news stories. We’d also love to hear from you. We really want Backs in Action to be your space. Please email us as at We’d love to get the conversation going, to hear your thoughts on what you’d like to see (or not see) so we can continue to make Backs in Action even better. Please also get in touch if you have any questions or require immediate care. As always, we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Best of health,

Dr Farrah Jiwa
Backs in Action Wellness Centre