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OUR PHILOSOPHY

It’s simple. Assess, treat and guide. We believe in customizing patient care, as each individual is different and unique. Advance Health and Wellness Centre, strives to improve the health of our community and provide a haven of knowledge and therapeutic care.

OUR SERVICES
Health Insights

Our licensed therapists are ready to assess, treat and guide you to a life without discomfort or pain. We offer Graston and Active Release Techniques (A.R.T), ideal for soft tissue conditions acute or chronic or postoperative; restricting mobility and causing pressure or tension.

Meet the “A” Team

Although most of the treatments we provide are covered by extended health benefits, we understand the burden of paying for alternative health services as they can be rather pricey. Which is why are pricing bracket is set at a reasonable level. Exceptional care shouldn’t be compromised by monetary value.

Patient Info

AHAW is a multidisciplinary clinic focused on promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. Our therapists and practitioners including our trainers, are keen on positive affirmation and preventing injuries through proper guidance and care.


NUTRITION
“We need to learn to look at good nutrition not as a means to stop our diseases, but as a tool to create our own immunity and overall good health.”Danielle Perrault, R.H.N. Director

Physiotherapy

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Massage Therapy

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IMS (Dry Needling)

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Chiropractic Care

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Athletic Taping

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Holistic Nutrition

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Meal Planning

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Functional Movement Screening (FMS)

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Kinesiology

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Personal Training

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Massage Therapy
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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is a manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being or rehabilitate the body after injury.

ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

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30 min

$57

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45 min

$80

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90 min

$140

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Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists work with clients of all ages and with a wide range of health conditions. Including but not limited to pain management, rehabilitation from an acute injury such as a sprained ankle, management of chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. A good Physiotherapists also provides education and health advice, disease and injury prevention.

Myofascial Trigger Point, Dry Needling, is the use of solid filiform needles for therapy of muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome. Also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS), Dry Needling targets direct and palpable sources of patient pain.
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30 min

$67

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45 min

$100

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60 min

$125

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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care consists of a drug-free, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and extremity joints.

Kinesio Tape is a latex-free, stretchy tape applied to the skin that provides support to muscles and joints without restricting range of motion. The elastic nature of the tape lifts the skin creating more interstitial space to allow for lymphatic drainage and decreasing edema. Once applied, the tape can withstand your daily routine and last up to 4-5 days. It is a great addition to any soft tissue and chiropractic treatment, as it can prolong the effects of the treatment.
MYTH: Bed rest is a great treatment for back pain.
FACT: At one time, many people believed this to be true. But in fact, bed rest may worsen your back pain unless it is so severe that you cannot move.

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Initial Consultation

Subsequent Visit

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F.A.Q’s

(Athletic) Taping


Athletic taping is the process of applying tape directly to the skin in order to maintain a stable position of bones and muscles during athletic activity. It is a procedure that uses tape, attached to the skin, to physically keep in place muscles or bones at a certain position. This reduces pain and aids recovery. Taping is usually used to help recover from overuse and other injuries.

The general goals of athletic taping are to restrict the motion of injured joint, compress soft tissues to reduce swelling, support anatomical structure involved in the injury, serve as a splint of to secure a splint, secure dressing or bandages, protect the injured joint from re-injury, and protect the injured part while the injured part is in the healing process.

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio® Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering your patient the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio® Tex Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin.  This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.

General Taping Questions

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Holistic Nutrition

A Holistic Nutritionist is a professional trained in Natural Nutrition and complementary therapies, whose principal function is to educate individuals and groups about the benefits and health impact of optimal nutrition. A R.H.N, marries the idea of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional and spiritual components to better improve the patient’s life as a whole.

With recent awareness and acceptance, the expanding field of integrative oncology and cancer treatments, which fuses the best of conventional and alternative treatments, has become part of many cancer treating programs in mainstream medicine. The long-term approach, focuses on consumption of super foods to control inflammation and boost immunity. Nutritional counseling pays closer attention to the overall health of patients suffering from cancer and has been validated to show lasting results by substantive and extensive research.

F.A.Q’s

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Holistic Services

  • INITIAL CONSULTATION

    • Review of health history, current concerns, and goals
    • Assess current food and lifestyle choices through intake forms and dialogue
    • Client receives Individualized diet, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations (recipes included) in order to address current concerns
  • FOLLOW-UP MEETING

    • Review of client’s progress and any ongoing/new concerns
    • Continued guidance and support in order to reach optimal health
    • Further recommendations and instruction are given
  • PACKAGE 1

    • Initial Consultation (60 min)
    • 2 Follow-Up Meetings (30 min. each)
  • PACKAGE 2

    • Initial Consultation (60 min)
    • 5 Follow-Up Meetings (30 min. each)
  • INDIVIDUALIZED MEAL PLANNING Development of an individualized menu plan, tailored to the client’s needs, lifestyle, and cooking abilities and preferences. (Recipes included)

Initial Consultation

$100

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Follow-UpMeeting

$75

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Extended Package 1

$225

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Meal Planning

$65

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Kinesiology

Kinesiologists specialize in exercise therapy helping those who suffer from musculoskeletal injuries. By working one-on-one with patients, they can help their clients overcome pain and injury. They use their background in science, anatomy, biomechanics, psychology and neuroscience to help clients resolve their muscular imbalances to help alleviate  any symptoms they are experiencing  and rehabilitate post injury.

Put simply, the Functional Movement Screening, FMS is a ranking and grading system that identifies movement patterns that are essential to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS easily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness.

F.A.Q’s

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  • MEET THE TRAINER Unsure about making a commitment? Schedule a Kinesiology Consultation where you can address your questions and concerns, discuss health goals, tour the facility, and get a feel of what a Kinesiology session  consists of.</br>
  • DOUBLES SESSION Share the 60 min training session with a friend and save! Flexible hours and a spacious training area. Rate is applied when two people book for the same time and day. Price does not include GST.</br>

$100 Off

New clients can snag 10 prepaid one-on-one sessions for only $60 a session plus GST! This is a $700 value package!

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Personal Training

Personal Trainers are dedicated to mentoring, empowering and observing each client through their fitness and lifestyle journey.

Attention Boot Camp and Circuit Enthusiasts, Weekend Classes coming soon. Brought to you by our Personal Trainers or Guest Trainers. Coming early 2016!

F.A.Q’s


personal training

$100 Off

New clients can snag 10 prepaid one-on-one sessions for only $60 a session plus GST! This is a $700 value package!

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Book now or call (604) 474-2492 for more details!

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We are hiring!

A.H.A.W is looking for motivated individuals who have a passion for health and wellness! Do you know someone or are you looking to join a dynamic team? Please send us your resume or come in person during business hours.

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What We’re Looking For


  • Physiotherapy

    -Bachelors or Masters degree in Physiotherapy
    -Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC).
    -Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC). Eligible for membership in the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC)

  • Naturopath

    AHAW is looking to add a motivated Naturopath Doctor to the team. An IV Certification or Prescribing Certification is a plus!

  • Acupuncturist

    We are looking for a Board Certified Acupuncturist; although not required, with a flexible schedule.