Naturopathic Medicine Services
Dr. Jasmin Kim
As ND’s we are trained to diagnose and treat non-urgent medical conditions. Our medicine lends especially well, but is not limited, to the treatment of chronic conditions that are modifiable by lifestyle choices such as nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress, mental-emotional state and much more. Although ND’s as a profession do not specialize in the treatment of certain health conditions, as individual practitioners, we are naturally drawn to certain areas based on our personal life experiences and interests.
My personal areas of focus include physical rehabilitation, pain management, and teen health. I am passionate about working with teens as I believe the earlier we can start learning and adopting healthy lifestyle habits the better off we are! Preventing the onset of disease/injury is a core principle of naturopathic medicine that I strongly adhere by.
At the present time I will be offering in-person services on Fridays and Saturdays at the clinic located in the gym that I currently coach at, Crossfit South Surrey. This is an ideal practice location for me as exercise therapeutics is a major component of how I help people get better. I will also be offering virtual consults on Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Wednesdays so that you can connect with me from the comfort of your own home.
Book a free 15 min meet and greet to see if I am the right fit for you.
Let’s talk about nutrition, sleep, stress, relationships, past medical history, and much more!
Certified in acupuncture, this treatment involves the use of very thin, small needles to support healing.
Treating new and/or old injuries to get you back on track with your fitness goal or to start moving pain free.
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Trigger Release and Stretch Therapy
An inelastic muscle is like a rope. It does not have a good length-tension relationship and often has knots in it. No matter how hard you pull on the rope you cannot get the knot out and you can’t stretch a knot out of a muscle. Using the trigger release tools will improve your performance by increasing the elasticity within the muscle, allowing them to rebound to their natural state. Muscles have to be elastic, not plastic, to work!
Trigger releasing is a therapeutic approach to be used before and after a workout to restore the proper muscle length tension relationship after activities. It helps improve performance, restore balance and range of motion and increases circulation to the overworked and dysfunctional muscle tissue, therefore speeding up recovery time. Targets and breaks up scar tissue and muscle adhesions, helps regain neutral posture and restores positive biomechanics.
Learn how to trigger release your:
- Soleus Area – affects knee, shin, foot pain, etc.
- Anterior Tibialis & Extensors – affects knee, shin splints etc.
- Quadriceps – affects knee, lower back, quad dysfunction, patella tendonitis piriformis syndrome and more.
- Inner Thigh Muscles – Effects knee pain, groin pulls, medial meniscus & medial collateral ligament injuries, etc.
- Psoas muscles – affects low and middle back pain, pelvic rotation, etc.
- Piriformis muscle – affects sciatica, hamstring issues, L4-5 issues gluteus pain, piriformis syndrome, etc.
Stretch Therapy (ST) is practiced by thousands of people worldwide, and is suitable for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. I am one of the lucky ones to be trained by Kit Laughlin who is one of the world’s authorities on the subject of stretching. I want to introduce everyone to experience the profound effect this has on the body.
Stretch Therapy (ST) is a comprehensive system that includes stretching, fascia remodeling, strengthening, neural re-patterning, and relaxation. The goals are lightness and ease in the body, not strain, stress and tightness. Amazing for rehabilitation of specific physical problems, through development of more efficient alignment and movement patterns. This method is safe for everyone from granny to the elite athlete.
The C-R Approach
The core technique of Stretch Therapy for improving Range of Movement (ROM) of any parts, or whole-body functions is the Contract-Relax (C-R) approach, based on the method called Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). Traditionally, ROM was considered to be a property of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves; current thinking is moving towards considering the body to be a continuous fascia web, separated into pockets containing muscles and bones, and all innervated by the brain, via the neural system.
Taking a limb into a stretch position and holding it there for 20 seconds or so (larger muscles are held for longer) until the part being stretched relaxes, repeat and hold to its new length.
The C-R approach ensures that a deeper and longer-lasting stretch is attained, making Stretch Therapy far more effective than simply stretching and holding a position.
These profound stretch therapy sessions will introduce a wide range of variations of spinal movements and stretches suitable for all participants. We will work on hip flexors, piriformis, hamstrings, lower back, calves, neck, shoulders, hands and feet to improve your spinal alignment and balance. Which will allow everyone to work on the strength poses with increased grace and ease in the body.
If you would like to try this amazing therapy, book a 2 hour session with me for full body or one-hour sessions to work on specific problem.
Contact Carolyn Collins.
Why should I be screened by a physiotherapist before initiating an exercise program?
As we age, our body is subtly adjusting and adapting to the various demands we place upon it. During the growth spurt, it is common to develop muscle imbalances that in some teens result in altered movement patterns and poor stabilization strategies that can continue through into adulthood. How we end up moving and stabilizing as an adult is often a combination of our genetics, our lifestyle and how our body has evolved or adapted to the varying loads we place it under.
Most people can move through their 20s and 30’s and have minimal if any pain, but what they don’t realize is that by the time they get pain, the dysfunction has been there a long time. This is why for some; the initiation of an exercise program is the very thing that ends up injuring them. Since the body is already compensating to its maximum, when the load through the system is increased (i.e. starting to exercise), breakdown occurs. A screening can help identify inefficient movement and stabilization strategies which can be used to assist your trainer in setting up an exercise program designed to fit your functional abilities.
Book your appointment with Sheana Lehigh.
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Bio Mechanics Assessments
The Left AIC & Right BC Pattern
The Left AIC is a term established and founded by Postural Restoration Institute that has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years. It’s been a game changer for my training and clients. I only want to learn more! It effectively explains how humans are naturally ASYMMETRICAL( different on both sides), and how that matters for everyone.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Every Human is naturally ASYMMETRICAL, there is no way around it. This is mainly due to standing on our right side and when sitting we sit on our right side and most of our organs are on the right side.
In addition, our brains are not symmetrical, but it runs deeper than most people think. Research suggests that the left hemisphere, which controls the right side of the body, is dominant in motor planning. This helps explain why most people are right hand dominant.
If you are sitting right now, try to feel your left and right sit bones. If you feel your right more than your left, you probably have this pattern in some shape or form. Now lot’s of people do and live a pain free life. It’s the people that have the below systems I love to see!
Go out and observe people in a social setting and see if you can see it!
Standing on your right side can and most likely cause pain if not now but down the road.
The RIGHT SIDE has more Internal rotation and NEEDS MORE External rotations and Abduction musculature.
*Posterior (back) gluteus medius
The LEFT SIDE has more external rotation and NEEDS MORE Internal rotation and Adduction Musculature.
*Addductors ( inner thigh)
*Anterior (front) gluteus Medius
*Obliques ( core)
THIS IS A SIGN THAT’S UP AT MY OSTEOPATHS OFFICE!
This applies to everyone.
Muscles that are short and tight Muscles that are long and weak
R Inner hamstrings L Inner hamstrings
R Hip Flexors/ Quads L Hip Flexors/ Quads
R groin/Add/IR R groin/Add/IR
L Gluts / ER R Gluts / ER
INDIVDUALS EXPERIENCING symptoms at the knee, hip, groin, sacral-iliac joint, back, top of shoulder, between the shoulder blades, neck, face or TMJ will demonstrate inability to fully adduct, extend or flex their legs and shoulders on one or both sides of their body.
WHAT I DO IS ASSESS INDIVIDUALS LIFESTYLE AND THOSE WHO EXPERIENCE PAIN IN EVERYDAY LIFE
By doing a full assessment to find out what is missing and offering some solutions.
Throughs breathing into those areas and doing corrective exercise to become more symmetric I have had 85% of my clients feel better.
This is the most rewarding and greatest path I am on…. to help others! I LOVE MY JOB!
Book an appointment with Carolyn today at email@example.com
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