Vital Life Physiotherapy Clinic is a brand new, bright, and modern clinic that contains a fully equipped exercise gym. We only utilize the latest color touch screen modalities so that the clinic can provide the most cutting-edge physiotherapy services. Located right at ground level for easy access, we offer a wide variety of treatments such as shockwave, laser and acupuncture. Please see below for a full detail of all the services that we have to offer!
|Initial Assessment Multiple area
(3 or more areas)
|Subsequent sessions Multiple area
(3 or more areas)
|Acupuncture, Gunn IMS & Shockwave Therapy Fees|
|Initial Gunn IMS||115|
|Subsequent Gunn IMS||105|
|Initial Shockwave Treatment||115|
|Subsequent Shockwave Treatment||105|
|Registered Massage Therapy|
|Initial Assessment – 90 minutes||160|
|Initial Assessment – 75 minutes||135|
|Initial Assessment – 60 minutes||110|
|Subsequent – 90 Minutes||160|
|Subsequent – 75 minutes||135|
|Subsequent – 60 minutes||110|
|Subsequent – 45 minutes||90|
|Subsequent – 30 minutes||65|
|ICBC Physio & RMT (no charge for regular treatment)||0|
|ICBC user fee for specialty services (Shockwave, Acu/IMS)||30|
|ICBC user fee for RMT (past 45 minute regular treatment, $15 increments per every 15 minutes)||15|
|WCB (no charge once approved)||0|
|MSP user fee (10 sessions per calendar year)||45|
|Follow up Consult||115|
Treatments we offer:
We are proud to be one of the first clinics offering shockwave therapy in Port Coquitlam.
A non-invasive solution for chronic musculoskeletal pain, shockwave therapy uses high energy acoustic pulses to promote healing as well as reparative and regenerative processes. It is the ideal treatment for shoulder, lower back, and Achilles tendon pain as well as tendonitis, epicondylitis, and trigger points. It is not recommended for acute injuries, with the exception of muscles spasms.
Shockwave has an analgesic effect and can decrease muscle tension and inhibit spasms. However, patients will feel slight discomfort during the treatment session due to its ability to increase collagen production, improve metabolism, and create new blood vessels by initiating an inflammation process.
A typical treatment will require at least 3 to 5 sessions.
A treatment rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is a needle insertion technique that is highly effective in promoting healing, decreasing pain, and increasing overall functions.
The needle points are selected with a focus on the restoration of your body’s nervous system balance and inhibiting nociceptive (pain) pathways.
Physiotherapists use acupuncture for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain by combining their knowledge of acupuncture with learned anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Nerve Stimulation)
A needling technique developed by Dr. Chan Gunn and grounded in Western Medical Science, IMS is used for acute and chronic neuropathic pain. It involves the insertion of fine acupuncture needles into muscles that have contracted and become shortened.
The method is used to treat neuropathic pain. The needle itself is inserted directly into the muscles to achieve relaxation, decreasing its constant bombardment on the nervous system.
Depending on the injury, IMS can be effective after one treatment, but can sometimes take up to 7 or 8 sessions at one week intervals.
A “whole person” approach to health and wellbeing, physiotherapy helps to restore, maintain, or improve physical function when someone is affected by injury, illness, or disability. Patients are encouraged to be an active participant in their own care, through education, awareness, and empowerment.
A variety of treatment options are available depending on the patient, including but not limited to manual therapy, laser, ultrasound, electric therapy, taping and active exercise. Treatment time and frequency will be dependent on each individual injury. Physiotherapy is commonly used to treat sports injuries, chronic pain, vertigo, concussion, motor vehicle injuries, and workplace injuries.
The inner ear contains one of the major balance systems in our body. Sometimes, when the crystals in the inner ear have moved to a place where they are not supposed to be, you can experience severe vertigo (spinning of yourself or the room) or dizziness (feeling off balance, like on a rocking boat).
This issue is known as BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo).
We often also treat patients suffering from cervicogenic dizziness, created from tension in the neck and upper shoulder area.
A concussion is a very commonly misdiagnosed problem that involves, but is not limited to, sports, a fall from any height, and motor vehicle accidents.
Although most frequently associated with a blow to the head, your skull does not need to have an impact on a surface for you to get a concussion. The condition simply requires a sudden change of direction of your head, for example, a very intense whiplash.
A concussion is essentially a bruise on your brain. The symptoms present in a variety of ways depending on the person, but typically include dizziness, light headedness, headache, fatigue, or sensitivity to light, sound, smells and stress.
Recovery can range anywhere from a few weeks up to a year or longer due to the complexity of the specific concussion.
A physiotherapist can help assess and treat your concussion symptoms by educating you about management and gentle exercises.
Post Surgical Rehab
Most common types of orthopedic surgeries are total hip and total knee replacements. However, physiotherapist can deal with any kinds of post-surgery dysfunctions. Operation can range anywhere from open heart surgery where you want to be able to get back to your daily activities all the way to complete Achilles tendon repair where you want to be able to get back to your sport.
A safe, effective, and non-invasion treatment, spinal decompression involves the gentle traction of the neck or lower back to decrease tension in the discs, joints, and muscular tissues around the spine. It is an ideal treatment for herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, sciatic leg pain, and spondylosis. The treatment is performed in the supine position.
Depending on symptoms and severity, decompression may be needed once to three times a week.
An exercise-based rehabilitation therapy, active rehab is typically structured as a one-on-one exercise session that contains exercises that are specifically prescribed by a kinesiologist or physiotherapist to help with your injury recovery. Most commonly used to treat MVA injuries, active rehab is also often used for patients who may need reconditioning due to significant absence from physical activities due to surgery, pregnancy, etc.
Exercise is best done at least 3 times a week. Patients are encouraged to do more active exercises on their own, outside of the active rehab sessions, as guided by their therapist.
A non-heating pain free therapy, laser therapy makes use of intense beams of pure lights of specific wavelengths to activate localized energy cells to promote healing and decrease inflammation as well as provide relief from acute and chronic pain. Eye protection is used during treatment as a precaution, but there is no radiation associated with the treatment.
Laser therapy has a cumulative effect, therefore it is generally best to receive laser twice a week for the duration of the treatment.
Therapeutic Ultrasound is a painless modality used to treat injuries of all kinds. High frequency sound waves are sent into the soft tissues to help with decrease inflammation and expedite the healing process. Due to its gentle nature and available settings, pulsed ultrasound can be used on an acute injury that is very sensitive while continuous ultrasound is utilized on a chronic injury that is not very irritable.
Registered Massage Therapy
A manual therapy involving the manipulation of soft tissue, massage is commonly used to reduce pain, promote overall wellness, reduce stress and anxiety, rehabilitate injuries, release tension, and promote relaxation. Sessions are typically 30 to 45 minutes long. Certain massage techniques can be a bit uncomfortable, but generally the patients will feel more relaxed after the treatment.
Registered Dietician Service
Our Registered Dietitian provides nutrition assessment and consultation to individuals who require support in general nutrition, health, weight management, and various common chronic diseases (ie heart health, high cholesterol/ hypercholesterolemia/dyslipidemia, high blood pressure/hypertension, glucose intolerance, and low blood sugar/hypoglycemia).
Other nutrition services include food intake/diet analysis, grocery tours, menu assessment, menu planning, and corporate presentation/workshop.
Tele-nutrition consultation via Skype or equivalent is available upon request.