by Carl Parnham RMT First of all, regardless of the objective of a treatment, a massage therapist is trained in using basic techniques such as “effleurage” (long gliding strokes) and “petrassage” –(kneading, circular motions, bending and picking up of the tissues).Basically, the goal of the treatment drives the way effleurage and petrassage are used (speed, force, angle, timing), where they are applied and the amount of time needed for assessment…
by Carl Parnham RMT As explained in another blog written this week by Dr. Alina Tousseeva of our ATP team, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is located primarily in your wrist at the carpel tunnel. This restricted bony/fibrous tunnel wraps around and contains the many tendons that control movement in the wrist and fingers. It also protects the nerves and blood vessels that supply your hand with blood, sensation and use…
by Carl Parnham RMT Frozen Shoulder is a condition where you lose range of motion (ROM) in the shoulder due to pain and tightening of the joint capsule. ROM is most commonly lost in abduction (raising your arm out to the side) and external rotation (arm at your side, elbow bent to 90 degrees and rotating out ward). Dr. E. Codman used the term “Frozen Shoulder” in 1934 calling it…
by Gord Grant PhD, RAc and Alina Tousseeva RAc Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue mobilization (iaSTiM) is not a new idea at all! Who has not used a solid object or tool to work out the tight knots in your back muscles? And think of all the self myofascial release instruments such as foam or ribbed plastic rollers, rubber balls and or other devices. iaSTiM is indeed an ancient practice. It…
by Mallery Gulbraa, R.M.T. TMJ disfunction is a common disorder of the temporomandibular joints, muscle s of mastication, and other associated structures. Massage and acupuncture can be very effective ways of helping you cope and deal with TMJ Disfunction. Do you have TMJ Disfunction? Pain is the most common TMJ symptom. The pain is often described as a transient, dull ache in the jaw joint and nearby areas, including…
1st visit here, and with acupuncture in general, and I left extremely happy.Gord was extremely knowledgeable, utilized multiple different relief techniques for my back pain (cupping, acupuncture, and electro-puncture, athletic tape), provided me with additional materials to attempt toitigate pain moving forward on my own, and only recommend a follow up if I thought I needed it.I'd recommend him and his practice to anyone, and if I need additional treatment, I will gladly be returning.
Dr. Gord is such a kind soul and his treatments have been so helpful with my anxiety, chronic pain and overall wellbeing. His honey is also delicious and the clinic has such a calming atmosphere! Thank you
Gord is an incredibly knowledgeable and kind practitioner that I’ve been seeing for acupuncture for 10+ years. I always leave my session feeling better and inspired by our conversation. Acupuncture treatments from the Turning Point has benefitted my overall health and has improved some physical discomfort in my muscles.
Very very pleased with my first time experience with Gord. I went in for acupuncture therapy but it was WAY more than that. He truly is in it to genuinely help people, whether it be one thing or another, he is all in. Really takes the time to get to know you and dig deep into how to REALLY help you. Not just a quick fix and out the door. I felt heard and really connected throughout my entire session. Gord is a very educated, compassionate and knowledgeable man.
Gordon is amazing. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. I can tell he loves what he does and is extremely passionate about helping people. He took the time to get to know me and treated me as a whole. I went in with two concerns I wanted help with but he ended up helping me with many others. I left feeling so supported and inspired. I highly recommend seeing him!
As always, Gord hooks it up!! My leg and hip feels amazing already!! I also got some take home stretches and exercises to keep my sciatica in check. GORD... you are truly amazing!! Thank you again!!! 😊
Had to bring my mom in because of her back issues. Gord accommodated and agreed to help early morning. He was so kind throughout, made sure my mom was okay. He even showed us exercises to be completed to get rid of the pain. He’s gone above and beyond for us, highly recommended
I have visited Dr. Grant recently and as usual he went above and beyond addressing my recent shoulder issues!Above regular maintenance with acupuncture session and cupping he spent great deal of time working on my rotator cuff and supraspinatus! He is a mountain of knowledge!I highly recommend Acupuncture Turning Point and Dr.Grant!CheersMarcin
Gord at Acupuncture turning point is very knowledgeable, very professional, truly cares for his patients. The atmosphere is pleasant, calming and relaxing. Each appointment I leave feeling relaxed and know my concerns have been addressed.
Health and Wellness are extremely important to the ATP family. Every step of your experience is facilitated with love. I have become a better person since my association with Gord and ATP.Try them for yourself and realize what a Hidden Gem truly means.Thank YouSimeon
Always have a good experience when i go and see Gord. Very Knowledgeable, he takes you through what he is doing and how this will help. I just came in with a knee injury and left feeling better then i have in weeks. Cant go wrong going and seeing Gord.
I had my first session with Gord recently and he surpassed my expectations. Very kind provider and does all he can to help with whatever problem you come to him with. And what a beautiful set up he has!
Marisha Did a fabulous job ! I was nervous about getting a massage again as the person I saw before put me in alot of pain after. I will definitely be returning she definitely makes you feel comfortable 😺
I could hardly walk with my nearly completely destroyed knees, they were so bad that even my family doctor and physiotherapist after seeing my MRI results were all shocked I wasn’t in a wheelchair, crutches or on pain killers!After 4 sessions with Gord and my massage therapist my knees have improved significantly, to the point I can even do light sprinting and jogging again!
Gordon is a total pro! He is very knowledgeable, and I always leave my appointments pain free. As an athlete, I really appreciate his understanding my unique needs. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for treatment.
I cannot say enough good things about Marisha. I visited her early on in my pregnancy for a prenatal massage as I was suffering from terrible back pain and have visited her every two weeks since. I'm 34 weeks pregnant now, and she gave me my life back over these last 8 months. Thank you so much Marisha!
Gord is amazing he has much knowledge and has excellent advises on how to keep a healthy body. His treatment helped me greatly to get back on the path of recovery. Will be seeing you again, Thank you!Update: After continuing my treatment with Gord and taking his advice towards my physical practices , I am now pain free!! Gord set me to the path of recovery and I can't thank him enough for all his help!