At Lifeforce Proactive Health Centre, we believe in educating our patients on all of our services: chiropractic care, laser therapy, shockwave therapy, massage, and orthotics. A well-educated patient can make the important decisions regarding their overall health and wellbeing. Here we have collected information on emergency care as well as the goals we hope our patients achieve. You can also read blogs and find links to other resources to help you better understand musculoskeletal issues and treatments.
For more information on our services or to book an appointment, contact Lifeforce Proactive Health Centre in Langley.
The R.I.C.E. Method of Acute Injury Treatment:
Rest: Resting is important immediately after injury for two reasons. First, rest is vital to protect the injured muscle, tendon, ligament, or other tissue from further injury. Second, your body needs to rest so it has the energy it needs to heal itself most effectively.
Ice: The purpose of ice therapy is to decrease the inflammation that causes pain.
Compression: Compression limits swelling, which slows down healing. Some people notice pain relief from compression as well. An easy way to compress the area of the injury is to wrap an ACE bandage over it. If you feel throbbing, or if the wrap just feels too tight, remove the bandage and re-wrap the area so the bandage is a little looser.
Elevation: Elevating an injury reduces swelling. It’s most effective when the injured area is raised above the level of the heart. For example, if you injure an ankle, try lying on your bed with your foot propped on one or two pillows.
Patients within our office who continue to meet or exceed our clinical expectations share similar traits which often include:
As part of our continuing patient education, evening classes are presented to assist patients in more fully understanding how to obtain their health goals.
We offer speaking engagements for community and employee health awareness programs. Contact Dr. Mikkelsen for more information.