Registered Therapists licensed in British Columbia, work together with other Canadian Medical professionals to provide complete health care. Accreditation indicates that the Therapist, whether RMT or LMT has undergone some mandatory training, passed examinations and upholds a certain standard of health and professionalism.
Registered Massage Therapy
RMT is a professional designation used by graduate Massage Therapists. These therapists have completed at least two years of education at a recognized school of massage therapy and are registered members of a regulatory college – or in some cases – an association of massage therapists, such as RMTBC. Canadian Registered Massage Therapists (RMT's) are among the highest trained in the world. A RMT learns various techniques, including Swedish and deep tissue, and will apply appropriate techniques based on the client's needs during the massage treatment. (To learn more about the different techniques an RMT can use, please refer to the Massage Therapy page here.)
Acupuncture is part of what is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been practised for thousands of years. Acupuncturists want to understand not only the symptoms, but also what is causing them. The main tool in acupuncture is the needle, but Acupuncturists can also use acupressure, massage, cupping, moxa and more to activate the acupuncture points that are on the meridians. These meridians are circuits linked to different organs which run all over the body. Meridians and points have specific actions, therefore depending on the symptoms and the goal of the treatment, the Acupuncturist will stimulate the appropriate points and the meridians. Acupuncture can assist in alleviating a large variety of problems.
Chiropractic is a non-invasive and drug-free approach to health care that focuses on optimizing your body’s own ability to function at its best. A Chiropractor’s job is to remove any interference to the nervous system through specific chiropractic adjustments. The nervous system is the master system of the body, so removing subluxations (misalignments of the spine) allows this communication between the brain and body to be uninterrupted. Chiropractic focuses on addressing the cause of your symptoms, not just camouflaging them.
Chiropractic provides long-term relief for people with conditions such as: back and neck pain, headaches, hip and knee pain, sciatica, scoliosis, shoulder pain, numbness and/or tingling in the hands/fingers or feet/toes, disc herniation, poor posture, pregnancy-related pain, as well as a variety of other conditions in babies and adults alike.
All new patients are requested to complete a full history form, after which the Chiropractor will discuss health concerns and goals during a one-on-one consultation. Next, a thorough spinal evaluation will be performed including posture checks, range of motion studies, two computerized spinal nerve system scans, and palpatory evaluation, before adjusting the spine and/or extremities. Digital foot and gait scans for custom orthotics are available upon request.
RTC is a professional designation used by graduated professional counsellors-therapists who have completed their education as counsellors and who is a registered member in good standing of a professional association, such as ACCT (Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada). Registered Therapeutic Counsellor uses a combination of many approaches and techniques such as Person-Centred Therapy, Mindfulness, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Existential Therapy, etc. in order to help people experiencing acute stress, anxiety, depression, fears, relationship issues or difficult life transitions (marriage, divorce, breakup, loss). Therapeutic Counselling Counselling helps clients to feel supported and cared for in a safe, nurturing environment. Scientific research shows that it is beneficial in finding relief, peace and empowerment to have a professional who listen empathically while a client finds clarity and the answers through talking.