We understand that everyone wants to be “healthy” but what does that really even mean? Health is commonly defined as “the state of being free from illness or injury”. But is that enough? Is that an accurate description of how you would define health? We believe that all humans share a common desire to not only be “healthy” but to LIVE WELL. To live a complete life full of activity, optimized performance, mental, social, and spiritual well being.
Our unique approach to living well can be summarized into 3 stages:
Stage 1: Resolving pain
In the first stage of care, our practitioners will work to resolve any injuries and associated pain that the patient is experiencing utilizing manual therapies and evidenced based care.
Stage 2: Preventing further injury
In the second stage of care our primary focus will be to “undo” any dysfunction that has been brought about because of your injury and associated pain. This includes assessing and correcting mobility restrictions, motor control issues, asymmetries and imbalances. In essence, you will learn to MOVE WELL so that you can get to the bottom of your pain and dysfunctions and prevent further problems from arising.
Stage 3: Living well
In the third stage of care our goal is to build fitness and performance on top of a solid foundation of moving well. We do so by introduce our patients to our tribe of like-minded individuals who continually perform activities together, supervised by our professional strength and conditioning coaches. The Coquitlam Wellness Centre organizes regular social outings, adventures, cost effective daily fitness programming, and educational lectures to help ensure that our patients continue moving towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.
It is well known and well documented that an increased active lifestyle, coupled with a tightly knitted social tribe helps to facilitate long term wellness as well as improvement in the following health metrics:
- Increased muscular strength and endurance
- Decreased resting blood pressure
- Increased in HDL “Good” Cholesterol
- Decreased in Triglyceride levels
- Reduced body fat
- Improved glucose tolerance
- Decreased anxiety and depression
- Increased in bone mineral density
- Increased stamina
- Increased cadrio-respiratory endurance
- Reduced risk of Heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and osteoporosis.
In summary, being healthy is more than just being free of pain and disease. We facilitate living well by supplying our tribe with organized and active social outings, daily fitness, and an ongoing knowledge base to optimize life and performance.