Burnaby Physiotherapy Clinic

New Burnaby Physiotherapy Website

Hello everyone, this is Mark Kroeger, registered Physiotherapist in Burnaby. I am pleased to announce the launch of my new website! Some old pages and resources have been renamed or removed. Please select an item from the main menu. On my new site you will now see a Blog with helpful tips and information. I […]

Abs and Core Stability

All About Core, Myths Busted and Training Tips

What is Core Stability? Core stability comes from the muscles of the back and abdomen. These muscles act together to form a “back brace” that enables you to control and prevent unwanted movement in the spine. A strong core is key to injury rehabilitation and prevention, and also enhanced sport performance. Six-Pack = Strong Core? […]

Pack Your Backpack Right

Pack it Right, Back Health for Students

Through elementary school to university, the backpack is a student staple, and there’s a lot that goes into them. Textbooks, lunch boxes, binders, pencil cases – it’s easy to see how backpacks can get…well…packed. A recent survey of New York schools found that on average, sixth graders were lugging 18.4 lbs of supplies in their […]

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spine Decompression Therapy, Myths Debunked

What is Spine Decompression Therapy? Spine decompression therapy uses a gentle ‘pulling’ action through the spine to create an elongating effect. The goal of spine decompression therapy is usually targeted towards the spine’s discs, to create negative intradiscal pressure. Why? Spine Vertebral Body Total Therapy North Vancouver Physiotherapy Massage TherapyAccording to supporters of spinal decompression […]

Physiotherapy Assessment

Back Pain, Why Assessments Matter

Every year, low back pain costs Canada billions of dollars in lost productivity and healthcare expenditures. In B.C., low back pain represents nearly a quarter of all WorkSafe BC claims, with an average age of 37 years at the time of the claim. Please see Low Back Pain Poster at the Workers’ Compensation Board of […]

Lower Back Pain

The Start of Long Term Back Health

If you’re like most Canadians, you’ve probably felt the twinge or ache of back pain at some point in time in your life. The question is, why does back pain occur? Understanding and addressing the “why” of low back pain is a key part to effectively treating it. In most cases, the source of low […]