WHY WE ARE HERE //
We believe in creating space; in our minds, bodies, and environments to support the healing process and the wellness journey.
WHAT WE DO //
We are here to extend an invitation to examine the implications your biomechanics have on a life in motion; a way to find the postural and movement habits that suit you, not strain you.
Although it is widely understood that soft-tissue work is helpful in decreasing muscle tension and controlling pain, perhaps less known is its effectiveness in treating alignment issues, mobility restrictions, and postural instability. Being able to balance the tensions and stresses in your fascia have huge impacts on injury management and prevention. We use evidence and research based methodologies and treatment is always based on proven practice.
23 : One
We think managing your injuries should be about more than fixing something ‘broken’. We don’t believe in the tradition of limiting your rehab journeys to the ONE hour spent in treatment, the ONE hour doing therapeutic homework, or the skill of the ONE clinician you're seeing. We believe in relating, modifying and optimising all the hours of your day - in position and activity - to restore, reintegrate, and connect quality of movement with the execution of tasks. We do this by teaching people to understand the day to day lifestyle implications on pain and movement. We encourage people to move mindfully in the OTHER 23 hours left after your ONE.
WE DO PREVENTATIVE CARE.
Too many people find their way to help once something has gone wrong; when the injury has manifested in a necessary cessation of activity. For that reason, we work with people to establish better sensory input, better motor pathways and better command of movement patterns as a defence strategy to the ‘breakdown’. Learning to care about and for your fascia may revolutionize your ideas of fitness, performance and rehab.
ABOUT CHERI //
WHO I AM. I spend most of my hours helping people unwind old injuries, navigate complex pain and address mobility issues, not because I can command movement any more than you can; it is simply that I am a practitioner in a language some movers have long lost. I listen for the meaning in fractured movement, look for clarity, suggest solutions, and although most people leave here with relief I can’t say that I have ever fixed anyone. All of the work of healing and of correcting is nearly all being done by my patients, not me. My role is not of fixing any more than it is the role of a coach to lift the weights, run the race, or swim the meters for you.
I am a collaborator of goals, a curator of repose, and part of a humble alliance working with others for the pain-free, sustainable longevity of the movement life.
Oh, and I am a mover, just like you.
WHAT I'VE DONE. I am a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) from Canada - A graduate of the 3,000 hours practicum program that includes the comprehensive study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, neuroanatomy, orthopedics, remedial exercise, and patient education. I am registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and am a current and insured member of the Massage Therapists’ Association of British Columbia. I have a comprehensive understanding of clinical therapy and the integration of solution oriented treatment - both preventative as well as rehabilitative.
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