Your body has millions of sensory nerves that communicate your every function and action.

Corrective Exercises harness the power of the nervous system to increase sensory and motor control, so you move more effectively without pain and dysfunction.

(And it is simple and easy to do…)

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

 

Why Is Corrective Exercise So Effective?

Here are just a few reasons…

It's Incredibly Safe

Exercise and movement is one of the safest and most effective therapies. It is used in many different therapeutic methods and promotes improvements in all aspects of health, including: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, bone health, and stress management, to name a few.

Proven Results

Corrective exercise is perhaps one of the most effective therapies and rehabilitative techniques, period. It has stood the test of time and continues to demonstrate effectiveness today. We know it to be highly effective for a wide range of joint and soft-tissue conditions (e.g. tendinopathies, ligament strains, etc.).

It's POWERFUL

When performed  consistently, Corrective exercise has a transformational impact on the body’s ability to stabilize the joints and control all movements. It taps into the most powerful and wonderfully complicated circuitry – the human nervous system (Brain and CNS. 

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How Acupuncture Works

Stimulates Your Neuro-Muscular System

When you have pain and inflammation from an acute or chronic musculo-skeletal injury, there is a reduction in sensory proprioceptive feedback. This means your nervous system restricts your range of motion to ensure stability. By stimulating the sensory nerve fibers in the muscles and joints, the brain has better information and moves more effectively. Improved neuro-muscular control means improved range of motion and less pain and inflammation.

Improves Microcirculation

When we move and contract the muscles of the body there is improved blood flow through the muscles and joints. This is a major reason conventional “bed rest” protocols can be contradictory to fast, efficient recovery. Limiting movement has its place in some conditions, but in many others adding mobility sooner will improve healing rates and recovery outcomes.

Promotes Tissue Healing

When your body is moving better, it removes much of the “faulty” mechanical stress of the joints. When your neuro-muscular patterns are corrected, it takes the stress off painful and inflamed tissues and promotes better healing

Helps Your Body Create Optimal Function

When you apply corrective exercise as a daily or weekly therapy for several weeks, your body naturally and gently begins to shift into positive movement patterns. The changes induced by corrective exercise are literally retraining new neural pathways your body won’t soon forget.

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Or, just call 360-788-5866 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Want to know what corrective exercise can treat?

Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

 

Shoulder Impingement

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

 

Patelo-Femoral Tendonitis

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 

Cervicogenic Pain

 

Low Back Pain

 

Hip Bursitis

 

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

 

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* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Common Questions

DOES IT HURT?

You will not experience pain with acupuncture. You may experience warmth, heaviness, tingling, or other sensations in and around the needle site.

HOW MANY NEEDLES WILL I GET?

The number of needles depends on what we’re working on. But, generally speaking, we use about 10 – 12 needles per treatment.

WHERE DO YOU PLACE THE NEEDLES?

The needles are placed into strategic points on your body, called “acupoints” or “trigger points” to stimulate circulation, calm the nervous system, and have effects on various organs and tissues. Most of the points are on the forearms, lower legs, lower back or tummy.

IS THERE ANY BLEEDING OR RISK OF INFECTION?

There is no bleeding. Unlike hypodermic needles (used for injections and to draw blood), acupuncture needles don’t cut you. And, they are sterile and disposable so there’s no risk of infection.

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TREATMENT?

You will most likely come for treatment once weekly. For more serious conditions – like significant chronic pain – we might recommend twice weekly to start.

HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO KEEP COMING?

Unlike many other clinics, we won’t try to get you coming weekly for months on end. Our goal is to get results efficiently and quickly so you don’t need continual follow-up. Most likely you’ll have weekly sessions for about 6-12 weeks or so. Then, we’ll need to start making room for all the friends and loved ones you’re going to send to us!

WHAT ABOUT NUTRITION AND DIET?

We are definitely able to help you with that. In fact, Chinese Medicine (the medical system of which Acupuncture is a part) is a very advanced system of food therapy. You’ll have the opportunity to try supplements as well.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 360-788-5866 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

AN UNPARALLELED TRACK RECORD OF EXCELLENCE

Our mission is simple:

To lead you to a place where you live without pain.

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Warren helped me with an Achilles injury, reducing inflammation and getting me back to running-thank you for all of your help, it made a huge difference!

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Warren helped me with an Achilles injury, reducing inflammation and getting me back to running-thank you for all of your help, it made a huge difference!

 

 
 

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SPECIALIZED CARE MEANS YOU GET EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS.

How can we help YOU today?

NECK & SHOULDER ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS

We understand the answer to neck and shoulder conditions lies in finding the root cause of the problem, and creating a systematic approach to relieving pain, correcting muscular imbalances, improving the stability and mobility of the shoulder, spine and head. We help develop a comprehensive plan to address the underlying cause of your neck and shoulder pain.

BACK & HIP ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS

The difficulty in treating sciatic nerve, and many back conditions, lies in the complexity of the spine and its relationship to the pelvis. There are many facets to consider when working to effectively approach a treatment plan – body weight, joint pathology, myofascial pain, neuro-muscular imbalances, and more. We help develop a comprehensive plan to address the underlying cause of your back and hip pain.

KNEE ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS

Treating knee osteoarthritis and other knee conditions carry complexity due to other contributing factors such as body weight, joint degeneration, muscular imbalances, health history and other lifestyle habits. We create a personalized plan of consistent, actionable steps to address the underlying cause of your knee pain.

MIGRAINE TREATMENT

We utilize a unique blend of natural therapies that addresses the root cause of migraines and other severe headache conditions. The combination of gentle acupuncture, nutrition counseling, herbal supplements, and lifestyle behavior changes help improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and direct your body back into hormonal balance.  

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OUR PROCESS WORKS.

Our unique blend of natural medical therapies gets ALL your body's healing resources going in the same direction...

ACUPUNCTURE

Improve circulation, enhance sensory proprioception, decrease pain signals, regulate neuroendocrine system, and reduce inflammation.

EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION

Increase joint stability, improve functional mobility, build muscular strength, increase circulation, and decrease pain & inflammation.

NUTRITION COUNSELING & HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS

Improve energy, mental focus, hormonal balance, and overall health and vitality.

MANUAL BODYWORK

Increase blood flow, manage pain and inflammation, relax tense muscle tissues, and reduce stress & anxiety.

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OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF LOVES WHAT WE DO

You'll always feel welcome and cared for.

Warren Schick, M.A.O.M., L.Ac., CSCS

Founder and Clinical Director

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CONVENIENTLY LOCATED

Making it easy for you to get the care you need.

Conveniently located in Fairhaven Bellingham

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960 Harris Ave,

2nd Floor, Suite 210

Fairhaven, Bellingham WA 98225

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HOURS:

Schedule By Appointment Only

Tuesday:  9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday:  10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: By Request *

(* 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month)

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