Kelowna practitioner helps clients move better without pain

Holistic approach targets long-term solutions to chronic pain

After working in ICU for 35 years, retired nurse Brenda lived with back and hip pain until she discovered Body-Wize’s structural integration program.

“I had tried physio, chiropractic and massage with some relief but I have responded best to Ross’ work. I wish I had started much sooner…. Structural integration sessions with Ross, who is relaxed and yet so thorough, have kept me moving and relatively pain-free since I retired. I highly recommend trying this form of treatment.”

Body-Wize Structural Integration works with clients to treat the whole body, eliminating or reducing pain for the long term rather than simply masking symptoms short-term.

A former RCMP officer who suffered life-changing pain, Ross Short was told medication was his only answer. Seeking another opinion, he discovered the Victoria Pain Clinic. After completing the 10-day live-in program, and responding particularly well to Hellerwork, he knew he’d found his new calling.

“I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I got into the next training session and the rest is history,” reflects Short, who moved with his family to Kelowna to begin his practice, “bringing Pilates and Hellerwork to the Okanagan.”

What Body-Wize does and how it works

Short balances Reiki, Pilates and whole body vibration with Hellerwork to address the body’s soft tissue system which wraps around muscles and organs. Through the process, he releases soft tissue shortening caused by emotional or physical injury, chronic stress or unhealthy habits.

“No one else does what I do – it’s a different approach to health,” he explains.

Short says that with 93 per cent of his patients reporting reduced or eliminated chronic pain, his success rests in understanding, and teaching clients about, the interconnectedness of various body elements.

The diaphragm – our deepest core muscle – touches 62 joints through our core, he notes, suggesting the number of people experiencing back pain could be halved if people learned to use their diaphragm properly, through breathing and core strength.

And since our ankles bear the most weight when we walk, if those joints are misaligned, pain can creep into the knees, hip and back, even causing headaches.

Clients are typically between age 30 and 70, from high-performance athletes to those just trying to move through life pain-free. In finding their way to Short’s clinic, they’ve often exhausted standard medical options in their quest for relief.

Key to finding relief is education.

“It’s educating people so they know it’s there,” Short says, “and I want to give you the information to use the tools you already have, but don’t know how to use yet.”

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Contact Body-Wize for a free assessment of chronic pain issues and potential solutions. Learn more at body-wize.com.

 

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