Evolution Physical Medicine Centres - Vancouver

Dr. Fred K Meinzer

Welcome to our newest location, in Vancouver. Come and relax and enjoy the wonderful views of False Creek, the city and North Shore mountains while having your aches and pains released through chiropractic, massage, deep tissue laser therapies and spinal decompression therapy. Conveniently located on the Broadway corridor with street and underground parking. See our other clinics in Langley and Aldergrove. www.evolutionphysicalmed.com

 



Services:

Hot & Cold Laser Therapy

  • Hot laser therapy or Deep tissue laser therapy are terms used when describing the newest generation of therapeutic lasers. These are called CLASS IV lasers which deliver a much higher amount of energy to the tissues in a quicker time interval than all other therapeutic lasers. Most Hot lasers ( ex. LiteForce ) have a deep warming effect and subsequently receive their name from this feature. Currently there is only one CLASS IV laser which through its unique super pulsations does not create any warmth ( MLS Multi Wave Lock). We are pleased to be able to offer both of these deep tissue therapeutic lasers to our patients in Vancouver and Walnut Grove.
  • Cold laser therapy or low level light therapy are terms used to describe a low energy type of therapeutic laser which cannot develop any substantial heating effect. For some patients a slow low dose of energy is an appropriate therapy. We offer this laser in the Aldergrove clinic.
    A very well known and respected Cold laser system is the BIOFLEX laser system. Pioneered by a Medical Doctor from Toronto, Dr. Fred Kahn, with over 20 years of research and two very successful laser pain clinics to draw experience from.
  • Therapeutic lasers are generating specific wavelengths of light between 600-1000nm, which are applied into the injured tissues. The injured tissues, new or old, are stimulated at a biochemical level which results in much faster healing times. Damaged tissues are repaired and regenerated.

Spinal Decompression

  • The method of tractioning the spine is varied and has been utilized over the years by hospitals, chiropractors and physiotherapists.
  • As technology improves, so have methods of decompression (traction). The DOC spinal decompression table is a very sophisticated 3D computer generated traction device that gently introduces traction to the low back discs and joints. The goal is to allow the facet joints, exiting spinal nerves and discs, time to decompress and rehydrate.

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy and Decompression

  • Combining these two therapies for a low back disc and sciatic problem can be very beneficial. Not only are we decompressing the painful tissues, but by adding the laser, we are stimulating a strong anti-inflammatory response which allows injured, damaged and degenerated tissues to begin to heal. Therapeutic lasers offer natural pain relief while initiating cellular repair.

Chiropractic Care

  • Many of us take our spine for granted. It is made up of 24 vertabrae which house your spinal cord and protect your nervous sytem. When these bones become misaligned or subluxated, we often begin to feel pain and sense a loss of movement.
  • Chiropractic care can help to re-align the vertabrae and restore movement. Adjunctive therapies are often added to ones treatment program. These therapies may include massage, laser, decompression, ultrasound, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.
  • Chiropractic therapy may be helpful in treating the following conditions:
    • Neck pain and headaches
    • Back pain and sciatica
    • Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain (bursitis, tendonitis, sprains, fasciitis)
    • Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain (tendonitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel)
    • Car accidents
    • Work injuries
    • Sports injuries
  • For more information on chiropractic care, please visit the British Columbia Chiropractic Association

Massage Therapy

  • Massage therapy offers a natural and conservative approach to relieving musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our centre provides massage that is tailored to meet each patient’s condition. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood and lymphatic circulation, reducing swelling and edema, relaxing spasms which all help in reducing pain and improving range of motion.
  • Our massage therapists are registered members which allows you to claim your treatments through MSP or extended health plans. Please note that a medical doctor’s prescription may be needed to claim.

Registered Acupuncture and TCM

  • Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be a stand alone therapy or a complimentary therapy to chiropractic and massage. Acupuncture can be viewed as a way of treating specific health conditions from either a more traditional Eastern whole body wellness approach to a more modern Western, site specific approach. It is typically up to the therapist to make the decision as to which method would be more applicable for the patient. Patients are always informed as to what their treatment plans will entail.
  • If you are looking for an alternative approach to an existing new or old health problem, please consider acupuncture and Chinese medicine as a sound and reasonable option. In case needles scare you, acupressure may be a better way to go. Most patients feel incredibly relaxed after their treatments.
  • Our acupuncturist is registered which allows you to claim it from MSP or extended health palns. Please note that a medical doctor’s prescription may be needed in order to claim.

Evolution Orthotics

Service:

  • Service 1 – Consultation and examination
  • Service 2 – Foot and gait scanning
  • Service 3 – Foot casting
  • Service 4 – Orthotic design, customization & ordering
  • Service 5 – Orthotic fitting
  • Service 6 – Free modifications in first 30 days

Fees :

  • New patient exam fee depending on coverage varies from $25 – $80.
  • First pair of orthotics range from $475 – $500. The new patient exam fee will be waived if orthotics are purchased the day of the exam.
  • Second pair of orthotics based on the same cast or scan are $325 and can be added at anytime over the next 3 years.
    **most orthotics are covered under extended health care plans. Please be familiar with your particular plan when you come in.

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DR. FRED K. MEINZER, BSC DC

Welcome to my practice and my team of practitioners. I have spent the last 23 years developing my chiropractic skills through continuing education, daily hands-on family practice as well as ongoing sports chiropractic with the Ballet BC Dance Company. Utilizing a variety of techniques within my practice has allowed me to give patients many options in their treatment plans. I may use very traditional hands-on chiropractic adjustments or computerized Impulse IQ chiropractic instrument adjustments, Active Release Technique, Laser Therapy and ultrasound.

I am happy to refer when needed to our team which includes Reg. Massage Therapists and Reg. Acupuncture as well as Laser Therapy.

I look forward to helping you work through your current complaint in an effort to restore and optimize your health for the future.

 

DR. HAROLD S. MEINZER, DC

Dr. Meinzer is a member of the BC Chiropractic Assoc. and a registrant of the College of Chiropractors of BC.

Dr. Harold S. Meinzer was born and raised in temperate Winnipeg, Manitoba where the mosquitoes are large and the winters are cold. He attended the University of Manitoba for 4 years and with the encouragement of both his older brother Dr.Fred K. Meinzer and family Chiropractor decided to pursue a career in Chiropractic. After completing another 4 years of study he graduated from Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta Georgia and arrived in beautiful B.C. He began private practice with his older brother Dr. Fred K Meinzer in Aldergrove, and decided in late 1999 to open an office in Walnut Grove.

Dr. Harold is currently studying and practicing Myofascial Release techniques which relate to repetitive strain injuries such as Carpal Tunnel syndrome, tennis & golfers elbow, and frozen shoulder. He has integrated the use of low and high level laser therapy into his clinics to decrease pain, inflammation and accelerate tissue healing. Dr. Harold has always been interested and active in sports, playing competitive soccer at both the Provincial select and U.S.A State select levels. Having a well rounded sports background gives Dr. Harold insight into the world of sports injuries and their treatment.

Dr. Harold now stays active by snowboarding, rollerblading, windsurfing, playing hockey and the occasional travel adventure. He continues to study and attend seminars on a variety of topics to better serve his patients. His goal has been to create a Wellness Centre where practitioners share the common goal of treating and preventing musculoskeletal problems.

 

DAVID HUANG, RMT

Though born in Taiwan, I have spent the majority of my life here in the lower mainland. It is here where I was raised and it is here where i have chosen to put down roots. My BSc in Biology was done at UBC and it was there where I was first exposed to Ballroom Dancing. As someone who respects and admires human performance, becoming a competitive dancer came quite naturally to me. The precision, strength, timing and flexibility required was a constant challenge to which I devoted countless hours and over 15 years of my life. I quickly came to realize how critical a finely tuned body was to my performance on the dance floor when injury brought me to seek treatment from a Registered Massage Therapist. Having experienced the healing power of an RMT started me on my journey to where i am today.

In 2012 I set aside dance and enrolled full time at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) for their 3000 hour program. With a lot of hard work, sacrifice and the support of friends and family, my goal of becoming a Registered Massage Therapist was realized.

Having a strong foundation to start from and constantly upgrading and expanding my training, my goal is to create a customized treatment plan for all my patients to speed recovery and allow them to return to their peak performance.

In my spare time I attempt many different sports with questionable success. Some of the activities I can’t seem to stay away from include volleyball, golf, badminton and I look forward to picking up competitive ballroom dancing again in the near future.

 

 

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Contact Us

604-558-1285

1285 West Broadway Unit 640,
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3X8

Hours

Monday: 9:30-6:30pm

Tuesday: 9:30-7:00pm

Wednesday: 9:30-6:30pm

Thursday: 9:30-7:00pm

Friday: 9:30-6:30pm

Saturday: 8:30-1:30pm

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