Shingrex – A New Shingles Vaccine

A new shingles vaccine was recently approved for use in Canada. It is indicated for the prevention of shingles in people aged 50 years of age and older. Clinical trials have shown the vaccine to be greater than 90% effective in adults aged 50 and older. The vaccine requires two doses with the second dose [...]

Telehealth is a HIT!

Unlike the new movie about stars and wars, Telehealth is a huge success! Turns out all kinds of people love being able to see a doctor from home, work, or wherever they are. Better still, not have to go to the clinic. “Thank you so much to the lady who was on duty at telehealth [...]

How Physiotherapists can improve the lives of British Columbians every day

Physiotherapists help patients improve their joint health, and restore muscle strength and endurance. Physiotherapists work closely with patients to make sure they are getting the right care for their condition, injury or mobility issue, so that they can get back to enjoying life and the activities they love most. One in five British Columbians live [...]

Avoid the Clinics During Flu Season!

It's that time of year again - flu season. Why would you go into a clinic and risk catching something if you don't have to? Use our Viva Care Telehealth service! It’s free and easy to use! CLICK HERE Choose a date, and time, and receive an email link to our secure portal. Then when [...]

Got pain? No problem, Laser can help!

What's is Laser? Laser stands for (L)ight (A)mplification by (S)timulated (E)mission of (R)adiation. It is Drug-Free, Surgery-Free, Immediate and Effective Pain Relief How does laser work? Laser Therapy works by flooding the tissues with photons, energizing the damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. This produces a cascade of healing responses in your [...]

The Future of Healthcare

Traditional delivery of primary care takes place in a face-to-face transaction between provider and patient. Telehealth, however, is based on the notion of using technology (like computers and mobile devices), to see a doctor, specialist, or another healthcare practitioner to manage the health and well-being of patients. Telemedicine offers patient-centered approaches, such as improved timeliness [...]

Meridian Qi & Acupuncture Treatments

Are you familiar with acupuncture treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)? Acupuncture have known and accepted more to Canadians as one of the effective therapeutic modalities people can choose for treating certain symptoms and diseases. People now recognize that acupuncture is good for pain, insomnia, emotional disturbances, headaches and migraines, tinnitus and etc. Generally speaking [...]

How can custom orthotics can help you?

Your feet are a complex system of 52 bones, 66 joints, 214 ligaments and 38 tendons and muscles. Even the smallest imbalance in your feet can cause pain. Left untreated, chronic foot pain can prevent you from leading the active lifestyle you desire. Shoe inserts from a drug store or shoe store are not to [...]

The Gift of Acupuncture & Cupping

It’s true. Feel scared before you even try? What if it is tiny as thin as hair and there is absolutely NO pain?  And works amazingly good for the body and mind?  How’s it sound that if a method of cupping can relieve all the tension in the body immediately?   Acupuncture and cupping developed [...]

Eating Out – Health Choices

Do you struggle with what to choose when eating out? Are you able to keep on track with your food choices at home, but are uncertain what to order when you go out?  Eating out doesn't have to be a challenge, with some planning you can enjoy meals out and keep on track with your [...]