How Your Hips can Affect Your Knees

  Many runners experience knee pain at some point. For runners, knee pain can be caused by everything from poor running attire to physical fitness. It is important to address knee pain in order to diagnose and prevent injury and get back to running as quickly as possible. Sometimes knee pain may not be caused […]

Take Charge Summer Training Package

Love who you see in the mirror! Do you want to feel younger, look trim and muscular, build confidence and self esteem, rid yourself of fatigue, tighten your belt a few notches, and love who you see in the mirror again? Then get serious about your fitness with our Take Charge Summer Training Package. If your […]

Pain Free Cycling: Quick Fixes for Common Injuries

Pain Free Cycling: Quick Fixes for Common Injuries An avid cyclist, Dr. Jamie Grimes returned from France, riding in support of veterans living with PTSD and other battlefield injuries. Now that it is the summer cycling season here in Canada, Jamie has some tips for identifying – and avoiding – pain from common cycling injuries. With […]

I Have an Injury. How Do I Get Better?

Image source This is a companion to Dr. Jamie Grimes’ post about common cycling injuries. “I’m injured and in pain! Who should I see to fix it?” This is probably the most common question we get when people call the front desk at Synergy. Deciding which healthcare practitioner to see is a tough question for […]

Fact Sheet: Treating Pain from Soft Tissue Injuries

This is part of a series of blog posts by Dr. Jamie Grimes discussing how Synergy’s practitioners diagnose injuries and choose the best treatment. One of the things I have learned after 15 years of clinical practice is that no matter how good or how nice we are as practitioners, we can only achieve results […]

Wounded Warrior 30-Day Accelerated Health and Fitness Fundraiser Package

Donate $50 to the Wounded Warriors Charity Ride for PTSD: Team Synergy will give you $1111 worth of Free Health and Fitness Services with your package. Synergy’s generous practitioners are donating many of their Services at no charge to offer you this incredible low price package while raising money for the Wounded Warriors foundation in support […]

You’re Invited: Ride with Olympians on May 10 in Support of Canada’s Heroes

Join Team Synergy on Saturday, May 10 as we ride in support of Wounded Warriors Canada, a charity that supports rehabilitation programs for Canadians wounded in combat. Olympic athletes  Melanie McQuaid, Brent McMahon, Max Plaxton and hometown hero Simon Whitfield will join us on the ride this Saturday. Read the great write-up about Saturday’s event […]

Wounded Warriors Need Your Help

This summer marks the hundredth anniversary of the Guns of August and the start of World War I. To mark this somber occasion, I will going riding through France on the Wounded Warriors Battlefield Ride to raise money for PTSD for our Canadian Soldiers. The money we raise provides canine and equine therapy programs, where injured […]

Figuring Out How to Warm Up for a Run

The TC 10K marks the start of the summer running season. By supporting events like the Bazan Bay 5K each year, Synergy is committed to helping people run smarter and faster. Our topic this time: how to warm up for a run. Most of know that completing a warm-up is beneficial for performance and injury […]

Haven’t You Heard? Smoking is Bad for You.

While BC may have the lowest smoking rates in Canada, the question remains: why does anyone still smoke at all? In my practice, patients have successfully quit smoking with the combination of a counselling (which provides strategies for breaking habits before cutting out the nicotine all together) and acupuncture. But while there are treatments that […]