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It’s no secret that we’re always on the lookout for the latest and greatest in fitness — from meditative sanctuaries that like to cycle to basement-vibe boxing boutiques, there’s no shortage of unique workout spots in Vancouver. But it’s not every day that we come across an innovative, modern, and (some might say) “boutique,” chain of physiotherapy clinics.
While we love getting a little competitive in HIIT classes, we recognize that strengthening, aligning, and maintaining your body is just as important as pushing it to the limit. And Myodetox, a modern physiotherapy practice, knows what might work for the masses might not be best for you.
From their minimalistic-chic clinics to their “smart” treatments, Myodetox uses a unique approach to physiotherapy that we’ve never seen before — a whole new standard for personalized health programming in North America.
Whether you’re suffering from an injury or want to maximize the way your body can move, each Myodetox location is staffed with a team of expert therapists (all from either physiotherapy, chiropractic, or massage therapy backgrounds) that combine manual therapy with functional movement programming to get their clients moving to their fullest potential. First, you can expect an incredibly thorough consultation—discussing everything from daily habits and medical history to work life, activity level, and goals—and "Body Scan" taking a deep-dive into the imbalances of your body. This is followed by a hands-on personalized treatment aimed to correct imbalances in motion and designed to optimize what your body can do.
From massage therapy to myofascial release to light bodyweight (or kettlebell) exercise to acupuncture, their therapists will walk you through the process of what’s best for your body based on your history, current state, and comfortability. But while this might sound like your standard practice, it’s not even close. No way have your previous encounters with physical therapy included beverage service, an in-house “Music Stylist” pushing the hottest tracks through a bumpin’ sound system, and the calming scent from a Saje Natural Wellness essential oil diffuser purifying the air.
Myodetox’s newest Vancouver flagship is opening its doors in Kitsilano at the beginning of 2020, strategically placed between neighbours TurF and outdoors retailer Arc'teryx. With clean lines, an industrial-chic aesthetic, and marbled accents placed throughout the clinic, the Vancouver flagship screams “not your parent’s physiotherapy clinic.” The purposeful design of the hydration stations and exercise area feel luxurious — but not in a pretentious way. It’s fancy yet functional.
And the open-concept treatment area is covered in light wood paneling creating a bright and welcoming environment, even on the rainiest days. There’s also the option to close curtains around each massage bed based on the client’s requests, along with their dimly-lit private treatment room which allows for an even-more-tailored experience.
With ten locations across Vancouver, Toronto, and Los Angeles, plus new locations in development, Myodetox is changing the way recovery and manual therapy are viewed — and we’re feeling really good (actually feel it after a session at their clinic) about the future!
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