Calgary Back Pain Treatment
Geoff is a Registered Massage Therapist in Calgary who has been working in the acute injury/chronic pain treatment and athletic training field since 1989. He has 7 years of college and university training as well as countless hours of post-graduate continuing education. In 1991/92 Geoff worked and travelled in the NHL as a member of the training staff of the Vancouver Canucks.
From 1989 until 2002 Geoff was a member of the Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia (MTA of BC) and was registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMT of BC). From 2002 until the end of September 2011, he owned and operated a massage therapy practice in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico called Body Mechanics Rehabilitation. While there his patients included former Minnesota Governor & professional wrestling superstar Jesse Ventura and rock-n-roll icon Sammy Hagar.
In October 2011 Geoff and his young family moved to Canada and he began his practice at the Britannia Bodywork and Wellness Centre in Calgary, Alberta. The Centre is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary setting with an enthusiastic group of practitioners dedicated to continuing education, successful treatment outcomes and a tradition of excellence. Dr. Gordon Hasick from the Britannia Clinic, right down the hall from Geoff’s office, is internationally renowned as one of the finest NUCCA practitioners anywhere. Geoff has also had the pleasure of working with other internationally renowned practitioners here, including Dr. Jeff Scholten (NUCCA) and Dr. Curtis Westersund (DDS).
In terms of his manual massage therapy, Geoff is primarily a Neuromuscular Therapist. He has found Neuromuscular Therapy to be an effective methodology for decreasing chronic muscle shortening, trigger points and pain. However, even the very best hands-on therapy is of limited use if not combined with a system of exercise that can be used to retrain joint positioning and overall postural alignment. When a corrective exercise program is properly designed for you and faithfully carried out every day, your muscle balance and function is restored and pain is diminished or eliminated. Geoff prescribes each patient’s corrective exercise program based on a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s unique alignment and movement patterns. Exercises are then taught and supported with video demonstrations when appropriate. This makes it as easy as it can be for patients to follow the exercise prescription on their own. This is the most efficient method to help patients train their bodies out of pain producing postures, for lasting relief from chronic pain problems.
There are neuromuscular therapists and there are corrective exercise experts, but almost nobody practices these two assessment and treatment systems together. Geoff has been doing so for over twenty six years. As far as we know there has never been anyone practicing this particular combined method of assessment/treatment in Alberta, until now.
Geoff’s primary goal is to eliminate your pain, and show you how, together, you can keep it from coming back.
Call Geoff at 403.399.5716 to begin solving your chronic pain problems today!
Claudia is a manual therapist who enjoys seeing how her work improves the lives of others.
In 2004 Claudia graduated from Escuela Tecnica De Capacitacion Para La Estetica Y Terapias Manuales Mashach, A.C., in Puebla, Mexico, with a one year diploma in manual therapy. A large portion of the training she received was in the school’s multidisciplinary teaching clinic, giving her exposure to a very wide variety of healthcare providers, health challenges and therapeutic strategies. Claudia went on to do an internship with the football team at Universidad de las Américas, also in Puebla. After her internship, Claudia moved to Los Cabos, where she worked in a spa environment for four years.
Claudia married Geoff Dakin in 2007 and gave birth to their son Jack in 2011. Later that year Claudia, Geoff and Jack moved to Calgary.
Claudia specializes in the treatment of edema related to illness or injury. She uses Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), which is a very gentle massage system, to facilitate drainage of the lymphatic system and minimize swelling.
If you or someone you love struggles with painful swelling, give Claudia a call today at 587.966.1963!
Registered Massage Therapist
GEOFF DAKIN BPE, RMT
Cel: (403) 399–5716
#603, 550–11 Ave SW
Tel: (403) 452–5055