Registered Massage Therapists have been providing regulated, manual therapy in Ontario since 1919. Massage Therapy can effectively treat a wide variety of conditions and help alleviate the symptoms of many medical conditions. Some reasons patients seek Massage Therapy include:
• Pain reduction
• Better movement
• Sport performance gains
• General relaxation
A pre-treatment interview and assessment will allow us to discuss your goals. Treatment time is your time – I will suggest how I can best help you, but the decision is always yours. You, and only you, can decide how you want to be treated. Together we can create a treatment plan that respects your choices while helping you reach your goals. I utilize the following techniques (alone of in combination):
• Uses oil, lotion or cream
• Pressure can be modified from light to quite deep
• Slower strokes will be relaxing and sedating, rapid ones more energizing
• Done with the hands, fingers, elbows, forearms
• Derm = skin ; neuro = nervous system ; modulation = change
• No oil, lotion or cream is used
• Uses knowledge of the nervous system to apply sustained, gentle stretch to the skin to provide safe, novel stimuli to the nervous system
• This novel stimuli can help reduce pain and ease chronic muscle tension
• Uses oil, lotion or cream
• A Swedish Massage using the feet instead of the hands
• Broad surface of the foot permits deep pressure without feeling pointy
• Depth without discomfort means not sacrificing the calming effect of the massage for the desired pressure
I came to Dr. Mark in extreme pain caused by an injury, his continuous treatment and care has enabled me to live pain free with more freedom of movement than I had before the injury.
Clear Path Chiropractic has been an invaluable source of pain relief for me. My experience there, from the first visit was exceptional and I owe it all to Dr. Mark Kubert. One of the funniest people I know Dr. Kubert is like a chiropractor a therapist and a stand up comedian all in one! Throughout my treatments with him I became pain free in my back as well as my hip and became able to do my job without feeling the need to cry, now I am still pain free and I understand the steps to take to keep it that way. Always knowledgeable and light hearted, Dr. Kubert never puts you outside of your comfort zone. I give full recommendation to Clear Path to anyone experiencing pain or discomfort or to anyone who wants to stay pain free.
I'll be 40 years old this year. Given the man that I was in my early 20s (overweight, inactive), it probably wouldn't be surprising to hear that I began chiropractic treatment with Dr. Mark Kubert to deal with a body that was constantly aching from a sedentary lifestyle. Fortunately, that wasn't exactly the case. I began seeing Mark for chiropractic treatments to help prevent injury while I was training for various races. Not only did Mark help me stay in tip-top shape, he also helped me deal with some of the strains of over worked muscles (which led to a wonky ankle/foot, and a strangely tight shoulder). Most of all, Mark made sure to talk to me like a person, and not just another patient file. He truly cares about my entire health - from the food I eat, to the amount of down time I have. From my experience, this is not the norm. If you're feeling off, you should drop in and see him. His smile is more than enough to brighten your day. He's also an exceptional chiropractor.
I have suffered chronic headaches for several years with no exact cause. Sincemy first appointment almost 2 years ago, it was obvious that Dr. Mark Kubert truly listened to my concerns and took the time to talk through my situation and his advice. Through regular visits, he address the aspects of my headaches that arise from the bones, muscles and nerves in my neck, back and shoulders. Dr. Kubert also gives me stretches and exercises that I can do at home to compliment his care. Seeing Dr. Kubert at Clear Path is an enjoyable and worthwhileexperience.
Mark's professionalism goes a long way in making a patient comfortable and confident in the treatment that he performs and prescribes. It is nice dealing with a chiropractor who is interested in the root of a problem and wants to help solve it.
Dr. Mark & Dr. Julie have been truly wonderful in serving our chiropractic needs. Taking the time to listen to concerns and problems, taking the time to interact with our kids, and taking the time to inform and show us how to prevent injuries by stretching.
I used to suffer from chronic, severe pain in my temperomandibular joint (TMJ). The treatment and exercises that Dr. Julie Gill prescribed have succeeded in keeping me pain free to date. Thank you Dr Gill.
We at Tacoma Engineers had the privilege of participating in Mark’s Wellness Presentations. Each session was engaging, entertaining and VERY informative! Mark’s ability to dissect the plethora of health-related information we’re bombarded with on a daily basis through numerous media formats, to focus on key and time-tested principles, in order to improve upon our day-to-day lives from an overall health perspective, is truly remarkable.