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Understanding Pain

One thing I think we can all agree on is, that there is nothing worse than being in pain. We all know what it feels like, and most of us have experienced it more than once. But how much do you really understand about pain?

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  • Why it occurs
  • The different types and degrees of it
  • What effects it has on your body’s general movement
  • How it causes you to move differently
  • And how those changes in movement have potential long-term consequences



If you’re interested to learn the answers to any of those points, then you need to check out THIS post. The article will give you a new perspective on pain and explain how you can address it properly to prevent long-term compensations. It was written by a good friend of mine who is also a local chiropractor, Dr. Kristian Frantzen. Dr. Frantzen works out of Satori Integrative Health and LifeMark at the Richmond Olympic Oval. He specializes in the treatment of dysfunctional movement patterns, musculoskeletal conditions and sports-related injuries. He also treats me, along with many other BIM staff members and clients, so I can say with confidence that his treatment practices are successful in reducing pain and improving the quality of movement.

If you find yourself with questions after reading it, or are currently suffering from pain, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me ( or Dr. Frantzen ( We’d both be happy to help.

Here’s to a happy and pain-free life!




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About the author

Andrea Lawson has been a practicing Kinesiologist since 2008 and is the founder of Balance in Motion, a training facility created for people to rehabilitate from injuries, improve athletic performance, and crush their health and fitness goals. She is passionate about providing a space where anyone can step foot in and feel both comfortable and productive no matter the injury, age, or stage they may be at in their fitness journey. With this vision, Andrea has witnessed her clients achieve goals they never thought possible, and gain unmatched levels of confidence in themselves, helping them to Go Beyond Better.