Allan Portelance, Registered Massage Therapist

Allan is passionate about his work, and enjoys working with, and educating his patients so that they can heal and recover from their pain and dysfunctions in a timely fashion. He has successfully treated individuals of all ages with a wide range of physical impairments in the following areas:

CHRONIC CONDITIONS, such as migraine headaches, tinnitus, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

ORTHOPEDIC DYSFUNCTIONS, such as low back pain, whiplash, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, arthritis/disc disease, iliotibial band (ITB) contracture, and scoliosis.

NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS, such as Cerebral Palsy (CP), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

Allan focuses on releasing the “straightjacket” of the Myofascial system. This is done by using a technique called Myofascial Release (MFR).
 
Read more:  http://www.myofascialrelease.com/about/definition.aspx
 
As indicated by your individual assessment, Allan will incorporate other massage therapy techniques to complement MFR, and to achieve your health and wellness goals. Some Complementary Techniques used are:

  • Joint Mobilization
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
  • Swedish Massage
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) (a contract/resist/assist treatment for those with neuromuscular disorders)

 
Allan will work with you to assess your problem areas, and develop a program that will best suit your needs to get you on the road to recovery.
 
Contact Coquitlam Integrated Health to book an appointment with our Registered Massage Therapist, Allan Portelance, today by calling 604 941-LIVE (5483).
 

I have been Allan’s client since the spring of 2014.
 
What makes Allan different from other therapists, is that he takes the time to find the root of the problem and address the issue vs. treating the symptom with only temporary relief. He carefully explains what techniques he uses to treat the specific issue and why. He then follows up with post-treatment suggestions that you can do on your own so you can continue living pain-free.
 
Allan is professional, knowledgeable in MFR, and is very thorough in treating his patients. In addition, his care and skill in working scar tissue have been extremely beneficial to my treatment. I have already recommended him to many friends, family, and colleagues. I would highly recommend Allan to anyone.

Maria-Carmen K.

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