Care practitionerPractitioner Rob Pearce provides complete head-to-toe musculoskeletal care to clients including high-performance and recreational athletes and those managing arthritis, chronic pain, or illness. His practice supports health maintenance and pain management. Rob works in partnership with his clients to provide personalized treatment and care. Many seek his expertise after other clinical approaches have failed to yield meaningful results.
Client: Bob Smith
Bio: Retired commercial fisherman and boat builder/carpenter.
Reason for becoming a client: Past workplace injury and acute pain/incapacitation. Originally diagnosed with L4-L5 herniation and treated with surgery, chiropractic, physiotherapy, ice, and painkillers.
Treatment approach: Focus on cause(s) of original herniation; massage to gauge muscle tension and assist relaxation; correction of asymmetrical elevation and rotation of hip and pelvis causing abnormal tension and weight bearing.
Frequency: Weekly visits (2-3 per week) and house calls at most acute; monthly visits to reinforce gains.
Outcomes: Improved structural alignment, balance, and pain-free mobility. Freedom to return to function and trade-related hobbies.
Client feedback: “After three weeks flat on my back and the threat of surgery and a wheelchair, I turned to Rob for help. Thanks to his “magic hands,” and some committed effort, I now experience only minimal discomfort first thing in the morning. I visit Rob for a tune-up about once a month, and I’m able to work again at the things I love.”
Victoria Health Show 2014
To kick the year off, Dr. Guan and I hosted a booth at the Victoria Health Show (Pearkes Recreation Centre, Jan. 25-26). The event gave us opportunity to demonstrate what we do, to meet prospective clients and answer a ton of questions. Nearly everyone who stopped by inquired about long-term problems they’ve not found solutions for. Top-of-mind concerns included:
- chronic low back pain
- plantar fasciitis
- chronically tight neck
- shoulder challenges
We always address questions through the lens of our experience and look to explore diagnosis rather than symptoms alone. Many who visited us at the show opted to try sample treatments and were surprised how they felt afterward—a taste of what can change with diligent work. It’s important to us that we demonstrate progress is possible, even after a long search for answers. We really enjoy sharing our knowledge and are happy to field questions you might have for us at any time.
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left to right: Nora Morcos, Bing Guan, Beverly Norman, Jade Chen and Rob Pearce
My private practice is situated within the multidisciplinary Guan Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine in downtown Victoria where I share space with four talented and complementary practitioners. They’re a caring group, so it’s great to exchange ideas and tap into their expertise on behalf of my clients. Our door is open if you want to say hello or find out more about what we offer.
Tel: 250.415.5630 I Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.AlexanderWorks.ca
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Here are answers to the top-five questions I’m asked about my practice. Feel free to share your comments and questions.
What is Structural Dynamic Therapy?
The principles of tensegrity—the study of tension and compression in the body—combined with bodywork approaches used in Western and Chinese healing traditions. An emerging philosophy, it’s characterized by its own vocabulary and unique take on related disciplines such as Chinese massage, chiropractic, and physiotherapy. The focus is preserving and restoring the integrity of the musculoskeletal system to facilitate natural movement. It aims to minimize lifestyle disruptions that result when this system is compromised.
Why is it used?
To maintain the function of healthy joints and muscles and to address physical concerns such as pain, discomfort and loss of mobility.
Who can benefit from treatment?
Individuals of all ages who are looking to maintain healthy movement, and those seeking relief from pain due to illness or acute injury. The approach considers both symptoms and causes. Clients range from high-performance athletes to seniors managing arthritis.
How does it work?
The model views treatment as a partnership between client and practitioner. Rather than excluding the individual from the process, the therapy uses client feedback as a guide to treatment. This collaborative approach produces more effective and longer-lasting results.
Where can I learn more?
Existing clients will tell you it’s hard to describe the technique, but easy to say how it makes them feel; many report feeling ‘lighter’ and ‘stronger’ after treatment. Because the discipline is tailored to individual needs and biomechanics, the experience is unique to you.
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Finding a care practitioner who is a good fit for you is no small task. There are lots of musculoskeletal experts to choose from and many ways to search.
Asking friends and family for recommendations is a great place to start. Mine their experiences—ask about a therapist’s approach and the degree to which treatment was effective. Most importantly, determine whether your loved ones would go back.
Even with glowing references in hand, you’ll want to meet with a prospective practitioner to assess their ability to answer your needs. A few simple questions can guide this conversation:
- What is their experience with your particular concern or goal?
- Are symptoms and causes considered? Can you expect a treatment plan?
- How many visits might be required?
- How will “success” be measured?
- What is their preferred method of working with clients?
- Are they open to insights or information you might have to share?
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You’ll arm yourself with facts, but also gauge your level of rapport and comfort in the treatment setting. Getting the most out of your sessions is about more than your therapist’s credentials; a worthwhile practitioner welcomes dialogue and is open to collaboration. Being able to exchange freely is often the quickest route to resolution and one that can unlock even long-standing conditions—after all, you know your body best.
Structural Dynamic TherapyNew and existing clients welcome
Rob specializes in Structural Dynamic Therapy, a technique that balances the relationship between tension and compression in the body.
The approach supports lasting relief from the pain of injury or chronic health conditions, improved athletic performance and recovery, and optimum health and mobility for clients of all ages.
To find out how the treatment can benefit you, please contact Rob. To learn how it has benefited others, see client profiles.
What to expectPrepare for your first visit
Structural Dynamic Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that combines techniques from Chinese and Western bodywork styles. Clients often liken the treatment experience to massage, joint mobilization, or the physical therapies most familiar to them.
Your personal comfort is a priority. Clients are encouraged to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to appointments. Change facilities are provided for your convenience.
Rates60 minute appointments
Initial visit $100 I Follow-up visits $90 *Gift certificates available*
Rob received his certification in Structural Dynamic Therapy in 2009 under the guidance of mentor and orthopaedic surgeon (China) Dr. Bing Jun Guan. The two now share a private practice at the Guan Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Victoria, BC.
Rob holds additional certifications in reflexology (Reflexology Association of Canada), Thai foot reflexology and Jin Shin Do facial acupressure. Training in Hawaiian Huna and Reiki furthered his study of meridians and energy flow within the body.
- Name: Rob Pearce
- Address: 111-1026 Johnson St, (between Vancouver & Cook)Victoria, BC V8V 3N7 - MapLocated within the Guan Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Phone: 250.812.3354 Hours: Mon to Sat 9am-5pm