Royal City Health & Manual Therapy: an integrated wellness clinic

Opening their first clinic together in 1995, Registered Massage Therapists Rick Tkach and Jeanie Bezdan had a vision of a multidisciplinary clinic offering clients access to a full range of therapies in one place.

"Our original clinic in Burnaby was small with no room to grow," Jeanie remembers. "We had nowhere to assist our clients with therapeutic exercises and were pretty much restricted to massage therapy."

Fast-forward to June 2015 when Rick and Jeanie opened state-of-the-art Royal City Health & Manual Therapy, conveniently located in the Royal City Centre Mall, New Westminster. The clinic features a fully equipped gym for therapeutic exercises, as well as massage therapy rooms, physiotherapy, clinical counselling, and a chiropractic practice in addition to dietician services.

"By offering a holistic, integrated approach to wellness, our clients can access all the therapies they need under one roof," Jeanie explains. "It also means that our professional practitioners can collaborate regarding the direction of a patient's therapy to optimize results."

While Royal City Health has a track record of helping patients with sports injuries, you don't need to be an athlete to benefit from the clinic's rehabilitative services.

"Royal City Health services are available to both athletes and non-athletes," Jeanie says. "Clients receive a full evaluation to discover the underlying cause of their pain or discomfort, and then a therapist helps them set up a personalized program and goal."

Physicians often refer patients to Royal City Health due to the clinic's reputation for results-orientated programs and experienced therapists and service providers. Clients can also self-refer for any of Royal City Health's services and programs.

"Once your course of treatment is complete," Jeanie says, "you'll receive periodic calls to ensure that you continue to do well."

For more information on Royal City Health's integrated rehabilitation services, call 604.524.4446, visit the website at, email, or stop by the clinic at 210-610 Sixth Street, New Westminster. Royal City Health can also be found on Facebook.

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