SPORTS MEDICINE ACUPUNCTURE® VANCOUVER
Holds a Bachelors in Kinesiology
• Assess injuries through orthopaedic testing
• Enables her to blend acupuncture with rehabilitation
• Patients have improved recovery time and can get back to the activities they enjoy
Certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture®
• She focuses on treating injuries both sport and work related
• Patients can have confidence in their diagnosis and treatment goals
Works at The Electra Health Floor
• Established health clinic in downtown Vancouver
• Assurance that our receptionist is there to answer your questions and connect you with your health care professional
Jessica Zerr Kilb BKin, RAc, C.SMA
Jessica Zerr Kilb is a Registered Acupuncturist, Certified Sports Medicine Acupuncture Specialist® and Kinesiologist in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. She completed her education at the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, Alberta and graduated with a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma. She advanced her education with a two-month acupuncture and herbal internship at the Mianyang TCM Hospital in China, where she studied with renowned TCM doctors. Prior to studying acupuncture Jessica obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary and in 2015 she completed her Sports Medicine Acupuncture® certification.
With this background, and her strong foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jess focuses on treating injuries both sport and work related. Conditions such as tennis elbow, achilles tendonitis, sciatica, shin splints, shoulder tension and rotator cuff injuries, all respond very well to acupuncture. Using a modern approach to an ancient medicine, Jessica combines kinesiology and acupuncture to provide a comprehensive treatment plan including exercises and activity modifications to suit their individual needs. Jess’s goal is to help her patients achieve their optimal health, giving them the freedom to do the things they enjoy most in life. By educating her patients about their treatment plan, she provides them with the tools to continue their healing outside of the clinic. In her spare time Jess likes to sail, kiteboard, wakeboard, snowboard, play volleyball and travel.
The placement and number of needles will be selected specifically for each patient based on their current condition. For the treatment of injuries, acupuncture needles are placed at the site of the injury as well as on the extremities. The points will help improve blood flow and qi (energy) to the area.
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Tiny electrodes may be attached to some of the needles to send a micro pulse through the injured tissue. The frequency and intensity is adjusted to the patient’s comfort level. It is an especially effective technique for tissue in the body with a low blood supply. It works by increasing blood flow to the area, which will improve the healing process.
A traditional Chinese massage therapy technique used to aid in the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Techniques include rolling, kneading and pressing on the affected and surrounding area.
Glass cups are suctioned onto the skin where there may be scar tissue or “sticky” fascia. It is a very gentle technique that helps the fascia to move freely again and release tension in the muscles. I like to refer to it as a reverse massage.