Neck Pain:

Neck pain is a common source of disability among Canadians, especially in women. Burning-like pain, numbness and/or weakness into the shoulder blades, arms and hands is common. Other symptoms may include headaches, jaw pain and acute pain into the ear. Most neck pain sufferers have repeated flare ups and remissions and never really have full resolution of the problem. Neck pain can be successfully treated if the cause of the problem is identified.

– Do you have a hard time turning your head left or right?
– Does your neck hurt if you’re looking down at your tablet or laptop for too long?
– Do you suffer from headaches at the back of the head, behind the eyes, across the forehead or just on one side?
– Do you have burning pain into the shoulder blades or on the shoulder ridges?
– Do you experience heaviness in the arm(s) that comes and goes?
– Do you experience numbness in the arms or hand?
– Does your neck hurt when driving or checking your blind spot?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, you are most likely suffering from mechanical neck pain or a pinched nerve in the neck. The best form of assessing and treating mechanical neck pain is the McKenzie Method.

Lower Back Pain:

Low back pain is among the most common problem affecting 4 out of 5 Canadians at any point in their lives. Low back pain can have a fast or gradual onset and can often cause leg pain, leg weakness and leg numbness. The successful treatment of back pain always involves identifying the cause of the problem.

  • Do you have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning because your back is stiff and sore?
  • Do you ever feel like you’re not quite standing up straight?
  • Or you have trouble getting up from a chair or couch?
  • Do you have back pain after prolonged sitting at the desk or in the car?
  • Do you avoid certain activities because your back will ‘pay for it’ the following day?
  • Does your back pain change from day to day? Ie. Good days and bad days? Do you experience feelings of heaviness in the leg?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above, you are most likely suffering from mechanical low back pain. Translation: there may be a problem with the moving parts of the spine. The best form of assessing and treating mechanical low back pain is the McKenzie Method.


Mariana received her Honours B.A. at the University of Toronto and her Master's of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen's University. Since graduating from Queen's in 2011, Mariana's post-graduate studies include The McKenzie Method- Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Post- Concussion Management, Acupuncture, Kinesiotaping, and Chronic Pain Management.

Mariana's clinical experience ranges from treating simple acute injuries to complex and chronic injuries and conditions. Her approach is accurate diagnosing of orthopedic conditions, hands-on treatment and developing active treatment programs. Mariana strives to expertly manage and prevent injuries through mechanical medicine and active rehabilitation. Mariana has great success in resolving lower back and neck injuries as well as rotator cuff and meniscal injuries. Mariana aims to provide her long-term solutions for their joint pain.

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