Rob Wighton, RMT most commonly treats patients with chronic neck and shoulder pain, headaches, whiplash, low back pain, and overuse injuries such as plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder or carpal tunnel.
Specific conditions Rob has recently treated include:
- Numbness and tingling in arms and hands due to nerve entrapment by hypertoned muscles in the shoulders and neck
- Hip and knee pain due to long-term knee joint dysfunction
- Jaw pain and dysfunction (clicking and popping) due to clenching and grinding the teeth
- General stress and anxiety due to preparation for and recovery from cancer surgery
His strong background in athletics and weight training is an asset when working with athletes or helping patients to recover from injuries. Rob also has a special interest in treating painful or stressful chronic conditions and helping to break the pain-tension cycle that often develops in these cases.
Rob’s practice includes a combination of slow rhythmical relaxation techniques and deeper therapeutic modalities. In addition to general Swedish massage, his practice may include techniques such as:
- deep tissue massage
- myofascial release therapy
- trigger point therapy
- muscle energy techniques
- joint mobilizations
- craniosacral techniques
“I sought Rob’s help with my first truly serious injury after more than a decade of participating in endurance sports such as marathons and long distance triathalons. Not only did Rob quickly and accurately diagnose my problem, he also effectively communicated about the problem and his treatment plan. Rob listened carefully to the feedback I was able to give him and continually modified his treatments based on that information.
“I believe Rob greatly sped up my recovery time and allowed me to be even stronger than I was before the injury. I look forward to working with Rob to prevent further reoccurences or any other problems that crop up. I have no hesitation recommending Rob to anyone suffering a sports related injury.”
– Chris S.
“The first thing I noticed about Rob is his maturity and dedication to his profession. He works confidently and intuitively. He has a great sense of humor and I have always felt at ease when receiving treatments from him. Rob has worked extensively on some major musculo-skeletal issues I was having and we achieved major results. I will continue to see Rob for treatments as often as I can.”
– Amanda W.
“Thanks to Rob Wighton, I am back on my feet, doing the activities I love. I came to Rob suffering from stubborn, persistent plantar fasciitis (heel pain) that had kept me from my favourite sport, running, for months. Treatment from Rob was ongoing, and at times painful, but very effective. After several weeks I began to see progress, and on his advice I began cross training, swimming and cycling, to let my foot heal while retaining my conditioning. Eventually I was able to run again, and now I’m a triathlete! I highly recommend Rob for his expertise in treating plantar fasciitis and his understanding of the needs of athletes.”
– Victoria K.
Rob is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. The full-time, 2 ½ year, 3000-hour program has some of the highest standards of training in the world. Assessment is one of Rob’s strongest skills and he welcomes the challenge of difficult-to-diagnose problems.
Rob was introduced to this profession by his wife Shanna who also works as a registered massage therapist. Rob’s previous career experience includes work as a personal trainer, basketball coach, high school tutor, and childcare supervisor.
In his own words:
“Massage therapy is a rewarding career because it combines the intellectual challenge of assessment, the interpersonal connection with patients, the opportunity to educate, and the chance to make a positive difference in the lives of others. I work hard to create a calm, peaceful and healing environment to share with my patients.”
|Mondays 10 am - 8 pm|
|Tuesdays 10 am - 8 pm|
|Wednesdays 10 am - 8 pm|
|Thursdays 10 am - 8 pm|
Please note the Union Bank building’s main doors are locked on statutory holidays, and in the evening after 6 pm. Your therapist will come down to the main doors 5 minutes before your appointment to let you into the building.