Common conditions that we treat include:
- Wellness Care
- Back/Neck Pain
- Pain Down Arms/Legs
- Shoulders/Hip Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Pregnancy/Menstrual Cramps
- Muscle/Joint Pain or Stiffness
- Work/Sport Injuries
- Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
- TMJ (Jaw Pain)
- Nutritional and Lifestyle Counselling
The term chiropractic literally means practicing using the hands. Chiropractic is about treating the root of the problem, not the symptoms. Chiropractors are professionals trained to take thorough history, diagnose and treat neck, back, headaches and other musculoskeletal conditions also including extremities (arms and legs). Spinal manipulation is known for giving quick and long lasting relief by aligning the segments of the spine, clearing any nerves that might have been irritated. Chiropractic care also helps correct poor posture along with offering ergonomic, nutritional lifestyle counselling that could be a factor for the symptoms. Chiropractic is also about preventive care, educating you how to prevent yourself from reinjuring.
As for someone who does not have severe pain, you should at least go for a check-up by a chiropractor 1-2 times a month. Your body is like your car. You bring your car to get maintenance check from using it overtime, your body is also worn off from repetitive work in your daily life activities. You would benefit a lot from chiropractic care for your long term health.
What to Expect
Chiropractic care involves spinal manipulation/adjustments. There are many techniques that can be used, mainly is the diversified technique, which means adjusting each person’s spine is done differently. The determination of different techniques depends on the age group and the medical history. Generally a typical adjustment involves a high force, quick accurate thrust that is pain-free. As for elderly or patients would severe pain or cautious conditions the adjustment would be done with low force meaning the thrust would be more gentle. Adjustments are safe! You might hear a “popping” sound during either types of the adjustment, it is the sound of air/gas releasing from the joint space like opening a can of pop.
Who can benefit from chiropractic?
Everyone can benefit from chiropractic including pregnancy. Patient can get adjusted as early as the day they are born. Chiropractic is beneficial for newborns, infants, toddlers, children, teenage, adults, and geriatrics. If you have some concerns whether an adjustment is safe for that specific individual don’t worry, the licensed chiropractor knows when an adjustment is necessary or when an alternative approach to treat is recommended. Find out for yourself by scheduling a no-obligation consultation to discuss your problems.
Physiotherapy is a treatment that involves using advanced electrical nerve stimulation therapy for quick pain relief from joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Ultrasound therapy may also be used to reduce inflammation and reduce swelling by dissolving scar tissue and adhesions for acute pain. Once you can tolerate the pain level it is important that you stretch out the tight muscles and do active exercises to strengthen the injured muscle area. Home exercises will be advised. Studies have shown great results treating musculoskeletal conditions by physiotherapy exercises with a combination of chiropractic care to restore physical function of the body and prevent from re-injuries.
What to Expect
Upon initial visit, our trained professional conducts a thorough assessment to determine the causes of the problems you are experiencing. Based on this information, an appropriate individualized treatment plan can be designed.
Physiotherapy most commonly involves manual therapy such as muscle strengthening and stretching, to retrain your body to move the way it was designed to. Depending on your needs, your individualized treatment plan may also include the use of passive treatment modalities such as electrical stimulation, or ultrasound therapy to aid in your recovery. You will also be educated about exercises you can do at home for long-term maintenance and injury prevention.
Massage is great in combination with your chiropractic care. While chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and its impact on the nervous system, massage focuses on the 640 muscles of the body. Both disciplines work together to help keep the body in proper alignment, balance and function.
Retraining Your Spine
Long-standing spinal problems are accompanied by ingrained muscle patterns. Muscle spasms and scar tissue are often involved. By augmenting your chiropractic care with massage therapy, these muscle and soft tissue problems can be addressed. This can help speed your recovery and enhance the retraining of your spine.
Types of Massage
There are many different kinds of massage. They all involve systematically working the muscles and other soft tissues of the body to optimize the functioning of the various bodily systems. Massage can enhance your vitality and sense of well-being.
Massage has the following benefits:
- Reduce the development of muscular patterning
- Improve posture and re-balance your body/mind
- Relieve pain in your muscles and joints
- Ease tension in neck, back, arms and legs
- Promote general relaxation
- Eliminate excess fluid retention
Acupuncture is an ancient form of alternative medicine, originating in China. It is a safe and effective method based on the premise to maintain homeostasis of one’s Qi (energy), an essential component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). When the body is healthy, Qi flows smoothly through the body’s meridians – a conceptual network of pathways or channels within the body for the flow of Qi. Along these channels are pressure points, called acupoints, where manual pressure can be applied or a thin needle would be inserted to clear any disturbance in the flow of Qi – which was believed to be the root cause of health ailments. Over thousands of years old, acupuncture is widely practiced throughout the world that consists of both traditional and modernized techniques and is widely researched and used by many allied health professionals.
What to expect:
Although acupuncture is known for the use of needles, other methods include cupping, herbal medicine, heating therapy, acupoint pressure therapy, QiQong (exercise) and GuaSha – a technique that utilizes a massage tool to improve circulation.
Acupuncture needles are thin metal needles (smaller than needles used for blood work or vaccinations) that are inserted into the body’s acupoints or specific areas of the body depending on the patient’s chief concern. Most people feel no pain upon insertion of the needle.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, circulatory imbalances, headaches and many other health ailments.
Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your foot, subtle changes in the way you walk create a chain reaction that affects your posture and the mechanics of how you walk. These changes place stress on the joints higher up in your body. This may lead to foot pain, knee pain, hip pain or back pain.
What Is A Custom Orthotic?
Custom orthotics are a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
Who Needs Custom Orthotics?
Your chiropractor can prescribe custom orthotics to help correct your specific foot and body imbalance. You can help your chiropractor by discussing any nagging foot, leg, or back problems, and even by simply asking if your feet could be part of the problem.
- Arch Pain
- Heel Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Knee Pain
- Hip Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Hammer Toes
- Flat Feet
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Spur