Chiropractors practice primarily using their hands, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, depending on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a history, performing an examination and establishing a diagnosis, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.
Physiotherapy is a primary care, autonomous, client-focused health profession dedicated to improving quality of life by: Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness; Preventing disease, injury, and disability; Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions; Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance; Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions; and Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline
Registered Massage Therapy
Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints for the purpose of optimizing health. Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained, and improved by the use of massage therapy. Also, physical dysfunction/pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented.
Custom orthotics are specially molded from a casting of your foot. They can improve your gait mechanics and can help with several conditions such as plantar fasciosis, ITB compression syndrome, patello-femoral pain syndrome, and shin-splints to name a few.
Sport taping such as kinesiotape enhances proprioception (the brain's ability to know where a body part is) to optimize function and decrease pain.
Cupping therapy is used to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and well-being. The therapist uses special cups on your skin and suction is created to icrease blood circulation to the area.
Active Release Technique
Acute injuries such as sprains and strains and repetitive overuse injuries common to the workplace or athletic training can result in fibrous adhesions (scar tissue). This scar tissue can result in increased tension, pain and dysfunction. ART® is a soft tissue therapy used to locate these adhesions and remove them so that normal motion and function is re-established.
Painless needle insertion technique for the therapeutic purpose of pain relief and modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system and/or its associated effectors. Great for tight muscles and trigger points, formed by decreased blood flow and hence oxygen to that part of the muscle forming a “knot”. Acupuncture is able to stimulate healing and dissipate the knot by bringing blood/oxygen to the site. Electro-acupuncture is used to amplify the effects of acupuncture and to enhance stimulation of neural pathways of inhibited muscles. Electro-acupuncture stimulates these neural pathways.