Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on approach that focuses on addressing the cause of a problem, not just the symptoms. Chiropractors use various diagnostic methods, including x-rays and orthopaedic testing, to diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders related to the spine, nervous system, and joints, including shoulders, knees, ankles, and wrists. They are specialists in using exact, gentle manipulations to make you feel great.

Chiropractic treatment also includes diet and exercise programs and takes a holistic approach to help restore your body to its optimal health. Chiropractors can also give you strategies to help prevent future injuries, such as prescribing core strengthening exercises to help stabilize your spine and strengthen your abdominal muscles.

After meeting with you to discuss your concerns and any relevant medical history, our chiropractors will develop a comprehensive, individual plan to address your health concerns or goals. Your treatment plan might include some of the following options:

  • Joint manipulation and mobilization
  • Soft tissue treatments (primarily myofascial release techniques)
  • Active Release Techniques® (ART)
  • Graston® Technique
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises to help with rehabilitation and injury prevention
  • Lifestyle counselling
  • Custom orthotics to help with a variety of conditions from low back pain to plantar fasciitis

How Chiropractic can help you

  • Are you suffering from low back pain?
  • Do your headaches never seem to go away?
  • Have you been injured at work or suffer from repetitive strain injuries?
  • Have you been injured in a car accident resulting in injuries, including whiplash?
  • Are you active in sports, but after the game have stiff joints or shooting pains?
  • Are you pregnant with an aching back?
  • Do you suffer from fibromyalgia or other chronic pain conditions?
  • Are you having trouble enjoying retirement because those aches and pains are getting in the way?
  • Are you concerned with the health of your whole body, and are looking for a different approach to health care?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should arrange a consultation with one of our chiropractors.

Pediatric care

Just as chiropractic care is an important part of your health, it is equally important for child’s health. In infants and toddlers, it encourages good neural plasticity (brain and nerve development) and can help resolve breastfeeding issues and colic. It also supports “first-class” nerve communication throughout the body to promote health and well-being,encourages children to thrive by supporting digestive strength, and strengthens your child’s immunity, encouraging fewer colds, ear-aches, and general illnesses. As children get more mobile, it promotes body balance by helping to resolve poor posture, asthma, allergies, and bed-wetting.

Our recommended Well-Child schedule:

  • First month of life (ASAP!) to help resolve any issues from birth position or birth trauma
  • Every 3 months for the first year
  • Every 6-12 months for every year thereafter

Other times to consider bringing a child in for an appointment are major milestones, such as starting to sit up, crawl, and walk; if he or she experiences a trauma or fall; or if you notice any signs of imbalance, such as limping or head tilting. If you have any concerns about your child’s motor development, talk to your chiropractor or doctor.