Chiropractic is one of the largest primary-contact health care professions in Ontario. It is a non-invasive, hands-on technique that focuses on treating the muscles, nerves and joints of the body, allowing the spine and nervous system to function optimally.
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with every day and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment technique commonly used in the care of pregnant women for symptoms such as (but not limited to) low back pain, sciatic neuralgia, and pelvic pain.
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of stainless steel acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. Many effects of Acupuncture are produced by the stimulation of nerve receptors in skin and muscle through release of various substances that cause an increase of local blood flow and encourage tissue healing.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment method used to treat intense and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Shockwave therapy uses high-energy, short wavelength acoustic waves called shockwaves to treat tendons, fascia, bone and periosteum (membrane on bones). This energy is applied directly to the site of injury in order to: 1. Increase local blood flow 2. Break down scar tissue and adhesions 3. Decrease pain 4. Create an optimal environment for cellular repair and tissue healing
Immediate therapies are imperative following a car accident. 4 post car accident symptoms not to ignore - Headache & dizziness - Neck pain - Low back pain - Tingling and numbness
Compression stockings apply graduated pressure that promotes blood flow from your legs back towards your heart. From there, the oxygenated blood is re-circulated throughout the body. BENEFITS - Decreases swelling - Decreases lactic acid build-up in exercise - Can help with shin splints - Prevent and maintain varicose veins - Decreases tiredness and achy legs - Prevents ulcers - Prevents DVT’s (deep vein thrombosis) - Decreases risk of venous insufficiency
Custom made orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance.