What We Do - From pain relief to wellness
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession with its own distinct principles and practice. Chiropractic has a primary focus on the musculoskeletal system and the effects on the nervous system. Chiropractic is now the third largest healthcare profession in the world after Dentistry and Medicine.
We will start by working to relieve your pain. Once your initial pain is relieved, you can choose to continue with corrective or maintenance care. With corrective chiropractic, you can restore balance to your body and the curves of your spine. Maintenance care will allow you to address the stresses of daily life and the effects it has on your spine and body.
Chiropractic treatment consists of safe, often gentle, specific adjustments to free joints and other areas of the body that are not moving correctly.
This safe effective treatment is supported by advice on the use of ice, gentle rehabilitative exercise, and lifestyle changes.
What We Treat
About half of all patients who consult a chiropractor do so because of back pain. However, chiropractors also treat many other conditions.
There is scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for low back pain, neck pain, and certain types of headaches (including migraine). Chiropractic can also treat disorders of peripheral joints such as shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, and feet.
Your chiropractor will discuss the different types of treatments available with you. Together, you will decide which techniques and treatments will work best for you.
Your chiropractor may also talk to you about positive lifestyle changes that you can make, such as integrating exercise and proper nutrition in your daily life. We also give out home care instructions when appropriate, such as applying ice to the problem area, as well as doing some rehabilitation if needed.
The techniques that may be employed to treat you include:
Manual procedures: HVLA (Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson); Low force (Activator, SOT); Soft-tissue (Trigger point therapy, FAFTR);
Electro-muscle stimulation with cryotherapy
Exercise, stretches, and other active care;
Psychosocial aspects of patient management;
Education on spinal health, posture, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications;
Emergency treatment and acute pain management;
Recognition of the limitations of chiropractic care, and of the need for referral to other health professionals.
We will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible during the adjustment, though you may feel some discomfort if you are already in severe pain. We welcome your feedback at all times and encourage you to let us know the moment you feel you are not tolerating the adjustment well.
Give our team a call and see if we are able to help you.