The Doctor of Chiropractic works directly with the nerves, bones, muscles, and joints of the body. These are the essential parts of the body that control your posture and your ability to move. When these parts of your body do not function well or are injured, they present as common conditions like neck and back pain, headaches, numbness and tingling, and poor sleep. Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-invasive approach to treating common musculoskeletal conditions, and complications arising from treatment are rare.
There have been many controlled and independent research studies that have repeatedly shown that chiropractic care is safe and effective for treating low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other conditions relating to the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors assess and treat patients with disorders related to the spine, extremities, and pelvis and their effects on the nervous system. Chiropractors treat all regions of the body, including shoulders, knees, ankles, and wrists.
Chiropractors can treat dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system with techniques such as joint manipulation, or adjustments (to help decrease pain and increase mobility), soft tissue techniques (to decrease scar tissue and restore function), as well as prescribing strengthening, stretching, and rehabilitation exercises to help restore function. 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. If the nervous system is functioning without interference, the entire body functions at its best.
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Pelvic Floor Phyisotherapy
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists that work in pelvic floor physiotherapy assess and treat the muscles of the pelvic floor and surrounding areas. The pelvic floor organs such as the bladder, colon, and uterus are supported by muscles which are located within the pelvis and sacrum. Pelvic floor dysfunction can be present when these supporting muscles are either too tight, or too weak.
Who would benefit from Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Long story short, everyone could benefit from a pelvic floor assessment! More specifically, conditions that would require a pelvic floor assessment would be:
- Urinary incontinence (urge related and/or stress related)
- Fecal incontinence
- Pregnancy and post-partum
- Pelvic organ prolapse(s)
- Painful urination
- Painful intercourse
- Painful bowel movements
- Lower back pain
- Hip pain
An assessment can include an external and internal examination of the pelvic floor including the skin, fascia, and muscles. An internal exam is not always necessary, and will be fully discussed with each patient upon the assessment.
What is it?
Vestibular therapy deals with the complications of vertigo and/or dizziness. If you have been suffering with the feeling of the world spinning around you, feeling “wavy or woozy”, losing your balance, feeling light headed, feeling like you are rocking on a boat, or just feeling “off” vestibular therapy may help. Vestibular therapy can also help relieve dizziness and other symptoms sustained from a concussion through sports or a motor vehicle accident.
What happens in an assessment?
During an assessment your therapist will ask questions about your vertigo/dizziness. They will also perform some tests that will include balance, eye movements, head movements and using infrared goggles to see what happens to your eyes when you are in complete darkness. Sometimes this will flare your system up and may make you feel a little sick, or nauseous but it should pass fairly quickly.
How can it help?
Vestibular therapy uses a mixture of home exercise programs specifically tailored to the cause of your vertigo and manual maneuvers to help rid you of your dizziness/vertigo. Depending on the cause of your vertigo some issues can be treated and resolved in just one visit!
Our physiotherapist Erin has completed her full certification in vestibular therapy in Atlanta, Georgia, and has also been treating this patient population over the past 3 years with great success!
Physiotherapists are highly educated experts that aim to get you moving, and keep you moving. They have advanced knowledge on how the human body moves, and what stops it moving. More specifically, they are trained specialists of the human musculoskeletal system (muscle, bone, joint and soft tissue), biomechanics, physical rehabilitation, therapeutic exercise, and the physical/physiological impacts of health and disease. Physiotherapists will be able to recognize the signs of a serious health condition, and will recommend a doctor’s visit, if necessary.
Within a session, they use hands-on treatment techniques to help restore, maintain, and maximize optimal function and quality of life.
Physiotherapists are trained in being able to assess, diagnose, and treat physical symptoms and limited movement that are caused by injury, aging, disability or health conditions. They aim to help patients understand the underlying causes of the pain or condition. Treatment plans are customized for the patient to restore independence, maximize movement and flexibility, reduce pain, manage chronic symptoms, and take back control of their lives. Furthermore, they will teach patients to stay well, avoid future injury and achieve their best quality of life.
Physiotherapists excel in the treatment of many conditions. The following is a list of conditions that a physiotherapist can help with:
- Back pain/injury
- Chronic pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Carpal tunnel,
- Whiplash/neck injury,
- Pregnancy related pain,
- Shoulder pain,
- Tendonitis (all parts of the body)
- Urinary incontinence,
- TMJ dysfunction,
- Postural dysfunction,
- Workers Compensation Board (WCB) claims,
- Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) claims,
- Muscle weakness,
- Post-Surgical Rehab
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Don’t wait for a referral. Visit a physiotherapist as soon as pain or discomfort gets in your way.
Treatments Offered by your Physiotherapist:
- Manual Therapy
- Graston Technique for soft tissue mobilization
- Dry Needling/IMS
- Cupping (static/dynamic)
- Therapeutic Ultrasound
- Variety of Taping techniques
- Pelvic floor exams
- Many more…
Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, in relief for a wide range of conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction, pain management, rehabilitation, and stress-related tension. Massage therapy uses a scientific method of using the hands to restore function and can aid with the healing process of many physical, mental and emotional ailments. Our Massage Therapists are registered through an organization who oversees required training and testing for all practitioners.
We offer a range of massage techniques including: deep tissue, hot stone, sports/rehab massage, relaxation. We have several massage therapists who do direct billing to most insurance companies, as well as RCMP, Veterans Affairs. All of our therapists meet the national standard and are covered by extended health benefits.
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The scientific explanation of acupuncture relates to the stimulation of the nerves and neuro-hormonal reflexes. This stimulates the body to produce endorphins (a naturally occurring pain-relieving chemical) as well as the anti-inflammatory and healing response. It is a safe and effective treatment method and is commonly used as an adjunct to other therapies in clinical practice.
Acupuncture is effective in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, such as headaches, rotator cuff injuries, tennis/golfer’s elbow, sciatica, hip pain, osteoarthritis, and many sport injuries. Other common conditions, such as stress, fibromyalgia, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, induction of labour etc. have also been known to benefit from acupuncture.
Kinesio taping can be used to treat muscles, nerves, joints, pain, and swelling.
When applied properly, Kinesio Tape assisted in re-educating the neuromuscular system, reduce pain, optimize performance, prevent injury, and improve circulation and healing.
In addition, it stimulates the organ-related zones in the skin to further improve the function of inner organs, including liver, stomach, intestines, and kidneys. Cupping is also thought to increase immunity in a particular area, since the suction causes the release of a histamine-like substance in the skin, which stimulates the immune system.
Benefits can include:
- Increased blood circulation
- Acute and chronic soft tissue injury
- Stimulating to the lymphatic system (reducing edema/swelling)
- Removes congestion in joints & increased secretion of synovial fluid
- Stimulates parasympathetic system (reducing anxiety, fatigue, high blood pressure)
- Digestive problems such as stomach ache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation
- Increases digestive secretions and enhances peristaltic (intestinal muscle contraction) movement on intestines
- Gynecological problems such as dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)
- Lung problems such as cold, fever, cough, asthma
Cupping is the oldest and most globally practiced medical treatment in human history. Most cultures can produce historical evidence that some variation of cupping was used regularly in their medical histories. Cupping is an incredibly ancient and universal practice that spans both East and West, so talk to your practitioner about incorporating some cupping into your next treatment.
As a Health Coach, I support my clients to make step-by-step changes to their food and lifestyle, so that they permanently reach their goals. I support them to do so in a way that’s enjoyable and easily integrated into their lives.
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This 30-minute confidential session, available in-person, allows you to:
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This session could very well be a turning point in your life. So, are you ready to make your goals a reality?
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