The Doctor of Chiropractic is a neuromusculoskeletal specialist, who 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, 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 specialize in treating 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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Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, specializing 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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Prescription orthotics are medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics work on the feet in the same way braces work on the teeth – by exerting gentle consistent pressure to bring muscles, ligaments and bones back into proper alignment. The overwhelming majority of lower limb problems, and a fair number of lower back, knee, and hip complaints, are caused by abnormal biomechanics of the foot. A large percentage of these problems can be successfully treated with shoe inserts – called orthotics.
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Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that has been used for centuries to treat a wide range of conditions. Traditionally it is based on the theory that energy, called Qi, flows through the body along different pathways, known as meridians. When there is interference along these pathways, it causes an imbalance or stagnation of QI, resulting in illness. Acupuncture is used to correct the imbalances by the insertion of thin sterile needles into certain acupuncture points along the meridian.
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 is a therapeutic taping method that uses a uniquely designed elastic tape. The application of this tape enhances the function of many different tissues and physiological systems. This facilitates the body’s own natural healing process and movement by structurally lifting the skin.
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.
A traditional therapy used for relief from muscle spasms, back pain, joint pain, sciatica and arthritic and rheumatic problems, digestive issues and respiratory illness. It’s a simple method of pulling “stuck,” stagnant and congealed blood, and body fluids out of an injured area. Cupping uses negative pressure (suction) to release rigid soft tissue, drain excess fluids and toxins, loosen adhesions, lift connective tissue and increase blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles.
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.
If you are like most people, I imagine there are specific goals you have for your health and your life. Perhaps you want more energy and are tired of always being tired. Maybe you have those nagging sweet cravings that you can’t seem to get under control. Or, perhaps it’s time to finally figure out how to look and feel great in your own body. Does any of this sound familiar?
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.
If you are ready to make some real changes in your life and learn how to reach YOUR goals, I have a special invitation for you. I’d like to invite you to a free initial health consultation, where you’ll have the opportunity for undivided attention from someone who wants to support you to look and feel better!
This 30-minute confidential session, available in-person, allows you to:
• Identify your health goals and what you’ve always imagined for your life.
• Figure out what you truly want to accomplish long-term for yourself and maybe even your family
• Understand how you may be getting in your own way of reaching these goals.
• Learn how to have my support to permanently reach your goals by participating in one of my health coaching options
This session could very well be a turning point in your life. So, are you ready to make your goals a reality?
Your next step is to schedule your session. Please contact me at email@example.com or 403-912-5115 to reserve a spot in my schedule for the consultation.
Remember, this session is for you only if you are serious about making some lasting and positive changes in your life. I’d be honored to help you accomplish this.
Please let me know when you are available to focus on yourself and your goals. I very much look forward to hearing from you. My schedule tends to fill up quickly, so please let me know soon. In the meantime, feel free to visit my website at www.JodieCampbell.ca to learn more about how I can help.
The goal of osteopathic treatment is to heal and strengthen the body’s framework, while enhancing the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems within the body. It provides long term results for resilient pain. Pain that may ether be resistant to other modalities or medication.
A Manual Osteopathic practitioner offers an effective, safe and comprehensive treatment
for all ages and capacities! It takes a holistic approach towards client centered wellness and healing based on restoring the balance of structure and function within the body.
Osteopathy utilizes a variety of techniques during treatments such as soft tissue manipulation, osteopathic articular techniques, joint mobilization, cranial and visceral practices to provide comprehensive care. Effectively treating conditions such as:
- Chronic pain
- Temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) pain
- Sports injuries
- Back and neck pain
- Whiplash and accident related injuries
- Imbalances in bio-mechanics
- Digestive and menstrual issues
- Shoulder, knee, hip, ankle and
elbow joint pain
- Carpal tunnel
- And more…