Why Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractors specialize in spinal and joint alignments, including the muscles and tissues that connect them. Your brain, spinal cord and the rest of your nerves control every aspect of your body. That is why spinal health is impertinent in chiropractic care.
ARE YOU NEW TO US?
HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST CHIROPRACTIC VISIT.
Fill out some intake forms describing you, your health history and your health goals. These can be done digitally upon booking your appointment online, or if you prefer paper forms they are available here.
Your doctor will show you what he/she found and the conclusions they have reached.
We offer direct billing to most benefit plans through Telus Health eclaims. When you are in, please provide us with your insurance information and we will direct bill for your upcoming services.
You will consult with your chiropractor, then he/she will do a thorough examination. This exam helps locate areas of the spine and joints that are compromised.
Your chiropractor will recommend a personalized program for your health goals.
YOU are a big factor in your recovery. Of course, we are here to help guide and treat you along the way. Our top priority is getting you feeling better and improve your overall health.
Spinal misalignment can cause nerve tissues to stretch, chafe, or become irritated. These “subluxations” can produce a variety of health problems.
During an adjustment, your joints undergo quick, gentle stretching of the spinal facet. At that time you may hear a cracking or popping noise. This is caused by small pockets of air or bubbles, which are in the fluid that surrounds your joints. After this treatment, you may feel more movement in your back and some immediate relief. However, the muscles may still be sore and tight.
Light and laser therapy is a safe and highly effective treatment method that offers a rapid, drug free and non- invasive healing solution. It’s a safe, effective and painless therapy that activates the body’s natural healing systems to relieve pain, increase joint mobility, increase tissue integrity and promote cell regeneration.
Laser therapy will improve results for conditions such as:
Muscle tension and spasms
Sprains and strains
Acute and chronic pain
Post-operative wounds that result in a loss of range of motion
HOW IT WORKS
The body absorbs the laser light on a cellular level and transforms it into chemical energy, which the body then uses to commence its own tissue regeneration and healing. This acceleration of healing in turn decreases pain, edema and inflammation.
LASER CAN HELP:
A.R.T. is a soft tissue treatment technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
Injuries to soft tissue can result in inflammation and swelling. The body responds to the inflammation with scar tissue in an attempt to stabilize the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and results in restricting circulation, inhibiting nerve function, causing ongoing friction and pressure, and usually results in the production of more cross fibres and adhesions.
HOW IT WORKS
The A.R.T. provider uses his or her hands to evaluate abnormal tissues, which are then treated by combining precisely directed tension with specific patient movements in an attempt to break down the built-up scar tissue.
It is common to feel a duplication of your pain symptoms during the treatment (a good indication that the problem has been identified).
Graston Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless-steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Graston Technique can help:
Decrease overall time of treatment
Foster faster rehabilitation/recovery
Reduce need for anti-inflammatory medications
Resolve chronic conditions thought to be permanent
YOU are a big part of your recovery! Committing some time at home will be a huge factor in the success of your treatment plan set out by your doctor. He or she will provide you with some exercises and stretches which can be sent to your email! It's a team effort between you and your practitioner. If we work together, you are more likely to succeed!