Doctors of Chiropractic are primary contact health professionals qualified to provide hands-on, effective conservative treatment to help manage neuromusculoskeletal conditions. They are trained to assess, diagnose and treat injuries and help to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Your treatment may include a variety of techniques which may include adjustments or joint mobilizations, ultrasound, laser, shockwave, acupuncture, Graston, Active Release Technique, activator, cupping, IFC, sports taping and more.
Chiropractors can help with a variety of conditions which may include:
acute or chronic pain symptoms
low back pain
headaches or migraines
sprain strains (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hips, knees, ankles, etc)
plantar facilities and heel pain
Chiropractors are extensively trained, completing a minimum of seven years of post-secondary education. Canadian Chiropractors must have completed a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at an accredited institution, completing a minimum of 4,200 hours of dedicated training and a full year of clinical internship.
Our Chiropractors utilize a variety of modalities
depending on the type of injury.
Shockwave has been known to treat an array of conditions including but not limited to tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, tennis elbow, and golfers’ elbow. Shockwave therapy works by promoting revascularization, ultimately leading to accelerated healing. This process is done by re-injuring an area with acoustic shock waves that are sent into the soft tissue and bone, allowing generation of new blood vessels and bone cells.
Acupuncture is an adjunctive therapy used by chiropractors, in which thin needles are inserted into specific points in the body. Research has found acupuncture to be especially effective in treating patients with chronic pain, tension headaches, and migraines. Acupuncture functions by releasing endorphins to promote natural healing of the body. Dr. Kelly and Dr. Dan are certified to perform acupuncture on their patients.
The Graston Technique uses specially designed stainless-steel tools to treat soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions. This technique allows for the breakdown of scar tissue to restore range of motion and alleviate pain. Graston technique is capable of treating all acute or chronic conditions affecting the soft tissue of the body.
Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique (ART) is a manual approach to treating acute and chronic soft tissue conditions. ART uses a combination of many different movement patterns with controlled traction to break down soft tissue adhesion. This technique elicits the release of trapped nerve tissue and blood vessels, leading to improved blood flow to the area, which promotes healing and restores body function.
Cupping is a soft tissue technique that helps to remove the buildup of lactic acid in the tissue by pooling healthy oxygenated blood in the area. The lactic acid is pulled into the interstitial space of the tissue and is removed through the lymphatic system. This healthy oxygenated blood helps to decrease inflammation, promote tissue healing, and decreases pain. The suction mechanism of cupping helps to break down scar tissue allowing the muscles to relax and elongate decreasing muscle tension and tightness.
Ultrasound therapy uses mechanical energy, known as sound energy, which causes molecular vibration in the body tissues. This molecular vibration ultimately leads to heat generation, which increases blood flow in the target area and increases recovery time. Gel is applied to the head of the ultrasound wand to optimize patient comfort by reducing friction and ensuring effective sound energy transmission into the body tissues.
Interferential Current Therapy (IFC) uses two medium-frequency currents with crossed pathways to cause interference in the target tissue to block the transmission of pain messages in the body. Compared to other forms of electrotherapy, IFC is able to reach greater depths and a larger volume of tissue, making it an effective treatment for deep pain. IFC is used in attempt to manage and treat pain, edema, and inflammation.
Laser therapy uses light energy that penetrates the tissues and gets absorbed by cells. This results in intracellular metabolic events that help to repair damaged or injured tissue. Laser therapy has been known to reduce pain, inflammation, and edema. The light energy given off by the laser can penetrate tissue types including muscle, cartilage, ligament, and bone, allowing for effective treatment of an array of conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tendonitis.