Acupuncture is a 3,000 year old technique that involves the gentle insertion of thin, disposable, sterile needles into specific points on the body. There is significant scientific evidence that acupuncture has a pronounced analgesic (relief) effect on pain. It also has a desirable action on the function of organs and is supportive of the body’s immunity and possesses a calming psychological effect.
Doctors of Chiropractic use highly specialized hands-on healing techniques, which assist your body to heal itself naturally. These adjustments help return your spine to optimum health by restoring and maintaining normal nerve and joint function, thus alleviating pain and discomfort.
In children spinal problems can arise in a number of ways and often go unnoticed by the parents. As they grow and develop, they commonly bump into things, have falls, or hit their heads, especially at milestones such as when learning to walk. All of these incidents which may seem insignificant at the time can lead to spinal problems.
Spinal adjustments in the infant and young child are extremely gentle and are aimed at relieving nerve interference in the child’s spine and restoring proper motion in the spinal segment.
Pre and Post Pregnancy Chiropractic
Regular chiropractic care throughout pregnancy allows the mothers nervous system to function at its best, leading to optimal development for the growing infant. Chiropractic care can also alleviate many of the pains associated with pregnancy such as sciatica, low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. It has also been shown to decrease labour times, the need for medical interventions during labour, and recovery time.
Custom Made Orthotics
Custom made orthotics are flexible inserts placed in your footwear to correct specific foot imbalances. At some point, over 80% of the population suffers from food-related problems that can be the source of stress and/or pain in other parts of the body. The gradual collapse of normal food structures can result in foot, knee and hip pain, an unleveled pelvis and/or low back pain.
Low Level Laser Therapy
Therapeutic lasers work by supplying energy to the body in the form of photons of light. It is a save, effective, and painless therapy that uses the body’s own natural healing systems to relieve pain (acute or chronic), increase circulation and lymphatic drainage, reduce inflammation and swelling, strengthen and repair bone and soft tissue, increase joint mobility and muscle function and decrease wound healing times.
Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body to achieve a therapeutic response. Soft tissues include muscles, skin, connective tissue, ligaments and tendons. Massage Therapy provides an alternative health option to help alleviate pain and discomfort in the body. Whether it is from everyday or occupational stresses, a chronic pain syndrome or muscular overuse from physical activities, Massage Therapy can help.
Specific exercise programs tailored to your injury, to recover and strengthen to your maximum potential.