Chiropractic therapy focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Our chiropractic treatments include a variety of techniques, including spinal and extremity manipulative techniques, manual and instrument assisted soft tissue therapies, neurofunctional/contemporary medical acupuncture, Mulligan belt mobilizations, Active Release Therapy (ART) and rehabilitation exercises. These all help to alleviate pain, improve mobility and enhance overall physical performance and health.

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Spinal and Extremity Manipulations

Chiropractic adjustments are manual manipulations of the spine and other joints of the body. These adjustments are used to restore proper alignment and mobility, as well as reduce pain and inflammation. The goal of chiropractic adjustments is to improve overall health and well-being, and to reduce the risk of future injury or illness. Benefits of chiropractic adjustments include improved posture, better range of motion and decreased stress and tension.

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Dry Needling/GUNN IMS

Dry needling, also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS) or Gunn IMS, is a technique used to treat musculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. It involves the insertion of thin needles into specific trigger points or tight bands of muscles (known as myofascial trigger points) to stimulate the tissue and relieve pain.

The effects of dry needling include:

  1. Muscle relaxation: Inserting the needles into tight muscles can help release tension and promote relaxation.
  2. Pain modulation: Dry needling may stimulate the release of endogenous opioids (natural pain-relieving substances produced by the body) and other neurochemicals, which can help reduce pain.
  3. Improved blood flow: The insertion of needles into muscles may increase blood flow to the area, promoting healing and tissue repair.
  4. Normalization of biochemical and electrical dysfunction: Dry needling may help restore the balance of biochemical and electrical activity within muscles, reducing pain and dysfunction.

Dry needling is often used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for conditions such as chronic pain, muscle tension, tendonitis, joint dysfunction, and myofascial pain syndrome. It is typically combined with other therapeutic techniques such as exercise, manual therapy, and patient education for optimal results.

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Active Release Therapy (ART)

Active Release Therapy (ART) is a specialized manual therapy technique used to treat soft tissue injuries and conditions. ART involves the application of precise pressure and movement to specific areas of the body, targeting muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.

During an ART session, the practitioner uses their hands to evaluate the texture, tension, and movement of the affected tissues. They then apply specific tension and movement patterns to break up scar tissue, adhesions, and restrictions in the soft tissues. This process aims to restore normal tissue function, improve range of motion, reduce pain, and enhance overall physical performance.

ART is often used to treat conditions such as muscle strains, tendonitis, repetitive strain injuries, and postural imbalances. It can be beneficial for athletes, individuals with chronic pain, and those seeking to improve their mobility and flexibility. 

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Neurofunctional Acupuncture

This specialized type of acupuncture targets needling specific acupuncture points in the body with very fine needles to modulate the nervous system. These spots are stimulated gently with electricity to promote the nervous system to release chemicals and hormones in the brain, spinal cord and muscles. This helps regulate the nervous system back to a balanced state that improves pain, muscle activation and circulation. The release of these chemicals and hormones in the body is a natural way to influence the body’s own internal regulating system and this helps restore biochemical balance, which promotes the body’s natural ability to heal and physical and emotional well-being.

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Laser Therapy

We utilize Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) technology which effectively helps with pain relief of various types of minor muscle and joint pain. This laser therapy temporarily relieves muscle pain and joint stiffness and increases circulation to the treatment area. The combination of LED light and the laser can deliver fast-acting relief at the targeted area and due to LLLT being a non-invasive method, there is no downtime after each session.

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Mulligan Belt Mobilizations

Mulligan Mobilizations are a type of manual therapy technique used by chiropractors and physiotherapists to treat musculoskeletal pain. The technique involves a specific type of passive movement of the affected joint, which is repeated several times in a specific direction. The goal of the technique is to improve joint mobility, reduce pain, and restore normal movement patterns.

Mulligan mobilizations are beneficial because they are a gentle, yet effective manual therapy technique that can help to improve joint range of motion, decrease pain, and improve function. They can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including muscle strains, joint sprains, and joint dysfunction. They are also easy to perform and do not require any special equipment.

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Rehabilitation Exercises

No two injuries are ever the same. This is why a thorough assessment will lead to a treatment plan and exercise program that is designed for your specific rehabilitation needs and goals. We will work with you to develop an exercise program which will help you to move and function in an optimal way.

Concussion Physiotherapy

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that occurs when the brain is moved back and forth in the skull, often due to a force on the head, neck, or elsewhere on the body. Although it may accompany a trauma to the head, this is not required in order to sustain a concussion.

Symptoms of a concussion can include headache, dizziness and balance problems, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, visual disturbances, sensitivity to light and noise, emotional changes, confusion and brain fog. These symptoms are often accompanied by neck pain, and can be immediate or delayed.

Concussion treatment is crucial in ensuring a safe, timely return to play or other high-risk activities and preventing persistent concussion symptoms. We will use a combination of rest and activity modification, visual/vestibular exercises, and graded exposure to physical activity to ensure your complete recovery.