One of the largest primary-contact health care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuro-musculo-skeletal system.
Neuro- Nervous System. Chiropractors are able to treat a variety of conditions affecting the nervous system. This may include carpal tunnel, sciatica and headaches.
Musculo- Muscles. Muscle strains, adhesions (scar tissue) and spasms are common conditions that are effectively treated with various chiropractic techniques.
Skeletal- Bones & Joints. Chiropractors are able to treat common spinal conditions such as arthritis and degenerative disc disease. Joint sprains, such as ankle sprains, are can also be treated by chiropractors.
Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventative care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. Chiropractic treatment includes joint manipulation and mobilization, electrotherapeutic modalities, custom orthotic fitting, athletic therapy, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation. Chiropractic treatment can be used for injury management, prevention, and performance enhancement.
Some conditions that chiropractic treatment can help include:
- Frozen Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
- Low Back Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Disc Problems
- Hip, knee and ankle pain
Chiropractic Care involves the use of spinal manipulative therapy, which includes manual adjustments. An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. An adjustment loosens the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function. When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble escapes causing the popping noise you may have heard about. Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been researched extensively. Complications are rare and side effects, such as temporary soreness, are usually minor. Your chiropractor is well trained to determine if your problem will respond to chiropractic care or if you require referral to another health care provider.
Active Release Techniques ®
ART ® is a soft tissue injury management system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. It is a technique that is designed to remove soft- tissue scar tissue (or “adhesions”) that develop as a result of injury due to over-use.
Dr. Remy is an ART ® trained practitioner, allowing her to very specifically treat the abnormal/injured tissues of the body by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements in order to relieve pain, alter movement, and improve performance.
Dr. Remy is certified in medical acupuncture. Acupuncture is a therapeutic method used to promote healing, reduce or relieve pain, and improve function of affected areas of the body. Acupuncture is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications and even surgery. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles at specific points on the body. It works by stimulating the body to produce natural pain relieving chemicals called “endorphins”. Endorphins help to block pathways that relay pain messages to the brain, resulting in relief of pain, reduction of inflammation and general relaxation.
Strains & Sprains, Tendonitis, Arthritis, Back pain, all debilitating conditions that make life experiences challenging and painful. Now there is a fast, drug free, non-invasive solution to help you get back to enjoying the many pleasures of life. MedX Laser Therapy aka Phototherapy, uses a specific type of light to penetrate the skin’s surface and underlying tissues to stimulate the body’s natural repair processes. The result is faster healing and reduced pain, swelling and inflammation. Photo/laser therapy can be used as a single therapy or adjunctive therapy in combination with other manual therapies or electro modalities such as acupuncture, ultrasound and massage therapy.
Physical Therapy and Active Rehabilitation
Physical Therapy and rehabilitation are an integral part of any injury management treatment plan. Rehabilitation can include strengthening, stretching, motor-reprogramming and sport-specific exercise. Using a combination of modalities (TENS and muscle stimulation) and active rehabilitation, physical therapy can assist patients suffering from work related injuries, sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries and motor vehicle rehabilitation.
Orthotics are specially prepared foot supports that address your specific biomechanical needs. These anatomically molded devices, worn under the heel and arch of your foot to correct skeletal anomalies, do more than “support” your feet. They actually encourage realignment of the foot to a natural, “neutral” position to relieve foot, leg and back stress, increase endurance, restore critical balance, improve sports performance, alleviate foot fatigue and prevent a wide range of foot problems.
At The Chiropractic Office a thorough assessment must be conducted before orthotics can be dispensed. This assessment involves a physical examination, foam casting and gait assessment. This ensures that each orthotic is tailored to the client and their specific needs.