Acupuncture

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, our body consists of an intricate web known as the “Meridian System”. Its channels make up a comprehensive body map which: supplies “Qi” (vital energy) to every part of the body, assists in the distribution of blood and bodily fluids (which maintains function and protects against disease), and maintains the balance between yin and yang elements. By balancing the 12 regular meridians, your body will be guided towards its optimal state and therefore will initiate its self-healing mechanisms.

Common conditions treated with Acupuncture include:

  • Comprehensive acute pain management
  • Women’s health
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Indigestion/incontinence
  • Cancer care
  • Body tuneup
  • Weight Loss
  • Respiratory Health
  • Allergies/Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Eczema
  • Nausea
  • Advanced Facial Rejuvenation Treatments
  • Any problems with the skin

Chiropractic

One of the largest primary-contact health care professions in Canada, chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.

Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, all of which are predicated on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

For many conditions, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions. According to patient surveys, by treating the musculoskeletal elements of such disorders, chiropractic treatment has been shown to improve the general well-being of the patient.

Common conditions treated with Chiropractic include:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Low back pain / Sciatica
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sprain / strains
  • Shoulder problems
  • Knee problems
  • Ankle problems
  • Whiplash
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Motor vehicle accidents

Massage Therapy

Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a massage device.

Common conditions treated with Massage Therapy include:

  • Deep tissue therapeutic
  • Relief
  • Correctional
  • Strengthening
  • Maintenance

Cold-Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure, meaning that it does not require a surgical incision. This means that there is no prolonged recovery time. Laser therapy also does not involve taking any medications, and many patients prefer to avoid taking medications. Studies have so far found that cold laser therapy does not have serious side effects when used properly by a doctor.

Common conditions treated with Cold-Laser Therapy include:

  • Pain relief
  • Inflammation reduction
  • Increased blood flow
  • Tissue repair and rehabilitation
  • Superficial wound healing

Shockwave Therapy

Radial pressure waves offer a non invasive treatment solution for long term insertion and soft tissue pathologies. Local treatment of the affected area will enhance and reset the healing pattern, while reducing pain and improving function. With very few negative side effects, Radial Pressure Wave therapy is indicated for conditions that are normally very difficult to treat, and is now widely used for many therapeutic and wellness applications. Physical effects of radial pressure waves include: pain reduction (Gate Control theory), increased metabolism, as shockwaves influence the tissues on a cellular level, revascularization effect, where the renewed blood flow promotes tissue healing and regeneration, and muscle tone recovery.

Orthotics

Custom Orthotic inserts are made for patients suffering from foot, knee, hip, leg and back pain. Computerized technology accurately and precisely measures foot pressures throughout the walking cycle. With orthotics, the feet are gently and consistently eased back into the corrective functioning position, helping to improve alignment and decrease pain and discomfort.

Orthotics allows the muscles, tendons and bones of the feet and lower legs to function at their highest potential. When appropriately prescribed, orthotics can decrease pain, not only in the foot, but in other parts of the body such as the knee, hip and lower back. As an example orthotics can also increase stability in an unstable joint, prevent a deformed foot from developing additional problems, and improve overall quality of life.

Common conditions treated with Orthotics include:

  • Excessive foot pronation (flat-feet)
  • Malalignment syndromes
  • Children’s problems including in-toe, out-toe and flat feet
  • Neuromas (burning on ball of the foot)
  • Foot pain and fatigue
  • Leg pain and fatigue
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis