Adjustments: Joint Manipulation Techniques
Our approach is one on one, with tailored assessments and treatments to meet your specific goals. Our Chiropractors use a variety of treatment modalities and manual therapies to relieve pain and spinal dysfunction to optimize one's health. Each treatment plan is tailored specifically to meet your needs.
Treatment options include spinal manipulations, mobilizations of the spine and extremities, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation exercises, laser, nutritional recommendations and postural education.
Activator - Instrument Adjusting
The Activator is an alternative to the traditional manual Chiropractic Techniques. The activator is a handheld device used to manipulate the spine or extremity joints. The instrument is generally regarded as a softer chiropractic treatment technique. The activator is a small handheld spring-loaded instrument which delivers a small impulse to the spine and joints.
Graston Technique or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
Instrument assisted soft tissue release technique is used to treat disorders of the skeletal muscles and related connective tissue. This technique uses a dull edge of stainless steel tools to gently rub them along the tissue to identify and treat areas showing soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. We often use this technique on Plantar Fascitiis (Fasciopathy) as a tool to help release the adhesions in the fascia and reduce the pain. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and adhesions, the instruments help break up scar tissue and fascial restrictions. Reducing or eliminating the sticky fibres, restoring range of motion and reducing the associated pain.
Kinesiology tape also known as K-Tape is an elastic tape that can help relieve pain, reduce swelling and inflammation even bruising. K-tape can also act as a support to joints and muscles which can enhance athletic performance. The purpose of k-tape is to lift the skin helping to increase the interstitial space which then aids in decreasing inflammation, reducing pressure and enabling the flow blood and lymphatic fluid in and out of the target area. K-tape can also be used to help re-educate the neuromuscular system as it does not restrict range of motion but rather provides a proprioceptive feedback from the skin to the brain which helps to support injured muscles and joints.