As we continue our Chiropractic Care Series, this new series, we are looking at Traction - a common chiropractic technique that involves the prolonged stretching of joints and ligaments in an attempt to relieve neural pressure.
Are you suffering from foot, ankle or knee pain? Are you increasingly finding your joints are sore? If so, you are likely continually asking yourself: Do I need Orthotics?
Orthotics typically is known as a device to help align, straighten or support your feet. It truly is defined as a specialty within the medical field concerned with the design, manufacture and application of orthoses.
If you experience back pain, you are not alone. In fact, it is one of the most common reasons why people visit the doctor’s office. About 80% of the population in Canada will experience some sort of back pain. Sometimes it will even spread down one’s leg, although the pain in one’s back usually remains […]
A small puddle of water can cause a lot of damage… Our heroine, let's call her Sarah, slipped in the bathroom and hit the back of her neck against the tub. That was two years ago. Ever since then she has gone to doctor after doctor trying to figure out what is wrong with her […]
As we continue our Chiropractic Care Series, this new series, we are looking at Muscle Electrotherapy - a treatment in which electrical energy is used as a medical treatment for a variety of health issues. The process includes treating an area on the body through which low-level electrical currents are used to stimulate muscles, forcing them to contract. Chiropractors specifically make use of electrical stimulation to help in contracting the muscles. This is extremely helpful when the muscles lose strength and are unable to contract on their own.
Lower Leg Circulation Problems:Are You At Risk? If you are at risk for venous problems, you are a candidate for compression socks or stocking therapy and vascular disease prevention. You may be at risk if you can answer “yes” to two or more of the following questions/statements: Age over 40 Family History Pregnancy / Hormonal […]
Mechanical low back pain is a phenomenon that affects eighty five percent of us at least once in our life time and for approximately one fifth of us, it affects us to some degree once every year.
As we continue our Chiropractic Care Series, this new series, we are looking at Spinal Adjustments - a procedure that is unique and singular to the chiropractic profession.
What is a Spinal Adjustment?
Spinal Adjustments is a procedure described as "the use of a load (force) to specific body tissues with therapeutic intent". This ‘load’ is traditionally supplied by hand, and can vary in its velocity, amplitude, duration, frequency, and body location. The intention of a chiropractic adjustment is to affect or correct the alignment, motion and/or function of a vertebral joint.