First and foremost chiropractors should help you move. I believe in a move first mentality as a way of life: we are born to move and sometimes pain and dysfunction present challenges. This is where I can help. Let my 12 years of movement-based, post secondary education be your first line of defence.
I use my hands to understand what each individual body is trying to tell me. Palpation is the art form of listening to muscles, joints, connective tissues, etc. Sometimes people refer to me as a body mechanic. I do think that chiropractic adjustment is a powerful tool, but it is not the only treatment tool. Remember… move first. I use exercise, soft tissue therapy, Graston and adjustments to help you move better, more often.
You will often find me with my patients in the gym space rolling around on the ground. If it hurts when you move then I want to see how you’re moving. Sound whacky-quacky? I back up my approach with actual clinical research and evidence. When there is no published evidence, I let my patient’s success in clinic do the talking, with an average improvement time around 4-6 treatments.
Supportive care is also important to my patients, so while I do not need to see you forever, I do want to keep your movements healthy. My patients graduate to a movement-based class called Kinstretch.
You are the best outcome measure; your beliefs and experiences will dictate my treatment approach and advice. If my approach to your care is not the best fit, then I am blessed to have a talented team of practitioners surrounding me to help.
Your health is not a quick fix. It’s a lifelong process and takes time and investment. I respect your experience and will do my best to bring out the best in you.
Low back Pain | Neck Pain | Joint Stiffness | Muscle Tension | Sprains and Strains | Knee Injuries | Lower Extremity Tendinopathies | Rotator Cuff Injuries | Overtraining | Under-recovery | Paradoxical Breathing
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What is chiropractic care?
Reduce pain: Conservative joint manipulation and manual mobilization as well as soft tissue therapy can increase your range of motion and relieve pain.
Relieve fatigued, aching muscles: Chiropractic treatment plans can include manual therapies complemented by modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and acupuncture as well as soft tissue therapy.
Ensure a faster return to sports: Regular chiropractic care, combined with rehabilitation help an athlete return to play faster and prevent future reoccurrence.
What is manual therapy?
What is Functional Range Systems?
A Complete System for Client Care and Performance Improvement.
What is Kinstretch?
What is Owens Recovery Science Bloodflow Restriction Training?
Personalized blood flow restriction rehabilitation training (PBFR) is a game-changing injury recovery therapy that is producing dramatically positive results:
Diminish atrophy and loss of strength from disuse and non-weight bearing after injuries
Increase strength with only 30% loads
Increase hypertrophy with only 30% loads
Improve muscle endurance in 1/3 the time
Improve muscle protein synthesis in the elderly
Improve strength and hypertrophy after surgery
Improve muscle activation
Increase growth hormone responses
What is the Graston technique?
How many treatments will I need?
Will my insurance cover chiropractic care?
- Will my plan cover chiropractic care?
- How many visits per calendar year?
- Do I need a referral?
- Do I have a deductible?
- If yes, has it been met?
How should I prepare?
- Write down and bring any questions you have.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
- Do not eat large meals just before or after your visit.
- Refrain from overexertion, working out, drugs or alcohol for up to six hours after the visit.
- Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax, and be sure to get plenty of rest.
- Between visits, take notes of any changes that may have occurred, such as the alleviation of pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in the frequency and type of problems.