The chiropractic adjustment optimizes joint function and reduces nervous system interference in both the spine and extremities (shoulders, knees and hips for example). This allows for greater freedom of movement, optimal health and diminished pain levels. Specific exercise prescription for individual weaknesses improves core strength and stability.
Massage Therapy restores normal muscle tone so that muscles are able to perform at their highest level. This leads to peak neuromuscular functioning. Reducing muscle tension allows for greater flexibility and improved ability to generate greater power.
Acupuncture is one of the core components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM originated in China over 2000 years ago and is widely used today both as a stand alone method of health care and a complement to Western medicine. TCM treats the body as a whole rather than solely addressing individual symptoms.
Auricular acupuncture can be used for virtually any disease or health problem and is particularly effective for:
- Pain Relief – neurological or muscular
- Headaches including migranes
- Stress Management
Acupuncture also helps to improve your fitness performance through improved energy levels, quicker recovery time, sharper mental focus as well as reduction of swelling after an acute injury.
Active Release Therapy
Active Release Therapy, also known as ART, is a touch based treatment for soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue refers primarily to muscle, tendon, fascia and nerves. Specific injuries that apply are repetitive strains, adhesions, tissue hypoxia and joint dysfunction. The primary goals of ART are to RESTORE motion, RELEASE tension, REBUILD function and RECOVER strength.
This therapy focuses on musculoskeletal problems due to trauma, both acute and chronic. Utilizing techniques such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, Active Release Therapy, massage, stretching, specific muscle re-education and exercise, the aim is to first heal the tissues and then to strengthen and restore normal function. Functional rehabilitation will be tailored to an individual’s sports needs or daily activities.
An active body requires optimal fuel to perform at its best. Nutrition not only plays an important role in improving strength, power and endurance, but it is also vital to allow the body to heal itself. Our Registered Dietitian provides nutrition counselling for individuals with diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney disease, eating disorders and cancer. She also assists with maintaining healthy eating and an active lifestyle, as well as weight management, recipe and diet analysis, personalized meal plans and grocery tours.
Custom-made foot orthotics help to improve alignment of the feet, ankles and knees by reducing both overpronation and oversupination. They minimize associated joint stress and improve shock absorption.