My Approach to Care
There are many types of chiropractors and types of chiropractic care. In my practice, I work on the joints and the muscles – not just the back, but the whole body, in fact!
My patients are all ages and at all stages of life. My practice involves chiropractic care for the whole family, including pre-natal, post-natal and infant care. Elite athletes, armchair athletes, office workers, and the elderly — I see them all!
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, I integrate soft tissue/muscle/myofascial techniques, rehabilitation, stretching and strengthening exercises, nutrition and ergonomic advice into practice. I also talk (a lot!) about posture.
Why am I the right doctor for you? Why do my patients choose me? Take a read!
Your First Visit
On your first visit, I’ll perform a detailed health history and focused physical examination; this will help me to figure out what’s going on and to determine whether chiropractic care might benefit you. I’ll take the time to get to know you so we can, together, determine the best course of care – for you!
I incorporate a variety of techniques and styles depending on the patient, situation and goals of care. Most commonly I use a combination of the following:
- Diversified adjustments
- Thompson/drop piece adjustments
- Myofascial release, soft tissue therapy, trigger point therapy
A custom-made orthotic is a shoe insert designed to help align the foot into the most anatomically efficient position. Orthotics are “biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.”¹ They are commonly used to help with foot, ankle, knee, hip and low back pain.
The Orthotic Group (TOG)’s state-of-the-art GaitScan™ technology enables the analysis of your foot biomechanics and helps to determine the best type of orthotic for you.
Exercise Prescription / Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation exercises, stretching protocols and strengthening exercises are commonly prescribed to help manage or prevent pain, to help increase mobility and flexibility, and to keep patients feeling their best. Exercises are prescribed on an individual basis and are a compliment to in-office chiropractic care.
Here are some great resources for exercises and self-management strategies:
↠ Canadian Chiropractic Association’s Straighten Up Canada (a free app) – simple tips and tricks for better posture? Yes, please!
↠ Ontario Chiropractic Association’s Patient Resources – chock full of exercises and tips for everything from back pain to travel to pregnancy
↠ Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative’s YouTube videos – for pain, stretching and strengthening of shoulders, low back and neck (and yoga, too!)
*Always consult with a healthcare provider before attempting any exercise/exercise program
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”– Thomas Edison