Every day, our bodies are subjected to a number of stressors such as poor posture at work, long hours of driving, sitting at a computer, lack of rest, and eating on the run. Over time, we may experience the consequences of a hectic lifestyle in the form of pain in our backs and joints as well as decreased energy and even disease. Unfortunately, in today’s world, removing these stressors is often difficult. So instead it is essential that we maximize our body’s ability to adapt to the common stressors of everyday life. This is where Chiropractic care can help.
Some people visit a chiropractor to help relieve pain and discomfort, while others look for a way to improve their athletic performance or to gain more energy to maximize their physical potential. A Chiropractor will analyze and correct any underlying structural imbalances in the spine and joints that have led to injury and pain. Correcting the structural imbalances may require adding motion to joints, releasing scar tissue in the surrounding muscles or providing a home exercise program to add stability to joints and muscles. In the end, improved balance can mean better coordination, less wear and tear on the joints, increased energy throughout the day and a faster reaction time in sports.
On your first visit, a thorough evaluation is performed that includes a postural assessment, orthopaedic and neurological evaluation. This assessment can detect any functional imbalances that include muscle weaknesses, joint misalignments and neurological dysfunction. Once the problem is evaluated a diagnosis is made so a personalized treatment plan can be put together to restore balance.
Restoring balance to the body may include any of the following in combination or by itself:
- Gentle adjustments to the spine and joints through either a hands-on approach or with a light instrument to restore and maintain proper joint motion and alignment.
- Active Release Technique®.
- Home exercise programs to retrain the posture.
- Physical therapy that may include: tens, ultrasound, ice and heat.
- Gait assessment
Chiropractic care is covered by many extended healthcare plans. Call to book your appointment today. New Patients are always welcome.