Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on disorders of the neurological and musculoskeletal systems and how these disorders affect general health. Doctors of Chiropractic use a conservative, hands-on approach to restore and enhance the health of patients. In addition to broad diagnostic skills, chiropractors are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises and provide nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle counseling.

Our chiropractor uses a variety of techniques to restore joint motion, repair soft tissue injury, and relieve pain. The most common therapy performed is chiropractic manipulation, or an adjustment. An adjustment involves a quick, light force being carefully applied to restore optimal joint function. This is a gentle, safe, and effective way to improve joint mobility and reduce pain and it can be performed on almost any joint in the body. Depending on each patient, their condition, and their comfort level, chiropractic adjustments can be modified and low force adjustment tools can be incorporated.

Conditions commonly treated with chiropractic care include:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Migraines and headaches
  • TMJ pain and disorders
  • Pregnancy related pain and discomfort
  • Sciatica and leg pain
  • Disc injuries and herniations
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural dysfunction and imbalances
  • Shoulder, arm, and wrist pain
  • Hip, knee, and foot pain
  • Motor vehicle accidents and whiplash

Prenatal chiropractic care can reduce pain, balance the pelvis, and result in shortened labour times. By aligning the pelvis and spine and reducing muscular and ligamentous tension, chiropractic care prepares the pelvis for an easier delivery and birth.

Common issues that respond well to prenatal chiropractic care include:

  • Low back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Pubic symphysis dysfunction
  • Round ligament pain
  • Sciatica
  • Leg and feet pain
  • Mid-back/rib pain
  • Headache
  • Reduction of labour and delivery times
  • Lower the potential for cesarean and breech delivery

Webster Technique
Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and treatment with the goal of optimizing pelvic function through proper alignment and reduction of tension. Gentle releases are used to restore balance and stability, which will reduce the mother’s symptoms, create optimal space for the baby, and encourage an uncomplicated labour and delivery.

Pediatric Chiropractic
Chiropractic care is a gentle, safe way to help children heal and reach their developmental milestones naturally. A pediatric chiropractor’s focus is to improve the communication between a child’s nervous system and various areas of the developing body.

Common issues that respond well to pediatric chiropractic care include:

  • Torticollis
  • Nursing difficulties
  • Postural issues
  • Growing pains
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Colicky baby syndrome
  • Gas/constipation
  • Co-treatment of ear infection
  • Sensory processing disorders

Some signs that a child should see a chiropractor:

  • Delivery interventions (e.g. vacuum extraction and forceps)
  • They look more to one side or keep their head to only one side
  • Problems latching or sucking during breastfeeding
  • Flattening of the head
  • Presence of colic or gas
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Presence of growing pains
  • Clicking of the hip joints

Our chiropractors: Dr. Sarah Visconti and Dr. Mark Speakman

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