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Chiropractic Services

We offer a wide range of conservative Chiropractic Services to get you feeling your best

One of the largest primary-contact health care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventative care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, all of which are predicated on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling. For many conditions, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the neuromusculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

The Chiropractic Adjustment is a non-invasive, manual procedure that is designed to restore motion to a restricted joint in the body. The joints in the spine, as well as a number of other joints in the body, such as the ankle and wrist can be adjusted. The main goal of the adjustment is to decrease pain, restore joint motion and optimize function. This is accomplished by improving the movement of the joint and supporting tissues, as well as by decreasing muscle tightness or spasm.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into anatomically defined neurofunctional sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system and/or the endocrine, exocrine and immune systems, in pain syndromes, functional problems, and any diseases in which these modulatory mechanisms are available.
The myofascial release approach is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat muscle dysfunction and resulting pain and restriction of motion. Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body, including muscle. This soft tissue can become restricted due to overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow.

As in most tissue, irritation of fascia or muscle causes local inflammation. Chronic inflammation results in fibrosis, or thickening of the connective tissue, and this thickening causes pain and irritation, resulting in reflexive muscle tension that causes more inflammation. In this way, the cycle creates a positive feedback loop and can result in decreased blood flow, decreased oxygen supply and somatic dysfunction even in the absence of the original offending agent. Myofascial techniques aim to break this cycle through a variety of methods acting on multiple stages of the cycle.
IASST is a scientifically validated fascial treatment technique which uses an instrument to reduce friction while enhancing sensitivity, precision and depth which otherwise could not be accomplished with the clinicians bare hands. The use of the instrument amplifies the tissue abnormalities such as scars and adhesions making it easier to find and treat. This proven and efficient treatment technique is used to break down the tissue abnormalities and initiate and inflammatory healing response in order to produce new collagen and less painful, more functional healing.
Most muscle pain can be mechanical in nature and caused by various factors including overuse, or compensation for other weaker surrounding muscles. In many cases the site of pain is not the site of dysfunction, but rather the site of consequence. The goal of rehabilitative exercise is to find the source of weakness and dysfunction and restore normal functioning. Not all exercises are meant for everyone. At FIT Clinic, we offer specifically designed and progressive-programs for in-office as well as in-home recovery. Adherence to the prescribed programs is paramount to positive outcomes for all patients.
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