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Chiropractic

Chiropractic

What is Chiropractic Health Care?

Chiropractic is a non-invasive, conservative approach to treating the muscles, joints, bones and nerves of the body. Your chiropractor is highly educated and extensively trained to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors are skilled in hands-on health care, specializing in manual adjustments of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints. Chiropractic treatment may also include:joint mobilizations, musclerelease therapy, therapeutic exercise, nutritional counselling and recommendationsfor injury prevention strategies and lifestyle changes to help youachieve your optimal wellbeing.

What is An Adjustment?

An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement, usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. Adjustments help to relieve pain and restore normal function to the spine, joints and supporting structures of the body. When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble escapes causing the popping noise you may have heard about. Most patients experience immediate relief following an adjustment, however, some may experience temporary pain, stiffness or slight swelling.

When Should I Consider Chiropractic Care?

There are several reasons to seek chiropractic care. Back pain, neck pain and headache are the most common reasons why patients first consult a chiropractor. Aside from these reasons, work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores and even the stress of daily living can cause painful joint and spinal problems. Remember, even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain a healthy spine and optimal joint function.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Here are some ways chiropractic care can help you feel better, move better and live better:

  • Correct
    • Gait and foot problems
    • Posture and ergonomics
  • Achieve
    • Optimal movement in your neck, shoulders, back and torso
    • Increased flexibility
  • Relieve
    • Joint pain, muscle pain and headaches
    • Pregnancy-related back pain
  • Enhance
    • Your athletic performance
    • Your overall well-being

 

Your First Chiropractic Visit

During your initial visit, your chiropractor will spend time getting to know you and your health history, assessyour symptoms and functional abilities, deliver a diagnosis and develop an individualized treatment plan. Your chiropractor is well-trained to determine if your problem will respond to chiropractic care or if you require referral to another healthcare provider.

During subsequent treatment sessions, your chiropractor will deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care to help relieve your symptoms and restore normal function. Your chiropractor can also provide expert advice to help you prevent pain and injury from recurring. Through periodic re-evaluations, your chiropractor will update and tailor your treatment plan to meet your health needs.

If you have any questions regarding chiropractic care, feel free to call 416.203.8622 or email lawrencepark@trianglephysiotherapy.com Triangle Lawrence Park for more information.

Content from Canadian Chiropractic Association & Ontario Chiropractic Association

Orthotics are devices that provide support or correct the function of a limb or the torso. Orthotics can decrease pain, not only in the foot, but in other parts of the body that suffer from conditions such as the knee, hip, lower back, heel and leg, reducing the risk of injuries. They can also increase stability in an unstable joint, prevent a deformed foot from developing additional problems, and improve quality of life overall through ease of comfort.

HOW ARE CUSTOM ORTHOTICS MADE? 

A foot evaluation is made at specialized clinics, by taking measurements and properly checking the height of your arch. After each foot is evaluated thoroughly, the moulding process begins by using a unique rapid impression bath. Once completed, the physical production of your foot is created by a rapid drying liquid plaster. Once the plaster is dried it is filed down to the exact proportions of your feet. Then the application of multiple layers of temperature-sensitive plastic will be vacuum formed and repeated several times to reach the desired thickness and density. Finally we trim off all excess materials and re-heat the orthotics again to exactly fit the shoe (or shoes) and then sanded down and fitted onto the client. This custom service is provided at all our locations in Canada by a footwear specialist.

WHY CHOOSE TRIANGLE PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR YOUR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS? 

We are working with the TOG GaitScanTM system, which is the most technologically advanced gait analysis system available and it has been designed to move you to the forefront of orthotic therapy healthcare and patient education through foot care solutions.

 

For more information on our services, contact info@trianglephysiotherapy.com.

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