The “chiropractic adjustment” is the key element in the treatment of the spine and the extremities . The chiropractic adjustment works by restoring normal joint function and position. At Bloor West Chiropractic we use primarily manual or Diversified adjustments and condition-specific soft tissue therapy. For many conditions, such as low back pain, chiropractic care is the primary method of treatment. When a multi-disciplinary approach is advisable, a chiropractor will coordinate care with other health care professionals. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical or other treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture uses a modern scientific understanding of the human body to redefine the mechanisms and effects of traditional acupuncture. Small, thin needles are placed in carefully selected points throughout the body and left in place for a duration of time (with or without manual or electrical stimulation).
With Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, a neuro-functional diagnosis is established following a comprehensive physical examination. Needle insertion is based on the practitioners’ extensive knowledge of neuromuscular anatomy in order to affect nerve signals and/or muscular tone.
Laser Therapy (MedX laser technology) is the use of therapeutic laser light to provide relief from pain, eliminate inflammation or to repair damaged tissues. Laser Therapy is entirely non-invasive, it uses low intensity laser light energy to stimulate cells through a number of known cellular pathways in order to encourage tissue healing.
An Orthotic is an orthopedic device that’s custom-made specifically for you, from an impression of your foot. Worn comfortably in most kinds of shoes, prescription orthotics are used to treat lower back pain, forefoot pain, leg fatigue, arch pain, heel pain, callouses, hip pain, corns, and much more.
Clinical studies have shown that prescription orthotics relieve pain by correcting poor alignment and promoting proper foot function. Wearing orthotics regularly will gently correct foot abnormalities, realign and stabilize the bones in your feet, and gradually restore a healthier walking pattern.
Specialized hosiery, designed to help prevent the occurrence of, and guard against further progression of venous disorders such as edema, phlebitis and thrombosis. Compression stockings are elastic garments worn around the leg, compressing the limb, exerting pressure against the legs, reducing the diameter of distended veins, and causing an increase in venous blood flow velocity and valve effectiveness. Compression therapy helps decrease venous pressure, prevents venous stasis and impairments of venous walls, and relieves heavy and aching legs.
Webster Prenatal Care
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. More women and birth providers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy and recognize this area of expertise through Webster Certification.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.