Doctors of chiropractic are well trained in the assessment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions . A thorough History and Physical Examination will help determine the cause of your problem and whether your condition can be treated by a chiropractor or another health care provider. If further tests or imaging are needed, we will work with your medical doctor to arrive at the best diagnosis.
Many musculoskeletal problems occur as a result of poor biomechanics. Proper ergonomics is necessary for optimum sports performance and injury prevention. Chiropractors are bodymechanic experts that help fine tune your body for enhanced function. (at work, play and daily life)
Treatments consist of manual manipulative therapy, mobilization, soft tissue massage, stretching, heat, ice and interferential current if needed. We work on exercises and rehabilitation in order to prevent the problem from chronic reoccurrence. Every patient is treated accordingly to their needs .
Manipulation is a manual technique applied to dysfunctional joints that have lost their mobility. The manipulation and mobilization of joints is what often provides the greatest pain relief to patients.
Therapeutic massage is used to treat trigger points, tissue adhesions and muscle tightness to help promote healing. Muscle tightness causes asymmetries in the body and massage / stretching is an effective way to correct these muscular asymmetries.
Corrective custom orthotics support proper gait biomechanics and help relieve common conditions such as plantar fasciitis, neuromas, dropped arches and bunions to name a few. Orthotics give you the support and function you need. We fit custom orthotics that are then made by Vancouver based Paris Orthotics. For more information see http://parispedorthic.com/.
Sometimes the joints have excessive motion and become unstable. This is treated using exercise rehabilitation in order to strengthen the muscles around the joints adding stability. This stability helps improve function and can assist at correcting the cause for back or joint pain.
I offer exercise plans, coaching, and nutritional advise for endurance athletes including forefront running techniques.