Chiropractic care involves the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is emphasis on hands-on therapy including spinal and other joint manipulation and soft tissue release. While chiropractors are experts at treating conditions related to the spine, they are just as qualified to treat all other joints and muscles of the body. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.
Chiropractic practice has a strong belief in preventative care. It’s much easier to keep a healthy body functioning than it is to fix one after an injury. Regular visits to the chiropractor help manage the regular wear and tear that our bodies experience. Visiting our chiropractors will keep your joints moving freely, your muscles relaxed and keep you functioning at your optimal level!
Chiropractic treatment almost always involves joint manipulation. Joint manipulation is a high velocity, low amplitude (quick and shallow) thrust through a stiff and restricted joint. It is very effective at improving range of motion and reducing pain. The ‘cracking’ of a joint that people associate with chiropractic adjustments is the build up of gas being released from stiff joints that makes a popping noise on release. Chiropractors are extensively trained to provide safe and effective adjustments to their patients.
Our chiropractors at Nottinghill Family Wellness also use a variety of other techniques in their treatments to provide their patients with effective and lasting results.
- Muscle release techniques – MRT is a targeted massage technique to help loosen tight and painful muscles. There are other muscle techniques that break up scar tissue from older injuries to help regain full range of motion through the affected areas.
- Exercise Prescription – Our chiropractors believe in specific exercise prescription to help strengthen the body to maintain proper alignment and mobility. The exercises are targeted to address weaknesses and are tailored to match the patient’s ability, making the exercise safe and effective.
- Electrical Stimulation – This modality can be used to help stimulate and strengthen muscles and as a pain relieving treatment. By using specific settings we can help stimulate and recruit muscle fibers to strengthen muscles; using different settings we can use this modality to help relieve pain!
- Acupuncture – Our chiropractor took additional training to be certified to use acupuncture as part of treatment. It is extremely effective at helping improve mobility and decrease pain. For more information, visit our acupuncture page.
Conditions Chiropractic Treats Effectively
Mid back and Postural Pain
Lower Back Pain
Overuse/Repetitive Strain Injuries
Motor Vehicle Injuries
If you are interested in getting started with chiropractic treatments, or have any questions about chiropractic care, give us a call at 905-827-4197.