Chiropractic Care provides a non-invasive and hands-on approach to healthcare, focusing on the body’s joints, muscles and nerves that make up the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors are regarded as experts in the musculoskeletal system, and in Ontario alone, 1.2 million people turn to Chiropractic treatments for their health.
At Livewell Health and Physiotherapy, our Chiropractors are fully educated in the field of Chiropractic care, with over 4200 hours spent on training and treating patients prior to graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic from an accredited Chiropractic College or University. With this type of exposure to the field and by working in practices, our Chiropractors are able to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions related to the muscles, joints, nerves and bones.
Our Kitchener Chiropractic team takes a patient-focused approach, and they work hard to provide patients with comprehensive treatment plans that will help resolve their pain or aid with their condition. When you visit one of our Chiropractors, they will begin your assessment with a full health history and perform necessary physical examinations to test your range of motion and balance. Once the assessment is complete, your Chiropractor can build a Chiropractic treatment plan that will work best for your body and lifestyle.
Why You Should Consider Chiropractic Care
There are a variety of reasons to seek Chiropractic Care, especially because it is a non-invasive treatment and can also pair well with other treatments such as Acupuncture and Massage Therapy. Here are just some of the reasons patients turn to Chiropractic treatments for their body:
- Upper, Lower and Mid Back Pain
- Neck Pain and Limited Neck Movements
- TMJ Dysfunction and Jaw Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Arm Pain and Hand Pain
- Knee Pain and Leg Pain
- Whiplash and other Motor Vehicle Accident Related Injuries
- Workplace Injuries
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Sports-Related Injuries
- Sciatica Nerve and Spine Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Limited range of motion throughout the body
- Lifestyle Modification
- Ergonomic Assessments
A Unique Chiropractic Treatment: Active Release Technique ® (A.R.T. ®)
Active Release Technique®, or A.R.T. ® for short, is a type of Chiropractic Treatment that treats the soft-tissue system of the body through massage-like movements, targeting problematic soft-tissues such as muscles, tendons, fascia (connective tissue), ligaments and even nerves. Chiropractors trained in Active Release Technique® are able to diagnose and treat myofascial pain, which refers to pain and inflammation of the soft-tissues in the body.
The pain can be a result of overused muscles, surgeries, joint dysfunctions, adhesions and overall muscle tenderness. When muscles are overused or damaged, scar tissue builds up in the body, causing muscles to be constricted, tense and trapped and can even create a tingling sensation.
Active Release Technique® works to stretch out and soften the tissues. Your Chiropractor will massage and move your muscles in a way that breaks down the tissues while pushing your range of motion. This allows the muscles to move the way they are meant to while breaking down damaged tissue. Slow motions are used to make the patient more comfortable, however, there is slight pressure that needs to be applied. If at any time you are in too much pain, let your Chiropractor know and they can adjust the treatment. The pressure should be just enough to break down the tissue while still accommodating a patient’s comfort levels and musculoskeletal system.
Book Your Chiropractic Assessment With Our Kitchener Chiropractic Team
Get the benefits that non-invasive Chiropractic Care can provide and book an initial assessment.
During your initial assessment, your Chiropractor will begin by taking your medical history and examine your current range of motion. With these details and tests, your Chiropractor will be able to create a treatment plan specific to your body and get your body back in its best form.
Our Chiropractic Care includes the following treatments:
- Diversified Spinal Manipulation Therapy
- Diversified Extremity Manipulation Therapy
- Extremity and Spinal Mobilization Therapy
- Manual Soft Tissue Therapy
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy
- Myofascial Release Therapy
- Functional Acupuncture ("Dry Needling")
- Rehabilitation Exercises