Learn about the services we offer at Midhurst Chiropractic
Chiropractors are healthcare professionals that specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries relating to the spine, muscles, nervous system and joints. Doctors of chiropractic are primary healthcare professionals that use a drug- free hands on approach to relieve pain and restore normal function to the spine, joints, and supporting structures of the body.
Chiropractors are specialists in manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints. Adjustments help to relieve pain and restore normal function to the spine, joints and supporting structures of the body – so you can enjoy your everyday activities again as quickly as possible.
Chiropractors are also trained to prescribe therapeutic exercise, provide nutritional counselling, and recommend rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.
Active Release Techniques (ART) is a hands-on technique system used to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of soft tissues (muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves). Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. Once the restricted areas have been released, specific exercises are prescribed to ensure the symptoms do not return.
ART is often used in combination with joint therapy to help improve mobility and decrease pain. Treatments are typically 15-20 minutes in length.
A custom orthotic is a device designed to correct your specific foot problems and lessen pain. They work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes - they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. We do this by creating a 3-dimensional model of your foot, and moulding the orthotics specifically to that model.
Once we understand your specific goals and the issues your feet are causing, we'll determine the best type of orthotic for you - whether it's foot pain, muscle pain, or simply to prevent future foot pain. With a custom orthotic, you can get back to your routine with ease, and without pain.
Who could benefit from custom orthotics? Those experiencing:
Acupuncture can be used to treat many musculoskeletal conditions. Contemporary Medical Acupuncture takes an ancient therapy and re-defines its mechanisms and effects using present-day scientific understanding of human physiology.
The practice of acupuncture involves inserting thin sterile needles into the skin to stimulate nerve receptors in skin and muscle. This causes an increase of local blood flow which encourages tissue healing and an analgesic (pain reducing) effect. At times the practitioner may attach a small electrical device to one or more needles to aid in treatment. Treatments are typically 20-30 minutes in duration.
Common conditions treated with Acupuncture:
Shockwave therapy uses intense and very short energy waves to reduce pain and help with injury recovery. Increasing evidence suggests that shockwave treatment is a safe and non-invasive treatment to accelerate recovery of muscle, bone and joint conditions. Treatments are typically 10-20 minutes in length
Common conditions treated with shockwave:
Low level laser therapy uses low intensity light to reduce pain and inflammation, and promote healing in a range of musculoskeletal conditions. The light triggers biochemical changes within cells to accelerate tissue regeneration. Laser therapy is completely painless and noninvasive. Each treatment typically takes 5-10 minutes.
Conditions treated with Laser therapy:
Spinal decompression is a form of mechanical spinal traction, which refers to the separation of the bones, joints, and discs of the back. Spinal decompression reduces pain and restores function by placing a measured force through the spine, effectively reducing spinal disc and joint pressure, relieving nerve compression and reducing related muscle spasm. It is theorized that this separation relieves pressure on the nerves in the back and helps decrease pain, and thus, improve function. Treatments are typically 15-30 minutes in duration.
Spinal decompression can be helpful in treating:
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