Chiropractic Care in Guelph
Chiropractic care involves the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal (muscle, bone and joint) disorders. Aches and pains, whether arising from an acute sports injury or chronically held postures, can be helped through a combination of spinal manipulation / mobilization, muscle therapy, modalities and specific stretches. Although the majority of cases we see are back related we treat a variety of conditions. For more information on chiropractic care please see our chiropractic frequently asked questions.
Conditions Treated in Guelph
TMJ (jaw pain)
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Disc Bulges/ Herniations
Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Strains
A-C joint injuries
Types of Treatment in Guelph
Adjustment – An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. Adjustments loosen the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function. When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble sometimes forms causing the popping sensation you may have heard about.
Joint mobilization – Joint mobilizations involve a slow rhythmic induction of movement to a specific joint in the body. Like adjustments, mobilizations help to restore proper movement and to optimize function
Myofascial release therapy – Myofascial release therapy is a soft tissue therapy that is used to decrease inflammation and contracted tissues (“muscle knots”) that surround the joints. It may involve either active or passive stretching along with direct pressure to adhesions in the muscles.
Microcurrent Therapy – Microcurrent therapy is an electro-stimulation modality which works to decrease inflammation and pain to the applied area. It works to accelerate the body’s natural healing ability.
TENS Therapy – TENS therapy is an electro-stimulation modality that is applied to the affected area using pads and which works to decrease muscle spasm, pain and inflammation.
Exercise Prescription –Not all exercises are created equal – finding healthy, safe and effective exercises are an integral part of reducing pain and maintaining optimal function. We prescribe specific stretches and exercises to help recover from painful conditions. We also advise on general fitness and exercise techniques to keep you moving well and avoiding pain.
Orthotics – If our feet are not functioning at their best they can be linked to conditions such as foot and ankle pain, knee pain, hip and low back pain. Custom made orthotics can help to correct faulty foot mechanics and reduce these painful conditions.
Nutritional Evaluation – Good food is important. Changes in diet, both good and bad, can have a large impact on how your body feels and functions. We can help by providing information on what you can do to improve and maintain good health.