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Instrument Assisted Chiropractic Care
The ProAdjuster is an instrument that Dr. Elizabeth uses in our office to analyze, treat and re-analyze the spine.
When you come for your appointment you will sit in the chair that is designed to complement this type of adjusting tool. Dr. Elizabeth will first scan your spine which will create a image on the ProAdjuster screen. The reading indicates where the joints of the spine are “stuck”. After the scan is complete, she will adjust the affected area. The adjusting tool makes a light tapping sound as it gently corrects the targeted area. Once the treatment is completed area, Dr. Elizabeth will re-scan the area to ensure all areas are effectively treated.
The ProAdjuster may be used to help treat areas of pain and reduced function of any areas of the body.
An Activator is a spring-loaded, hand-held device that provides a quick, low force impulse to the treatment area. This is beneficial as it doesn’t allow the muscle to tighten during the adjustment and allows Dr. Elizabeth to control the amount of force used during the treatment. This helps to make the treatment as comfortable for the patient as possible.
To ensure Dr. Elizabeth knows which joints to adjust, an evaluation of apparent leg length is performed. The patient will be asked to perform a range of movements targeting a different part of the spine and extremities. Between the movements, Dr. Elizabeth will compare the difference in leg lengths to help determine which areas need to be adjusted. After adjusting the treated area, Dr. Elizabeth will retest to ensure the treatment has the desired outcome.
The Activator may be used on all ages and is intended to help with conditions in any area of the body.
Cranial Release Technique (CRT) and Cranial Adjusting Turner Style (C.A.T.S.)
Did you know that there are 22 bones in the skull?
Cranial Release Technique and Cranial Adjusting Turner Style are intended to help with acute and chronic migraines, headaches, head injuries and concussions.
How do you adjust the skull? First, Dr. Elizabeth has you lie on a treating table, face up. With the Cranial Release Technique, a gentle stretching is applied to the muscles at the base of the skull, allowing for a global release of the cranium and tissues surrounding the cranium. This is intended to restore proper alignment and movement of the bones of the skull and nervous system function. Cranial Adjusting Turner Style applies gentle pressure to various parts of the bones of the cranium intending to restore cranial alignment. With both techniques, a gentle pressure is applied to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.
Registered Massage Therapy
Alanna Dyer, RMT uses a wide range of techniques including deep tissue, trigger point release, lymphatic drainage, hydrotherapy and relaxation.
Custom Made Foot Orthotics
Custom made orthotics are a medical device designed to bring your feet and ankles back into proper alignment. This will reduce stress and strain on your body. Custom made orthotics can be made for a variety of shoe type including runners, work shoes, work boots, dress shoes and sandals. They fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole, but with the added benefit that they are custom made to your foot type.
Some reasons for wearing custom made orthotics include: localized foot pain, plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammer toes, metatarsalgia, morton’s neuroma, achilles tendonopathy, arch pain, shin splints, knee and leg pain, low back or hip pain, iliotibial band syndrome.
At TFC, a custom foot orthotic assessment appointment is required. During this appointment, Dr. Elizabeth will perform a thorough history and examination and discuss your work or recreational activities. This will help determine what orthotic would be best suited for your needs. Dr. Elizabeth is happy to be working with The Orthotic Group (TOG), our supplier for custom made orthotics and shoes. If you’d like to learn more about TOG, please visit their website.
Contact TFC to book your Custom Foot Orthotic Assessment Appointment via phone or email.
Osteopathy believes in the body’s innate ability to heal and regulate itself. By manipulating the structures of the body, we can influence their function and communication to other structures.
Removing restrictions of the tissues will facilitate an environment in which the body can improve its condition naturally.
Common reasons to seek osteopathic treatment include: muscle and joint pain, headaches, digestive complaints, acute pain and injuries, chronic health condition effects.