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Instrument Assisted Chiropractic Care

Techniques:

ProAdjuster

We have so much interest in this adjusting technique (I mean any technology developed with the help of NASA excites us too!). The Proadjuster is an instrument that Dr. Elizabeth uses in our office to analyse, treat, and re-analyse the spine.

So how does it work? We are glad you asked! When you come for your appointment you will sit in the chair that is designed to compliment this type of adjusting tool. When you sit on the chair you tuck your chin to your chest and place your head on the head rest (don’t worry, Dr. Elizabeth will teach you how to get into position). From there, Dr. Elizabeth will first scan your spine, which will create a chart on the ProAdjuster screen. The reading indicates to her where the joints of the spine are “stuck”. After the scan is done, she will adjust that area using the same tool that she scanned with. The adjusting tool makes a light tapping sound as it gently corrects the targeted area. Once the area is adjusted, Dr. Elizabeth will re-scan the area to ensure the desired outcome occurred.

The ProAdjuster may be used to help treat areas of pain and reduced function from head to toe, including the spine, shoulders, elbows, wrists/hands, hips, knees, ankles/feet.

Activator Methods

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. The applied force is localised and does not require moving or bending the patient.

To ensure Dr. Elizabeth knows which joints to adjust with the activator, an evaluation of apparent leg length is performed. To do this, she has the patient lay on the table made specifically for the Activator Methods technique, and asks the patient to do a range of movements. Each movement targets 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. A difference in leg length does not mean your legs are different lengths, but rather that the movement that she asked you to perform makes one leg “pull short” indicating that one of the areas is “stuck”. After adjusting the treated area, Dr. Elizabeth will retest to ensure the treatment had the desired outcome. Through detecting spinal joint dysfunctions, identifying issues with body mechanics, correcting functional leg length inequalities and testing neurological reflexes, Activator Methods technique is intended to help restore spinal balance.

The Activator may be used on all ages, and is intended to help with conditions such as: neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, sciatica, knee pain, headaches and head injuries and more.

Cranial Release Technique (CRT) and Cranial Adjusting Turner Style (C.A.T.S.)

Did you know that there are 22 bones in the skull? What happens to these bones when you hit your head off a cupboard, suffer a car accident or sports related injury, or fall down the stairs?

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.

Reflexology

Reflexology is a focused pressure technique, usually directed at the feet or hands. During a session, various zones and reflexes which are associated with various parts, glands, and organs, are stimulated causing the body’s natural electrical energy to work along the nervous system to clear any blockages. A session can break up deposits (felt as sandy or gritty areas beneath the skin) which may interfere with the body’s electrical energy in the nervous system and help the body to return to its natural state.

What are the benefits of Reflexology?

  • Enhances relaxation with the removal of stress.
  • Enhances circulation.
  • Assists the body to normalize the metabolism naturally.
  • Complements other healing modalities.

Reiki

Reiki works with the energetic, physical and emotional aspects of an individual to address imbalances on all levels. It helps to restore the body’s natural ability to heal and create balance.

Reasons you may want to experience a Reiki session:

  • General balancing
  • Clearing emotional blocks
  • Reduce physical pain
  • Increasing clarity
  • Stress relief and relaxation

Registered Massage Therapy

Alanna Dyer, RMT uses a wide range of techniques including deep tissue, trigger point release, lymphatic drainage, hydrotherapy, and relaxation.

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