Chiropractic is a natural approach to health care that involves restoring proper alignment and motion to the spine. A poorly aligned spine can result in not only back pain, but many other health problems. Chiropractors adjust the vertebrae of the spine, restoring function to all of the joints and removing any irritation to the nerves that are exiting the spine between the vertebrae.
The same principles apply to Animals as to Humans:
Animal Chiropractors have extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of joint, muscle and nerve problems in animals.
It is an animal chiropractors job to identify subluxations. If detected, they are corrected by using a high velocity, low amplitude, quick thrust into the proper direction of the joint. This event is done using the chiropractor's hands and is extremely specific to the plane of the joint in question. Correction of subluxations is called an adjustment.
Animals realize that there is a problem and will often aid the chiropractor in the adjustment. Most owners comment on how still their pet will sit during the examination and adjustment.
How long will it take?
After a thorough case history and chiropractic examination, the doctor will recommend a series of visits to help restore proper function. The program of care is different in each case however, animals tend to recover quite rapidly as a general rule. Some of the variants on which rate of recovery are based include: age, duration of the problem, type of damage sustained, compliance to care.
Our team of Registered Massage Therapists (RMT's) are highly qualified and dedicated to their work. Whether you suffer from headaches, injuries, arthritis, or other ailments, we are confident we will be able to help you. Talk to our front staff on which therapist is right for you and your needs.
Osteopathy focuses on facilitating the health of joints and muscles through gentle, non-invasive manual therapy to help realign and strengthen the structural framework in order to create stability and restore healthy communication between all systems within the body: Endocrine, respiratory, digestive, eliminatory, neurovascular, circulatory, musculoskeletal etc.
Naturopathic Medicine is an all-encompassing form of medicine which incorporates getting to the root of the problem, ensuring all aspects of health are explored and looking for an actual cure. For those conditions which can not be cured, Naturopathic Medicine aims to provide a better quality of life. Naturopathic Medicine is adjunctive and complimentary to Conventional Medicine.
Cranial-Sacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the CranioSacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviate stress and pain. Using a soft touch, generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. By complementing the body’s natural healing processes,
One of the programs offered at Mountain Wellness Centre is registered physiotherapy! The goal of this program is to help you manage or get rid of pain and injuries through exercise and manual therapy.
With physiotherapy you will learn how you can maintain your mobility and function, which should help prevent future issues from occuring.
These are some of the common conditions that physiotherapy can help you with:
This is a registered program, but we always suggest you confirm coverage with your health provider before you sign up for treatment.
NOTE: Protocols are in place to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Appointments are spaced accordingly with a limited number of people on-site at a time. We supply sanitizing stations and each staff is well versed in disinfecting protocol.
Mountain Wellness Studios is a fully functional private fitness centre offering you top of the line personal fitness training and small group classes for all our patients and their families.
Fascial stretch therapy is a table based treatment that improves the mobility of your nerves & the flexibility of your muscles by focusing on the fascial lines that connect through and wrap around the muscle, nerves, organs, and just about everything else in your body.Fascia surrounds each muscle, and connects them to each other both superficially and deep.
By integrating a global perspective on stretching these fascial connections, we can reap twice the benefits by static stretching isolated muscle groups.
As part of your healing and recovery, we offer small group classes in Yoga, Pilates, Kettlebells, Meditation and more. To register please follow the links.
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is the use of monochromatic light emission from a low intensity laser diode or an array of high intensity super luminous diodes to treat musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and degenerative conditions and to heal wounds. The light source is place in contract with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate tissue, where it interacts with cellular function restoring normal cell function and enhancement of the body's healing process. Cold Laser Therapy differs from other modalities in that it has a curative effect on the body rather than simply symptom control.
What are the Effects of Cold Laser Therapy?
Short Term Effects:
Long Term Effects:
What conditions does Cold Laser treat?
Laser therapy has been valuable in the treatment of a variety of conditions, including:
Soft tissue injuries
Degenerative joint conditions
Is Cold Laser Therapy harmful or painful?
Lasers used for tissue stimulation have insufficient strength to damage cells. However, as the laser beam is quite bright, the patient should avoid starting directly at the beam as it may irritate the retina of the eye. In over twenty years of clinical use, low power lasers have not been found to cause any adverse effects. Also, low power lasers do not produce heat. Therefore when the laser contacts the skin, the patient feels no warmth or burning. Although the light may stimulate certain nerves, most people feel nothing during the treatment.
How many treatments are necessary to notice results?
Treatment plans vary from 5 to 25 visits depending on the type of injury. Acute conditions respond more quickly than chronic conditions. While some patients feel improvement right from the start, it may take a few visits to notice significant improvement.
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