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Chiropractors are health professionals concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and overall health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation. Our Chiropractors believe in the value of working in conjunction with mainstream medicine. They place a strong emphasis on patient education, post injury rehabilitation, and lifestyle advice. They strive to incorporate these components into each of their appointments, tailoring treatment to the needs of each patient.
Whether you are seeking assessment and treatment of mechanical injuries, relief from daily aches and pains, looking to improve in your respective sports/hobbies or just seeking to live a healthier lifestyle, the physiotherapists at Creekside use evidence based practice to meet your goals. Our approach to prehab and rehab is active focused and the crux of our philosophy is to empower our clients with education on how their bodies’ work and tools to become their own physio. Along with manual, hands-on techniques, the active approach entails tailored exercises paired with lifestyle and daily cues to ensure that you are always working towards your goals and being able to move pain-free.
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions and promote relaxation and well-being. Therapeutic massage can ease tension and reduce pain, and can be used on its own or as an adjunct to other manual therapies.
Coming from the Traditional Chinese Medicine healthcare system, acupuncture is a
common modality used to create a neuroendocrine response. Your neuroendocrine
system refers to the aspects of the brain and body that regulate chemicals responsible
for hormone balance, mood, immune strength, digestive health, stress, inflammation,
and more. Acupuncture is the use of hair-thin, stainless steel needles or pins that are
inserted into the body along specific channels. The channels are associated with
internal organs like the liver, spleen, and heart, and with specific tissues like blood
vessels, lymphatic vessels, and fascia. The needles interact with the flow through these
channels, and stimulates an electrochemical change which affects the physiology of the
associated organs and tissues.
Acupuncture alone has been shown to have efficacious results in treating conditions
such as depression, anxiety disorders, insomnia, pain, gas and bloating, IBS, Crohn’s
disease, skin conditions, sciatica, arthritis, headaches, menstrual issues, weight
gain/loss, and addictions.
Our acupuncturist has extensive training in Nutrition & Diet Therapy, Moxibustion,
Cupping, and Acupuncture. As a holistic practice, Traditional Chinese Medicine
encompasses all of these modalities in each session, according to the client’s individual
health goals and needs.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is thousands of years old and has changed little over the centuries. Its basic concept is that a vital force of life, called Qi, surges through the body. Any imbalance to Qi can cause disease and illness. This imbalance is most commonly thought to be caused by an alteration in the opposite and complementary forces that make up the Qi. These are called yin and yang.
Ancient Chinese believed that humans are microcosms of the larger surrounding universe, and are interconnected with nature and subject to its forces. Balance between health and disease is a key concept. TCM treatment seeks to restore this balance through treatment specific to the individual.
It is believed that to regain balance, you must achieve the balance between the internal body organs and the external elements of earth, fire, water, wood, and metal.
Treatment to regain balance may involve:
• Moxibustion (the burning of herbal leaves on or near the body)
• Cupping (the use of warmed glass jars to create suction on certain points of the body)
• Herbal remedies
• Movement and concentration exercises (such as tai chi)
Counselling is the skilled and principled use of relationship to facilitate self- knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth and the optimal development of personal resources. The overall aim of counsellors is to provide an opportunity for people to work towards living more satisfyingly and resourcefully. Counselling relationships will vary according to need but may be concerned with developmental issues, addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, coping with crisis, developing personal insights and knowledge, working through feelings of inner conflict or improving relationships with others.
Murray Wood is our Certified Pedorthist with over 35 years’ experience in hand making Custom Orthotics, Footwear Modifications, and training patients for improved lower limb and core function.
Along with a complete assessment, static, non-weight bearing, and full gait analysis Murray can also help with leg length discrepancies and modify your current footwear.
Pedorthists can help their patients with a variety of foot and lower limb problems, including:
-Leg length discrepancies