What is Chiropractic Care?
Supporting you in your quest for health, strength and vitality
At Pillars of Wellness in Burlington, Aldershot, we feel that our chiropractic team, made up of experts whose main focus is the neuromusculoskeletal system, is an essential part of our service as numerous chronic issues stem from injury, disease or damage to these areas. Our chiropractors are in good standing with their respective colleges and have extensive experience helping those beset by chronic injury. To become a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic, the professional must complete a 4-year program at an accredited chiropractic college/university during which time they receive more than 4000 hours of specialized clinical training. Learning, however, does not stop there and our chiropractors are dedicated towards honing their skills and adapting the latest techniques so as to ensure the highest quality of care.
Our chiropractors, who are qualified to assess and diagnose a wide range of conditions, have extensive experience developing patient specific programming which includes therapeutic exercise, manipulations, and other non-invasive therapies, are also trained to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling. Chiropractic practitioners make use of non-invasive methods to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions affecting the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Specifically, chiropractors focus on nerve, muscle and joint functioning and conduct thorough assessments before providing a diagnosis and developing a treatment/prevention plan, with the ultimate goal of improved functioning, thereby eliminating the need for surgical interventions or increased reliance on analgesic medications.
What to expect on your first visit?
The initial visit with our chiropractor consists of an initial assessment in which the practitioner obtains a complete health history. This will be followed by a comprehensive evaluation directed towards assessing symptoms and examining muscle/joint biomechanics and gait. The chiropractor also makes use of neurological and orthopedic assessment tools and other diagnostic instruments in order to determine a working diagnosis. Further investigations, including diagnostic imaging studies may be required in order to provide a definitive diagnosis, at which time a detailed treatment plan will be developed in order to best address underlying symptoms, including pain and mobility issues, and facilitate improved functioning.
Techniques Typically Used by Chiropractic Doctors include the following:
- Spinal and/or joint manipulation (adjustments)
- Soft tissue treatment/deep tissue massage/myofascial release techniques
- Active Release Techniques (ART) – Spine
- Rehabilitative exercise program design, Core strength training
- Therapeutic modalities (TENS, IFC, Ultrasound, Laser, Heat/ice)
- Stability training
- PNF stretching
- Kinesiotaping, athletic taping
It must be noted, however, that each individual’s issues are unique and that techniques employed will be specific to the client’s particular needs and issues. It is also important to note that the body does not exist in a vacuum and, in consideration of this, programming and treatment modalities may be adjusted, based on changes in functioning and pain level with the ultimate goal of providing more intense programming to facilitate improved health and functioning.
Our treatment team has extensive practical experience working with patients affected by the following conditions, amongst others:
|Disk herniation, Sciatica||Arthritis, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease|
|Neck pain||Repetitive strain or cumulative trauma|
|Back pain||Rib joint sprain/dysfunction|
|Spinal instability||Tailbone pain (coccydynia)|
|Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction||Rotator Cuff Injuries or Repairs|
|Muscle strains||Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)|
|Postural strain||Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)|
|Ligament sprains/tears||Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)|
|Ankle Sprains||Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|
|Knee ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL||DeQuervain's Syndrome|
|Shin Splints||Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome|
|Custom Orthotics||Compression stocking|
For more questions about treatment fees and/or payment options, please contact our helpful office manager! We are always happy to speak to you.
“Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” – Hippocrates