In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we offer other non-invasive therapies, including most rehabilitation and physical therapy services. Please note that these services are performed by Dr. Eve, a chiropractor, and are billed under chiropractic treatment.
Spinal and non-spinal joint mobilization Joint mobilization is the most common alternative to an adjustment. The joint is gently moved within its physiologic or normal operating range of motion. Unlike an adjustment, there is no high velocity, low amplitude thrust with mobilization, and there is often no cavitation ("popping" noise). A joint that has been mobilized moves more freely and with less pain.
Soft tissue therapy Depending on your injury, Dr. Eve may use various soft tissue techniques such as trigger point release, muscle release technique, and assisted muscle stretching. Improved blood flow, less scar tissue, repairing of damaged and torn muscle and tendon fibres, and less pain are just some of the many benefits of soft tissue therapy.
Therapeutic ultrasound Ultrasound therapy increases blood flow in the treated area which speeds the healing process. Ultrasound Therapy reduces swelling and inflammation which are the main sources of pain. Ultrasound waves gently massage the muscles, tendons and/or ligaments in the treated area. This enhances the recovery rate of damaged tissue without adding strain, and softens any scar tissue that is usually present in an injured area.
Interferential current (IFC) Since Interferential Therapy has been in use for many years, its effectiveness is well documented. Studies have shown that patients using Interferential Therapy after surgery develop fewer post-op complications than those relying solely on narcotics for pain relief. Interferential Therapy aids in circulation, decreasing the recovery time for patients. Multiple treatments will typically speed the patient’s recovery and allow earlier resumption of their normal lifestyle.
Trancutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) Like the IFC, TENS utilizes an electrical current to treat a painful area of the body. It has been used for decades and is a safer option to pain medication. TENS can be used for acute or chronic pain.
Exercise and rehabilitation therapy Based on the patient's individual needs, exercises are often prescribed as part of your treatment plan. The benefits of rehabilitation is an increase in healing, flexibility, endurance, strength and prevention of further injury.
Patient education and counselling Like exercise/rehabilitation therapy, Dr. Eve will often provide patient education on various health topics, such as ergonomics, sleep hygiene, nutrition, and injury prevention.