Chiropractic Health Care
Chiropractic care is a primary contact health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries relating to the neuromusculoskeletal system.
The intent of a Chiropractic treatment is to improve and enhance the overall performance of the body. This improvement leads to a decrease in pain, stronger joints, better athletic performance and easier activities of daily living.
The body was created to adapt to the everyday physical stresses that it encounters, but that’s not always the case. When the body can’t adapt, injury occurs and pain ensues.
Chiropractic care is effective at treating all regions of the body, from head to toe, including injuries to the neck, back, head, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, and feet. These injuries include muscles strains, sprains, athletic injuries, repetitive strain injuries, tendonopathies, rotator cuff injuries, and many more.
Treatment sessions involve an integrated approach to treatment, tailored to the specific needs of the patient. Integrated treatments combine a variety of manual techniques in order to address all components of an injury. The various techniques include: ART/STT, Graston Technique, acupuncture, modalities (IFC, microcurrent, Ultrasound, TENS, VMTX), active rehabilitation, and joint manipulation.
Dr. Taksa looks at the body as a whole system, so treatment plans focus on more than just the injured area. Injuries are generally a result of a dysfunction in several parts of the body, so treatment plans typically involve a broader spectrum than just treating the injury site.
Most importantly, our Chiropractic care will provide you with an honest opinion of your injury and health status. We know injuries and the human body best, and we will use this knowledge to help develop a treatment plan that works best for you. Chiropractors are always keeping their education up to date to provide the most effective diagnosis and treatment plans.
Most extended health plans have coverage for Chiropractic care, be sure to check with your provider.
Active Release Therapy (ART)
ART and Soft Tissue Therapies
The term soft tissue is used to refer to the bodies’ muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Tension and restrictions may develop in these tissues usually due to repetitive use or misuse. Adhesions may also build in these tissues which alter their ability to function optimally. Active Release Techniques and other soft tissue therapies are a hands-on soft tissue treatment used to diagnose, break down adhesions, and decrease tension, allowing for optimal function of the tissues.
During the treatment the practitioner’s hands evaluate the overall feel and movement of the soft tissues. Tissues are then treated using precisely directed pressure coupled with specific patient movements. Treatments can be somewhat achy, with potential soreness the next day, but the overall results make the temporary achiness worthwhile.Orthotic Therapy
Now offering custom made Orthotics!
Custom foot orthotics are devices worn in your shoes to correct the biomechanics of your feet while standing and while in motion. Many people have abnormally functioning feet and do not realize. Your feet are the foundation of your body and without a solid foundation, your body can not function at its best. Poor foot mechanics can lead to pain in the feet, hips, knees, back, and even in the neck. Our orthotics help relieve pain from some forms of arthritis and diabetes. Orthotics are also prescribed to help prevent future injuries and to improve the alignment of your joints, helping your muscles, bones and nerves function optimally.
Our prescription orthotic devices are custom made to each individual, starting in our clinic with plaster castings or foam foot impressions taken in a neutral biomechanical position. The orthotics are then manually constructed from raw materials in a foot laboratory under the supervision of a registered Chiropodist.
Different orthotic types are available to meet every individual footwear and lifestyle need.
Our custom orthotic process is accepted by all of the major insurance companies in Canada and is covered by most health insurance plans. Some insurance companies may require a medical doctor's referral for orthotics (please check your individual plans). Call or book an appointment with Dr. Taksa today for more information and to see how orthotic therapy may help you.
Graston Technique is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy. Different hand held instruments are used in place of a practitioners hands to detect and treat soft tissue restrictions and abnormalities. The purpose and results are similar to hands on soft tissue therapies, the instruments are simply used as aids to help achieve maximum therapeutic results based on the area being treated.