Huntsville’s Premiere Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Centre

Services

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Pricing

 

Chiropractic

Initial Examination - $85
Standard Adjustment (Adult) - $42
Standard Adjustment (Child) - $35
Re-Examination - $55
Custom Orthotics - $400
Pre-Fabricated Orthotics - $90
Compression Hosiery - $90


Registered Massage Therapy

30 Minutes - $55
45 Minutes - $75
60 Minutes - $90

Prices include HST.

Gift certificates for massage are available. Call 705-789-4224 or drop by our office.

Stages of Care


Relief Care

Relief care is provided for relief of immediate pain, restricted mobility and discomfort. Depending on the diagnosis, your age, physical condition, how long you have had the current complaint, and previous injuries, a few or several visits over a relatively short period of time may be necessary.
 

Corrective Care

Corrective care treats conditions that are more severe, recurring or that have existed with or without pain for some time. These may require a longer, more complex period of care. Once the severity of your condition has decreased through relief care, corrective care helps to restore normal function to your spine, muscles, supporting tissues and the nerves affected by them.
 

Supportive or Maintenance Care

Supportive or maintenance care helps you maintain and preserve the benefits you’ve achieved from relief and corrective care. Chiropractors are also trained to detect conditions in their early stages, often before you feel pain or reduced mobility. Continuing to work with your Chiropractor and having periodic spinal check-ups and treatments, if needed, will keep your spine as healthy as possible. Your Chiropractor will work with you to find a maintenance schedule that suits your condition, health care goals, and lifestyle.


Your treatment from the Chiropractor, regardless of the stage of care, will often include exercise, diet and other healthy living suggestions to help keep you healthy and strong.

Your Chiropractor will discuss a schedule of care, which will depend on your specific circumstances. For some people Chiropractic treatment is like a regular tune-up, to help deal with the daily wear and tear of life. For others, it’s simply an effective treatment when pain or discomfort strikes.

Take the time to discuss with your Chiropractor the treatment plan that’s best for you.

Chiropractic Coverage


Are you covered?

Most Extended Health Care plans cover Chiropractic services and, since the Ontario government delisted Chiropractic services from OHIP, EHC plans have become the primary source of third-party coverage for most patients.

As many as 7 out of every 10 Ontario residents have some form of Extended Health Care coverage, and EHC plans pay more than $26 billion in costs annually, making them the largest non-governmental payer in Canada’s health care industry.

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Our Services

 

 

Chiropractic Therapy

One of the largest primary care professions in Ontario, Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.

Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, all of which are predicated on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a Chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

For many conditions, such as lower back pain, Chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment. Where other conditions exist, Chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions. According to patient surveys, by treating the musculoskeletal elements of such disorders, Chiropractic treatment has been shown to improve the general well-being of the patient.

There are many reasons to seek Chiropractic care.

  • Back pain

  • Neck pain
  • Headache
  • Whiplash
  • Strains and sprains
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Work and sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs
  • General health and well-being

Chiropractic is a regulated health profession.

Chiropractic is a regulated health profession, recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces and American states. Almost 2 million patients in Ontario rely on Chiropractic care every year to help them live healthy, active lives.


 

Spinal Flexion / Distraction Therapy

Spinal flexion distraction is a technique used to treat and manage many conditions affecting the lumbar spine. It is a non-surgical, low force technique aimed at increasing spinal joint movement and alleviating the symptoms caused from disc bulges and disc herniations.

Clinical Benefits

  • reduce pressure and irritation of spinal nerves
  • increase spinal motion
  • A conservative option to utilize prior to undergoing surgery for Herniated discs
  • Reduce Sciatica Symptoms

How is flexion distraction performed?

The technique uses a specialized table that distracts and flexes the spine in a safe and comfortable rhythmic motion. It effectively allows safe motion of the injured joint to help reduce inflammation and irritation to the spinal structures affected. The goal is to help the spine move in its natural range while reducing the pressure caused from the disc irritation or herniation. The motion allows nutrients into the spinal disc and helps to keep them well articulated.

Many conditions may benefit from flexion distraction therapy.

  • Lumbar disc injuries (ruptured, bulging or herniated, “slipped disc”)

  • Low back pain
  • Arthritis
  • General Low back stiffness
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprain/Strain
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Failed back surgical syndrome

Is flexion distraction therapy painful?

No. The technique is gentle, non-force and it is often used with patients who are recovering from spinal surgery or who are in rehabilitation. Generally the patient is not subjected to increased pain and discomfort during the procedure, and in fact most patients report that they find it pleasant and relaxing.

Is the technique safe for those with arthritis?

Yes. There are no sudden or jerking type movement with this procedure, the technique goes through a slow rhythmic movement pattern that allows the joint to comfortably stretch. The technique is not only great for those with disc injuries but also for those that prefer a ‘lighter’ touch or who are hesitant to experience the more traditional type of spinal manipulation. We often receive referrals specifically for this technique to be done on other doctors patients that are experiencing disc herniations or are recovering from one.


 

Low Force Adjusting

We use a hand-held instrument that has been student extensively with results published in hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers. The device is commonly know as an Activator. We use our physical examination to determine the sites that require the device to adjust the spine and muscle. The technique is specific and gentle. It provides a controlled, fast thrust which is comfortable to the patient. There is are no ‘cracking’ noises associated with this technique. The technique works by introducing movement back to the joint and helping restore the normal spinal motion pattern.


 

Drop Piece Adjusting

This technique utilizes a specialized mechanism in the adjusting table that allows the doctor to set the tension that is minimally required to deliver the adjustment. The table section is raised slightly and support against the weight, when the doctor applies the thrust to adjust the joint the table will ‘drop’ slightly to allow a shear movement of the joint and create a stretch of the spinal tissues. This works in a similar fashion to the traditional spinal manipulative techniques but reduces the amount of torque required.


 

TENS & Ultrasound Therapy

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief. The device looks like a small radio with wires that have sticky pads which will be placed on the area requiring therapy. A circuit of electrical impulses are delivered to the region and travel along the nerve fibres that are involved in the pain signal. This often allows people to experience the pain less intensely. It does this by ‘scrambling’ the normal pain signal to the brain, much like background noise makes it difficult to hear a close conversation. Another theory is that it may help to increase the production of natural painkillers called endorphins which may block the perception of pain. This therapy can be applied in office and if your comfortable to do this at home after being shown how to do it you can purchase a unit of your own to utilize at home.


 

Postural / Ergonomic Assessment

Good posture is easy to neglect, it’s hard to keep focused on how to carry ourselves throughout the day.

Much like eating right, exercising and getting a good night’s sleep, having great posture can have a positive impact on your life. Many injuries can develop from poor posture. If not corrected, the long term effects of not straightening up your back can negatively affect the body, altering your body structure. An individual who suffers from this often experiences fatigue, achy muscles, strain and pain in lower back and chronic headaches.

You can improved your posture by taking a few moments everyday to participate in active stretching and engage in strength building exercises. Introducing daily activities into your lifestyle is a simple and effective way to keeping your posture in check.


 

Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue therapy involves the manipulation and mobilization of soft tissues of the body, i.e. muscles, connective tissue/fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints. Soft tissue therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. We also utilize a tool to help loosen and mobilize the soft tissues. This technique is often referred to as Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM), Graston or ART.


 

Custom Orthotics

A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They are custom made biomechanical medical appliances that correct your foot imbalance.


 

Compression Hosiery

Medical gradient compression hosiery promotes better venous flow which helps to control swelling, varicosities, leg fatigue and other problematic leg conditions.


 

Motor Vehicle & Personal Injury Rehabilitation

We are well positioned to help you handle all of your injury requirements and help reduce the stress of organizing referrals and paperwork associated with the process.


 

Registered Massage Therapy

Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.

 
Active Chiropractic is wonderful!  They will definitely make you feel comfortable and well cared for.
— Heather V.
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