Back in Balance Chiropractic Clinic
 
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Chiropractic

Chiropractors

Dr. Charla Wilson, B.Sc., D.C.
Dr. Tracy Reimer, B.Sc., D.C.

About

Doctors of Chiropractic are primary care practitioners who are experts in conservative management of the skeletal, muscle and nervous systems of the human body.  They receive extensive, specialized training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders.  The primary method of treatment, called an adjustment, involves gentle manipulation of joint misalignments aimed at restoring proper biomechanical function and mobility, which also helps to relieve pain.

Chiropractic is natural, hands-on healthcare that focuses on the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself, without the use of drugs or surgery. It is based on the premise that the nervous system coordinates all of the body's functions and that misalignment or imbalance in joints or muscles in an area will adversely affect the function of that area.  If the imbalance creates nerve pressure it can cause problems not only in the local area, but also at some distance from it.  If left uncorrected, this dysfunction can lead to chronic problems and chronic pain.  Chiropractic care is not limited to the spine or low back as many believe, but includes treatment of the entire body and a wide variety of conditions.

The chiropractic adjustment is a non-invasive procedure using precise directed motion to bring back proper movement and balance to a painful or misaligned joint.  Adjustments can address pain, and reduce muscle spasms and inflammation, so that you are able to return to normal activities as soon as possible.  There are many different techniques for delivering an adjustment, but they are considered safe and effective, and can be modified or customized to each individual and situation.  Once the pain is managed, chiropractic care can help stabilize, maintain and increase strength and flexibility.  Chiropractor care is also preventative and can recommend options to prevent reoccurrence so people can lead healthy, active lives. In addition, chiropractic is patient-centered care and Doctors of Chiropractic work in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.

Chiropractors in Canada are highly educated.  They must complete at least seven years of post-secondary education, which includes a four-year academic program at an accredited chiropractic college/university.  Most chiropractors in Canada have completed a Bachelor’s degree before completing their Doctor of Chiropractic degree which gives them a total of eight years of post-secondary education.  During the third and fourth years of chiropractic training, they must treat patients in a supervised clinic setting as part of their practicum.  Upon completion of the doctorate program, graduates must pass national and provincial Clinical Competency Examinations in order to be licenced to practice.  In addition, they are required to complete continuing education courses and seminars on a yearly basis to maintain professional competency.


Conditions Treated by Chiropractic:

 

Low back pain
Intervertebral disc problems
Sciatica
Spinal degeneration
Arthritis
Bursitis
Scoliosis/Postural issues
Neck pain
Headaches
Repetitive stress injury

Whiplash
Jaw pain
TMJ dysfunction
Upper back pain
Shoulder pain
Rotator Cuff Syndrome
Tennis elbow/Golfer’s elbow
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Joint sprains/strains
Tendonitis

Hip pain
Knee pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Achilles Tendonitis
Pinched nerve pain
Muscle spasms
Fibromyalgia
Pregnancy related pain
Infant Colic

 

 

For More Info...

Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors
http://albertachiro.com

Canadian Chiropractic Association
http://chiropractic.ca

 
 
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Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapists

Heather Sorensen, R.M.T.
Lauren Canafranca, R.M.T.
Natsa Ghebrenegus, R.M.T.

About

Our registered massage therapists are trained in the assessment and diagnosis of soft tissue and joints of the body, as well as the treatment and prevention of injury, pain and physical disorders. Registered massage therapists are effective in treating deeper structures of the body such as ligaments, joints, fascia, blood vessels and other soft tissues.


Conditions Treated By Massage Therapy:

The following conditions are only a sample of the various issues that can benefit from therapy.  The list is in no way exhaustive and is also not a guarantee that they will resolve completely with treatment.

 

Decreased circulation
Muscle Tension Pain
Improve Range of Motion
Repetitive Stress Injuries
High blood pressure
Pregnancy pain
TMJ dysfunction

Fatigue
Postural dysfunction
Lymphedema
Myofascial Pain
Rotator Cuff Syndrome
Anxiety/Depression
Frozen Shoulder

Sports injuries
Sleep Issues
Arthritis
Asthma and Bronchitis
Pain and Anxiety with Chronic Illnesses
Fibromyalgia
Headaches and Migraines

 
 
 

Foot Reflexology

Practitioner

Heather Sorensen, R.M.T.

About

Foot Reflexology is a systematic procedure of applying pressure to specific points on the feet to cause a response in corresponding parts of the body.  Applying pressure to these spots will enhance the body’s ability to reach and maintain homeostasis. 

Reflexologists work from studied maps of related pressure points on the hands and feet. These points are connected directly to the nervous system and fascia and then have an effect on the body. Any part of the body, that is a source of pain, illness, or potential debility, can be strengthened through the application of pressure at the corresponding location on the hand or foot.


Conditions Treated by Foot Reflexology:

The following conditions are only a sample of the various issues that can benefit from therapy.  The list is in no way exhaustive and is also not a guarantee that they will resolve completely with treatment.

Cramps
Constipation
Edema
Heart Conditions
Heartburn
Insomnia
Morning Sickness

Hormone issues
Pain/Anxiety with Cancer
Asthma/Bronchitis
Bell’s Palsy
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Crohn’s Disease
Diverticulitis

Nervousness
Parkinson’s Disease
Pregnancy
Stroke
Thyroid Problems
Sinusitis
Shingles


For More Info...

Massage Therapist Association of Alberta
http://mtaalberta.com

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Acupuncture

Acupuncturist

Dr. Jun Wang

About

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years.  Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin, single-use stainless steel needles into the skin at specific points in order to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal. Traditionally, acupuncture has been used as the primary method of treatment for all health problems, and now many health professionals and patients are using it as an effective treatment for back pain and neck pain.

The core philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine is that the body contains a complex system of patterns of energy flow. This flow of energy is referred to as Qi (pronounced “chee”) and a normal flow of qi is necessary to maintain good health.  If there is a blockage or an imbalance within the flow of qi, health problems may occur.  With acupuncture there are specific “acupoints” along pathways or meridians which conduct the qi throughout the body.  Needles are inserted into specific combinations of these acupoints in an attempt to correct the normal flow of qi.  In this way, acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of health issues.

Acupuncture helps to relieve pain by releasing endorphins which are the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals.  In addition, acupuncture activates the central nervous system to release neurotransmitters and neurohormones; brain chemicals that not only help reduce pain, but also have a direct effect on the functions of the body’s organs and organ systems.  The acupuncturist typically inserts between one and twenty needles and leaves them in place for ten to thirty minutes while you rest.  The acupuncturist may also choose to use cupping as a therapy, whereby glass cups are heated and applied to the skin to create suction and bring blood close to the surface.   A common course of acupuncture treatment includes six to twelve sessions over a three-month period.


Conditions Treated by Acupuncture:

The following conditions are only a sample of the various issues that can benefit from therapy.  The list is in no way exhaustive and is also not a guarantee that they will resolve completely with treatment.

 

Headaches and Migraines
Joint and Muscle pain
TMJ problems
Fatigue
Stress
Sleep Disorders
Depression

Anxiety
Allergies
Menopause Discomfort
Dysmenorrhea
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Digestive Disorders
Constipation

Motor Vehicle Accident injuries
Tendonitis
Bursitis
Arthritis
Fibromyalgia
Bell's Palsy

 

 

For More Info...

College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta
http://acupuncturealberta.ca

 
 
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Holistic Skincare

Certified Aesthetician

Kaelyn Bergquist

About

Our skincare program helps repair and maintain your skin using holistic and botanical-based products. By maintaining a balance of oil and moisture content, as well as feed your skin healthy antioxidants, we can help you attain your skincare goals and achieve a healthy complexion. Our skincare treatments are massage-focused and are offered in 30-minute (Express) and 60-minute slots; they can address the face, neck, decollete and/or back. Massage-focused facials increase collagen production, firm and tone skin, and encourage lymphatic drainage.

Book  by calling the clinic, or online at: www.thegoodcare.ca


Conditions Treated by Skincare:

 

Sensitive skin
Dry skin
Acne
Aging skin
Discolouration

 
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