Chiropractic care is a patient-centred, non-invasive, hands-on, regulated health care profession focused on achieving optimal function of your musculoskeletal system. Using clinical expertise and the best available evidence, chiropractors diagnose issues that affect your body’s movement. They treat these conditions using soft tissue therapy, chiropractic manipulation and mobilization, and exercise therapy.
TECHNIQUES INCORPORATED INTO CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT
Manual manipulation of the vertebrae of your spine or other joints is also called an ‘adjustment.’ An adjustment is a very controlled force that is targeted to a restricted joint to guide it through its range of motion. This action restores your joint’s natural movement and improves its function.
IASTM aka “Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization,” is a manual therapy approach to musculoskeletal injuries using specifically designed tools. Utilization of IASTM techniques can help reduce pain, restore function, and improve mobility.
PRENATAL CARE & POSTPARTUM REHABILITATION
Dr. Danielle has a special interest in treating mamas and mamas-to-be. She is equipped with pregnancy pillows to help expecting mothers feel comfortable during their treatments. Biomechanics and hormonal changes are happening rapidly during pregnancy which can lead to mother feeling certain aches in pains. Dr. Danielle provides specific manual techniques for expecting mothers as well as specific and safe exercises to help optimize function and reduce pain during their pregnancy.
Dr. Danielle is also certified in GROWCO Postpartum Rehabilitation which is geared to help women optimize healing and restore proper function following childbirth. Dr. Danielle provides all new moms with a comprehensive postpartum check-up and progressive healing through safe exercises targeting core, pelvic floor and total body.
Medical acupuncture is a precise nerve stimulation technique in which very fine needles are inserted into specific Neurofunctional sites, stimulated manually or using electricity. The therapeutic purpose is to modulate abnormal activity of the nervous system, endocrine system, immune system, and/or pain syndromes and functional problems. Medical acupuncture can help with:
- Sport related injuries
- Neck pain, low back pain, extremity pain
- Chronic pain
- Pregnancy related pain/discomfort
- Treatment of scar tissue
Dr. Danielle treats babies too! She is trained in Pediatric Intra-Oral Palate Specific Technique which is an oral assessment designed to identify and treat myofunctional tongue and infant temporomandibular (jaw) dysfunction. Bodywork is a gentle hands-on assessment technique to identify areas of decreased mobility, tightness, or restriction to help release the area using gentle touch.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
If you are a new patient, please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out the required paperwork (health history form, consent forms, and direct billing forms if applicable).
Dr. Danielle will review your health history form with you, and perform an assessment of any conditions and areas of the body that relate to your focus for treatment.
Dr. Danielle will discuss the anticipated goals, outcomes, any potential side affects / risks, and your treatment plan / techniques that will be used with you.
You will be positioned / asked to position your body appropriately for the techniques being used. Dr. Danielle will discuss which techniques he will be using and how he will be using them. She will then share his findings and recommendations for future care.