We provide Chiropractic Services
Some common problems treated with Chiropractic care are:
- Neck, mid back and low back pain or stiffness
- Headaches and Migraines
- Arm, shoulder, elbow or hand problems
- Hip, knee, ankle or foot problems
- Disc problems
- Whiplash injuries
- Sporting injuries
- Numbness, tingling or weakness in the arms or legs
- Poor posture
Most conditions are treated with the chiropractic adjustment and may be accompanied by other things such as massage or stretches. There are many different types of adjustments, but the most common involves a quick, gentle movement from the chiropractor’s hands to a specific joint in the patient. Treatment is varied for the condition and specific patient.
A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculo-skeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft tissue manipulation.
What should I expect during the consultation?
When you arrive, you will first fill out an intake form with your personal details (name, address, etc.) and few questions about your problem. Then you will go into the consulting room where Dr Banwait will take a detailed history of your presenting complaint(s). She will also ask about past problems or illnesses. Even though past history might seem irrelevant to you, it is important as there may be something related you are unaware of or it may alter the type of treatment provided.
After the history, a thorough examination will be performed. This will include any orthopaedic, neurologic and chiropractic tests pertinent to your case. The tests are relatively easy and there is nothing to worry about. Every action is taken to ensure your comfort.
The history and examination will provide Dr Banwait with the information to make a diagnosis and treatment plan. You will be given a detailed explanation of both before any treatment is given. Usually, your first treatment will take place on that day. Some reasons for not treating on the first visit are the need for further tests such as X-rays or if there is too much inflammation, in which case Dr Banwait will make recommendations for you and to return in a few days.
How many treatments will I need?
This is determined by taking the history and examination. Everyone is individual and responds differently. Some things to consider are the nature of the problem, what caused it, how long you’ve had it, your age, lifestyle and stress levels.
To receive optimal benefits from your chiropractic treatment it is important to follow the treatment plan provided, perform all exercises given, make any lifestyle changes recommended and keep a positive attitude.
The Three Types of Stress and Their Affect on our Body.
Our bodies are placed under varying amounts of stress everyday of our life, which, overtime, can begin to affect its performance. If a body is no longer able to deal with stress in a proper manner it becomes susceptible to disease and injury. Stress can be broken down into three different types.
For example, improper posture when sitting, standing, walking or sleeping, repetitive strain injuries or wear and tear due to congenital anomalies.
This is caused by trauma such as falls, slips, fractured bones, car accidents, etc. The trauma doesn’t need to be large and its affects can contribute to problems not only at the time it occurred, but also many years down the road.
This is your mental well being. It includes stress from all aspects of your life, e.g. work, relationships and your overall outlook on life. Emotional stress triggers responses in the autonomic nervous system, which influences the function of your body’s tissues; muscles, organs, etc. It can play just as much of a role as any physical stress towards your overall state of health.
This is what you put into your body. Chemical stresses include pollution, poor diet, alcohol, smoking, drugs, medication and caffeine.
We provide Massage Therapy Services
WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?
Massage therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain. It is a clinically-oriented health option that achieves undeniable results in the relief of an array of discomforts stemming from stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.
While many individuals might provide “massage”, massage therapy should be provided by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). An RMT is an individual who has completed a diploma program at a recognized school of massage therapy and who has passed a registration examination offered by the College of Massage Therapists of BC. When looking for a qualified practitioner, look for someone who uses the title Massage Therapists (MT), Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and the equivalents in other languages.
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. 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 as well as your quality of life.
Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.
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