Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Services

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a health care profession that employs a natural, non-invasive, hands-on approach to disorders related to the spine, nervous system, and joints of the extremities. Chiropractors offer joint mobilizations and manipulations to treat areas of decreased or dysfunctional movement with the goal of reducing pain, increasing joint function, and improving overall health. Chiropractors specialize in spine care, however they also learn how to diagnose and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. 

Chiropractic is a health care profession that employs a safe, natural, non-invasive, hands-on approach to disorders related to the spine, nervous system, and joints of the extremities.

Chiropractors offer joint mobilizations and manipulations to treat areas of decreased or dysfunctional movement with the goal of reducing pain, increasing joint function, and improving overall health. Chiropractors specialize in spine care, however they also learn how to diagnose and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

A manipulation (or an adjustment) is a highly-skilled and precise mechanical treatment that helps to restore movement back to normal. Often a “cracking” or “popping” sound is heard due to the change of pressure within the joint as a result of the adjustment.

An adjustment is a safe and effective mechanical treatment aimed to reduce pain, stiffness, and improve movement. Most patients experience immediate relief following treatment.

Chiropractors must complete a rigorous 4 year Doctor of Chiropractic degree after completing a postsecondary program. The Doctor of Chiropractic program includes an integrative curriculum specializing in clinical skills and decision making while also getting hands on experience through courses in chiropractic skills, diagnosis and symptomatology, orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging, as well as a 12 month internship.

 

Acupuncture

Contemporary medical acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique in which fine solid needles are inserted into specific locations with or without electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system. Electro acupuncture involves passing a pulsed current through the body via acupuncture needles. Over 200 hours of instruction and practice is required by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario.

Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique (ART®) is an effective way to treat soft tissue disorders. It is a form of active, manual therapy utilizing specific movement protocols to restore motion and function to soft tissue with the goal of reducing pain and dysfunction. ART® is often used in conjunction with mobilization/manipulation, and will be a staple treatment in your individualized care.

Active Release Technique (ART®) is an effective way to treat soft tissue disorders. It is a form of active, manual therapy utilizing specific movement protocols to restore motion and function to soft tissue with the goal of reducing pain and dysfunction.  ART® is often used in conjunction with mobilization/manipulation, and will be a staple treatment in your individualized care.

​For more information, click here for Active Release Technique website.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is a major focus in your treatment plan at Brock Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. After the pain of injury or aggravation has subsided to a more comfortable level, rehabilitation exercise is introduced. The purpose of this is to build strength in areas of weakness, and create optimal movement in areas with functional limitations.

Rehabilitation is a major focus in your treatment plan at Brock Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. After the pain of injury or aggravation has subsided to a more comfortable level, rehabilitation exercise is introduced. The purpose of this is to build strength in areas of weakness, and create optimal movement in areas with functional limitations.

There are many goals of rehabilitation including but not limited to;

  • regain optimal joint and muscle function
  • optimize patient range of motion
  • improve muscle strength and endurance
  • Improve functional mobility and control of joint and muscle
  • Improve balance and proprioception

​Brock Chiropractic and Rehabilitation offers a 180 square foot fitness facility, equipped with all the necessary tools to help you move better and give the tools necessary to help you help yourself.

Modalities

Low-level laser therapy, ultrasound, and interferential current (IFC) are some of the modalities offered at Brock Chiropractic and Rehabilitation.

​Our chiropractors also offer athletic and clinical taping, which may help to provide support and stability to muscles and joints, improve blood flow and reduce pain and swelling. 

​The benefits and risks of all modalities will be discussed with you to ensure that the appropriate care is being offered for you.

 

Pre & Postnatal Care

Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and manual technique used to treat patients during pregnancy. The goal of Webster Technique is to address sacral and pelvic dysfunction in order to improve the biomechanics and overall function of the pelvis.

This may have a positive effect during birth. In addition to the Webster Technique, specific adjustments, soft tissue therapy, kinesiology tape and individualized rehabilitation programs are available for all mamas-to-be! Musculoskeletal pain is also common among moms who breastfeed. Chiropractic care can help with pre and postnatal complaints!

​Pregnancy pillows are available so all patients will be positioned comfortably during treatment.

For more information on the Webster Technique, please click here or visit the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) website.

Becoming a parent brings joy like no other, but it also brings a host of new challenges. Childbirth, general sleep deprivation and the extra physical demands that typically accompany caring for a baby can have a profound impact on the body. Musculoskeletal complaints like back, neck, and shoulder pain are common among new parents.

Do you have questions about lifting or holding your baby, breastfeeding postures, carrying heavy loads, playing with your baby or your stroller height? Chiropractic care can help manage symptoms and improve function so that you are ready for your new arrival as well ensuring that you are healthy, mobile, and pain free when you do bring your baby home.

Pediatric Chiropractor Care

Pediatric chiropractic care is a gentle treatment modified to a child’s size. Pediatric care involves a thorough history and detailed physical examination including full spine, muscle and motion palpation to determine necessary treatment.

Chiropractic care can assist with health complaints such as nursing difficulties, like latching and sleeping difficulties. 

Like adults, children and teens can also experience musculoskeletal pain and injuries to the back, neck, knees, shoulders and other areas of the body. The assessment and technique used to manage these issues are similar to those of adults, but gentler and adjusted to the body and age of the patient based on development.

Chiropractic care can assist in the treatment of injuries related to falls, sports, and day-to-day life! Depending on the symptoms, treatment can include gentle mobilizations or manipulation, soft tissue therapy, exercise, postural correction and lifestyle counselling.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Doctors are provincially regulated primary care providers with an extensive education in health, including a 4 year undergraduate degree as well as four years of training at an accredited Naturopathic College. Naturopathic Doctors incorporate standard medical diagnostics with a wide range of natural treatment options. They are skilled in developing personalized treatment plans that treat the whole body and have a keen interest in disease prevention.  

Naturopathic Medicine incorporates many different treatment modalities such as botanical medicine, lifestyle modification, nutraceutical supplementation, nutritional and dietary counselling, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Each individualized treatment plan draws from a variety of these modalities based on the patient’s needs. Naturopathic treatment plans are also designed to work collaboratively alongside any current medical prescriptions. 

Naturopathic Doctors also use a variety of diagnostic testing such as bloodwork and comprehensive testing. Functional testing gives us important and unique insight into what is going on in your body, allowing us to tailor your treatment plan to meet your specific needs. It also allows us to track your progress as you start to implement changes on the road to optimal wellness. 

Some common conditions seen in practice are: 

• Digestive concerns
• Stress and Burnout 
• Low Energy and Fatigue 
• Sleep disturbances 
• Headaches 
• Skin related issues 
• Thyroid Support 
• PMS & Periods 
• Perimenopause &  Menopause 
• Reproductive health and fertility 
• General health maintenance and optimization 
• Disease prevention