Back Health

What is the difference between Chiropractic and Physiotherapy?

Chiropractic improve nervous system function through adjustments (with particular attention to the spine, skull and pelvis), to help remove any interference that may be impairing normal health.

Chiropractic restores your own inborn ability to be healthy with an emphasis on nutrition, exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyle modifications. Physiotherapists assist patients in overcoming movement disorders or injuries. They help patients recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility.

A physiotherapist can also help you prevent further injury by working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition. - Kaye Chong | Chiropractor

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How often should I get a massage?

If there is something wrong or you have an injury or condition, you might come for a massage once or twice a week until it is resolved. If there isn't anything specifically wrong, then every four to six weeks is usually a great way to make it more likely you will stay injury and pain free. The body awareness you will gain, plus the hawk-eyes of a trained professional monitoring you on a regular basis will drastically reduce the tendency for niggles, aches, and injuries. - James Maddock | Remedial Massage Therapist 

 

How can I improve my posture?

Practice, monitor, practice. Posture is not something that happens automatically or "naturally". Our bodies are adaptive, and they will adapt to whatever we are doing a lot of. If we are doing a lot of sitting, it will adapt to that; if we're walking or lifting a lot, it will adapt to that. However not all of these activities put us into positions that are good for us.

So the first step to improving your posture understands from where you are starting. Taking photos or measurements and then measuring changes as you intentionally adapt your body with exercise, stretches, and yes - even rest, will get you to where you want to be: upright and strong. - James Maddock | Remedial Massage Therapist 

 

What does the clicker do?

The clicker (Activator) is an instrument used widely among Chiropractors for their treatments.

It helps restore range of motion of joints when it is applied on specific joints in the body as I provide quick, low force thrust impulses to those points. When applied to muscles or tendons, it stimulates communication between that area and the brain. This communication will allow the brain to respond accordingly in favor of injury healing or preservation. -  Kaye Chong | Chiropractor

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Do I need X-rays?

Yes, I highly recommend X-rays to my patients.

X-rays can tell us a lot about the structure of your body. It demonstrates the quality of your bone, and also the curvature of your spine. It gives us a sneak peek of what’s happening in the body that might not be producing any noticeable symptoms yet.

I recommend new patients getting their X-rays done as symptoms are often misleading. X-rays demonstrate what is happening underneath the ice berg when we are often fixated on what is above the ice berg. 


The radiation exposure from one chest x-ray is equivalent to the amount of radiation exposure one experiences from our natural surroundings in 10 days. The pros of X-rays definitely outweigh the cons. - Kaye Chong | Chiropractor

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