Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy, discovered by Dr. A.T. Still in 1874. Osteopathic manual practitioners understand that the body functions as a unit, is capable of self-healing and self-regulation, and that the body’s ability to function is based upon its structural integrity. Through gentle manipulation, practitioners aim to restore movement where it has been lost and improve the qualit... Read More

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy, discovered by Dr. A.T. Still in 1874. Osteopathic manual practitioners understand that the body functions as a unit, is capable of self-healing and self-regulation, and that the body’s ability to function is based upon its structural integrity. Through gentle manipulation, practitioners aim to restore movement where it has been lost and improve the quality of arterial, venous, nervous and lymphatic flow. By removing obstructions to this flow, the body demonstrates an amazing ability to heal.


Massage Therapy


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can look different for everyone, depending on your injury and goals. The following are different techniques that may be used as part of your treatment plan. Manual therapy: Your treatment will often include some form of hands-on manual therapy. Depending on your goals, specific techniques will be chosen to improve mobility, decrease pain, and get you back to your desired acti... Read More

Physiotherapy can look different for everyone, depending on your injury and goals. The following are different techniques that may be used as part of your treatment plan.

Manual therapy: Your treatment will often include some form of hands-on manual therapy. Depending on your goals, specific techniques will be chosen to improve mobility, decrease pain, and get you back to your desired activity. Techniques used may consist of joint and nerve mobilization, myofascial and active release, traction, and manipulation.

Exercises Perspiration: Exercise has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to recover from an injury, decrease pain, and improve activity tolerance. Based on your assessment, an individualized exercise program will be created for you. Some exercises may be performed in clinic, others will be sent with you for homework. At STG Health and Wellness we have access to many exercise machines that allow for safe, effective loading of injured tissues to help you recover as quickly as possible.

Taping: Tape can be used to offload injured tissues, increase joint stability, and enforce new movement patterns. It can also be used to protect recovering tissues in the transition back to sports and more demanding activities

Pre and Post op Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy before surgery can help ensure your recovery post surgery is as quick and complete as possible. Post surgery, physiotherapy is often a key component of effective rehabilitation, getting you back to your normal routine safely and efficiently.

Acupuncture: Acupuncture originates in traditional Chinese medicine and it involves inserting thin needles into specific points to stimulate your body’s natural healing process. Acupuncture may be used in your physiotherapy treatment session as a compliment to the other techniques used.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Vertigo can have a hugely negative effect on your ability to function on a day-to-day basis. Based on assessment findings at your first visit, vestibular rehabilitation can effectively treat vertigo. The most common sources of vertigo can be eliminated in as little as one or two treatments.
Dizziness and feelings of being unbalanced are also common symptoms connected to concussions, post-concussion syndrome, and neck injuries (as well as many other conditions). The vestibular system often plays a role in these symptoms and specific exercises and manual techniques can be used to help alleviate them.


Chiropractic

ADVANCED BIOSTRUCTURAL CORRECTION™ (ABC™) A system of analyzing and adjusting the spine and body that, over time, allows the body to unwind and recover from its previous injuries and distortions, and thus achieve its optimal, structural and functional state. This is achieved by: First checking for and releasing tension in the meningeal system. The meninges are the tough, elastic coverings... Read More

ADVANCED BIOSTRUCTURAL CORRECTION™ (ABC™)

A system of analyzing and adjusting the spine and body that, over time, allows the body to unwind and recover from its previous injuries and distortions, and thus achieve its optimal, structural and functional state. This is achieved by:

First checking for and releasing tension in the meningeal system. The meninges are the tough, elastic coverings of the brain and spinal cord. Besides protecting the brain and spinal cord, they also act as an elastic stabilizer (like a big rubber band) running from the tailbone to the head to help hold the spine together. They should never be a problem, but in a spine that is partially stuck forward, improper tension or fixation of the meninges can cause a misaligned vertebra to become locked out of position. Therefore, this must usually be addressed before the vertebrae can be easily moved into their correct positions.
Only adjusting those vertebrae and other bones that the body cannot retrieve or reposition on its own. In the spine, this means gently adjusting ONLY those vertebrae that have become stuck forward (anterior), because the body has no way of pulling them backward (posterior). Below the neck, we have no muscles that pull vertebrae backward, but we do have muscles pulling in the other directions. This sequence of procedures allows the spine to begin to unwind and uncoil like a big spring and correct itself as it has been trying to do since the original injury(ies).This is so even if the injury(ies) happened years or even decades in the past.
The entire spine, skull, rib cage, shoulders, pelvis, legs and feet work together as a single, synchronous, functional unit.

The ABC™ protocol also corrects the forward spinal lean that has been pulling on the brain stem, spinal cord and causing back muscles to over work to compensate for this forward lean. Nervous tissue that has been under constant mechanical tension is allowed to slacken, restoring normal nerve flow, often for the first time in many years. This accounts for much of ABC™’s health benefits for everyone.

The unwinding process is at times rapid and dramatic (and symptomatic). At other times, unwinding is slow and methodical, requiring numerous “nudges” by the chiropractor and causing the patient little discomfort. The pace of unwinding is controlled more by your body and what it can self-correct without help than by the doctor, but when your body needs the help, getting adjusted more often both speeds things up and makes the process much less symptomatic.


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