Chiropractic | Adults
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Chiropractic care is a safe and non-invasive treatment method for a range of muscle, joint, and nervous system concerns. Every initial visit begins with a thorough discussion about what brings you in for care and what your goals of treatment are. We will take into consideration your medical history, lifestyle, and after a physical examination into the root causes of your concerns, we will start our treatment protocol.
Each treatment looks a little bit different (because no two people are the same!), and we use a variety of tools and techniques to get you the best results. This might include adjustments and mobilizations of your joints of the spine and the rest of the body, myofascial release of tight muscles, instrument assisted soft tissue therapies, muscle energy techniques, and lots of other modalities! Each session will always include some specific education, exercises, and stretches, so you can continue to improve - beyond the clinic space!
Low back discomfort and sciatic nerve pain
Neck and shoulder pain and tension
Headaches and migraines
Jaw tension and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
Soft tissue injuries: tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, plantar fasciitis, sprains & strains
Neuropathies and nerve injuries: carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, sciatica
Athletic injury rehabilitation or surgical preparation
Adjustments, Manipulations, and Mobilizations
Adjustments, manipulations, and mobilizations are techniques used to promote and restore joint function. This is what we’re doing when you see a chiropractor “cracking” your neck, back, or any other joint in your body! The idea here is that when we apply force to bring a joint through its full range of motion, we can restore the joint’s structural integrity, reduce pain, and initiate the body’s natural healing processes. When we use this technique in the neck and back, it can also have effects on the nervous system - which can extend to the function of the muscles, organs and nervous system as a whole! This happens through a variety of chemical, physiological and neurological reactions. A lot of people are nervous to have their joints adjusted, which is totally understandable. In this case, we use the mobilization technique - which is a slower, gentler, and more rhythmic way of achieving the same results! But rest assured, all of the techniques we use are evidence-based, safe, and effective, and we’ll always meet you where your comfort level is at.
Myofascial Release Techniques
Myofascial Release Techniques (MRT) are a way to ease tension in your body's soft tissues. They work by getting rid of tight knots and tough spots that can form in your muscles as a result of overload and overuse. These problems can cause muscle weakness and make you feel things like numbness, aches, tingling, and burning sensations. MRT is sort of like a deep-tissue massage, the clinician will apply pressure to the tendon of the affected muscle, as you gently stretch.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a well-known method used to treat muscle and tissue tightness. It involves using special tools that help us to reach deeper into the body to work on areas that are stiff or have scar tissue. Think of it like using tools to give a deep tissue massage. This technique can improve the clinician’s ability to feel and work on problem areas and help patients become more aware of how their body feels. IASTM can help break down scar tissue, release muscle adhesions, and reduce restrictions in the connective tissues, promoting the body's natural healing processes. In simple terms - it's like giving your muscles and tissues a deep tune-up, making them more flexible, strong, and healthy.
Muscle Energy Technique
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) works by having you gently push against resistance while your muscles are stretched - to help them relax and become more mobile. Unlike passive stretching where a clinician does the work, MET involves your active participation. It's based on two ideas: Autogenic Inhibition MET, which is when you contract and then stretch the same muscle, and Reciprocal Inhibition MET, which is when you contract one muscle and stretch the opposing one. These techniques can help to quickly ease muscle tension, improve flexibility and mobility, and increase strength.
The Kinesio taping method is a systematic, therapeutic technique that offer a two-prong approach of supporting the patient and rehabilitating the condition or affected area. It can alleviate pain reduce swelling, providing relief to the patient. There are specific taping shapes that are specialized to address certain areas of the body as well as certain conditions. While it provides stability and support to the body’s joints and muscles, it does not restrict the range of motion. The technique is designed to address soft tissue injury by manipulating that area and facilitating healing.
How does it all work?All of our movement class & workshop offerings are delivered as programs of 4 week series. You can have a look at our "programs" section at what series are currently offered or are starting soon!
How do I book/sign up for a class/workshop?After reading the class descriptions and choosing the offering that fits what you're looking for, you can click the "register now" link and it will redirect you to our booking site (informwellness.janeapp.com). You can then select the time that works best for you. After selecting the class & time, you will be prompted to sign in or create an account on JaneApp. This account can be used to book all of our health & wellness services offered at InForm! You will then be sent a payment link to submit payment for the series of classes. Once we receive payment, we will auto-enrol you in the subsequent 3 classes, so that you are enrolled in the full program.
I don't want to commit to a full program, is there a single class option?At this time, we do not offer single class or drop-in options. Please contact us if you have any further questions or concerns about this!
Do I need to bring equipment to class?Nope! At InForm, we supply all of the mats, weights, blocks, and any other equipment you may need during your session. Just bring yourself!