Here at Back in Balance Family Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, Dr. Grantham and Dr. Scott are trained in many different adjusting techniques in order to provide each patient with the individual treatment that will be best for them. Dr. Grantham is also trained in Koren Specific Technique (KST) which delivers a low-force adjustment. KST is done using an Arthostim Adjusting Instrument, and allows for an accurate, effective and safe adjustment for patients of all ages.
As chiropractors we are looking at your structure and function and since your feet are the very base of your physical structure, our chiropractors can prescribe custom foot orthotics when needed. Lack of proper care, ill-fitting shoes, and general foot neglect are responsible for the majority of foot problems and can result in knee, hip and back pain syndromes.
When a person seeks chiropractic care, it is essential for both the individual and the chiropractor to be working towards the same objective. Chiropractic care has one goal, to correct vertebral subluxations. A Vertebral Subluxation is a misalignment of one or more of the 24 vertebra in the spinal column which causes alteration of the nerve function and interference to the transmission of nerve impulses, resulting in a decrease in the body’s innate ability to express its maximum health potential. An Adjustment is a specific application of gentle forces to facilitate the body’s correction of a vertebral subluxation. Our method of correction is by specific adjustments of the neuro-spinal system.
Health is defined as a state of optimal physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of symptoms or dis-ease.
At Back in Balance your care will be focused on the detection and correction of vertebral subluxations and getting you Back in Balance!
Chiropractic care is considered to be one of the safest and most effective forms of care.
It is not our goal or intention to treat or attempt to cure any physical, mental, or emotional symptoms. Our expertise is in health, wellness, healing and human physiology. However, if during the course of chiropractic care, we encounter unusual findings, we will bring these to your attention and we will make the appropriate referral.
Our primary goal is to be the catalyst for your body’s natural healing ability, through the detection and correction of vertebral subluxations.
Chiropractic can be used to treat multiple problems, such as back pain, headaches, ear infections, sciatica, scoliosis and stress.
More About KST - The ArthroStim adjusting instrument introduces energy/force/information to the body to adjust subluxated joint segments and remove nerve pressure at a speed of 12 "taps" per second (12 hertz); it is a fast, accurate, low force and controlled adjustment. The ArthroStim gives patients a very specific adjustment, there is no twisting, turning or "cracking" of joints. This technique permits adjusting in different postures. This is very important because sometimes a problem can only be reproduced in a certain position. For example, a driver in a car accident (sitting) may not reveal their spinal damage or subluxations when standing; therefore they must be analyzed and corrected in the seated position. This is especially noticeable with people who suffer pain, neurological problems, TMJ and other conditions. Adjusting people in the standing position has the added benefit of working with gravity. Most people report a feeling of ease, relaxation and well-being as their structural nerve stress or subluxations releases and diminishes. Some people feel very relaxed and they should listen to their body and go home and sleep if at all possible. The next day some people feel as if they've had a good workout, often in places they never knew they had. This is usually felt only after the first adjustment, is temporary and usually disappears within a short time.
People have many layers. After the correction of what the body is showing at the time, older injuries, older distortions, older subluxations and older symptoms (both physical and emotional) may surface to release. The release and healing of old injuries is known as "retracing" and is usually part of the healing process. On occasion patients have reported "cleansing" symptoms such as diarrhea, pus, mucus, headache, fever, etc. as toxins leave the body. These symptoms are usually temporary. It is helpful to be told if unusual symptoms arise. These symptoms may take the form of emotional releases: old memories coming up or unusual dreams. Sometimes an area is so weak and the distortion so extensive that a segment put in place may not stay in position and will need correcting again.
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