Treatments We Offer
Acupuncture is a practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to promote healing, relieve pain, and improve overall well-being. Acupuncture can be used during STRONG. physiotherapy, chiropractic, and naturopathic appointments to address a wide range of health conditions, including chronic pain, stress, anxiety, nausea, and migraines. Acupuncture is generally considered safe and is often used as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medical treatments.
Bike fitting is a crucial process that ensures a bicycle is adjusted to suit an individual rider's body proportions and biomechanics. Proper bike fitting aims to optimize comfort, efficiency, and performance while minimizing the risk of injuries. Key aspects of bike fitting include adjusting saddle height, handlebar position, and pedal cleats to align with the rider's body geometry and riding style. A well-executed bike fitting can improve cycling comfort, power transfer, and control, making it an essential step for both recreational and competitive cyclists looking to maximize their riding experience. Consulting with a professional bike fitter is often recommended to achieve the best results. While not offered directly at STRONG., we often refer out when needed.
Cupping is a therapeutic practice that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The cups can be made of glass, bamboo, or silicone. The suction pulls the skin and underlying tissue into the cup, promoting blood flow, reducing muscle tension, and encouraging healing. It's believed to help with pain relief, relaxation, and improving overall blood circulation. The distinctive circular marks left by the cups on the skin typically fade within a few days. Cupping may be part of your STRONG. chiropractic or physiotherapy appointments.
Dry needling is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting thin, solid needles directly into muscle knots or trigger points to alleviate pain and muscle tension. Unlike acupuncture, dry needling primarily targets musculoskeletal issues and is based on modern anatomy and neurophysiology principles. The insertion of the needle into these trigger points can cause a twitch response, relaxing the muscle and promoting blood flow to the affected area. It's commonly used to treat conditions such as muscle pain, sports injuries, myofascial pain syndrome, and chronic pain, often used in conjunction with other physical therapy techniques for optimal results. Dry needling may be part of your STRONG. chiropractic or physiotherapy appointments.
Electro-Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that combines traditional acupuncture with modern electrical stimulation. In this method, thin acupuncture needles are inserted into specific acupoints on the body, and a low-frequency electrical current is applied through the needles. The electrical stimulation enhances the effects of traditional acupuncture by providing a gentle and adjustable pulsating sensation, which is believed to further promote blood circulation, relieve pain, and stimulate the body's natural healing processes. Electro-Acupuncture may be used in your STRONG. chiropractic or physiotherapy appointments to treat various conditions, including chronic pain, muscle tension, neurological disorders, and certain types of paralysis.
Exercise prescription is a specialized process in which STRONG. chiropractors, personal trainers, and physiotherapists, develop tailored exercise plans for individuals to improve their physical fitness, manage medical conditions, or achieve specific health and wellness goals. These prescriptions are based on a thorough assessment of the individual's current fitness level, medical history, and individual objectives.
Exercise prescriptions typically specify key elements, including the type of exercise (aerobic, strength training, flexibility), frequency (how often), intensity (how hard), and duration (how long) of each exercise session. Safety and progression are critical considerations, ensuring that the exercise program aligns with the person's capabilities and evolves over time as their fitness improves.
By following a well-designed exercise prescription, individuals can benefit from improved cardiovascular health, enhanced muscular strength, better flexibility, and a reduced risk of chronic diseases. These plans are adaptable to various age groups, fitness levels, and medical conditions, making them a valuable tool for promoting overall health and well-being.
Exercise Technique Review
An exercise technique review involves a careful examination of an individual's form and execution while performing specific exercises or physical activities. This assessment is crucial for ensuring that exercises are performed correctly and safely to achieve desired fitness goals. During the review, a STRONG. Chiropractor, physiotherapist, or personal trainer evaluates factors such as posture, body alignment, range of motion, and muscle engagement to identify any deviations or weaknesses that may increase the risk of injury or hinder progress. Corrective feedback and adjustments are provided to help individuals refine their exercise technique, optimize results, and minimize the risk of overuse or strain-related injuries. Regular exercise technique reviews can play a vital role in long-term fitness success and overall well-being.
Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a manual therapy technique that involves the use of specialized tools made of metal or plastic to apply controlled pressure and friction to the soft tissues of the body. These tools help in detecting and treating areas of scar tissue, adhesions, or restrictions in muscles, tendons, or ligaments. IASTM aims to break down adhesions and promote healing by stimulating blood flow and improving tissue mobility. IASTM may be used in your STRONG. physiotherapy, chiropractic, or massage therapy appointments to complement rehabilitation and recovery.
Intra-oral TMJ treatment involves therapeutic interventions that are applied directly within the oral cavity to address temporomandibular joint disorders and associated symptoms. STRONG. chiropractors and physiotherapists may employ techniques such as massage, stretching exercises, and manual manipulation to alleviate muscle tension and improve jaw function. In some cases, intra-oral treatments are integrated with other modalities like physical therapy, oral devices, and stress management for a comprehensive approach to managing TMJ disorders.
Joint Mobilization and Manipulation
Joint mobilization and manipulation are manual therapy techniques to improve the movement and function of joints in the body. Mobilization involves passive movement of a joint through its normal range of motion to restore mobility, reduce pain, and enhance flexibility. Manipulation, on the other hand, is a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust applied to a joint to release restrictions and improve joint movement. These techniques are often used in STRONG. chiropractic or physiotherapy appointments to treat conditions such as joint stiffness, musculoskeletal pain, and limited mobility.
Rehabilitation exercises are a fundamental component of rehabilitation programs designed to help individuals recover from injuries, surgeries, or medical conditions. These exercises are carefully selected and customized to address the specific needs and limitations of each patient. They aim to improve strength, flexibility, mobility, and function in the affected areas of the body. Rehabilitation exercises can encompass a wide range of activities, from gentle stretching and range-of-motion exercises to more intense strength training and balance work, depending on the individual's condition and stage of recovery. Use of exercise and rehab during STRONG. chiropractic and physiotherapy appointments are essential for promoting healing, reducing pain, and enabling individuals to regain their independence and optimal physical health.
A running assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of an individual's running technique and biomechanics. At STRONG., this assessment is often part of a chiropractic or physiotherapy assessment for runners. During a running assessment, various factors are analyzed, including stride length, cadence, foot strike pattern, posture, and muscle imbalances. The goal is to identify any issues or inefficiencies in a runner's form that may lead to injuries or hinder performance. Based on the assessment findings, personalized recommendations and exercises can be provided to help runners improve their form, prevent injuries, and enhance their overall running experience. Running assessments are valuable for runners of all levels, from beginners to experienced athletes.
Soft Tissue Release
Soft Tissue Release (sometimes called manual muscle release) is a manual therapy technique used in STRONG. physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage. It involves applying precise pressure and movement to specific areas of muscles, tendons, ligaments, or fascia to release tension and improve flexibility. The goal is to address muscular tension, adhesions, and restricted movement, promoting better blood flow and tissue healing. Muscle release is often utilized to enhance athletic performance, manage musculoskeletal injuries, and improve overall mobility and function. It's an effective method in rehabilitation and sports training, aiding in the recovery and rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries.
Taping, often referred to as kinesiology taping, is a rehabilitative technique that involves the application of a specialized elastic tape to support and stabilize muscles and joints. The tape is designed to mimic the elasticity of the skin, allowing for a wide range of motion. It is believed to improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation, and provide proprioceptive feedback to the muscles, promoting proper movement patterns. Therapeutic taping is commonly used in sports medicine and physical therapy settings to manage a variety of conditions, including muscle injuries, joint instability, and postural issues. Taping may be part of your STRONG. chiropractic or physiotherapy appointments.