At Healthy Spine Walk-In Rehab, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and naturotherapists—among other health professionals—collaborate to ensure the spine, and thus the entire body, stays healthy. Resident chiropractors analyze the cause of health problems before prescribing a chiropractic treatment, or possibly sending the patient to the on-staff physiotherapist or massage therapist. Healthy Spine's practitioners also administer osteopathy—a gentle, manual therapy used to treat everything from nerve problems and headaches to shin splints and wrist sprains, all without a single dose of medicine or sacrifice to Zeus. As a complement to these drug-free treatments, naturopathy sessions often integrate herbal medicine, acupuncture, and lifestyle coaching.
Doctor of Chiropractic Ronnie Chan is well-versed in the workings of the spine and muscles. But his knowledge doesn't stop there?he's also a certified personal trainer and certified in the practice of traditional Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion. As the director of Spinalcare Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Chan draws on his breadth of expertise to relieve aches and pains. He also helps his patients devise a proactive approach to disease prevention, stressing the importance of exercising regularly and refraining from eating small toy parts.
In the early 2000s, Doctor of Chiropractic Guy Bahar of The Posture Clinic began to notice a disturbing trend in the postures of his patients. Heads started to jut forward, upper backs hunched over, and chests caved inward. Dr. Bahar theorized that motions associated with a technology-heavy lifestyle—including slumping in front of computer screens, hunching over to read handheld devices, and lugging around heavy pieces of particle accelerators—was steadily causing the public to develop poor postural habits over time. As a chiropractor, he believed that these habits were interfering with the nervous system in general and the spine in particular, inhibiting healthy nerve function and causing chronic pain or fatigue as a result. His signature posture-correcting regimen can correct these conditions with a number of different treatment modalities, each of which promotes neuromuscular health and encourages patients to maintain a towering posture.
Initial assessments can begin with a battery of imaging scans, which can use thermography, x-rays, or surface EMG scans to gain invaluable insight into the body's structure and function. From there, Dr. Bahar and his staff of therapists can treat patients' particular conditions with muscle-relaxing massages, acupuncture sessions, and chiropractic micro-adjustments that completely avoid twisting the head or the neck.
Five years after graduating from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Doctor of Chiropractic Haydene Lee opened Bayview North Family Chiropractic. As the name suggests, the practice favors chiropractic services for the entire family—including treatments for ear infections, pregnancy-related woes, and posture correction—but it's not restricted to them.
That's because Dr. Lee has brought aboard a diverse staff of health professionals that includes fellow CMCC alums and Doctors of Chiropractic Andrew Ting and Lee Bagola. Their knack for treating athletic injuries is made easier by chiropractic tools such as the torque-release technique and COREscore reports that can scan the nervous system for potential problems.
To round out the holistic approach, the clinic offers services from Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Janis Li, massage therapist Tenille Hallman and therapist Lesley Raubvogel.
Dr. Ali Ipchilar doesn't merely treat pain with chiropractic care. He's made it his life's goal to teach his patients ways to get healthy naturally. To do this, he divulges his five essentials of maximized living: a maximized mind, nerve supply, quality nutrition, oxygen and lean muscle, and minimized toxins. At his office, he shares the proven ways to apply these principles to daily life. He also treats pain and other health concerns with in-depth chiropractic care, that includes consultations and x-rays if necessary along with adjustments.