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 Robert Grzeskowiak 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 therapists Tenille Hallman and Deanna Tucker, 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.
The Toronto Spine & Sports Clinic revolutionizes treatment of chronic neck and low back pain with their sophisticated non-surgical spinal decompression therapy program, effectively treating conditions such as, sciatica, disc herniations, disc bulge, degenerative discs, and carpal tunnel. The clinic also treats various conditions related to sports injuries with a variety of soft tissue therapies. The active-release technique, for example, uses soft-tissue massage in an attempt to treat ailments ranging from overuse injuries, tennis and golfer’s elbow. tendonitis, and sprain and strain injuries including headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and shoulder pain. For other patients—including those with levels of stress, reproductive problems, and digestive disorders—a skilled doctor might prescribe medical acupuncture, a nerve-stimulation technique that works to balance and regulate the body’s natural systems and responses.
The clinic’s most sought-after treatment, however, might be spinal decompression. Using the same decompression machine featured on CBS’s The Doctors, the staff works to reduce back pain and numbness caused by herniated disks, spinal arthritis, and rolling down hills in a competitive format.
At Bayview Village Wellness Centre, the team?s main goal is to both treat present pain and prevent future discomfort through spinal adjustments.
The adjustments release stress from the nerves, balance the body?s structure, and promote muscles that work as harmoniously together as Simon and Garfunkel did before splitting up over a disagreement about whether tomatoes are fruits or vegetables. Bayview?s team reassures patients that the popping sound that can be heard during an adjustment is merely a release of gasses and nothing to be alarmed over.
Though chiropractic care is helpful to all people, it is particularly good for athletes who need help fixing their bodies after an injury. It also can be used to keep bodies properly aligned to prevent injuries.
Maureen Maher had to complete a rigorous program before she could call herself an "osteopath." It included a standard health-sciences degree at the university level, at least three years of ostepathic-centered study, and, in her case, extra studies in the areas of massage therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, and reflexology. At OsteoMaureen North York, her extensive training reveals itself as she works toward solutions for back pain, sciatica, tension headaches, and other common ailments. As an osteopath, she has a unique understanding of the way the body functions as a whole. So she can root out the source of the problem and manually manipulate the body to fix it with greater skill than a chiropractor or a dog trained to sniff out muscle tension.