A chiropractor, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, a doctor of herbal and integrative medicine, and a trio of massage therapists work at LifeSense Chiropractic + Wellness Studio. It is their home away from home, where they spend their days helping patients find relief from new and chronic pain. Also on staff is a doctor of herbal and integrative medicine, a branch of medicine that examines a single drop of blood under a powerful microscope to determine one?s health and favourite jellybean flavor.
Dr. Ronald Latch and the crew at Westmount Chiropractic and Massage Clinic have realigned clients’ inner frameworks for more than 20 years. Boasting hands that could tame a puma, Westmount’s registered massage therapists melt away tension with choice of multiple massage techniques, excluding hot stone massage. The therapeutic massage breaks up scarring and fibrosis in the myofascial layers, tending to generalized tissue adhesions or focusing on spots injured from playing sports or extreme backgammon. For comprehensive calming, therapists administer soothing strokes while singing whale songs during the relaxation massage. Alternative approaches include reflexology, which stimulates pressure points on the hands and feet that correspond to the rest of the body.
Doctor of Chiropractic Hassen Taha was once a skeptic when it came to the field of spinal sleuthing. But after a trip to the chiropractor healed his moderate-severity whiplash, he knew this was the job for him. At Edmonton Pain and Injury Clinic, he helps alleviate bodily woes with treatments that range from chiropractic adjustment to massage therapy. Following a spinal examination, x-rays, and muscle testing, Dr. Taha works with patients to develop synchronized bicep flexes and custom treatment plans for whole-body wellness. This may involve a series of adjustments augmented by nutrition counseling and massage therapy.
The specialists at Century Park Pain and Health tackle discomfort using a combination of high-tech machines and old-fashioned elbow grease. The centre's resident chiropractor, Doctor of Chiropractic Curtis Woolf, provides exams and adjustments while educating patients about their options. Other manual treatments include massage and spinal decompression. Vibration therapy and aqua massage both make use of modern machines to help assuage pain, as do shock-wave treatments, which rely on a handheld device to treat musculoskeletal pain.