Choose from Three Options
- C$29 for a chiropractic consultation, exam, and report with two treatments (C$186 value)
- C$29 for an acupuncture consultation, exam, and report with two treatments (C$186 value)
- C$59 for a chiropractic consultation, exam, and report with one treatment and a massage (C$282 value)
Muscular System: The Meat of the Matter
The joys of a massage or the relief of a chiropractic adjustment—and the stresses of physical work—play out partly in the muscles. Learn just what pumps the body up with Groupon’s guide to the muscular system.
The human body has more than 630 muscles keeping it upright and mobile. They make up almost half its weight and power the movements of the bones, the blood, and even the food in the stomach. Perhaps the most familiar muscles are those seen in bodybuilding contests and facial-expression contests: the skeletal, or voluntary, muscles. They’re attached to our bones and controlled by our brains, which zap them with electrical signals to cause their fibers to contract. During a muscle contraction, filaments inside the muscle fibers slide together, stacking up on one another so that the larger fiber shortens. In shortening, the fibers gain thickness—a phenomenon we notice as flexing. Whatever muscles do, they accomplish by this single pulling action. If a bicep (part of a category of muscles known as flexors) flexes to lift a barbell, it needs a tricep (an extensor), pulling in the opposite direction, to bring the arm back down.
Apollo Physical Therapy Centre
The team at Apollo Physical Therapy Centre is part of a revolution—the wellness revolution, aiming to better the lives of all its patients. The Centre was founded in 2003 and incorporates chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture, and traditional Chinese medicine to treat everyone from athletes who have overextended their back muscles to everyday patients who have overextended their thumb muscles.