As primary health professionals in Ontario, Chiropractors use a non-invasive, hands on approach to evaluate, diagnose and effectively treat conditions related to our nerves, muscles and joints. As musculoskeletal experts, we use the best available evidence and clinical expertise to evaluate and diagnose issues that affect the way your body moves. It is important to note, as chiropractors we are able to treat all the joints in your body, not just the back and neck.
Common conditions treated:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Jaw Pain
- Post-Surgical Discomfort
- Sports Injury
- Repetitive Sprains/Strains
At A1, our chiropractors are trained professionals who use spinal and extremity manipulation and mobilization techniques, muscle release techniques, impulse manipulation, ultrasound therapy, rehabilitation therapy and contemporary medical acupuncture, to help you feel at your best. We believe no two people are alike and for that reason, each patient is given an individualized treatment plan, best suited to their needs and lifestyle.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a technique performed with the insertion of fine solid acupuncture needles into anatomically specific sites. These needles are used to target muscles, nerves and joints, with the goal of reducing pain and stiffness, and improving overall function. Electrical stimulation may or may not be used, at the discretion of the practitioner. When used, electrical stimulation has strong therapeutic benefits in modulating abnormal activity of our nervous system.
Some of the many benefits of acupuncture include:
- Decrease pain and inflammation
- Increase circulation and tissue healing
- Muscle relaxation
- Increased range of motion
- Pain transmission interruption to the brain
- Improved muscle activation
At A1, acupuncture is performed by our chiropractor, Dr. Insley, and used as an adjunct for the treatment of many conditions. Dr. Insley will determine the need for acupuncture and educate the patient on its use prior to performing. Due to the degree of precision used while performing acupuncture and the length of time stimulation is needed to be beneficial, appointments are booked in longer time slots and must be arranged accordingly at reception.
Rehabilitation therapy is an adjunct therapy used by many different health practitioners. Rehab typically refers to assisting an individual to achieve a prior level of functioning. Often used in postsurgical cases, today’s evidence strongly supports the use of specified rehabilitation therapy; pre surgery, post injury, to optimize everyday movements and/or relieve chronic stressors.
Rehabilitation therapy comes in many different formats, as seen below:
- Athletic Movement Assessments (including gait and running assessments)
- Spinal and extremity mobility
- Strength training
- Endurance training
- Muscle activation
- Return to play or work assessments
At A1, our practitioners incorporate a form of rehabilitation therapy into each patient’s treatment plan, that of which best suits their goals, needs and lifestyle. We also offer in house training, one on one rehab specific appointments, and movement assessments with a practitioner. We strongly believe in the power of good quality movement, and taking the time to educate our patients in such to help them optimize their treatment goals.
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are trained professionals who treat the soft tissues of our body, including muscles, connective tissues, ligaments, tendons and joints, to help alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday occupational stresses, muscular over use and many chronic pain conditions.
At A1, our massage therapists will tailor a treatment to best suit your needs. Whether it’s a chronic injury, acute flare up or need for relaxation, the RMT will treat accordingly.
Chiropractic care is 100% safe and effective for women during their pregnancy and following. Dr. Insley is a certified GrowCo Ambassador, holding a special interest and accredited training in helping women navigate the post-partum period.
GrowCo aims to amplify the impact that clinicians have on their female patients in the post-partum space. We value ingenuity, innovation, passion and a deep rooted desire to change the landscape of health care for women after they’ve had babies. We believe moms deserve more than just a 6 week check-up when it comes to their recovery after childbirth.
The program focuses on activating and strengthening not only your core, butt and pelvic floor, but your entire body! As a GrowCo practitioner, Dr. Insley is trained to assess and treat moms at any stage post-partum to help reduce and/or resolve issues such as:
- Diastasis recti
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain
- Low back pain
- Injuries common to new moms
Your body undergoes tremendous change and stress following childbirth. Regardless if your delivery was vaginal or c-section, you should consider incorporating GrowCo into your post-partum period.
60-minute classes include: breath work, core and pelvic floor exercises, upper and lower body strengthening and total body conditioning.
8 Sessions over 4 weeks.
Contact us to learn about our next session.
Being a mom can be an overwhelming time. We are committed to making a safe, inclusive and supportive environment.
This is a family friendly class, so bring your baby if needed.
**This may be covered by your extended healthcare benefits under “chiropractic care” once an initial assessment has been performed**
Golf Swing Analysis
WHY PERFORM A GOLF SCREEN?
The most efficient swing is not the same for every golfer, because efficiency is unique to their body. To achieve an efficient swing, a golfer must first be screened. If you are not swinging efficiently for your body, this could lead to pain at the end of a round or unwanted alterations in your game. Don’t guess, assess!
WHAT IS TPI?
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. TPI believes that golfers will benefit the most from a healthy and efficient body.
WHAT IS A TPI GOLF SCREEN?
A TPI golf screen is broken up into 3 parts.
- THE PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT: Patients perform different functional tests to evaluate their stability, balance, mobility and strength. A fitness handicap (i.e. score) is then established based off the screen.
- THE GOLF SWING ANALYSIS: Patients swing on our state-of-the-art simulator, while video analysis is used. Their swing is then evaluated for different characteristics which could be leading to pain/discomfort, or limitations with the patient’s golf game
- PLAN OF MANAGEMENT: Patients are given a summary of what was found in the physical assessment and golf swing analysis. Dr. Macedo will then determine how to address your limitations with an individualized plan. This is comprised of anything from stretching, mobility or strengthening exercises to various forms of chiropractic care.