Chiropractic

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractors are primary health care practitioners, meaning you do not need a referral to visit a Chiropractor and they can diagnose your neuromusculoskeletal condition. Chiropractors are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of conditioins of the muscles, joints, bones and nerves. Treatment is hands on and often includes homecare and advice. Your Chiropractor may refer you for an x-ray or to another health care professional if he/she/they feel that your condition requires further investigation. At Bee Well integrated Health Centre, our team of professionals work toegther to offer you the best possible patient centered care.

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Meet Our Chiropractors

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Dr. Maggie

Dr. Maggie treats patients of all ages including babies and expecting mothers. She is certified in Webster technique, Functional Integrated Acupuncture/Dry Needling and Integrated Movement Patterning. Dr. Maggie often incorporates the use of movement and rehabilitative exercises into her treatment and is also a fitness and yoga instructor!

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Dr. Matt

Dr. Matt likes to takes a whole-body approach to treating your complaint. He understands that your injury is more than the sum of its parts. Using diversified adjusting, myofascial release techniques, or functional integrated acupuncture and dry needling he will get to the root of your problem.

Common Techniques used in Chiropractic Treatment

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    Soft tissue therapy

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    Adjustments

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    Dry needling/acupuncture

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    Joint mobilization

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    Assisted stretching

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    Rehabilitation – Stretches, strengthening, proprioceptive exercises

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    Lifestyle counselling and Home Care

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    Education on your diagnosis and self management tools

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    Webster technique (pre-natal Chiropractic)

What is an “adjustment”?

The most commonly used technique by Chiropractors is spinal manipulation or “adjustments”. It’s a non-invasive, precise movement to a joint to help relieve pain and discomfort and restore range of motion in the spine and other joints. This helps to decrease the pain and inflammation associated with many common mechanical injuries and improves range of motion.

What to expect on your first visit

  1. After booking your initial consult, you will be emailed your intake forms to complete prior to your visit
  2. During your first appointment, your Chiropractor will review the information on the forms and ask additional questions to learn more about your past and current healthcare needs
  3. Your Chiropractor will then perform a physical examination that is used to develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan. If Chiropractic care is not the best therapy for you, or if your condition requires further investigation such as lab work or imaging, then we will make the appropriate referral to another healthcare provider.
  4. If Chiropractic is the right fit then we begin treatment at your first visit and get you on track to feeling better right away!

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Back pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Pregnancy related back pain and pelvic girdle pain or pubic symphysis pain
  • Round ligament discomfort
  • Low back and hip pain
  • Sciatica
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Whiplash associated disorders (WAD)
  • Tendinitis
  • Concussions
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Prenatal and Paediatric Chiropractic Care

Dr. Maggie at Bee Well IHC uses Webster Technique, along with typical chiropractic care to safely treat the common aches and pains of pregnancy. Women report pain and discomfort during pregnancy, including:

  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Mid-back pain
  • Pelvic pain and pressure
  • Aching legs and buttocks
  • Peripheral swelling
  • Sciatica or shooting pain down the leg/foot
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Night-time muscle spasms
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain tenosynovitis
  • Sleep disturbances

Prenatal and Paediatric Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can help decrease pain & discomfort in pregnancy and labour. Your Chiropractor can recommend safe and effective stretches and exercises to help prepare your body for baby’s delivery. At Bee Well we also offer pre-natal yoga and post-natal rehab classes for a hollistic approach to your pre/post-natal journey. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is gentle and safe and your Chiropractor will walk you through your treatment and address any questions or concerns you may have before getting started.

When baby arrives your Chiropractor can perform a well baby exam to assess their reflexes, tone, developmental and growth milestones and neuromusculoskeletal systems. Paediatric Chiropractic care is extremely gentle and uses no more pressure than the amount you would apply on your own eyeball.

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Common Peadiatric Chiropractic Conditons

  • Torticollis
  • Head preference to one side
  • Assymetry
  • Muscle tension after delivery interventions (vaccuum, forceps etc.)
  • Range of motion issues
  • Colic (soemtimes due to MSK discomfort)
  • Latching & feeding issues (sometimes due to neck and jaw MSK issues)
  • Growth and milestone check ups
  • Injuries in toddlers such as sprains, falls, bumps and bruises
  • Growing pains
  • Gait concerns and leg legnth discrepencies
  • Posture

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