Do You Suffer From Chronic Or Severe Pain?

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Our New Location Is:

#108, 10333 Southport Road SW Calgary, AB, Canada

How We Can Help in Chronic Or Severe Pain

Our clinic’s highly experienced practitioners utilize modern Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Rehab treatments in addition to the latest, high-tech, rehab technology to ensure that we will provide you with the highest quality rehabilitation and pain relief service available in the industry today.

High-Tech Rehab Equipment

Many of our patients are suffering from motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and other trauma. Many have suffered with chronic pain for years without relief. We pride ourselves in the relief we provide with our use of the latest in chiropractic rehab technology.

Modern Rehab Treatments

From chiropractic to Orthotics, our practitioners use only the safest, modern rehabilitation treatments and techniques to satisfy your needs while providing you the best experience rehab therapy has to offer.

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Meet Our Chiropractors

Dr. Drew Oliphant

Dr. Drew Oliphant

Chiropractor Founder

Dr. Oliphant has been a practicing chiropractor in Calgary for over 27 years. He is an authorized WCB provider and has testified as an expert witness at the Court of Queen’s Bench in personal injury cases.

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Dr. Ron Toma

Chiropractor

With 1,000’s of hours helping all kinds of patients, including those with minor injuries to major rehabilitation due to motor vehicle accidents, falls, chronic pain, and work related injuries, Dr. Ron Toma is dedicated to your treatment.

Physiotherapists

Jency Henry PT

Physiotherapist

Bio coming soon!

Simson Seemon PT

Physiotherapist

Bio coming soon!

Acupuncture

Dr. Sarah Lee

Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor

Bio coming soon!

Massage Therapists

Petr Scholz RMT

Massage Therapist

Bio coming soon!

Shea Karczewski RMT

Massage Therapist

Bio coming soon!

Psychologists

Dr. Alisha Shivji, Psych

Psychologist

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FAQ

We Are Here To Help You With Any Questions You May Have

Each treatment we provide takes a different amount of time and expertise and is performed with different equipment; therefore each treatment has a different cost associated with it, ranging from $53 – $199.

Alberta Health Care covers $25 per treatment to a maximum of $200 for seniors, through Blue Cross.

Most private insurance companies cover a portion of exam and treatment costs. What and how much is covered depends on your insurance plan and they will not tell us, due to privacy issues. You would have to speak to them to find out details about your coverage. All we can tell you is what they pay when we submit it at your appointment time.

We can direct bill the following insurance companies: Blue Cross, Manulife Financial, Great West Life, Industrial Alliance, Standard Life, and Maximum Benefit. However we cannot find out if or how much they will pay until we try to bill them through their website. Nor can we know, or be responsible, if any of their websites are down at any time.

Dr. Oliphant is a chiropractor, and he’s also a specialist in orthopaedics, and has a Master’s degree in the management of neuromusculoskeletal injuries. Therefore our office has many high-tech treatments not commonly used by non-specialist clinics. Dr. Oliphant and Dr. Reive have extensive experience with the treatments available in our office. In fact they are among the most experienced in the country in some of these treatments.

Most people are essentially pain free after 3 – 6 treatments, although some people need 2 – 3 months for the pain to resolve.

Very often it’s because your neck has become weak, and the muscles are not strong enough to support your head. Therefore your muscles go into spasm fighting to hold your head up. Our MCU machine can measure your neck strength in 16 directions to see which muscles, if any, are weak and quickly rebuild the strength so they can hold up your head and relieve the pain.

Laser is a particular wavelength of light energy that penetrates into the injured tissues and acts like a catalyst, speeding up the chemical reactions occurring in the cells, therefore speeding up the rate of healing. It also increases the permeability of the cell membranes to reduce inflammation faster. Together these actions relieve pain faster.

Treatments we provide all take different amounts of time, depending on your condition, what type of treatment you are receiving, and individual factors that may apply for some treatments, but usually treatments range from 15 minutes or less to 45 minutes or more.

No, our initial consultation and examination is not free. We don’t do “free consultations” then try to hard sell you our services to make up for it.

In order to be thorough, we usually need about an hour with you, and we can’t work multiple hours every week for free, or we would have to charge everyone more for treatment.

As well, charging for our time and expertise weeds out the people who just want to “check us out,” so that we can focus on people who truly want to find out what’s wrong and what can be done to get relief.

No. It is unethical for a doctor to guarantee results, as everyone’s condition is different and everyone heals differently, and no treatment provides relief for 100% of people.

The treatments we provide are all evidence-based, so we can tell you, according to published medical research, the approximate percentage of people who will get good results with each treatment that is appropriate for your condition, and you can decide which treatment you would like to proceed with.

A chiropractor, or Doctor of Chiropractic, is an expert in the examination and diagnosis of neuromusculoskeletal (nerve, muscle, and joint) conditions and non-surgical treatments of these conditions. Treatments usually include loosening stiff joints, exercise to stretch and/or strengthen muscles, and/or the use of other treatment modalities required to stimulate healing as quickly and fully as possible.

esearch shows that the only way to prevent future episodes of back pain is to make sure the back muscles are strong enough. Our Medx Medical Lumbar Rehab machine can measure your back strength and compare the results with normal strength for people of your same age, height, weight and gender. If your back muscles are weak you can usually rebuild your back strength within about 8 or 10 rehab sessions.

Joint dysfunction (a.k.a. subluxation) is when the joints of the spine, or extremities (arms and legs), lose their ability to move freely. Sometimes we say these joints are stuck, fixated, stiff, or out of place, just like a sheet of paper placed slightly crooked in a printer might get jammed, or stuck. These stiff or dysfunctional joints can create pain, and are always tender to touch and often surrounded by muscle spasm. The pain they cause can be local or can spread to other areas. For example, a stiff joint in your low back can cause pain down your leg, and a dysfunctional joint in your neck can cause headaches around your eye. A joint in your upper back which gets stuck can cause pain similar to heartburn. If joints are allowed to remain dysfunctional for a length of time the cartilage will start to break down – this is degeneration, or arthritis.

Once the chiropractor has found the subluxated, fixated, or stiff joints, an adjustment or manipulation, is performed on that joint to restore normal motion, thus relieving pain. An adjustment is a quick, but shallow and gentle thrust on a stiff joint, which restores motion to that joint. The adjustment makes a popping noise as nitrogen gas in the joint fluid (like oil) forms a bubble, this process is called cavitation. This is similar to the popping noise of opening a can of pop, or a bottle of champagne. To correct a subluxated or stuck joint it usually takes a number of adjustments, depending on how long it’s been like that, how much soft tissue damage/spasm is present, how strong/weak your supporting muscles are, and what you do during a normal day (i.e. bad posture, stress, etc.). We often use the analogy of a rusty hinge that has to be moved back and forth repeatedly to loosen it up. The number of treatments required can often be reduced by performing proper stretches, strengthening exercise, or ART.

At Calgary’s Alberta Back and Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic, 11% of patients report increased soreness in the first few days of treatment. This has generally been thought to be a reaction to tearing of adhesions (scar tissue) which was preventing normal motion of that joint or part of the healing process. However, some studies show a similar number of people complain of increased symptoms following placebo treatments and therefore the increased pain felt by some may just be a normal fluctuation in pain intensity unrelated to treatment.

Most people know chiropractors for their miraculous treatments of back and neck pain, and indeed this is where most of the research on the effectiveness of chiropractic is. Relief of back and neck pain, and headaches with chiropractic adjustments (spinal manipulation) has been researched extensively and has been found to be more effective, or at least as effective, for relief of pain; much safer than over-the-counter or prescription medication; more cost effective; gets people back to work sooner; and has a higher patient satisfaction than conventional treatment (medicine/physiotherapy). However, chiropractors are also very skilled in the treatment of other muscle and joint injuries like shoulder, wrist and hand, hip, knee, and foot problems. Some of our chiropractors are also trained extensively in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, like tendonitis and repetitive strain injuries. Treatment and prevention of sports injuries and nutritional consulting are also areas chiropractors excel in. If we can’t help you, we’ll send you to someone who can. Chiropractic first (including exercise, nutrition, and other non-invasive treatments), drugs second, surgery last.

Dr. Drew Oliphant

Dr. Drew Oliphant DC, (FCCOS(C), MSc Orthopaedic Specialist

Chiropractic Orthopaedic Specialist

About Me

Dr. Drew Oliphant is the Clinic Director of Alberta Back and Neck Rehab and Sports Injuries Clinic. Dr. Oliphant graduated from The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1987, after undergraduate studies at Selkirk College, University Of Victoria, and University Of British Columbia. In 1997, he became a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Orthopedics (Canada) (FCCO(C)), a designation awarded to specialists in Orthopedics.

Experience

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In 2009, Dr. Oliphant was awarded with a Master’s Degree in Musculoskeletal Management from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Oliphant did his Master’s Degree research on lumbar intervertebral disc injuries. His thesis was entitled “Identification of acute, induced, concentric annular tears with diffusion-weighted MRI.” His research includes publications in Clinical Biomechanics, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and podium and poster presentations at the Canadian Orthopedic Association, and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS).

Dr. Oliphant has been a practicing chiropractor in Calgary for over 27 years. He is an authorized WCB provider and has testified as an expert witness at Court of Queen’s Bench in personal injury cases. Dr. Oliphant himself suffered chronic low back pain and sciatica for many years following a motor vehicle accident in which he herniated his L5 disc, eventually necessitating 1 ½ years off of work. He finally got long-term relief of his low back pain and sciatica with the DRX 9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy Machine, and brought the DRX 9000 and DRX 9000C to Calgary, being the first clinic in Western Canada to provide this treatment. Since then his clinic, Alberta Back and Neck Rehab and Sports Injuries Clinic, has performed over 20,000 decompression treatments. As well, Alberta Back and Neck Rehab and Sports Injuries Clinic is a pioneer in the use of other advanced technologies including MedX Medical Lumbar Rehab Machine, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, and the BTE Multi-Cervical Neck Rehab Machine, to speed the healing of common injuries, including chronic back pain, whiplash, spinal disc injuries, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Education

1987 - 1997

The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Selkirk College

University Of Victoria

University Of British Columbia​

1997 - 2009

Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Orthopaedic Specialists (Canada) (FCCOS(C))

- a designation awarded to specialists in Orthopedics

2009 - Present

RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Master’s Degree in Musculoskeletal Management

Founder of Alberta Back and Neck Rehab Clinic

Specialties

Non-surgical spinal decompression
MedX Medical Lumbar Rehab Machine
BTE Multi-Cervical Rehab Unit
Cold laser therapy
Shockwave therapy

Contact

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For Head-Related Pain We Recommend:

Non-surgical spinal Decompression

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Non-surgical spinal Decompression

Is great for:

⁃Relieving Chronic back pain due to disc bulges, herniations, protrusions, disc degeneration, arthritis

⁃Relieving sciatica

⁃Relieving chronic neck pain due to disc bulges, herniations, protrusions, disc degeneration, arthritis

⁃Relieving headaches

⁃Relieving pinched nerve pain

⁃Relieving ‘computer neck’

MCU Neck Rehab

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MCU Neck Rehab is great for

⁃Relieving chronic headaches / migraines

⁃Relieving neck pain

⁃Recovering from whiplash injury

⁃Preventing recurrence of neck pain

⁃Preventing neck injury

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Cold laser Therapy

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Cold laser Therapy Is great for:

⁃acute muscle, tendon, ligament & joint injuries

⁃Sprains / strains

⁃Burns

⁃Scrapes

⁃Cuts

⁃Bruises

⁃Arthritis

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapy Is great for:

Our massage therapists in Calgary will either relax or stimulate muscle tissue to increase circulation, so blood flows freely, carrying oxygen and nutrients to the areas needed.

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For Neck-Related Pain We Recommend:

MCU Neck Rehab

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MCU Neck Rehab is great for

⁃Relieving chronic headaches / migraines

⁃Relieving neck pain

⁃Recovering from whiplash injury

⁃Preventing recurrence of neck pain

⁃Preventing neck injury

⁃Text neck

Non-surgical Spinal Decompression

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Non-surgical spinal Decompression

Is great for:

⁃Relieving Chronic back pain due to disc bulges, herniations, protrusions, disc degeneration, arthritis

⁃Relieving sciatica

⁃Relieving chronic neck pain due to disc bulges, herniations, protrusions, disc degeneration, arthritis

⁃Relieving headaches

⁃Relieving pinched nerve pain

⁃Relieving ‘computer neck’

Cold laser Therapy

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Cold laser Therapy Is great for:

⁃acute muscle, tendon, ligament & joint injuries

⁃Sprains / strains

⁃Burns

⁃Scrapes

⁃Cuts

⁃Bruises

⁃Arthritis

Shockwave Therapy

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Shockwave therapy is great for:

⁃Chronic Muscle, tendon & ligament injuries

⁃Rotator cuff tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Tennis elbow

⁃Golfers elbow

⁃Patellar tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Achilles tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Plantar fasciitis/ fasciosis

⁃Quad / hamstring injury

⁃Biceps / triceps injury

⁃Neck muscle pain

⁃Back muscle pain

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For Shoulder-Related Pain We Recommend:

Primus Rehab

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Primus rehab is great for

⁃relieving pain, restoring motion, rebuilding strength to any injured extremity including shoulder, elbow,Wrist and hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle

⁃Frozen shoulder

⁃Rotator cuff injury

⁃Tennis elbow

⁃Golfers elbow

⁃Carpal tunnel

⁃Knee rehab

⁃ACL / PCL injury

⁃Pre / post surgical rehab

⁃fracture rehab

⁃Scoliosis correction (under 18)

Active Release Technique

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Active Release Technique (ART) is great for:

⁃Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & other peripheral nerve entrapments

⁃TMJ (jaw) pain & dysfunction

⁃Back pain

⁃Whiplash & neck pain

⁃Tendinitis
⁃ Sciatica

⁃Illiotibial Band Syndrome & Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

⁃Sprains & strains

Non-surgical spinal Decompression

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Non-surgical spinal Decompression

Is great for:

⁃Relieving Chronic back pain due to disc bulges, herniations, protrusions, disc degeneration, arthritis

⁃Relieving sciatica

⁃Relieving chronic neck pain due to disc bulges, herniations, protrusions, disc degeneration, arthritis

⁃Relieving headaches

⁃Relieving pinched nerve pain

⁃Relieving ‘computer neck’

Cold laser Therapy

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Cold laser Therapy Is great for:

⁃acute muscle, tendon, ligament & joint injuries

⁃Sprains / strains

⁃Burns

⁃Scrapes

⁃Cuts

⁃Bruises

⁃Arthritis

Shockwave Therapy

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Shockwave therapy is great for:

⁃Chronic Muscle, tendon & ligament injuries

⁃Rotator cuff tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Tennis elbow

⁃Golfers elbow

⁃Patellar tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Achilles tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Plantar fasciitis/ fasciosis

⁃Quad / hamstring injury

⁃Biceps / triceps injury

⁃Neck muscle pain

⁃Back muscle pain

Make an appointment today!

For Back-Pain We Recommend:

Medx Medical Lumbar Rehab

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Medx Medical Lumbar Rehab

Is great for

⁃Relieving chronic or acute back pain

⁃Relieving Sciatica

⁃Strengthening your back

⁃Increasing spinal flexibility

⁃Preventing recurrence of back pain

⁃Preventing back injury

⁃scoliosis correction (under 18)

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

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Non-surgical spinal Decompression

Is great for:

⁃Relieving Chronic back pain due to disc bulges, herniations, protrusions, disc degeneration, arthritis

⁃Relieving sciatica

⁃Relieving chronic neck pain due to disc bulges, herniations, protrusions, disc degeneration, arthritis

⁃Relieving headaches

⁃Relieving pinched nerve pain

⁃Relieving ‘computer neck’

Cold laser Therapy

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Cold laser Therapy Is great for:

⁃acute muscle, tendon, ligament & joint injuries

⁃Sprains / strains

⁃Burns

⁃Scrapes

⁃Cuts

⁃Bruises

⁃Arthritis

Shockwave Therapy

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Shockwave therapy is great for:

⁃Chronic Muscle, tendon & ligament injuries

⁃Rotator cuff tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Tennis elbow

⁃Golfers elbow

⁃Patellar tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Achilles tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Plantar fasciitis/ fasciosis

⁃Quad / hamstring injury

⁃Biceps / triceps injury

⁃Neck muscle pain

⁃Back muscle pain

Make an Appointment Today!

For Arm-Related Pain We Recommend:

Primus Rehab

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Primus rehab is great for

⁃relieving pain, restoring motion, rebuilding strength to any injured extremity including shoulder, elbow,Wrist and hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle

⁃Frozen shoulder

⁃Rotator cuff injury

⁃Tennis elbow

⁃Golfers elbow

⁃Carpal tunnel

⁃Knee rehab

⁃ACL / PCL injury

⁃Pre / post surgical rehab

⁃fracture rehab

⁃Scoliosis correction (under 18)

Cold Laser Therapy

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Cold laser Therapy Is great for:

⁃acute muscle, tendon, ligament & joint injuries

⁃Sprains / strains

⁃Burns

⁃Scrapes

⁃Cuts

⁃Bruises

⁃Arthritis

Shockwave Therapy

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Shockwave therapy is great for:

⁃Chronic Muscle, tendon & ligament injuries

⁃Rotator cuff tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Tennis elbow

⁃Golfers elbow

⁃Patellar tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Achilles tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Plantar fasciitis/ fasciosis

⁃Quad / hamstring injury

⁃Biceps / triceps injury

⁃Neck muscle pain

⁃Back muscle pain

Active Release Technique

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Active Release Technique (ART) is great for:

⁃Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & other peripheral nerve entrapments

⁃TMJ (jaw) pain & dysfunction

⁃Back pain

⁃Whiplash & neck pain

⁃Tendinitis
⁃ Sciatica

⁃Illiotibial Band Syndrome & Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

⁃Sprains & strains

Make an appointment today!

For Leg-Related Pain We Recommend:

Primus Rehab

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Primus rehab is great for

⁃relieving pain, restoring motion, rebuilding strength to any injured extremity including shoulder, elbow,Wrist and hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle

⁃Frozen shoulder

⁃Rotator cuff injury

⁃Tennis elbow

⁃Golfers elbow

⁃Carpal tunnel

⁃Knee rehab

⁃ACL / PCL injury

⁃Pre / post surgical rehab

⁃fracture rehab

⁃Scoliosis correction (under 18)

Cold Laser Therapy

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Cold laser Therapy Is great for:

⁃acute muscle, tendon, ligament & joint injuries

⁃Sprains / strains

⁃Burns

⁃Scrapes

⁃Cuts

⁃Bruises

⁃Arthritis

Shockwave Therapy

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Shockwave therapy is great for:

⁃Chronic Muscle, tendon & ligament injuries

⁃Rotator cuff tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Tennis elbow

⁃Golfers elbow

⁃Patellar tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Achilles tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Plantar fasciitis/ fasciosis

⁃Quad / hamstring injury

⁃Biceps / triceps injury

⁃Neck muscle pain

⁃Back muscle pain

Active Release Technique

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Active Release Technique (ART) is great for:

⁃Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & other peripheral nerve entrapments

⁃TMJ (jaw) pain & dysfunction

⁃Back pain

⁃Whiplash & neck pain

⁃Tendinitis
⁃ Sciatica

⁃Illiotibial Band Syndrome & Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

⁃Sprains & strains

Make an appointment today!

For Feet-Related Pain We Recommend:

Shockwave Therapy

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Shockwave therapy is great for:

⁃Chronic Muscle, tendon & ligament injuries

⁃Rotator cuff tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Tennis elbow

⁃Golfers elbow

⁃Patellar tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Achilles tendinitis / tendinosis

⁃Plantar fasciitis/ fasciosis

⁃Quad / hamstring injury

⁃Biceps / triceps injury

⁃Neck muscle pain

⁃Back muscle pain

Cold Laser Therapy

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Cold laser Therapy Is great for:

⁃acute muscle, tendon, ligament & joint injuries

⁃Sprains / strains

⁃Burns

⁃Scrapes

⁃Cuts

⁃Bruises

⁃Arthritis

Orthotics

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Properly made orthotics are custom moulded to the support requirements of your feet. They help restore the normal balance and alignment of your body by gently correcting foot abnormalities.

Massage Therapy

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Therapeutic massage is an age-old healing art. It involves the scientific method of working the body with the hands, forearms, and elbows to detect and treat problems in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, to relieve muscle pain and restore function after an injury, release tension and reduce stress, as well as improve circulation, and overall well-being.

Make an appointment today!