Joint Mobilizations & Manipulations
Joint mobilizations involve gentle stretching of the joint capsule to re-establish pain-free range of motion (ROM). By applying physical stimulus to the joint, we are able to increase lubrication, relax deep muscular stabilizers, and activate proprioceptors to help increase balance and awareness.
Joint manipulations or adjustments involving placing a joint/s in specific positions and applying a light thrust which often results in an audible sound. This sound is gas release in the joint which can result in decreased pain, increased ROM, and increased muscle activation resulting in improved balance and stability.
Soft tissue therapy
We are very hands-on practitioners who target musculature and soft tissues through various methods. This style of therapy is very similar to deep tissue massage but with more targeted intent.
Active Release Technique
By applying pressure and tension on tissue through movement, we are able to break down adhesions/scar tissue while enhancing collagen production.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Through the use of specially designed tools, we are able to provide specific and targeted therapy to muscle, fascia and connective tissues.
IMS - Intra-muscular stimulation
IMS is a total system designed to evaluate and treat neuropathic chronic pain. Upon insertion, dry needles stimulate the nervous system allowing for muscle relaxation and further changes in underlying joints, tendons, and/or fascia.
Dry needles are inserted into trigger points resulting in decreased banding or tightness, increased blood flow, and reduced local and referred pain. A trigger point is a local contracture or tight band in a muscle fiber that can disrupt function, restrict range of motion, refer pain or cause local tenderness.
In-person therapy is a cornerstone of chiropractic care but our goal is to empower our patients to take recovery in their own hands. To do this, we provide at-home exercises through our online-based program: Physitrack.
This platform allows for seamless exercise prescription with in-depth educational videos that provide all the information our patients require. It allows you to track your progress and also record any pain which sends alerts directly to us.
Your support system starts from the ground up. We have teamed up with Kiwi Orthotic Services to bring you the latest in custom orthotic prescription. Using 3D laser mapping technology, we create a digital mold of your foot. The data package is sent to labs where fabrication begins immediately and from scratch. The result is a product that is 100% customized to your foot and needs.
Kiwi provides multiple different types of activity-specific orthotics including golf, hockey, industrial, running, casual, and even high heels. Modifications can be made for heel lifts, metatarsal pads, Morton's neuroma and more.
When dealing with a sudden acute injury, or persistent chronic joint and muscle pain, it is important to get a clinical examination and assessment. This can be arranged through a consultation appointment with our medical doctor, Dr. Carlie Germain.
Through the focused visit we will build a multi-disciplinary treatment plan, including any further investigations and follow-up as necessary.
Helping to increase function, through movement and strength, to enjoy a healthy quality of life.
Face the future with skin that reflects your health, confidence and vitality. At Sunshine Valley Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, Dr. Carlie is here to revitalize and reveal your youthful skin through modern and innovative medical aesthetics and skin care services through the use of Botox.
Botox is highly sought after for its effectiveness in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Neuromodulators such as these work by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that cause the dynamic lines which make you look angry or sad, giving a youthful, smoother look.
Dr. Carlie is a highly experienced, knowledgeable Doctor injector who will provide you with a safe, fun and personalized experience. Call to book your consultation today!
What is Botox? BOTOX COSMETIC® is a non-invasive injectable treatment used to smooth wrinkles and slow down the signs of aging. Onabotulinumtoxin is the scientific name for this neurotoxic protein which is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is purified to become the safe antiaging product we know as BOTOX COSMETICⓇ. At Sunshine Valley Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre Dr. Carlie uses BOTOX to freshen your appearance by enhancing your natural contours.
Not only can Botox be used for cosmetic purposes but did you know Botox can be used therapeutically.
Some of the medical conditions that Botox can help treat includes:
Migraines and headaches
Neck or upper back tension
Trigger point pain and muscle spasm
Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Teeth grinding or Jaw clenching (Bruxism)
Please ask your Doctor or General Practitioner for a referral to the clinic, or book a medical consultation to discuss if therapeutic Botox might be appropriate.