Services - Humber Family Wellness Centre

By: Humber Family Chiropractic  09-12-2011
Keywords: Massage Therapy, healing, chiropractor

Chiropractic care is holistic, it takes into account your entire body - physical, emotional and chemical. For example a patient complaining of headaches, the chiropractor will not only examine your head but will take a look at your entire spine and nerves, ask questions about emotional factors and diet, to find the underlying cause of the headaches.

Chiropractic is based on the fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. Chiropractic works by removing any nerve interference in your body that may be causing pain and impeding with normal function. Nerve interference is caused by three major stressors in life; these include physical, chemical and emotional stressors. Although many relate chiropractic to back pain, it is much more than that! There are numerous health issues chiropractors can help relieve, such as headaches, postural imbalances, menstrual pains, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and whiplash disorders and most importantly maintaining optimal functionality of your nervous system. Those who use chiropractic care regularly find they take less medication, get sick less often and generally have greater vitality.

Chiropractic care is safe and effective for the entire family including infants, children, adolescents, parents, grandparents and even pregnant moms. Adjustments, nutrition and exercise all work together to keep your body moving and functioning at optimal levels.

Acupuncture Thousands of years ago, the Chinese discovered that there were certain points of the body which, if massaged, punctured or heated relieved pain or had a beneficial effect on certain disorders. Western scientists do not have all the answers as to why acupuncture works, but the evidence is overwhelming that it does work. The best explanation they have come up with is the micro trauma theory. When you accidently cut yourself, blood cells rush to the area and begin to heal the cut, as such when the skin is punctured with a sterilized needle it too has the same effect of healing the tiny puncture wound and in turn healing the surrounding tissues as well. Acupuncture is safe, effective and provides great benefits. Acupuncture can help with stress, increasing energy levels, migraines, facial pain, digestion problems, plantar fasciitis, to name a few.

Laser Therapy is the use of laser energy to create therapeutic effects. Research has shown that these effects can include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling.

Massage therapy helps to alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes. It is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to gain a therapeutic response. Because stress upsets the delicate integral balance of all your body’s functions, regaining this balance requires a holistic approach. Massage therapy is safe and effective if used for stress management, but it is also widely used to help patients obtain relief from many specific problems, including migraines, post-injury rehabilitation, frozen shoulder, digestive problems, muscle spasms, etc. Massage can benefit people of all ages and condition - babies, children, pregnant women and the elderly.

Naturopathic medicine is a unique and comprehensive approach to improving health, diagnosing and treating illness and preventing disease Naturopathic Medicineusing natural therapies. It encompasses treating each person as an individual, healing the whole self (including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects), and addressing the root cause of the illness. Dr. Patel treats children, adults and seniors. The treatment is always unique to suit each individual taking into account their age, condition, medication and history. Conditions which are treatable naturopathically include:

  • Women’s Health (PMS, Menopause, Fibroids, Cysts, Bladder Infections)
  • Skin Conditions (Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis)
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions (Heartburn, Ulcers, Indigestion, Colitis)
  • Weight Loss
  • High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol
  • Chronic Pain Management (Back, Neck, Shoulder, etc.)
  • Depression, Anxiety, Stress
  • Acute Conditions (Cold/Flu, Strains/Sprains, etc.)

Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle, non-invasive hands-on treatment for pain (chronic or acute), stress, insomnia, headaches, and lowered vitality, biomechanical and neurological and learning disability problems. The therapist uses specific very subtle techniques that are very relaxing and effective on the head and the spinal column that releases tension and energy blocks from the client. The therapy promotes deep relaxation and facilitates the body’s return to a state of balance. In this state the body’s own natural ability to heal is triggered and true revitalization and restoration occurs. There is a general improvement in mental performance, and increased sense of well-being, a feeling of wholeness and of being energized.

Did you know the average person takes 8000 to 11000 steps in one day! We provide custom-made shoes and orthotics for patients, to relieve pain and provide comfort. Orthotics support and work on your feet to reduce the stress and strain in your body. Orthotics like chiropractic helps to realign your feet and the body from the foundation up. Custom made orthotics help with foot pain, flat feet, arch and heel pain, knee pain, low back pain and more.

How do we fit for custom-made orthotics? To be fitted for orthotics the doctor performs a gait analysis and a postural evaluation. A foam casting method is used which allows for a precise functional picture of your feet. These foam castings of your feet are sent to a lab where they are molded and prepared.

Although we promote active living and a nutritious diet, it is often not feasible due to our busy schedules, or our bodies sometimes just need that extra boost to promote quicker healing. Vitamins and minerals are vital in proper functioning immune systems, nervous systems and blood systems in our body. Here, we provide the highest quality vitamins, minerals and supplements for our patients. We have chosen specific brands for their premier quality and effectiveness based on the health concerns of patients we have encountered in our facility. Our supplements include multivitamins, specific for women, men and children, we also carry Ultimate Glucosamine™ in the powder form for easy uptake by your body and Coenzyme Q10 for heart function, to name a few. We are continually adding new products based on patient needs.

Keywords: chiropractor, healing, laser therapy, Massage Therapy, Orthotics, stress

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