Dr. Sigmund Kaw

By: Sigmund Kaw  09-12-2011
Keywords: Acupuncture, Orthotics, chiropractic care

Dr. Kaw takes great pride in providing the finest chiropractic and acupuncture care to his patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services Dr. Kaw offers in his Scarborough office in the greater Toronto area.

Chiropractic Care
Dr Kaw provides an advanced spinal correction in our Scarborough practice utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methodsare even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.

Corrective Exercises
Dr. Kaw teaches his patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%.

Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique used to achieve a balance of energy, improve function and reduce pain using needles. Acupuncture can be employed for a number of conditions including musculoskeletal and nerve pain, gynecological issues, digestive problems, inflammatory conditions, improved immune function and stress relief to name a few.

Lifestyle Advice
Dr. Kaw often finds it helpful to "coach" his patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. His goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most.

Spinal and Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. Dr. Kaw provides screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact his Scarborough office today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.

ORTHOTICS

Custom made orthotic devices and custom orthotic shoes are part of the services that are provided at the clinic. Orthotics are a custom device that are inserted in ones daily footwear to help alleviate a variety of complaints from low back pain, lower leg problems such as knee and foot ailments such as what is commonly referred to as plantar fascitis. It is an orthopedic appliance or apparatus used to support, align, prevent or correct deformities or to improve the function of the movable parts of the body. Orthotic function is to allow the relaxation of muscle, joint, ligaments or other soft tissue structures. As well, it helps to stabilize a joint to allow more functional movement of more distal joints.


LOW FREQUENCY ALTERNATING CURRENTS

Contraction of innervated muscle by stimulating the nerve that innervates the muscle causes and increase in muscle strength; contraction of smooth muscle; pain relief by release of endorphins and encephalin and reduction of swelling.

TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION (TENS)

TENS is used for the relief of a variety of pain by stimulating the large sensory fibers; interruption of a memory-like loop or chain of neural activity and by a release of endogenous endorphins. TENS can be used in the following pain situations:

  • Chronic pain
  • Postoperative, Obstetrical and other acute pain
  • Intractable pain ie. adequate relief of pain secondary to malignancy
  • Rehabilitation

Keywords: Acupuncture, chiropractic care, Orthotics, Spinal Correction

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