WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT?
Here is your step-by-step guide:
- Detailed assessment of your primary complaint and body mechanics
- A conversation about treatment options
- Treatment inclusive of manual therapy, exercises and education to participate in the rehabilitation process
- If the complaint is found not suitable for chiropractic care, referral to an appropriate healthcare provider
Modalities may include any of the following:
- Spinal and extremity adjusting
- Muscle release & soft tissue therapy
- Trigger point therapy
- Functional integrated acupuncture
- Exercise rehabilitation
- Home exercise plans
A myofascial trigger point refers to an area on the body that is sensitive to pressure. It is commonly referred to as a muscle ‘knot’ and can present as a deep dull nagging ache. It can radiate and present elsewhere in the body (referred pain). Applying specific and direct pressure aims to improve blood flow, stretch taut muscles and release the surrounding fascia.
Functional integrated acupuncture (FIA) is a combination of dry needling modalities used to manage pain and sport injuries safely and effectively. FIA targets anatomical structures that can cause musculoskeletal disorders. Emphasis is placed on knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as the interplay between soft tissue, joint biomechanics and nervous system function.
Thin filament needles are specifically inserted into target areas. They may be left for seconds or minutes depending on the condition. This causes an increase in blood flow to the area (faster healing time), decreases tension and decreases sensitivity due to neuromodulation.
FAI differs from Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, as the goal is to restore the Qi or the bodies energy flow through various pathways in the body known as meridian points.
No cracks? No problem
We know that not everyone is a fan of adjustments.
Back At It’s Chiropractor offers a treatment without.
We offer muscle release and soft tissue therapy
We can incorporate other modalities during a treatment that do not include adjustments, such as trigger point therapy
We direct bill for most insurance plans & these modalities are covered
frequently asked questions
Although chiropractors have extensive training in spinal and extremity adjusting, its application depends on clinical guidelines and the client’s preference.
MEET YOUR CHIROPRACTOR
Dr. Rachel Tompa completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto with a double major and minor in human biology, environmental studies and immunology. She then completed the four-year Doctor of Chiropractic program at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. While in Toronto, Dr. Rachel gained extensive clinical experience and skills in addition to obtaining her Functional Integrated Acupuncture certification.
STYLE OF TREATMENT
As a primary care physician, Dr. Rachel provides evidence-based, specialized treatment plans addressing the source of a patient’s concern. She takes a tailored patient-centred approach and enjoys spending the time needed with people, rather than rushing through a session quickly. She has a special interest in sport rehabilitation and chronic pain and her goal is to get individuals back to doing what they love, with pain-free treatment.READ MORE