What SpineWise has to offer

We currently have 4 chiropractors, 2 decompression therapy rooms, 3 registered massage therapists, 1 physiotherapist, 1 chiropodist and 1 holistic nutritionist.

Revolutionary state-of-the-art office with advanced technology and the best experienced doctors & practitioners in Durham region, bringing you results with quality & affordability. We use the latest in technologies to get you faster results.

SpineWise is known in Durham region as the top clinic for advanced non-surgical and drug-free solutions to your health concerns. Our friendly multidisciplinary team works together with a primary goal, to help you achieve your health goals as quickly and comfortably as possible , and we are great at what we do! We strive to make our clinic a fun and friendly environment for all our practice members and we promise to go that extra mile, each and every single time.

Dr. Amit Sharda and the SpineWise team have been serving Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Courtice, Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering and the surrounding areas for 2 decades. Our welcoming team at SpineWise are committed to providing solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension. You may be searching for pain relief after an accident, experiencing an injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition like chronic back pain or a spinal condition. Even if you looking to improve your overall health, our team can help you attain your everyday wellness goals!

If you have not been to our office before and want to find out more, please email us or call (905) 623-8388 the answers to your questions from our experienced team.

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Anatomy 101

Anatomy 101

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The spine is one of the most important parts our body. It has three main functions:

  • Protects the spinal cord
  • Gives the body structure and support
  • Allows us to move freely

The Bones and Joints

The spine is made of 33 bones called vertebra that are stacked one above each other. There are:

  • 7 cervical vertebra in the neck
  • 12 thoracic vertebra in the middle back
  • 5 lumbar vertebra in the low back.

The sacrum is a wedged shaped bone in the pelvis made of 5 fused vertebra. The tail end of the spine (literally) we have the coccyx made of 4 fused coccygeal vertebra. The vertebra are given names based on their position in the spine. L1 is the first lumbar vertebra. There are 2 bones that have special names because of their special function. The atlas (C1) holds up the head and the axis allows the head to rotate from side to side.

Here you can see 2 vertebra stacked on top of the other. 3 joints join the vertebra to each other. The large disc in the front is like a soft cushion and provides support and absorbs pressure. The disc has a poor blood supply and receives its nutrition via sucking the nutrients from the body when you move. Behind the disc there are 2 facet joints. The facet joints guide the movement of the vertebra and have a large supply of nerves that feed your brain with information about where your spine is and how it is moving. Your brain uses this information when it is deciding how your organs should function. Some amazing research by Dr. Akio Sato has been done in this field. This is why is it is so important to maintain the normal movement of your spine. Between the facet joints and the disc is a gap called the intervertebral foramen or the IVF for short. The spinal nerves exit the spinal canal through the IVF. There are a number of bumps on each vertebra. You can see the transverse and spinouts processes in the picture. The muscles and ligaments of the spine attach to these bumps.

The Ligaments

There are a number of ligaments that cross between two vertebra. The ligaments hold the bones together while still allowing the joints to move. Some of the ligaments cross the intervetebral foramen and reduce the space the spinal nerves have to exit the spinal canal. When there is joint restriction the ligaments can rub twist and squash the nerves reducing their ability to carry healthy information from the brain to the body or the body back to the brain. With age and lack of exercise the ligaments become shorter and harder, making the joints stiffer. In the long term tight and stiff ligaments pull on the bones and produce bone spurs. Exercise and adjustments to maximize the health of the ligaments will minimize the effects of osteoarthritis in the future.

The Muscles

here are multiple layers of muscles in the back. Some are for supporting our spine and are called postural muscles or core muscles others are for moving our spine and are called the prime movers. The muscles are arranged in different patterns to bend our spine forwards backwards, sideways and rotate to each side. Like all muscles of the body the spinal muscles require good exercise and stretching to maintain their health and the health of your spine.

The Nerves

The spinal cord is the information superhighway between your brain and your body. Without it you could not move any part of your body and your organs could not function. It is made of millions of nerves. The spinal cord is protected by the bony spinal canal formed by the vertebra that are stacked one on top of the other. It is also protected by the duramater, a tough covering around the cord. Between the duramater and the spinal cord is the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) The CSF is important for protection of the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain and the spinal cord and feeds the CNS with nutrients from the blood.

The Peripheral Nerves

The spinal nerves convey information between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. The spinal nerves exit the spinal canal through each of the intervertebral foramen between each pair of vertebra. Like the tributaries of a river the small spinal nerves form larger nerves, such as the sciatic nerve, which runs down the buttock into the leg. This is how your brain controls every single cell and organ in you body. The following chart describes which spinal nerves innervate (supply) which parts of the body. You will notice that all the body parts actually receive information from more than one spinal nerve and the nerves travel a great distance to get to the organ they are supplying. This is why the actual problem in the spinal can be a long way away from you feeling the problem.

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Know About Kinesio Taping Method

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The Kinesio Taping Method is a complete rehabilitative taping procedure that intended to encourage the body’s common healing process while offering help and solidness to muscles and joints without confining the body’s scope of movement just as giving stretched out delicate tissue control to draw out the advantages of manual treatment directed inside the clinical setting.

Latex free and wearable for sometime at once, Kinesio Tape is alright for people suffer from pediatric to geriatric, and effectively treats an variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other ailments. The Kinesio Taping Method is a restorative taping procedure not just offering your patient the help they are searching for, but in addition restoring the influenced condition too.

By focusing on various receptors inside the somatosensory framework, Kinesio Tape eases torment and encourages lymphatic drainage by microscopingly lifting the skin. This lifting influence convolutions in the skin and expanding interstitial space and taking into allowing a decrease in inflammation of influenced zones.

Uses Of Kinesio Taping

Treating Injuries- physical therapists use kinesio taping to lessen the pain and swelling caused by injuries. It is very effective for other treatments like manual therapy.

Supports Weak Zones – In some conditions like fatigued muscles, the muscles and joints need extra support for proper functioning, Kinesio Taping is the treatment for these conditions. It also enhances movement and endurance.

Re-educating Muscles – The muscles that have lost their functioning ability can be helped by Kinesio Taping. Improving postures and even improving the way of walking is cured by it.
Enhances Performance – Kinesio Taping is used by some athletes to help them achieve peak performance and provides protection from injuries in the events.

Spinewise Clinic in Bowmanville offers kinesio taping for treating injuries and other joint issues.

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WHAT IS KINESIO TAPING METHOD?

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The Kinesio Taping Method is a conclusive rehabilitative taping strategy that is intended to encourage the body’s characteristic recuperating process while offering help and solidness to muscles and joints without limiting the body’s scope of movement just as giving stretched out delicate tissue control to delay the advantages of manual treatment directed inside the clinical setting. Sans latex and wearable for a considerable length of time at once, Kinesio Tex Tape is ok for populaces extending from pediatric to geriatric, and effectively treats an assortment of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other ailments.

The Kinesio Taping Method is a restorative taping strategy not just offering your patient the help they are searching for, yet additionally restoring the influenced condition also. By focusing on various receptors inside the somatosensory framework, Kinesio Tex Tape reduces torment and encourages lymphatic seepage by minutely lifting the skin. This lifting influence frames convolutions in the skin in this way expanding interstitial space and taking into consideration a diminishing in aggravation of the influenced zones.

In view of long stretches of clinical use, Kinesio Tex Tape is explicitly connected to the patient dependent on their requirements after assessment. The discoveries of the clinical assessment or appraisal direct the points of interest of the Kinesio Tex Tape application and other conceivable medications or modalities. With the usage of single “I” strips or adjustments in the state of a “X”, “Y” or other particular shapes just as the heading and measure of stretch set on the tape at time of utilization, Kinesio Taping can be connected in several different ways and can reconstruct the neuro muscular framework, decrease torment and aggravation, advance execution, counteract damage and advance great dissemination and mending, and help with restoring the body to homeostasis.

The Kinesio Benefit

Assessment and appraisal are key in the treatment of any clinical condition. So as to get the ideal outcomes from a Kinesio Tex Tape application just as some other treatment, a full appraisal of your patient is essential. At times, the treatment of a condition may require treatment of other basic conditions also. This evaluation ought to incorporate manual muscle testing, scope of movement testing, step appraisal, and whatever other orthopedic exceptional tests that you esteem essential. The data picked up from these appraisals will take into account the best possible treatment convention to be spread out.

It has been demonstrated to have positive physiological consequences for the skin, lymphatic and circulatory framework, belt, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. It tends to be utilized related to a huge number of different medications and modalities inside your facility and is compelling amid the rehabilitative and constant stages on damage just as being utilized for protection measures.

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How Does Kinesiology Tape Work?

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Although there is much more research to be done, we know that applying kinesiology tape can help with reducing pain, cueing proprioceptive feedback for improved body awareness, decreasing localized swelling, improving range of motion and improving sports performance.

There is no replacement for sensible injury management; kinesiology tape is an excellent tool in every doctor’s tool box.

What is Kinesio tape?

Kinesio tape was invented by Chiropractor – Dr Kenzo Kase.

In the 1970’s Dr. Kase began searching for a sports taping method which could assist in the healing of traumatised tissue and muscles. He found that joint pain often resulted from the abnormal function of muscles and myo-fascial tissues around the joint rather than from the joint itself.

Scientific studies have not shown a significant difference with applying the tape in one direction or another to either activate or inhibit a muscle. We suggest applying the tape in the most practical manner, using clinical reasoning as to where the tape should start and stop to improve outcomes with your treatment. Kinesiology tape is an excellent tool in every doctor’s tool box.

Functions of Kinesio tape:

– Helps to normalise muscle function

– Improves lymphatic and blood flow

– Pain reduction and management

– Helps to correct Joint and tissue dysfunction.

Kinesio Tape is an elastic adhesive tape that does not restrict motion like conventional athletic tape. It is used extensively by sports teams and athletes throughout the world.

Kinesio Tape Reduces:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Scar Tissue
  • Muscle Activity

Kinesio Tape Improves:

  • Healing
  • Posture
  • Nerve Receptors
  • Muscle Contraction

The reality is you don’t need to take a course at all to learn how to tape. Taking a course should complement the basics of application and expand your understanding of just how complimentary kinesiology tape can be to your current patient care.

At Spinewise, we feel that our information creates a well-rounded knowledge base of tape, skin, movement and fascia. We truly want to share these new concepts and create a society that understands our biggest perceptual organ; the skin.

THE TAPING doesn’t have to be complicated at all. There should be the least amount of tape applied to get the job done. Cutting the tape into all sorts of shapes can get very complicated. Ultimately, the comfort and duration of wear of the application should be the most important factors in how the tape is applied.

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