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Want to Understand Chiropractic?

Then be aware of these 7 principles:

Your body is under the control of the brain and nervous system as long as you are alive.

Your brain is protected by the skull, and your spinal cord is protected by the spinal column.

Spinal bones move out of normal alignment and interrupt your normal nerve flow.

This disruption of normal nerve flow is referred to as a vertebral subluxation.

It is vital to know that subluxations can be silent; causing problems long before symptoms occur.

Chiropractors find subluxations, and by preforming a spinal adjustment, facilitate a return of normal nerve supply.

Normal nerve supply results in a greater expression of LIFE for you!

*Based on an article by Robert Crystal, DC.

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It’s a beautiful day to save spines!

Today is the day to start making changes. Why today you ask? Well why not today?

Have you been suffering from headaches, back pain, neck pain, anxiety and/or stress?

We can help you. We use the latest in technologies to get you faster results.

Visit our website today to see what all we help treat and how our services can work for you!

www.spinewise.ca

Give us a call to book your appointment 905-623-8388.

 

SpineWise is a busy multidisciplinary clinic downtown Bowmanville, Ontario.

We have been in business for over 2 decades helping the community of Bowmanville and surrounding areas.

We offer services such as chiropractic care, physiotherapy, registered massage therapy and chiropody.

We direct bill to most insurance companies, we accept MVA clients and WSIB clients as well.

SpineWise

98 King Street West Bowmanville, ON
L1C 1R2

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Phone: 905-623-8388
Fax: 905-623-6282

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Registered Massage Therapy

What is a Registered Massage Therapist?

A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professionals Act and the Massage Therapy Act. Only members of the CMTO are permitted to use the title of Registered Massage Therapist or Massage Therapist, or the designation of RMT or MT.

A Registered Massage Therapist:

  • Is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
  • Has completed competency-based education at a recognized school of massage therapy
  • Has successfully completed examinations to ensure that they have the necessary competencies to safely and effectively offer massage therapy care
  • Maintains their registration by participating in continuing education and a quality assurance program to ensure they maintain their high professional standards and quality of care
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) is the regulatory body for Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in Ontario. They protect the public interest by ensuring the competency and quality of care provided by Massage Therapists. All RMTs in Ontario are required to be registered with the CMTO. Individuals who are not registered with the CMTO are not permitted to practice massage therapy in Ontario or call themselves Massage Therapists in Ontario.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with every day occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
Massage therapy should only be provided by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). An RMT is a primary healthcare provider in Ontario and anyone may visit an RMT of their choice.
Massage therapy can be used as a treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.
The services of an RMT are not covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP); however, many extended health benefit plans will cover all or part of the services provided by an RMT. A referral or prescription is not required to visit an RMT, although some insurance companies may require this. Massage therapy treatments may also be reimbursed by automobile insurance companies, if the client was in a motor vehicle accident, or in the case of workplace injuries, by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy treatments provided by a Registered Massage Therapist can offer significant benefits for a variety of conditions and for diverse patient populations. Whether you need to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, massage therapy can enhance your overall well-being. Massage therapy can help alleviate musculoskeletal disorders associated with everyday stress, muscular overuse, physical manifestation of mental distress and many persistent pain syndromes.
Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing muscular tension
Massage therapy can treat both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury, rehabilitation and disability.
Massage therapy can prove beneficial to many conditions, including but not limited to the following:
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma and Emphysema
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Edema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Lymphoedema
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Tension and Spasm
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy and Labor Support
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Stress and Stress-Related Conditions
  • Stroke
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash
Massage therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program. This includes sports training, injury prevention, ongoing stress management and more!
Your massage therapist will require an overall picture of your current health and a detailed health history in order to design a treatment plan that’s right for you. If a massage therapist determines that your condition would be better treated by another healthcare professional, they will make the appropriate referral.

Information provided by the RMTAO website

 

We at SpineWise have three RMT’s working in our office who are taking appointments. Give us a call to book your appointment at 905-623-8388

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The Basics Of Migraine And Its Types

Headaches are extreme, repeating, and agonizing cerebral pains. They can be gone before or joined by visible cautioning signs and different symptoms.

Headaches are extreme, repeating, and agonizing cerebral pains. They can be gone before or joined by visible cautioning signs and different symptoms.

The extraordinary pain that headache causes can keep going for a considerable length of time or even days.

The actual cause of Migraines is yet unknown. It is believed that they are caused due to abnormal activity in the brain. This may affect communication system of nerves as well as blood vessels and chemicals in the brain.

 

Types Of Migraine-

  • Migraine With Aura-  It’s worst kind of migraine, The patient experiences confusing thoughts, blurred vision or blind spots, difficulty in speaking or blank patches in the vision, extreme and unusual headache or loss of sensation. Hallucinations may also occur.
  • Migraine Without Aura- About 70-90% of patients of migraine suffer from this; Sensory disturbances do not occur in it. 
  • Chronic Migraine- Any migraine attacking the sufferer over 15 days a month.
  • Menstrual Migraine- Migraine that attacks in a pattern connected to the menstrual cycle.
  • Abdominal Migraine- This syndrome occurs when migraine attacks get connected to the irregular functioning of the abdomen. Usually occurs in children under 14 years.
  • Migraine with Brainstem Aura- This kind of migraine is very rare and triggers serious neurological symptoms, like affected speech.

Headaches can pursue an atmosphere of unsettling influences pursued by a severe cerebral pain that regularly shows up on one side of the head. They will, in general, influence individuals aged 15 to 55 years.

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Stages Of The Migraines & Their Symptoms

migraineA migraine can have up to four stages, and every one of them has various symptoms. Not every person encounters each of the four stages or the majority of the indications, and one attack can differ from the next. A few side effects can happen amid more than one stage.

Here are the four potential stages and a portion of the potential manifestations of those migraine stages.

1.Pro-drome

The pro-drome is the principal potential period of a migraine, and it can start hours or days before other stages. It’s occasionally called “pre cerebral pain” or “premonitory stage.” Between 30% and 40% of individuals living with headache experience the pro-drome, and for those living with migraine, it very well may be extremely useful because of the fact that it can fill in as a yellow light of sorts, a notice that an attack is coming. When you comprehend what a portion of the pro-drome indications are, you may find that you experience it, yet never acknowledged it.

Possible pro-drome symptoms include:

  • Aphasia: Trouble discovering words and speaking
  • Blockage or loose bowels
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Yawning in excess
  • Fatigue
  • Nourishment desires
  • Hyperactivity
  • Increased recurrence of urine
  • Mood swings — feeling depressed and irritated
  • Pain in neck
  • Lethargy

2. Aura

Aura may happen previously or during headaches. Many people experience headaches without aura.Aura are side effects of the sensory system. They are typically visual unsettling influences, for example, flashes of light or wavy, criss cross vision. In some cases auras can likewise be contacting sensations (tangible), development (engine) or discourse (verbal) aggravations. Your muscles may get frail, or you may feel as if somebody is contracting you. Every one of these manifestations more often than not starts step by step, develops more than a few minutes and goes on for 20 to an hour.

Instances of migraine aura include:

  • Visual wonders, for example, seeing different shapes, brilliant spots or flashes of light
  • Vision misfortune
  • Sticks and needles sensations in an arm or leg
  • Shortcoming or deadness in the face or one side of the body
  • Trouble talking
  • Hearing commotions or music
  • Wild snapping or different developments

Now and again, a migraine with aura might be related with appendage shortcoming (hemiplegic headache).

3.Attack

A migraine more often than not endures from four to 72 hours if untreated. The recurrence with which headache happen fluctuates from individual to individual. Headaches might be uncommon, or strike a few times each month.

During a headache, you may experience:

  • Pain on one side or the two sides of your head
  • Pain that feels throbbing or beating
  • Affectability to light, sounds, and here and there scents and contact
  • Queasiness and heaving
  • Obscured vision
  • Unsteadiness, in some cases pursued by blacking out

4.Post-drome

The last stage, known as post-drome, happens after a migraine attack. You may feel depleted and washed out, while a few people feel elated. For around 24 hours, you may likewise experience:

  • Confusion
  • Moodiness
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Sensitivity to light and sound

Book an appointment today at Spinewise Clinic in Bowmanville to get free from your migraine headaches and get back to the life free of all pains.

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