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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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Sciatica – Understanding Pain For A Cure

sciatica

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates across the road of the sciatic nerve, which divisions from the back throughout your hips and buttocks and down. Commonly sciatica impacts just a single side of the body.

 

Sciatica mostly takes place each time a herniated disk, bone spur in the backbone or portion of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses a section of their nerve. This induces inflammation, swelling, and frequent numbness in the leg.

 

Even though pain associated with sciatica might be acute, most cases fix with non-operative treatments in a couple of weeks. Individuals who have intense sedation, which is related to significant leg fatigue or gut or kidney fractures may be candidates for operation.

Treatment Of Sciatica

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Physical treatment

The objective of physical therapy would always be to find exercise motions that reduce gastric pain by reducing pressure in the guts. A course of exercise regularly comprises stretches to increase the flexibility of muscles along with aerobic fitness exercise, like walking. The therapist could also recommend exercises to strengthen the muscles of your spine, abdomen, and thighs.

Spinal medications

A shot of a cortisone-similar to anti-inflammatory medicine in the back can decrease swelling and swelling of the nerve roots, which allows for greater freedom.

Surgery

Surgery may be required for individuals who don’t respond to traditional therapy, who’ve progressing outward symptoms, also are experiencing intense pain.

Surgical choices include:

Microdiscectomy – It is an operation used to eliminate fragments of a herniated disk drive.

Laminectomy – In this treatment, the removal of bone covering the spinal cord (lamina), and tissues that are causing pressure on the aching nerve is performed.

Acupuncture can help muscle spasms, which frequently occur in addition to sedation. Biofeedback is also a choice to help manage pain and relieve stress, that may influence your capacity to deal with pain.

All these treatments are exclusively available on Spinewise Clinic in Bowmanville.

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Understanding Sciatica – Symptoms and Causes

sciatica

Sciatica alludes to pain that emanates along the way of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips & rear end and down each leg. Commonly, sciatica influences just a single side of your body.Sciatica most generally happens when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine packs some portion of the nerve. This causes irritation, pain and regularly some deadness in the influenced leg.

Despite the fact that the pain related with Sciatica can be extreme, most cases resolve without operative treatments in half a month. Individuals who have serious sciatica that is related with noteworthy leg shortcoming or gut or bladder changes may be possibility for medical procedure.

Symptoms

Pain that emanates from your lower (lumbar) spine to your butt and down the back of your leg is the sign of sciatica. You may feel the inconvenience anyplace along the nerve pathway, yet it’s particularly liable to pursue a way from your low back to your butt and the back of your thigh and calf.

The pain can differ widely, from mild to sharp, burning sensations or agonizing pain. Once in a while it can feel like a shock or electric stun. Well it may be more awful when you cough or sneeze, and delayed sitting can disturb indications. Typically just a single side of your body is influenced.

A few people likewise have numbness, shivering or muscle weakness in the influenced leg or foot. You may have pain in one piece of your leg and numbness in another part.

Causes

  • Herniated disk
  • Bone spurs on spine

Sciatica happens when the sciatic nerve winds up squeezed, generally by a herniated disc in your spine or by an overgrown bone on your vertebrae. All the more once in a while, the nerve can be compacted by a tumor or harmed by a disease, for example, diabetes.

Visit Spinewise clinic to get treated for sciatica with safer techniques.

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