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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

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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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Pain That Moves Through the Sciatic Nerve

sciatic-nerve-painSciatica treatment – the medical condition of sciatica is probably something you have heard about before. This kind of back pain really can get to a person. If you are actually suffering from sciatica pain, it is a terrible interference to the normal activities in daily life.

Sciatica occurs due to the firmness at the base of the spine. This compression leads to pain in the lower back and gluteal region of the body. This pain travels to ankle, calf, thighs and knee. Real Sciatica happens when the pain reaches the knees and the ankles. For more info on sciatica treatment in Bowmaville, visit http://www.spinewise.ca/sciatica-bowmanville-chiropractor/.

Sciatica actually is the pain that moves through the sciatic nerve – the longest nerve in your body. This nerve starts from your spinal cord to your hips and down to the leg. The pain therefore moves along this nerve and the parts of body it connects. Sciatica actually may not be problem in itself. It may have other inherent causes which are connected to the sciatic nerve like herniated disk.

Sciatica can reduce your mobility and normal daily activities considerably. However, there is no need to lose hope. There are many sciatica treatments both clinical and home based which can help cure and manage sciatica and reduce pain.

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