Welcome to SpineWise Dr. Stephanie Drinkle
Dr. Drinkle grew up in Oshawa, and attended R.S. McLaughlin C.V.I. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with honours from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2014. She recently received the designation Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and is excited to join our team of pain relievers at SpineWise.
Through her own experiences and witnessing the many benefits of chiropractic care first-hand, she believes everyone at any age can benefit from manual therapy. She is passionate about providing care to people at all stages of life.
Stephanie is certified in Clinical Acupuncture and trained in Active Release Therapy. Dr. Drinkle utilizes many different treatment options, such as myofascial release therapy, drop piece and manual adjusting, vibration therapy, and exercise and rehabilitation. She especially loves working with the altheltic and geriatric population. Outside of practice, you will find Stephanie indulging in her passions of hockey, weight lifting, hiking and curling!
Read below to learn more about Dr. Drinkle’s treatment options
Acupuncture is a form of treatment that involves inserting very thin needles through a person’s skin at specific points on the body, to various depths.
Research suggests that it can help relieve pain, and it is used for a wide range of other complaints.
Active Release Therapy
Active Release Therapy (ART), also called Active Release Technique, is a non-invasive manual therapy technique that works to correct soft tissue restrictions that cause pain and mobility issues. The goal is to break down scar tissue and adhesions in order to optimize function in the body.
The technique can be applied to both acute and chronic conditions involving the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial pain shows up in all sorts of different ways: you could have lost some flexibility after an injury, noticed painful “knots” in your muscles that are restricting your movement or have ongoing pain in your legs, shoulder, hips or back.
Maybe you’ve tried other treatments with little or no success. Myofascial release therapy could be the answer to your chronic pain.
Myofascial release therapy is a therapeutic approach that can be used to treat myofascial pain syndrome. It’s a hands-on technique that works to relax, lengthen and realign your fascia. The goal is to bring you pain relief, as well as give you back your full range of motion.
This is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one most familiar to patients. The diversified adjustment entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic adjustment). As the name implies, the diversified technique can be used to adjust many of the joints in the body.