Here at Quinte Orthopedics, our chiropractor offers a multi-faceted approach to help resolve the underlying issue and more importantly help prevent it from returning.

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)

The nervous system dictates our motor patterns that control posture, movement and gait. These patterns are developed as we learn to move during the first years of our life. As we age and develop, we may deviate from these ideal patterns and begin to use more compensatory movement strategies. It is typically these compensation strategies that lead to chronic dysfunction and sometimes pain. The DNS approach aims to restore these original, more appropriate movement patterns through manual therapy and exercise ultimately restoring function.

Medical Acupuncture

The brain dictates our body's posture, gait mechanics and muscular tone. During times of dysfunction, perhaps from acute injury, or chronic pain problem our neural matrix changes. Our body alters itself to a hypervigilant and overly sensitive system. This may be represented by altered posture to relieve pressure on a pinched nerve, or an overactive muscle group protecting a recent ligament sprain.
Medical acupuncture utilizes a neurofunctional approach to help combat these dysfunctions and ultimately restore the neural matrix.

Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT)

Spinal manipulative therapy utilizes a high velocity, low amplitude thrust technique to help restore proper movement and optimize function of the spine. Manipulation is the cornerstone of chiropractic care as it was one of the first techniques utilized. However, it is now typically used in conjunction with other techniques and tools to help restore function rather than a stand-alone treatment.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial refers to the network of muscle as well as the fascial casing which surrounds it. Fascia is continuous throughout the body and is interconnected between muscle groups, often creating areas of tension. This tension can be the cause or result of improper movement and treating it can help resolve a pain pattern.

There are multiple different forms of myofascial release, such as Active Release Technique (ART) and Functional Range Release (FR), each offering their own viewpoint on myofascial treatment. Each of these methods can be utilized to help restore proper movement and function.