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Chiropractic is the art, science and philosophy of locating, detecting and assisting with the correction of misalignment/subluxation of the spinal bones (vertebrae) and related joints using hands only for adjusting.
In our Family Practice we use a variety of Chiropractic techniques:
- Spinal Decompression /Leander Traction
- Cox Flexion/Distraction manipulation
- Active Muscle Release
- Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy
During your visit to our office we will determine what exercises are appropriate for your specific injury or condition.
You will be advised to do daily exercises and stretches (home care) to better maintain your posture and overall health.
Did you know that 25% of the bones in the body are in your feet?
Your feet are a complex system of 52 bones, 66 joints, 214 ligaments, 38 muscles and tendons. It is no wonder that 75% of North Americans will experience foot health problems of varying degrees, at some point in their lives.
You could be walking in comfort with professionally fitted custom Orthotics.
At Murrayville family Chiropractic, we offer high-quality custom made Orthotics manufactured by The Orthotic Group to help reduce the effects caused by improper ankle and foot function.
Custom Orthotics are covered in whole or part by most supplemental insurance plans. Also, the prescription rights for Orthotics varies, so be sure to check with your plan provider.
Yes, subluxations do occur in children and are often present with little or no symptoms. The birth process is very traumatic for the body and can certainly cause enough pressure for a subluxation to occur.
Subluxations can occur when the child is born, when learning to walk (they can tumble and fall 150-200 times per day!), when they are older (playing sports and games which cause all types of trauma) and when they are involved in organized sports.
What is really critical is that children have certain windows of development that are often only open for a short period of time. This is directed by the neural system which is actually the first system formed in a child's development. If this neural system is being interfered with, from subluxation, you are limiting your child's potential. Our chiropractic moms claim their chiropractic children are more expressive, have a better immune system, and concentrate better. Chiropractic is about having the best for your child.
Safety is our number one concern when working with your child. An adjustment for your child involves light pressure (about the pressure used to check if a tomato is ripe). An unchecked subluxation in a young child can lead to curvature of the spine causing chronic problems for the child as an adult. Children usually need fewer adjustments, as they do not have the years of damage. Imagine if you did not go to the dentist for 20-30 years? The earlier you begin taking care of your back health, the better.
Everyone says you look wonderful! Now you can feel wonderful too!
There are few things in life that put more stress on your spine than pregnancy. Your spine must adapt to posture and weight changes with each passing month and lower back pain commonly occurs. Many women have come to accept that back pain accompanies pregnancy, but it shouldn't have to. Your body was made to compensate and adapt naturally to pregnancy and if you are experiencing aches and pains, something else is wrong and needs to be addressed. Not just for you, but for your developing and growing child as well.
We use special techniques and equipment that will make you comfortable no matter what your stage of pregnancy. You'll be relaxed and best of all, you'll say good-bye to that aching back. Dr. Bartnik is specially trained to locate and correct the problems that are causing your back pain. As well, many women who receive adjustments during pregnancy find that labour is shorter and more comfortable after having received chiropractic care during pregnancy.
Whether your pain is the result of traumatic injury, overuse, stress- massage therapy can help to resolve your pain and improve mobility. At Murrayville Family Chiropractic, we will integrate and prescribe massage therapy as indicated by your condition.
In general, massage increases circulation, which helps muscles begin to soften and lengthen. Gentle kneading and stretching can also help to lengthen contracted muscles. Other massage techniques can release trigger points, muscle knots and realign injured muscle fibers.
Massage also triggers the body's relaxation response and helps you become aware of areas of chronic tension or postural problems and how these affect your body on your daily life. Using this knowledge, you can take preventative measures to help control your pain. Massage can help support your ongoing good health and well-being.