Are you experiencing muscle, joint, or nerve pain? At Tread Well, we have one of the leading teams of chiropractors in Burlington, Ontario. Our qualified practitioners provide some of the top chiropractic care in Burlington and the Halton region.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic treatment is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment, and preventative care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system, and joints.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by chiropractors is known as spinal manipulation (also known as chiropractic adjustment). Manipulation (or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues) restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness and allowing the afflicted tissues to heal. Our qualified practitioners provide some of the top chiropractic care in Burlington and nearby.
How Does Chiropractic Help?
The definition of rehabilitation concerning health and wellness is the “restoration, especially by therapeutic means, to an improved condition of physical function.”
Chiropractic care will help you recover from spinal-related problems and address any underlying causes of pain and discomfort. At Tread Well, our chiropractors will walk you through your recovery process and come up with an effective treatment plan. We will address specific problems such as:
Lower back bain
Neck pain & headaches
Rotator cuff injuries
Sports related injuries
Work place injuries
Motor vehicle accident
What Can I Expect During My Appointment?
During your first chiropractic appointment, your chiropractor performs a thorough assessment of your complaint or concern. This involves asking questions regarding your pain, health history, and more. After this initial discussion, your chiropractor conducts various tests to determine the proper course of treatment.
Whether you have an acute injury or are suffering from normal wear and tear, chiropractic care at Tread Well can help you recover from your injuries and live a more pain-free life. Our chiropractor will combine traditional hands-on therapy, with state of the art modalities to offer you fast and effective results that last.
The Tread Well team is here to support you in preventing injuries and pain before they happen. What prevention entails will depend on your current health status, age, daily activities, and current habits.
For some, prevention may simply be some direction for self-management strategies and home exercise advice. Others may benefit from more regular in-office care.
Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or somewhere in between, chiropractic care can help you achieve your fitness goals.
By having a rehabilitation professional assess your movement, you can prevent injuries and recover faster. You can also benefit from an improved range of motion, joint mobility, and better movement patterns — all of which may help you perform at a higher level.
Who Benefits From Chiropractic?
- Spinal or back pain
- Muscle stiffness
- Asthma and some lung/breathing and digestive problems
- Nervous system problems after sport injuries, motor vehicle accident
- Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder and neck
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- A desire for a non-invasive treatment alternative to surgery and medicine
- Joint problems such as arthritis, spondylitis or rheumatics
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Neck Pain
- Hip Bursitis
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis or Tear
- Knee Pain
- Golfers/Tennis Elbow
- Ankle Sprain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Back Pain
- Muscle Strain and Ligament Sprains
- Disc Herniation
What is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine, which changes the force and position of the spine.
This change takes pressure from the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine. In turn, this creates negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine.
Overall, this helps promote the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so that they can heal.
Non-surgical spinal decompression has been used to treat:
- Back and neck pain or sciatica (which is pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg)
- Bulging or herniated disks or degenerative disk disease
- Worn spinal joints (posterior facet syndrome)
- Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots
What Can I Expect From My Spinal Decompression Appointment?
During spinal decompression therapy, you will remain fully clothed. Your chiropractor or physiotherapist will fit you with a harness around your pelvis and another around your trunk. You either lie face down or face up on a computer-controlled table.
Your chiropractor or physiotherapist operates the computer, customizing treatment to your specific needs. The treatment may last as long as 30 to 45 minutes and you may require 20 to 28 treatments over five to seven weeks.
Before or after therapy, you may have other types of treatment, such as:
- Electrical stimulation (electric current that causes specific muscles to contract)
- Ultrasound (the use of sound waves to generate heat and promote healing)
- Heat or cold therapy
Dr. Zachary CassidyBsc. DC.
Dr. Zachary Cassidy is a licensed chiropractor who has been practicing in the Golden Horseshoe since 2012. With a background in exercise science and working in the fitness industry, he takes an overall function and rehabilitative approach to patient care.
In addition to “the adjustment,” he provides a wide range of therapies — including muscle release techniques and modalities (shockwave, laser, ultrasound, IFC, Tens). He encourages movement-based solutions in the form of exercises, to assist in the recovery process.
When not at Tread Well he enjoys hiking the escarpment with his wife and trying new restaurants in the region.
Visit our Burlington chiropractic clinic and book your appointment with Dr. Zachary Cassidy or a Tread Well Burlington physio today!