Welcome to Discover Health Centre
The Doctor of Chiropractic works directly with the nerves, muscles and joints of the body. These are the essential parts of the body that control your posture and your ability to move. When these parts of your body do not function well or are injured, they present as common conditions like neck and back pain, headaches, arthritis, whiplash, sprains and strains. These conditions represent some of the most common reasons for going to see any healthcare provider. The Doctor of Chiropractic is a neuromusculoskeletal specialist, specifically trained to provide, what is widely accepted in the healthcare community, as one of the most effective treatments for the above conditions. Since chiropractors are primary health care providers you do not need a referral to go to a chiropractor.
We use both instrument (PulstarFRAS, Neuromechanical, Activator and Torque Release) and manual (Diversified, Gonstead and Thompson) adjusting techniques at Discover Health Centre. The PulstarFRAS (Fixation Recording and Analysis System) is a computer guided spinal analysis and adjustment. The instrument utilizes precision controlled, low force multiple impulses to provide a gentle adjustment. This is very different in comparing other techniques. The computer analyzes your spine with a gentle tap and displays the areas of your spine that need to be treated. Using the computer, the chiropractor adjusts your spine with multiple low force taps. A post analysis of your spine is then taken to confirm the correct adjustment took place. The PulstarFRAS is able to store your visits and graph your treatment progress, so that you can compare one treatment to the next to see the improvement that has been attained.
Naturopathic Medicine is a comprehensive approach to improving health and treating illness. Focusing on prevention and using natural substances and treatments, Naturopathic doctors (NDs) support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. The primary goal of naturopathic treatment is to address the cause of illness, rather than treat or suppress symptoms. The client is seen as a whole person, and the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions are all taken into account when diagnosing and developing a treatment plan. Virtually all chronic and many acute conditions may benefit from naturopathic treatment. Some of the most common conditions brought to NDs include
– Digestion, Constipation, IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis
– Fertility, Enhancing Pregnancy, PMS, Menopausal symptoms
– Chronic Fatigue, Allergies, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia
– Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Rosacea
– Bladder infections, Yeast infections
– Colds and flu, Ear and throat infections, Headaches
– Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Prostate issues, Impotence
– Anxiety , Depression, Insomnia, Hyperactivity
– High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure
Naturopathic treatments include a number of different types of natural therapies. Each therapy can be used alone or in combination.
Naturopathic Treatments Include:
Clinical nutrition examines the relationship between diet and health. Special detoxification diets may be recommended as well as diets for weight loss, diabetes, candidiasis, allergies, skin conditions, arthritis, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and pro-biotics may also be prescribed.
The use of plants for healing dates back to the beginnings of civilization and is the foundation of modern pharmacology. Plant substances from around the world are used for their nutritional value and healing effects.
Based on the principle of like cures like homeopathic medicine was developed in the 1700s. Minute amounts of natural substances are used to stimulate the bodys self healing abilities.
Based on the concept of balancing the flow of energy (Chi) through meridian pathways, acupuncture is used to rebalance the organ systems and reduce pain caused by blockages in the flow of energy in the body.
Physical treatments used by ND’s include a variety of hands on techniques performed in the clinic or given to the client to do at home. The physical medicine treatments offered by Christine Slonetsky ND include hydrotherapy, and alpha-stim. For more information on alpha-stim, please see www.alpha-stim.com
Physical, emotional, nutritional and environmental factors affect health. In addition to her Naturopathic training, Christine Slonetsky ND has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. She offers lifestyle counseling and individual counseling to address emotional issues.
The practice of Massage Therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain. (Massage Therapy Act, 1991) Massage Therapy is an effective modality in treating numerous soft tissue problems associated with pain and dysfunction, such as:
– Back /Neck pain
– Carpal Tunnel and TMJ Syndrome
Massage Therapy is recommended for pregnancy, infants and adults for rehabilitation, improved joint mobility, well-being and relaxation.
Our Canadian Certified Pedorthist specializes in the treatment of several lower limb conditions through the use of custom made foot orthotics. Custom orthotics can be made of hard or soft materials depending on the patient and the condition to be treated. Orthotics are designed to alter or control improper foot mechanics, which may be the causing pain. Orthotics can also be used to offload areas of the foot that have high pressure.
– plantar fasciitis (sharp pain in the arches or heels)
– heel pain
– shin splints/medial tibial stress syndrome (shin pain)
– leg length discrepancy (may cause pain I. other parts of the body due to compensation)
– flat feet/Pes planus
– high arches/ Pes cavus
– patella femoral pain syndrome (knee pain)
– ankle sprains/strains
– knee sprains/strains
– Metatarsalgia (pain on the front or ball of the foot)
– Morton’s neuroma (tingling/numbness or burning that radiates into the toes
– Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (pain on the inside of the ankle)
– hip pain
– back pain
Our Pedorthist also provides patient education on their condition, proper footwear education and recommendations, as well as stretching and strengthening exercises for certain conditions.