We often have new patients ask us which one of our services is the best fit for their needs. Here's an outline of what Chiropractic and Osteopathy treatments are, how they are similar, and how they differ from one another. The truth is that both chiropractors and osteopaths are equally great options for treatment and it ultimately comes down to personal preference and the root cause of your pain.
Waterloo Chiropractor Clinic
We treat back pain, neck pain, whiplash, arthritis, headaches, sports injuries and repetitive strain with our Chiropractic services in Waterloo. We also specialize in Active Release Techniques ®.
Chiropractic care is a hands-on, non-invasive, health care discipline that concentrates on adjustments of the neuromusculoskeletal system, mainly from the spine. Chiropractors provide diagnoses, treatments and preventative care for disorders related to the pelvis, nervous system, spine and joints. Chiropractors use a wide array of treatments, all of which are targeted towards the unique needs of the individual patient.
In Canada, Chiropractors must complete a four-year accredited Chiropractic program, followed by an internship and qualifying examinations to be a licensed Chiropractor in a province of their choosing. Doctors are not needed to provide a referral to a Chiropractor, making Chiropractic treatments easily accessible to patients in Kitchener and Waterloo.
There Are Many Reasons To Seek Care From Our Chiropractor in Waterloo, Ontario including:
- Work and Sports injuries
- Neck pain and Upper Back Pain
- General Back and Lower Back Pain
- Whiplash from Motor Vehicle Accidents or Sports
- Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs
- Arthritis and inflammatory diseases
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and other Strains and Sprains
Chiropractic care is also a primary method of treatment for chronic conditions that patients in Kitchener and Waterloo experience. It also supports other complimentary practices and treatments of the musculoskeletal system (such as Acupuncture). Patient surveys reveal that Chiropractic treatment improves the general wellbeing of the patient through treating the neuromusculoskeletal elements of chronic conditions.
Chiropractic Care is regulated and recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces and American states. More than 1.2 million patients in Ontario depend on Chiropractic Care every year to assist them in leading a healthy, active lifestyle, and the Canadian Chiropractic Association predicts that Chiropractic Care will be integral to every healthcare team in Canada by 2023. Absolute Rehab Centre continues to be one of the rehabilitation centres that offers patients in the Kitchener and Waterloo region access to the best Chiropractic care in Southern Ontario well ahead of the predicted medical trend.
What To Expect During A Chiropractic Assessment
During your initial visit with a Chiropractor at Absolute Rehab, a complete health history will be gathered before they provide a diagnosis. Your Chiropractor will ask questions to get a full picture of your family health history and your lifestyle. They will also ask questions specific to the reason for your visit such as:
- When did you start having pain or problems?
- What are the areas affected by the pain?
- Is there anything that makes the pain better?
- Is there anything that makes the pain worse?
- Have you tried any other methods to resolve the problem?
- Have you had Chiropractic Adjustments before?
- Do you experience limitations because of the pain?
- What would you like to be able to do after Chiropractic treatments?
Your Chiropractor will then develop and implement a comprehensive treatment/management plan.
Making A Chiropractic Treatment Plan
As a part of your Chiropractic Treatment plan, your Chiropractor will ask you to come in to our for adjustments as necessary at Absolute Rehab Centre in Waterloo. Often, you will also be prescribed therapeutic exercises to complete on a daily basis at home to aid in your recovery, or nutritional and lifestyle advice your Chiropractor thinks will be beneficial.
Each patient we see at Absolute Rehab has unique needs and limitations. Every Chiropractic Treatment plan reflects the patient’s needs and can be adjusted at any time if necessary.
Meet Absolute Rehab Centre’s Chiropractor, Dr. Allensen
Dr. David Allensen is a Doctor of Chiropractic, and is a top provider of Chiropractic Care in the Kitchener and Waterloo region. While working at Absolute Rehab, Dr. Allensen provides patient-focused, evidenced based Chiropractic Care, using a variety of techniques. He ensures that all patients are comfortable and understand their Chiropractic Treatment plan.
In addition to Chiropractic Treatments, Dr. Allensen also accredited to provide Active Release Techniques® (ART®). Active Release Techniques® is a patented, state of the art, soft tissue therapy system developed by a Colorado Chiropractor, Dr. P. Michael Leahy to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Dr. Leahy designed ART® as a result of to treat soft tissue problems that were not responding to other treatment methods.
For more in depth information about Active Release Techniques® and the services we offer, please click here.
Chiropractic Therapy Cost and Rates
Please keep in mind that prices are for a single area of injury. Dr. Allensen may request reassessments at his discretion.
Reassessment (same injury)
Active Release Techniques
Student Health Network Chiropractor Rates
*prices are per single area of injury
*reassessments required at the discretion of your chiropractor