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Waterloo Chiropractor Clinic
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
5 Ways to Use Chiropractic Care
Which of the five benefits of chiropractic care will you choose?
You may have heard the old saying, “once you go to the chiropractor…”
However, how long you choose to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you. Because there are five ways to benefit:
1) Relief Care
Many people begin here. Pain prompts them to begin chiropractic care.
If you stop care as soon as you feel better, you’ll invite a relapse. Muscles and soft tissues do most of their healing after symptoms disappear.
How much do you really know about back pain? Enjoy these good-to-know facts surrounding myths about pain in your body and what it could mean for you.
Myth 1: Back Pain is a Normal Part of Aging
Fact: Just because you’re adding more candles to your birthday cake doesn’t mean it’s normal to add back pain to your life.
Sure, getting older may make us more susceptible to certain illnesses or diseases that can cause back pain, but there are steps you can take to actively diminish it and keep your spine healthy—like chiropractic care.
Why Choose Ongoing Chiropractic Care?
“If I start chiropractic care, do I have to keep going forever?”
It’s a common myth associated with chiropractic care that is simply not true.
While we’re happy to help our patients feel better by bringing them out of pain with chiropractic care, having to go forever isn’t the case.
Even though a course of care varies for each person, one thing is true—we aim to make you a partner in your health.
Summer is upon us once again, which means so is another gardening season and for many Canadians associated back, neck and extremity pain. Many of us fail to recognize the relatively high intensity activity gardening can be on our bodies. Raking, hoeing, bending and kneeling are all motions which can, if performed incorrectly over extended periods of time, place tremendous stress on the muscles, tendons, ligaments and skeleton of the human frame potentially leading to injury. Following a few basic steps can significantly reduce your chances of injury this season.