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Be pain free with physiotherapy!

Tackle that nagging body pain at its source and trade in band-aid fixes for a meaningful, long-term solution by exploring your physiotherapy options! A drug-free approach to healthcare, physiotherapists work in partnership with patients of all ages to break down the barriers to physical function whether that means helping people come back from illness and chronic disease, injury and surgery, industrial and motor vehicle accidents, or the wear and tear of age-related conditions. Through its emphasis on physical rehabilitation exercises and manual therapy specifically targeted at your problem areas, non-invasive laser/ultrasound therapy, and, if needed, orthopedic assessment, alone or in conjunction with massage and traditional Chinese medicine physiotherapy is a popular choice among many who suffer from pain whether in the back or neck or joint pain in the hips, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows or shoulders.

A staple of health insurance plans, physiotherapy has been tested and proven to be effective in the treatment and management of both injury-related as well as chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, stroke and traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and a range of respiratory conditions. In contrast to surgical lasers, our state of the art therapeutic lasers help to treat injuries and mend soft tissue without breaking the skin or causing discomfort.Whether you have specific issue to tackle or are seeking preventative care to help your body perform at its best and most efficient, our experienced physiotherapist Ron has the tools, equipment, and knowledge to get your body working for you and not the other way around this summer and beyond!

Adjust into Spring with our Chiropractor!

With the warmer weather gearing up, chiropractic can be a great tool in preparing your body to be active!

A chiropractor’s approach is to diagnose, treat and prevent disorders related to the spine and joints as well as the central nervous system. In Ontario alone, over 2 million people rely on a chiropractor to give them the support and relief they need to live healthy, active lives. Chiropractic focuses on the manipulation of the musculoskeletal system to relieve stiffness, restore motion to joints, and target chronic pain. From sports injuries, to lower back and neck pain, to arthritis, chiropractic care offers a non-invasive method of realigning and rehabilitating your body back to its full capacity.

Whether you’re coming in for a monthly adjustment or have a specific injury you need addressed, our chiropractor Dr. Alan Starcevic can devise a treatment plan to help get your body feeling its best and functioning at full strength!

Patient Story 1: Eczema

As our second blog post I thought I would share my own personal story at DHC.  I will rewind to 2008, it was a cold winter and I was having this agonizing pain in my left shoulder.  As long as I remember it had always been there, but I had accepted for what it was.  After finishing up my degree and realizing that I probably shouldn’t be in this pain all time I thought it might be a good idea to visit my family doctor and see what was up.  She referred me to a physiotherapist due to structural pain in my left shoulder.  After two unsuccessful visits at another clinic I stumbled across DHC.  I had my initial assessment with Ron our physiotherapist and he went on to diagnose me with a 5mm length discrepancy in my left leg.  Why had no one ever told me this before?  He prescribed some custom orthotics and after about a few months my pain had virtually subsided.  Aside from my regular maintience visits with Ron my shoulder has been pain free.

For all my life I had suffered from really bad eczema.  I had tried virtually everything, cortisone cremes, moisturizers, special soaps, numerous visits to dermatologist and although there were minor improvements I was never able to rid of the pesky rash.  Ron, recommended that I see one of our Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners. Being skeptical I agreed to a visit.  I thought to myself, I have tried virtually everything else, this can’t hurt!  Not knowing anything about TCM I dove right in and started on a course of acupuncture treatments.  Combined with some herbal remedies it took about 3 to 4 months for my skin to improve and now almost 4 years later I am virtually eczema free.  Four years later I have learned what environmental factors may trigger my eczema and for the first time I am controlling the rash, not the rash controlling me. Of course this came with some hard work and dietary modification but by following the recommendations that Vu gave me after each consultation I have been effictively been able to control my eczema.  I will let pictures speak for themself.

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Until next time!

The DHC Team