Contrary to common opinion, you don’t need to have a severe or debilitating injury to take advantage of the benefits of physiotherapy. There are many less dramatic signs, which indicate that you could use a physiotherapy session. Not Sleeping Well When pain affects your sleep it’s time for to see a physiotherapist. Whether you have difficulty falling asleep, are awoken throughout the night by minor pain and discomfort, or just cannot get comfortable during the night, you needn’t suffer in silence. Physiotherapy sessions can make your body less stressed and relaxed. A Pain Problem When you have a pain that simply will not go away or comes and goes, and the pain is interfering with your enjoyment of basic and simple movements, a physiotherapist can help. Physiotherapy can improve your range of motion and overall mobility while helping to alleviate your pain. Pain from Sitting at Your Desk When you Continue reading →

  The name “whiplash” is no accident, although it’s often caused by one. Imagine the motion of somebody cracking a whip; they raise their arm high then bring it forward in a sharp surge, moving it as fast as they can while keeping their body still. Next, they halt the act as abruptly as they can. The sudden cessation of velocity causes – CRACK!!! – the whip to make its sharp, angry noise. In a whiplash injury, the neck is travelling forwards at dangerously fast speeds, while the body is not. The neck surges, and if the motion is halted abruptly, the neck absorbs that sharp, angry interruption. This is not a sequence of events the body is well adapted to accommodate, so injury often results. Why the “Car” Connection? Whiplash, then, is a soft tissue injury of the neck. The sequence of events described above occurs most commonly during Continue reading →

Running. Sports. Accidents. Even sitting. There are a variety of reasons that men, women and children of all ages might develop sore joints and muscles. It’s not just a problem for seniors and the highly active—the reason people need physiotherapy and chiropractic services are as wide ranging as the treatments that are available to relieve the pain. If you or someone you love are experiencing sore joints and muscles, it’s important to know what treatment options and techniques are available to help. At Chiro-Med, we take an integrated approach to physical medicine and provide a range of state-of-the-art solutions for relieving the sore joints and muscles of anyone in the Richmond Hill or Newmarket, Ontario area.

There are many people who wonder whether or not chiropractors are real doctors. So are chiropractors doctors in Canada? Absolutely! A Doctor of Chiropractic involves a Degree in Chiropractic that all chiropractors in North America, including Canada must obtain in order to practice their skill. Chiropractic medicine is a healthcare profession dealing with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic medicine entails manual and manipulative therapy for the treatment of joint dysfunctions and pain. Are chiropractors doctors in Canada? Yes, they are. Chiropractors, like all primary contact health practitioners must complete certain training and education before being licensed to practice chiropractic medicine. Their licensure involves 12 months of clinical internship, as well as a total of three exams in their fourth year of study. Canadian accrediting standards are higher than those in the United States, and requirements for getting admitted into the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree program Continue reading →

Physical rehabilitation to regain your flexibility and alleviate pain. The need for physical rehabilitation may seem obvious when you have sustained a severe wound that requires surgery or other medical treatment, but what do you do when you present no apparent physical injury but you continue to experience pain in different areas of your body? The effects of minor auto injury and whiplash are initially bearable and the pain is not severe enough to be hospitalized. Many people do not even consider seeking professional help in case of such injuries. The question is: do you really need physical rehabilitation at this point? Yes, you do, and it is a big mistake not to inquire about professional help and allow the pain to become chronic. There are people who continue to suffer from pain or dysfunction years after a so called minor accident injury. There are others who face new symptoms in addition to Continue reading →

Among the variety of different physiotherapy treatments to help fight injury and restore strength, you’ll find K-Taping, technically known as “kinesio taping.”  K-taping is a non-invasive treatment that as you might have guessed, uses kinesio tape as part of the process.  In fact, it is the main part of the process and it is effective at treating several common issues. What Is It? Basically, K-taping is a process of applying a special tape to various parts of the body in order to reduce pain or swelling and increase range of motion. Do I Need It? Your need for K-taping will ultimately be determined by your physiotherapist, but it is a useful treatment for anyone who has experienced an injury or condition that is limiting range of motion and causing pain.  In some cases, K-taping might seem like the most logical choice and won’t be prescribed and other times it will.  It really goes on Continue reading →

Traditional athletic tapes are designed to restrict the movement of affected muscles and joints of your body to quicken the healing process. Kinesio taping therapy has a fundamentally different approach. It is designed to allow your muscles and joints a range of free of motions so that they can heal by themselves thorough natural biomechanical processes. More importantly, it allows you to continue training and engaging in sporting activities despite your injuries. The Kinesio tape can stretch up to 130 – 140% of its original length. The high elasticity of this adhesive tape gives your muscles much needed support through a range of motions. If properly applied, it can cure a variety of physical injuries and dysfunctions. The main benefits of the therapy are: Supports the muscles: The support it provides improves your muscle’s ability to contract, reduces the feeling of pain and prevents muscle cramp, overextension and over-contraction. Improves the flow Continue reading →

Physiotherapy is used to help restore movement and normal function back to the body in cases of injury, disability, and illness. Each individual case is different in how it has affected the body and therefore the time that someone will need physiotherapy treatment can vary. Individuals that will experience long treatments have a few things in common: • They have had the condition for a long time. They may have been born with a problem or held off dealing with it for a while so it will take longer to cure. • Patients who do not visit their physiotherapist frequently and neglect their stretching and exercising at home will extend their physiotherapy treatment time. • Other factors that will lead to a longer physiotherapy treatment are your age and medical history. Being older can impact your healing as your bones and muscles are more sensitive and weak. Your medical history impacts your Continue reading →