Chiropractic

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A Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) also known as a chiropractor, is a qualified health care professional that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions associated with the body’s joints, muscles and nerves. At Kwantlen Rehabilitation, our chiropractors use a hands-on approach involving chiropractic adjustments together with soft tissue therapy to help relieve pain, increase range of motion and restore normal function.

Chiropractors treat neuro-musculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches. Chiropractors are also trained to perform electrotherapy treatments, recommend therapeutic exercises, as well as to provide nutritional advice.

To practice in British Columbia, a chiropractor must study for a minimum of 7 years at a university and Chiropractic College. A chiropractor is also required to pass both national and provincial board exams to practice in British Columbia as an active member of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association and the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia.

Services provided by our Doctors of Chiropractic:

A chiropractic adjustment is the most common therapeutic procedure performed by chiropractors. The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to restore motion of the joints in the spine, arms or legs that are not moving well, as a result of a tissue injury. Your chiropractor will place their hands on the affected joint and apply a gentle force to the joint. A chiropractic adjustment will help relieve pain, reduce muscle tightness, improve mobility and flexibility therefore allowing the affected tissues to heal.
The Activator Method uses a small, spring loaded hand-held instrument to deliver a gentle quick low force impulse to specific points of the spine, arms, or legs with the goal of restoring motion and relieving pain of the affected joint. It is an alternative to the traditional chiropractic adjustment.
Soft tissue therapies promote blood flow, relaxation and reduction of pain. Kwantlen Rehabilitation offers the following soft tissue therapies: • Tissue Massage • Trigger point therapy • Pin & Stretch • Manual muscle stretching • Cross friction massage • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) • Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique (ART®) is a highly effective method for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue conditions involving muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia. ART® works to alleviate pain and increase by breaking down the adhesions and scar tissues formed around the soft tissue structures. The following are some of the conditions treated with ART®: • Neck pain
 • Back pain 
 • Arm or Leg Pain • Muscle pulls and strains/sprains • Headaches
 • Whiplash injuries
 • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/ Nerve Entrapments • Sciatica
 • Running injuries (Shin Splints, Runner’s Knee..)
 • Tendonitis/Tendonosis (Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow, Achilles Tendonosis)
 • Plantar Fascitis
IASTM involves use of an instrument to mobilize soft tissue, increase blood flow to the area of injury, to break up adhesions and scar tissue. This approach is effective for treating acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.
Kinesiotape (K-Tape) is applied over the muscles to provide support, reduce pain and inflammation. K-tape can be worn comfortably for 3-5 days and is non-restrictive, allowing for full mobility. Due to its water resistant nature, it can be worn while showering or exercising. K-Tape can be used for acute and chronic conditions of the neck, back, arms or legs.
Electrotherapy (TENS & IFC) uses small electrical impulses to repair tissue, stimulate muscles, reduce pain, and increase range of motion of the affected area.
We offer nutritional advice and supplements to help our patients achieve their nutritional goals.
After performing a thorough assessment of your injuries, our kinesiologist designs a customized active rehabilitation program and works 1 on 1 with our patients who have been injured, to help them return to pre-injury status. The active rehabilitation program consists of various strengthening and stretching exercises. These exercises are performed to help correct muscle imbalances, improve function, increase stability and flexibility, and also to prevent future injuries.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and are approved for the active rehabilitation program through ICBC, you may be eligible for Direction to Pay. With the Direction to Pay program, you are not required to pay any fees upfront. Instead, these active rehabilitation program fees are collected directly from ICBC through your lawyer at the time of settlement.