Legacies Health Centre -
7324 Market Crossing
Burnaby, BC V5J 0A2
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Chiropractic care is based on the philosophy that misalignments, joint restrictions
or chiropractic subluxations of the spine will interfere with your bodies capacity
to send and receive messages between your brain and other tissues. This results
in less than optimal health function and if left long enough, will result in dis-
Subluxations of the spine can be caused by a variety of different stressors. There are three general categories of stressors: Physical (injuries), Chemical (poor diet), and Emotional (psychological stress). Chiropractors help identify these stressors and encourage you eliminate them to achieve wellness.
Chiropractic is a profession that is firmly grounded in science. Chiropractors are thoroughly trained in the diagnosis and treatment for a multitude of different conditions. We’re also trained to recognize situations where treatment may be required by other health providers. We will make the necessary referrals as required.
Active Release Techniques treatment is a hands-
Its' principles are based on the premise that soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and fascia may become damaged through acute trauma or repetitive stress injuries. When this occurs, cross fibers of scar tissue form adhesions and disarray of normal fibers which results in decreased blood flow, decreased elasticity, and decreased energy of the structures involved. This in turn leads to loss of function, symptoms of pain, edema, and many other negative physiological effects.
Graston Technique is a form of IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), which is used to treat disorders of the skeletal muscles and related connective tissue. Stainless steel tools and emollient are used to locate and correct dysfunctional tissue. This has some advantages over hands on therapy as it can help prevent wear and tear on the therapists hands. Furthermore, the tools can act “almost like a stethoscope” for your hands. This is because the tool will vibrate across the dysfunction tissue and these vibrations will be amplified onto the therapists hands. This makes it easier to locate and treat problem areas.