At Axis Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing effective, comprehensive chiropractic care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different services we offer in our Uxbridge office.
Chiropractic care is a patient-centred, hands-on approach to health that's focused on improving bodily function through structural correction.
Spinal joints that are not moving properly can irritate local nerves and cause pain and loss of function. Chiropractic adjustments help to restore proper motion of the spinal joints and decrease nerve irritation, while improving the healing process.
Our objective is to help our patients get well and stay well with a personalized treatment plan that is specifically designed for you.
Some of the conditions chiropractic can help:
- Low back pain
- Disc herniation
- Neck pain
- Muscle tension/spasm
- Prenatal (pregnancy) care
- Post-natal care
- Poor posture
- Arm pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Shoulder pain
- Degenerative joints
- Pinched nerves
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. It is used to encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain, improve mood and energy, and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery.
Acupuncture points (also referred to as "acupoints") are places on the skin that have a lower resistance to the passage of electricity than the surrounding skin and are part of a network of points that were mapped centuries ago by the Chinese. Most are found along "meridians" or "channels" that are believed to be the pathways by which energy or Qi (pronounced "Chee") flows through the body. Acupoints are located either by identifying anatomical landmarks or by the classical meridian method.
The following a list of some of the more common conditions that can be successfully treated with acupuncture:
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Tennis elbow
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Arthritis pain
- PMS symptoms
- Digestive conditions
- Facial pain
Foundation of Your Body
Your feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. And they help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions.
The foot is constructed with three arches which, when properly maintained, give exceptional supportive strength. These three arches form a supporting vault that distributes the weight of the entire body.
If there is compromise of one arch in the foot, the other arches must compensate and are subject to additional stresses, which usually leads to further compromise.
It's a chain reaction
Healthcare professionals know alleviating pain in one part of your body often requires treating a different part. The pain you feel in your neck could be caused by a misalignment in your spine that is caused by unbalanced positioning in your feet. See? It's a chain reaction. Everything is connected.
By stabilizing and balancing your feet, orthotics enhance your body's performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body stability. These orthotics complement our professionals' treatment when you stand, walk, and live your active life.
Contact us for a complementary orthotic assessment to see if custom orthotics can help you.
Laser therapy helps to enhance the body's natural healing processes by increasing the rate of healing injured tissues. This technique of applying laser light to the injured tissue reduces inflammation, decreases pain, aids tissue regeneration and improves range of motion, while helping to speed healing.
Laser therapy is completely safe, non-invasive and has no adverse side effects. This technology is highly effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, arthritis and sports injuries. Contact us to find out if laser therapy can help you.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problems. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be tense or strained by improper alignment and overuse. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in proper balance.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Drs. Milenov and Clark can provide nutritional advice based on your individual needs.
We are proud suppliers of premium nutritional products from:
- Douglas Laboratories
Contact us for more information.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Small changes to posture, lifting techniques, sleeping positions, etc. can make a big difference. Our goal is to help all patients achieve fulfilling and happy lifestyles full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each of our patients is unique. Our approach looks at the whole person and not just the symptoms or disease. Achieving true health and wellness is a collaborative effort between our professionals and our patients.