A chiropractor is a health care professional that uses a non-invasive, hands-on approach to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Chiropractors in Canada are highly trained health care providers and are considered experts in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Jocelyn Hayes will work alongside your other health care providers to assist you in achieving a full recovery and an optimal state of health and well-being.
Several reasons to see a chiropractor include (but are not limited to):
- Neck and back pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Pregnancy related pain
- TMJ or Jaw Pain
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Shoulder and arm pain
- Hip and buttock pain
- Knee and leg pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Golfers and Tennis elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- IT Band Syndrome
- Limited ranges of motion in your back, shoulders, neck or limbs
- Nerve impingements
What can I expect during the initial visit?
The initial chiropractic assessment consists of a thorough health history and physical examination that will help identify what the problem is and which tissues are involved. It will also help to determine the root cause of both the pain and the resulting dysfunction. After the assessment is completed, Dr. Hayes, D.C. will then discuss with you the diagnosis and the suggested therapies that may be most useful in treating the problem. She will work with you to incorporate your goals and develop a treatment plan that is suited to you.
What can I expect during a treatment?
The goal of chiropractic care is to resolve pain, restore function, and reduce incidences of recurrence. To do this, a variety of techniques including joint manipulation or mobilization, myofascial release, soft tissue tools, acupuncture, breathing and biofeedback techniques, therapeutic and corrective exercises, kinesiology taping, nutritional and lifestyle counselling.
A chiropractic joint manipulation, or adjustment, is a treatment in which the chiropractor uses their hands to apply a very quick, precise, and safe amount of pressure directly on the problem area of the spine. This restores normal motion of the joint and relieves tension in the surrounding tissues. You may hear a cracking or popping sound. Adjustments rarely hurt. Often there is usually some immediate pain relief and a sense of relaxation.
- Myofascial Release
- Kinesiology Taping
- Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
How often should I come?
A series of sessions are generally needed to achieve resolution/improvement of the problem and the frequency depends on the individual and your particular health condition. Once the initial complaint is addressed, maintenance sessions are generally recommended. Dr. Jocelyn Hayes, D.C. will work with you to address all issues and to develop a protocol that you are comfortable with.
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