Chiropractic is a hands-on, non-invasive approach to health care that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders arising form the muscles, nerves,and joints of the spine and extremities. Chiropractors use a combination of treatment methods to suit the needs of each individual patient. A chiropractic treatment plan may consist of chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue techniques, modalities, acupuncture, and rehabilitative exercises. It is our goal to determine your cause of pain (not just the symptoms),reduce pain, restore proper function and biomechanics, and prevent the recurrence of pain.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
Chiropractors regularly assess the motion within a particular joint, along the spine or extremity such as wrists, hips, knees, and ankles. A decrease in joint mobility often results in pain, muscle tightness, and reduced ranges of motion. A chiropractic adjustment is a non-invasive, gentle technique applied to a restricted joint in order to restore proper movement, alleviate pain, and relax the surrounding musculature.
Contemporary medical acupuncture is a technique focused around modulating abnormal activity of both the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into particular sites around the body, which has an effect on various nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. These needles can then be stimulated manually or with electricity to help alleviate pain.
The benefits of acupuncture include improved blood flow and tissue oxygenation, decreased muscle tension, and improve muscle and nerve function. Acupuncture is often used in combination with other forms of treatment, and has been proven to be effective in treating conditions ranging from headaches, neck and low back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, sprained ankles and more.
Massage therapists are trained to assess and treat the superficial and deep soft tissues of the body, such as muscles, ligaments and tendons. Massage therapy helps to alleviate pain associated with trauma (accidents or surgery), repetitive strain (occupational stresses, poor posture), or chronic pain conditions. Various massage therapy techniques are used to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle tonicity, and promote relaxation and general well-being.
Sports Injury Treatment
Injuries suffered during sport can negatively affect athletic performance, and at Frontenac Chiropractic and Sports Rehab, our professionals work together to promote a timely recovery and return to activity. Sports injuries require special attention and a specific treatment approach, and our therapists accelerate the healing process by using various techniques including soft tissue therapy, mobilizations and manipulations, medical acupuncture and electrical stimulation.
Our chiropractors have received additional training in concussion management through the Shift Concussion Management Program. This program provides an advanced approach to concussion awareness and management, effectively guiding injured athletes to a safe return to sport
Our management focuses on a continuum of care from education and baseline testing, to injury management and return-to- play. Our services include:
- Baseline Testing
- Post-Injury Care
- Education and Rehabilitation
Prenatal care is of special interest to Dr. Kohlmeier, who has received additional accreditation in Webster Technique. This technique is used during the prenatal period and aims to reduce some of the symptoms arising from the muscular, ligamentous and biomechanical stresses experienced during pregnancy.
What is the webster technique?
This technique focuses on restoring proper pelvic mechanics, while reducing stress on the muscles of the pelvic girdle, as well as the ligaments supporting the uterus. These non-invasve and gentle chiropractic techniques are both safe and effective for both the mother and fetus, and will enhance a mother’s pregnancy and recovery to optimal pre-partum health.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial Release is a form of soft tissue therapy that focuses on problems arising in muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Overuse conditions and muscle imbalances can contribute to the formation of adhesions and scar tissue within the muscles and fascia, leading to a reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain.
Myofascial Release involves applying tension to an affected area/tissue while the patient actively moves the tissue from a shortened to lengthened position.This helps in restoring range of motion and function to the affected soft tissues.
Myofascial Release is useful in treating a wide range of conditions including:
- Neck and low back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Shoulder pain
- And more …
An orthotic helps to properly align the foot and ankle to reduce pain and dysfunction, and enhance the body’s performance and efficiency. There are several types of orthotics made to fit different shoes and lifestyles.
The feet and ankle joint are the foundation of the body. Their function is essential in supporting the body while standing, walking, and running. Faulty biomechanics beginning in the feet can lead to injury or impairment, and may become a significant contribution to pain/dysfunction in other areas of the body. It is therefore essential to assess biomechanics and gait to determine if you may benefit from custom orthotics. Custom orthotics are individually designed based on a thorough dynamic professional assessment.