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The most common conditions treated by a chiropractor include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder dysfunction
- Knee, ankle and foot pain
Dr. Heaton uses different techniques to treat these problems depending on patient’s condition and preference. The most commonly used techniques are the following:
- Manual adjusting technique
- Instrument assisted adjusting
- Modalities (IFC, US)
- Heat/ice therapy
- Acupuncture (link, see below)
ABOUT CHIROPRACTOR DR. MAGGIE HEATON
Dr. Maggie Heaton strives to provide a quality, patient-focused care. She believes that each patient deserves a complete and detailed assessment that helps to develop a specific plan of management. She utilizes a multifaceted approach to chiropractic care and believes that optimal health and function can be achieved through the combination of joint manipulations and mobilizations, acupuncture, soft tissue therapies, rehabilitative exercises and most importantly patient education.
She helps her patients recover quicker and return to their activities sooner, heal more completely, and decrease their chances of re-injury.
Dr. Heaton recognizes the importance of integrating chiropractic care into mainstream medicine; Dr. Heaton works with medical doctors and other health care providers when referrals and/or co-management are appropriate.
Dr. Heaton earned her Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2005. She also holds a certificate in Acupuncture.
Dr. Heaton is registered member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA), College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO), Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association (CCPA) and Acupuncture Council Of Ontario (ACO).
ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENTS: PROMOTE HEALING AND REDUCE PAIN, NATURALLY
Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique based on the traditional Asian theory of life energy or Qi (chee), which flows through the body along specific channels, called meridians. According to traditional Chinese medicine, imbalance in the flow of Qi is responsible for or contributes to a wide variety of medical conditions, that can be treated by restoring this balance. The acupuncturist inserts needles into specific points along the meridian in order to stimulate the flow of Qi along that meridian
Many health organizations including World Health Organization (WHO), have recognized acupuncture as an effective and safe modality in treating many musculoskeletal conditions.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
A variety of scientifically proven physiological changes occur in the body during an acupuncture treatment:
- Inhibits pain signals to the brain
- Stimulates production of natural hormones
- Improved nerve conduction
- Reduces inflammation
- Improved blood flow
- Decreases muscle tension
- Promotes healing
- Restores range of motion
WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE FEEL LIKE & IS IT SAFE?
As with any medical procedure, there can be some side effects including minor bleeding, bruising, infection, nausea and dizziness. The needles are sterile single-use disposable needles, which helps to prevent infections.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture can provide tremendous benefits to individuals suffering from these and other musculoskeletal conditions:
- Neck & Back Pain
- Knee, Hip & Shoulder pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Rotator Cuff Dysfunction
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscular Strains
- Arthritis Conditions