The chiropractic services we offer to our Ottawa-based patients are diverse, and designed to alleviate pain and encourage health and healing.
Chiropractic services can offer great benefits to all types of people, whether you are an active athlete or trying to overcome an injury. At Carling Chiropractic, our chiropractor, Dr. Mallory, is dedicated to helping improve the health and function of people within the Ottawa, Ontario community. Dr. Mallory has more than 30 years of experience offering chiropractic services, and he has treated members of the national rugby team at three international matches. He also offers his services as a member of the medical team at the National Capital Marathon, after running the marathon himself twice.
The chiropractic services we offer include diverse techniques that alleviate pain and encourage health and healing. Since the practice of chiropractic medicine is a more holistic approach to overall health and wellness, we also offer tools that help each patient have success outside the clinic. These services include custom orthotics, holistic nutrition advice, and more.
One of the key reasons that patients enjoy visiting our clinic is the positive experience they have when they come. Our staff members will help you feel comfortable and at-ease, especially if this is your first time trying chiropractic services. Our office hours start early and end a little later than most, so you can find a time that works with your busy schedule. Whether you are a long-time user of chiropractic care or someone who is looking for a better option, we can offer you solutions that will benefit your overall health.
Chiropractic care using diversified techniques
The team at the Carling Family Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic have been trained in a wide variety of techniques which they can use depending upon the demands of the individual being treated. More gentle techniques are used on seniors and children. Most patients require specific spinal manipulative therapy with the treatment localized at correcting the dysfunctional joints. The joint correction techniques are done with the intention of restoring normal ranges of joint motion and relieving nervous system irritation. Any nerve irritation, or interference with the body’s electrical system (resulting from dysfunctional joints affecting the nerves) causes a wide variety of health problems, besides just pain.
Sports injury specialists
Dr. Mallory has completed a fellowship (post graduate degree) in the treatment of athletic injuries, The doctors have many years of experience in helping athletes to achieve a competitive advantage by fine tuning and correcting mechanical problems in the athlete’s bodies.
Certified shoulder specialist
Dr. Mallory has completed a post graduate certification course in the advanced diagnosis and treatment of shoulder issues. The shoulder is the most complicated joint in the body and is often misdiagnosed and under-treated. Often people are told they have arthritis, tendonitis or rotator cuff problems and they will have to live with it. If the shoulder pain is not addressed early it can lead to a chronic inflammation leaving the shoulder sore, weak, debilitated and restricted. If the problem is correctly diagnosed and treated significant improvement is usually possible.
Registered massage therapists
To have your massage therapy treatments covered by your insurance the treatment must be performed by a registered massage therapist who has successfully completed 2200 hours of courses and provincial examination requirements. Our massage therapists treat acute and chronic joint dysfunctions, injuries and stress with a variety of techniques range from therapeutic deep tissue, to superficial stress relieving techniques.
Registered holistic nutritionist
Mainstream medicine does not emphasize the significance of poor nutrition as a major cause of a wide range of health disorders. Nutritionists work with their clients to identify and help correct the nutritional causes of diseases, and they are qualified to design personalized diet and lifestyle programs that optimize health. Nutritional excesses and deficiencies are assessed since what we eat really does impact our long term health, our digestion, our energy, our weight, our skin, etc.
X-Ray facilities on site
We have our own on site x-ray machine and we also develop our own x-ray films. We always show you your x-rays on our view-boxes and discuss the relevance of what your x-rays revealed. We incorporate what we have found on your x-rays with our examination findings to develop a customized treatment protocol, if we feel that we can help you.
Therapeutic modalities to speed healing
We have our own ultrasound therapy machines to stimulate healing and to break up scar tissue. We have interferential current machines to reduce inflammation, relax muscle spasming and reduce pain. We also have proprioceptive retraining devices, which hasten the healing from sprains and strains and reeducate your positional awareness sensors.
Motorized disc traction tables
Our motorized Hill Mark VII chiropractic tables give gravity assisted intermittent linear distraction to reduce the compression from disc bulges and herniations. They are state of the art fully articulating inversion tables which enable us to quickly and effectively reduce, settle down and manage nerve irritation resulting from most discal protrusions (bulges or herniations).
Custom made orthotics
Fallen arches and mechanical foot dysfunctions often translate their effects up to the knee, hip and spine causing all sorts of compensatory issues. We take imprints of your feet and compile those specific imprints with a series of information from our examination, which we send to the customized orthotic laboratory. Custom orthotics can make a dramatic difference in your comfort levels, and they have a long lifespan. They are worth the investment.
Certified active release therapy practitioner (ART)
Active release therapy is a hands-on case management system that diagnoses and treats soft tissue injuries. Many elite athletes have seen such dramatic performance boosts from the successful corrections and scar tissue removal resulting from ART, that ART has had a quick rise to fame and is very much in demand (especially in athletic circles). Cumulative trauma disorders like carpal tunnel also respond very well to ART. ART gets excellent results in nerve entrapment syndromes by breaking up bands of fibrous adhesions that adhere to nerves after trauma.
Personalized exercise therapy
All of our patients get exercises to stretch, strengthen and stabilize the corrections and changes the doctors have made in your musculoskeletal structure. We also recheck your exercises to make sure you are doing them correctly. Specific exercises may aggravate one type of condition and help another, so utilizing the experience and advice of the doctors can help to make sure you are heading in a positive direction.
Whiplash and motor vehicle accident claims
Our doctors can help you both to rehabilitate after a motor vehicle accident, and also to proceed forward with your insurance paperwork. The devastating effects of whiplash respond best to treatment if they are addressed soon after an accident, rather than letting compensatory protection patterns get too established and engrained into your daily routines.
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