Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic (often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians) practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises and provide nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as "spinal manipulation," also called "chiropractic adjustment." The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force to joints that have become hypomobile - or restricted in their movement - due to a tissue injury.
Low-Level Laser Therapy
BioFlex Laser Therapy, a form of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also known as 'Cold Laser Therapy' or 'Photobiomodulation' is approved by Health Canada, UL, CE and the FDA to treat many conditions, from sports and soft tissue injuries, to contusions and wound-healing to tendinopathies and we are the only centre in North Vancouver to offer this technology.
Low-Level Laser technology utilizes superluminous and laser diodes to irradiate diseased or traumatized tissue with photons. These particles of energy are selectively absorbed by the cell membrane and intracellular molecules, resulting in the initiation of a cascade of complex physiological reactions, leading to the restoration of normal cell structure and function.
The process is curative and therefore results in the elimination of symptoms, including pain. In addition, it enhances the body's immune system response and facilitates natural healing.
BioFlex Laser Therapy is non-invasive, non-toxic, easily applied, highly effective, and has no known adverse effects. BioFlex Laser Therapy is highly effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, arthritis, sports injuries, wound healing and a wide range of dermatological conditions.
Compared to some traditional treatments, patients recover from musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve injuries with less scar tissue, accelerated cell regeneration and improved function.
Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. When a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. These changes can put stress on joints higher up in your body and lead to more serious problems.
Custom-made foot orthotics (commonly termed "arch supports") are medical appliances that are placed into the shoe to correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern. They perform functions that make standing, walking, and running more comfortable and efficient by gently restoring the normal balance and alignment of your feet and, therefore, the rest of your body.
At our clinic, orthotics are prescribed by Dr. Khademi following a complete biomechanical assessment and computerized gait analysis of your feet. They are custom-made at a laboratory-based on the prescribed recommendations to align the structures of the feet in their most functionally efficient position. The orthotics are designed to stabilize the feet and prevent them from moving into an unbalanced position while walking or running. Prescription orthotics are usually made of a long-lasting thermoplastic with a shock-absorbing covering. This is the most specific and accurate method to have medically useful and proper orthotics made.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a style of traditional medicine built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy but recently also influenced by modern Western medicine.
TCM's view of the body places little emphasis on anatomical structures but is mainly concerned with the identification of functional entities (which regulate digestion, breathing, aging etc.). While health is perceived as the harmonious interaction of these entities and the outside world, the disease is interpreted as a disharmony in such interaction. TCM diagnosis aims to trace symptoms to patterns of an underlying disharmony by measuring the pulse, inspecting the tongue, skin, and eyes, and looking at the eating and sleeping habits of the person, as well as many other things.
Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Medicine that is based on the philosophy that vital energy flowing through the body nourishes and protects us from illness.
Acupuncture was developed based on the theory that fourteen major energy channels or meridians flow through the body. Qi, or the so-called vital energy, travels through these meridians. Many problems in the body are believed to be coming from blockage of this energy flow in these meridians.
Psychology and Counselling
Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. It is an academic discipline and an applied science which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases. In this field, a professional practitioner or researcher is called a psychologist, who can be classified as a social, behavioural, or cognitive scientist. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behaviour while also exploring the physiological and biological processes that underlie cognitive functions and behaviours.
While psychological knowledge is often applied to assessing and treating mental health problems, it is also directed towards understanding and solving problems in several spheres of human activity. By many accounts, psychology ultimately aims to benefit society. Most psychologists are involved in a therapeutic role, practicing in clinical, counselling, or school settings. Many do scientific research on a wide range of mental processes and behaviour and typically work in university psychology departments or teach in other academic settings (e.g., medical schools and hospitals). Some are employed in industrial and organizational settings or other areas such as human development and aging, sports, health, and the media, as well as in forensic investigation and other aspects of the law.