There are more than 5,000 practicing Chiropractors in Canada. Approximately four and a half million Canadians use the services of a chiropractor each year. Chiropractic is a regulated health profession.
Chiropractic spinal manipulation (commonly referred to as a chiropractic adjustment) is a drug-free, non-invasive manual procedure with a primary goal to treat areas of decreased movement in the joints of the body, particularly the spine, which can create a reaction in surrounding tissues (ligaments, muscles and nerves) resulting in pain, dysfunction and muscular spasm. Chiropractors assess disorders related to the spine, nervous system, and joints of the extremities and provide diagnosis, treatment and management of those disorders. Chiropractors are also trained to prescribe therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies including nutritional counseling.
Spinal manipulation, as practiced by trained chiropractors, is a highly controlled procedure, which rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.
The vast majority of patients who seek chiropractic care do so for complaints of the musculoskeletal system, most often for conditions affecting the spine. Scientific study of spinal adjustment has clearly demonstrated that chiropractic treatment improves function and is effective for common conditions such as headache, and neck and back pain.
In many cases, such as acute lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. Where other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects of discomfort associated with the condition. Chiropractic care may also be palliative, providing symptomatic relief to patients with chronic conditions.
For more information on chiropractic, please click here for an information sheet.
Active Release Technique (ART)
Active Release Technique is the gold standard in soft tissue treatment. It assists with repetitive strain and sports injuries. It can also assist with treatment of cumulative trauma disorders.
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles , tendons , ligaments , fascia and nerves. ART assists with the following common discomforts: headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fascitis, knee problems and tennis elbow. These conditions are often the result of overused muscles.
For more information on ART, please click here for our information sheet.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is a common condition that is usually caused by a wear and tear type of arthritis of the spine. This can lead to a decrease in the space for the spinal nerves that travel from the spine to the lower back and legs. As the space for the nerves gets smaller, this can lead to increased pressure on these nerves.
We are happy to now offer a 6 week Bootcamp program where the primary focus of the program is improving function especially with regards to your standing and walking ability. The secondary goal will be pain reduction.
Dr. Elizabeth Radley-Walters
Dr. Elizabeth Radley-Walters was born and raised in Pembroke, Ontario. She graduated from Bishop Smith Catholic High School as an Ontario Scholar in 1998. She then graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, and then went on to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario for four years. She graduated Cum Laude and with Clinic Honours in 2005. She went on to practice in Calgary, Alberta before returning home to "the Valley."
Dr. Elizabeth Radley-Walters has post-graduate training from the I.C.P.A (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) in pregnant mother and infant adjusting procedures, including the Webster Technique. As well, Dr. Elizabeth is an ART
Certified Provider and has her Advanced Proficiency in Activator Methods
(instrument adjusting) . Dr. Elizabeth has also taken her level 1 SFMA
(Selective Functional Movement Assessment).
Dr. Elizabeth has further certification as a Certified Fitness Leader, Personal Trainer Specialist, Fitness Instructor Specialist, certified FMS
Level 1, Pilates MAT, Yoga Exercise Specialist, Yoga Alliance
RYT-200 level, Therapeutic Yoga Specialist and is working towards her RYT-500 level.
Mondays-Thursdays: 8:00am to 1:00pm, and 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Fridays: 7:00am to 12:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00am-12:00pm (by appointment)
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Dual Health Care – Doctor of Chiropractic & Registered Kinesiologist:
Chiropractic and Registered Kinesiology services compliment each other in our dual health
care offered here at Active chiropracic. Read more on what Kinesiology
is all about!
Kinesiology Insurance Coverage (Coming Soon!):
Your visits with our Registered Kinesiologist can be covered under your chiropractic benefits as the visits will be directed by Dr. Elizabeth Radley-Walters or they can be covered under Registered Kinesiology benefits as some plans have coverage for this:
· SunLife – covers $300 per calendar year for massage/kinesiology treatments
· GreatWestLife – depends on the plan itself and what you have for your health benefits
· Manulife – Kinesiology treatments can be added to your plan for an additional cost
· Other Insurance Companies require members to consult their policy or ask their insurance professional if their coverage allows Kinesiology treatments.