Cameron Grant Chiropractor, Vernon, BCChiropractic Techniques

  1. Do you get shooting pain into your legs?
  2. Do you have trouble bending?
  3. Is checking your blind spot a problem?
  4. Have you stopped doing certain activities because you feel too 'OLD'? 

It is complaints like these that chiropractic care can have a positive effect on. You may not have considered that ache after gardening or household chores, or your shoulder or wrist problems, or that stiffness in the morning to be within the realm of chiropractic but they often are!

We all grow up with the idea that optometrists work on the eyes, dentists work on the teeth, etc., and people often think of chiropractors as back doctors because they work on the spine. However, with respect to chiropractic, that perspective is absolutely wrong! Chiropractors can diagnose and treat any joint, muscle, tendon and nerve impingement problem wherever it occurs. The spine becomes an important focal point because all nerves travel in and out of this important moving structure. Hence, irritation at the spinal level can have a profound effect at many levels of the human body.

The Chiropractor's Role

By definition, health is the optimal state of physical, mental and social well-being not just the absence of disease or infirmity. The dictating factor of health is 100% co-ordinated functioning of all the systems and tissues of the body. The controller of the functioning is the nervous system. The purpose of the spine and nervous system is to control and co-ordinate the function of every tissue, every organ and every system in your body and to adapt you to your environment and to fully express your life force. Therefore, if there is any interference affecting the nervous system, whatever is at the other end of those nerves that have been affected is simply not going to function normally.

The role of the chiropractor is to find that interference and to reduce or eliminate it if possible, so your body can function as optimally as possible and so that you can be as healthy as possible.

If you want to be 100% alive then you have to find out what is stopping you from getting there. That is what chiropractic is all about -- restoring your life force -- this is what makes chiropractic different from medicine.

Treating the Underlying Cause

One of the major tenets in chiropractic philosophy is that of the innate potential of the body to heal itself, if the nervous system is functioning optimally. The purpose in chiropractic is not to cover up symptoms, but rather to detect, reduce and even correct the underlying cause of why the body is not functioning properly. This leads to long term releif of symptoms with NO SIDE EFFECTS.

Techniques & Treatment

  • Diversified Manipulation
    "I had been suffering every day from headaches and neck pain which wrapped around to my face on both sides. All of my daily activities were affected and I lived on pain pills and muscle relaxers. When I saw Dr Grant for the first time and he did his asssesment of my condition, he assured me that he could help me. He told me that most cases like mine would resolve after 5 to 10 treatments and that he had seen many cases like mine. After only 2 treatments I had 75% less pain and could finally get a full restfull sleep. I am so happy that someone referred me to Dr Grant."
  • Gonstead Adjusting
  • Thompson (drop table) Technique 
  • Flexion Distraction Table
  • Activator
  • MRT (Myofascial Release Therapy)
  • Trigger Point
  • Postural Stabilization
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Stretches 

Links

Canadian Chiropractic Association
BC Chiropractic Association
Back Health Article by Chatelaine

Massage Therapy Techniques

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Muscle Energy
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Infant Massage
  • Relaxation/Stress Reduction