Southampton Chiropractic Clinic
Medical Acupuncture: We provide medical acupuncture services to Southampton, Port Elgin, and the surrounding areas. Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.
Chiropractic: Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. We use a combination of treatments, all of which are predicated on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Shockwave Therapy: Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a new technology using shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound. The word "extra-corporeal" means "outside the body" and refers to the fact that the shockwaves are generated outside of the body. Shockwave can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those which involve where major connective tissues attach to the bone. Some common conditions that we treat with shockwave are plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, calcific tendinitis, muscle strain/trigger points, and joint injuries.
Custom Orthotics: We are proud to offer orthotics to Saugeen Shores and the surrounding areas. A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance.
Laser Therapy: Southampton Chiropractic Clinic also offers advanced healing power with Cold Laser Therapy to Saugeen Shores. This is a great tool for dealing with acute and chronic conditions such as sprains and strains; tendinitis; bursitis, etc. Laser treatments provide patients with a safe, effective and painless therapy that uses the body's own naturalhealing systems to relieve pain, increase joint mobility, increase tissue integrity and promote cell regeneration. Our laser helps you regain the active and healthy lifestyle you yearn for by utilizing the power of light energy. The laser works by supplying energy to the body in the form of billions of photons of light. The body absorbs this laser light on a cellular level and transforms it into chemical energy, which the body then uses to commence its own tissue repairs. The biostimulating effect of laser therapy causes a decrease in inflammation and pain, and an increase in tissue regeneration and healing.
Registered Massage Therapy: There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.
Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.
Biofreeze: Biofreeze products are classified as topical analgesics, which work through a ‘counter irritant’ mechanism. This means that the menthol in Biofreeze creates a sensation that overrides pain signals to the brain. This process is known as ‘Gate Control Theory’, where nerve impulses from one stimulus block the nerves containing pain signals to the brain. Recent research also suggests that menthol may stimulate cold receptors in the skin that may help regulate pain as well.
Compression Hosery: At Southampton Chiropractic Clinic we offer Therafirm® compression hosery. These products are soft, cool and comfortable for all day wear. Products feature soft comfort bands on the knee high stockings and trouser socks, soft waistbands on the pantyhose and expandable, belly supporting tops on the maternity pantyhose. Additionally, all Therafirm® gradient compression hosiery garments are made using our Micro-Cool® process creating a wicking effect so moisture evaporates quickly, providing a comfortable coolness.
Custom-Made Knee Braces: The DONJOY products that we use at Southampton Chiropractic Clinic include functional knee bracing, post-operative upper and lower extremity bracing, and a range of patellofemoral and osteoarthritis bracing.