At the Active Health Institute, our physiotherapists believe in a patient centered model of care, emphasizing one-on-one, hands-on treatment. We take great pride in providing our patients with the appropriate amount of time, attention and education required to get them better, faster.
We take great pride in our extensive clinical experience and we strive to stay current with new research in order to ensure evidence based chiropractic care. Offering services that extend beyond traditional chiropractic such as Active Release Techniques®, custom orthotic therapy, electrotherapy, ultrasound and rehabilitation programs, we are able to ensure optimal health and a quick recovery.
Registered Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is a hands-on technique used to assess and treat the soft tissues of the body. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy can be beneficial for relaxation and stress reduction, decreasing pain and inflammation, improving mobility and increasing circulation of blood and lymph.
Metabolic testing is the evaluation of how your body uses calories at both rest and exercise. It measures how many and from where these calories come from, for example, what percentage comes from fat or carbohydrates.
At the Active Health Institute, we recognize the importance of physical activity for all age groups. More than ever, research continues to demonstrate the benefits of physical activity in the treatment and prevention of many health conditions.
Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique is a hands-on treatment used for treating soft-tissue (i.e. muscle, tendon, fascia, nerves). A certified ART® practitioner utilizes a thorough history, physical and biomechanical exam to properly diagnose the soft-tissue injury. These injuries are often a result of repetitive strain, cumulative trauma, adhesions, tissue hypoxia and joint dysfunction.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system that has tools for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Based on the philosophy of balancing Qi (chi) between the Yin and Yang natures of a person, TCM can be used to treat a wide variety of physical, mental and emotional concerns.
Clinical Nutrition and the therapeutic use of foods is a cornerstone of naturopathic medicine. Food intolerances, deficiencies, dietary imbalances or nutritional excesses have been associated with many medical conditions. With appropriate dietary modification and nutritional supplements health concerns can be treated with fewer complications and side effects.
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary care that addresses the root cause of illness or disease and promotes health and healing using natural therapies. Treatment modalities may include clinical nutrition, botanical (herbal) medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical treatments, acupuncture and Asian medicine and lifestyle counseling.
Orthotics are inserts that comfortably fit into shoes. A foam cast, plaster cast or computerized scan is used to take an imprint of your foot to ensure that the orthotic is specifically designed for you. The custom made orthotics provide support, improve the functioning of your feet and can relieve pain.