Chiropractic is a health care profession specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions related to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and joints of the body. Chiropractors hold at least 7 years of post-secondary education, with over 4500 hours of academic and clinical education in courses such as biochemistry, neurology, anatomy, biomechanics, microbiology, radiology, exercise physiology, and rehabilitation.
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. It is based on the healing power of nature and it supports and stimulates the body’s ability to heal itself. Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies including: botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, lifestyle counselling and health promotion and disease prevention.
Registered Massage Therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body.
Generally, massage is known to affect the circulation of blood and the flow of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing. These effects can provide a number of health benefits. Massage therapy can be combined with other treatments if recommended by your practitioner, such as Chiropractic.
The Kinesio Taping Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue mobilization to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions.
Kinesiologists provide assessment and treatment services for the rehabilitation of people suffering from physical injuries sustained at work, in automobile collisions, in sports and other life activities. The primary service is active rehabilitation, which consists of the assessment of physical function followed by the implementation and progression of a specifically structured and individually tailored exercise program to enhance and promote the safe and dependable return to an individual’s regular life activities. Kinesiologists are also able to design and conduct exercise programs for all age groups and fitness levels.
ART® is a manual, hands-on therapy designed specifically to find scars in damaged tissue and release the adhesions that result. Adhesions are produced in acute injuries, repetitive injuries or simply when a muscle is under chronic tension and does not get enough oxygen (hypoxia). These adhesions act like tiny dabs of glue sticking to muscle fibres and between connective tissues, preventing the normal sliding movements that normally occur between healthy tissue. Adhesions limit muscle or joint movement and can create abnormal or painful motion. Adhesions to a nerve can cause numbness, tingling or radiating pain, as with carpal tunnel syndrome or the radiating leg pain of sciatica.
The Selective Functional Movement Assessment® (SFMA) is a series of 7 full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement such as bending and squatting. This allows the clinician the opportunity to identify impairments that, while seemingly unrelated to the primary complaint, contribute to the problem and often hinder full recovery.
This approach complements the traditional physical examination by integrating posture, muscle imbalance, and movement patterns with the goal to alleviate pain and injury, optimize movement, and prevent recurrence.
IASTM (Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue Management)
IASTM is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Originally developed by athletes, IASTM is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 18,000 clinicians worldwide — including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.
Feet provide the foundation for the entire body. Any deviation from normal structure and/or function can result in not only foot pain but also knee, hip and back pain. This can contribute to conditions such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, arthritis, iliotibial band syndrome, achilles tendonitis, metatarsalgia and patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Fitting patients with custom orthotics can improve posture, restore normal biomechanics of the feet as well as maximize comfort, support and shock absorption. Our casting methods include foam and sock casting. Our lab technician then uses this cast to design orthotics for your specific requirement. Special adjustments can be made to assist the diabetic and arthritic patient, heel spurs, leg length inequalities, and bunions.
Momentum Health are proud to use the experts KINTEC for all their custom orthotics.
If a portion of the body has been injured and painful because of trauma, overuse, or chronic poor postures, the body changes how it moves and is used.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation® (DNS)
Core stability is necessary for optimal performance and it is not achieved purely by adequate strength of abdominals, spinal extensors, gluteals or any other musculature.