Laser Therapy

February 8, 2018

The laser we use at MMD Chiropractic Health Centre is the Theralase therapeutic laser.  Theralase therapeutic laser treatments provide patients with a safe, effective and painless therapy that uses the body's own natural healing systems to relieve pain, increase joint mobility, increase tissue integrity and promote cell regeneration.

Theralase lasers work 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. Theralase's dual wavelength super pulsing technology is the only laser that penetrates up to 4" into tissue activating all three known cellular pathways:

  1. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Pathway: Accelerates Healing
  2. Nitric Oxide (NO) Pathway: Reduces Inflammation 
  3. Lipid Absorption Pathway: Decreases Pain 

Theralase lasers offer treatment for acute and chronic pain conditions, addictions, and cosmetic revitalization. Our lasers help you regain the active and healthy lifestyle you yearn for by utilizing the power of light energy.

Over 3,000 clinical studies worldwide have proven the success of therapeutic lasers in the healing of neural muscular-skeletal conditions. Theralase has performed a blinded randomized control study on chronic knee pain proving the clinical efficacy of Theralase therapeutic laser technology and achieving FDA 510(k) approval for chronic knee pain.

Detailed further information can be found at www.theralase.com .

 

Recognizing Clinical Depression in Youth

January 31, 2018

The teenage years are often a busy and trying time for both kids and their parents.  Teens are learning to deal with more adult situations as their bodies continue to take on an adult size and their brains are developing to their full potential (anatomically and chemically).  Their parents are dealing with their babies now making different choices and often choices that they don’t necessarily agree with.  But no matter what the events are that occurring, as parents, we need to recognize whe...


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Assessing Posture

January 31, 2018


What Causes Poor Posture

Poor posture can result from a combination of 5 reasons:

  1. Central nervous system disorders,

  2. Peripheral nervous system disorders,

  3. Eye problems,

  4. Ear problems,

  5. Musculoskeletal system problems.

In terms of Chiropractic, chiropractors focus more on the musculoskeletal system and its relation to the nervous system. Many musculoskeletal problems can affect posture, but in terms of the effects of posture, the most common problem is decondit...


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Aromatherapy Part 2

October 1, 2017

By Jennifer Fleming, RMT
In the last article we discussed a little bit about what aromatherapy is, what essential oils are and some of the ways they have been used and why people are turning to them today.  This article I want to focus on some basic need to knows about acquiring essential oils.
Currently there are many of resources and a lot of conflicting information about what the best sources of essential oils are.  The aromatherapy community is in agreement about one thing though; we want o...


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Introduction to Aromatherapy

September 11, 2017

By Jennifer Fleming, RMT

It's no secret today, thousands of people are trying out new (and old) ways to self manage their health and wellbeing.  As a health care provider, I think this is great.  One of the things I try to encourage my patients to do is take their health into their own hands when they can.  Of course, I recommend they have some qualified guidance in doing so, after all it is their health and I bear responsibility for it.

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of plant der...


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The Chiropractic Adjustment

June 27, 2017

By Dr. Marnie Mabee D’Andrea

“What is that popping sound”?  In my last article, I discussed the examination that happens on the first chiropractic visit.  After an examination or assessment is completed, the chiropractor will give you a treatment.  One form of treatment is an adjustment.  An adjustment is used to correct a restricted joint, or rather, to apply motion to the joint to make the joint move better.  An adjustment can be given through several different techniques.  The one t...


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The Chiropractic Initial Visit

June 27, 2017

By Dr. Marnie Mabee D’Andrea

Welcome to the Chiropractic Clinic!  In my last article, I wrote about why you should choose chiropractic care and some of the injuries we treat.  Here, I will discuss what you should expect on your first visit. 

Most chiropractic offices will book your initial visit for 30 minutes to an hour, as every chiropractor has their own initial visit procedures.  At our office, we book the initial visit for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  This gives you time to fill out the r...


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Why choose chiropractic care?

June 27, 2017

By Dr. Marnie Mabee D’Andrea

Low back pain?  Neck pain?  Shoulder pain?  Have you considered seeing a chiropractor for these problems? 

Chiropractors are licensed healthcare practitioners.  Chiropractors undergo several years of postgraduate training, after obtaining an undergraduate degree, in order to obtain their Doctor of Chiropractic degree.  Training is similar to that for Doctors of Medicine; however, a much larger focus on radiology and muscle/skeletal courses and less focus on p...


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Intra-Oral Massage Therapy: Your First Appointment

November 29, 2016

Your jaw has been in pain for some time now.  Your dentist has outfitted you with a new mouth guard to protect your teeth at night.  While you can be assured your teeth are ok, you still wake up with pain and stiffness in your jaw and headaches are becoming more regular than you can stand.  As the stress in your life ratchets up, your ability to put on a happy face dwindles.  You've heard about seeing a massage therapist for stress, know it can help the tension in your shoulders and neck.  A ...


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Phases of Spinal Degeneration

November 29, 2016

We have recently added some "Chiropractic" info posters to our office, which have sparked some interest among many of our patients.  In particular is the poster on Spinal Degeneration.  This poster was not meant to scare you, but educate you on the phases of spinal degeneration and the anatomic and symptom changes that occur at each phase.  Let us take a closer look

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Phase 1 or Dysfunction Phase

During phase 1, we will see the initial effects of repetitive micro trauma with minor small tears in ...


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A Dull Grind: Treating Bruxism and Clenching with Massage Therapy

November 29, 2016

Many of us, at some point in our lives have or will experience TMJ dysfunction.  Perhaps you have discovered that you clench or grind your teeth at night, or maybe your jaw is an on-going source of entertainment at birthday parties and work functions.  Everyone likes a good "weird body" trick once in a while, but when it starts to hurt or hinder your everyday life, it's time to call in a pro.  We all know to seek a dentist or other oral doctor when trouble in our mouths comes up, but did you ...


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Ten Reasons to Stretch

November 29, 2016
Stretching pumps irritants and inflammation away from muscles, and increases the blood supply and flow of nutrients to muscles and joints. This process promotes tissue healing and injury repair. Here are some more reasons why stretching can be beneficial:


1.  Reduces muscle soreness after exercise
2.  Accelerates tissue healing
3.  Improves balance and co-ordination
4.  Improves Posture
5.  Promotes muscle relaxation
6.  Boosts your energy levels

7.  Relieves back and joint pain
8.  Reduces the likel...

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