chiropractic services  Nanaimo, BC VT M
If you are experiencing pain, we want to help! We are dedicated to helping patients regain pain-free lives. Oftentimes, people do not seek help for pain until it worsens. We want to help at the onset of symptoms, so they do not progress.

Chiropractic Adjustments  Nanaimo, BC VT M

Chiropractic Adjustments

A chiropractic adjustment can make you feel so much better. Your body does not want to be out of alignment, and that’s exactly what an adjustment can help address. It is also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation. The adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that have abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. A chiropractic adjustment will assist in fixing these issues.

The goal of chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, increase the range of motion, reduce nerve irritability, and improve mobility. Our compassionate and qualified chiropractor will work with you to relieve this pain and get you back to being pain free every single day.

A chiropractic adjustment involves high velocity thrusts applied to the vertebra, relieving sensation, discomfort, and spasms in the surrounding muscles. It also releases joint cavitation, which is caused by the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide.

Although many people visit their chiropractor and have an adjustment when something feels out of alignment, a regular visit will help you avoid any pain in the future and will keep your body feeling great all day long.

If you are having one of those days when you are not in the best mood, an adjustment may actually help. Your body will feel much better, which will naturally improve your mood.

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Ultralign Spinal Treatment

Ultralign Spinal Treatment

Ultralign Spinal Treatment

by Sigma
It has been stated in a New Zealand study that it can take up to seven years for chiropractors to fully developed the necessary skills to detect the subtle differences in spinal motion associated with spinal dysfunction (nerve interference).

Dr. Whyte has practiced chiropractic for over 14 years and has helped thousands of clients with back and neck pain. He has used over the years a variety of styles and systems to find and correct spinal dysfunction: upper cervical, drop table, manual and instrument adjusting. The one thing that has helped the most amount of clients is being specific with the analysis and delivering a specific chiropractic adjustment. The Ultralign Spinal Treatment System by Sigma Instruments is specific and results are reproduced able (high degree of inter-examiner reliability)…

Dr. Whyte considers every patient’s unique health factors when recommending a spinal treatment plan. Clients all have unique factors that need to be considered such as: spinal curvatures (scoliosis), age (newborn to centenarians), spinal health (arthritis), injuries (plates and screws) and more. The Ultralign Spinal Treatment is safe for the majority of these clients and conditions.

This developed by N.A.S.A. technology uses specialized software and equipment is able to detect the areas of spinal dysfunction with speed and accuracy. Dr. Whyte, then confirms the location of the involved spinal vertebrae and placement of the sigma instrument for the correction of spinal dysfunction. The Ultralign Spinal Treatment also determines the frequency for the adjustment and stops when the vertebrae has been corrected.

We at Atlas are excited to share this advance spinal treatment technology with everyone.

Ultralign Spinal Treatment Benefits

  • Safe for children greater than 4 years of age
  • Safe for seniors
  • Drug free and surgery free treatment for neck and low back pain
  • Pain free for the majority of clients
  • Computer controlled detection and correction with as little as 10lbs of force
  • Computer and sensor controlled treatment
  • Spinal Dysfunction found and corrected with precision

The Nanaimo Ultralign Spinal Treatment System offers precise detection and correction of spinal dysfunction. The device firsts tests for a spinal dysfunction by sending a vibration through each vertebra, the vibration then echoes off the bone. The echo is then read by the Treatment System and is translated into readable graphs and bar charts on a computer for the Sigma Doctor. The Sigma Doctor analyzes the information and then performs a specific spinal treatment.

This method of spinal treatment technology has been determined to be safe and may be pain free for most individuals. Most individuals simply feel a series of vibrations as the vertebrae are vibrated back into their proper alignment.

How the Ultralign Spinal Treatment System Works
Spinal Dysfunction in the spine can cause back pain, headaches, loss of range of motion, and pain and tingling in the extremities. Chiropractic adjustments can correct these imbalances in the nervous system and help the spine remain in its proper alignment.

Other methods and systems typically rely on the chiropractor’s skills to determine which vertebrae are out of place and then applying various forces to push those vertebrae back into alignment. The Ultralign Adjusting Instruments can detect and correct the spinal dysfunction with as little as 10lbs of force and with accuracy.

The unique Ultralign Spinal Treatment System helps by providing objective information on the location of nerve interference for the benefit of the Sigma Doctor and patient. Once the misaligned vertebrae are located, the device can be set to deliver a slightly more forceful vibrating pulse to treat the vertebrae. The examination and treatment takes place in a seated posture. This allows clients that have mobility issues to get checked and corrected for spinal dysfunction.

The Ultralign Spinal Treatment System provides an assessment of each vertebrae. The Sigma Doctor has been specially trained to read these movement charts. Green and red bars denote lack of movement and the horizontal red line denotes frequency. The software program then plots this information into waveforms. Using the Ultralign Spinal Treatment System the Sigma Doctor can also test and post check the results of the spinal treatment. The goal of repeated treatments as it relates to the Ultralign Spinal Treatment System is to see each vertebrae moving together in the same pattern (frequency).

The entire session does not involve any twisting, pushing or pulling of the extremities or spine. Many patients find it remarkably effective in alleviating back pain and headaches and promoting movement of the spine.

Expectations should be?
Never expect one spinal treatment fix. Several follow-ups are required for this treatment to have an effect on your complaint area. This treatment does not take more then 5 minutes to test the entire spine and treat the areas of spinal dysfunction. In fact it takes longer for patient to remove their coat, empty their pockets, take off ear rings and walk in and out of the room. This treatment will not reverse a lifetime of damage to your spine, however it may offer pain relief and better function.

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Custom Orthotics  Nanaimo, BC VT M

Custom Foot Orthotics

Your feet are the foundation of your body, and they are subject to tremendous stress in supporting your body while you stand, walk, run, ski, snowboard, or skate. If you are exploring whether orthotics are for you, we will help you find the correct Nanaimo orthotics for your needs. It is important to understand that dysfunction in your feet can lead to problems up to your ankle, knees, hips, back, and even neck!

An Orthotic is a device worn inside your shoe that many of our clients say helps the muscles, tendons and bones of their feet and lower legs to function at their highest potential. When appropriately prescribed to treat a medical condition, custom-made Orthotics can decrease pain, not only in your feet, but in other parts of the body, such as your knees, hips and lower back.

At Atlas Chiropractic & Body Balance in Nanaimo, custom Orthotics are manufactured from a 3-D image of your foot using raw materials. Dr. Whyte will carry out a full biomechanical examination of your feet and related lower extremity, including gait patterns, and measurements.

If you are shopping around for Orthotics in Nanaimo you should be aware that true custom Orthotic devices cannot be produced by simply walking on a mat system or using ink impressions for size and shape. Be aware of what you are using and paying for. All wearing instructions will be provided to you by your Orthotics clinician at our Nanaimo office. Typical instructions are to wear your Orthotics for an hour or so on the first day to adjust to the new alignment, and increase wear by an hour each day for the first week until you are able to wear them comfortably all day. If you experience any areas of concern or discomfort, Atlas Chiropractic and Body Balance is here to help. Just contact us for a review of your case.

At Atlas Chiropractic in Nanaimo, Orthotics are offered in several different types, many of which can be transferred and fit into multiple shoes.

Custom Foot Orthotics from Atlas Chiropractic can:

  • Reduce foot fatigue and pain
  • Correct foot mechanics, body posture, and alignment
  • Decrease the stress on joints in the feet, ankles, knees, hips, and back
  • Provide additional shock absorption
  • Improve balance and strength
  • Re-establish weight distribution

Nanaimo Custom Foot Orthotics from Atlas Chiropractic and Body Balance can help with:

  • Flat feet (pes planus) and excessive pronation
  • Excessively arched feet and supination
  • Foot Conditions (Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, heel spurs, bunions, metatarsalgia)
  • Lower Back and Pelvic Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee problems (Patellar Femoral Syndrome, Arthritis, Ligament Sprains, joint pains)
  • Shin Splints
  • Ankle sprains

What is the process in getting orthotics in Nanaimo? at our office will:
Dr. Whyte will:

  • perform a detailed analysis of your complaint
  • conduct physical examination of your area of complaint
  • analyze your walking pattern, known as your “gait cycle”

We then obtain a custom mold/scan of your foot at our office in Nanaimo and send it to a manufacturing plant to have the orthotic created. The manufacturing process takes about 14 days to complete, and you will come back to our Nanaimo orthotics clinic to have them fitted into your footwear.

Do I need to get a medical doctor’s prescription to get a pair?
This depends on your insurance carrier, some carriers allow Chiropractors to prescribe orthotics while others require a medical doctors referral. Please check with your insurance carrier.

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Nanaimo Shockwave Therapy

Radial pressure waves offer a non-invasive treatment solution for long-term insertion and soft tissue pathologies. Local treatment of the affected area will enhance and reset the healing pattern, while reducing pain and improving function. With very few negative side effects, Radial Pressure Wave therapy is indicated for conditions that are normally very difficult to treat, and is now widely used for many therapeutic and wellness applications.

Benefits & Physical effects of Shockwave Therapy include:

  • Pain reduction (Gate Control theory)
  • Increased metabolism, as shockwaves influence the tissues on a cellular level
  • Revascularization effect, where the renewed blood flow promotes tissue healing and regeneration
  • Muscle tone recovery
  • Improved balance and strengthen

What are some of the side effects of this treatment?

  • Procedure can be painful
  • Minor skin bruising, reddening and swelling around the treated area
  • Results may be limited due to not following recommended treatment plan​

Who should avoid this type of treatment?

  • Clients with pacemakers
  • Clients on certain types of medication (blood thinners)
  • Children
  • Woman who are pregnant
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Deep Tissue Laser Class IV

Deep Tissue Laser Class IV

Laser therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and help accelerate your healing process. Laser treatment can be used on people suffering from acute and chronic conditions in order to eliminate pain and swelling, increase functionality, and reduce spasms.

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Collagen Induction Therapy (Microneedling)

Microneedling is most often used to improve the appearance of age-related fine lines and wrinkles as well as scars such as those resulting from acne. The procedure can be used on the face, except within the orbital rim, and elsewhere on the body. Although collagen induction therapy (CIT) is a comparatively new procedure, it has already gained popularity among clinicians and their clientele. Microneedling with a state-of-the-art device such as SkinPen® is versatile, minimally-invasive, and requires little downtime. CIT is simple and can be quite effective — as long as all aspects of the procedure are handled appropriately.

SkinPen

by Bellus Medical
What You Can Expect

  • A comfortable experience.
  • A short procedure time, approximately 30 minutes.
  • A plan for optimal results.
  • Mild post-procedure effects, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn.
  • Effective on all body parts, including face, neck and décolletage.
  • Safe for all skin types, light to dark
  • Ideal any time of the year.
  • Little to no downtime.
  • Beautiful, lasting results.

Results For Truly Healthy Skin

As we age the battle skin conditions, the natural architecture of our skin deteriorates, which leads to fine lines, wrinkles, large pores and uneven skin texture. Collagen induction therapy, also known as Nanaimo microneedling, is a great way to address these signs of aging at the cellular level. Nanaimo microneedling comfortably creates thousands of micro-injuries in the skin to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. This results in skin remodeling, including the formation of collagen and elastin, the two proteins predominantly responsible for the structure of the skin. The outcome is beautiful, youthful looking skin.

There is a difference and it’s BLUE.

Bellus Medical raises the bar with SkinPen, the only U.S. engineered and manufactured microneedling device on the market with patent-pending, single use, sterile needle cartridges. Practices and patients now have peace of mind with a safe, superior device they can trust. Ask your provider today about the many benefits of Nananimo microneedling with Nanaimo SkinPen

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