SERVICES

 
 
CHIROPRACTIC
 
Chiropractic is a discipline of healing rooted in science, art and philosophy. It is based on the direct relationship between the integrity of your nervous system and the health of your body. Your nervous system directly controls the function of every cell, tissue, and organ in your body.
 
Chiropractors examine the bones and joints of the spine as well as surrounding muscles, ligaments and tissues to detect subluxations in the spine. Subluxations are areas in the spine where abnormal position or movement of the vertebrae interferes with communication within the nervous system resulting in abnormal function in the body. These can be found using various diagnostic methods including palpation, range of motion, orthopedic testing, radiographic findings and other methods.
 
In order to eliminate these subluxations, a chiropractor will perform gentle and specific adjustments which help your spine to return to its proper position and normal range of movement and enable your body to heal itself. 
 
Dr. Wise’s adjusting techniques and evaluation methods are appropriate and gentle for people of all ages and are adapted as needed for pregnancy, postpartum and pediatric care.
 
 
THE WEBSTER TECHNIQUE
 
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and facilitates biomechanical balance in pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments. This technique has been shown to reduce the effects of intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to assume the best possible position for birth.
 

CUSTOM ORTHOTIC THERAPY

Many of our patients who experience foot health problems benefit immensely from custom made orthotics. Even though orthotics only have direct contact with the foot, there are many reasons people can benefit from orthotics that are not necessarily related to foot pain. Pain in the feet, knees, hips or low back is often the result of abnormal foot position and altered walkingbiomechanics. Subtle changes in your feet can affect the way you walk and will affect other joints in your body through the kinetic chain.

This is especially important for pregnant women and women who have had a pregnancy in the past. The added physical stress of pregnancy compounded by an influx of relaxin can cause feet to change shape and often results in discomfort of the feet, which can be helped with custom made orthotics.

Your feet are a complex system of bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons working together to support your body. The arches are under enormous stress and strain every day. If arches lose their ability to flex and return to their normal shape, your feet will not be able to properly absorb the shock of walking. Over time, this added stress can cause break down in the joints of the feet and the rest of the body.
 
A foot examination and Gait Scan in will detect these subtle changes and determine whether orthotic therapy can benefit you.  Our Gait Scan technology uses 4096 sensors to scan the the bottom of your foot while you are in motion to record timing of your gait and relative pressure thoughout the foot.  This technology allows for the detection of imbalances and other indicators of common lower limb pathologies.
 
We are proud to offer The Orthotic Group products in our office.

COMPRESSION STOCKINGS
 
Compression therapy can be very helpful for many vascular conditions that often cause swelling in the feet and legs.  Pregnancy is a time whe
the body is particularly vulnerable to showing spider veins and varicosities that can be unsightly and often painful.  Compression therapy is a very effective way of managing these symptoms and can help to reduce the liklihood of permanent vascular conditions.  Dr. Wise uses medical grade products and will fit patients for proper sizing to ensure optimal fit.
 
 
INSURANCE COVERAGE

OHIP does not currently cover chiropractic care, custom orthotic therapy and compression stockings, however most extended health insurance plans include coverage for these services. Contact your insurance provider to learn more about your coverage.