Our office will provide you with the highest quality chiropractic care in a caring supportive environment. Whether you are in the middle of health crisis from a new injury or a chronic condition, or you are ready to make the critical transition to a healthier lifestyle, our team will work with you to help you and your family reach your health goals.
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPYThe registered massage therapists at Redefined Health Downtown Edmonton are trained to customize a treatment to fit your specific needs, ailments or athletic goals. Massage can be used to decrease pain, increase muscle flexibility, decrease stress levels, and improve posture. It is an excellent addition to chiropractic or acupuncture treatment. Please let us know if you have any questions relating to massage therapy.
REDEFINED HEALTH OFFERS VARIOUS TYPES OF MASSAGE THERAPY Therapeutic massage – treatments are focused to improving a specific area of discomfort. This treatment would focus on reducing pain, improving range of motion. This style of treatment can be used to treat both chronic and acute conditions. Sports Massage – pre and post race/event techniques are used to assist the athlete to reach their full potential. This includes increasing range of motion, increasing muscle flexibility and helping the athlete eliminate soreness. Massage can be performed before and after a race. It can also be used as a preventative tool to avoid injury during an athlete’s regular training routine. Pregnancy Massage –treatments are focused on assisting women during their pregnancy while alleviating any discomfort she may be experiencing. All of our therapists are trained to provide a safe pregnancy massage. Deep Tissue Massage – a form of massage therapy used to target the deeper levels of muscle and connective tissues. Deep tissue massage works within each client’s pain tolerance, ensuring the best treatment possible. Relaxation Massage – promotes mental and physical relaxation. This style of massage improves circulation, can ease sore or tense muscles. This style of treatment is often performed to the full body to achieve maximum relaxation. All of our Registered Massage Therapists at Redefined Health have over 2200 hours of training, are highly skilled and are registered with Massage Therapists Association of Alberta (MTAA). Call us to book your appointment. We look forward to customizing a treatment to fit your needs.
Everyone can benefit from massage therapy. A common list of conditions massage therapy can help:
- Back, neck and leg pain
- Jaw pain
- Headaches or migraines
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Other nerve entrapment
- Sports injuries
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
- Kyphosis and Scoliosis
- Strains and sprains
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Soft Tissue Therapy
MUSCLE STRETCHING TECHNIQUES Named manual techniques you may see include Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR), Contract Relax Antagonist Contract (CRAC), Active Release Technique, and various Massage Therapy techniques. You may also run into general terms like myofascial release, muscle energy technique, soft tissue mobilization or myofascial therapy. Other techniques that can be very effective for soft tissue mobilization include acupuncture and IMS therapy, which both use dry needling, as well as various instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) techniques like Graston or FAKTR. For recommendations on providers for some of these alternatives, see our recommended page. Dr. Fix was full body certified in Active Release Techniques for the first time in 2007. He uses soft tissue techniques regularly to compliment our sports injury treatment and rehabilitation services. Like most of what we do here, WHY we are doing things is often more important than simply what we are doing. Practitioner skill in applying therapy is obviously something that requires training, diligence, and practice to develop, but and understanding of where and why to apply therapy and when and where not to apply therapy is absolutely essential to achieving lasting results and improving function and performance.
Forcing a muscle or any other soft tissue to lengthen or relax without addressing why it was unhealthy in the first place does not make sense. You will find yourself fighting against your body and the results will often be disappointing. If a muscle is tight because it is inhibited (shut off) or weak and we force it to relax without addressing the imbalance, results will be temporary even with the most effective soft tissue therapy techniques. Most of the time, your body is making an intelligent “choice” given the situation it is in with respect to what tissues are tight. If your brain wants a muscle to be tight, it is going to be tight and stay that way until you address the reason it is tight. This is why exercise rehabilitation is essential to any treatment plan and should focus on restoring proper movement patterns, as well as muscle strength and balance. This is also why addressing any problems with joint function is important.
Naturopathic Medicine in Edmonton is a primary health care system that combines modern, evidence based knowledge with traditional and non-pharmaceutical forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to support the healing potential of the body and to focus on treating the underlying cause of disease rather than treating symptoms. In general, symptoms are seen as an improper functioning of the body and disease is recognized as a process, rather than an entity in itself. Naturopathic Medicine is built on a patient-centered approach that emphasizes prevention, treatment and health optimization through diet and lifestyle modification. Therapeutic interventions can also include short term use of nutraceuticals, vitamins, minerals and herbs until a desirable state of health is achieved. Some naturopathic doctors in Edmonton (NDs) have additional specialized training in injection therapies such as B12 injections, neural therapy, prolotherapy, PRP and facial rejuvenation injections. Many NDs are also licensed to practice acupuncture. In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession’s infrastructure includes accredited naturopathic medical programs in British Columbia (BINM) and Ontario (CCNM), standardized North American Board Exams (NPLEX), jurisdictional exams, national code of ethics and standards of practice, as well as regulation in 5 provinces through the Ministry of Health and provincial Colleges. Naturopathic Medicine is a self-governing profession under the Health Profession Act.
ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE IN EDMONTON AB?Naturopathic Medicine serves as a complement to conventional medicine, rather than a substitute for mainstream medical care. There are generally three types of patients who seek naturopathic medical care:
- Patients who are looking for health promotion and disease prevention.
- Patients who have a range of symptoms that they have not been able to address on their own or with the help of another health care provider or medical professional.
- Patients who have been diagnosed with a serious medical illness and are looking for treatment options or complements. Naturopathic medicine is effective in improving quality of life for those with serious and life threatening illnesses
IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE COVERED BY PROVINCIAL OR EXTENDED HEALTH CARE PLANS? Currently, most extended health care plans provide coverage for licenced naturopathic doctors. The coverage amounts and inclusions vary from one insurer to the next, but in general most Canadians receive between $500 to $1000 of coverage per annum. Typically, this is also inclusive of any general lab exams (blood), specialized lab exams (saliva hormone) and food and environmental sensitivity tests that an ND may requisition. Many clinics across Canada offer direct billing for naturopathic services as well.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT MY FIRST VISIT WITH A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR? Typically, a first visit with a Naturopathic Doctor in Edmonton is an hour long. During that time, your ND will ask you many questions about your chief health concerns, obtain a complete health history and discuss various other personal dietary and lifestyle practices. If pertinent to the chief concern, your ND may also do a physical exam. Once a complete health history is obtained, your ND will work with you to establish a treatment plan to address the concern(s). The treatment plan at Redefined Health may include dietary and/or lifestyle changes , as well as the addition of short term natural health product supplementation, if required.
HOW MANY VISITS WILL I NEED WITH MY NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR? Depending on the chief concern the patient presents with and the state of their current health, this will dictate how many visits a person may need with their ND. Typically a patient sees an ND more frequently during the onset of treatment and less often as they feel better. The goal for most NDs is to have their patients maintaining good health status and following up with them once per year.
IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE EVIDENCE-BASED? Over the last 30 years the focus of naturopathic medicine has shifted from archaic and anecdotal therapies to those that are supported by research studies and clinical trials. While much complementary medicine research is still emerging and in its infancy, NDs are intent on proving their patients with the best health care available. As part of ND annual licensing, ND are required to meet 40 hours of continuing education for general medical practice, as well as additional hours to meet requirements for therapies like acupuncture and injections. All continuing education is evidence based and taught by licenced MDs and NDs in good-standing with their respective Colleges.
For more information, please contact Dr. Leyanna Cassano at Redefined Health Downtown Edmonton.
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90 DAY PROGRAM BY EDMONTON CHIROPRACTOR
I am so excited about this, I can barely stand myself right now.
Our 90 day program is designed to change your life forever. This ground breaking program provides the education and tools you need to make sustainable, easy, enjoyable changes towards health and make it a journey for a lifetime. This will change the way you think about health, disease, aging, and the paradigm of sickness that we accept as inevitable today. Take a refresher or the next level whenever you like!
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
- Daily meal plan for ALL meals and snacks for 90 days including recipes printable by week or month for easy shopping
- Custom daily exercise program based on initial fitness assessment for easy implementation
- Video education on how to eat, move and think well and WHY this is important
- Pre and post assessment to track your amazing results
This program puts it all together. It doesn’t just focus on one aspect of health, it works on everything because this is how you are designed and this is how we can achieve lasting, sustainable results. Past failures and frustrations don’t matter. You can be running on a sunny, sandy beach in your Wimbledon whites in no time! Or maybe you prefer a convertible or some family cloud watching? In all seriousness, with the right tools, which we will provide, anyone can succeed. Is there anything more important than your health and that of your family? Contact us today to get started!
Tyler Fix, DC, CCWP