Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Sports Injury Treatment
Updated May 27th, 2020
As of May 26th, 2020 the Ontario Ministry of Health has allowed a gradual restart of chiropractic services. We will be operating on a reduced schedule to start and more time will be booked between patients to allow only one patient inside the clinic at a time.
Since the risk of COVID-19 infection is still present, extra measures will be taken. The chiropractor will be wearing a mask and the patient will also be asked to wear a mask (bring your own or one will be provided by the clinic). Furthermore, extra care will be taken between patients to disinfect the clinic surfaces. You will also need to answer a few COVID screening questions before your appointment.
Mise à jour le 27 mai 2020
Depuis le 26 mai 2020, le ministère de la Santé de l’Ontario a autorisé un redémarrage progressif des services de chiropratique. Nous allons fonctionner sur un horaire réduit pour commencer et plus de temps sera réservé entre les patients pour que seulement un seul patient soit à l’intérieur de la clinique à la fois.
Étant donné que le risque d’infection à COVID-19 est toujours présent, des mesures supplémentaires seront prises. Le chiropraticien portera un masque et le patient sera également exigé à porter un masque (apportez votre propre masque ou un en sera fourni par la clinique). De plus, des précautions supplémentaires seront prises entre les patients pour désinfecter les surfaces de la clinique. Vous devrez également répondre à quelques questions par rapport au COVID avant votre rendez-vous.
A chiropractic adjustment is a non-invasive manual therapy procedure in which the chiropractor applies a force to a joint in a specific direction, speed and intensity. The primary goal of an adjustment is to decrease pain, increase motion in a joint and also decrease muscle tightness or spasm.
Dr. Steve Pelletier is certified in a specialized medical acupuncture technique named functional integrated acupuncture. This technique uses dry needling, intramuscular stimulation and traditional acupuncture points. Functional integrated acupuncture targets anatomical structures that are the underlying cause of musculoskeletal conditions.
Dr. Steve Pelletier uses different hands-on modalities to treat sports injuries. However, his main goal is to find the root of the problem and to prevent the progression or re-occurrence of those injuries through the use of corrective exercises.
Graston technique is an innovative approach to the treatment of muscles, tendons and ligaments. The technique is performed with stainless steel instruments designed to detect and treat scar tissue build up or chronic inflammation. This technique helps to reduce pain and increase range of motion.
Kinesiotaping is a taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. It does so without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft-tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of administered treatments.
Prescription orthotics look similar to insoles but are custom made to correct your specific feet imbalances. Properly made orthotics help restore the normal balance and alignment of your body by gently bringing your feet back to a neutral position. Orthotics may help prevent and treat localized foot pain, bunions, hammer toes, arch pain, heel pain, leg pain, knee pain, hip or back pain.
Dr. Steve Pelletier is a chiropractor, certified strength and conditioning specialist and educator. He graduated from the University of Moncton in New Brunswick with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. During his 4 years at the University of Moncton he was part of the varsity cross-country and track and field team. He then attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, where he graduated with a doctorate in chiropractic in 2005.
Dr. Pelletier has a special interest in the treatment of sports injuries and overuse injuries. His approach to the treatment and prevention of injuries includes a thorough examination to diagnose specific injuries and to determine the causes of such problems. A treatment plan is then put together for you with the goal of getting you better as fast as possible with the best treatment options available. Dr. Pelletier offers a wide array of treatment options including chiropractic adjustments, muscle treatment techniques, contemporary medical acupuncture, sports taping, Kinesiotaping and custom orthotics. Rehabilitation exercises are also prescribed to prevent such injuries from reoccurring.
Dr. Pelletier is also an educator. He is a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa where he teaches sports injury, functional anatomy and injury prevention courses. He also regularly presents continuing education seminars to registered massage therapists, kinesiologists, personal trainers, nurses and chiropractors.
As of May 27th, 2020 the clinic will be open on a reduced schedule. For available appointments, have a look at our online booking system.
Please note that treatments are by appointment only. The best way to book an appointment is through our online booking system.
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