Chiropractic

What can Chiropractic care do for you?

Doctors of Chiropractic are highly skilled in the manual adjustment and alignment of joints. They work to ensure that your nervous system is functioning at its best and promote proper joint and muscle function to various areas of the body.

Chiropractic treatment has been demonstrated to be effective for complaints of the neck, back and other areas of the body caused by nerves, muscles, joints and related tissues. Treatment by your chiropractor can relieve pain, including headache, altered sensation, muscle stiffness and spasm. It can also increase mobility, improve function, and reduce or eliminate the need for drugs or surgery

Chiropractors assess the function of all joints in the body including the spine, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles and the jaw. This comprehensive treatment helps restore normal function resulting in improved enjoyment of everyday activities.

 

Chiropratic Treatments

Our chiropractors integrate a number of different techniques to ensure each patient receives a customized, thorough and effective treatment.

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Who should see a Chiropractor?

Our chiropractors see patients of all ages. Your body can benefit from chiropractic care at all stages of life. Ensuring that the body is functioning at its optimal level will also help prevent injuries from occurring in the future.

There are a variety of ways for chiropractors to treat these issues. Our chiropractors provide comprehensive care, utilize gentle approaches to treatment, and integrate a number of different techniques to ensure that each patient receives a customized, thorough, and effective treatment.

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Custom-fitted foot orthotics

Custom-fitted foot orthoticsare devices that are inserted into shoes to restore natural foot function from a variety of conditions:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Bunions
  • Metatarsalgia

Footmaxx orthotics help correct a number of common foot and lower limb problems to relieve pain and improve your quality of life. Every custom-fitted orthotic is made specifically for you and only you. The orthotic is to help correct bio mechanics in the foot, accommodate/ cushion different feet issues or problems, and help with normal gait cycle. The orthotic initial appointment consist of a thorough detailed history, physical exam, biomechanical examination of your foot, dynamic gait SCAN (walking over a pressure mat) and a static foam impression/ CAST of your foot. 

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What is an adjustment? Is it safe?

Doctors of Chiropractic ensure that your nervous system is functioning at its best. Chiropractic adjustments remove obstructions like misalignments of the spine. Using specific force in the correct direction through the joint can change the position and motion of that joint. Over time the adjustments help to correct abnormal structural issues.

Adjustments are extremely safe in the hands of a qualified chiropractor and actually carry much less risk than pain medications and anti-inflammatory drugs.

Healthcare with Heart

East Meets West’s integrated, multidisciplinary team enables us to provide comprehensive and individualized care to our patients.

Chiropractic Team

DR. GEORGE TRAN

DR. GEORGE TRAN

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. George graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2013 and is licensed with the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (ACAC). Dr. Tran practices using a diversified technique which means he has a variety of different treatment styles and approaches to treat a wide range of conditions. Each patient will get a customized treatment plan tailored to their needs.

Focus Areas: Low back pain, neck pain, headaches, mid back pain, shoulder pain, and orthotics

DR. TIFFANEE MCARTHUR

DR. TIFFANEE MCARTHUR

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Tiffanee is passionate about helping others through conservative approaches and enjoys the hands-on approach of chiropractic. Dr. Tiffanee graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic and utilizes a variety of manual techniques (manipulation/adjustments), soft tissue therapy, and therapeutic exercise. She understands that a unique, tailored treatment plan for each patient is the best form of care and enjoys treating all age groups.

Focus areas: neck pain, headaches, TMJ pain, low back pain, sciatica, and pregnancy-related back pain

DR. TREVOR MCARTHUR

DR. TREVOR MCARTHUR

Doctor of Chiropractic

Starting March 4, 2020!

Dr. Trevor graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2017 and is licensed with the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (ACAC). Dr. Trevor utilizes many different treatment styles depending on what each specific patient needs. He works hard to stay up to date with the most recent advances in scientific research so he can offer the best possible care to his patients.

Focus Areas: Low back pain, sciatica, disc herniation’s/bulges, neck pain, sports injuries

Chiropractic FAQ

How can chiropractic care help me? Does it only treat back pain?
Chiropractors assess the function of all joints in the body including the back and neck but also the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles and the jaw.
What are the benefits of chiropractic treatments?
Chiropractic treatments can help you to function better as well as feel better. Whether it be relieving back pain so you can return to playing golf on the weekends, optimizing muscle function to get you ahead of the competition in your chosen sport, or increasing mobility and function for daily life, there can be benefits for everyone.
What conditions do chiropractors treat?
A wide variety of conditions and issues can be treated with chiropractic care. Most commonly these include: Back pain, neck pain, headache, whiplash, strains and sprains from daily activities, repetitive strain injuries, work and sports related injuries, arthritis, restricted movement in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs.
What techniques are offered at this clinic?

Our chiropractors utilize a number of techniques in what is considered chiropractic practice. These may include Diversified Adjusting and mobilizations as well as various soft-tissue techniques to ensure you are receiving a well rounded treatment. Our chiropractors utilizes safe and effective procedures that are suitable for each patient’s age, condition, and comfort levels.

Will I have to have my neck adjusted?
No, our chiropractors at East Meets West will never ask you to do something that you are not comfortable with. There are different options available aside from the traditional neck adjustments that can be just as effective for helping with neck misalignments including mobilizations, soft tissue work, stretching and light cranial work.
What can I expect from my first treatment?
Your first visit will include a discussion about the history of your complaints, a thorough physical examination, report of findings and treatment if it is determined that the condition is something chiropractic care can help with.
How long is a treatment? How will I feel afterwards?
Your first treatment will be an hour. Follow up treatments are 20 minutes long. How you feel afterwards differs from person to person. Some people experience an immediate decrease in their symptoms while others may experience a mild increase in soreness due to the fact that the joints and muscles have been dysfunctional for some time. This usually goes away in a few days.
How often do I need to get a treatment?
This will be determined in the treatment plan discussed with you at the first visit and will depend on the condition and how long it has been around. A typical course of treatment is once or twice a week for a few weeks in a row. The amount and frequency of treatments will decrease as you continue to heal.
Do I need a prescription or referral from my medical doctor in order to see a chiropractor?
No, Chiropractic doctor are licensed primary health care practitioners so you do not need a referral to see them.
Will I have to keep going to a Chiropractor for the rest of my life?
This is a common question, and this will be up to you in the long run. Some patients elect to just come in for acute care or patch-up care; others decide they want to take a wellness approach where they return on a regular basis even when they aren’t in pain. Many problems in the spine and body have been a problem for a while. Some may even originate at birth so permanent correction can be difficult to achieve. When these problems are long-standing they can result in muscle damage, ligament instability and scar tissue, making relapses more likely to occur. To try to prevent or minimize the severity of relapses many patients like to take a supportive care approach (like brushing your teeth) but, again, like going to the dentist, the amount of chiropractic care you decide to utilize is up to you.
Do I need to get an x-ray?
Although some chiropractors require an x-ray before they treat any patient due to the treatment methods that they use, our chiropractors do not require an x-ray. If the doctor is concerned about an underlying boney issue that warrants an x-ray they will refer out for one to ensure that you are receiving the best care possible.
What age groups can be treated?
Chiropractic care is great for any and every age.
Are chiropractic treatments safe for pregnant women? What benefits would a pregnant patient see?
Yes, chiropractic treatments are safe for both mom and the baby. All chiropractors are trained to specifically treat pregnant women. Chiropractors aim to ensure that the pelvis and spine are balanced and functioning properly. If the pelvis is unbalanced it can cause stress on the uterus affecting infant positioning during the pregnancy and delivery. In addition, an pelvic imbalance can decrease the size of the birth canal leading to more difficult delivery. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy is both a safe and effective way to support the natural birthing process.
Are chiropractic treatments safe for infants and children?

Why should I have my infant or child assessed?
Yes! Chiropractors specializing in the care of children use very specific, gentle techniques to treat infants and children.

In regards to assessment and treatment, the sooner the better. Birth is a traumatic event on an infant no matter how easy the delivery. It is best to bring your child in as soon as you are comfortable. The chiropractor will ensure that the nervous system and spine are functioning at their best to allow for optimal growth and development. Also, infants and small children are not always able to express that they are in pain so it is good to bring them in for regular check-ups every 3-6 months.

Plan a Visit

Not sure if chirorpactics is right for you? Start with a consultation to answer any questions. We look forward to meeting you.