What We Do
At Carswell Carswell Chiropractic and Massage, our chiropractic philosophy is simple. Through a history and physical exam, we determine the root cause of the patient's' complaint and then correct it through a variety of treatment options (see below). When the root cause of the complaint is corrected, the symptoms will be alleviated.
For example, a patient may complain of "sciatica" originating in the buttocks.
History and Physical exam reveal tightness of the piriformis muscle entraping the sciatic nerve, resulting in a diagnosis of piriformis syndrome.
Treatments aimed at reducing tightness in the piriformis muscle are performed: active release technique, acupuncture, Interferential Current, heat and piriformis specific exercises. Once the root cause is corrected (tightness of the piriformis eliminated), the symptoms (sciatica) alleviate.
Chiropractic Treatment Options Include:
Spinal Manipulative Therapy and/or Mobilization
Active Release Technique
Interferential Current (IFC)
Registered Massage Therapy
Registered massage therapy is a great way to relieve tension in tight muscles, treat athletic or overuse injuries, or simply for relaxation purposes. We even offer hot stone massage! We have four registered massage therapists on staff.
Dr. Benjamin Carswell is now registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) which is recognized by third party extended health insurance companies (like Greenshield, Great West Life, Sun Life, etc) for reimbursement. Acupuncture is useful for treating many complaints such as: headaches;
back/neck pain; sciatica; hip pain (piriformis syndrome; rotator cuff syndrome; tennis elbow; carpal tunnel syndrome; knee pain; foot and ankle injuries; facial pain; etc.)