Osteopath at Work

SERVICES

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to keep your health on track.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Chiropractors provide assessment and treatment to align the body to restore and enhance function. The Full Circle team specializes in the NUCCA chiropractic technique. This gentle correction feels like light pressure on the side of your neck.

 

We use x-ray images to diagnose and guide treatment to balance your head and spine, creating benefits for your whole body. We also provide applied kinesiology care to adjust specific joints. We are members of the Alberta Chiropractic Association.

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PHYSIOTHERAPY

The physiotherapists at Full Circle use their knowledge and training of how the body works to improve movement, function, and good health.


We love helping you with your nerve, muscle, and joint issues, even if they have been present for a long time! Most people want to decrease their pain and increase their function…together let us help you get back to feeling better and enjoying the things in life that you love.


With a thorough and personalized evaluation of your issues, we can create an individualized treatment program based on your specific needs and goals. Our clinic specializes in one-on-one care to ensure you maximize your functional potential.

 

MASSAGE, BOWEN THERAPY, THAI MASSAGE + LOMILOMI

Massage therapists integrate a variety of skills to manipulate the soft tissues & joints for preventative and therapeutic care. We specialize in deep tissue, visceral manipulation, cranial-sacral, Thai Massage, Bowen and lomilomi.

 

The Massage Therapists at Full Circle are Registered Massage, Bowen Therapists and are experienced in Thai Massage. 

Also known as Nuad bo-Rarn in Thailand, Thai massage is a combination of a stretching and energy line massage with acupressure. Some people call it “lazy man’s yoga.” 

 

There are various styles of Thai massage, but the style that is practiced at Full Circle is the Northern style. It is a slower rhythmic pace with lots of stretching. Each Thai massage treatment is based on the client’s sensitivity and flexibility. Thai massage is traditionally practiced on a mat on the floor with the client comfortably clothed. Thai massage is a treatment for anyone who wants to be completely relaxed, stretched and energized. The stretching, palming and thumb pressing characteristic of Thai massage leaves clients feeling amazing for a long time afterward.

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TMJ

 

You might be curious about whether your jaw clicking, or locking is important, or whether your headaches are related to your jaw pain. Can anything be done about your inability to open your jaw fully? Ask away, we are all ears, and we would like to clarify this for you. 

Are you wondering if you are getting a TMJ problem? We know that the presence of symptoms like jaw, face, and ear pain, clenching and grinding behaviors, make it more likely (but not certain!) that those people will develop TMJ dysfunction (TMD). There is a close relationship between your posture, neck tension, headaches, and jaw pain, so let us take a look and we will help you address these issues!

Your physiotherapist will perform a thorough assessment according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria in order to identify exactly what is going on. For most patients the pain comes from the muscles of mastication (chewing) but we can also diagnose joint issues or problems related to the cartilaginous disc that is misbehaving. 

We know that some symptoms make it more probable to predict which clients with TMD will go on to develop more chronic forms of TMD dysfunction. This helps us to be able to spot some of the warning signs, and to intervene appropriately to help you to function better.

 You are in good hands; this is what we do:

  • Comprehensive treatment plan according to the assessment findings. This can include collaboration with or referral to dentist, physician, orthodontist, oral surgeon, psychologist or others

  • Manual therapy techniques—hands on personalized treatment that addresses muscle tension and fascial restrictions in your face, jaw, head, neck and shoulders

  • Simple exercises and habit changing tips

  • Methods of breathing and relaxation

  • Techniques to take care of your jaw at home or at work

  • Information regarding your condition so you understand what is going on, what to expect and how to be more at ease

 

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH SERVICES

 

Our team has expertise in various integrative health approaches including meditation. 

Meditation is a practice to train the mind to promote relaxation, healing, concentration, and awareness. This includes posture and breathing techniques.

We will be providing drop-in sessions and scheduled workshops on meditation including mindfulness. Experienced facilitators have a variety of training in meditation techniques.

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VISCERAL MANIPULATION

Massage therapists Dr. Jean Pierre Barral, an osteopath in Grenoble, France, developed Visceral Manipulation in 1971. Dr. Barral was treating a patient who had back pain. The patient confirmed he felt relief when “an old man” he’d been going to “pushed on his abdomen.”

Dr. Barral noticed increased movement in his spine. This sparked his curiosity in the body’s internal relationship with the spine. After years of research, thousands of clients, and his profound knowledge of the anatomy, he developed Visceral Manipulation. Europeans undergo vigorous testing in VM before earning their diploma on the internal structures.

 

Dr. Barral will often say “IF YOU ARE CAUSING PAIN, YOU ARE NOT DOING THE WORK CORRECTLY.THE BODY HAS HAD ENOUGH PAIN.”
 

There are 4 factors that they have found influence the function of the viscera. The soft tissue that is to be referred to as the viscera is the nerve tissue, blood vessels, organs, and the brain.


The viscera is governed by the involuntary nervous system and does not differentiate between physical and psychological pain. For example, receiving news of the death of a loved one can cause real physical symptoms of nausea, stomach pain, dizziness, etc.


The brain in also classified as viscera. The cranial osteopathic techniques release strain patterns in the membranes surrounding the brain therefore restoring balance in the environment around the brain. Yes, it directly affects the cerebrospinal fluid as in the Craniosacral work of Dr. John Upledger.


In a treatment loose clothing is worn. The internal structures have a different tension in gravity than in lying down, so assessments are done in standing and in sitting.


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COLD LASER THERAPY

Cold Laser Therapy is perfect for individuals who prefer natural healing methods. This non-invasive and non-toxic therapy has been around for many years and has been a source of treatment to help heal sport injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, and back and neck pain.

 

How does Cold Laser Therapy work?

The laser therapy directly targets the source of pain, providing relieving results that could be permanent. This is a light therapy using laser or LEDs at low-level light to increase circulation, promote relaxation of the muscle tissue, reduce muscle stiffness, promote pain relief, deactivate trigger points and muscle spasms. The instrument is applied directly to the problem area for minutes at a time. The tissue absorbs the light without causing tissue to heat up. The laser accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.

 

Cold Laser Therapy can be used for:

  • Minor injuries and sprains

  • Inflammation, tendonitis

  • Arthritis

  • Aches and pains

  • Nerve pain / Sciatica

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SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive solution for musculoskeletal pain. The extracorporeal shockwave therapy is frequently used in physiotherapy, orthopaedics and sports medicine. Applications are mostly associated with the treatment of chronic muscular and tendon disorders, and back and neck pain. Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue.

 

Shockwave Therapy features strong energy pulses that are applied to the affected area. These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing. In many instances, shockwave therapy is most effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal on its own.

 

Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. This non-surgical, non-painkiller therapy solution makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain. 

 

Shockwave Therapy can be used for:

  • Jumpers Knee

  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow

  • Low Back Pain

  • Hip Pain

  • Painful Shoulder

  • Heel Spur

  • Tendonitis