"To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit,
every problem looks like a nail." - Abraham Maslow
The Doctors at River Park South Chiropractic are trained in a wide variety of treatment methods so that each patient's treatment can be tailored to their needs and requirements. Below is a sampling of the different treatment methods we offer in our Winnipeg office.
- Chiropractic Care
We provide spinal correction in our Winnipeg practice utilizing multiple contemporary chiropractic techniques. Specific techniques will be considered and offered to patients based upon their presentation and unique clinical needs. Patients are encouraged to share their experiences to help us shape the proposed treatment plan.
- Chiropractic and Kids
Kids respond quickly to chiropractic care. Chiropractic services can be tailored to meet the smaller frame and tolerance of a child. It is a pleasant and helpful experience for them and they learn about their own anatomy and how to better take care of themselves while attending for chiropractic care.
- Physical Therapy Modalities
Chiropractors can augment the effectiveness of services using adjunctive biomechanical and electric modalities such as intersegmental massage, spinal traction, Interferential Current and TENS, etc. Additionally we employ specific soft tissue manipulation techniques that are advanced and clinically proven to reduce fibrosis and adhesions associated with scar tissue formation. Treatment protocols are fine tuned to ensure that each patient receives favourable outcome potentials for the presenting condition.
- Corrective Exercises
Chiropractors can teach patients special exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of home and can improve the effectiveness of spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. Our providers prefer to personalize and prescribe specific exercises to our patients and modify the exercises to the level of tolerance throughout the recovery
Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific places on the body called acupoints. Only disposable sterile acupuncture needles are used. It is used mostly for treatment of acute and chronic pain, muscle spasm, tenderness and headaches. Each acupoint lies within the skin and muscle region and is related to the location of pain. The needles may be stimulated by hand or electrical stimulation, or heated locally. there often is a dull ache or sensation of heaviness (referred to as 'chi') with needle manipulation, but the entire procedure is relatively painless. Acupuncture works by stimulating the body's neuroendocrine system to produce its own natural pain relieveing chemicals called "Endorphin". Endorphins help the body to heal itself and are excreted by the brain into the circulatory system. At River Park South Chiropractic Center, acupuncture services are performed by Dr. Audrey Toth, D.C., C.A.F.C.I. The 'C.A.F.C.I.' indicates that she has fulfilled the necessary requirements to become a certified member of the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada institute, recognized by the Manitoba Chiropractors' Association. She is pleased to provide this helpful service to our patients by appointment only as an alternative modality for pain relief and restoration of normal function. For more information on our acupuncture services, please contact our office.
- Orthotics and Customized Orthotic Footwear
- X-ray Facilities
- Nutritional Counseling
Chiropractors provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patients' return to optimal health. While we offer what our research has led us to believe to be the best line of pharmaceutical grade products available, we feel it is our job to provide guidance in terms of what supplements may be appropriate for our patients - where they get those products is their choice.
- Orthopaedic Supports, Braces and Products
There are occasions when supports such as lower back support belts, elbow braces or knee braces may deemed useful in speeding up recovery or making symptoms more bearable following injury. Our doctors personally ensure that patients receiving supports or braces are properly fitted for their item. We also prescribe and issue orthopaedic cervical pillows, ergonomic enhancing supports that fit over car seats or office chairs, and ice packs when required.
- Spinal and Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We are pleased to provide screenings during our office consultations to either identifiy problem areas or to monitor progress in patients under our care. Patients are encouraged to learn more about posture and how they can improve the ergonomic stresses placed on the body.
- Lectures, Workshops and Classes
In the past, our chiropractors have agreed to provide lectures to interested parties about the benefits of chiropractic care. Some of the venues have been classroom talks, High School Job Symposiums, Lunch and Learn Sessions, and on occasion during the operation of the Manitoba Chiropractors' Association Information Center at the Winnipeg Health and Wellness Symposium held annually at the Convention Center. There have also been various workshops at the office for interested patients.