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Services & Techniques

At Cowichan Wellness, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Duncan office.

Chiropractic Care

We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Dr Barker uses a variety of techniques including, nut not limited to; Diversified, Gonstead, Motion-Palpation, Thompson, Massage and Activator. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Martin Barker has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.


KP_TENS3000bg.jpgElectrical Modalities

At Cowichan Chiropractic, Dr. Barker utilizes electricial modalities such as Ultrasound, Microcurrent, TENS and IPC-TENS. Dr. Barker also uses Kinesiotaping and Athletic taping to help with the patients healing process.


Corrective Exercises

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.


Massage Therapy

Massage therapists are educated and trained to accurately assess and treat with techniques that include massage and manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, and rehabilitative exercise such as stretching, strengthening, postural exercise and patient education.

Massage therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation. RMT's are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as migraine headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, as well as many other common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction.

There are different options for the length of your massage treatment and the amount of time depends on what needs to be covered in a massage. If you have any questions about what is the right choice for you, we will be happy to help.


Acupressure


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CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy uses gentle pressure to release tension in the body and free up the central nervous system, eliminating pain and stress, strengthening resistance to disease and enhancing health and well being.

During a session, you lie comfortably and fully clothed on a massage table while the practitioner locates and uses gentle pressure to release the areas of tension. Sessions take about an hour and are generallyvery relaxing.

It relieves a full spectrum of pain, illness and dysfunction, including

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • And Many Other Conditions

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BodyTalk

BodyTalk is an astonishingly simple and effective holistic therapy that allows the body’s energy systems to be re-synchronized so they can operate as nature intended. Each system, cell, and atom is in constant communication with each other at all times. Through exposure to the stresses of day-to-day life, however, these lines of communication can become compromised or disconnected, which then leads to a decline in physical, emotional and/or mental well-being. Reconnecting these lines of communication enables the body’s internal mechanisms to function at optimal levels, thus repairing and preventing disease while rapidly accelerating the healing process. In this way, BodyTalk stimulates the body’s innate ability to balance and heal itself on all levels.


RAJAFUSION YOGA is a style of yoga that combines classical Hatha yoga with various exercises to warm and lubricate the joints. The practice is broken up into breathing exercises to energize the body with vital Prana – the life giving breath. The same practice may be done vigorously or gently , the effects are the same. Over time and through patience, the body comes naturally into alignment and energy is allowed to flow naturally. You will discover where, what & how to work through areas that are blocked. These blockages may have occurred from past injury, lifestyle or simply the effects of gravity. Rajafusion yoga fuses the past with the present , through movement, breath awareness and compassion you will find yourself again (ahamkara) . Time is the Master of our destiny; however, you hold the reins to your health; with Time and awareness, you will become transformed.


Results may vary from patient to patient.

Sign up using the form or call 250-709-2151 to make your appointment.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:30 am-6:30 pm

Tuesday:

1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-6:30 pm

Thursday:

1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Location

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News

We now have a full schedule for yoga classes. Please check out the yoga tab or click here.


We are pleased to welcome Shule Marie to the clinic. Shule will be running a prenatal yoga class and seniors yoga. Please contact Shulé @ [email protected] or #250-510-4054 or the clinic to register. Minimum numbers will apply!


We are pleased to Welcome Violet Pasztor-Wilson to the clinic. Violet will be teaching yoga Tuesdays and Thursdays. She will also be teaching a seniors yoga class Wednesdays and a drop in yoga class Wednesday afternoon in the Wellness Studio. Violet will also be doing an intensive 6 week teacher's training course starting February 2018. Sign up soon!


We are pleased Roslyn Pringle and Krystoff Padilla to the clinic. They will be teaching Zumba and Social Dance in the Wellness Studio on Wednesdays and Sundays.


We are expanding! We are adding nearly 1800 square feet to our office. The expansion consist of a 700 square foot multi-purpose room/yoga studio overlooking Duncan city square and 3 new treatment room. We are looking to fill the spaces.

If you think you'd like to be part of our team contact us ASAP! 250 709 2151

We are very excited to introduce Tanya Ward M.A. RCC our newest Councillor. Cowichan Chiropractic and wellness continues to grow! Book an appointment today!

Dr. Barker is disapointed to announce he is no longer doing outreach clinics due to increased demand at the main clinic. Apologies to those who use his services at the Warmland House and Old Maple Bay firehall.

We are very excited to introduce Saja Vacarro, our newest acupuncturist/acupressurist. She will be taking patients starting July 25th. Phone 250 709 2151 to book your appointment!

Cowichan Chiropractic is please to add Lisa Davies, RMT to our wellness team! Lisa is accepting new patients and is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call the office at 250-709-2151 to book your massage with Lisa.

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