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.
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.
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.
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 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.
BioFlex Laser Therapy utilizes scientifically developed and clinically tested protocols that maximize the effectiveness of treatment of an extensive range of clinical pathologies. Laser Technology uses superluminous and laser diodes to treat diseased or traumatized tissue with photons. These particles of energy are selectively absorbed by the cell membrane and intracellular molecules, initiating a cascade of complex physiological reactions, leading to the restoration of normal cell structure and function. In the short term, the body produces and releases beta-endorphins to control the sensation of pain. Cortisol production is increased to combat the stress associated with the trauma or the disease process. Over the long term, ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production is increased resulting in improved cellular metabolism. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) production – the protein building block of tissue – is substantially increased. Neurotransmission is facilitated secondary to elevated levels of serotonin and acetylcholine. Mitochondrial activity is stimulated resulting in cell replication for the replacement, regeneration and repair of abnormal cells. The process can result in the elimination of symptoms, including pain, and stimulates the body’s immune system response, facilitating natural healing.
Results may vary from patient to patient.