WHAT WE DO

CHIROPRACTIC

We mainly practice diversified chiropractic at Danforth East Wellness, however, treatments are always tailored to the individual’s chiropractic preferences, based on an open dialogue between patient and practitioner.

ORTHOTICS

We would be more than pleased to perform the biomechanical and gait analyses to assess your needs with respect to orthotics.

INITIAL VISIT
The initial visit for orthotics is approximately 30 minutes in duration.  We will take your history with respect to your issues, perform a postural examination, and, analyze your gait and biomechanics.  If deemed that orthotic therapy is applicable, a signed consent form will be required, and then a foam cast of your feet will be taken.  This will be sent to an orthotic manufacturer.  A deposit of $150 is required at this time.

FOLLOW-UP VISIT
We will call you when the orthotics are received (approximately two weeks later).  We will assess the correction when you pick them up.  The balance of the orthotics is due this visit.  Final paperwork is available for submission to extended insurance if required.

ACUPUNCTURE

Dr. Elisa Petricca completed her Acupuncture training at McMaster University via the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program. Acupuncture is a wonderful treatment option for a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, headaches, neck and back pain, sciatic pain, osteoarthritis, and sports injuries (strains, sprains, tears). The initial assessment is typically 1-1.5 hours in duration and includes a detailed history, physical examination, diagnosis, report of findings, and treatment if deemed appropriate. Follow-up sessions are approximately half an hour in length. Acupuncture treatments can be provided on their own, as well as in conjunction with the chiropractic care we offer!

ELECTROTHERAPY and EXERCISE THERAPY

We have interferential current (IFC), microcurrent, and ultrasound at our facility as adjuncts to our treatments.  ‘Homework’ in the form of exercises or stretching is also something we often utilize.  This supplements our treatments and allows us to maintain achieved gains and to progress successes.

MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage Therapy is the hands-on manipulation of soft tissue to help ease muscle and joint pain, increase circulation, as well as promote a general sense of well-being. A typical massage treatment will involve a health history intake, assessment and treatment. Massage Therapists are regulated health care professionals governed by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

 

During a massage treatment, clients will remove the clothing that they are comfortable with, typically leaving on underpants, and lie down on a massage table between two sheets and a blanket. They are pillowed for comfort. The therapist will use a massage cream, lotion, or oil to apply the techniques. At the end of the treatment the therapist may offer self-care techniques such as stretching, strengthening, hot or cold therapies and will also make recommendations for duration of the on-going treatment plan. This will vary from client to client depending on the reason for the massage, health, age, etc. Some clients will come for a maintenance relaxation massage every 3-4 weeks, while other clients require more concentrated, consecutive treatments every week for 4-6 weeks. Duration of treatment can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.

Massage Therapy can treat a wide variety of conditions including back, neck, and shoulder pain, headaches, injuries such as sprains and strains, sports-related or repetitive strain issues like tendinitis, pregnancy, and lymphedema. Relaxation is also a key factor in optimum health and should not be overlooked.

Most insurance companies cover massage in their benefits. Please feel free to call our clinic and enquire more about how you might benefit from massage or to book an appointment.