Synergy Centre Spine & Joint Associates

Chiropractic * Physiotherapy *Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy  *Acupuncture * Electro Acupuncture * Shockwave Therapy * Custom Orthotics & Bracing * WSIB * Motor Vehicle Accident Rehab * Vitamins, Supplements & Probiotics


Chiropractic 

 

Dr. Mark Fluter utilizes manual adjustments with exercise prescription to restore correct spinal and peripheral joint mechanics in order to reduce pain and improve function.  Besides manual adjustments and mobilizations, Dr. Fluter uses many techniques including trigger point therapy, active release techniques, myofascial release, shockwave therapy, acupuncture, electro acupuncture, gait analysis and custom orthotics, metabolic support, rehabilitative and fitness based exercise prescription and postural reeducation.  He treats patients on an individualized basis to meet their specific needs.  Every treatment is symptom dependent and varied based on the current symptoms.


Benefits of Chiropractic Treatments

  • Improved movement in your neck, shoulders, back and torso
  • Better Posture
  • Relief from headaches, neck and back pain
  • Prevention of work-related muscle and joint injuries
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Improved flexibility
  • Relief of pregnancy- related back ache
  • Correction of gait and foot problems

 

 


Pain Management and Relief

Chiropractic can treat many conditions including:

  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Wrist
  • Knee
  • Foot or Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Pregnancy Pain
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • TMJ
  • Vertigo
  • Running & Sport Injuries
  • Restricted Movement in Back, Shoulders, Neck or Limbs
  • Whiplash

Acupuncture

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is the evidence based application of the traditional theories of  acupuncture combined with the current concepts of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology & pathophysiology. Combining ancient Chinese principles with modern science in order to relieve acute pain, alter movement, and improve function. It involves the insertion of very fine sterile disposable needles in specific points on the body to access different physiological responses. Acupuncture points are carefully determined based on your specific injury and symptoms targeting the muscles and nerves that are causing the pain or dysfunction.  

The scientifically proven benefits of acupuncture include: pain relief, inflammation reduction, improved blood flow and arterial function, stress reduction, improved nerve conduction and improved systemic organ function. 

Electro Acupuncture is the method of attaching acupuncture needles to a device that generates a mild but continuous electrical pulse.  Electro Acupuncture is extremely effective as it stimulates a larger region surrounding acupuncture points, increases blood circulation, relaxing spastic muscles, and releasing painful trigger points.

You can read more at mcmasteracupuncture.com

 

Acupuncture Provides Relief For Musculoskeletal Conditions Such As: Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis &  Rheumatoid Arthritis

Symptoms Of Neurological Diseases Such As: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Carpal Tunnel (wrist/hand pain) & Peripheral Neuropathy

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Chronic Back Pain, Sciatica, Knee, Foot, Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches & Migraines, Jaw Pain/TMJ
  • Golfers/ Tennis Elbow, Tendonitis & Inflammatory Bursitis
  • Rotator Cuff Dysfunction & Frozen Shoulder
  • Muscle Tension/Dysfunction
  •  Inflammation/Swelling
  • Sports Injuries/Ligament Sprains & Strains, Shin Splints 
  • Stroke & Bells Palsy Rehabilitation
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation
  • Post Surgical Pain/Rehabilitation
  • Symptom & Pain Relief During/After Cancer Treatments
  • Circulatory Conditions & Post Surgical Rehabilitation

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction

Chiropractors are trained to correct problems due to poor joint mechanics and joint misalignments. Chiropractic treatment of the TMJ focuses on joint mobilizations, adjustments and soft tissue techniques applied directly to the TMJ and its surrounding musculature. In most cases, TMJ dysfunction is influenced or exacerbated by poor joint mechanics, and tight musculature in the upper back and neck. Therefore, of equal importance, Chiropractic care also focuses on corrections to the mechanics and positioning of the joints in the upper back and neck to relieve symptoms associated with TMJ joint dysfunction.

When these treatments are employed, motion of your upper back, neck and jaw joints can improve and your symptoms such as: ear pain, jaw locking, headaches, and neck pain can be reduced or eliminated.


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy involves the rehabilitation, prevention, and management of musculoskeletal conditions to restore, maintain, or enhance movement, function or performance associated with athletic or everyday injuries both acute and those caused by repetitive strain. 

Synergy Centre Spine & Joint Associates, is comprised of a team of professionals working in a private clinical setting offering high quality, individualized therapeutic treatments for all orthopaedic conditions and injuries. We take pride in providing one-on-one Physiotherapy treatments tailored to the individual which include manual therapies in combination with comprehensive exercise prescription and electrotherapeutic modalities. (Ultrasound, TENS, IFC, Shockwave Therapy)

 


NOW OFFERING PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY  

PEE WHEN YOU SNEEZE? RUN? JUMP? OTHER?

"Incontinence & Postnatal Care"

*3.3 million Canadians suffer from incontinence 

*1 in 4 women are incontinent

*1 in 3 women over the age of 40 have urinary incontinence

*Having bladder leakage following childbirth is NOT normal

*1/6 of children under the age of 17 struggle with incontinence

*only 1 out of 12 indivduals seek out treatment due to embarrassment, or don't know that help is available

                        

WOMEN'S PELVIC HEALTH: To Kegel or NOT?                 

 

*WEAK PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES (HYPOTONICITY): Contribute to Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence as well as Pelvic Organ Prolapse 

*TIGHT PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES (HYPERTONICITY): Urinary and Fecal Urgency, Urge Incontinence, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Pudendal Neuralgia, Interstitial Cystitis and Painful Urination

Pelvic Floor Muscles Have 5 Major Functions:

 

*Maintaining continence of the bowel and bladder

*Allowing sexual function and pleasure

*Providing support to the internal organs; keeping the uterus, bladder and intestines within the abdominal cavity where they belong

*Providing support to the low back

*Helping the circulatory system to get the blood and other body fluids from the legs back to the heart

 

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can be diagnosed by physiotherapists with specialized training using internal & external manual techniques to evaluate the function of the pelvic floor muscles, also assessing the ability to contract and relax these muscles. The bones and muscles of the low back, hips and Sacro-iliac joints (SI Joints) will also need to be assessed since these joints can stress the pelvic floor muscles.

RECTUS DIASTASIS: Is the separation in the rectus abdominis or "6 pack" muscle, most often occurng during pregnancy.  If you can lift your head while lying on your back and the centre of your stomach protrudes out, you may have what is called rectus diastasis.  It is measured by the number of fingers you can fit between the muscle when lying on your back and lifting your head.  

Why is it a problem?  Your abdominals work with your pelvic floor, therefore a separation of the rectus abdominis/core muscles can make the pelvic floor less efficient and may also contribute to incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.  Corrective exercises are recommended.

Call For Additional Information or To Book Your Initial Assessment Today!! 


Shockwave Therapy:

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Shockwave Therapy treatments are non invasive and promote accelerated recovery from chronic injuries. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is often used in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions involving connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons, as well as bone, heel and joint pain.

*Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spurs

*Tennis & Golfers Elbow

*Rotator Cuff Injuries

*Achilles/Patellar Tendinopathies

*Shoulder Calcific Tendonitis

*Scar Tissue Treatment

*Jumpers Knee

*Morton's Neuroma

 


 

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