Mobilizations are slow or low-velocity techniques that keep the joint within its passive range of motion/movement. A manipulation is much faster. With a high velocity and low amplitude thrust, the Chiropractor, no matter his/her size, is able to apply a similar quick thrust to a joint, taking it beyond the passive range, still keeping it within its proper paraphysiological end range of motion/movement.
Mobilizations generally do not produce any sound and therefore sometimes people (i.e. aging persons) prefer or require this tequnique over a manipulation. This technique works very well for certain people, however, it is important to note that the treatment plan will most likely take longer to reach the maintenance stage (i.e. proper range of motion in all joints and no pain) with mobilizations alone.
Dr. Bouharevich educates her patients and helps them to understand that what one puts into his/her body directly affects one's health and wellbeing. Making a commitment to healthy eating is a great start towards a healthier life. Beyond eating more fruits, vegetables, and good fats, however, there is the question of food safety, nutrition, and sustainability. How foods are grown or raised can impact both your health and the environment.
Not only does Dr. Bouharevich see children and adults with severe deficiencies from a lack of in the processed foods they eat, What many people do not realize is that processed, non-organic, genetically modified foods can not only lead to an imbalance in one's vitamins and minerals but also hormone levels. If hormone imbalance is left untreated it can result in serious medical conditions like diabetes, growth disorders, infertility, PMS, menstrual problems, abdominal weight gain, and possibly increased risk of cancer, for example. Most notable to Chiropractors is that the symptoms of nutritional imbalance can mimic issues that they treat on a regular basis such as peripheral nerve pain (i.e. numbness and tingling in the limbs), arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc. Therefore, Dr. Bouharevich is trained in recognizing when nutritional counselling is needed and depending on the severity of the case she might co-manage her patient with her office partner from Gentle Wellness, Monica Frohmann.
Your feet are the base of support for your entire body. When there is a structural or functional issue with your feet, ankles, arches, etc. your body will be affected to compensate for the issue(s). In some cases, with for example functional issues, Dr. Bouharevich will treat her patients with rehabilitation therapy to strengthen the weak muscles, stretch and/or ice areas of the lower limb(s). However, if the issue(s) is structural and/or if Dr. Bouharevich finds in her assessment that her patient would greatly benefit from the added support to decrease high-pressure areas, stabilize foot alignment and/or cushion the foot, she will recommend custom orthotics. Note that they will not permanently change one's anatomy and they will only function only when standing or walking on them.
Orthotics are often used to relieve symptoms of common injuries, such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, neuromas, and various foot and ankle tendon injuries. As well, orthotics can help individuals with diabetes and/or arthritis.
Dr. Bouharevich works with the Orthotics Group to provide quality custome orthotics for its patients. The Orthotics Group has been one of the leading companies in creating expert and individualized footwear for patients in over 15 countries for over 30 years.
This is an ancient Chinese Medicine therapy that use cups to create suction on your skin. The cups that JointCare uses are plastic and do not use heat for suction. This therapy is used to help with pain, inflammation, fascial release, blood flow, deep-tissue massage, relaxation and relaxation. It can be thought of as a less invasive form of acupuncture.
Cupping therapy has many benefits when used in a Massage therapy treatment. Plastic or silicone cups are used on the skin, The skin is then pulled into the cups creating a suction effect to the skin and tissue below. Cupping has a relaxing and healing effect on the fascial network of the body, it can remove blockages and increase mobility. It stimulates the waste removal in the muscle and tissue and help improve scar tissue restrictions and skin adhesions
Linear polarized light
- Bioptron Light waves move on parallel planes.
- The Brewster’s mirror, a multi-layered optical system, provides 95% of Bioptron Light’s polarization.
- Bioptron Light ensures optimal penetration of tissues to stimulate the immune system for faster and more effective healing.
- A Broad range of wavelengths from 480- 3400 nm, containing the color of visible light wavelengths plus a part of the infrared spectrum.
- Different light wavelengths penetrate the skin at different depths, activating cells, accelerating local blood circulation and stimulating the whole body’s regenerative process.
- UV – free. No risk of adverse side effects.
- High intensity laser light
- Highly risky
- May damage tissue
- Soft, low intensity light
- No known side effects
- Dynamic penetration
- No risk of damaging tissues
- Stimulates the natural healing process
- Allows precise dosing
- Has a consistent and ready intensity of 2.4J/cm2 per minute (safe dose of light)
Bioptron’s patented and unique combination of light features stimulates and accelerates healing and recovery.
AromaTouch technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils. AromaTouch Massage improves wellbeing by reducing physical and emotional stressors and supports healthy autonomic function. The technique uses doTERRA’s Certified (CPTG) essential oils for an unparalleled grounding experience for recipients. Unlike traditional Aromatherapy Massage, the AromaTouch Technique utilizes 8 specific essential oils and blends to promote relaxation and stress relief, offer immune support, decrease pain and inflammation and elevate mood. Essential oils applied along energy lines and on reflexology points stimulate homeostasis and balance in the body.
The AromaTouch technique uses 8 essential oils:
Balance, Lavender, Melaleuca, On Guard, AromaTouch, Deep blue, Wild orange and Peppermint.
RockTape Functional Movement Taping
Indie Head Massage
Indie Head Massage is a form of massage therapy based on the ancient healing system of Ayurveda. Warm oil is applied to the scalp and hair, and combined with deep therapeutic massage to the face, scalp neck and shoulders.
Your hair will get oily so feel free to bring a hat or hair tie for the trip home!