At The BetterBack Clinic we take great pride in providing the unique evidence-based chiropractic care to our patients. We have a wide range of services in the office as well as customized home-rehab programs. Below is a sampling of the services we offer in our Victoria office.
We provide a wide range of chiropractic techniques and equipment in our office. Dr. Gage is one of a handful of Doctors of Chiropractic in Canada who are Advanced Certified in tCBP Technique, and our office is also one of the few offices in Canada equipped with the latest in CBP traction therapies. This equipment is commonly used as part of a chiropractic rehab program and allows us to treat a wider range of problems. Dr. Gage has nearly 20 years of experience in evidence-based spinal rehabilitation.
We teach our patients individually prescribed exercises and rehab. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your treatment, while improving your posture and the function of your body.
Attending the BetterBack Mobility Class is recommended within the first two weeks of beginning treatment in the clinic. This FREE class focuses on exercises designed to improve mobility and function, reduce symptoms, and speed the healing process. In our experience, people who do The BetterBack Mobility exercises at home "Get Better Faster" than those that don't!
After the BetterBack Mobility exercises are going well, people often want to learn more Advanced Exercises and Rehab that will help them achieve improved posture, balance, strength and endurance.
Spinal decompression therapy is essentially the evolution of traction. When traction is applied to the spine, the body's reaction is to pull in the opposite direction. This can affect the effectiveness of traction on spinal structures like discs. Spinal decompression equipment, on the other hand, contains sensitive computer-feedback mechanisms to overcome this phenomenon and allow for maximum therapeutic benefit to spinal discs, joints and muscles. The computer continuously monitors muscular reaction and compensates by re-adjusting traction strength. Each treatment with spinal decompression can be customized to a specific type of problem a patient may have with a variety of adjustable constant or intermittant hold and release protocols implemented by the computerized system.
At The BetterBack Clinic, being able to properly visualize your spine adds to our understanding of your spinal problem, which is why we have invested in a state of the art fully digital X-ray system.
The only way to determine whether or not the spine is structurally healthy is with proper imaging. Digital X-ray is the new standard of spinal imaging and is done first, before advanced imaging (like a MRI or CT SCAN) is considered. Our X-ray system has the advantage of being able to take the images in a "weight-bearing" position (sitting or standing), unlike CT or MRI which are done laying down in almost every case. When imaging is done in a weight-bearing position, the spine is "loaded" and structural instabilities and other problems like disc compression can be more evident.
Proper imaging of the spine allows us to safely and quickly identify degenerative issues and postural problems that may affect your treatment plan, recovery time, and overall prognosis. The latest scientific literature suggests that low-dose (diagnostic) X-rays is very safe. Click here for more information about X-ray safety.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Spinal and Postural screenings can reveal important health information and early detection of serious problems can improve the effectiveness of treatment. We provide screenings in our community at a variety of venues, including trade shows, community events, and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
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