Chiropractic Care

The gentle Chiropractic Techniques we use at Palmer Chiropractic & Wellness Centre are Koren Specific Technique (KST) and Network Spinal Analysis (NSA).

What is Koren Specific Technique/KST?
KST is a healing protocol used to locate and correct/release areas of blockage, distortion, subluxation, interference, stagnation and other stresses in the body and body/mind that are often missed by most healthcare professionals.

KST is used to improve body function, promote natural healing, release physical and emotional stresses and works well with any healing art.

KST may be used to locate and address areas that need attention such as meridians, acupuncture points, trigger points, energy “cysts”, emotional issues, allergies, phobias, addiction, bad habits, toxicity, structural imbalances, visceral stresses, disc problems and much more. Such issues can often be corrected easily and quickly to improve body function.

The ArthroStim and KST
In this office we have taken special training in the use of the ArthroStim, an instrument that gives our hand extended capability to target and control force more specifically to address subluxations, distortions, interferences and/or stress.

These distortions in your body/nervous system interfere with your flow of energy and internal communication and adversely affect body function. Koren Specific Technique (KST) quickly locates subluxations and releases them using the ArthroStim, permitting your body/mind to function at a higher level of efficiency, harmony, communication and health.

The ArthroStim is an extension of our hands. Using it with KST permits us to accomplish better corrections or adjustments in a shorter time. In addition, corrections generally hold longer.

The ArthroStim introduces gentle force into your body at 12-14 “taps” or cycles per second.

No “Cracking”
We use KST to correct exactly where you have a subluxation. We specifically adjust those parts of your structural system that are subluxated. There is no pushing, pulling, bending, twisting or “cracking” with KST. Infants and children especially enjoy the gentle vibration of the instrument.

Because of KST’s high specificity, we set the ArthroStim to its lightest setting so the least amount of force is introduced. High specificity means there are no “cracking”, twisting or large-scale movements of your body. Since we know exactly what needs correction and in which direction, we touch the ArthroStim to the specific area and a light force is all that’s needed for a more complete correction.

Network Spinal Analysis
What is Network Spinal Analysis-NSA?
Fast becoming leading-edge body/mind health care, Network Spinal Analysis, or NSA, is an exciting and new development in Chiropractic associated with long-term benefits in health, emotional sate and quality of life. It involves tapping into your body’s innate capacity to heal and develop more effective means for optimizing health and wellness. It is a safe, gentle and effective approach for everyone, regardless of age or health. It is believed that in the future this type of health care will play a vital and primary role in the prevention of illness and the optimization of well being.

How Does it Work?
NSA utilizes adjustments or gentle forces over the spine that in turn changes its vibration tone (or oscillation). It is believed that the brain reciprocates by initiating its own similar response. This causes a healthier link between the brain and body. Studies currently underway are showing a 20-30% improvement in brain efficiency, helping position NSA as a leading-edge body/mind discipline.

NSA is an exciting new Chiropractic development benefiting overall quality of life both physically and mentally. For more information on how Network Spinal Analysis can play a vital role in your health care and that of your family and children, please contact us!

Kids & Chiropractic

Chiropractic care for my child? Why? His back doesn’t bother him.

Chiropractors hear this all the time. All parents appreciate the importance of having check-ups for their child’s teeth, eyes, ears, nose, and throat, but when it comes to a spinal check-up, they do not know it is necessary.

Regular nervous system check-ups for your child can be some of the most important check-ups in their life.
Many people are surprised when they hear that children can be helped with chiropractic care. The truth is, chiropractic care is vital for a child’s proper development. Just as adults need a properly functioning nervous system, free of interference, so do children. You may not be aware, but traumatic birth syndrome is actually very common, and often unrecognized as the cause of numerous health problems.

It’s also interesting to note that only chiropractors are properly trained to detect and correct the subtle, yet very significant misalignments and nervous system imbalances that can occur either in the womb or during a “normal” hospital birth. “Normal” obstetrical procedures involve pulling the newborn baby out by the head. Your child was meant to be gently pushed and guided out, not pulled! The resulting spinal subluxations can be the cause of newborn health complaints like colic, ear infections, and allergic reactions, even poor appetite and unexplained crying.

Also, Childhood is a very physical time. The falls, accidents, jumping and running are all part of childhood and they can cause spinal subluxations. How many times does a little one walking for the first time take a spill on their bottom? It would be wise for all parents to have their children’s spine checked regularly.

The spine is the lifeline of the body. Inside the spinal column is the spinal cord containing billions of nerve fibers traveling to every part of your child’s body, sending messages and energy from the brain regulating your child’s health. If there is any nerve blockage along the spinal cord then a state of disease will develop. Disease causes a generalized weakening of your child’s body which can manifest in your child as a lowered resistance to illnesses such as colic or ear infection as well as hyperactivity or other behavioral disorders.

Won’t it hurt them?
Chiropractic adjusting techniques are modified to fit a child’s size and weight. The force needed to adjust an infant or a child is so little that infants are often adjusted while sleeping and do not even wake up.

Parents who have their children adjusted often report that their children seem healthier than other children their own age.

Cold Laser Therapy

How it Works: Advanced Healing Power Cold Laser Therapy is a proven medical device that safely, effectively, and painlessly stimulates deep tissue regeneration and relieves pain and inflammation. It uses the body’s own natural healing systems. The body absorbs laser light on a cellular level and transforms it to chemical energy which the body then uses to commence its own tissue repairs. Over 2000 clinical studies worldwide have proven the success of therapeutic lasers.

“I use theralase to keep my throwing arm healthy” – Roy Halladay #32, Pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Treatable Conditions: Neck and Back Pain, Arthritis, Heel Pain, Tennis Elbow, Knee Pain, Tendinitis, Sprains and Strains, Hip Pain, Wound Healing, Weight Loss.

Smoking Cessation – Laser therapy reduces or eliminates the physical withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with nicotine addiction in as little as 2 treatments. Call today and be a quitter!

Therapeutic Laser Biological Effects – Therapeutic lasers work by supplying energy to the body in the form of billions of photons of light. The body absorbs this laser light on a cellular level and transforms it into chemical energy, which the body then uses to commence its own tissue repairs. The biostimulating effect of laser therapy causes a decrease in inflammation and pain and an increase in tissue regeneration and healing.

Rapid Cell Growth – Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.

Tissue Repair – Laser light stimulates tissue repair at the cellular level resulting in accelerated tissue healing.

Increased Metabolic Activity – Higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus a greater production of the basic food source for cells.

Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation – Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post surgery.

Anti-Inflammatory Action – Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility.

Increased Vascular Activity – Laser light increases nutrient delivery to damaged tissue through increased blood flow.

Stimulated Nerve Function – Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead” limbs or numb areas. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.

Further Reading
Brochure – Cold Laser Therapy Brochure [pdf]

Frequently Asked Questions

No, there are two general types of medical lasers: high power lasers which cut through tissue and lower power lasers such as Theralase lasers which stimulate tissue repair.

No, Theralase lasers used for tissue stimulation are not strong enough to damage cells; so even if they were used 24 hours a day, they would not be able to harm you.

Yes, Theralase laser therapy is safe, effective and painless, with results which are often immediate with no side effects. Efficacy rates in excess of 90% are routinely achieved.

When laser light interacts with tissue, it causes certain photochemical reactions to occur and stimulates natural biological healing processes.

Treatment time will vary from as little as 2 minutes to as long as 20 minutes. The total number of treatments required varies between 5 and 25 depending on the body’s natural healing rate and the severity of the condition.

Yes, while some patients get immediate results, others may require repetitive treatments before there is a lasting effect. Your Theralase certified laser specialist is best able to develop a treatment program in connection with you that will be specifically tailored to treat your condition.

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Palmer Chiropractic & Wellness Centre
8615 ON-93 Midland ON L4R 4K4

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