At Cornerstone Therapy & Wellness in St. Catharines, our approach to chiropractic treatment is unlike other clinics. We give our clients individual treatment plans targeting the cause of your pain instead of chasing symptoms. By prioritizing mobility and functional movement patterns that will allow you to feel better and get back to your everyday life.
All of our treatments utilize a unique blend of hands on therapies that target the nerves, muscles, and joints of the body to produce effective and long lasting results. At Cornerstone, we prioritize mobility and functional movement patterns that will allow you to feel better and get back to your everyday life.
If you are an athlete, in pain, or simply looking to improve your overall health, Cornerstone Chiropractic care is right for you. Since we do more than just adjust the spine, our style of therapy is fit for all ages, as well as patients who are looking to improve much more than just range of motion and pain.
Chiropractic care can also be beneficial to those who suffer from lower back pain, neck pain, plantar fasciitis and headaches.
Our team are highly trained chiropractors will use a variety of techniques that will help with muscle, joint, and nerve dysfunction. This unique skill set allows us to treat most common injuries, work related injuries, and repetitive stress injuries by finding the root cause of your discomfort and treating it at its source.
On your first visit, your chiropractor will take a detailed history to determine your health goals, the problems you are currently experiencing, and whether chiropractic care is appropriate in your specific situation. Once it is determined safe to proceed, the chiropractor will then complete a comprehensive examination to help determine the underlying causes of your particular complaints.
Depending on the findings of the exam, your chiropractor may decide to treat on the first visit, but only after your diagnosis and treatment plans have been discussed with you. Expect this process to take between 45-60 mins in length.
Hands on therapy to the joints of the body. Chiropractic is based on the relationship the alignment of the body has on the function of the nervous system.
*Great for neck/back pain, and headaches
Spinal Decompression is a form of mechanical traction through the use of a specialized table. It works by gently providing traction to the vertebrae of your spine creating a negative pressure within the discs. The discs in your spine are a gel-like substance that can protrude or ‘herniate’ putting pressure on important structures of the back (ie. Nerves) causing pain. The negative pressure can cause the discs to retract relieving this pressure and discomfort. It also promotes healing by introducing water, and nutrient rich fluids back into the discs.
Spinal Decompression works great for disc herniations, degenerative discs, osteoarthritis, and as an alternative to spinal adjustments.
Stretching of soft tissues to relieve symptoms related to muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Therapy helps to relax tight muscles, and improve blood flow.
*Works for conditions like tennis elbow (tendonitis), repetitive work injuries, and rotator cuff injuries.
The insertion of needles into areas of the body in an attempt to correct muscle and nerve dysfunction by increasing blood flow, and encouraging proper firing of muscle and nerve fibres. Used in conjunction with electric stimulation.
*Great for joint pain (knee/shoulder), neck/back pain, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow
Using a specific wavelength of light to influence the body’s cells to speed the healing process.
*Great for tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and as an alternative to manual techniques such as chiropractic.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive treatment that involves delivery of shock waves to injured soft tissue to reduce pain and promote healing.
* Great for Plantar Fasciitis, Tendonitis, or other chronic soft tissue injuries.
Relieves pressure off of important structures of the spine (nerves, discs) by gently distracting the vertebrae of the spine. This technique is utilized with the patient lying on their stomach on a specialized table.
*Beneficial for low back pain caused by herniated or degenerative discs
The use of stainless steel tools to break through adhesions, scar tissue, and fascial restrictions in the muscle.
*Great for tendonitis, trigger points, and plantar fasciitis.
Specially designed tape that taps into the body’s natural healing ability by offering support and stability to muscles and joints without restriction of its range of motion.
*Works great for IT band syndrome, swelling of joints (ankle/knee), and to reduce bruising.