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Chiropractic Care
 

Chiropractors focus on your musculoskeletal (MSK) system and treat the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and connective tissues that you use every day. The MSK system supports your weight, provides physical stability, enables you to move your body, and protects your vital organs. Your MSK system connects directly to other vital systems in your body, which is why medical professionals, researchers and the health community at large trust the spine care expertise of chiropractors to assess, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions.

Specific training in spinal (SMT) and extremity manipulative therapy allows chiropractors to provide adjustments using highly-skilled and precise movements to the vertebrae of the spine and the joints of the upper and lower extremities, correcting joint motion to restore proper movement and improve function.

At Winnipeg Spine and Sports Therapy, Dr. Holliday utilizes only evidence-based manual therapy techniques.

Chiropractic Care
 

Chiropractors focus on your musculoskeletal (MSK) system and treat the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and connective tissues that you use every day. The MSK system supports your weight, provides physical stability, enables you to move your body, and protects your vital organs. Your MSK system connects directly to other vital systems in your body, which is why medical professionals, researchers and the health community at large trust the spine care expertise of chiropractors to assess, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions.

 

Spinal & Extremity Manipulative Therapy

Specific training in spinal (SMT) and extremity manipulative therapy allows chiropractors to provide adjustments using highly-skilled and precise movements to the vertebrae of the spine and the joints of the upper and lower extremities, correcting joint motion to restore proper movement and improve function.

 

At Winnipeg Spine and Sports Therapy, Dr. Jeff Holliday utilizes only evidence-based manual therapy techniques.

Flexion-Distraction Technique
 

Flexion-Distraction, is a gen­tle, chi­ro­prac­tic pro­ce­dure often uti­lized for lower back pain. The doc­tor is in con­trol of the treat­ment move­ments at all times, employing a specific chiropractic table to achieve the desired result. Flexion-Distraction is uti­lized for many con­di­tions includ­ing: low back pain, lumbar disc bulging and her­ni­a­tion, sci­at­ica, lumbar spinal steno­sis, spondy­loles­the­sis and tran­si­tional seg­ment dys­func­tion.

 

Flexion-Distraction works to increase the inter­ver­te­bral disc height by remov­ing tension on the spinal nerve roots and annu­lar fibres in our discs, thereby improv­ing spac­ing and increas­ing cir­cu­la­tion. Prop­erly applied Flexion-Distraction stretches the lig­a­men­tum flavum, reduc­ing steno­sis and opens the zygapophy­seal (facet) joints to reduce pos­te­rior disc stress. Flexion-Distraction improves pos­ture and loco­mo­tion while reliev­ing pain.

 

Dr. Jeff Holliday has extensive training and clinical experience of the Flexion-Distraction Technique.

 

RockTape / KinesioTape

 

RockTape is an innovative form of kinesiology tape used throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance.

 

RockTape's measured benefits include:

 

- Reduced pain

- Decompression to areas of inflammation

- Delays muscle fatigue

- Normalizes muscle tone

- Distributes physical stress

 

 

RockTape was designed with athletes in mind. It evolved with enhanced properties to meet the demands of athletes yet still provide immeasurable benefit to all.

 

RockTape is made from 97% cotton and 3% nylon. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic, acrylic-based and contains no latex.

 

Dr. Jeff Holliday is certified in RockTape - Fascial Movement Taping & KinesioTaping methods.

Therapeutic Exercise & Injury Rehabilitation
 

Regular exercise is an important part of life. Exercise keeps us healthy. When an active individual suffers an injury, our body requires a specific exercise program of re-introduction and re-education for the affected soft tissues and skeletal structures to return from injury and optimize performance.

As part of your complete care, you will be prescribed a Therapeutic Exercise program to address your individual needs. These exercises may be done in the clinic or at home, in the gym or at the pool. Evidence indicates that adherence to a therapeutic exercise program can dramatically improve recovery and speed up return-to-activity.

Benefits of therapeutic exercise include:

  • Improved range of motion

  • Correcting muscle imbalance

  • Reduced postural strain

  • Reduced soft tissue tension

  • Improved elasticity of soft tissue

  • Reduced pain

  • Accelerated healing

  • Increased strength of soft tissues

Medical Acupuncture
 

Medical Acupuncture is an integration of classical Chinese medicine and contemporary medicine used to affect the body’s neurophysiology, neuroanatomy and pathophysiology.  Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which acupuncture needles are inserted into anatomically defined neurofunctional sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system to improve function and decrease pain. Improvement of these firing patterns will allow the nerve, muscle and affected joint to function optimally.


Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is often used as a therapeutic modality along with other chiropractic techniques such as adjustments.

     

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture treatments can be tailored to suit the needs of all patients. In many situations, patients are able to return to very high active levels immediately after treatment.

Benefits associated with Contemporary Medical Acupuncture include:

  • Pain relief

  • Reduction of swelling

  • Muscle relaxation

  • Stress Management

  • Improved Blood Flow

  • General relaxation response

  • Sleep improvement

At Winnipeg Spine and Sports Therapy, Dr. Christian Manansala provides Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and Electro-Acupuncture treatments.

Yoga Therapy

 

Yoga Therapy is the modification of  classical Yoga practices to make it accessible for everyone. It's a therapeutic approach in adapting asanas (posture) to meet the student “where they are”.  A practice where the teacher individualizes asanas, pranayama (breathing), and meditation.
Props, including blocks, bolsters and straps, are frequently used when necessary to facilitate general well being and optimal alignment. 

A Yoga Therapist generally hosts smaller groups or works privately. During your experience, expect to be well cared for individually. 

Our Therapeutic Yoga classes focus either on a grouping of similar conditions, for example, headaches and neck pain due to postural strain; or may focus on specific conditions, including acute injuries and even movement disorders (Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis).

 

In Yoga Therapy, the pose finds the student via the teacher. The therapeutic approach is gentle and gradual.

 

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Managment / Graston Technique
 

IASTM techniques provide an effective complement to manual soft tissue mobilizations. These techniques utilize custom stainless steel instruments to assist in soft tissue therapy.

 

IASTM is not aggressive and does not cause excessive tissue damage. It is readily integrated into other manual therapy techniques to provide safe, effective soft tissue treatment and mobilization.

 

Dr. Jeff Holliday has extensive practical knowledge of Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Management.