Address: 1061 Hamilton,Vancouver,BC

Tel: 604-731-3319

Chiropractic is a healing art practiced by licensed doctors over 60 countries. Treatment is centered around the spine and its supporting structures. There are various means of treating the spine, the most common being the chiropractic adjustment. The adjustment is a quick controlled thrust delivered by the hand to restore misaligned joints and faulty joint proprioceptors (nerves that control reflex functions).

The chiropractor is a licensed physician trained to perform physical examinations and take x-rays when required to make a diagnosis.

About the Practice

The primary focus of our practice is the spine. However, we also see conditions that affect other parts our body such as the foot, knee, leg, shoulders, ribs, elbow, hands and the jaw. Orthotics are custom fitted in our office using a computer GaitScan and biofoam casting. Our team also includes a massage therapist, an exercise therapist, and a certified Kinesiotape practitioner.
 
Common Complaints seen in our office:
  • Back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot/heel pain
  • Sciatica
  • Disc injuries
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Numbness in hands and arms
  • Whiplash
  • Jaw pain
  • Bunions
 

Why extremity adjusting

Many of us are familiar with the words of a song, "the foot bone is connected to the leg bone, the leg bone is connected to the back bone…" This popular song illustrates a fundamental biomechanical principle called the 'Kinetic Chain.' That is, problems in the feet, which are connected to the leg and pelvis, can affect the lower back. Similarly, problems in the shoulders, which are connected to the collar bone and the ribs, can affect the upper back and neck. The limbs and spine have a great influence upon each other. Extremity adjusting can relieve pain and enhance the function of the entire body. Athletes in particular find significant benefits.
 
Athletics and Extremity Adjusting

Athletes often exert and stress their bodies to the limit. They push through pain to win competitions. It is in these moments that their bodies become susceptible to injury. Correcting dysfunctional extremities enhances the total athletic capabilities. Athletes perform better when muscles are strong and joints are mobile.

About Doctor Shimizu