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Welcome to Eden Chiropractic and Wellness
Eden is excited to announce an amazing addition to our team! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eden Chiropractic   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 14:40

ALegg1Dr. Allison Legg graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Science before pursuing a Masters degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Waterloo. Dr. Allison went on to achieve a Doctorate of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto. During her time at CMCC Dr. Allison completed studies in contemporary medical acupuncture at McMaster University, as well as continuing education courses focusing on gentle chiropractic techniques such as Activator, and Thompson techniques together with Chiropractic care for sensitive populations (pregnant women, and children).

Dr. Allison believes the cornerstone of chiropractic care is the body's distinctive ability to heal. Treatments are personalized to each patient, taking advantage of the body's natural healing properties to expedite the healing process, decreasing pain, and returning the patient to a state of optimal health and function. Dr. Allison has a special interest in neck pain and headache treatment, pregnancy and perinatal treatment, as well as geriatric care and acupuncture. She believes that clear communication and patient education are imperative to providing the best possible patient care. When a patient understands their injury they are better suited to become an active member in their own health.

Dr. Allison strives to achieve a healthy work-life balance; when she is not practicing she enjoys running, recreational slow-pitch, ladies hockey and spending time with her family and friends. She will begin treating patients at Eden on Monday, April 4.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 April 2016 19:45 )
 
Graston Technique: A New Option in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Complaints PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eden Chiropractic   
Thursday, 02 April 2015 15:50

Graston Technique is an instrument assisted soft tissue therapy (IASTT) that utilizes stainless steel instruments to help in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries of the upper and lower extremities as well as the spine. 

In the healing process, the body attempts to repair muscles, tendons, and ligaments with ‘scar tissue’ after an injury.  This fibrous tissue is not as strong and flexible as normal, healthy undamaged tissue.  Over time, this fibrous tissue builds up in areas that get a lot of use.  This can lead to pain and dysfunction because this replacement tissue lacks the strength and flexibility of healthy tissue and in some areas may entrap nerves. 

The Graston Technique procedure involves the detection and treatment of adhesions in muscles, tendons, and ligaments that can lead to pain and dysfunction.  The instruments are first used to detect the adhesions, which are usually described and felt as a granular or gritty sensation.  The doctor then uses the instruments to ‘break up’ the adhesions. 

The benefits of Graston Technique are not only in detection of restrictions or adhesions, but also in the amount of improvement that takes place in a short amount of time.  The Graston Technique protocol includes the necessary strengthening and stretching exercises to promote re-alignment of the fibres so they behave more like normal, healthy tissue.  These exercises provide a great aid to the chiropractic adjustment and the patient gets better much quicker and more completely. 

The Graston Technique is not appropriate for every condition.  It is, however, very helpful for people with the most common conditions seen by a chiropractor.  This includes:

Achilles tendonitis                                         Tennis Elbow
Ankle sprains                                                 Golfer’s Elbow
Plantar fasciitis                                              Scar pain
Patellofemoral syndrome                            Rotator cuff tendonitis
Neck pain                                                       Adhesive capsulitis
Low back pain                                               Shin splints
Hip/groin strain                                            Jumper’s knee
Hamstring strain                                           ITB tendonitis                                   

Graston Technique is currently being used in treating athletes at major universities as well as by a number of professional athletic teams.

If you would like further information, have any questions, or would like to make an consultation, please feel free to contact me at 905-478-1100 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it