Naturopaths Brampton - Dr. Vlaskamp

Brampton Guardian Readers’ Choice Awards
10 Times Voted Best Chiropractor in Brampton by Brampton Guardian Readers!
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,
2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

Dr. Douglas Vlaskamp, BFA, DC
Clinic Director
Chiropractor
Laser Therapist
VOTED BEST CHIROPRACTOR 10 TIMES

Chiropractic Care

We treat ACUTE and CHRONIC pain and injury to the entire musculoskeletal system MUSCLE, JOINT, TENDON, LIGAMENT & NERVE.

We offer two effective types of chiropractic treatment, traditional manual chiropractic and computerized ProAdjuster chiropractic. You and your chiropractor can choose which type of chiropractic is right for you.

We are the only ProAdjuster Chiropractic Clinic in Brampton!

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Chiropractic 101

Your Nervous System
Adjusting stimulates the nerves that pass out of the spinal column near the spinal joints. These nerves go to all organs and tissues in the body. As a result, there are many beneficial effects including pain reduction.

That "Cracking" Sound
Your bones are not actually cracking. Adjustments open up the joint space, releasing gases that have been compressed into joint fluid. This separation of gas and fluid leaves room for the joint to move freely.

"I'm Afraid"
We hear your concern. While manual treatment is safe and effective, there may be reasons not to do it. Our computerised ProAdjuster system is comfortable & consistent, while remaining just as effective.

What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive method of healthcare developed by a Canadian over 100 years ago. Studies show that Chiropractic is safe and effective in the treatment of low back pain. But it also helps so much more. Chiropractors receive 4 years of post-graduate training that makes them experts in the treatment of muscle, joint and nerve complaints throughout the body.

Chiropractors are primary healthcare providers which means that you won’t need a referral from your family physician to see a chiropractor. Chiropractors use chiropractic and orthopedic testing to diagnose your painful or nagging muscle, joint or nerve condition. You will be treated with hands-on manual treatment that might include adjustments, pressure/trigger points, soft tissue treatments, as well as technology assisted treatments like ultrasound, low intensity laser therapy or orthotic therapy. Education in self care including stretching, use of ice and heat and specific exercises targeted to help support your painful condition, will be given to be done as homecare between treatments.

How Does Chiropractic Work?

Your body is basically self healing. When you get a cut, your body forms a scab and eventually repairs the skin. If the body is overwhelmed by an injury, it may need some help to heal. This is where chiropractic comes in. There are two ways chiropractic helps you get better. First, chiropractic removes difficulties that your body has doing specific motions. By correcting these difficulties, the mechanisms of the joints and muscles work better and with more ease. The second way chiropractic helps is in the way it affects our nervous system. Nerves connect the brain to the rest of the body by way of the spinal column. If a muscle, bone or disc is pressing or rubbing on the nerve, it will produce pain. That might lead to numbness or weakness in parts of the body away from the spine. Some people even feel discomforts like heart burn or fullness in their ears from interference of nerve signals. Make sure you mention all symptoms you are feeling to your chiropractor. They might be important to the development of your diagnosis.

What Therapies Will I Receive?

HANDS ON TREATMENTS

Adjustments
Spinal manipulation or adjusting the spine is a time proven approach to healing back, neck and other pains. Adjustments gently restore normal motion to “stuck” joints. This helps reduce strain on muscles that are trying to move the joint and are becoming strained. Because the spine is so close to the spinal nerves, it also stimulates the nervous system to reduce pain.

Soft Tissue Therapies
The spine does not exist on its own. Without muscles, we would not be able to move or even stand up! Treatment of muscles is crucial to recovering from many injuries. Techniques such as stretching, pressure point therapy or myofascial release may be used to treat you, depending on the circumstances.

Exercises
Rehabilitative exercises are often useful to complete the recovery process after an injury. Specific exercises will be given to support any weaknesses. After that, general exercise also helps in your recovery.

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTED TREATMENTS

ProAdjuster
This amazing piece of technology identifies and treats spinal pain and stiffness with a light force that is comfortable and consistent. The technology eliminates the need for twisting a patient and the cracking sound of an adjustment. Yet, the treatment is equally as effective and can be used with any patient, especially ones who don't like traditional chiropractic treatments. The ProAdjuster is a technology that brings choice for the patient when seeking pain relief.

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Low Intensity Laser Therapy
Speed healing with light energy. We use the Bioflex Low Intensity Laser Therapy System. This laser has two effective uses, it speeds healing of acute injury and stimulates healing of lingering chronic conditions. Using the healing power of light energy to stimulate the body's cells, this technology is very effective and is now used by professional sports teams. Now it is available to you too!

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Orthotic Therapy
Your feet are your foundation. Computerized Gait Scan Analysis is a computerized system for analyzing pressure patterns and weight distribution of the feet. This is an accurate and less subjective system which when combined with in depth testing of the feet and ankles, pinpoints which patients would benefit from orthotics.

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