Brampton’s Best Chiropractic Clinic
Brampton Reader’s Choice Award Winner Every Year Since 2007!
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
Dr. Douglas Vlaskamp, B.F.A., D.C., Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Laser Therapist
Downtown Brampton Wellness Centre is pleased to offer an experienced Chiropractor dedicated to resolving your complex health conditions. Our Chiropractor, Dr Douglas Vlaskamp, is trained to diagnose and treat painful conditions of the joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Certified and licensed to treat patients in Ontario, he is a professional members of The Canadian Chiropractic Association (C.C.A.), The Ontario Chiropractic Association (O.C.A.) and The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (C.M.C.C.).
How to Begin Chiropractic Treatment at Downtown Brampton Wellness Centre
1) Book a FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION to see if Chiropractic treatment can help you.
You will sit down with the doctor and briefly discuss your health concern.
You can decide if you would like to work with the Chiropractor and you can book an initial appointment on another day.
No forms are required for the free consultation.
2) Book an INITIAL CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT
This appointment requires that our intake form be filled in prior to spending 30 minutes with the Chiropractor.
The Chiropractor will use your health history, Chiropractic and Orthopaedic Testing as well as any reports (X-ray or MRI) that you provide, to diagnose your health problem and determine a treatment plan that will help resolve the issue. You might be sent for x-rays. (X-rays prescribed by a Chiropractor are covered by O.H.I.P.)
The Chiropractor may determine that Laser Therapy or Custom Orthotics would better correct your health problem or might refer you to another practitioner on our team. Best patient health results is our goal.
Click the button below to book an appointment with our chiropractor, or Call The Clinic at 905-451-3963.
Conditions Treated Include:
Headache & Migraine
Pregnancy & Post Natal Pain
Sprains & Strains
Bulging & Herniated Discs
TBI – Coming Soon
and much more!
What is Chiropractic Treatment?
Chiropractic treatments have been offering patients relief from painful conditions for over 100 years. Studies show that chiropractic treatment is safe and effective in the treatment of low back pain and it also helps so much more. Chiropractors receive 4 years of post-graduate training which makes them experts in the treatment of muscle, joint and nerve complaints throughout the body.
Since chiropractors are primary healthcare providers, you don’t need a referral from your M.D. to see a chiropractor.
Chiropractic treatment is natural and non-invasive. It works by improving the function of your joints and muscles. Chiropractic treatment improves the function of your nervous system. Nerves connect the brain to the rest of the body via 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.
Although most people in Brampton probably associate chiropractors with treating back pain or sciatica, chiropractic treatment can help with all kinds of complaints. Some people even feel discomfort like heartburn 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 Does Chiropractic Treatment Entail?
Traditional Chiropractic Adjustments
Spinal manipulation or adjusting the spine is a time proven approach to healing all kinds of body pains. People from all over Brampton seek chiropractic treatment for back pain, sciatica, neck pain and other ailments. Manual chiropractic 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.
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:
Impulse IQ Adjusting
Just as lasers have replaced scalpels in some surgeries, advanced technology has become available to chiropractors to assist in delivering chiropractic adjustments. The Impulse IQ adjusting instrument is controlled by a micro-computer housed within the device. This produces a controlled force that chiropractors can use to treat different parts of the body.
The computer-assist inside the Impulse IQ gives the doctor feedback about how the problem area is responding in real-time, for a custom tailored treatment. As the adjustment is delivered by the Impulse instrument, the precise amount of spinal motion and its speed are determined by the micro-computer in the device. As the spine rebounds from each thrust, information is fed into the computer. The technology in the device then sets the speed of further thrusts to match how your spine is moving. When the adjustment is accomplished, the machine shuts off.
Chiropractic adjustments with the Impulse adjusting instrument feel like a light tapping sensation on the area that is being treated. In most cases the treatment is painless and after the adjustment many patients feel improved mobility and relief from pain.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
You don’t have to suffer. Spinal Decompression Therapy is the perfect option for various types of back pain that are common in Brampton, including: disc herniation, disc bulges, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, and sciatica. Spinal Decompression therapy is also good for patients who cannot tolerate traditional chiropractic care. Read in-depth details on our Spinal Decompression Therapy page.
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 used by professional sports teams. Now it is available to you too! Read in-depth details on our Laser Therapy page.
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. Read in-depth details on our Orthotic page.
Pregnancy and Post-Partum Treatments
Pregnant and post-partum women benefit from chiropractic care. We have years of experience treating women through the challenges of pregnancy and receive referrals from midwives in Peel. We have experience with Webster technique which is a chiropractic approach to encourage babies to turn into position for delivery.
We have years of experience treating seniors with extra gentle chiropractic treatment. Seniors who are able to continue to do the things that they enjoy tend to have better quality of life. Dr. Vlaskamp has been the on-site Chiropractor at Holland Christian Homes for over 14 years.