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There is nothing more important in your life than your health. We know it – and we’re passionate about doing everything we can to partner with you to achieve the health and the life you deserve.
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment that can be very beneficial throughout pregnancy. During pregnancy, there are several physiological and hormonal changes that occur in the body. The average mother’s weight gain throughout her pregnancy is approximately 25-35 lbs and this causes her center of gravity to shift forward leading to postural distortions. As a result, the natural curves of the spine, particularly in the lumbar region, become exaggerated and additional pressure is placed on the spine and pelvis.
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It is never too early to bring your newborn to the chiropractor. The birthing process is physically strenuous for both mom and baby (even during a “normal” birth) so it is best to get them both cared for as soon as possible afterwards.
We here at Calgary Family Wellness believe that children are our most precious assets. We need to encourage, assist and promote their health to help them grow healthy and strong! A lot of parents wonder why more and more people are taking their children to see chiropractors. The answer is simple: whether we have a large spine or a small one, if that spine is negatively impacting the communication of the nervous system, then our body is unable regulate and co-ordinate itself correctly. The nervous system includes the brain, the spinal cord, and all the millions of nerves that serve every inch of your body and control most of its functions. Just like the bones need proper joint motion for optimal development, so do the nerves in order to develop optimal communication.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
Chiropractic care can help with many Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) associated injuries
Have you ever wondered why professional athletes get chiropractic? Chiropractic has been helping athletes maintain their proper biomechanics, boost their athletic performance and address and prevent injuries. Whether you bike, run, dance, or play sports; chiropractic will help you achieve your optimal performance by giving you a better biomechanical and nervous system advantage through proper alignment.
ACTIVE RELEASE THERAPY ©
Active Release Technique (ART) is a specially designed soft-tissue technique that helps mobilize soft-tissue and muscles. It is a targeted approach that is designed to help muscles that are injured, tight and fatigued.
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GRASTON THERAPY ©
Graston technique is a specialized soft-tissue technique that utilizes specially designed handheld stainless steel tools to effectively remove fascial and muscle adhesions, as well as scar tissue build up. It is effective with acute and chronic injuries. If you wish to learn more about Graston Technique please visit their website at www.grastontechnique.com .
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Custom Orthotics are specially designed insoles or shoes to correct biomechanical problems in the feet. They reduce the strain on the body and allow the body to adapt easier to proper alignment. No more casted impressions of feet here! We use state-of-the-art technology to get gait and stance information that allows us to make perfect orthotics for you!
Impulse IQ ®
Impulse IQ is another instrument technique used in the clinic. It is a specialized electrical tool that can determine whether a joint has been moved or not. The care is painless and there is no “popping” or “cracking” noise that may intimidate patients. It can be on all areas of the body and with all age ranges.
We begin by analyzing your posture by using non-invasive surface EMG and Thermography, which will determine how well your nervous system is functioning. Nervous system function is one of the most important indicators of overall health and well-being. These scans allow us to detect how well the nerves on either side of your spine are working. By pinpointing areas of nerve interference, treatment can be targeted.
Since nerve interference usually causes tension, this assessment actually “shows” your areas of pain, and how severe they are.
Lastly, we assess your posture through x-rays (the x-ray facility is conveniently located on the first floor of our building), and we can corroborate previous findings. X-rays are used to detect spinal degeneration such as disc compression, arthritis, and other bone changes.
Activator is an instrument technique that uses a low force generating adjustment. The care is painless and there is no “popping” or “cracking” noise that may intimidate patients. It can be on all areas of the body and with all age ranges. If you wish to learn more about Activator Method please visit their website at www.activator.com .
We are a group of passionate professionals aiming to change the health of the community. Through innovative techniques and high standards of service we offer the highest quality of care here at Calgary Family Wellness. We believe that all individuals, infant to seniors, deserve the best care to help them live an optimal, healthy life. With our collaborative health approach, it is easy to access all forms of alternative health care – Chiropractic, Naturopathy, & Massage.
Our clients keep us happy, caring and driven to provide
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“I have been going to Calgary Family Wellness for a month now and I have definitely felt a difference in my well being. My son has also been going there for chiropractic and massage. His posture has improved greatly and he says that he is more alert in class and sleeps better at night. I feel that the staff there is very attentive and care greatly about their patients. Their receptionist is top notch and welcomes everyone as they come in. I highly recommend this group of people.”
I was super skeptical when I came to see Dr. Shanna Rai here but after my second session I knew there was no going back, my whole family comes here. My fiance who works a hard job on all the joints also gets massage done here and it has made a huge difference in his life. My now 7 month old has been going since 3 months old and went from a colicky re-flux baby to a well-adjusted happy baby and gets super excited every time you say chiro! Thanks for the amazing adjustments!!”
With my second pregnancy I decided to see a chiropractor since I suffered from lower back and hip pain with my first pregnancy. My first was also pre-term by a full month and I was hoping chiropractic care would help make things go smoother with my second. After [chiropractic care] I had virtually no back or hip pain and was able to carry my baby to 41 weeks. I also found that I recovered from the delivery much faster and I am not experiencing as much back pain post-pregnancy as I did with my first. Highly recommend Calgary Family Wellness!”
“Dr. Shanna has taken me on a remarkable journey to wellness! I no longer have any back, shoulder or hip pain that had been a constant companion. I’m resuming activities that I thought I had given up forever, and I am looking forward to aging with grace and having an active lifestyle well after retirement. Thanks to Dr Shanna and her amazing team!”
What a godsend Calgary Family Wellness is. Not only is the Chiropractic care top notch but the whole staff is patient and oriented to the well being and health of all clients. The focus, consistency, and support in my care through both acute injuries as well as ongoing improvement and maintenance of my health has made the difference between surviving and thriving. Having access to the comprehensive treatment and consultation at Calgary Family Wellness is indispensable as a resource for good health and fitness and I would highly recommend it.
The staff here are so friendly, personable and knowledgeable about health. I set out on a goal for Myself for 2015 to focus on MY health, to learn and do what I could to review all areas of my health, physically, mentally and emotionally. To head into areas of removing stress,bad eating habits and lack of healthy routines. I’m learning so much about how the body functions within and how it all plays apart on my digestion, aches,pains, lack of minerals, vitamins and balance. I’m feeling so energized, receiving the knowledge, adjustments and visual charts to see the improvements within myself from the inside out, that it’s making me take action towards a better, healthier life style, in various directions. Loving it!!
The staff here offer all individuals a FREE opportunity to learn about how our bodies function with a healthy delicious dinner regularly, check it out and join others interested in improving their health.”
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Calgary Family Wellness
Suite 208 – 6707 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary, Alberta T2V 0E4
P: (403) 452-9544