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We will be open two to three Saturday's each month to meet the needs of our clients that cannot get in during the regular weekday hours. We will be open the following Saturday's this fall:
Call us at (780) 332-2700 to book an appointment.
Sometimes are heads are crooked not because are necks are out of alignment, but because our eyes are uneven.
We have six muscles that have to work together to make our eyes move. Occasionally, from habit or mild injuries, one of these muscles becomes a little lazy. This results in one eye either drifting up or down slightly. The difference is very small and will not cause anything severe to happen to your vision, but our brain gets a little upset. Our brain likes the visual horizon to be level, and if one eye is slightly higher or lower than other, the brain will gently tilt the head until the horizon becomes straight again. Unfortunately, this can aggravate our necks. Therapy can help treat the neck complaint, but correcting the weak eye muscle will remove the trigger that makes our necks to tilt in the first place.
Look at old photographs or ask people close to you to see if you habitually tilt your head to one side more than the other. If you do tilt your head consistently one way more than the other, you could have a weakness in one of your eye muscles.
If you are curious, please drop by and we can measure your eyes to see if they are level.
Myoskeletal alignment focuses on treating stubborn painful conditions by massaging tight muscles to mobilize restricted joints.
Muscles that are tight and stressed contribute to pain by limiting motion. Weak muscles don't provide enough support for the body. Poor muscle function leads to postural problems, stiffness and other symptoms that create a cycle of endless pain. Myoskeletal alignment technique reduces pain and discomfort by helping improve the alignment of the body.
- Learn more about Massage Therapy and related therapies with Veronica Lambert, RMT
To book an appointment please call us at 780-332-2700.
While it is only 10% of your brain based on volume, it contains over 40% of all your neurons and it impacts all aspects of your life.
Sidney Crosby’s concussion affected his brain and cerebellum and had a major impact on his ability to play hockey. The cerebellum is very sensitive to falls, injuries and chemicals. The stumbling gait of an intoxicated person is a result of decreased cerebellar function due to the alcohol. Improving your cerebellar function will not only improve your balance but also reduce your risk of injury. Some research has suggested that improved cerebellar function is even linked to improved brain function and the delay of cognitive decline associated with aging.
So what can we do to improve the function of our cerebellum?
There are exercises to activate your brain or cerebellum. Simple activities like balancing on one foot with your eyes closed will help make your cerebellum work better. Coordinated hand and foot movement also helps, as well as activities such as bouncing a ball to playing the piano. If you want more detailed or precise exercises on how to improve your nervous system function, feel free to come down to Grimshaw Chiropractic.
Are you dealing with chronic pain? Does nothing seem to be helping? Myofascial Release might be the right therapy for you!
What Is Myofascial Release?
This technique releases the fascial system - a three-dimensional web that connects and surrounds every muscle, organ, cell and system in the body. Myofascial release is a safe and effective therapy that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This gentle pressure applied slowly will allow the fascia to elongate and rehydrate.
Anything from trauma, inflammation, surgical procedures or posture, etc. can create restrictions that can dehydrate the tissues and produce pressure on pain sensitive structures. These restrictions produce symptoms of decreased range of motion, limited flexibility, weakness pain, etc.
Myofascial Release treats the entire body eliminating the restrictions that causes the symptoms, helping to restore balance. Releasing the fascial restrictions throughout the body will decrease the pressure on the tissues, therefore decreasing pain and increasing function, blood flow and overall health.
Ask us how Myofascial Release Therapy can benefit you and call us to book an appointment at 780-332-2700.
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“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
- Charles Dickens
Grimshaw Chiropractic Care Centre would like to take this time to thank you for all your patronage and support. We hope that we have encouraged you to improve your health in the last year, and that we can be of continued service in the New Year.
May the holiday season bring good health and happiness to you and your loved ones. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes in the New Year from your Health Team at the Grimshaw Chiropractic Centre!
- Dr. Jennifer Adams-Hessel, Dr. Brett Hessel, Veronica Lambert, Angie Weaver and Kalyn Schargenberg.
Dr. Adams-Hessel has finished her training in shockwave therapy. Dr. Brett Hessel will be starting his training soon. Shockwave therapy involves generating an acoustic wave that is transmitted to the body. This wave causes microscopic and extracellular biological effects that help lead to tissue regeneration. In practical terms, shockwave is used to promote change to chronically inflamed muscles, tendons and soft tissue to improve function and lead to reduced pain. The technique is non-invasive and change should happen within 3 to 5 visits. Some common conditions treated are rotator cuff problems, plantar fasciitis, runner's knee and tennis elbow.
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Both Dr. Adams-Hessel and Dr. Hessel are taking courses monthly in Functional Neurology to improve their knowledge of the nervous system to stay current with the research and changes in their field. For further information on functional neurology please see the following website: www.functionalneurologysociety.com
We are excited to announce that Veronica Lambert has joined us at Grimshaw Chiropractic Care Centre as a registered massage therapist. Veronica was born and raised in Peace River and graduated from the Alberta Massage Training in Grande Prairie in July of 2013. She loves helping people through their healing journey so she feels massage therapy is more of a calling than a job.
Veronica approaches the body as a whole during her treatments by determining where the primary discomfort is originating from and working towards correcting it. She plans to continue her education so she can incorporate other modalities into treatments to created added benefit for her clients. She currently offers therapeutic massage, Swedish massage and Reiki. Veronica has just returned from training in myofascial therapy in Miami, Florida and looks forward to incorporating aspects of this new technique to her massage practice.
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After 13 years at our old location we have finally moved to a bigger location at 5016 - 54th Avenue, located across the street from the Super A Grocery Store. The new building offers more space and allows us to expand our services to include massage therapy.