Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of each foot and connects the heel bone to the toes (plantar fascia).
Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and move, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting.
Soft tissue therapy including registered massage, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, IMS, acupuncture and shockwave can help to alleviate this condition.
Custom orthotics from one of our chiropractors can be used to alleviate this condition as well as prevent its occurrence or re-occurrence.
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are disorders of the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and the nerves associated with chronic facial pain. Any problem that prevents the complex system of muscles, bones, and joints from working together in harmony may result in temporomandibular disorder.
It causes myofascial pain, locking, uneven opening, trouble chewing and trouble opening the jaw.
In many cases, this may be a result of bruxism. This is the habitual, involuntary clenching or grinding of the teeth. But trauma to the jaw, the head, or the neck may cause also cause TMD.
IMS, acupuncture, physiotherapists, chiropractors, registered massage therapy and shockwave are effect treatments for this condition.
Migraines can have many different causes. Often migraines are brought on from multiple triggers. These triggers can and often include one or more of; stress, hormones, alcohol, caffeine, TMD/jaw issues, metabolic imbalances, anemia, muscle tension or neurological conditions.
At Alliance we collaborate to treat as many of these underlying cause as possible to see achieve a lesser frequency, intensity and ideally cessation of migraines.
Treatments used include hormone therapy with Naturopathic medicine, IMS/Acupuncture for tension, Counselling for stress, and chiropractors registered massage for TMJ, joint and soft tissue causes.
Lateral and medial epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis and golfer's elbow respectively, is swelling of the tendons that bend your wrist backward away from or towards your palm.
A tendon is a tough cord of tissue that connects muscles to bones. The tendon most likely involved in tennis elbow is called the extensor carpi radialis brevis.
Lateral epicondylitis is not just a tennis injury, it is commonly found in repetitive use injuries in musician and trades people including mechanics and electricians. Improper ergonomics when typing can also cause this condition. Bartenders, hairstylists, rock climbers and cooks/chefs also commonly get this type of injury.
Physiotherapists IMS/registered massage/ acupuncture/ shockwave and laser with chiropractors can all help.
The bones that make up the pelvis can cause pain during pregnancy. These pains arise from the sacro-iliac and symphysis pubis joints. Some women experience pain in their lower back, buttocks, thighs, hips, groin or pubic bones at some time during their pregnancy.
Strong tissues called ligaments hold the bones of the pelvis together; the normal hormonal effects of pregnancy cause the ligaments to be more flexible. This is an important process as it allows the pelvis to widen during the birth of your baby. However, it does mean that your joints are more mobile; this can cause discomfort.
Mid-back and neck pain and discomfort are also common from changes in spinal pressure from the baby and development of heavier breast tissue.
Registered massage, Chiropractors, Craniosacral and Acupuncture can help to alleviate this pain. Physiotherapy and Active Rehabilitation can help to strengthen and prevent re-occurrence.
Your first step toward normal function is healing from the surgery itself. Class 4 Cold Laser can also help to heal faster and with less scar tissue.
Getting basic function back is an important early step in recovery. Mobilizing an injury is very important to getting your body to behave normally after surgery using soft tissue and joint mobilizations.
Equally important is rebuilding strength through therapy to avoid muscle weakness, which will also limit flexibility, endurance, and power in an injured area.
Once you have more strength and increased motion, the next step to getting back is balance and coordination. Exercises at this stage are designed to increase speed and agility, and require more targeted and nuanced training.The goal is normal flexibility, strength, and equilibrium.
Registered massage therapy, acupuncture, active rehabilitation, physiotherapy, chiropractors and laser therapy are recommended to achieve optimal results.
Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. Common injuries include bruises, sprains, strains, joint injuries.
Risk increases when you haven't been regularly active, didn't warm up/cool down correctly, perform the same sport or activity regularly resulting in overuse injuries or play contact sports.
Different sports injuries produce different symptoms and complications. The most common types of sports injuries include: Spains, strains, fractures, stress fractures, joint injuries including knees, ankles, shoulders and wrists as well as dislocations.
Class 4 laser, acupuncture, physiotherapy, chiropractors, taping, shockwave, IMS, and registered massage therapy are recommended to treat an injury. Active Rehabilitation can be used to help prevent them also.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of the hand. When the median nerve is compressed, symptoms can include numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and arm.
The anatomy of the wrist, health problems and possibly repetitive hand motions can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Proper treatment usually relieves the tingling and numbness and restores wrist and hand function.
Laser, Acupuncture, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage and Shockwave can help with this condition.
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of the upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder that worsens at night.
These injuries may occur earlier in people who have jobs that require repeatedly performing overhead motions, such as painters and carpenters. Acute injuries can also happen from car accidents or sports.
Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, involves stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin slowly, then get worse.
Having to keep a shoulder still for a long period increases the risk of developing frozen shoulder. This might happen after having surgery or breaking an arm
Laser, Physiotherapy, Chiropractors, Registered Massage, Osteopathy and Acupuncture can help with this condition.
Whiplash is an injury to your neck. It is caused by your neck bending forcibly forward and then backward, or vice versa. The injury, usually involves the muscles, discs, nerves, and tendons in your neck.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.
A joint sprain is the overstretching or tearing of ligaments. Ligaments are the bands of tissue that connect two bones together in a joint.
A joint strain is the overstretching or tearing of muscles or tendons. Tendons are the dense fibrous cords of tissue that connect bones to muscles.
Headaches are also common after a motor-vehicle accident.
Physiotherapy, Registered Massage, Chiropractors, Acupuncture, and Active Rehab are all effective in returning to pre-accident pain free status.
If you've been in a motor vehicle accident please contact one of our patient care coordinators to arrange treatments, communication with adjusters and payment options.
Being in a motor vehicle accident, even a minor one can be scary, stressful, and hard to navigate. It is important to make sure you haven't sustained any injuries, even if they are minor. Our Chiropractic team can assess your condition, recommend treatment options including home care, and recommend medical treatment if necessary.
Our clinic does direct bill ICBC. ICBC pays a portion of the treatments and the patient is required to pay any remaining balance. Our patient care coordinators can help you with arranging treatment options to ensure maximum coverage. For example, ICBC covers more of the cost of a 45 minute massage than a one hour and choosing this option will reduce any out of pocket payments.
These treatments are covered for 12 weeks after the date of your accident.
Registered Massage Therapist-12 visits-$85/treatment
Clinical counsellor-12 visits-$127/treatment
Yes! Our patient care coordinators can help concierge service appointments to maximum your treatments to work best around your schedule.
If your practitioners deem more treatments to be necessary they will do a re-evaluation and submit and extension request to your adjuster. This will need approval before care can be continued.
***please note there can be a delay in care while the approval is pending or if further information is requested from your practitioner,