11a-1100 Gorham Street
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8Y8
Chiropractic is one of the fastest growing professions within true ‘healthcare’ today. In fact, more people flock to so-called ‘alternative’ healthcare providers (i.e. chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, etc.) than their medical doctors. Among ‘alternative’ healthcare providers, chiropractors are the most popular.
Chiropractic was founded in 1895 by a Canadian, named D.D. Palmer (Local monument in Palmer Park, Port Perry, ON). The central tenet or idea of chiropractic is that small displacements within the spine and other joints cause interference to the local nerve, (termed Subluxation) and therefore interfering with its inherent function. Because the nervous system controls and coordinates all functions of the body, wherever subluxation nervous system interference occurs, anything down-line from the nerve could potentially be affected (i.e. neck subluxation can cause arm numbness/tingling; low back subluxation can cause sciatica, etc.). Importantly, recent cutting edge research has proven that it is much, much more complicated than this; that is: we cannot underestimate the power of the chiropractic adjustment.
An ‘adjustment’ is the term used to describe what a chiropractor does to the patient. Traditional chiropractic entails the doctor to thrust with their hands in a very specific and skillful way to an area of the spine or other joint in order to create a very minute but significant gapping within the joint. This often accompanies a popping or snapping sound termed ‘cavitation.’ This is what creates the healthful effects, where the local tension within the joint(s) is/are relieved.
Today, there is more research supporting chiropractic than the average chiropractor knows about. In fact, there is so much being discovered that today’s current understanding of chiropractic has not fully disseminated into college teachings. For this reason doctors are encouraged to participate in continuing education seminars.
Traditional chiropractic is what most chiropractors practice. The doctor delivers ‘adjustments’ to the neck, low back, mid-back or even the leg and arm joints that is suspect to be the cause/contributor of some problem/disorder. Sometimes the doctor may use a special table to assist in the maneuver (i.e. drop table), or use a hand-held instrument of some sort (i.e. CBP instrument, Activator, Impulse) to deliver the thrust.
Traditional chiropractic is why the profession exists today. Study after study has documented how adjustments to the neck or low back results in quicker, cheaper, and more effective pain relief than other treatments such as physiotherapy, exercise or back school, and especially medicatons! Unfortunately, traditional chiropractic is often only effective in the short term. Typically, even if traditional chiropractic care had helped your problem originally, the same problem eventually returns because the structural problem has not been corrected – this is where Innovative CBP Chiropractic comes in...
Chiropractic care at our clinic is the state-of-the-art corrective biophysics technique: Chiropractic BioPhysics a.k.a. CBP technique (www.idealspine.com). This technique uses Mirror Image exercise, adjusting and postural traction to correct spine and posture deviations back towards normal alignment. By correcting whole spine misalignments, more permanent corrections of your ailments can be achieved. In fact, there have been several clinical trials as well as case reports recently published documenting dramatic improvements in a variety of diseases and conditions by remolding the spine/posture back towards the normal.1-14
Surprisingly, despite the relative short existence of CBP technique (30 years), it is the most thoroughly researched technique in chiropractic today! More than half of the technique publications are published in medical and orthopedic scientific journals. Because of this, CBP technique is becoming well recognized worldwide and is one of the fastest growing techniques in chiropractic. Currently there are very few chiropractors certified in Ontario; Innovative Spine & Wellness is a CBP Certified clinic. Dr. Oakley is also a CBP technique instructor helping to teach chiropractirs around the world about this contemporary technique!
Harrison DD, Jackson BL, Troyanovich SJ, Robertson G, De George D, Barker WF. The efficacy of cervical extension-compression traction combined with diversified manipulation and drop table adjustments in the rehabilitation of cervical lordosis: a pilot study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1994; 17:454-464.
Harrison DE, Cailliet R, Harrison DD, Janik TJ, Holland B. A new 3-point bending traction methodfor restoring cervical lordosis and cervical manipulation: A nonrandomized clinical controlled trial. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2002; 83:447-453.
Harrison DE, Harrison DD, Betz J, Colloca CJ,Janik TJ, Holland B. Increasingthe cervical lordosis with seated combined extension-compression and transverse load cervical traction with cervical manipulation: Nonrandomized clinical control trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2003; 26:139-151.
Harrison DE, Cailliet R, Harrison DD, Janik TJ, Holland B. Changes in sagittal lumbar configurations with a new method of extension traction: Nonrandomized clinical controlled trial. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2002; 83:1585-1591.
Harrison DE, Cailliet R, Betz J, et al. Conservative methods for reducing lateral translation postures of the head: A non-randomized clinical control trial. J Rehab Res Dev 2004; 41:631-640.
Harrison DE, Cailliet R, Betz J, et al. Non-randomized clinical control trial of Harrison Mirror Image Methods for correcting trunk list (lateral translations of the thoracic cage). Euro Spine J 2004; Elsevier E-pub ahead of print.
Paulk GP, Bennett DL, Harrison DE. Management of a chronic lumbar disk herniation with CBP methods following failed chiropractic manipulative intervention. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2004; 27(9):579e1-579e7.
Bastecki A, Harrison DE, Haas JW. ADHD: A CBP case study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2004; 27(8):525e1-525e5.
Ferrantelli JR, Harrison DE, Harrison DD, Steward D. Conservative management of previously unresponsive whiplash associated disorders with CBP methods: a case report. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2005; In Press.
Haas JW, Harrison DE, Harrison DD, Bymers B. Reduction of symptoms in a patient with syringomyelia, cluster headaches, and cervical kyphosis. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2005; In Press.
Harrison DE, Bula JM, Harrison DD. Nonoperative correction of flexible flat back using lumbar extension traction: A case study of three with follow-up. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2003; 17:13-14.
If you have never seen a chiropractor before you may have a lot of questions...
CBP is the only proven technique to correct your posture and spine towards ideal alignment. This will not only help you with your current problems but will prevent future related problems by correcting the structural cause to your ailments.
11a-1100 Gorham Street
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8Y8