We've all heard it before:
I tried massage, it didn't work but then I tried chiropractic and it worked!
I tried chiropractic, it didn't work but then I tried physiotherapy and it worked!
I tried physiotherapy, it didn't work but then I tried acupuncture and it worked!
I tried..... okay you get the point.
As a health care practitioner I want nothing more than for you to get better! It is, however, a team effort. It should not be an either or option for helping you get better, nor should the responsibility fall on one health care practitioner. Your team should be made up of a combination of health care practitioners and YOU!
Your body is different and responds differently than someone else's body. Every health practitioner is different and does things differently (even those who have a lot of cross over with therapies). Each patient has different expectations and hopes for how they will respond to treatment. Your body is made up of nerves, muscles, tendons, blood vessels, joints, chemicals that each have their own history and that affect each other. This means that each injury and condition (even when it is the same injury or condition) is different because of the constellation of factors that is you!
One of the great things about living in Canada is the health care team that you can build to help assist you and your body get better and get where it needs to be. From the internal perspective family doctors and nurse practitioners are key. From a nutrition stand point dietitians and naturopathic doctors can provide great insight and direction. Mental and emotional health is important to factor in and guidance from counselors or psychotherapists is essential. The final additions to your health care team include a combination of chiropractic, massage, physiotherapy, and acupuncture.
What can you expect from Dr. Judith McCann and Haptic Health and Chiropractic?
Chiropractic care: manual therapy treating joints, muscles, and nerves helps to ease pain, and improve mobility. Check out our recent blog article that summarizes a 2018 research study that showed a decrease in inflammatory and pain producing proteins after a course of chiropractic care (adjusting the joints of the low back for individuals with chronic and acute low back pain).
Contemporary medical acupuncture and electroacupuncture works to stimulate the body's healing response, relieving pain and inflammation, while stimulating the release of endorphins.
Rehabilitation and education are important aspects of care. We are often caught up with work and life that is sedentary in nature. We know that physical activity is good for our current health and longevity. Despite this, we need tailored education and often times assistance to overcome our sedentary lifestyle and include physical activities that are long lasting and helpful.
Offering chiropractic care, medical acupuncture, rehabilitation therapy, and custom orthotics to Sharon, East Gwillimbury and the surrounding communities, we treat a variety of conditions including low back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines, jaw pain, and heel pain.
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Dr. Judith McCann has been living in York Region for over 15 years. After going to Queen's University in Kingston for Kinesiology, and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto to become a chiropractor, she decided to move back and open Haptic Health and Chiropractic in Newmarket. In February 2017, Haptic Health and Chiropractic moved 10 minutes up the road to Sharon in East Gwillimbury.