The philosophy of chiropractic recognizes that the body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. The body and life itself have the potential for growth. We recognize that health is a God-given birth rite. Our procedures are geared toward removing interferences to the body’s ability to heal and mend itself. Rather than treating diseases and symptoms, our emphasis is on restoring health by boosting immune function and removing pressure and irritation to the nervous system. The nervous system is the master controlling system of the body. It adapts each of us to our environment. Removing nervous system interference allows your body to operate at its optimum potential.
As a patient at Heffernan Chiropractic Clinic, you can expect the following services:
- A thorough postural/chiropractic examination
- An appropriate x-ray examination
- Application of specific chiropractic adjustments
- A designed clinical nutrition program
- Rehabilitative exercises taught to help patients manage their own spinal hygiene
- Fittings for heel lifts or orthotics as deemed necessary
- Recommendations for lifestyle improvements
Nutrition Response Testing™
This technique uses kinesiology to find which organ systems are being affected by nutritional deficiencies and what specific whole food nutrition your body needs, and in what quantity is it needed to regain health.
Chiropractic Physical Examination
We practice chiropractic using segmentally specific vertebral and extremity adjustments
Children and Chiropractic
Children who receive chiropractic care are healthier, more alert, they have improve learning and adapting skills.
Why do kids need Chiropractic?
Spinal trauma may occur as early as birth. Pulling, twisting, or interventions such as vacuum extractions, forceps delivery or c-sections can all impact the newborn's spine and nervous system. The good news is that children can be checked for interference to their nervous system (called "Vertebral Subluxation Complex" or "VSC") as early as moments after birth.
Children experience constant physical changes as they grow while learning to roll over, sit, stand, crawl, walk, ride a bicycle, swing from the monkey bars, etc. Sometimes all this activity can cause stress, pressure, or irritation to the nervous system that may lower the child's resistance to illness or set them up for future health issues as an adult. If detected during a spinal checkup, this can be easily corrected by a chiropractic adjustment. Children generally have a quick and favourable response to chiropractic care. Spinal checkups will help your children's bodies function at their highest potential.
The slightest misalignment can cause a child to suffer from adult type problems. For many, a simple, painless spinal exam will allow your chiropractor to find and adjust (if necessary) any misalignments.
Chiropractic care has effectively helped children with all of the following:
- Behavioral/Learning Disabilities
- Birth Trauma
- Breastfeeding difficulties
- Digestive Disorders
- Ear Infections
- Hearing Problems
- Immune Function
- Sinus/Respiratory Infections
- Sleep Disorders
- Speech Disorders
- Sports Performance
- TMJ Syndrome
- Vision Problems