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At Active Body Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Richmond Hill chiropractic office, but please call us at (905) 884-0202 if you have any questions!

Active Body is committed to helping patients get healthy and keeping them healthy by treating the whole person. The body has an amazing innate ability to heal itself without us telling it what to do.

The most important organ in your body that controls this innate ability is the brain and spinal cord. It controls all your body functions whether you are performing strenuous activity or simply sleeping. The brain communicates with the rest of your body through the spinal cord and the pathway of nerves that exit out of your spine.

If there is a misalignment in your spine, there is a possibility that the nerves become compressed or “pinched”. As a result, the extra pressure on the nerve may affect its function in your body. We call this a subluxation.

When you have subluxations in your spine, then your body can not perform at its optimum. You may experience back pain or headaches, but there may be other symptoms that you have which you may not realize are caused by misalignment of your spine. Other common symptoms of subluxation include anxiety, constipation, diarrhea, numbness and tingling in your fingers and toes and sleeplessness, just to name a few.

The science of chiropractic is based on correcting these subluxations which restores balance in your body. Restoring this balance in your nervous system enables your innate to heal and function at its optimal best which allows you to be more active and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

Chiropractic Care

We provide spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Karen Hwang has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

The strain on a woman’s body when she is pregnant causes a lot of changes to the pelvis and spine. It is important that during this time she receive regular care to ensure that her spine and nervous system are functioning at its best as she provides the protection and nutrients necessary for the growing baby inside.

Chiropractic can help with easing the stress on a woman’s body during pregnancy. It may also aid in an easier labour and delivery.

The doctors and therapists at Active Body Chiropractic are highly trained with a special focus in pregnancy and post natal care.

Learn more about the Active Body Chiropractic team and their training and book your complimentary consultation today.

Corrective Exercises

At Active Body Chiropractic, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.

Often, Active Body Chiropractic’s patients first come to the clinic because they are in pain and are looking for the best solution to relieve that pain and regain their lifestyle as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Active Body helps these patients get healthy and stay healthy by treating the whole person. It is important for our patients to understand why we recommend certain treatment options, so they can become a partner in their overall care and achieve the best results in the most timely fashion.

To help you meet your goals, the doctors at Active Body Chiropractic will conduct a thorough examination to discover the root cause of the pain, including x-rays if necessary, then explain this to you carefully in a way that you can understand, so that you can actively participate in your own care and recovery.

Following the initial exam, the doctors will carefully conduct a thorough analysis of your situation and draft a structured report with a treatment plan, customized to your unique situation. On your next visit, the doctors will present the report of their findings for your review and explain your recommended treatment program for optimum wellness in the context of your overall health.

If you are ready for change, you can then begin treatment immediately or take the time to reflect on the doctors findings, and decide if this is the right approach to help you feel well again.

If you are unsure about what chiropractic can do for you, start with a complimentary consultation, then decide whether an initial exam is right for you.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural  treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complimentary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient's range of motion, while also aiding in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!

The Registered Massage Therapists intent at Active Body Chiropractic is to rehabilitate muscles and make them functional again.

Much of the stress our body experiences on a daily basis is often retained in our muscles. As a result our muscles become tight, which reduces the drainage in our lymphatic system. This leads to a back-up of toxins. This may eventually lead to knots called trigger points in our muscles and are often very sore.

Massage therapy helps to ease out the trigger points and increase lymph and blood circulation. This increased circulation helps drain the toxins from our body. It also breaks up scar tissue from old injuries to increase our range of motion.

For acute or new injuries, massage therapy will help to decrease muscle spasm, increase blood flow and thereby increase the healing process.

Our massage therapists here are trained on a variety of techniques that will suit whatever your needs may be whether it is a whole body massage or if you require specific focus on a certain area. Some of our therapists even do conjunctive acupuncture as a part of their massage therapy services.

All our practitioners are committed to staying current with their gentle, hands-on techniques to total body wellness.

Active Body patients feel well again. The causes of the problem are treated not just the symptoms. Contact us today to book your massage therapy appointment with a qualified RMT.

Spinal & Postural Screenings

There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Karen Hwang and Dr. Andy So can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Richmond Hill community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at (905) 884-0202 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.