SPINAL MANIPULATION THERAPY
When joints in the spine, or anywhere else in the body are restricted and not moving efficiently, a chiropractic adjustment can be delivered to increase motion at that specific joint, subsequently decreasing pain. Mobilizations, are a gentle technique and may also be implemented with care.
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY
Massage therapy consists of hands-on treatment of the soft tissues of the body, specifically the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. In addition, pain and stress can be relieved or prevented.
Naturopathic medicine focuses on optimizing health through lifestyle adjustments, safe & effective therapies to support the body in healing, and personalized health care in addressing root cause and alleviating contributing factors of illness. Naturopathic modalities include: acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, diet and lifestyle recommendations, botanical medicine and vitamin and mineral supplementation. These modalities aim to manage numerous concerns including: stress and anxiety management, pain management, gastrointestinal concerns, weight loss, hypothyroidism, autoimmune disease, acne, post concussion management, PMS and menopause.
Dr. Julia Friesen, ND is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a system of health care which originated over 4000 years ago. TCM Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into points along the body on the meridian system to stimulate the flow of Qi (vital force or energy) to restore health. Dr. Julia Friesen, ND offers acupuncture to treat numerous conditions, including anxiety and stress management, chronic pain management, headaches, women undergoing IVF, IUI or other assisted reproductive techniques and hormone imbalances including menopause.
Cupping involves placing silicone or plastic jars on to the skin to create a vacuum by suctioning the air out. The underlying tissue is raised or sucked, partway into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to increase circulation (blood and lymph), help relieve pain, remove “heat” and pull out toxins that linger in body tissues.
This modality is used to regenerate and/or accelerate the healing process of soft tissue injuries.
MUScle RELEASE THERAPY
This technique is used by applying pressure to a muscle through a natural stretch; ultimately increasing motion and decreasing pain. Muscle release therapy is often included in chiropractic care as well as for rehabilitation & conditioning.
INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE TECHNIQUE
Targeting trigger points in muscles, this technique uses a metal instrument to break through adhesions & scar tissue.
COMPREHENSIVE CONCUSSIONS MANAGEMENT
Certified in 2014, Dr. Friesen has completed a concussion management program to be able to accurately and effectively perform pre-season baseline testing and post-injury management of concussions for sports. Concussions may also occur in motor vehicle accidents and at the job site.
Rehabilitation and maintenance care are important for recovery of an injury and also to prevent an injury from re-occurring in the future.