Welcome to Back and Body Chiropractic
Various types of therapies are incorporated depending on your particular condition and comfort level. If you are suffering from acute or chronic pain, or are looking for general health and wellness care, Back & Body Chiropractic is the place for you. Dr. Castaldi uses a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment, which includes chiropractic adjustment, acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, muscle release therapy, electrotherapy and ultrasound, cryotherapy and heat therapy and exercises. Also, in order to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation process and improve overall health, massage therapy, naturopathic medicine and custom foot orthotics are available. Our knowledgeable professionals are there every step of the way to provide you with an accurate assessment, and specified treatment plan.
DR. EMILIO CASTALDI
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Castaldi attended undergraduate school at York University, where he received an honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. With his continued interest in health and wellness, he attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.
As a Chiropractor, he is trained in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions that may arise from a person’s everyday life, occupation or traumatic injury (i.e. sport, work, car accident). Dr. Castaldi’s treatment approach is diversified, and along with traditional chiropractic techniques, he incorporates many different soft tissue therapies, acupuncture, physiotherapy modalities and exercise, in order to help his patients with their acute and chronic pain conditions.
Also, with expertise in body mechanics, Dr. Castaldi provides computerized gait analysis to further evaluate patient’s postural imbalances and assess for corrective custom made foot orthotics.
ANABELA DEVEZAS, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Our Massage Therapists begin the initial appointment by understanding who their patient is individually, and determining their short and long term goals. This in turn helps them develop a unique treatment plan based upon the patient’s goals. We pride ourselves in educating and encouraging our patients to also be active participants in their healing process through home care, following their treatment plan, dietary changes and remedial exercises to keep the muscular system in optimal health.
SABRINA DONATO, RHN
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
As a Graduate from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Sabrina is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with a passion to help individuals achieve optimal health through food, nutrition and a balanced lifestyle. She is also a member, in good standing with the CSNN Alumni Association.
Holistic nutrition focuses on a natural approach to a healthy diet and considers the individual as a whole, including all aspects of their lifestyle. A holistic approach to proper nutrition encourages education on basic nutrition to develop a holistic diet that incorporates natural and organic foods, supplements and food treatments for chronic health conditions. As a Holistic Nutritionist, Sabrina will guide you through the maze of information from books, magazines, supplements and diets on the market. She will work with you to identify and help correct the nutritional causes of diseases and design personalized diet and lifestyle programs that optimize your health.
Whether you are looking to deal with a particular health condition, loose weight or just optimize your health, Sabrina can help you discover the best plan that works for your life and body.
Chiropractic is the largest natural health care profession in the world. Chiropractors specialize in manual therapy involving adjustments to the joints. An adjustment, together with soft tissue therapy, helps relieve pain and restore normal functioning of the joints involved.
Manual therapy treatment encompasses hands-on physical intervention. Such physical treatments include soft tissue mobilization and stretching, various connective tissue techniques, myofascial release, mobilization of joints and joint manipulation.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, stimulating specific acupuncture points corrects imbalances in the flow of Qi through channels known as meridians. The operating philosophy of traditional acupuncture is that disease is caused by interrupted energy flow at specific points on the body’s surface.
Acupuncture thus involves the insertion of needles at the affected points in order to stimulate Qi flow and harmonize energy flow in the body.
In recent years acupuncture has been shown to be a safe and effective therapeutic treatment, helping relieve acute and chronic pain conditions, as well as reducing inflammation.
Registered Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to promote health, to rehabilitate, to relax, to prevent dysfunction, or to relieve pain. This direct, hands-on treatment has a therapeutic effect on the neuromuscular, circulatory and lymphatic system and hormonal systems of the body.
Naturopathic Medicine is a complete system of health care that uses laboratory investigation to discover and natural medicines to treat the underlying cause(s) of all your and your family’s health concerns in every stage of life, from planning a pregnancy through to elderly care.
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are diagnosticians who address your individual health concerns using nutrition, lifestyle counselling, supplements, herbs, Traditional Chinese Medicine and/or homeopathy. Conditions treated include hypertension, diabetes, IBS, PMS, anxiety, allergies, fertility and many more.
Custom Foot Orthotics
Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, a subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction in your posture and walking mechanics. These changes can put stress on joints higher up in your body, and lead to more serious problems.
Prescription Foot Orthotics
Helps rebalance your feet, reducing pain and discomfort by enhancing your body’s natural movements. It works dynamically during weight bearing activities like standing, walking and running.
Orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole, with the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
Using state of the art technology, your feet and the way you walk are analyzed by a computerized scanner. This will give the Chiropractor additional information about the defects and abnormal foot function that is causing your foot, ankle, knee, hip, leg or back pain.
Electrotherapy is the use of mild electrical current in the treatment of impairments of health, including controlling pain and inflammation, treating neurological disease and even used to speed up wound healing.
Ultrasound is a therapeutic modality that delivers sound waves that transmit energy into the tissues. Chiropractors use ultrasound to help accelerate healing, treat inflammation, control pain and help break-up scar tissue formed after an injury, and also help treat surgical scarring.
Sports Injury Therapy
Sport injury therapy helps deal with injuries or illnesses resulting from participation in sports and athletic activities. The goal of successful rehabilitation for an athletic person is a safe return to his/her pre-injury sport or activity.
Car Accident Injury Therapy
Most people experience multiple injuries when involved in a car accident. Our focus is your well being, as we help treat the injuries sustain in the accident. The goal is to provide a specified treatment plan for each individual, and provide them a safe and effective recovery.
Work Injury Therapy
Work injuries can result from day-to-day repetitive nature of person’s job or from the occurrence of a direct injury/accident while at work. These injuries can be chronic or acute in nature, and need direct therapeutic intervention to help encourage a healthy recovery and avoid further aggravation.
Biomechanical and Posture Analysis
When taking a close look at the posture and mechanics of human motion, a Chiropractor can assess for optimal and efficient movement with a goal of collecting information to help design an effective treatment plan and help the patient correct the inefficiencies.
Medical compression stockings help improve blood flow in your legs. Compression stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg, ankle and feet swelling, varicose veins, spider veins, and aching and heavy legs, leg pain and cramping and leg fatigue. Also, as a preventative measure, medical compression stockings are recommended for those who stand or sit for prolonged periods of time.
Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small plastic cups as suction devices that are placed on the skin. Cupping is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available.
Once the suction has occurred, the cups can be gently moved across the skin (often referred to as “gliding cupping”). The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. Also, the cups can be left in place while the patient relaxes. This technique targets acupuncture points, as well as painful body parts.
Also, the suction and negative pressure provided by cupping helps with localized healing, loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.
Holistic nutrition is all about eating healthy food as close to its natural state as possible for optimum health and well- being. Hallmarks of holistic nutrition include unrefined, unprocessed, organic and locally grown whole foods.
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