Your Lindsay
Chiropractic Clinic
10 Ridout Street
Lindsay, Ontario K9V2A9
705-328-9444 
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10 Ridout Street
Lindsay, Ontario K9V2A9
705-328-9444
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Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic is a drug free approach to joint related problems affecting muscular, skeletal and nervous systems.
 
The adjustment is intended to restore proper range of motion to a joint and allow the body to heal itself. We do not heal any of our patients as our patients heal themselves. We simply allow this healing or speed the process of healing via the adjustment or spinal realignment.  

Of course the tissues of the body have a memory so the joint or adjustment is often pulled out, requiring a few follow up visits to achieve the desired result. Pain is simply the body alerting you to a problem. How far you want to go with this care is your call not ours! 

Treatment

We provide clinical examination and diagnostic imaging, including X-rays, in order to diagnose and then properly treat your neuromusculoskeletal issues. In order to more effectively provide adjustments and promote faster recovery, we can perform muscle work prior to adjustments.

Chiropractic Care has been successful in the treatment of:
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Joint Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Firbomyalgia
  • Sports Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraines
  • And Much More
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Joint Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Firbomyalgia
  • Sports Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraines
  • And Much More
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your chiropractic adjustment.
Orthotic Assessment & Development
Orthotics are shoe inserts that promote normal foot function, reducing foot pain and preventing progression of foot deformities. Foot problems can cause strain in your knees and spine, resulting in foot as well as body pain. At Kawartha Lakes Chiropractic, we make custom prescription orthotics.

The Process

Could some of the medical afflictions you are suffering from be caused by foot or gait problems? Often your feet get overlooked. However, a properly fitted pair of orthotics may be the answer to your better health. Our Chiropractors can assess your feet and gait to see if orthotics may be right for you.

After the assessment, we then take a mould of your foot, from which a cast is formed. In this manner, your orthotic is custom-made especially for your foot. You can’t get this kind of customized therapy from over-the-counter orthotics.

Have your gait and feet analyzed with one of our chiropractors as part of their complete chiropractic care service.
Orthotics are used in the treatment of:
  • Ankle, Knee, Hip & Low Back Pain
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Align and Support the Foot or Ankle
  • Improving Functionality of Foot & Ankle
  • Achilles Tendonitis/Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Correcting Foot Deformities
  • And Much More
Orthotics are used in the treatment of:
  • Ankle, Knee, Hip & Low Back Pain
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Align and Support the Foot or Ankle
  • Improving Functionality of Foot & Ankle
  • Achilles Tendonitis/ Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Correcting Foot Deformities
  • And Much More
Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy - Massage therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain1 (Massage Therapy Act, 1991). It is a clinically-oriented health option that achieves undeniable results in the relief of an array of discomforts stemming from stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.

While many individuals might provide "massage", massage therapy should be provided by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). An RMT is an individual who has completed a diploma program at a recognized school of massage therapy and who has passed a registration examination offered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. When looking for a qualified practitioner, look for someone who uses the title Massage Therapists (MT), Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and the equivalents in other languages.

Use a Registered Massage Therapist, it's in your best interest!
Why an RMT?
  • has completed a 2-3 year program at a recognized school of massage therapy;
  • has passed an entry-to-practice examination that ensures they have the competencies necessary to safely and effectively offer massage therapy services;
  • must participate in a Quality Assurance program with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, a program that assist in the maintenance of professional standards and quality care;
  • is accountable to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, through the complaints and discipline processes, in the event that the services they provide to not meet the standards of practice;
  • provides a receipt that will be accepted by your extended health benefits plan for reimbursement (provided you plan covers massage therapy).
Why an RMT?
  • has completed a 2-3 year program at a recognized school of massage therapy;

  • has passed an entry-to-practice examination that ensures they have the competencies necessary to safely and effectively offer massage therapy services;

  • must participate in a Quality Assurance program with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, a program that assist in the maintenance of professional standards and quality care;

  • is accountable to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, through the complaints and discipline processes, in the event that the services they provide to not meet the standards of practice;

  • provides a receipt that will be accepted by your extended health benefits plan for reimbursement (provided you plan covers massage therapy).

Contemporary Acupuncture
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture - Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into anatomically defined neurofunctional sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system and/or the endocrine, exocrine and immune systems, in pain syndromes, functional problems, and any diseases in which these modulatory mechanisms are available. Neuromodulation occurs through neurological and neurohumoral mechanisms at multiple levels, namely: peripheral nerves, spinal cord, brain stem, brain and cerebellum.

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is mechanism-based, not disease-based. Therapeutic goals and treatment targets are selected based on the identified neurological dysfunctions contributing to the clinical presentation of the symptoms. Sometimes Contemporary Medical Acupuncture treatments result in transient amelioration or disappearance of the symptoms, and other times results in permanent resolution of the dysfunction, especially when dysregulation of the nervous system was the underlying pathophysiological mechanism.

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is synonymous with Neurofunctional Acupuncture at the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program. Neurofunctional Acupuncture is a physiological intervention similar to exercise that elicits existing available regulatory mechanisms through the up-regulation and down-regulation of specific cellular processes. These cellular processes cannot be forced upon the body as it would happen with administration of pharmacological substances.
Shockwave Therapy
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, (or ESWT), is a new technology using shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound. The word "Extra-corporeal" means "outside the body" and refers to the fact that the shockwaves are generated outside the body.

How does ESWT work?

Simply put, extracorporeal shockwaves stimulate certain components within the body so the body is able to heal. And ESWT is able to accomplish this even in chronic cases, when the body has demonstrated a previous unwillingness or inability to do so by itself.

In addition to stimulating the healing process, ESWT seems to have a direct effect on nerves, diminishing pain.

Many traditional therapies--such as anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture, and so forth--can assist the body during the early, acute phase of an injury. However, they are much less effective in assisting the body to heal when an injury becomes chronic. As an example, many patients can relate to a history where a steroid injection (like cortisone) seemed to be effective in resolving pain early in their healing process, but subsequent injections were much less effective. This isn't really surprising when you realize that a chronic-state, degenerative injury isn't likely to respond well to a medication designed to affect an acute-phase, inflammatory condition.

What makes ESWT unique is that it is one of the very few technologies in any field of medicine that seems to work best when an injury reaches the chronic, non-healing state. ESWT appears to be able to jump start the healing process in chronic, non-healing injuries and move them back into the acute phase of healing.

What conditions can you treat with ESWT?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions--particularly those involving where major connective tissues attach to bone.

Complaints involving attachment points for tendons and ligaments in major joints like the shoulder (such as the rotator cuff), elbow (epicondylitis or tennis elbow), hip, and knee (tendinitis or "jumper's knee) are common sites for ESWT.

One of the areas most frequently treated with ESWT, however, is the foot. Some conditions in the foot that have been treated with ESWT include:

Plantar Fasciitis or Fasciosis (Strained Arch)
Achilles Tendinitis or Tendinosis
Calcific Tendinitis or Tendinosis
Connective Tissue Pain and degeneration
Muscle Pain and Injuries
Joint Injuries
Morton's Neuromas

How fast does ESWT work?

We find that many patients get an initial degree of improvement almost immediately following treatment. This effect is usually (but not always) temporary, and is associated with an anesthesia effect from the hyperstimulation of the tissue from the ESWT.

It takes several days for injuries to begin to heal, and many patients see an improvement before the end of the second week. Depending upon your diagnosis, the healing process may take several weeks or even months to be completed, but pain relief often precedes the completion of the healing process.
You can also treat your hip and low back pain with chiropractic care. Lets get started contact Kawartha Lakes Chiropractic today!
Office Location
Kawartha Lakes Chiropractic is located on Ridout Street in Kawartha Lakes - Lindsay, behind the Academy Theater.
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Our Services
Kawartha Lakes Chiropractic is pleased to offer traditional Chiropractic Care, as well as Orthotic Assessment and Development, Massage Therapy, Contemporary AcupunctureShockwave Therapy
About Us
Our philosophy at Kawartha Lakes Chiropractic is simple and motion based. Every joint in the body is intended to have a certain amount of movement in a variety of directions and when this is altered, spinal or joint dysfunction results.  read more
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"Kawartha Lakes Chiropractic is a fantastic facility. Dr Stacey Clarke-Francis and team truly care for the health and well being of their patients. They provide excellent knowledge and a great insight to feeling good. With a warm and relaxing atmosphere you know your in good hands." ~ Candice FrancisFisher read more
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