Thornhill – Chiropractor – Massage Therapist – Physiotherapist – Acupuncturist – Nutritionist – Vaughan

Your Chiropractor

  • Voted Best Chiropractor by Vaughan Citizen Readers’ Choice for 2017
  • Evidence Based Low Back Pain Treatment Solutions
  • Cutting Edge Chiropractic Care of Headaches, Dizziness, Vertigo
  • Effective Sciatica Treatment
  • Care and Management of Arthritis and Spinal Degeneration
  • Evidence Based Disc Treatment Solutions

Chiropractic is an evidence-informed, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the nervous system, spine and musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice primarily using their hands, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, nervous system and joints of the musculoskeletal system. After taking a history, performing an examination and establishing a diagnosis, your chiropractor will develop and recommend a comprehensive treatment/management plan that you can carry out with them. Your chiropractor may recommend therapeutic exercise and other supportive, non-invasive therapies.

The foundation of chiropractic care is the spinal adjustment, which can comprise a variety of adjustment techniques. Specific training in spinal adjusting ensures that your chiropractor is highly-skilled in providing precise adjustments to the vertebrae of the spine, correcting joint motion to restore proper movement and improve function.

For many conditions, such as low back pain, chiropractic care is the primary method of treatment. When a multi-disciplinary approach is advised, your chiropractor will coordinate care with other health care professionals such as a registered massage therapist, physiotherapist or acupuncturist. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical or other treatment. Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions.

Your Massage Therapist

  • Voted Best Massage Therapist by Vaughan Citizen Readers’ Choice for 2017
  • Effective Care for Muscle Tension and Stiffness
  • Excellent Stress Relief and Management
  • Effective Treatment for Muscle Strains and Pulled Muscles
  • Evening and Weekend Appointments Available
  • Management of Whiplash and other Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
  • Covered by Most Benefits Insurance Plans
  • Your Choice of Female Therapist or Male Therapist

Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on treatment of the soft tissues of the body. Your registered massage therapist (RMT) will specifically address the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and joints for the purpose of optimizing your health.  Massage techniques can vary from Swedish to Thai, from deep tissue or trigger point therapy to fascia release therapy. Your massage therapist will use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine the techniques best suited for your body and your desired goals for your therapy session.

Massage therapy has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health. Physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through massage therapy. Physical function can be developed, improved and maintained with ongoing care.

Various specialized movements of the hands, over the skin or clothes, make up the massage therapy treatment. Your registered massage therapist will work with your level of pain tolerance during each session, and your treatment can be modified or stopped at any time should the treatment become uncomfortable. Your satisfaction with the session and its outcomes are both priorities for your therapist.  Massage therapy is not covered by OHIP, but many private insurance companies cover treatment from a registered massage therapist as part of their extended healthcare benefits plans.

Your Physiotherapist

  • Voted Best Physiotherapist by Vaughan Citizen Readers’ Choice for 2017
  • Effective Treatment of Ligament Sprains and Muscle Strains
  • Recovery and Rehabilitation Post-Surgery
  • Management of Whiplash and other Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
  • Effective Treatment for Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist Problems
  • Effective Treatment for Hip, Knee, Ankle Problems
  • Covered by Most Benefits Insurance Plans

Physiotherapy helps people affected by injury, illness, pain or disability through a combination of movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.  Registered physiotherapists maintain health for people of all ages and all levels of health and wellbeing, helping patients to manage pain, prevent disease or treat and manage health conditions.
Physiotherapy helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to resume activities of normal daily living, stay in work, enjoy higher quality life and remain independent for as long as possible.

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and your physiotherapist will take a ‘whole person’ approach to addressing your health concerns, whether they be a new injury, old chronic problem, an illness, or recovery and rehabilitation after surgery or trauma. Post-partum mothers can benefit from physiotherapy, whether for rehabilitation after c-section, or to rebuild pelvic floor stability and strength, or to treat a diastasis recti, and more. Athletes use physiotherapy for performance enhancement as well as injury prevention. Physiotherapy can help all ages and various conditions at all stages.

At the root of clinical success and a positive outcome your involvement as a patient in your own care. Through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in your treatment, you can contribute to the best possible outcome for yourself.

Your Acupuncturist

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncturist
  • Holistic Approach to Many Health Conditions
  • Excellent Stress Relief and Management
  • Support for Female Hormone Balance
  • Safe and Effective Natural Fertility Solution
  • Non-Surgical Acupuncture Facial or Acupuncture Facelift
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture for Anti-Aging Rejuvenation and Wrinkle Reduction

Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. It is one of the practices used in traditional Chinese medicine. Utilizing traditional Chinese medicine principles of health and illness, your acupuncturist will assess you using a holistic approach to body health, function and dysfunction.

Several studies suggest that acupuncture may help ease types of musculoskeletal pain that are often chronic such as low-back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. Acupuncture may also help reduce the intensity, duration, and frequency of tension headaches as well as prevent migraine headaches. Therefore, acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive, non-surgical, drug-free option for people with chronic pain to consider.  The effects of acupuncture on the brain and body and how best to measure them are only beginning to be understood.

Relatively few complications from using acupuncture needles or related techniques have been reported. Still, complications have resulted from use of nonsterile needles and improper delivery of treatments. By choosing a registered acupuncturist for your treatment, you can be assured that your practitioner is being held to a higher standard by their regulatory body, and are employing safe needling practices, such as the use of pre-sterilized, disposable needles, proper disposal of used needles in medical sharps containers, protective gloves and sanitization and sterilization practices including rubbing alcohol as needed and appropriate.

Your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

  • Covered By Physiotherapy Insurance Benefits
  • Non-Surgical Rehabilitation Approach
  • Safe and Effective Care With Your Female Physiotherapist
  • Successful Treatment of Urinary Incontinence
  • Helps with Chronic Pelvic Pain

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is the gold standard in non-surgical care of pelvic health problems associated with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Kegel exercises are often incorrectly prescribed and then incorrectly performed, causing frustration and lack of improvement with these conditions. Through specialized care with our pelvic floor physiotherapist, you can successfully treat many of these conditions without the need for surgery or reliance of drugs. Our pelvic floor physiotherapist has advanced training and certification in appropriately providing effective care for many of these conditions.

Your Nutritionist

  • Covered By Most Insurance Plans
  • Safe & Effective Weight Loss Plans
  • Specializing in Type 2 Diabetes Management
  • Nutrition for Healthy Kids
  • Personalized Meal Plan Design
  • Nutrition for Peak Athletic Performance
  • Nutrition for Chronic Disease Management

Your Registered Holistic Nutritionist will work hand in hand with you to determine your personal needs and health goals, and will devise the best plan to assist you in achieving them. Whether your goal is weight loss, chronic disease management or enhancing a healthy lifestyle, your nutritionist can guide you in reaching your goals.

About the community of Thornhill

The community of Thornhill is shared by Vaughan and Markham, running along both sides of Yonge Street.  The development of Yonge Street as a major transportation route north from Toronto was critical to the establishment and growth of Thornhill before the construction of Highway 400.

After the War of 1812, a growing number of families left Great Britain for Canada, now that its land was no longer in dispute.  Benjamin Thorne arrived in 1820 and established an import/export business in York by establishing a warehouse to import iron and export grain.  He soon added his own sawmill, tannery and gristmill.  This hive of economic activity became known first as Thorne’s Mills, then Thorne’s Hill, before ultimately being officially named Thornhill, when Thorne was instrumental in bringing a post office to the newly named village and stationing his brother-in-law William Parson as postmaster.

In the mid-1800s, Thornhill was the biggest settlement north of Toronto along Yonge Street but this soon declined as area farmers diversified their crop mix and grew less grain.  As railroads expanded throughout Vaughan Township, Thornhill was bypassed and ended up being simply a service post for the local farmers and little more.  It wasn’t until the twentieth century as radial street cars and automobiles, facilitating travel up Yonge Street, that Thornhill began to prosper and grow again.