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- Etobicoke Chiropractor | Nourish Family Chiropractic
About Us Profile ABOUT US At Nourish Family Chiropractic, we value natural health, optimal function, community and connection. Our focus is on helping infants, children, expecting parents, individuals, and families flourish in health, healing and growth. We are committed to YOU — in helping guide and support you as you evolve and so does your family. We strive to provide excellence in service, care, and ongoing education. Our belief is that health is our natural state and that we are designed to be healthy. Let us help you discover your health from within. Nourish the brain & body from the inside out. Dr. Gina Gallo B.HSc., D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic Dr. Gina has been practicing in Etobicoke since 2008 and founded Nourish Family Chiropractic in 2017. She discovered chiropractic care in her early 20’s. Dr. Gina was propelled to become a chiropractor after becoming a patient in a chiropractic office and experiencing the positive benefits first hand. She has special focus in supporting individuals and families through the various stages of pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and beyond. Dr. Gina utilizes various techniques including: The Webster Technique for Pregnancy Torque Release Technique Thompson Technique and Diversified Dr. Colin Swala D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic Dr. Colin is a dedicated advocate for natural health care. After graduating from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in England in 2008, he has devoted his career to helping others improve their health and connecting them with natural health care options. This passion was fuelled by his family's struggles with heart disease, cancer, and obesity. Dr. Colin also has personal experience with the benefits of Chiropractic care, having successfully treated his own vertigo. Recognizing that every individual has unique needs, Dr. Colin employs a range of gentle yet effective Chiropractic techniques . Sandy Pacheco Chiropractic Health Assistant Sandy has recently moved to Etobicoke after growing up nearby in Port Credit. She is looking forward to exploring Etobicoke and learning more about the community. Sandy has a love of animals, spending time up north with family, hiking, and cross country running. Indoors, you'll find her experimenting with cooking different dishes and exploring different cuisines. Sandy looks forward to meeting you and helping you feel welcome at Nourish Family Chiropractic. MEET THE TEAM OUR SERVICES OUR SERVICES OVERALL WELL BEING ALL GENDERS AGES: 18+ Our vision is to be a leader in optimal health, growth, and wellbeing and to transform lives through chiropractic care. Our primary focus is to assess the health of your spine and nervous system, and design a plan of care to help support you and create change for healing. We take our time to get to know you by discussing your health, your lifestyle and your goals. We value knowledge, learning, and sharing information to help support and guide individuals and their family along their health journey. BOOK NOW PREGNANCY CARE AND POSTNATAL CARE If there is any category of people that need chiropractic care the most – it is pregnant and postnatal women! Pregnancy changes a woman’s body, gait, center of balance, and can place a lot of stress on the spine. This may cause discomfort or other unwanted symptoms. Chiropractic care can help ensure that the body is balanced and that the pelvis is relaxed and open so the growing baby has the room he/she needs to develop. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment for expecting moms. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of pressure in the pelvis and to help improve function. Once the baby is born, chiropractic care can help moms recover from birth and adapt to the changes this phase brings. BOOK NOW PEDIATRIC CARE AGES: BIRTH -17 Chiropractors have been caring for children for more than 100 years. Many common childhood ailments may respond to this safe, natural form of health care. A child encounters many stresses during their growing years. Concerns, such as colic, reflux, breastfeeding difficulties, and sleep disturbances are just a few of the many issues that may often be traced to nervous system irritation caused by spinal and cranial misalignments. Additionally, falls, sports injuries, playground bumps, heavy school bags, and sitting all day in the classroom may also contribute to spine and nervous system stress too! BOOK NOW COMMON QUESTIONS COMMON QUESTIONS What is Chiropractic? What is an Adjustment? How Many Adjustments will I Need? What Common Issues Does Chiropractic Care Address? Can I Book an Adjustment Appointment Without First Having an Assessment ? Why Not ? VISIT US EMAIL: email@example.com ADDRESS: 1020 Islington Avenue Unit 5 Etobicoke, ON M8Z 6A4 PHONE: (416) 239-0123 FAX: (416) 239-9888 SUNDAY: CLOSED MONDAY: CLOSED TUESDAY: 10:00AM-4:00PM WEDNESDAY: 8:30AM-5:30PM THURSDAY: 10:00AM-4:00PM FRIDAY: 8:30AM-5:30PM SATURDAY: 2-3* PER MONTH CLOSEST MAJOR INTERSECTION : ISLINGTON AVE. & THE QUEENSWAY SEND US A QUESTION Thanks for your inquiry. We'll get back to you as soon as possible. Send Join our mailing list Subscribe Now © 2023 by Nourish Family Chiropractic. Proudly created with Wix.com Visit Us SOCIAL FEED
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- Common Questions Index | nourishfamilychiro
COMMON QUESTION INDEX WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC? Anchor 1 The word “chiropractic” means “to be done by hand.” Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. Chiropractic care is a patient-centred, non-invasive, hands-on, regulated health care profession focused on your spine, muscles, joints and their connection to the nervous system. Chiropractors focus on assessing the health and function of your spine and nervous system and provide care to facilitate, support and promote healing and optimal function. Your spine, muscles, and nervous system as a whole supports your body, keeps your body stable, protects your organs, and keeps you moving. It also connects directly to other vital systems in your body, which is why health care professionals, researchers, and the wider health community trust chiropractors to assess and provide care to help support this vast system. WHAT IS AN ADJUSTMENT? An adjustment is a highly-skilled and precise input into the spinal joints (or other joints of the body) to restore proper movement and allow for improved integration between the spine and nervous system. There are a number of safe, specific, and gentle techniques that are utilized to help improve mobility, overall function and relieve symptoms. Anchor 2 The short answer to this question is, “It depends.” For example, the number of recommended adjustments may depend on why you sought chiropractic care in the first place. Were you concerned with pain, recovery from an injury, or did you seek care to promote your overall health and wellness? When the initial pain or injury has been relieved and chiropractic care can move into the area of general wellness care and health maintenance. This choice is yours. The number of adjustments is a partnership between the chiropractor and the patient. We work together to determine overall goals and set up an appropriate care plan. Many patients find relief in their initial period of care. However there may be a reconstructive or healing phase of care as scar tissue, compensation patterns, and postural imbalances can build around the spine and can take some time to improve. This stage seeks to improve the strength and flexibility of soft tissues surrounding the spine and/or area of the original concern. Beyond this phase, chiropractic care has the potential to help support overall wellness and optimal function through integrating healthy spinal movement, nervous system function, and a healthy lifestyle. HOW MANY ADJUSTMENTS WILL I NEED? Anchor 3 Anchor 4 WHAT COMMON ISSUES DOES CHIROPRACTIC ADDRESS? Newborns & Children Chiropractic adjustments can be very useful in helping people with a variety of concerns. We aim to address the underlying cause of nervous system stress within the body that is contributing to the issues or concerns and provide a plan of care to facilitate healing and optimal function. We don’t have a magic wand for everything that ails you, but we do have resources to assist with healing from the inside out. Pregnancy related low back pain, pelvic pain, and the associated issues that arise as the body adapts to the changes Sacral imbalance throughout pregnancy. We are certified in “The Webster Technique” – a specific way to assess and restore balance within the pelvis and associated structures, as dysfunction in this area of mom’s body could impact optimal fetal positioning for birth and delivery. Postnatal concerns – providing help for new moms in the fourth trimester adjust to their new body, helping them heal and adapt to the new activities of daily life (nursing, carrying their child, sleep deprivation, core and pelvic floor strengthening, etc.). Identifying musculoskeletal dysfunction that newborns may be facing as this may result in challenges with feeding (appropriate latch/suck), jaw issues, cranial-sacral concerns, etc. Help with cranial and cervical spine concerns: torticollis, head tilts, plagiocephaly, etc. Ensuring motor development during the first year of life (and beyond) is on target – tummy time, proper crawling technique, etc. Childhood assessment and care for continued optimal growth and function, corrective exercises for retained primitive reflexes, help with injuries from sport/activity, etc. Pregnancy & Postnatal Adults & Teens May help with alleviating symptoms from postural strain of daily living (desk work, computer work, driving, and use of various devices) as these postures can cause pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, back, arms, hands, chest, abdomen, hips, legs, feet May help improve frequency and severity of certain types of headaches, especially those related to lifestyle habits May help with healing from injuries and trauma to the body from falls, accidents, and athletic injuries (i.e. whiplash, sprain/strain, etc.) May support improved function, mobility, and ease for those diagnosed with scoliosis at any phase of life May help alleviate overall stress and tension that the body holds on to from the modern day challenges of life These are just some of the reasons we see various people. You are welcome to reach out to us if there is something you are experiencing and if you are wondering if chiropractic care could help. Anchor 5 We understand you may have been to a chiropractor before or you are in a lot of pain and may want to come in for an adjustment without an assessment - but - an initial thorough assessment is necessary in order to ensure you are in the right place and that we can provide you with our best comprehensive care. CAN I BOOK AN ADJUSTMENT APPOINTMENT WITHOUT FIRST HAVING AN ASSESSMENT? WHY NOT?