Dr. Mathew Lee offers a wide spectrum of treatments and techniques that may be helpful in alleviating your aches and pains. Dr. Lee is a fully-licensed chiropractor in Canada and is an active member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO), the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA), the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), and the Acupuncture Council of Ontario (ACO).
You can be assured – Dr. Lee has a commitment to excellence when it comes to the level of care that he provides, and is only satisfied with your progress.
Physical mobilizations help to increase the range of motion in restricted and hypomobile joints. These are gentle oscillatory movements performed by the practitioner to encourage motion and gliding within the targeted joint. Chiropractic manipulations are similar to mobilizations, in that they are intended to increase joint motion and release intra-articular pressure - where they differ is that they are performed with a controlled, high-velocity, low amplitude thrust. These are often followed with an audible release, or "popping sound", which is colloquially referred to as "cracking". However, these are just the release of pressure built up within the joint, much like the sound you hear when you open a can of soda pop.
Acupuncture has been used for hundreds of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat a plethora of different diseases and conditions. It has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an effective treatment for low back pain, neck pain, and knee pain - to name a few.
muscle release technique
Muscle or Manual Release Techniques (MRT) are soft-tissue stretching techniques that reduces the tension and reflexive shortening of different anatomical structures. It can be used to treat muscles, tendons, and ligamentous structures in overused regions. Scar tissue that can build up from repeated injury can tie up, shorten, and cause tension in areas of the muscle and tendons. These textural changes in soft tissue can reduce the range of motion in joints and entrap nerves, which may lead to numbness, tingling, and weakness.
functional release technique
Functional Range Release is a soft-tissue technique that focuses on the assessment, localization, and treatment of soft-tissue adhesions and areas of increased tissue tension, which can result from acute trauma or injury, repetitive strains, and/or cumulative microtrauma to an area.
Graston Technique is a form of soft-tissue therapy that utilizes patented instruments to assist in breaking down scar tissue, eliminate fascial restrictions, as well as assist in clearing edema.
kinesio & athletic taping
Kinesio taping works by affecting the neurological and circulatory systems. It helps to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused muscles, and support movement, all the while allowing full range of motion.
Kinesio tape can be used for carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, low back pain, ankle sprains, tennis/golfer's elbow, as well as various other shoulder, hip, and knee conditions.
Orthotics are customized, rigid insoles that are manufactured according to the specific anatomy of the patient's feet. They function to correct different imbalances in a person's foot mechanics, redistribute forces during gait, and reduce improper stress and strain on different regions of the body.
Some conditions that benefit from orthotics include: bunions, hammer toes, arch pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, hip pain, and low back pain.
Electrotherapy comes in many different forms such as interferential current (IFC), transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation (TENS), and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS).
Some applications include: relieving pain, fatiguing/retraining muscles, increasing local blood flow, reducing edema and swelling.
Looking at the way a person walks can give you information about areas that are not moving well, moving too much, or not moving at all. It is one aspect of screening for orthotics for the feet, but can also reveal imbalances in areas such as the hips, low back, upper back, and shoulder.
Furthermore, an individual's running gait can also be assessed should they come in with problems in their running or exercise routines to determine what areas need to be addressed.
An assessment and treatment technique utilized to determine if there exists and rotational dysfunction in the sacrum, any tightening/torsion of the utero-sacral ligaments, and gentle adjustment methods to reduce and/or eliminate these stressors and dysfunctions within the pregnant mother. This enables the fetus to achieve its optimal fetal positioning, promotes labour progression, as well as facilitate a natural and non-invasive birth outcome for mom and baby.