Chiropractic Services

Dr. Connie D’Astolfo, DC, PhD (c) utilizes advanced evidence based approaches to patient care, emphasizing primarily the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal injury particularly spinal injuries (spine and joint injuries) and dysfunction. This includes injury to joints, muscles, spinal discs, ligaments, tendons, nerves and fascia. Dr. D’Astolfo provides an accurate diagnosis and a timely resolution to your condition and treats all types of acute, chronic and repetitive strain injuries. Dr. D’Astolfo is also clinical director of SPINEgroup and is involved with triaging, case management coordination and performance management of all of SPINEgroup’s clinical program. Her chiropractic services are typically integrated in all SPINEgroup’s interdisciplinary clinical programs.

Dr. D’Astolfo has been trained in a variety of advanced techniques and uses multiple modalities during her treatment sessions:

  • Spinal Manipulation & Mobilization
  • Non Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy
  • Sports Performance
  • Ultrasound Therapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Cranio-sacral Therapy
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Neuro-Flossing Exercises
  • Flexion-Distraction technique
  • Spinal Rehabilitation
  • Vibration Assisted Rehabilitation
  • Dietary/Supplement Counselling
  • Graston Technique
  • Active Release Technique
  • Homeopathic Practice (experimental)
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Instrument Assisted Soft tissue Mobilization
  • Custom / Stock Joint Braces & Supports
  • Custom Orthotics & Sports Orthotics
  • Lifestyle Counselling
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation

 

What types of  injury respond well to Chiropractic care?

Back pain, neck pain, golfer’s elbow, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many musculoskeletal pain conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently resolved with chiropractic care.

  • Back Pain due to degenerative arthritis, spinal stenosis, spinal disc injuries, facet sprain/strains, Whiplash injuries, spinal radicular conditions, postural problems
  • Radicular Arm or Leg Pain (Sciatica)
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • TMJ Pain and Dysfunction
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritic Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pre and post Surgical Physiotherapy
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
  • Work Related Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Acute and Chronic Ankle Sprains
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other nerve compressive injuries
  • Shoulder Rotator Cuff  Tears and Tendonitis
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Hamstring/Calf Strains
  • Sport Injuries and Athletic Enhancement *

*Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Graston Technique) is a manual treatment involving specialized instruments to detect and break up soft tissue fibrosis in order to stimulate a healing response. The technique is used internationally at all levels of amateur, elite and professional sport.

Non Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal Decompression Therapy is used for acute to sub-acute cases of moderate to  severe lower back pain and neck disorders. By providing a gentle intermittent traction force to the low back or neck, spinal decompression targets the spinal discs, joints and soft tissue and comfortably unloads the spine.

Spinal decompression can be used for the following problems:

  • Disc Herniations and Bulges
  • Degenerative Disc Disease and Joint Degeneration
  • Nerve Root Irritation, Radiculopathy and Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Chronic Facet Syndrome

Dr. Connie D’Astolfo’s  interest is in disorders related to the spine. She holds a special interest in spine related disorders associated with other chronic diseases.

Dr. D’Astolfo is registered and involved with the following organizations: • Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) • Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) • College of Chiropractors in Ontario (CCO) • Canadian Chiropractic Protection Agency (CCPA) • Ontario Gerontology Association (OGA) • Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR)