Doctors of Chiropractic assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent musculoskeletal conditions and disorders.
We can help you find relief from pain
We guarantee you will receive the best quality of care.
As Calgary Chiropractors, we take a patient centred, evidenced informed approach and have developed a diverse practice helping Calgarians achieve their desired health and wellness goals. When you are in the treatment room with one of our Chiropractors, you are their sole focus. Your appointment will be comprehensive and thorough, customized to meet your individual health goals.
From 2-week-old babies to international level athletes, our Calgary chiropractors have become the sought-after solution for diminishing pain and improving physical well-being.
A chiropractic appointment at our clinic may consist of various treatment techniques including adjustments, manual therapy, contemporary medical acupuncture (dry needling and/or IMS), Graston technique, and more. Our team of chiropractors will listen to your concerns, develop a comprehensive, mutually agreed upon treatment plan, and making sure you are comfortable and understand every part of your treatment process.
What is chiropractic?
Doctors of Chiropractic assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent musculoskeletal (bones, muscles, tendons, joints and cartilage) conditions and disorders. A Chiropractor is specially trained to treat these conditions and the effect they have on the nervous system.
The most common form of treatment chiropractors deliver is called an adjustment. A adjustment is a non-invasive procedure consisting of a precise directed movement to help relieve pain and discomfort, and restore range of motion. Chiropractors will also sometimes incoporate other treatment methods such as soft-tissue manipulation, instrument assisted techniques and joint mobilizations.
A chiropractor may refer patients for x-rays or ultrasounds to assist in forming an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan. Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs nor do they perform surgery, but they may make a referral to other medical specialists for such treatment when appropriate.
Chiropractors receive very thorough, well rounded health education and training and may also counsel patients regarding nutrition, lifestyle and exercise.
Why choose Energize Health?
- Find relief from pain
- Find relief from headaches
- Improve movement of your back,neck and shoulders
- Improve posture
- Correct foot or gait problems
- Improve TMJ (jaw) dysfunction
- Improve athletic performance
- Increase energy level
Meet our Chiropractic Doctors
Dr. Caitlyn Cameron, DC
Dr. Caitlyn Cameron, DC
Dr Cameron practices at our North Calgary Location
Dr. Caitlyn Cameron’s approach to Chiropractic care is evidence informed, combining cutting edge research and her own clinical experience. Her specialities include spinal and extremity adjusting, Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, therapeutic exercise, Webster Technique (most commonly used in prenatal treatment), and kinesiology taping. She enjoys treating all ages, serious injuries or minor aches and pains, helping each patient live a more active and healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Cameron believes that every patient and every condition is unique. She works with her patients to create a customized treatment plan, taking into consideration her patient’s goals and current health status, to achieve the best possible outcome.
Raised in Calgary, Dr. Cameron has been a chiropractic patient herself since she was a small child. She has seen the benefits of chiropractic care throughout her life, most notably representing Canada throughout her competitive archery career. Chiropractic care and ART helped her shoot archery at a high level for many years and kept her functioning to the best of her ability. Regular care helped minimize the negative effects of strenuous training, and helped her heal more quickly when she did face injuries.
A passionate learner, Dr. Cameron completed a Bachelor of Science in Honours Physiology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. It was during this program that she discovered her fascination with the human body, and she decided to pursue a career in Chiropractic. Her love of learning took her to Portland Oregon and the University of Western States, where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and graduated summa cum laude with a Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Dr. Cameron also has a busy life outside of the clinic. In her free time she can often be found hiking through the mountains or playing with her dog, Stella.
Dr. Avni Harit,
Dr. Avni Harit, DC
Dr Avni practices at both our North and South Calgary locations
Dr. Avni Harit earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland Oregon, graduating with honors in 2015. Prior to this, she earned her BSc. in Life Science from the University of British Columbia in 2011.
Dr. Avni practices a diversified chiropractic technique incorporating soft tissue techniques including myofascial active release and/or instrument assisted soft tissue techniques (like Graston/FAKTR) into her treatments. She has been trained in functional movement screens and running/gait analysis. She has completed her certification in Acupuncture through the McMaster University of Contemporary Medical Acupuncture. This allows her to use medical acupuncture/dry needling as an effective tool to reduce pain, decrease muscle hypertonicity, improve circulation and promote tissue healing.
As an advocate of health and wellness, Dr Avni is dedicated to helping her patients achieve their optimal health and fitness goals. Her focus is to enrich all of her patients’ lives via pain reduction, functional mobility improvement, and lifestyle management and performance optimization.
Dr. Avni has a strong interest in sports, which stems from her younger years playing basketball, running track and dancing. Currently she continues to enjoy running, hiking, camping, yoga and maintains a healthy lifestyle involving proper nutrition and exercise.
Dr. Avni believes each individual is unique and therefore every injury is unique to that person. By using a collaborative treatment approach, she is able get patients moving better and pain-free quickly. Whether you are a competitive athlete, weekend warrior or someone who seldom exercises, her goal is to educate you about your body and teach you how to live a healthy and pain free life.
Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractic
Is chiropractic safe?
Both Dr. Cameron and Dr. Avni are specialists in the manual adjustment of the joints of the body. With over 7 years of post secondary education, they are highly skilled at diagnosing and treating all musculoskeletal injuries. Before beginning any treatment program with you, your chiropractor will fully educate you on the benefits and any associated risks of the proposed treatment and will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions. All treatment techniques that our chiropractors use have been researched in multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, scientific studies, and are shown to be safe and effective.
The Mayo Clinic's view on chiropractic safety is that a "Chiropractic adjustment is safe when it's performed by someone trained and licensed to deliver chiropractic care."
My First Appointment: What can I expect?
The chiropractic team at Energize Health takes a very thorough approach to their clinical practice. Before your appointment, you will be asked to fill out an intake form (online or in the clinic) which will provide your clinician with an overview of your current health status. You will be asked about any areas of pain, discomfort and/or injury, your health goals, and medical history for both yourself and your family members.
During your first visit, Dr. Cameron or Dr. Avni will conduct a thorough assessment which may include assessing your posture, gait, range of motion, reflexes, and other orthopaedic and neurological tests. Your chiropractor may also give you a referral for diagnostic imaging such as x-ray and/or ultrasound. By compiling all of this information, your clinician is able to determine a diagnosis for your current health status.
Your chiropractic doctor will then explain her diagnosis, recommended treatment plan and expected outcomes. She will answer any questions you have before you receive treatment.
A chiropractic treatment is included as part of your first visit. This treatment may include soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization or manipulation, therapeutic exercises and/or many other therapeutic interventions.
At the end of your visit, your chiropractor will provide her recommendation for follow up appointment(s) as needed. You can expect your first visit to be approximately one hour.
To help you reach your health goals faster, we use Physitrack, an advanced exercise prescription software. Your chiropractor can email you a link to download a customized exercise plan, created by her, especially for you. You will be able to view videos of the exercises, track your progress, record your results, and communicate any concerns with Dr.Cameron or Dr. Avni through the Physitrack app.
Do I have to get my joints "cracked"?
An adjustment is a quick and shallow force, directed into a joint and is often, but not always, accompanied by a popping sound. Traditional chiropractic adjustments can be very helpful for a lot of health concerns and can help a specific joint move more freely throughout its range of motion. The traditional chiropractic adjustment is only one of many methods that our chiropractors can use to treat your condition. Many conditions may benefit from modalities such as Active Release Techniques (massage type treatment), gentle joint mobilizations, instrument assisted adjustments such as Graston Technique, dry needling/ IMS acupuncture or a host of other treatment modalities. It is important to discuss with your clinician any concerns or wishes you have during your treatment planning stage, so that you are fully informed and in agreement with the proposed treatment course.
What type of techniques do our Chiropractors use?
Chiropractic care at Energize Health is so much more than manual adjustments!
There has never been a single treatment method that works for everyone. All people, conditions, injuries and bodies are different and often respond differently to treatment. To help you achieve the results you are looking for, our chiropractors are certified in various manual therapy techniques. Your clinician will determine which techniques have the greatest chance of helping you reach your health goals, and be able to adjust her treatments immediately to ensure that you continue to achieve your health goals and reduce any pain you may be feeling.
Some of the techniques and training our chiropractors may use to help you include:
- Chiropractic Adjustment
- Dry Needling / Acupuncture / IMS
- Graston Technique
- Laser Therapy
- Active Release Technique (ART)
- Shockwave Therapy
How long will I need to receive treatment?
Starting chiropractic care is not a life long sentence. While beneficial to most people as an ongoing part of a healthy lifestyle, our goal is to bring you back to a state of health where you will no longer need treatment at our clinic. Depending on your condition, our chiropractors will often achieve a significant reduction of pain and discomfort in 1 or 2 sessions and can usually help you achieve a complete resolution in a matter of weeks.
As a general guideline, if you are suffering from a new condition, and it has only been a brief period, you will require less treatments and find relief much quicker.
If you are suffering from a chronic, ongoing, decades old injury, expect your amount of treatments required to be more significant to achieve lasting improvement of your symptoms.
Your initial appointment will be approximately an hour in length and subsequent appointments are 15 to 30 minutes in length. This additional time allows our chiropractors to incorporate a variety of techniques to ensure you feel better in the most efficient and safest way possible.
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