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Chiropractic Techniques

As your Innisfail, Trochu and central Alberta Chiropractor we are learning “state of the art” techniques through continuing education to ensure our patients have the highest quality of health.

What is a spinal adjustment and how does chiropractic work are asked all the time. The Chiropractic answer is there are many different ways to help each patient such as:

After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is administered to free up “stuck” joints

After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, gonstead technique is specific adjustments based on the spinal listing based on rotational position of the vertbrae body.

A system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine.

A gentle technique to induce motion in a joint with decreased range of motion using a spring loaded table.

Technique uses an adjusting tool that gives precise impulses to specific misaligned joints. https://www.activator.com/

One-To-Zero (OTZ) Health Education Systems trains licensed chiropractors in the evaluation and care to improve nervous system function via the correction of occipital-atlanto subluxation. This subluxation pattern, known as Hatcher-Murphy Subluxation (HMS), shows manifestation or dysfunction of the tissues involving the brainstem, the vagal nerve or cranial nerve 10 and the spinal accessory nerve or cranial nerve 11. When this occipital-atlanto manifestation is corrected, it seems to have an immediate impact on multiple disorders and behaviors. Manifestation of HMS in children can result in many behavioral and developmental disorders. HMS in adults can show through Migraines, Insomnia, Bell’s palsy, Tic disorders and many other neurological illnesses. http://otzhealthed.com/

Dr. Dave has taken years of courses through the International Chiropractic Pediatrics association. He has a passion to treating young children to ensure they become healthy adults.   http://icpa4kids.com/index.php

Our specialized table allows expecting moms to lay face down with the middle of the table dropping down for room with baby. Less stress on mom equals less stress on baby, if you move well it helps prevent complications during birth. It is gently, effective and safe. Every mom wants healthy children, this is a great tool to ensure success.

A technique first analyzing the dural attachments of the spinal cord at the top and bottom of the spine. It has some of the highest success rates in North America reducing tension in the key anchor points of the spinal cord.

Concussion, headache, posture, balance and gait assessments plus rehab. Motor controlled exercise- systemized short term rehab for pain, performance, injury prevention and aging well. Assessment and rehab for numerous brain and neurological conditions.


Traumatic Brain Injury is an ever evolving learning experience for all professions. Dr. Dave has taken many courses to learn about brain injuries and concussions. His son at age 2.5 lost his speech due to a concussion and Dr. Dave has taken upon himself to learn many strategies to heal and rehab. Learning disabilities are very common and there are simple strategies that parents can do at home to help their children. We all want healthy kids, together we can achieve this.

We have a concussion protocol assessment from sports injuries to motor vehicle accidents. Most importantly we have a team in place including Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture and nutritional counselling to maximize your results. We have learned that both sensory and neuromechanical techniques are important because your brain has different components to rehab. We look forward to getting you back on track.

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Dr. Dave Blocksom know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.



Acupuncture stimulates the balance and flow of Qi energy that in Traditional Chinese Medicine is considered essential to health. When the body is healthy, Qi (pronounced chee), flows smoothly through the meridians that make up a conceptual network of pathways throughout the entire body. When the balance or flow of Qi is deficient or obstructed it may be diseased or susceptible to illness. Acupuncture treats both the symptoms and the root causes of the patient’s illness. We also provide cupping to help remove inflammation and stagnation of blood. Electrical stimulation on needles can also be used to improve blood flow. Where blood flows,energy goes!

Dr. Sarah’s acupuncture knowledge and experience add a whole new skillset to our team. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine practice, she can assess your health needs on all three levels, physical, mental and emotional.  Acupuncture can also be used as preventative medicine to help build immunity and overall wellbeing.

examples would be- acute and chronic pain (physical)-PTSD,ADHD (mental)- depression and anxiety (emotional)

Graston Technique


  • This is a remarkable technique that allows us to detect and treat scar tissue in muscles, tendons and ligaments.
  • What is scar tissue? Scar tissue is our bodies’ way of repairing muscles, tendons and ligaments. Overtime you can have a build up of this scar tissue especially in areas that see a lot of use. This leads to pain and dysfunction as this replacement tissue lacks the strength and flexibility of healthy tissue.
  • The Graston Technique allows us to better detect and treat these areas. It uses stainless steel instruments that glide along patient’s muscles, tendons and ligaments. Once knots or bands of scar tissue are found the instrument can then be used to break up as much of this tissue as it can.

Muscle Release Therapy

Aids in the release of tightness and scar tissue in muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Kinesio Taping


  • Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles. Kinesio taping is excellent to use as it does not affect circulation or restrict your range of motion.
  • The Kinesio Taping Method is used to reduce pain and inflammation in muscles, relax overtired muscles and to support muscles in movement.
  • Attention is given to the importance of muscle function and the act of treating muscles in order to activate the body’s own healing process. It was discovered that by using elastic tape, muscles and other tissues could be helped by outside assistance.

Registered Massage Therapists

RMTs with the 2200 hours required now by most insurance companies. They offer:

  • Relaxation Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • LaStone Massage (hot and cold stones)
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Reflexology (feet)
  • Sport’s massage (Area specific to enhance performance)

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