Individualized & Patient-centred Approach
Dr. Ryan works with young children, professional athletes, the elderly population and everything in between. Dr. Ryan strives to administer a patient specific treatment plan that consists of soft tissue, rehabilitation, exercise and contemporary medical acupuncture as an adjunct to his hands on manual therapy.
The goal for Dr. Ryan is to not only treat the chief complaint, but to also address the underlying issue of the problem to prevent reoccurrence in the future.
COMPRESSION STOCKING & ORTHOTIC ASSESSMENT
Two other important services offered by Dr. Ryan include Orthotics and compression socks to help with those long days on your feet.
Using state of the art 3D-scanning technology, Dr. Ryan is able to provide a precise, custom-fit orthotic to help with issues ranging from plantar fasciitis, back pain, diabetic neuropathy, bunions, heel spurs, high or fallen arches to many many more.
Along with this, Dr. Ryan will also be able to provide compression socks, which are socks that squeeze the leg more than normal socks, promoting better blood circulation in the legs. Whether you suffer from swollen lower extremities, varicose veins, orthostatic hypotension or have a history of DVT, feel free to talk to Dr. Ryan to see if these would be a fit for you.
Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner's hands or with electrical stimulation (John Hopkins, 2021).
Dr. Ryan received his Contemporary Medical Acupuncture training from McMaster University. This method of acupuncture aims to increase and/or decrease the activity of the nervous system in various pain syndromes, functional problems, and any other conditions in which the nervous system plays a part. After an in depth initial assessment, the pain-free needle insertion technique is used to specifically address any issues that are present.
While keeping in mind that acupuncture can be used as a solitary treatment, it can also be used as an adjunct to other hands on manual therapies. The following are a few of the many conditions for which acupuncture can be of help:
Sports related injuries and other movement disorders
Musculoskeletal pain problems: neck, shoulder, low back and joint pain
Chronic pain: headaches, sciatica, osteoarthritis
Muscle pain and weakness
Acupuncture is not for everyone and requires an assessment by Dr. Ryan before treatment can be completed.