Being injured is about more than just being in pain.
It can set your training back – wipe out any progress you’ve made.
It can even keep you from competing at all.
As a fellow active middle aged adult, I know how much you love what you do. It’s so frustrating to be injured in the first place. Not to mention distressing to think you might not be able to work out or simply perform all of your daily activities.
If you’re hurting now, the key to getting back to 100% mobility as quickly as possible is to receive the right diagnosis – the right treatment plan – right from the start!
My name is Dr. Phil McAllister and I am a licensed Chiropractor with a special interest in Functional Mechanics and Neurology. I’m very passionate about the treatment of sports injuries, pain management, and injury prevention.
Through my unique blend of specialties culminating in an individualized Treatment Regime, unique to your needs, that has helped so many, including athletes of all levels with injury recovery and in performance enhancement.
It is my privilege to be the Clinical Director at Forward Health, and over my decades in practice have been a member of medical teams with various International, National and Provincial Sports Venues since 1994, as well as hosting Living Healthy – Guelph – Rogers TV with Dr. Phil McAllister.
While Chiropractors are generally trained to treat back and neck problems, a Doctor who is further trained in the field of Functional mechanics and neurology has extensive post-graduate training on treating the whole body and all functional issues.
Over the last 21 years, I’ve seen and treated just about every sports injury you can imagine, giving me a wealth of personal experience to draw on,
What this means is I can offer you…
– More accurate diagnosis
– More accurate functional Chiropractic restoration techniques
– Shorter treatment plans
Your initial consultation will include a thorough functional examination. We’ll discuss the type of training you do, the intensity, your routines, diet – anything that can affect your performance.
Yes, this takes more time… but I’ve found it’s always time well spent. The goal is not just to reduce the pain for now — you don’t want the problem to come back as soon as you stop treatments — You want a long-term solution.
After all, you don’t want the problem to come back as soon as you return to your daily routine or sports activity!
That’s why we’ll look at more than just “what’s hurting” by performing some specific and unique functional tests to gently uncover exactly WHY you are hurting.
By taking this whole body approach to care, treatments are designed to make you feel better and perform better NOW – while also helping to solve the underlying cause of your pain, or as a good analogy goes, my goal is not to just make the orchestra look good on stage, rather my goal is to ensure that the orchestra also plays in harmony.
Soft tissue treatments including Trigenics Neuro-Integrative Functional Techniques, Myo-Fascial Release techniques, Cutting edge Neuro-modulation bio-feedback techniques, along with Custom Orthotics, Compression Sox, performance enhancement Re-Training etc. allow me to…
- Relax your muscles
- Ensure that the brain is getting the correct muscles to fire for optimal performance and coordination of all the joint motions.
- Reduce any swelling and inflammation
- Increase your range of motion and flexibility
- Help reduce your pain and stiffness
You’ll also know your progress by a testing and benchmark system to document exactly where you are before and after every treatment plan. This gives a specific, measurable way to track your improvement.
Accurate diagnosis, proven treatment plans, and consistent testing are just three of the reasons why our average treatment plan is just 8-12 treatments over a 4- 6 week period.
Much shorter – and much more effective – than a traditional chiropractor or physiotherapist.
Since you don’t like missing even a day or two because of soreness or pulled muscles, we’ll also work on injury prevention.
This includes everything from stretching and exercise to nutrition and lifestyle choices, with our entire health care team at Forward Health.
By being proactive, you’ll find yourself spending less time on the sidelines… and more time doing what you love.