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Stress Management

Stress can have a negative impact on our overall health and wellbeing, frequently leading to joint pain, muscle tension, sleep deprivation, reduced productivity, and the inability to concentrate. Our program focuses on therapeutic interventions, exercise and nutrition counselling, and lifestyle changes to reduce associated symptoms and improve productivity.

Conditions Treated

In order to better manage our stress levels, it’s crucial to understand what stress entails and why it happens. Stress is our body’s natural reaction to harmful situations, regardless of whether they are real or perceived. When we feel threatened, a chemical reaction takes place. This reaction forces us to protect ourselves and is better known as ‘fight or flight.’ When the body is responding to stress, the heart rate increases, muscles tighten, and blood pressure rises.

There are many physical signs of stress such as: insomnia, migraine, jaw pain, muscle tension, appetite change, anxiety, aches and pains. There are also many emotional signs of stress such as depression.

Our Approach

At Bloor Yonge Chiropractic we take a holistic approach to stress management. Our team of practitioners develops customized programs to address the consequences of stress overload. The individualized treatment plan may include a combination of the following services:
  • Chiropractic/Osteopathic Care

    Restores spinal mobility, relieves neural impingement and improves blood circulation by using spinal manipulation, muscle relaxation and decompression techniques.

  • Massage Therapy

    Promotes relaxation and eases muscle tension through strategic massage of body tissue.

  • Acupuncture

    Promotes neural and muscular relaxation and increases endorphin levels

  • Exercise Counseling

    Specific exercises to calm the mind, increase flexibility, improve posture and encourage restful sleep.

  • TMJ Disorder Therapy

    Treating conditions related to the temporomandibular joint, which is often caused by excessive clenching of the jaw from prolonged stress, anxiety and depression.

We offer this program in collaboration with Toronto Naturopathic Clinic specialists who may provide the following services, if prescribed by the individualized program plan:
  • IV Therapy

    Essential vitamins and nutrients are delivered directly to the bloodstream to reinvigorate the body and restore energy.

  • Naturopathic Medicine

    Nutritional supplements, botanical and homeopathic medicines to support organs most affected by stress and to help achieve balance and harmony. Some supplements help moderate your body's reaction to stress thus minimizing its damaging effects.

  • Hormone Testing

    Blood or saliva testing for hormone levels are used to diagnose imbalance and design individualized treatment plans.

Our Process

Initial Assessment

Patients will undergo an initial assessment by our Clinic Director Dr. Igor Sapozhnikov, D.C. They will have an opportunity to discuss their stressors and help him assess how those stressors are impacting their physical and mental state. Patients will also disclose any other health issues or concerns.

Program Plan

Based on the assessment results, Dr. Sapozhnikov will recommend an individualized program plan that may include chiropractic care, osteopathic manipulation, exercise and nutritional counselling, massage therapy, acupuncture, and/or other modes of therapy that will facilitate successful stress symptoms reduction and management.

Implementation

Our team at Bloor Yonge Chiropractic is a well-rounded group of healthcare professionals that include Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Naturopathic Doctors and Registered Massage Therapists. Based on your customized program plan, they work together to provide a multidisciplinary approach to safely achieve desired results.

Maintenance

As part of the program, our practitioners will educate and guide you on how to maintain and improve the achieved results. They will support you on your journey to optimal health by providing counselling and regular check-up sessions.