A century old hands on healing therapy and philosophy that is now a scientifically supported and approved profession.  Doctors of Chiropractic are recognized Health Professionals by the Government of Canada, and are covered by most health insurance plans. Our chiropractor, Dr. Anne Desneiges, offers the following chiropractic and associated modalities. 

Network Chiropractic 

Network Chiropractic is a gentle non-force chiropractic technique that focuses on reorganizing a person’s nervous system to allow greater healing capabilities in addition to greater experiences of life, joy and health.

Current research reflects the fact that our bodies are not simply mechanical vehicles. Our physical body and health are intimately intertwined and affected by our thoughts, emotions, relationships, the environment and the activities we partake in.

Why our bodies break down
Life is a series of experiences. How you perceive and react to these occurrences determines the outcome and quality of your life.

When you experience a shocking or traumatic event, your body will innately activate a built-in survival mechanism called the ‘fight or flight’ response. This coping mechanism is meant to ‘get you through’ the incident unscathed. However, if the event is especially emotional or traumatic, your reaction can become ‘programmed’ in your nervous system as a protection against similar future experiences. Like a pebble thrown in a pond, the fight or flight mechanism has a ripple effect.

If you are experiencing daily stress, your fight or flight system will remain switched-on and may no longer be able to shift out of ‘coping mode’. Living in a state of coping can result in symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, headaches, jaw problems, depression or daily tension in your neck, shoulders or back.

In order to repair and heal, the body has to come out of coping mode. The nervous system can only do one at a time – be stressed or repair.

It is evident as a society that our nervous systems are revving too high and we are over-reacting to normal daily events. We see the result as stress induced illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, migraines, bowel disease, immune conditions…all becoming more prevalent each day.

Repeated stress behaviours can be challenging to change. You may believe that relaxing is all you need, however, if by relaxing you simply sit in front of the TV, eat or drink, it is not truly relaxing to the body, it’s dis-attaching. Consequently, this can lead to a dis-attachment from your body, your life, and even your relationships.

Your body uses pain as an effective communication tool. It is saying: “something is wrong! Please do something!”

Network Chiropractic and Somatic Experiencing together
These two modalities help your nervous system re-engage and reorganize connections within the body. The best analogy is of a computer doing a self-analysis followed by repairs,  and deletion of redundant programs. Afterwards, the body and its intelligence can be accessed and utilized with efficiency.

Efficient communication between your nervous system and your body results in an increased self-awareness and ability to self-heal. When the body is in tune with its optimal functioning, it can tell when things are not working and begins repairs early, as opposed to accumulating issues for years.

Our mental and emotional states are intimately linked to our rate of healing, our immune system and our feelings of well~being. Therefore, it is crucial to take the whole person into effect when attempting to make permanent health improvements. Every part of us matters: our environment, relationships, habits and our perception of life. That’s why we care for every part of you when you visit Inner Ocean. 

For further information: Somatic Experiencing International


Activator Technique

The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a chiropractic treatment that uses a tool (created by Arlan Fuhr D.C.) as an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine, limbs and extremity joints. The device is categorized as a mechanical force manual assisted (MFMA) instrument that is generally regarded as a softer chiropractic treatment technique.  Dr. Desneiges is a level 2 certified Activator practitioner.

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Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST)

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the cranio-sacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch, practitioners release restrictions in the cranio-sacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including: 

  • • Migraine Headaches
  • • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • • Colic
  • • Autism
  • • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • • Orthopedic Problems
  • • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • • Scoliosis
  • • Infantile Disorders
  • • Learning Disabilities
  • • Chronic Fatigue
  • • Emotional Difficulties
  • • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
  • • Temporo-mandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
  • • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • •Post-Surgical Dysfunction

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