A chiropractor is a trained medical professional, who specializes in assessment, and treatment of the musculoskeletal system, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones.
Chiropractors are known as back specialists, but they treat every part of the body, including the neck, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and foot. They treat adults, seniors and children. They treat motor vehicle accident victims, sports injuries, overuse injuries, pregnant women, postural strain and general low back and neck pain.
The assessment includes a thorough history, and examination, as well as x-rays and other diagnostic imaging if required.
Treatment includes a hands-on approach of soft-tissue techniques such as active release, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy and trigger point therapy; gentle spinal and extremity adjustments and/or mobilizations; modalities such as cold laser, ultrasound and interferential current if required; home exercises and rehabilitation protocols.
Dr. Ann Mussett, B.Sc., D.C Chiropractor and Clinic Director Ann has been practicing for 30 years as a chiropractor and has brought together a group of practitioners who are not only experts in their fields but who also collaborate with one another to offer the best possible care. This group has practiced together for over twenty years. Their objective beyond diagnosis and treatment is to provide a warm, caring and nurturing environment.
Ann approaches the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries with gentle adjustments, mobilizations, soft tissue release techniques, and flexibility and strength training.
Her primary focus is to relieve pain and discomfort, and to restore function, mobility, strength and flexibility. Her goal is to help her patients to return to the activities of normal living, and to avoid strain and injury by providing advice on posture, gait, lifting, carrying, sleeping, sitting and repetitive activities, and by giving strength and flexibility exercises.
Ann taught for many years at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and at Kikkawa College.
Ann is originally from Nova Scotia, where she is drawn back to every summer. She is an avid runner and gardener, an animal lover and community volunteer. She is married and has four daughters, a dog, and a cat.
Hours: Monday 11am-3pm Tuesday and Thursday 9am-6:30pm Wednesday 7am-2pm Friday 7am-2pm Saturday By appointment
Dr. Nicole Ballantyne, B.Sc., D.C. Chiropractor and Medical Acupuncture
From Toronto, Dr. Nicole Ballantyne began her undergraduate education by pursuing an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. She then graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic, Magna Cum Laude. While studying at CMCC, she attended McMaster University, obtaining her certificate in Medical Acupuncture.
Dr. Ballantyne employs several treatment therapies designed to help individuals and athletes of all ages achieve their peak performance and health, including acupuncture, soft tissue therapy and rehabilitation. She is committed to helping her patients live and move pain-free at full function.
Dr. Ballantyne has over 15 years of experience at high levels of sport including 4 years playing for the Varsity Women’s Hockey at the University of Waterloo. She currently coaches in the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association and serves as team doctor for competitive GTHL AAA hockey teams.