Acupuncture needles are inserted at the points in which nerves meet muscles, known as motor points. When an electric impulse is applied, it creates a contraction and relaxation phase releasing tight bands of muscle. This is like hitting a reset button on the muscle. The results are immediate pain relief and improved muscle contractility and mobility.
Traditional joint mobilizations involve a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust (HVLAT) applied to a restricted joint in order to restore range of motion and stimulate the nervous system. While typically associated with the neck and back, this can be performed on joints throughout the body to improve mobility and pain.
Cupping uses a cup to pull an area of skin into a suction that decompresses muscles and connective tissue. This promotes blood flow to the compromised area, enhances circulation and helps to increase the body’s own healing processes — almost like a backward deep tissue massage.
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Dr. Ben Holtom is amazing and has done wonders to my body! Going to the chiropractor is something I always avoided. Dr. Ben has create an environment where I feel safe, comfortable as he explains everything step by step and always has me leaving feeling like a new person! Dr. Ben has worked on my body from head to toe, fixing things from current injuries and injuries from several years ago! He is not the type of chiropractor to just adjust you and have you leave, he uses multiple different methods to help you! Most recently he has help aid my recovery from a concussion! To me Dr. Ben is more than just a chiropractor!
Sarah WallaceCrossFit Coach
Dr. Ben is professional, kind, and committed to helping his patients. One of my favourite aspects about working with Ben, is that he works to help you heal your body and only does adjustments when he feels it is necessary. Throughout every appointment, Ben communicates what he is doing and continually checks in to make sure I am comfortable. If you are looking for a new Chiropractor in town - I highly recommend Dr Ben at Ion Health & Performance.
Charmaine CollinsReal Esate Agent
From my first appointment with Ben, the depth of his knowledge and passion for his chosen field was evident. With a wide range of tools at his disposal he was able to treat the various issues I was coming to him with and adapt as needed to the feedback from me and my body. He was also able to clearly explain what the problems were, what he was going to do to treat them and what I could do in everyday life and at the gym to help resolve them. I recommend him to everyone I can!
After having chronic elbow pain, and finally giving into the fear of acupuncture (I realized it wasn’t painful or scary at all) and after two visits with Ben Holtom, the pain was gone. I was able to workout and lift weights I hadn’t in a year and enjoyed normal, pain free use of my elbow/arm again.
Greg CoxBusiness Owner
Ben is approachable and incredibly knowledgeable in his practice. He has helped me to rehab multiple injuries with excellent hands on therapy and detailed advice for at home exercises. I highly appreciate his ability to communicate and listen. Highly recommend to all!
Ben is nothing short of exceptional. After visiting him just once, I had a better understanding of my injury, my recovery plan and other impacts on my health. Ben is so knowledgable about seemingly everything, goes above and beyond to help in anyway he can and has a holistic view of health that is so refreshing. I would (and have!) recommend Ben to anyone and encourage everyone to go see him.
Kristina Bartold-SorgotaPersonal Development Strategist