Manual Therapies including chiropractic care, myofascial release, massage therapy, stretching, and exercise are the primary and most common forms of treatments at the Centre. Our facility uses a non-invasive and non drug-based technique referred to as “Integrative Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation”. Other forms of treatment at the Centre include: education, exercise, laser therapy, acupuncture, nutritional and weight loss counseling.
Chiropractic care is a system of diagnosis and treatments which, at its core, believes that disease originates from a lack of normal function in the spine and extremity joints. When normal joint function becomes compromised, surrounding soft tissues including muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia become affected, causing pain and discomfort. The body best responds to treatment if the patient takes responsibility to help himself with his recovery, by taking due diligence with exercise and diet to compliment his treatments.
There are a wide variety of conditions that Dr. Robert LaBelle, Dr. Lynda Chen and Dr. Edward Wong’s integrative biomechanical approach has been shown to help:
- Spinal Conditions: sprains/strains, disc bulges/herniation osteoporotic fractures, falls and contusions;
- Neck Pain: whiplash, chronic neck stiffness, torticollis (wry neck);
- Headaches: cervicogenic, tension, TMJ & migraine;
- Sciatica and nerve entrapment disorders;
- Shoulder: rotator cuff tendonitis, tears, frozen shoulder, instability;
- Hand and Wrist pain: carpal tunnel, tendonitis, arthritis;
- Elbow: tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, bursitis;
- Knee: sprains/strains, tendonitis/bursitis, patellar tracking, weakness;
- Foot and Ankle : sprains/strains, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis.
During the first visit at CCSR, Dr. LaBelle and Dr. Chen ask each patient for their detailed medical history before assessing and beginning treatment. This allows them to decide on a treatment method that would best suit your needs. If you are the type of person who is interested in learning why you have a particular ailment and how you can compliment our treatments by actively participating, CCSR and you will be a good fit.
A variety of methods are used to treat patients, however, the most frequent inquiry is about an actual adjustment. The adjustment is a fast, painless stretch of a joint that causes a release of gas that makes a popping sound. This “popping” sound is normal and can indicate a successful treatment.
Dr. Robert LaBelle DC, BSc
Dr. Robert J. LaBelle is a licensed chiropractor and the director of the Centre for Chiropractic Sports and Rehabilitation (CCSR). He studied at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. His studies included a Doctorate in Chiropractic, Bachelors in Human Biology and qualification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. While earning his doctorate in chiropractic he worked with the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings. He also worked at a Sports Centre affiliated with the Mayo Hospital during his year-long residence.
Dr. LaBelle has been in practice for 10 years. His previous experience includes treating Olympic-caliber athletes from various countries and serving as team chiropractor/doctor for the Calgary Storm Soccer Club. He enjoys an active lifestyle of daily exercise, hiking, snowboarding, camping & spending time with his beautiful wife Melissa, adorable sons Nic & Ben & their dog Kona.
Dr. Lynda Chen DC, BSc
Dr. Lynda Chen graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto with a Doctorate degree in Chiropractic. In addition to Chiropractic Care, she is trained in Graston, Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), Clinical Acupuncture and has extensive knowledge in treating foot related joint problems either with chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapy or with orthotics. Dr. Chen is also a certified Sports First Responder with the Canadian Red Cross.
Dr. Chen’s interests include volleyball, badminton, running and martial arts. She started training in Taekwon-Do at age 12 and was on the Canadian National Taekwon-Do Team in 2004. She performed demonstrations with other Taekwon-Do instructors and has conducted health talks on various topics, such as proper care of the spine during kicking drills, exercises and stretching. Dr. Chen has also volunteered within the community presenting health talks at the Running Room on various running injuries and Back Pack/Postural Awareness at local elementary schools.
Dr. Edward Wong
Dr. Edward Wong graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and has completed a certification in Clinical Acupuncture. Prior to attending CMCC, Dr. Wong graduated from The University of Toronto where he obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honours), with distinction.
Dr. Wong is a diversified practitioner specializing in spinal health, joint pain, headache management, and exercise/functional rehabilitation. By combining the hands-on-techniques of Chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations, soft tissue therapy and functional stretching and strengthening exercises, Dr. Wong provides individualized patient-centred care that allows patients to attain their most optimal health. Dr. Wong is a Certified Clinical Acupuncture and Graston Techniques provider and is trained in Myofascial Release Therapy.
In order to provide his patients with the highest quality of care possible, Dr. Wong constantly refines his clinical skills and knowledge through continued education courses.
Outside of professional practice, Dr. Wong lives an active lifestyle with an interest in badminton and functional resistance training.
Erin MacCormick, BSc HK
Erin graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in her hometown of Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics. Upon completion of her degree, Erin moved on to Lake Louise where she learned to ski and later moved on to Australia.
While Erin isn’t at work she enjoys the mountains as much as possible, whether she is skiing, mountain biking or camping. Erin is an avid reader, animal lover, coffee-drinker and is fond of singing and playing music.
Crystal Parsons, RMT
Crystal is originally from Calgary, Alberta and graduated from Mount Royal College in 2011 with 2200hrs as a Registered Massage Therapist and is continuously building on her massage experience.
In her free time, Crystal enjoys reading, the theatre and her cats.
Hayden Gladstone, CSEP-CPT
Hayden is a Certified Personal Trainer through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and is recognized as an FRC Mobility Specialist through Functional Anatomy Seminars.
With a varied Personal Training background, Hayden has spent time working with clientele ranging from junior high athletes to Grandma and Grandpa who have no experience in the gym. He focuses his instruction around pragmatic strength training principles and controlling joint range through individualized mobility prescriptions.
In his spare time, Hayden enjoys strength training and experimenting with exercises to develop new ways to deal with unique client issues and requests. He also loves hiking in the Rocky Mountains and never turns down an opportunity to push himself physically in new ways.
Erik Colaiezzi, R.Ac.
Erik Colaiezzi is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.). His roots are from the small Northern Ontario community of Moose Factory Island. With the guidance of the local Moose Cree indigenous peoples, he cultivated a deep respect and appreciation for our natural habitat.
Prior to pursuing Acupuncture, Erik had a 13-year career in aviation as a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. This experience has fortified him with a broad range of skills, knowledge, communication, problem-solving strategies and taught him first-hand, the rewards of planning with meticulous attention to detail. These traits have shaped Erik’s versatility allowing him to relate western medicine and eastern medicine (Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine).
Erik enjoys working with people from all walks of life. He is continuously researching the connections and differences between western and eastern medicine. Erik’s passion lies in helping patients develop a better awareness and understanding of their pathology, always aiming to increase their quality of life.
When Erik is out of the clinic he can be found researching, mountain biking, snowboarding, surfing, hiking, cooking or relaxing with his wife and dog.
Glynis A Johnson, RMT
Massage Therapy became an important part of Glynis’ life when she sought a way to alleviate her own severe low back pain and stress. She soon realized that massage would be a rewarding way to contribute to others’ wellbeing. Glynis is a graduate of Mount Royal College and has been practicing massage therapy for 20 years. She has over 1000 hours of initial training in therapeutic, trigger point, myofascial release, neuromuscular, relaxation and pre-natal massage techniques and is a member of the NHPC (Natural Health Practitioners of Canada).
During her many years of practice, she has taken, and continues to take, continuing education courses in massage therapy. Comprehensive assessment, keeping up to date with evidence-based research, and taking the time to understand the client’s goals are the values to Glynis’ massage therapy practice.
Glynis focuses on posture and structural alignment, tissue release and re-balancing, joint mobilization, restructuring the myofascial connective tissue, pain relief, relaxation, stress management, and therapeutic exercise.
Glynis invites and assists clients in actively participating in their own health. She finds that clients heal faster and are more empowered when they combine massage with other soft tissue therapies, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to use her education and experience to help people achieve their goals and help them live and work in a happy, pain-free body.