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The Synergistic Method™

The Synergistic Method™

Hi there, i’m Errol Clark , CEO of CWC Sport Therapy and a Professional Preventative Healthcare Coach. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our unique form of care: “the Synergistic Method” and our TEAM based approach. This post will give you insight into how we effectively eliminate pain through the use of manual therapies and movement prescriptions. We will also discuss how we help to facilitate an awesome life.

What is the Synergistic Method™?

The Synergistic Method™ is our unique approach to care at CWC Sport Therapy. With it we ensure you’ll receive the best possible treatment; that your pain will be gone quickly; and that you’re more likely to live an awesome life.

The Synergistic Method™ is composed of three core components:

  1. Our unique delivery of sport therapy that combines detailed assessments, evidenced-based manual therapies, and functional movements. This winning combination is backed by empirical evidence and produces superior results.
  2. We facilitate patient flow between each of our professional disciplines and encourage collaboration among our diverse team; guaranteeing that each patient is paired with the correct practitioner at the correct time.
  3. We provide preventative maintenance programs and ensure long term adherence to our prescriptions via our LIVE-FIT adventures and social outings.

Together, these core components produce a synergistic result that is greater than the sum of their parts.

Please continue to read on and learn more about our methods and culture.

What is our TEAM based approach?

T..E..A..M.. or team is one of our core philosophies at CWC. It’s an acronym that stands for Together Everyone Achieves More. It’s our constant reminder that each of our disciplines and treatment styles are of value and that no one discipline trumps them all. By combining the experience and education of all our professionals and encouraging open communication and patient flow, we are able to craft treatment plans that produce lasting results and help to eliminate pain effectively and efficiently.

Who does our TEAM consist of?

Well, at the highest level, it’s our mentors and board of advisors. From our world class business Coach Dominic Rubino, to my Uncle Lindsay, the former president of the Canadian chapter of HSBC, to my immediate family, of which many are medical doctors and entrepreneurs. There’s no shortage of mentorship, consultation and valid scientific insight. Not only are they available to help with the difficult questions that arise in providing effective healthcare, they ensure our organization as a whole remains aligned to our core values of  spreading health, being innovative, having fun, continual-learning and utilizing the latest evidenced-based scientific therapies.

In the clinic, our robust TEAM currently consist of Doctors of Chiropractic, Physiotherapist, Registered Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist, Kinesiologist, and a number of Professional Preventative Healthcare Coaches, known to us as our PPHCs.

More on our unique delivery of Sport Therapy:  

Firstly, you might be asking “is it the right type of therapy for me?”. We can say with confidence that it most certainly is. Our Sport Therapy isn’t reserved for elite athletes or sports teams. Hopefully, the term “sport” in the title didn’t throw you off.

Everyone, from completely sedentary individuals, to aging populations, to elite athletes can utilize our Sport Therapy. Our methods are concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of function and nothing more.

Our Chiropractors, Physiotherapist, Registered Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist, and Kinesiologist all contribute to our unique method of Sport Therapy. Below is a more detailed look at our implementation in action:  

  1. It starts with a detailed assessment, ensuring we are working on the root cause of the pain and with the correct practitioner(s).
  2. We then take a hands on, physical approach and apply a variety of manual therapy techniques or acupuncture. Our aims are to reduce hypertension in overactive muscles and prepare the body for adjustments or realignment of correct posture.
  3. We then add isolation exercises and activate the weaker muscles, creating stability and preparing the body for more functional patterns.
  4. Finally, we integrate more complex functional movement patterns like squatting, lifting, pushing and pulling into the treatment plan.

This combination of therapy is backed by empirical evidence and often produces a lasting resolution of pain.  

Lastly on the topic of Sport Therapy, we aim to do everything possible to prevent the use of drugs or surgeries. Our non-invasive manual therapies and movement plans can often produce superior results without the risk associated with the latter.

More on our Professional Preventative Healthcare Coaches:

PPHC is the professional designation of our partner company, Rocky Point Fitness and Health. First and foremost they are professional coaches. They create awareness through consultation and assessment and specialize in creating change in human behaviors. They are walking role models and examples of health and inspire others to follow their path. Their expertise lies in assessment of movement and physical capacity, exercise prescription, nutritional consultation, lifestyle habits and body fat (an important but controversial biomarker of health). Their role is critical to the elimination of chronic pain and acute injuries and we feel that it is essential to our long term mission of facilitating an awesome life.

More on how our PPHCs contribute to the complete resolution of pain:

Movement is an integral component to eliminating pain and is often overlooked and under prescribed. It has the power to create lasting change, both mentally and physically. There are countless proven scientific benefits associated with mechanically sound movement and exercise, especially in the reduction of chronic pain. Again, our PPHCs are experts in this field and their contribution is invaluable.  

Beyond movement lies yet another critical area in which our PPHC coaches assist in the elimination of pain… the assessment of body fat, dietary intake and lifestyle habits. If you don’t think your weight, diet or lifestyle habits contribute to your pain, think again. Especially in the case of chronic pain (which is one of the most complex and controversial subjects in health sciences today) patients can find tremendous relief through dietary modification and lifestyle changes. For example, a slight reduction in body fat can lead to a significant change in overall stress on weight-bearing joints. Furthermore, removal of dietary sensitivities can drastically reduce chronic inflammation and its associations to chronic pain. And finally, stress reduction techniques coupled with behavioural and cognitive therapy can have a dramatic impact on one’s overall perception of pain.

Still don’t believe me, here’s a little snippet that I borrowed from Harvard Medical Publications: being overweight raises your risk for developing osteoarthritis (the most common joint disorder, which is due to wear and tear on a joint). First, excess weight puts additional stress on weight-bearing joints (the knee, for example). Second, inflammatory factors associated with weight gain might contribute to trouble in other joints (for example, the hands). Let’s look at weight and your knees. When you walk across level ground, the force on your knees is the equivalent of 1½ times your body weight. That means a 200-pound man will put 300 pounds of pressure on his knees with each step. Add an incline, and the pressure is even greater: the force on each knee is two to three times your body weight when you go up and down stairs, and four to five times your body weight when you squat to tie a shoelace or pick up an item you dropped.

In summary, our Professional Preventative Healthcare Coaches have their own areas of expertise and experience that help assist our practitioners in the elimination of pain. Now let’s take a look at how they also help to facilitate an awesome life.

Facilitating an awesome life:

We’ve talked a lot about our team and how we effectively eliminate pain, but to us, eliminating pain is not enough, it’s only half the battle. We’re on a mission to help facilitate an awesome life for both our patients and our practitioners.

What exactly do we mean by this? What defines an “awesome life”? Well of course this is subjective, but to us, it’s a life full of movement, adventure and fun. It’s a life filled with regular social interaction, and a strong sense of connection and belonging.  And finally, an awesome life would include opportunities for personal growth and contribution to our society.

We accomplish all of this through our LIVE-FIT adventures and social outings. They are scheduled regularly and help to deliver on our promise of an awesome life. Over the past several years we’ve been surfing, golfing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, adventure racing, volleyball, dodgeball, hiking and mountain climbing, paintball, trampolining, ski trips, bubble soccer, water sliding, archery tag, and much more. We’ve raised thousands of dollars for charity and volunteered at dozens of community events. We hosted parties, potlucks, BBQs, and game nights.

In summary, it’s not enough for us to simply focus on the eliminate pain, through our LIVE-FIT adventures, social outings, and community involvement we help to facilitate an awesome life.

Thanks for learning about our Synergistic Method™, and our never ending pursuit of delivering world class care.

We are currently accepting new patients:

Please take a moment and book a free 10 min consult with one of our professionals. We’d be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you might have and help to determine if CWC is the right clinic for you.

Listen To What Our Patients Have To Say…

*Results may vary from person to person

“Hi! From the first time I walked into Dr Andea Shore’s office I knew I was going to recover. I suffered a pretty severe neck injury that caused me great physical pain, discomfort coupled with a great deal of anxiety and depression. Dr Shore’s bed side manner coupled with her hands-on approach to supporting my recovery are a HUGE reason why I am on track for a full recovery. Dr Shore helped me to change my movement patterns, my outlook on exercise and how to prepare properly. To say I’m satisfied with the support, the service and encouragement would be an understatement!”*

Todd Ware

“After a lifetime of dealing with neck and shoulder pain I have finally found relief. I had tried massage, chiro and acupuncture for years in past and received little result so I decided to give it a shot. Andrea diagnosed my injury quickly and helped me to resolve my pain. I noticed a vast improvement very shortly afterward with a treatment plan and exercises that i could work do on my own between sessions. She put the power in my hands and helped me to heal. Andrea has been professional, effective and up front, I highly recommend them!”*

Bill Forest

“I’ve been under the care of Dr. Shore for a few months now, treating me for shoulder, knee and lower back pain. Dr. Shore is highly knowledgeable, friendly and thorough with her work. She has a different approach from other chiropractors I’ve seen in the past. She’s effective and will take the time to explain why the pain is occurring and give you exercises to help you get back to your activities pain-free. I’ve seen significant improvements to date, especially in my running activities. I’d recommend Dr. Shore to anyone in a heartbeat.”*

Manon Virag

“Andrea is an amazing practitioner who utilizes a wide array of techniques and therapies to keep me in tip-top shape. She’s always enjoyable to work with and I leave feeling not only physically better but also more positive about my body and any injuries or issues I may be facing. I wouldn’t be able to do half the things I enjoy doing as a competitive athlete without Dr. Andrea Shore on my team!”*

Katrina Smith

“When it was first suggested to me to see a chiropractor, I didn’t know if it would be a right fit since I always thought of chiropractors as “back doctors”. My issue was with a groin strain. But I had been trying to rehab my injury for almost two years through registered massage therapy and physiotherapy and had hit a standstill. Dr. Andrea Shore fixed me in two months and has also helped reduce the risk of re-injury through exercises and education. Next time I get injured, I’m going straight to Dr. Shore first!”*

Tracey Lutz

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What We Believe…

Belief #1

It Takes Two

We believe that healing is a two-way street; that highly informed, educated patients achieve better results. That’s why our sessions don’t end when your time is up.

Our patients leave with knowledge and “homework” exercises, ensuring they feel empowered and in direct control of their healing. This two-way approach is essential for fast and full recoveries.

Belief #2

10mins Doesn’t Cut It

We believe that the typical 10 Min Chiropractic session often doesn’t cut it. We spend significant one-on-one time with every patient (1-hour initial assessment).

We ensure thorough assessments and address the root cause of your symptoms; helping to accurately diagnose and quickly resolve your pain.

Belief #3

Never Too Late

We believe that postural corrections can be made at any age no matter what the circumstances. Even those with the disposition of scoliosis, kyphosis, or lordosis can make dramatic, lasting changes to their postural imbalances. These corrections are essential to the complete resolution of pain and optimization of performance.

Our unique approach is to utilize postural analysis software to track and monitor our patient’s progress. Our patients not only feel the difference, they see the difference. This delivers further motivation to improve their habitual positions.

Belief #4

Last Resorts

We believe that imaging, pharmaceuticals, and surgeries are not always the best answer to chronic pain or acute injuries. In many circumstances, non-invasive manual therapies can produce superior results without the risk or side effects associated with the latter.

Our approach is to communicate with your medical doctor and craft a treatment plan that is in congruence with their valued opinion. We use a wide variety of modalities such as; myofascial release therapy, deep tissue systemic therapy, acupuncture, mashing technique, resistance stretching, Graston technique, joint mobilization, spinal adjustment, and functional movement therapy, to attempt resolution of your pain without risk or side effects.

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We Eliminate Pain Fast. Get Back To Living An Awesome Life, Book Online Today or Call 604-526-5196.