Our Chiropractor, Dr. Michael Lehr, is at the top of his practice. Find more about him here.
While Allevio Pain Management offers Chiropractic with a specific focus on mechanical pain, Dr. Lehr actually does much more than that: He supports and aids patients with Diabetes who have Diabetic pain, he focuses on lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, foot pain, knee pain and other peripheral joint pain as well.
What is Chiropractic?
The World Health Organization defines Chiropractic as a form of manual therapy concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.
More than just manual adjustments and physical movements of body parts to relieve pain, a chiropractor may be inclined to take a look at your overall health, and suggest either medical or alternative ways you may find relief and support your body in its healing. Sometimes however, the best way for the body help itself is to adjust certain areas to ensure they align properly and are where they are supposed to be. Some, but not all, Chiropractic care involves “adjustments” and a skilled chiropractor will be very careful to ensure whatever manual therapy is being conducted, is well within the tolerance ranges of the patient’s condition and capacity.
What is Unique about Chiropractic at Allevio?
Most chiropractors tend to focus on specific mechanical issues and symptoms rather than engaging holistic methods of healing.However many, like Dr. Michael Lehr, go beyond chiropractic training to develop other skills that complement their base training and allow them to accommodate each patient’s unique ailment. Chiropractic care at Allevio comprises more than manual adjustments. It can include:
Dr.Lehr is also an expert on orthotics, orthopedic shoes and bracing, all of which he can custom-build if need be. Also included in the scope of his practice is compression hosiery which he uses to assist his patients suffering from various venous disorders.
Chiropractic at Allevio is also unique because of it’s focus on both sports injury/acute pain and chronic pain. While patients are welcome to see our medical physicians whose treatments are covered by OHIP, they are also welcome to see any chiropractor they wish. Dr.Lehr however, works very closely with our physicians so that our medical team enjoys an unrivalled level of collaboration on patient care. The result: a patient-centric experience that is integrated and focused where the patient needs it to be.
The Chiropractic Treatment Process:
- Understand the patients needs, concerns, and limitations in an initial consult (1 hour)
- Assess the patient as needed, and recommend treatment plan and modalities that will best benefit each patient.
- Treatment sessions are typically 30- 45 minutes
No referral is required and patients are welcome to call or visit our clinic to arrange an appointment.