Dr. Sarah

Dr. Sarah Racicot, DC, BScKin
I have been providing family care from head to toe in Barrie, Ontario since 2004. I am passionate about educating and empowering individuals to take control of their health journey and recognise that when we meet each person is at a different stage and usually has room for improvement – myself included!
 
Looking beyond the problem to address the whole person treatments are tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual whether pregnant woman, child or senior. I have had the privilege of working with athletes from all levels; weekend warriors, Olympians, Ironman athletes, marathoners and dancers. I use a combination of various chiropractic techniques, myofascial release, acupuncture, orthotics, activator, strength & stretching programs and medical gradient compression stockings (see descriptions below).  

In order to pursue academics, I opted out of promising hockey career which at the time involved Team Canada selection camps and being a member of team Ontario. I am now the proud mom of two future NHL'ers and one Ballerina!! I believe in "living well and laughing often!"  
My Son & husband with Sir Stanley and Rick Jackman!

Depending on the patient and issue being addressed, 
ONE or a COMBINATION of the following is used:

▪ CHIROPRACTIC
Depending on the individual a combination of: manipulation &/or mobilizations. Activator &/or drop table. 

▪ MYOFASCIAL RELEASE 
A therapy applied to injured or strained muscles to reduce pain, relax & strengthen muscles and promote healing.  May be helpful for chronic or acute back pain, headaches, shoulder, hip & knee pain.

MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE   
Acupuncture releases endorphins and opioids which act to reduce pain & swelling, increase blood flow and promote muscle relaxation & healing. May be helpful for bursitis, tendonitis, sprains, acute or chronic injuries and pain management.

▪ CUSTOM ORTHOTICS AND FOOTWEAR  
Even when they feel fine faulty foot mechanics can be the source of discomfort in other areas of your body.  Custom orthotics properly support & align your foundation.  Should be considered especially when a condition is chronic, recurrent or not responding to treatment(s).

▪ MEDICAL GRADIENT COMPRESSION STOCKINGS
The fitting and dispensing of medical gradient compression stockings which help improve venous and lymphatic blood flow of the lower extremities and thereby help relieve and control edema, swelling, varicose veins, leg fatigue and other problematic leg conditions(1)
  
▪ ACTIVATOR INSTRUMENT 
This adjusting instrument allows a specific calibrated amount of force to be delivered.  Can be used when treating children, seniors, acute injuries, TMJ or as an alternative to traditional chiropractic manipulations.  

▪ STRETCHING PROGRAMS 
Complements treatment and focuses on reducing recurrence of complaint.

▪ STRENGTHENING PROGRAMS 
Theraband resistance bands can be purchased at the clinic and accompanying exercise handouts compliment the treatment being provided.

▪ EDUCATION
A portion of each treatment visit is devoted to identifyingeducating and addressing reasons for the occurrence or recurrence of issue(s) in the areas of: work ergonomics, posture education, driving posture, sleep position, etc.

▪ PREGNANCY PILLOW
A pillow placed on the table allows a pregnant women to receive treatment while remaining on her belly throughout the entire pregnancy... a wonderful slice of heaven!


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CALL:  705-733-2033


Source:
(1) Medical Compression Therapy Seminar 2013. The Orthotic Group. Suzie M Kalman.  

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