Testimonials From Physicians
Dr. Nancy Wardle M.D. Victoria, BC.
I am very impressed with Backfit. I have had chronic low back and neck problems for many years that are now finally being addressed by the team at Backfit. In three months, my sciatic pain levels are so much lower, my flexibility is better and I can sit without discomfort. The clinic is so patient centered; one feels cared for in a professional, efficient, thoughtful and compassionate manner. The Doctors at Backfit have excellent listening and treatment skills, I feel in very good hands.
Dr. James Houston M.D. Victoria, BC.
I have been very pleased with the results and feedback from my patients who have been treated at Backfit. The Doctors and Staff are very professional and caring and spend the time that is essential to help patients understand how their back problem arose, how it is corrected and how to maintain a healthy back for the future. It is this combination of professional treatments, education, core and fitness training, and patients empowered to take their own responsibility in recovery and healing, that is helping my patients with chronic back issues where other treatment programs have failed.
Dr. Dianne Ripley M.D. Victoria, BC.
Backfit is an outstanding facility and a welcome addition to the medical community. The doctors are caring and compassionate, but persistent in encouraging patients to take charge of their spinal health through posture correction and core muscle strength.
Dr. Andrew Kiellerman M.D. Victoria, BC.
Chronic back pain was something I had learned to live with, having degenerative lumbar and cervical disc disease and herniation of lumbar discs L5-S1 and L4-5. But an acute exacerbation with subsequent severe pain that incapacitated me was difficult to tolerate. But thanks to the doctors at Backfit, their program along with their professional group of technicians and administrative staff, I am now pain-free and feel optimistic that I will remain so if I follow his program. I highly recommend Backfit to all my patients and anyone else who would like to get rid of their back and neck pain.
Dr. Larry Mah M.D. Victoria, B.C.
Having myself been a patient at Backfit, I can personally attest to the high quality of care provided. The facilities, support staff and, of course, the Backfit doctors are uniformly thorough, dedicated, and committed to providing excellent care. Their holistic approach to spinal mechanics, posture, and muscular strengthening produces excellent, sustainable, and long lasting results.
Dr. Shannon Doyle D.D.S Victoria, BC.
I would like to thank you for many years of treatment which has allowed completion of my 37th year of Dental practice pain free. I would like to acknowledge your comprehensive treatment approach including hands on, core strengthening, weight loading and decompression. I also appreciate the results achieved by the many patients I have referred to your office for treatment. I have found that patients with TMJ (jaw pain) invariably do not heal well if there isn’t coincidental cervical treatment and I have full confidence in your treatment for this purpose.
Dr. Patrick Stel M.D. Victoria, BC.
Backfit has provided lasting relief from pain and a return to activity for almost every patient that I have sent to them – many of whom I had nothing left to offer, other than pain medications. This has also been true in my wife’s case. She had recurring disabling pain for years, from a herniated lumbar disc – with backfit’s comprehensive treatment approach the pain went away and has stayed away for 3 years now.
Dr. Kevin Oomah, Victoria, BC.
There was a time when I thought that my competitive dream would remain just that—a dream, after my disc injury in 2009. After 20 years of training, countless physiotherapists, medical doctors and chiropractors demanded that I stop training—my glory days were over. You are the only doctor that believed in me, healed me so I could regain my strength, and ultimately compete in a natural world class event. From a moment where I thought I would no longer be able to walk to now…you’ve brought me far! Thank you.
What’s your BackScore?
BackScore Assessment Before we can tell you exactly what is happening with your spine, we need all the information. That’s why we have designed such a thorough exam. We need to know about your Lifestyle:
We also need to know about your physical state:
Muscular strength and endurance
You may also receive Xray’s if required.
BackScore Review We believe in empowering you regarding your spinal health. To us, that means giving you all of the information regarding the health of your spine. When you come back to the clinic for your BackScore review, you will be given a comprehensive report to take home. It is a spinal health report card!
BackScore Solutions Workshop Have you ever wondered how you can ensure your best quality of life well into your 80’s? During the BackScore Solutions workshop you will be given information and concrete tips to keep your spine functioning at its best. For more info contact us.
The $149 initial visit fee includes the complete BackScore exam (BackScore assessment, BackScore review and Backscore Solutions workshop) and x-rays (if recommended).
Disc therapy works to mechanically re-hydrate your discs thereby helping to reduce symptoms associated with disc compression. We have helped hundreds of patients reduce and eliminate their back pain through a combination of disc therapy, chiropractic alignments and physio inspired home exercises. We can help you.
Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms?
Sciatica disc-before-after– Pain or stiffness down your leg
Parasthesia –Tingling or numbness down your leg or arm
Radiating pain down your shoulder, arm or hand
Have you been diagnosed with any of the following?
Disc Bulge (protrusion, extrusion)
If you’ve answered YES to any of these, we may have the solution you’ve been looking for.
“At Backfit, each person is treated as an individual and therapy is custom prescribed.”
Once you have had a Backfit assessment and we have determined the cause of your symptoms, we will create a prescription of disc therapy, alignment therapy and home care exercises. Your unique prescription is designed to correct and stabilize your specific spinal condition.
Our Backfit treatment philosophy, built upon research and clinical experience, is that disc-injured patients, particularly in their initial stages of treatment, need a focused disc therapy treatment protocol. While we strongly believe in active rehab, focusing on muscle therapy, stretches, or advanced core exercises too soon can be a mistake. Your Backfit doctor will be able to determine what the best course of treatment is for your spine.
The most common conditions treated by spinal decompression therapy include herniated discs, bulging, compressed or protruding discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis, posterior facet syndrome and sciatica. We have found that disc decompression is most effective when combined with alignment therapy and core exercises. As you can see in the images above, it is possible to heal and restore damaged discs!
Meet with a Backfit doctor to find out if disc therapy can help you.
*Results and effectiveness vary from patient to patient
Do you have poor posture?
Computer work, texting, carrying a backpack or purse on one shoulder or activities that stress one side of the body and not the other (such as golf) could all contribute to developing poor posture. Intentionally or unintentionally repeating these habits can lead to long-term postural changes.
The most common effect of poor posture is muscle pain and stiffness. When you slouch, the body has to work harder to keep you stable and your joints protected. This can cause lasting pain and tightness, particularly in neck and low back musculature.
If you are not sure if you have a misalignment in your spine, an effective way to assess your own posture is to look at yourself in the mirror, or at an old picture. Generally speaking, if one of your shoulders is higher than the other, it is safe to say that you may have a tilt (or lateral bend) in your spine.
How can a tilt in your spine affect your back or neck?
Think of it this way… if one of the wheels in your car is out of balance and you keep driving, that imbalanced wheel will “wear out” faster than it should. This same principle holds true with your body when you are out of alignment. It is well documented in research that an imbalanced spine can lead to premature aging of the spinal joints; bones, discs and nerves. The best way to determine if your spine is properly aligned, or not, is through an x-ray analysis, which we can perform in our office.
The good thing is, spinal misalignments can be corrected! Through chiropractic treatment and a series of exercises that retrain postural reflexes, doctors and staff will help you get back to good posture.
We would appreciate the opportunity to educate you further on the health and function of your spine and nervous system. Give us a call to set up an examination with a Backfit doctor.
*Results and effectiveness varies from patient to patient