The bones of the body are supported by muscles and ligaments that surround each joint. When a muscle or ligament is injured or irritated, it can cause joint problems, pain and poor function.
Chiropractic adjustments are performed when a mis-alignment in the spine or extremities is detected. Chiropractic aims to restore proper function in your joints in order to help heal the muscles, ligaments and other structures around them.
While chiropractors often deal with back complaints, they also adjust all other joints in the body such as ankles, elbows, and wrists.
What Does A Chiropractic Adjustment Feel Like?
An adjustment is a gentle, specific force applied to a joint in a precise direction to separate restricted joint surfaces and correct a biomechanical problem. The doctor uses his/her hands to improve joint motion, decrease muscle spasm, and relieve pain.
While chiropractic care is safe in the vast majority of cases, some patients are simply not comfortable with spinal manipulation. If this is the case, there are other options for treatment.
Gentler, joint mobilization is often performed to help decrease any stiffness and mis-alignment found. This involves a slow, oscillating force instead of a quick motion.
Chiropractor in Burnaby & Vancouver, BC
Dr. Izard has passed national chiropractic examinations in both Canada and the United States, as well as provincial/state licensing requirements in British Columbia and Oregon. She is a member of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association, British Columbia College of Chiropractors and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.
Along with developing a strong foundation in the core chiropractic curriculum, Ann has continued to build her knowledge and treatment skills through the Active Release Technique® seminars, which focus on addressing muscle tension and scar tissue.
Dr. Izard has also taken additional training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in order to better understand the unique requirements of both her young patients and those experiencing a pregnancy.
Dr. Izard treats spinal complaints and numerous other conditions including: tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee and ankle injuries, shin splints, plantar fascitis, headaches, and numbness and tingling. She believes that the combination of soft tissue therapy, chiropractic manipulation, and rehabilitative exercises enables patients to reach their optimal level of performance.
Dr. Izard works primarily at Burnaby Heights Integrative Health Care, where she has been treating patients of the clinic for 10 years.
4353 Hastings Street in North Burnaby, BC | Phone: 604-293-2941
Monday 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am – 1:00pm
Wednesday 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday 7:30am – 12:30pm
Friday 1:00pm – 6:00pm
The clinic also has registered massage therapy and naturopathic services available.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Izard treats onsite at several corporations and provides educational talks on injury prevention, stretching, workplace repetitive strain, and chiropractic care.