Active Healthcare Centre is proud to offer the spinal stenosis boot camp. Dr. James Koehle has been certified to offer this program. Until recently, patients wishing to benefit from the boot camp program were referred to the clinic located at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.
The boot camp program was developed at Mount Sinai Hospital by Dr. Carlo Ammendolia D.C, PhD.
Dr. Ammendolia is the Director of the Chiropractic Spine Clinic and Spinal Stenosis Program at the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases located at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He is also the founder of Spine mobility. Dr. Ammendolia and his research team have developed a new treatment approach with the focus of improving standing and walking ability in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.
The overall goal of the program is to improve the quality of life and maintain independence among the growing number of people who have lumbar spinal stenosis.
The program combines manual therapy, special exercises, instruction on body re-positioning techniques and self-management strategies. Manual therapy uses a special table that helps align the spine to maximize the openings for the spinal nerves.
Special exercises help restore weak back and leg muscles and when combined with body alignment strategies, help to reduce the pressure on the compressed nerves when standing and walking. It is known that changing body alignment can reduce symptoms. LSS is a chronic problem and learning how to live more effectively with it using self-management strategies allows you to become more in control and therefore better able to better cope with lumbar spinal stenosis.
I came in with chronic (pinched) nerve pain in my R hip down to my knee.... I had put up with dull to managable pain for over a year. Then things got worse.. And worse... And it became so painful I couldn't sleep well. Standing and sitting either way was a chore....I saw James...And now I can say, my leg is 80% better and I had best sleep last night in a long while... thank you! Sincerely, BM
I started seeing Elizabeth for pain in my feet ( planters fasciitis ). I thought I would have to live with this pain forever. She proved me wrong. She is very caring and professional and works hard at making me better !! Highly recommend if u are in any kind of discomfort or pain. Don’t live with that .
After leaving another therapeutic centre I found Dr Brittany at Active health care. I cannot say enough for her thorough and continued therapeutic care. After years of physiotherapy elsewhere I have never felt better in such a short time going to see Dr Brittany. Her services have been nothing short of respectful, understanding, knowledgeable and experienced. I totally give thumbs up for her most outstanding professional manner. Thank you Dr Brittany.
Ttreated my nerve pain from my neck with acupuncture relieved me of a lot of discomfort nice friendly staff and service! Like!
James and Elizabeth are amazing!! Acupuncture, massage and a good cracking are putting me back on track.
I walked out straight and free of pain. I also had laser and I am riddled with osteoarthritis he is amazing. I moved here in September and so pleased to be with Active and in great care. I know my husband Allan Punter feels the same way.