Every chiropractor is uniquely qualified to evaluate your condition and identify what’s causing your pain, and take at least 7 years of post secondary & clinical education.

Based on the best available evidence, combined with their clinical expertise, your chiropractor will then work with you to determine the best treatment to relieve your pain. They will also help prevent it from returning and restore your mobility.

Note: the above content comes directly from the Ontario Chiropractic Association. Please visit https://chiropractic.on.ca/chiropractic-care/about-chiropractic-care/what-is-chiropractic-care/ to learn more.


Dr. Derick offers the following service/treatments here at LifeSpring:


NOTE: Prerequistes * = Xray/MRI, Prerequisite  ** = Ultrasound


Spinal/Joint Mobilization & Adjustment

Spinal Decompression (Cervical & Lumbar)

  • Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
  • Carpal tunnel, numbness & tingling *
  • Sciatica *

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy helps speed up the body’s healing ability by stimulating blood flow to help regenerate tissue through applying energy pulses to the area of injury. 

  • Plantar Fasciitis /Heel Spur *
  • Frozen Shoulder/ Adhesive Capsulitis *
  • Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
  • Calcific Tendonitis **
  • Osteoarthritis (neck, shoulder, elbow, finger, hip, knee, ankle, toe/bunion, TMJ) *

Low Level Laser (LLL) Class 3B

  • Muscle & Joint injury/pain
  • tissue healing
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis/heel spur *
  • Frozen Shoulder/ Adhesive Capsulitis *
  • Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis (neck, shoulder, elbow, finger, hip, knee, ankle, toe/bunion, TMJ) *

IFC (Interferential Current)/Ultrasound

  • Sprain/Strain
  • Myofascial Pain & Spasm

Biomechanical & Neuromuscular Assessment for Athletes

The following is a part of this athletic assessment:

  • BODY COMPOSITION & VITALS – age, gender, height, weight, heart rate, blood pressure, RESP, SP02, V02, adaptations.
  • BIOMECHANICAL EXAMINATION of the lower limbs
  • STATIC ASSESSMENT – posture, extremity measurement, ROM, strength, balance, reglex, spatial orientation, peripheral vision, reaction speed.
  • MUSCULAR & JOINT ASSESSMENT – assessing muscle strength, the range of motion of each joint, the different angles of the forefoot & rearfoot in relation to one another and the leg.
  • DYNAMIC ASSESSMENT – gait analysis, balance, agility, reaction speed.