Brendan Rae H.BHSc., D.C.
SPINAL & EXTREMITY MANIPULATIVE THERAPY (SMT/EMT)
This is the standard technique most commonly associated with chiropractic care.
SMT/EMT involves a controlled, low-amplitude and
high-velocity thrust which is applied to restricted joints of the body to
restore or promote proper motion and function while relieving pain. This
is what people most commonly associate with the “cracking” noise,
which is simply gas escaping from the joint to decrease pressure and
allow for improved motion.
JOINT & TISSUE MOBILIZATION
This is a gentler approach to restoring the proper motion of restricted
joints of the body. Rather than the high-velocity thrust of SMT/EMT,
mobilizations involve gentle and gradual forces applied to the target
joints to relieve tension and pain while promoting normal joint function.
MUSCLE / MYOFASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY (MRT)
This therapy can be used to decrease pain and stiffness, while restoring
function. A force is applied to the target tissues while muscles are
lengthened, and this encourages the breakdown of scar tissue and
promotes proper healing. A lot of people have heard of, or seek out, a
therapy known as Active Release Therapy (ART®), which is a very
TRIGGER POINT RELEASE & CROSS-FRICTION
These techniques are used to treat muscles and other soft-tissues. By
applying the right pressure to the target tissues in the right directions,
muscle tension, “knots”, and trigger points can be reduced. After this
therapy, you should feel less stiffness and pain in the affected area.
THUMPER & G5
These tools vibrate tissues to increase blood flow, relax tight muscles,
and reduce pain or stiffness.
INSTRUMENT-ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE THERAPY (IASTT)
The most commonly known form of IASTT is Graston®. Although I do
not use Graston® equipment, I use different tools to break down “sticky”
points and/or scar tissue in the muscles and other tissues. For people
with chronic pain who have not experienced relief from other forms of
soft-tissue therapy, IASTT is a more intense but non-invasive option to
relieve pain and stiffness.
More About Dr. Rae
Dr. Brendan Rae graduated from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in
2011 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours. During his fourth year, Dr. Rae
provided athletic training services to the Men’s varsity hockey team. In May of 2017, Dr.
Rae graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) to achieve a
Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
During his internship at CMCC, Dr. Rae worked with a diverse population who
experienced a variety of complaints effecting all areas of the body. Services include
manual therapy techniques, education, exercise prescription,
and therapeutic modalities.
Dr. Rae now lives in Collingwood after moving from his family home in Uxbridge. He
enjoys the outdoors, skiing, snowboarding, playing hockey, and cannot wait to explore
everything that Collingwood has to offer! Dr. Rae’s primary focus is on delivering optimal
patient-focused and evidence-informed care