Welcome to Spring Hill Chiropractic in NW Calgary

Dr. Dave & Dr. JulieThis is the place where you and your family can find your way back to feeling great…...naturally and drug-free!

Our Team offers healing through manual chiropractic adjustments, Activator method, massage therapy, custom orthotics, nutritional counselling and other adjunctive therapies including craniosacral therapy and myofascial release.

Our goal is to guide families toward the understanding of the sufficiency of their body's wisdom to heal and the role that chiropractic plays in mobilizing this wisdom.

If you suffer from any of the following please click "Services" on the menu above:

Low back pain • Headache • Neck pain • Shoulder pain • Sports Injuries • Repetitive strain • Elbow pain
Knee pain • Hip pain • Joint Pain • Golfer’s elbow • T.M.J • Whiplash • Plantar fasciitis • Muscle aches • Tendonitis Sprain/Strain Arthritis • Numbness & Tingling

Spring Hill Chiropractic offers a variety of therapies which are defined by clicking on the links below.

ChiropracticChiropractic

Chiropractic: from Greek, chiro- “hand-"+ praktikós “with action"
Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline and profession that emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, and how these disorders affect general health via the nervous system. Chiropractic is a holistic practice that recognizes that all aspects of people's needs - psychological, physical and social - should be taken into account and seen as a whole.The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues; treatment also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling.

Massage TherapyMassage Therapy

Massage therapists apply directed pressure to muscles and joints of the body for relaxation, stress reduction and to stimulate circulation and increase suppleness. Therapists at Spring Hill Chiropractic sometimes use adjunctive techniques such as craniosacral technique and Myofascial Release Technique.

 

 

Myofascial Release TechniqueMyofascial Release Technique

Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and accompanying pain and restriction of motion. This is accomplished by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation, increasing venous and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia or connective tissue.

 

 

Craniosacral TherapyCraniosacral Therapy

A craniosacral therapy session involves the practitioner gently working with the spine, the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. This helps release tension and restrictions in these tissues and restore normal function. Craniosacral therapists use the therapy to treat mental stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ syndrome, and for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.

 

 

Senior's HealthSenior’s Health

As we age the small joints within the spinal column stiffen. Gentle chiropractic adjustments restore and maintain suppleness, slow down and manage arthritic changes. Chiropractic is of great benefit in helping seniors to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

 

 

 

Craniosacral TherapyActivator Technique

Activator technique is a chiropractic treatment method and device that provides an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine or extremity joints. The Activator is a small handheld spring-loaded instrument which delivers a small impulse to the spine. Activator technique is generally regarded as a softer chiropractic treatment technique.

 

 

Custom OrthoticsCustom Orthotics

Orthotics are orthopedic devices that are used to alter or modify foot function and are designed to treat, adjust, and support various biomechanical foot disorders. The most effective orthotics, are custom-made devices that are crafted to meet the specific needs of a particular individual. Custom orthotics are created using an impression which duplicates any misalignments in foot structure. Technicians use the impression in an orthotic laboratory to design a device that balances out deformities and corrects misalignments. The finished orthotic is placed in the patient's shoe to support the foot and eliminate abnormal foot biomechanics by keeping the foot properly aligned.  

Applied KinesiologyApplied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a chiropractic diagnostic method using manual muscle-strength testing to assist in diagnosis of the functional status of the body.  AK recognizes the triad of health: structural, chemical and mental well-being.

 

 

 

Pediatric ChiropracticPediatric Chiropractic

A healthy functioning spinal column translates into a vibrant nervous system which is your child’s foundation to good health for life. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for greater health and well-being.

 

 

 

AcupunctureAcupuncture

Acupuncture can help:
Addiction and Substance Abuse, Anxiety and Stress, Arthritis and Joint Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Common Cold and Flu, Depression and Exhaustion, Dieting and Weight Loss, Digestive Problems, Edema, Fibromyalgia, Headaches and Migraines, Hip Problems, Hypertension, Insomnia and Sleep Disorders, Infertility, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Low Back Pain & Sciatica, Menopausal Symptoms, Morning Sickness. Pre-menstrual Syndrome, Sinusitis and Asthma, Sports Injuries, Rashes and Skin Problems, Restless Leg Syndrome, Recovery from Stroke and Surgery, Quitting Smoking.

The science and art of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and herbal remedies spans over 3000 years. Recognized by the World Health Organization it has grown in popularity in the West making ancient medicine for the modern world applicable for those wanting a natural approach to healthcare options.

Every living thing has life force energy called Qi. It is in the invisible web of energy that animates us and it needs to flow harmoniously through the meridians to nourish every cell in our bodies. Think of it as your inner technology.

Acupuncture is extremely safe and painless when administered by a qualified practitioner. All needles are single use, sterile, individually wrapped, and very thin. Most people feel relaxed and refreshed with an enhanced sense of wellbeing after treatment. Symptoms are your "check engine" light before a problem becomes chronic and degenerative.

Call us today to book an assessment.

What is the Sigma Adjustor?

     
  • A computerized analysis and adjusting instrument
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  • A technology that captures the two most important characteristics of the most effective chiropractic adjustments: high velocity delivered with minimal force (low amplitude)
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  • Applies the same sensing technology used in aerospace landing gear and other structural engineering applications
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  • Measures the stiffness of the tissue or joint through the application of a light mechanical force and oscillating frequency, sending a signal back to the sensor, all before the muscle can respond

What can you expect?

     
  • Patients report comfort is increased because there is no need to turn or hyperextend parts of the body, head or neck
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  • It delivers a gentle percussive adjustment until the feedback mechanism senses the reduction in resistance in the tissues, then stops automatically when the adjustment is complete
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  • Innovative because it is able to match the exact sub-harmonic resonant percussion force to the natural frequency of the tissue level it is being used to treat

What is the same about manual and computer assisted chiropractic adjustments?

     
  • Both restore facet joint function and remove subluxations or pressure on your spinal nerves
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  • Both address the integrity of the spine and nerve system and create positive change in the normal range of motion improving spinal and nerve function
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  • Both are recognized and scientifically validated methods of delivering chiropractic adjustments

We are pleased to provide you with a demonstration. Ask us today.

 

Doctor David Osiowy, BSPE, DC.Dr. David Osiowy, BSPE, DC.

Dr. Dave, as he is known at work, founded Springhill Chiropractic and has been serving Northwest Calgary since 1992. He feels privileged to assist patients in the healing process by mobilizing the body’s inherent wisdom through chiropractic adjustments. He primarily uses Diversified Technique (manual therapy). Dr. Dave also incorporates principles of other therapies into his practice including Applied Kinesiology, myofascial release and nutritional counselling.

To Dr. Osiowy, chiropractic was always the natural choice. The gift of healing hands is a family trait, evidenced by the fact that two of his uncles were chiropractors, one of whom is still practising at the age of 78. Dr. Osiowy was born and raised in Saskatchewan. There he attended University in Saskatoon and received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. During this time he played varsity football for the Huskies and met and married his wife Faye. He then began his Chiropractic career at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto. He practiced in Saskatoon for 9 years following his graduation where his three children, Curtis, Wendy and Chase, were born.

Dr. Julie Courage, BSPE, D.C.Dr. Julie Courage, B.P.E., D.C.

Dr. Julie Courage is a caring and enthusiastic chiropractor who has helped people of all ages and walks of life get rid of pain and improve their health and function. Dr. Courage skillfully applies traditional chiropractic therapy. She also utilizes other therapies including myofascial release, and low force therapies like Activator and craniosacral therapy.

Dr. Courage began her undergraduate studies at the University of Calgary completing a Bachelor of Physical Education with honours in Exercise Physiology. Dr. Courage was a competitive athlete as co-captain of the varsity Field Hockey team and received a number of athletic scholarships. After four years of traveling and working she enrolled at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, fulfilling her dream to become a chiropractor. She graduated in 2003 with clinic honours and received clinical and academic awards.

Dr. Courage joined Spring Hill Chiropractic in April of 2009. She and her partner Mark, son Eddie and dog Jasper were all born and raised in Calgary and love this city and the Flames!

Tammy Bock, RMTTammy Bock, RMT

Tammy has been a massage therapist at Springhill Chiropractic since 1997. She studied massage therapy at Mount Royal College and specializes in deep tissue therapeutic massage as well as craniosacral therapy. She is a member of Massage Therapy Association of Alberta.
Tammy treats a diverse group of Calgarians, however she has a particular interest in athletic injuries and rehabilitation.

 

Dr. Susan HarveyDr. Susan Harvey

Dr. Susan Harvey is a graduate of ACATCM. She is registered and licensed with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta. As a general practitioner, she sees a variety of patients with a wide range of health concerns.

Experienced in herbal medicine and diet and lifestyle recommendations, she will give you care and compassion in a respectful and professional manner. Also trained in flower essences and facial rejuvenation protocols, bringing a wholistic and integrative approach to the healing process.

She pursues ongoing professional development.

Jennifer WashingtonJennifer Washington

Jennifer was welcomed to The SHC Team in 2008 as the Chief Administrative Assistant until 2015. In 2017 SHC was pleased Jennifer agreed to return part time as receptionist.

Jennifer is a Business Administration Grad, RCM music teacher and has her own Life Coaching Practice www.whatnowlifecoaching.com.

 

Teresa ArmaniousTeresa Armanious

Teresa and her husband, Mark, moved to Calgary from Saskatoon in 1980, and she is still a prairie girl at heart. She worked part-time as a receptionist at Spring Hill Chiropractic from 2006 to 2013, when she followed Mark to London, England for three years. She is delighted to be back in Calgary with her family, and to be part of the Spring Hill team again.

Lana Torwalt Lana Torwalt

After completing the Medical Office Assistant program at Bow Valley College, Lana started her new career at Spring Hill Chiropractic in May 2016. She became a believer in chiropractic when her first daughter was born. The little girl was treated by a chiropractor at two months of age, and became a happy baby because of it.

Although Lana works primarily with Dr. Courage, she loves the whole Spring Hill family. She is very happy to be part of such a warm, friendly and knowledgeable team. She is passionate about excellent customer service and a healthy lifestyle, making Spring Hill a perfect second home. Working part-time allows Lana plenty of time to spend with her husband and two daughters.

EddieEddie

Eddie has worked at Spring Hill Chiropractic since the spring of 2009. He joined the practice to serve as a greeter and assists in the healing process by eliciting smiles and laughter. Eddie shares the same schedule as Dr. Dave. He looks forward to greeting you!

Resources

The following is a list of useful links that will give you a better understanding of Chiropractic and can also help you to reach your personal health goals:

http://www.albertachiro.com http://chiropracticreport.com

http://www.realage.com

http://www.bodo.ca

http://www.amaranthfoods.ca

www.alive.com

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Our postal address is: Office hours:

160, 8060 Silver Springs Blvd. N.W.
Calgary,
Alberta T3B 5K1

Phone: 403. 288. 4838
Fax: 403. 288. 5299

Email:

The office is open Monday through Saturday.