Dr. Lynn Dowswell
Registered with The College of Chiropractors of Ontario
Dr. Dowswell has been a practicing chiropractor for 25 years. She has an International Chiropractic Pediatric Fellowship for prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care, is a full-body certified Active Release Technique Provider, certified in Contemporary Acupuncture, and works with all ages with a wide range of issues.
Dr. Dowswell earned her Chiropractic Pediatric Fellowship in 1999, Contemporary Acupuncture Certification at McMaster University in 2008, and full body Active Release Technique (ART®) credentials in 2016. Further training in vitalistic mind-body techniques include Koren Specific Technique (KST) , Thompson Terminal Point Technique (TTPT) with drop mechanisms , Activator methods and Neuroemotional Technique (NET). These are mind-body centred techniques that are gentle approaches.
Dr. Dowswell has extensive experience and training in Chiropractic Prenatal and Pediatric practice. This includes the Breach Turning Technique developed by Dr. Larry Webster, D.C. The technique addresses the bio-mechanical problems of mother to allow the baby to establish a better in-utero position.
Dr. Dowswell is very active also on an athletic level. She is a triathlete and Lake Placid Ironman 2010 Finisher and avid runner, kayaker, swimmer, cyclist, skier and snowshoer. Fitness and a healthy lifestyle is a priority to Dr. Dowswell.
Types of Chiropractic care
Active Release Technique uses careful manipulation and movement in the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissues including muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia.
It is a non-invasive manual therapy technique that works to correct soft tissue restrictions that cause pain and mobility issues. The goal is to break down scar tissue and adhesions in order to optimize function in the body
This technique uses an instrument that provides a fast, controlled and gentle thrust. Its primary function is restoring spinal balance.
The instrument is paired with a leg-length analysis to determine where to perform the adjustment.
Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)
NET is a mind-body technique that uses a methodology of finding and removing neurological imbalances related to the physiology of unresolved stress. NET is a tool that can help improve many behavioural and physical conditions.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. Dr. Dowswell was trained at McMaster University in the Contemporary Acupuncture Program.
Although acupuncture is something that many shy away from, it is an excellent form of relief and many are surprised to know there is VERY minimal pain involved.
Laser therapy services are new at Dowswell Chiropractic! We have the TLC2000 laser from Theralase. It is helpful in all soft tissue injuries, osteo-arthritis, plantar fascitis, frozen shoulder and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and disc herniations
Custom orthotics are a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They are like insoles that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. They treat foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and metatarsalgia and help alleviate foot, ankle and knee pain.
Pediatric and Prenatal Care
Dr. Dowswell knows that becoming a mother is a beautiful thing but it can also cause a whole slew of new aches and pains. That is why we are here to provide chiropractic care for mothers pre & post-pregnancy.
Dr. Dowswell has extensive experience and training in Chiropractic Prenatal and Pediatric practice. This includes the Breach Turning Technique developed by Dr. Larry Webster, D.C. The technique addresses the biomechanical problems of the mother to allow the baby to establish a better in-utero position.
Koren Specific Technique (KST)
With this technique there is no twisting, cracking or popping. Instead, gentle, specific and powerful corrections are applied to the spine and structural system.
The technique corrects a form of nerve and mind/body stress which is caused by distortions to your spine and structural system known as a subluxation. These subluxations can cause various issues such as loss of energy, weakness, pain and change in organ function.
KST allows for a quick, easy and gentle correction of these subluxations, wherever they may arise.
Thompson Terminal Point Technique (TTPT)
The Thompson Terminal Point Technique, also known as Thompson Drop-Table Technique, is a chiropractic technique that uses a precision adjusting table along with a weighing mechanism which gives sufficient tension to keep the patient in the "up" position before the thrust or pressure is applied. The table aids in the thrust while minimizing the pressure that may otherwise be required for the adjustment. The technique also involves a leg length analysis to determine imbalances.
This adjustment technique helps in restoring normal nerve function, thus bringing relief from pain and possible benefits such as improving sleep, reducing stress and increasing the capacity of the body to function at its maximum