Tottenham Chiropractic has recently moved to 24 Alexander Street, Tottenham, ON, but still works closely with Calm Healing Space.
To book an appointment you can contact her at 905-936-2083 or visit https://tottenhamchiropractic.com/ for more information.
Dr. Jocelyn Cox is the founder of Tottenham Chiropractic and grew up in Tottenham. She was heavily involved in sports at Banting Memorial before going to Brock University to study Physical Education and wrestle on the varsity team. She made the National Wrestling team in 2006, however, when an injury derailed her career, she turned to chiropractic to help people recover from physical injury. After receiving her Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Cox completed a specialization in Clinical Sciences and is now a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Sciences. She is currently an assistant professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where she supervises clinical interns and teaches diagnosis labs. She is also a peer-reviewer for academic journals and a contributor to the Canadian Chiropractic Guidelines Initiative.
In addition to her academic accomplishments, Dr. Cox has a wealth of experience including work at St. Michael’s Hospital on the Family Health Team, at Mt. Sinai Hospital with rheumatologists, and shadowing spine and extremity surgeons in Toronto and Hamilton. Dr. Cox has been published on many topics, such as acupuncture, neck pain in children, shoulder and low back pain in dental hygienists, emergency care interventions and bone tenderness. Dr. Cox uses an evidence-informed approach to manage your muscle, nerve, and joint pains for patients of all shapes, sizes and ages.
When she is not in practice, she likes spending time with her family and dog Abby. She is an avid hiker, a recreational cyclist and runner.
Spinal Manipulative Therapy
Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is a non-invasive form of therapeutic intervention that moves the joints of the spine in a way to increase your range of motion, decrease pain, and relieve muscle tightness. It is commonly used to relieve conditions such as neck and back pain, headaches, and muscle strains.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Soft Tissue Therapy (STT) is an umbrella term to describe manual ways to treat tight, weak or injured muscles. It can be done many ways, and muscle release techniques (MRT) is one of those ways. Others include ischemic compression, cross-friction massage and effleurage. The type of STT used depends on the goal of treatment, as some are more intense than others.
Rehabilitative exercises are a crucial component of recovery for all injuries. These exercises are designed to help you regain full function after an injury, and are prescribed by your health care provider and performed multiple times a day. It is very important that rehabilitation exercises are performed as prescribed, as not doing them can lead to set backs and delayed recovery.
Acupuncture is an intervention that has been widely studied and found to affect the body in many ways. At Tottenham Chiropractic, we practice neurofunctional acupuncture, which involves treating the muscles and the muscles communication with the brain through nerves. Acupuncture has been studied as a ‘stand alone’ treatment and in use with other interventions and has been proven to be successful in both cases.
Evidence Informed Care
Evidence informed care is a patient-centred approach to healthcare where the decisions is made up of the clinician’s experience, what the best research suggests, combined with the patient’s preference for care. It puts the patient in the driver seat of their care and allows them to make the decisions through an informed approach assisted by their healthcare provider.
Interprofessional care involves communication between your healthcare team to lead to positive, lasting change. It includes speaking with your health team (doctors, physiotherapists, pharmacists, naturopaths, massage therapists and more!) and making decisions that can best help you get the care you need. In order to effectively use interprofessional care, a complete history with appropriate channels of communication to your other providers is key!