Common Conditions Chiropractors Treat:

  • Neck Pain & Headaches

  • Concussions

  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain & Injury

  • Low Back Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Disc Injuries

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Tennis Elbow & Golfer’s Elbow

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Hip Pain & Buritis

  • Knee & Ankle Injuries

  • Plantar Fasciitis & Foot Pain

Dr. Bolger’s Treatment Specialties:

  • Neck & Back Pain

  • Headaches

  • Sciatica

  • Tendinitis

  • Jaw/TMJ Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Contemporary Acupuncture

Dr. Gelinas’s Treatment Specialties:

  • Neck & Back Pain

  • Headaches

  • Sciatica

  • Tendinitis

  • Jaw/TMJ Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

Chiropractic Services in Hamilton

Chiropractors are regulated health professionals designated as primary-contact practitioners, which means you do not require a referral to visit. Chiropractors are highly educated and extensively trained to assess, diagnose, and treat various conditions, focusing on the spine, muscles, joints, and nervous system.

Chiropractic care is a natural form of health care that uses various techniques to address the position and movement of the body and restore proper function. For example, a specific injury can be addressed at your chiropractic visit, or some patients feel relief from regular spinal check-ups; Just as you would regularly take your car in for maintenance, your body needs maintenance care to address and prevent injury before it starts. In addition, regular care promotes improved mobility and optimal health.

Our chiropractors, Dr. Gelinas and Dr. Bolger, use a patient-centred approach, drawing from the best available evidence and clinical expertise to deliver a treatment plan to help your body function at its best. They focus on restoring the body’s natural movement to alleviate pain, improve function and prevent injury. Book with them here.


What type of treatments do chiropractors provide?

Diversified Spinal Manipulation Therapy: Using their hands to guide your joint(s) through a precise range of motion, chiropractors apply a gentle, controlled force which alleviates joint pain and dysfunction. This treatment is painless, and patients feel significant relief afterwards.

Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques: Our chiropractors utilize manual techniques similar to massage therapy on specific muscles and regions to relax the tension and relieve pain using their hands or a handheld tool.

Exercise Prescription: Exercises are often used in conjunction with other treatment therapies to help build strength, balance, and flexibility and to help rehabilitate injuries, prevent future damage, and increase overall performance.

Stretching: Our chiropractors use various stretching techniques to help relax tightened muscles and restore proper joint motion and mobility.

Acupuncture: Contemporary medical acupuncture focuses on neuromuscular problems of the body. Using the painless needling approach, acupuncture needles can modulate the abnormal activity of the muscles and nervous system to restore proper function. In addition, our chiropractors are skilled in the application of acupuncture needles, so discomfort is minimal.

Modalities: TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), IFC (Interferential Current), Laser Therapy: These therapies can be used as adjunctive treatment to help minimize pain, relax muscle tissue and improve joint function.

Kinesiotaping™: Our chiropractors use specially designed soft, tension-loaded stretchy tape that is applied to the body to correct faulty movement patterns, improve posture, and decrease swelling and pain. You may have seen this on many athletes in the Olympics and other professional sports teams.

Myofascial Cupping Therapy: Silicone cups are applied to treatment areas to increase blood flow and promote tissue healing and repair. “Cupping” is also effective in relieving pain and helping improve muscular function.

Collaborative Care

When needed, our chiropractors work collaboratively with other healthcare practitioners within the clinic including physicians, physiotherapists, massage therapists, naturopaths, chiropodists, counsellors and other specialists in order to best manage your health needs. Please inquire for more information.

Practitioners Offering Chiropractic Service

Dr. Marissa Gelinas

Clinical Director & Chiropractor, Hons. B.A. Kin., D.C.

Dr. Marissa Gelinas is Durand Health’s Clinical Director as well as an experienced chiropractor with a fitness and wellness background. A graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, she started her first practice in 2009 in Toronto within a boutique gym. Here she  supported her patients with chiropractic care as well as provided personal training services to fitness fanatics, busy corporate executives and even the cast and crew of Disney’s cruise ships and Ed Mirvish’s Warhorse. Dr. Gelinas also spent time at the Anglo European Chiropractic College in the UK, researching clinical care models and learning how chiropractic fits into healthcare in the UK and beyond. 

Dr. Gelinas has dedicated continuing education to a variety of topics including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training, Clinical Case Management, Healthy Aging, A.R.T (Active Release Therapy), Functional Anatomy, Custom Orthotics & Compression Wear, Activator Training, Vibromax Therapies, Pediatric Chiropractic, and Kinesiotaping. 

Having over a decade of clinical experience working in diverse clinical settings, Dr. Gelinas brings a wealth of knowledge to Durand Health as our Clinical Director. She leads our collaborative care model by ensuring each of our patients feel understood, supported and respected in their health journey.

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease”
– William Osler

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Dr. Greg Bolger

Chiropractor

Dr. Greg Bolger completed his Honours Degree in Human Kinetics with a specialty in Movement Science at the University of Windsor before heading to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic. He is passionate about helping people treat not only their symptoms during treatments but getting to the root of the functional issues that may be causing problems to reoccur.

In practice, Dr. Bolger practices a patient-centred approach to the assessment and treatment of each patient. Throughout his career, he has been continually learning and adding new assessment and treatment options to best serve his patients. Treatments may include diversified spinal or extremity adjustments, joint mobilizations, soft tissue therapy both manual and instrument-assisted, acupuncture, education and functional exercise prescription. Some of Dr. Bolger’s further qualifications include being a Contemporary Medical Acupuncture provider (via McMaster University), Smart Tool Certified (Instrument assisted soft tissue), and Functional Range Conditioning Certified (FRC).

In his spare time, you might catch Dr. Bolger walking his rescue dog Daisy around the Durand neighbourhood or on the golf course chasing his ball into the trees. In the winter watch for him in your local arenas where he is wearing the black and white stripes as an ice hockey official. Dr. Bolger is excited to be a part of the amazing team at Durand Integrated Health Group using our collaborative model of care to ensure every patient’s needs are met and exceeded.

“Wellness is not a ‘medical fix’ but a way of living” -Greg Anderson

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