Decreasing pain and increasing function, even through COVID – The Kingston Whig-Standard

Dr. Brad Murray, who grew up about ten minutes from Lucknow, is in his 15th year practicing at the Lucknow Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, which he opened in 2006, after working as an associate Chiropractor in a practice in Teeswater for over five years.

Murray completed his B.Sc. Hons. Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, before graduating from the National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, Illinois in 2000.

Murray offers chiropractic treatments, using low force instruments including the Activator and the VF adjuster by Sigma Instruments, as well as utilizing gentle hands on adjustment to the spine and extremities. Chiropractic adjustments are used to correct and improve joint motion, in order to decrease pain, and improve function and quality of life.

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Murray utilizes his laser therapy to help speed healing for a wide range of conditions and injuries, including neck and low back pain, sciatica, rotator cuff injuries, hip and knee Osteoarthritis, and many more.

Murray has completed extensive training in acupuncture, rehab exercises, soft tissue techniques such as myofascial release, foot dysfunction, sports injuries, concussions, Lumbar Spine Stenosis, and nutritional supplements. Ultrasound therapy and Flexion-Distraction (traction) are also possible treatments offered in the clinic.

Proper foot function is a major focus Murray has for his patients, as dysfunction can lead to foot, knee, hip, or lower back pain. Murray adjusts the foot and ankle to improve joint motion and function if needed. Gait assessments are also done, including computerized foot scans done by walking over a force plate, in addition to a complete examination. From this information, it is determined if custom orthotics, from The Orthotic Group are necessary.

The newest addition to the office is an exercise program. This is comprised of assessments of the spine, posture, gait, and movement. The spinal and postural assessment identifies dysfunctions, which lead to prescribing mobility and functional exercises, to improve and maintain function for the long term. Exercises are done in office and at home, with access to online videos and home journal.

They offer a number of products for purchase, ranging from nutritional supplements, vitamins, braces, Superfeet (non-custom) orthotics, pillows, Biofreeze, exercise bands and mobility equipment, inversion tables and more. For more for information, see their website http://www.lucknowchiropractic.com, or their Facebook page.

Murray has a wonderful staff that includes Linda Durnin, Kathy Hackett, Brianna Yuill, and Sherry McBurney. Registered Massage Therapist Marlee Gowing, and Reflexologist Bonnie Kuik also join him in the office.

During the Covid-19 shut down, Murray has had to lay off all four staff members, and is allowed to treat only acute or emergency patients. Associate chiropractor in the office, Dr. Ron Goertzen, has not been working since the start of the pandemic.

Its been an adjustment, said Murray. Im treating over 90% less patients. Im getting more and more calls from patients I havent seen in weeks.

Murray is hopeful that he will gain his original customer base back after the pandemic passes, but has some worries about financial strains on his clients after COVID has left so many without jobs.

I am very confident that when we are allowed to resume care for patients, that we will be busy, very quickly again, said Murray. I have amazing patients that have supported the practice for many years, from Lucknow and the surrounding communities and I expect that to continue. As the weeks add up, many patients are asking when they can get in again, as they are feeling the affects of missing treatments for so long.

Murray is encouraging patients to keep active during this isolation period in order to minimize potential issues that they may experience without treatment. Go for a walk outside or on a treadmill, ride a bike, play sports, do home stretching, and develop a home workout program. There are many options to stay active. Alternatively, Murray is available over email for assistance. In addition to movement, practice a healthy lifestyle by getting a good nights sleep, drink plenty of water, reduce stress, and eat nutritious foods.

Murray has always supported local initiatives like sports teams and the Fall Fair, and takes great pride in his community. He is very excited for all of this to pass and for Lucknow to return to some form of normalcy. Before COVID Murray began some office renovations which he is excited to reveal later this year

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