About Riverbend Chiropractic and Wellness
Dr. Todd Berg grew up just outside of Edmonton, and is a graduate of the University of Alberta. Dr. Berg continued his education in Davenport, Iowa, where he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated with honours in 1992.
Riverbend Chiropractic and Wellness was established in 1994, and was the first clinic to provide chiropractic care to the community of Riverbend.
Our aim is not only to serve the community by offering complementary and alternative care, but also bridge the gap between our approach and that of conventional medicine. We actively seek co-operation and collaboration with other primary health care providers while retaining our patient oriented approach.
Services at Riverbend Chiropractic and Wellness
At Riverbend Chiropractic and Wellness, we realize that the same treatment plan will not work for everyone. All individuals are different and come in many ages, from providing care to infants, teens, and adults. Dr. Berg will tailor your treatment with current chiropractic techniques and with the latest proven therapies. When you become a patient of ours, we are not simply treating an ailment, we will work with you to achieve and maintain optimum health.
The main focus of chiropractic care is diagnosing, treating, and preventing disorders of the spine and nervous system. Dr. Berg also utilizes his training and expertise to extend patient care beyond the spine and address concerns within other areas of the body, including the upper and lower extremities.
We utilize a number of different chiropractic techniques at our clinic to individualize your care. These techniques include:
This technique involves a spring loaded adjusting instrument that delivers a gentle, light force. This technique can be utilized on any patient, and is mostly commonly used when treating our elderly, child, and infant patients. This technique can be used to adjust the spine and smaller joints like the jaw and ankle.
Diversified technique is the most common of all techniques used by chiropractors today. The chiropractor uses his hands to administer a high velocity, low amplitude thrust to correct spinal and joint misalignments with this technique. A common result when using this technique is a "popping" sound which many associate with the care provided by chiropractors.
This technique uses a specialized chiropractic table to correct misalignments. This chiropractic table has special segments which are elevated and will drop back down after a certain amount of pressure is placed upon them. This technique allows the chiropractor to adjust the force needed to adjust, and usually will not produce noise with the adjustment.
Acupuncture is based on the theory that an energy force known as Chi flows through our body along twelve special channels called meridians. As long as the energy can flow freely; good health is maintained. If the meridians are blocked; illness ensues. Acupuncture uses fine, disposable and sterile needles which are inserted at specific points to unblock the meridians and restore the flow of Chi. At Riverbend Chiropractic and Wellness, we focus on musculoskeletal acupuncture treatments to compliment chiropractic care.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
IMS treatment uses acupuncture needles to treat muscle tightness and sensitivity caused by nerve irritation. IMS works by activating neural tissues within the the muscle. This stimulation helps to release the tightness and ease the accompanying discomfort. This technique compliments chiropractic care by reducing muscular tension thereby allowing the alignment of the spine to be maintained.
Active Release Technique
Anyone from an athlete to an office worker can benefit from the Active Release Technique (ART). ART is a non-invasive, soft-tissue treatment process that both locates and breaks down the scar tissue and adhesions which cause pain, stiffness, weakness, and physical dysfunctions. These dysfunctions can be associated with repetitive strain injuries such as typing and sitting at a desk, working at a computer, running or golf; just to name a few.
Shockwave therapy is a modern and highly effective treatment method which infuses high energy sound waves into the body. These waves, which penetrate the body, create small bubbles that then burst within the affected areas. This reaction stimulates the cells that are responsible for healing bone and connective tissue. Shockwave therapy is a non surgical method of treating a wide array of soft tissue conditions including bursitis, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and many others.
Custom Fit Orthotics
Orthotics are shoe inserts intended to correct abnormal or irregular walking patterns. They perform functions that make standing, walking, and running more comfortable and efficient. Movement and function is improved by slightly altering the angles at which the foot strikes on a standing, walking or running surface. Riverbend Chiropractic and Wellness staff will work with you to determine if orthotics are best for you, and what type will improve your movement.
Massage therapy treatments have a therapeutic affect within patient care and improve health by acting directly on the muscular, nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic (immune) systems. Massage therapy is also effective in the control of chronic or acute pain, in stress reduction, and in creating a sense of relaxation and well-being. The massage therapists in the clinic are trained in several disciplines such as relaxation, deep tissue, and pregnancy massage. All therapists are registered in Alberta.
What To Expect On Your First Visit
Initial Patient Paperwork
Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment as we require some brief paperwork to be completed prior to your consultation with the chiropractor. The intake forms can be downloaded off our website and brought with you on your appointment, or completed in our office.
Consultation and Examination
After completing the intake forms the Chiropractic Assistant will take you to the examination room where you will meet with the Doctor. The Doctor will go over the reasons for your visit and answer any questions you may have. The Doctor will also perform a physical examination to evaluate your problem and discuss with you the treatments that will be used. At this time the doctor will also suggest if further tests such as x-rays are needed. The total process should take approximately 30 minutes.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment as we require some brief paperwork to be completed prior to your massage. The intake form can be downloaded off our website and brought with you on your appointment, or completed in the office. Once the forms are completed, the registered therapist will take you to the massage room, discuss your concerns and begin the massage.
We provide direct billing for many insurance companies. Below is a partial list.
Alberta Blue Cross
Benefit Plan Administrators - BPA
Canada Construction Workers Union
Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance
GMS Carrier 49, 50
Great West Life
Johnston Group Inc.
La Capital and Financial Services
LiUNA Local 83, 506
R.C.M.P. (Blue Cross)
RWAM Insurance Administrators
Sun Life Financial
V.A.C. (Blue Cross)
Contact Our Riverbend Clinic
Riverbend Chiropractic and Wellness
608 Riverbend Square NW
Phone 780 433 1450
Fax 780 433 1458
Chiropractic Office Hours
Monday 8-12, 2-6
Wednesday 8-12, 2-6
Massage Office Hours