Tantalus Chiropractic & Wellness
We’re a chiropractic office owned and operated by Squamish chiropractor Dr. Heather Johnston.
Tantalus Chiropractic & Wellness is a wellness center offering Chiropractic, Lifestyle Medicine, Custom-fit Orthotics and X-Ray services.
At Tantalus Chiropractic & Wellness our mission is to INSPIRE our patients and their families to live their healthiest life, to EMPOWER our patients with the knowledge and the self-care tools to make positive health changes and to support our patients as they HEAL.
We approach our work with patients as facilitators rather than dictators appreciating that we are all on our own path and that experiencing optimal health is a personal journey that begins with a commitment to oneself.
Our treatment plans are holistic, incorporating the mind, body and spirit, and individualized to meet each patients specific needs and/or goals.
We are passionate about what we do and we look forward to working with you.
Dr. Heather utilizes the best industry treatments tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Dr. Heather is experienced and skilled in a wide range of different treatment modalities including Torque Release Technique, Activator and uses the table’s drop pieces. She will diagnose the cause of your ailment so we can find just the right remedy and solution to restore your health and wellbeing.
Dr. Heather is incredibly gentle and it provides amazing results.
This type of chiropractic goes far beyond providing relief from back and neck pain. By improving your nervous system function individuals experience many benefits including improved emotional wellbeing.
Thermal Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal. The effects of laser energy include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Tantalus Wellness use a class IV laser which ensures maximum effectiveness.
Naturopathic Medicine treats the underlying cause of disease and supports the natural healing processes of the patient. It is the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of physical, mental and emotional conditions; and it is the promotion of well-being using therapeutics that support or enhance a patient’s overall health. In BC, naturopathic doctors (NDs) are licensed to provide primary care. They are trained as general practitioners in complementary medicine, providing a full range of diagnostic tests and therapies, including nutritional and botanical medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.
The initial consultation includes a comprehensive intake focussing on a patient’s health history as well as their current medical concerns. The history may involve a physical exam and the use of standard diagnostic instruments and laboratory tests. Naturopathic protocols are developed using not only standard lab tests but also lifestyle details such as dietary habits, emotional stress, exercise and exposure to environmental hazards.
Naturopathic medicine can provide care for most acute and chronic conditions. Common concerns treated by naturopathic medicine include digestive issues, hormonal imbalance, PMS and menstrual concerns, stress, sleep disturbances, fatigue, weight loss, skin concerns (ie acne and eczema), anxiety, mood imbalances, perimenopause/menopause and headaches/migraines.
Services offered include:
- Standard lab testing (blood, urine, stool, etc)
- Food sensitivity testing & other speciality lab tests
- IV nutrient therapy
- Vitamin B12 injections
- Nutritional and herbal supplements
- Prescriptions (Pharmaceutical)
Tantalus Chiropractic and Wellness has onsite x-ray facilities. Our chiropractic x-ray unit is a state-of-the-art digital unit, which does not require chemicals or film, reducing our impact on the environment. Additionally, the unit has advanced sensors, narrower beaming and special filters to ensure that the radiation exposure is much less than traditional x-ray units. During your initial exam, it is determined whether or not x-rays are required.
At Tantalus Chiropractic, we:
- Take only the most necessary views
- Use the most up-to-date equipment
- Protect sensitive body parts with lead shielding
- Maintain regular equipment inspection and licensing
X-rays enable your chiropractor to see if there are any stress points present in your spine or any joint dysfunctions. X-rays may help identify potential problems, such as arthritis and disc degeneration in their early stages, before they become more complex and advanced. To get the most accurate pictures, we take x-ray views showing your body in a weight-bearing position (standing up). This will help the chiropractor see your spine in its most natural state.
Custom Fit Orthotics
Custom-fit orthotics are beneficial for many musculoskeletal conditions.
The most commonly encountered foot condition seen by Chiropractor’s is overpronation. With this condition the arch of the foot collapses (or falls) inward causing the leg to rotate or twist. This can lead to pain throughout the kinetic chain in the knee, hip and back and can even cause more far reaching effects such as shoulder pain, neck pain and headaches.
Orthotics can also be helpful for other conditions such as; plantar fascitis, bunions, shin splints and neuromas.
Custom-fit orthotic appointments involve a thorough analysis of foot and spine biomechanics as well as gait.