Dr. Jim Sahota decided on a chiropractic career after an ice hockey injury left him with lower back pain.
"I was referred to a Chiropractor and I was amazed at the treatment and advice I received," says Dr. Jim. "With a degree in kinesiology and a love of sports, I decided on a career in chiropractic."
"I'm pleased to be a part of multidisciplinary, holistic approach to health," he says. "I do a lot of manual muscle work, integrating different types of myofascial and muscle energy techniques, in conjunction with spinal adjustments. These different approaches integrate well with the massage and physiotherapy programs. By using an integrative health model at the clinic, practitioners can support each other and help the patient."
As part of his practice, Dr. Jim sees a number of motor vehicle accident victims.
"I help patients with a number of disorders related to whiplash," he explains. "Neck pain, shoulder pain, and lower back pain can all result from whiplash."
A benefit to his patients is that Dr. Jim can direct bill to ICBC, meaning that there is no user fee incurred to the patient.
"As long as you have a claim number," he says, "You can visit me for treatment at no cost to you as I am a certified ICBC flat fee provider."
Dr. Jim can also prescribe orthotics and compression socks for foot and leg issues.
"Orthotics are useful for foot, knee, hip, and lower back pain," he says. "They're effective in promoting wellness and improving stride and gait for both athletes and non-athletes. They can help conditions such as pronation, flat-footedness, or high arches. We have orthotics for all types of shoes."
After a biomedical exam Dr. Jim can determine if a patient will benefit from orthotics.
"At that point, we can make some custom orthotics to help relieve pain and discomfort that the patient may be experiencing," he says.
Gone are the days when compression socks looked ugly and needed to be covered up. Compression socks, which promote blood flow back to the heart, now come in a range of styles and colours.
"They help with issues related to inefficient blood flow, swelling in the legs, and are great for varicose veins and dedema," Dr. Jim explains. "They're tighter than a normal sock and helpful for anyone who's on their feet all day; they help prevent fatigue, cramps, and aches."
For an appointment with Dr. Jim Sahota or Royal City Health, call 604.524.4446, visit the website, send them an email, or stop by the clinic at 210-610 Sixth Street, New Westminster. Royal City Health can also be found on Facebook.