The clinical director at Central Park Chiropractic and Massage is headed by Dr. Rupi Kaila. Our multidisciplinary clinic consists of a chiropractor, naturopath and registered massage therapists with 20 years experience. Recently, Dr. Kaila completed her Master of Science in Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease to treat chronic disease. It is centered on the principle that restoration of proper cellular metabolism, through reducing cumulative toxic load and oxidative stress to the body, will allow normalization of mitochondrial respiration, cellular energy production, and ultimately to a reduction of the signs and symptoms of chronic disease.
Traditional chiropractic adjustments are combined with soft tissue therapy (including Active Release Technique) to improve the health of patients. To help prevent the recurrence of injuries and to maintain optimal health stretching and strengthening exercises are provided. Over the last 20 years of practice, Dr. Kaila has a diverse practice treating patients with sciatica, whiplash, sports injuries, pregnancy, scoliosis, disc herniation’s, calcifications and much more. With her training in functional medicine her focus is to not treat diseases, but rather to treat the patient as a whole; some of who have diseases and some do not. In practice, I focus on the underlying physiology and restoring healthy function through nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Dr. Kaila received additional training in biomechanics of the feet and orthotic casting. She currently uses foam cast and 3-D technology, to analyze patient biomechanics and order custom orthotics and orthopedic shoes. Dr. Kaila is one of the few physicians in the Lower Mainland treating patients with high energy Shockwave Therapy, a non-invasive surgical solution that accelerates the recovery from injured tissue. ESWT (Extracorpeal Shockwave Therapy) sends radial shock waves into bone or soft tissue, breaking up the scarring that has penetrated tendons and ligaments. Shock waves accelerate the healing process by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing the blood circulation. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heels. We have had success treating many conditions including heel spurs, calcifications, rotator cuff tendinitis, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis and elbow tendinitis.