To our valued friends and clients,

We have been feeling very blessed to be able to return to work and continue serving this community that we love. Thank you for your continued support during these interesting times!

There has been a very high demand at the office for appointments for new patients, or for people who have not received care with us previously. We are not accepting new patients for massage therapy at this time, and there is a 2-3 week wait time for an Initial Appointment with our chiropractors. We are not currently accepting online booking for New Patients, and ask that they please call the office to schedule an appointment.

We are committed to following guidelines and safety procedures as outlined by our governing bodies, and by the Provincial Health Officer. Unfortunately, this means limiting the number of people in the office and spacing between appointments to allow for proper cleaning and social distancing measures. For these reasons, appointment times for new patients in our office are limited.

We apologize for this inconvenience, and will continue to do everything in our power to adapt to these changes, and offer care to those in need, as safely and effectively as possible.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any concerns or questions.

Warmest regards,
The NuVista Team

In order to ensure the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you please adhere to our updated office protocols – Please read our new protocols here

Please do not hesitate to reach us at 250-462-4776 or at [email protected].

Activator Technique & Instrument Assisted Adjusting

Instrument Assisted chiropractic adjustments involve the use of a small, hand-held instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring normal motion to the targeted joint of spinal vertebra. Proper use of the instrument also helps decrease inflammation and pain, decrease muscle tightness and improve proprioception to the joint.

It is a gentler alternative to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation, and is a great option for children, the elderly and for anyone who may not be a good candidate for traditional chiropractic adjustments.

Next to the Diversified technique, the Activator Adjusting Instrument is reported to be the most common therapeutic intervention used by chiropractors. At NuVista Chiropractic and Wellness, we utilize a variety of instrument assisted adjustments, including the Activator adjusting tool, the Impulse Adjusting Instrument, Torque Release techniques, and other Drop Table techniques.

Chiropractic adjusting tools are spring loaded, hand-held instruments that provide a very quick, low-force impulse to a joint in a very specific direction. The device is very quick, and the amount of force is adjustable, depending on the type and size of the joint it is being applied to. This type of adjustment is quite gentle, and does not produce any “popping or cracking” sounds. Instrument assisted adjustments are a great alternative for those who have a tough time relaxing for a traditional adjustment, or for anyone in acute pain or with substantially decreased range of motion.

After taking a full health history and performing a thorough evaluation, your Chiropractor will discuss the best options for your care, and whether Instrument- Assisted Chiropractic adjusting is a good option for you!