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].

Flexion–Distraction Therapy

Flexion-distraction is a chiropractic technique used to treat pain and conditions of the low back. It is effective for improving range of motion and muscle stiffness, and resolving disc bulges and herniation. The treatment is safe, gentle, low force and takes pressure off spinal nerves that may be injured or dysfunctional.

Conditions That May Benefit from Flexion–Distraction Therapy

  • Lumbar disc injuries (ruptured, bulging or herniated discs)
  • Low back pain
  • Leg pain/Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Generalized low back stiffness
  • Sprain/strain
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac syndrome/pain
  • Spinal canal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)

How is Flexion-Distraction Performed?

Flexion-distraction involves using a special table that flexes and distracts the spine in a gentle, rhythmic motion. The goal is to facilitate movement that will remove pressure from the disc bulge, creating a negative pressure that pulls the disc bulge back into the spine and promotes healing. Flexion-distraction therapy also encourages proper spinal motion and helps to mobilize tight muscles and other tissues. The motion allows nutrients into the spinal disc and improves mobility and function of the low back.

Is the Treatment Painful?

No. The treatment involves slow, gentle movements and most patients report that it is pleasant and relaxing. For this reason, it is safe and comfortable during episodes of acute low back pain or before and after surgery.

I Have Arthritis. Is Flexion-Distraction Safe?

Yes. Movements are very gentle, without any quick thrusts or excessive pressure. Flexion- distraction has been successfully used to help manage many conditions of the aging spine including degenerative disc disease, spinal stiffness, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis.


  • Reduce pressure on the spinal nerves from a disc bulge or herniation
  • Increase spinal motion within the disc and spinal joints
  • Decrease muscle tension, stiffness and spasms
  • Reducing symptoms of sciatica
Give our office a call to find out if Flexion-distraction therapy is right for you, or book an appointment online with one of our chiropractors today!