Downtown Calgary Chiropractor
Sports Therapy Center of Excellence
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639 5 Avenue Southwest Suite 130
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0M9
Downtown Calgary Chiropractor
Welcome to Action Sports Clinic located in downtown Calgary, Alberta. We are a Sports Therapy Center of Excellence and our team provides treatment for a wide variety of health care needs and sports related injuries.
Our highly qualified staff combines with the necessary tools and latest techniques to treat sports specific injuries for professional and recreational athletes.
As a Calgary Chiropractor and the owner of Action Sports Clinic I can assure you we have the knowledge, skills and advice to get you back to your game.
We provide extensive treatment for everything from sprained ankles, physiotherapy and chiropractic care to custom orthopaedic braces for injury or joint related conditions.
We are grateful to all of our current patients and currently accepting new patients.
~Dr. Shawn Rennick
Downtown Calgary Chiropractor - Dr. Shawn Rennick
Dr. Rennick is a chiropractor and the owner of Action Sports Clinic. He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.
Chiropractic today is one of the largest primary-contact health care professions in Canada with over 6,500 practicing chiropractors. Approximately four and a half million Canadians use the services of a chiropractor each year.
Chiropractic is a regulated health profession recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces and American states. The benefits of chiropractic care are well recognized by other health care practitioners. In a 1995 survey, 44 per cent of Ontario and Alberta physicians indicated that they refer patients for chiropractic treatment.
Natural, Non-Invasive Approach to Health Care
Chiropractors practice a drug-free, manual approach to health care that includes patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
In particular, chiropractors assess patients for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, extremity joints, and their effect on the nervous system.
As a result of taking a physical assessment and patient history, chiropractors are able to provide a differential diagnosis for the patient’s presenting condition(s) and develop a comprehensive treatment/management plan.
Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic exercise, to utilize other non-invasive therapies, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Chiropractic adjustment is the most common form of treatment utilized by chiropractors in clinical practice. Also known as spinal manipulative therapy, adjustment is a non-invasive, manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed through four years of intensive chiropractic education.
Adjustment is a carefully controlled procedure delivered by a skilled practitioner to dysfunctional spinal or extremity joints. The primary goal is to decrease pain, improve areas of reduced movement in the joints and supporting tissues, particularly of the spine, and decrease muscle tightness or spasm through the restoration of normal mechanics and improved functioning of the spine, extremities and supporting soft tissue structures.
Adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, as it is a manually applied therapy, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment which usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. For example, the technique is modified when treating children, pregnant women and older patients. Patients typically note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.
The vast majority of patients who seek chiropractic health care do so for complaints of the musculoskeletal system, most often for conditions affecting the spine such as low back pain, neck pain and headaches, and research studies have demonstrated that chiropractic treatment is effective for these conditions.
Legislative bodies across Canada, as well as researchers and governments around the world have conducted extensive reviews of the chiropractic profession and have consistently endorsed chiropractic services.
Dr. Shawn Rennick is the Proprietor and head Chiropractor at Action Sports Clinic.
Primary & Complimentary Care
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. Where other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition. Chiropractic care may also be palliative, providing symptomatic relief to patients with chronic conditions.
By treating the musculoskeletal elements of such disorders, chiropractic treatment may improve the general well-being of the patient. In this regard, Canada’s chiropractors are able to provide complementary care as one element of a patient’s overall treatment program. For example, the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto has developed a number of external clinics in traditional health care centres in order to provide complementary care through chiropractic treatment. CMCC’s teaching clinics are located at the following external centres: Sherbourne Health Centre, South Riverdale Community Health Centre, Muki Baum Adults’ and Children’s Centres, Anishnawbe Health Toronto, St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital and Bronte Harbour Chiropractic Clinic.
Regulation & Standards
Chiropractic is regulated by provincial statute in all provinces. Chiropractors along with medical doctors, dentists, psychologists, and optometrists have the legislated right and obligation to communicate a diagnosis and to use the title doctor. Each province has a regulatory college established by legislation in the same manner, and with the same structure and similar regulations, as the regulatory bodies for other health care professions. The regulatory colleges are responsible for protecting the public, standards of practice, disciplinary issues, quality assurance and maintenance of competency.
Action Sports Clinic has a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy professionals serving the active community of downtown Calgary. As a team, we strive for excellence in evidence-based and personalized care for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Combining the unique strengths of each professional discipline, this integral approach to care enables each patient to draw from the expertise of team members. This eliminates the traditional barriers of communication between busy practitioners, thereby ensuring collaboration and effectiveness of treatment programs.
We are athletes ourselves…and we understand the needs of sports minded clients. We believe that participation in physical activity is an important part of health and vitality. The pursuit of dreams, setting goals, and the drive for personal achievement are all values we believe in and aspire.
We Are One of the Top Teams of Physical Therapists & Chiropractors in Calgary.
"Shawn and his staff are the most caring, courteous, professional and efficient team - we are beyond impressed. Shawn, Christie is delighted with her titanium custom knee brace and has been researching it and trying it with the sleeve and without all day. She is dedicated to using it and your advice Shawn, as she highly values your expertise and warm care of her...."
Mama Says – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Shawn is the best physio I have ever been to, and I continue to go back to him to get me over my many injuries so that I can get back playing. I like Shawn because he knows I'm not going to stop playing my sports, and he takes a practical approach to getting me back playing as quickly as possible...."
Ashley Gibbs – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I've been going to action sports clinic for over two decades on and off over the years and unlike the stereotypical chiropractor Shawn always shows me ways to stretch and exercises on how to avoid seeing him. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of action sports clinic."
Dave Skode – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Frequently Asked Questions
What Brands does Action Sports Clinic Carry?
We carry brands from the worlds top manufacturers including Donjoy, Össur, CTi, Bauerfeind, Thuasne and more.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes! We take pride in personal service and being very accomodating. Please click any of our Appointment Buttons and submit your information, we will be in touch to confirm your date and time with our Calgary Chiropractor.
What are the office hours?
We are open Monday – Friday from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm.
What services do you offer?
We specialize in the practice of Sports Medicine and provide services related to Sports Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy, Massage, as well as off the shelf and custom Bracing & Orthotics. To learn more please visit our “Services” section of the website.
Do I need a referral from my physician?
No, a referral is not required to schedule an appointment.
Do you provide custom brace solutions?
Yes, Dr. Rennick is qualified by the world’s top orthoepedic brands to develop custom bracing solutions for many conditions.