Medical and Cosmetic Acupuncture

A characteristic of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is a precise method of treatment involving the insertion of special, very thin disposable needles into acupuncture points that are used to stimulate peripheral nerves to restore your body's muscle tone, and to further develop blood flow. 

Medical Acupuncture: 

Through acupuncture our certified practitioner Vivienne Pieon can help you alleviate pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions such as muscle strains and joint sprains as well as repetitive strain injuries, headaches, tennis and golfer's elbow, tendinosis and rotator cuff injuries. With acupuncture treatment you can expect overall muscle relaxation, nervous and immune system revitalization, and an overall boost to your well-being! 

Cosmetic Acupuncture:

​Cosmetic Acupunture (aka ~ non-surgical facelift) is a safe, non-toxic, efficient, and effective treatment to decrease the depth of wrinkles, to rejuvenate skin elasticity and hydration and reduce the signs of aging. Cosmetic acupuncture treatment will increase blood circulation in the face to bring firmness to your skin to give you a healthy, glowing complexion.

Active Release Therapy (ART®)

ART® is a soft-tissue treatment technique that focuses on problems associated with muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Conditions treated are often resulting from injury and over-used muscles. During your chiropractic treatment session, certified provider Dr. Brad Watkins will manually examine these areas of concern, and assess and evaluate abnormal tissues. Treatment involves a combination of precisely directed tension and very specific patient movements in order to break up scar tissue that binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. ART® is recognized by Worker's Compensation Organizations, professional and amateur athletic programs as a proven and successful treatment method of soft tissue injuries as well as for the enhancement and optimization of biomechanical function and performance. 

Our Services

Aldershot Chiropractic

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Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is treatment of the body's soft tissues (muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, tissue) through hands-on manipulation. Massage therapy acts on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems for the purpose of optimizing health all while having a therapeutic effect on the body.

Consider Massage Therapy to reduce physical pain, to improve your physical function, and to relieve the effects of daily stress.  

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy [aka ~ Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)] is a treatment used to accelerate the healing process on patients who suffer from a range of acute and chronic conditions. It is a non-invasive procedure, where the hand-held laser device is placed directly over the affected area for a short period of time (depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the cold laser unit). The interaction of the wavelengths of light with the soft tissue can help to eliminate pain, decrease swelling, and increase functionality of the treated area.  

Keeping families active and healthy

Custom Footwear and Orthotics

When a small problem develops with your feet, subtle changes can occur in your gait (the way you walk). This, in turn, can result in changes to your posture and walking mechanics. Like a chain reaction, these changes will cause pain and discomfort, put stress on your joints above, and can lead to more serious health concerns like lower back pain. In close partnership with The Orthotic Group, Dr. Brad can fit you for proper custom orthotics that can help the feet be placed in better alignment. This will help to rebalance your feet, thereby enhancing your body's natural movements, and adds to your general healthy well-being.


Chiropractic treatment has been proven to improve the general well-being of patients. It is a hands-on, alternative approach to health care treatment focusing on the musculoskeletal system. It is frequently the primary method of treatment for back pain; however, chiropractic can also be used for dysfunction related to the neck, pelvis, nervous system and joints as well as for preventative care. Chiropractic patients of Dr. Brad Watkins will be treated with non-forceful adjustments (or spinal manipulation) that is conducted manually to reduce pain, improve the patient's structural alignment, and increase physical mobility. As an alternative to traditional manual spinal manipulation, Dr. Brad is also an Activator Method provider which delivers a gentle impulse force to the targeted spinal area. Other techniques can be used in your treatment plan as well as exercises and helath and lifestyle counselling. (Please see below.)

With Chiropractic treatment at Aldershot Chiropractic we help to manage and provide relief of:

  • Back and neck conditions
  • Leg pain (Sciatica)
  • Chronic injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  • High blood pressure
  • Stress and tension disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Joint pain (knee, foot and ankle pain, shoulder or elbow pain, and arm or wrist pain)

Chiropractic treatment may also help to:

  • Alleviate Prenatal Discomfort
  • Promote strength and endurance and enhance quality of life
  • Improve nervous system function
  • Augment overall health and wellness for both children and adults