For Health Professionals
Believing strong inter-professional relationships create better patient outcomes, Dr. Farrell welcomes any opportunity to collaborate inter-professionally.
Dr. Farrell owns a western evidence-based approach to his practice. This approach has facilitated positive inter-professional relationships. Multidisciplinary collaborative care environments that combining manual therapy with other therapies and professionals helps expedite better clinical outcomes for patients.
Research has validated the benefit both manipulation and rehabilitation exercise play in addressing MSK conditions. Dr. Farrell enjoys working with like-minded physiotherapists who agree there is a place for both in the provision of rehabilitation healthcare services.
Further to his undergrad and postgraduate chiropractic training, Dr. Farrell completed a two-year post-graduate neurological rehabilitation training program through the Carrick Institute. He maintains a DACNB credential (Diplomate of the Chiropractic Neurology Board) after successfully sitting the American Chiropractic Neurology Board exam in 2010.
Dr. Farrell is currently enrolled in a Master of clinical Neuroscience Program and completing a further subspecialty program in orthopedics.
Dr. Farrell completed his acupuncture training with Acupuncture Canada in 2017 and is trained to provide acupuncture and dry needling to patients.
Dr. Farrell has completed +400 postgraduate hours in concussion/brain injury rehabilitation. Given vestibular symptoms are often observed in brain-injured patients, Dr. Farrell regularly treats BPPV and other more complex central visual-vestibular syndromes. Given visual/vestibular reflexes largely control intersegmental neck musculature, dysfunction in these systems often underlies stubborn cervicogenic pain syndromes unresponsive to standard courses of manual therapy. These dysfunctions are commonly observed in whiplash injury. Dr. Farrell regularly attends patients for motor vehicle accident-related MVA injury and consults in medicolegal situations.
Each patient is unique. Dr. Farrell takes pride in ensuring treatment reflects this with a customized approach. Dr. Farrell offers a wide range of techniques to address the various conditions patients present with and has undergone extensive post-graduate training in soft tissue techniques and manipulation of both spinal and peripheral joints.
Dr. Farrell is a "hands-on" practitioner. Office visits involve manual treatment which usually includes focused soft tissue work, mobilization/manipulation of spinal and/or peripheral joints, dry needling/acupuncture.
Patients are provided with home-based exercises, cryotherapy advice, and home-based electrotherapy treatment such as TENS/EMS are often recommended. Patients are also given simple lifestyle advice to speed recovery to help transition them from passive to more active care rehabilitation paradigms.
Dr. Farrell is an Interactive Metronome provider. Interactive Metronome is a therapy that may be offered as part of a chiropractic neurological rehab program for neuro-sensory motor dysfunctions. It is a powerful tool that helps promote integration between auditory, visual, and proprioceptive pathways which may be compromised in many conditions.
One of the many benefits the interactive metronome offers is the standardized motor testing it provides. Standardized tests serve to help quantify and objectify sensory-motor dysfunctions which can often be difficult. This can be very helpful in medico-legal circumstances. The interactive metronome offers age-matched control data to help determine where a patient's capabilities exist.
For more information on the Interactive Metronome and the conditions benefited by this therapy, please visit their website here.http://www.interactivemetronome.com
Dr. Farrell also uses a saccadometer from Ober Laboratories along with the Pondera dynamic posturography system from Balance Concepts. Similar to the Interactive Metronome, these tools help quantify neuro-sensorimotor dysfunctions and can be helpful in defining deficits in medico-legal situations. These objective tests also serve to monitor a patient’s response to a rehabilitation effort. These assessments often pair well with other neurocognitive testing offered by neuropsychological professionals whose tools may not capture sensory or motor deficits due to injury objectively.
Dr. Farrell also offers a neurodevelopment consultation service for complicated pediatric sensory-motor cases unresponsive to standard treatment approaches. Treatment is largely based on ensuring appropriate visual/vestibular/proprioceptive postural reflexes and can have a profound effect on seemingly unrelated symptoms.
Thank you for your interest. Should you have any questions about the services Dr. Farrell offers, please reach out directly on 780-966-3876. Patient referrals can be faxed to (780) 669-3911.
Health discipline students wishing to observe Dr. Farrell's practice are most welcome to do clinic observations once insurance can be arranged. Please contact Dr. Farrell directly on 780-966-3876 if you are interested in observing his clinic.