There are multiple systems that make up the human body, yet in reality there is only one system; one body.
Most Health Care professionals focus on a specific system in the human body.
My focus is the human body and how these 11 systems work together.
This system comprises the largest organ of the body – the skin and structures derived from it, such as nails, hair, sweat and oil glands. Its function helps regulate body temperature, aids in protection against the elements of the outside world, eliminates wastes and detects sensations like pain, touch, hot and cold. This is the canvas by which manual therapists perform their work via palpation.
This system represents all the bones, joints and cartel ages of the body. Its function is to support and protect the body. The skeletal system is a connective tissue system that assists in body movements. It is the site of blood cell production and houses minerals, proteins and water.
There are three types of muscles (skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle). It is the skeletal muscles that generate the movement of the bones.
This system represents the heart, blood vessels and the blood that circulates within those vessels. The heart pumps the blood which carries oxygen rich nutrients to the cells of our body and removes carbon dioxide and wastes from cells. It regulates body temperature, Ph balance and water content of body fluids; blood components help to provide a defense mechanism against disease and repair vessel damage.
Lymphatic & Immune System
This system consists of lymphatic vessels, lymph fluid and the organs that are comprised from lymphatic tissue (i.e. spleen, thymus, thoracic duct, tonsils, and lymph nodes). Within this tissue is where you would find white blood cells or lymphocytes whose primary job is to protect us from disease by producing proteins called antibodies.
This system comprised of the central, peripheral, autonomic and enteric nervous systems. Through feedforward and feedback interactions (nerve impulses) they orchestrate the muscular contractions and glandular secretions to regulate bodily activities.
This system represent all the hormone producing cells and glands of the body (i.e. pituitary, thyroid, pancreas). These hormones are natural chemicals that circulate in our bloodstream and organs and assist in establishing homeostasis and balance in the body.
This system represents our lungs and airways. We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide (all which circulate within our blood). Our lungs help manage Ph balance of body fluids; as air flows out of our lungs through our vocal cords it produces sounds of communication.
This system represents all of the gastrointestinal organs starting from our mouth, salivary glands and esophagus and reaching our stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and finally our anus. The digestive system breaks down food mechanically and chemically so nutrients can be absorbed and waste products can be eliminated.
This system comprised of the kidneys, ureter, bladder and urethra that collectively manufacture, store and eliminate urine. It also plays a major role in volume and chemical composition of blood, regulates Ph fluid and electrolyte balance; secretes a hormone that regulates red blood cell production and controls blood pressure.
This system represents male and female gonads (testes or ovaries) and their associated organs. Release hormones that regulate reproduction and other bodily processes.
My patients come to me when they need results.
Kevin has been my physiotherapist since I was nine years old (I'm 23 now). For what seems like all my life I have been a gymnast, and Kevin was always there to fix me when I needed it. Six years ago now, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma with a 14cmx7cmx7cm mass in my mediastinum. I have seen my fair share of doctors, nurses, specialists and practitioners, and I can honestly say that almost none of them have helped me as much as Kevin has. Kevin takes the time to really look my body, getting down to the root cause every single time. Countless times I have gone in with random jaw or shoulder pain, only for Kevin to tell me that it all relates back to this holding pattern I have. Kevin always knows what he's talking about from his countless years of tireless learning, training and working. I appreciate every second of it when I'm getting treatment, because I KNOW that he will always put me back together when I need it most. I don't think I could thank him enough for what he has done for me, pretty much my whole life.
I suffered with migraine headaches that occurred every 1 to 2 weeks and lasted for several days for a period of 15 years. The pain was disabling. Although I am not a fan of medication, I had tried multiple types in an effort to survive the pain. I saw various types of health practitioners as well. All of the treatments I received had limited efficacy. It was unbearable. I honestly felt some days that I could not continue to live with the recurrent severe pain.
Kevin Fairfield was recommended to me by another migraine sufferer. Through his understanding of neuroanatomy he was able to determine the likely cause of my headaches and treat me through myofascial release. After only a few treatments I noticed a substantial improvement in my headaches. They came much less frequently and with less intensity. It felt like a miracle to me. I can now be headache free for several months at a time. His treatments have given me my life back. I am extremely grateful to him for his thoughtful consideration of my headache issues and his application of knowledge to solving my problem.
Ben Crane - PGA Professional Golfer
I met Kevin Fairfield last year before the Canadian Open. I was referred to him by a fellow colleague in the U.S who said he could help me with my many physical problems that were effecting my golf game. I was struggling with persistent hip pain which led me to getting many tests and seeing many specialists. They told me that I needed surgery and that my career might be over. I have been on the PGA tour for 16 years with 5 tour wins to my credit. Kevin helped me realize the role my neck and feet were playing in my hip and pelvic dysfunction. He was able to tie all of these problems together, treat them with manual hands on therapy and provide me with exercises (myofascial and ELDOA Decompression stretches) to align my body. To say the least I performed very well at the Open that week. When I am playing golf in Canada I make the time to see Kevin so he can get me back on track and give me that competitive edge I need over my fellow golfers.
Brett Richie - Professional NHL Hockey Player
As a professional hockey player. Body maintenance is crucial. Kevin Fairfield has been the best I've worked with hands down. His knowledge and understanding of the body is incredible! It's a nice feeling knowing I have someone in my corner that can keep me keep me feeling great throughout a rigorous off season schedule. Thanks so much Kevin!
Nick Richie - Professional NHL Hockey Player
Kevin Fairfield's understanding and knowledge of the body is amazing! He puts full effort into each visit you have with him. Every time I leave his office I am feeling great, and have taken some of his knowledge home with me!
MY CLIENTS COME TO ME WHEN...
They need a tune up
If it is important to tune up your car, maintain your house, and go to the dentist to maintain the quality of your teeth…. Don’t you think the rest of your body needs the same care and attention?
I always educate my clients about the cause of their symptoms and that they are their best therapist!
They want to know the CAUSE of their symptoms
I do not treat symptoms, I understand and respect their complaints but I am focusing in on the underlying cause of why they are coming in to see me.
I am a life-long learner and passionate health care professional
This is my life, my vocation as a manual physiotherapist and osteopathic practitioner is part of who I am, what I do. I was put on this earth to do this.
They Need Client-Centered Customized Health Care
Each client is assessed and treated according to their own unique circumstances. This is not a recipe approach to health care delivery. It is an individualized one on one experience.
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The Sports Clinic
University of Toronto: Mississauga Campus
3359 Mississauga Road. Mississauga, ON.
The Sports Clinic
2315 Bristol Circle. Oakville, ON.
Carlisle Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Carlisle Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
16 William Street. Carlisle, ON.