Absolute Chiropractic & Wellness Centre

Absolute Chiropractic & Wellness Centre - Dr. Enrico M Schirru, St. Catharines, ON

Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in St. Catharines, ON

Absolute Chiropractic & Wellness Centre provides safe, gentle and effective chiropractic care, massage therapy and orthotics for all ages. With extensive experience in treating motor vehicle, workplace and sports injuries, our facility in St. Catharines, ON can improve your health and quality of life naturally, without drugs or surgery.

Committed to the Highest Quality of Chiropractic Care

Our Wellness Centre is based on the belief that our patients' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and provide care of the highest quality to you and your family.



Emergency 24/7 Chiropractic Care Available!

If you have an after hours chiropractic emergency, you can contact Dr. Schirru directly at 905-984-1628. Please leave a message if necessary. Dr Schirru will get back to you as soon as possible and schedule an appointment immediately.

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Our Services

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care increases range of motion, coordination and balance. Chiropractic promotes a proactive strategy to reduce injuries and allow the body to function at peak performance. Doctors of chiropractic teach patients that chiropractic care has a positive effect on the nervous system.

What type of ailments does Chiropractic treat?

Chiropractic is proven effective in the treatment of many common ailments including, but not limited to...

*Headaches *Migraines *Back pain *Neck pain *Whiplash *Herniated Disc *Frozen Shoulder *Strains / Sprains *Muscle Spasms *Sciatica

*Carpal Tunnel Syndrome *TMJ *Degenerative Disc Disease *Dizziness *Foot pain *Heel Spurs *Musculoskeletal Pain *Arthritis

What can I expect on my first visit?

The chiropractor will ask you about the health complaints for which you are chiefly concerned. The Doctor will also pose questions about your health history, family health history, dietary habits, other care you may have had (Chiropractic, Dental, Medical, Naturopathic, Osteopathic, etc.), your job, and other questions designed to help determine the nature and extent of your condition and the best way to go about treating your complaints/concerns.

A physical examination with specific orthopedic testing will be performed in accordance with your Doctor's clinical judgement. In addition, a careful spinal examination and analysis will be performed to detect any abnormalities which may be affecting or causing your condition. All of these elements are important components of your total health profile, and vital to the Doctor of Chiropractic in evaluating your treatment requirements.

What can I expect after treatment?

Patients sometimes experience significant improvement within 24 hours after their first treatment. In a few cases, there may be no immediate relief. In most cases, patients notice their condition gradually improving over a course of treatment or treatment plan.

If you have any questions with any part of your treatment, please talk to your chiropractor. As with any form of therapy, if you experience an unusual or unexpected reaction or worsening of symptoms, contact your chiropractor immediately.

Is Chiropractic care safe for pregnant women?

Chiropractors can provide guidance, resources, symptom relief and health optimizing care in this exciting and confusing time when you want to be your best. It is vitally important to have a healthy body and mind to handle the changes and decisions that need to be made while carrying, birthing and raising your child. A pregnant body needs a flexible and balanced spine, hips and pelvis. It needs internal organs without postural stress or nerve stress. Chiropractic care helps ensure that all body systems, especially the reproductive system, function properly.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario and as such, all of our massage treatments at the Paisley Spa are performed by Registered Massage Therapists (RMT).  Massage Therapy is the assessment and treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, fasciae) and joints of the body. Massage Therapy improves health by promoting circulation, normal movement and alignment of the body.  Massage Therapy has been shown to decrease pain, improve movement of joints and soft tissues of the body, enhance circulation of blood and lymph, promote a sense of relaxation and well being, and improve quality of sleep.  

It is important to check with the doctor before beginning a course of massage therapy, especially if you are seeking treatment for a specific ailment.  It may be required to have a doctor’s note in order to be covered by an Extended Health Care Insurance.  Massage therapy is covered by most insurance companies, motor vehicle accident insurers, WSIB and Veterans Association.

RELAXATION MASSAGE  This message is for the purpose of rest and relaxation, improve circulation, the range of motion, and relieve minor muscle pain.

MEDICAL MASSAGE   Medical massage and joint mobilization focus on maintaining limber joints and good muscle tone. This massage tends to be a little deeper than relaxation massage and the body is usually moved around in different degrees of motion in order to increase the range of motion.

 REHABILITATIVE MASSAGE  This massage focuses on healing injury.  This is a very deep massage which can leave the client with a bruised feeling for 24-48 hours after the massage.  If the client is on blood thinners, some bruising may occur.  After the initial 2 days, the client will feel more range of motion and a release in pain.  An increase in water to flush the toxins and a hot Epsom salt bath for a couple of days post massage will ease with any discomfort following a rehabilitative massage.

Conditions Commonly Treated using Massage Therapy

  • Muscle tension and/or pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint pain and Arthritis
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Jaw pain (TMJ Disorder)
  • Bursitis and Tendinitis
  • Motor Vehicle Accident related pain
  • Sports Injury related pain
  • Over-use / Repetitive strain injury-related pain

Pregnancy

  • General pre and post-natal care
  • Back pain and Sciatica
  • Digestive upset
  • Edema and Swelling

Psychological

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances

About Us

We believe in a holistic approach to healing and pain management. Whether you are in search of chiropractic care, a Registered Massage Therapist to aid in injury recovery and rehabilitation, a healthful way to deal with day-to-day stress or simply interested in maintaining good health, our services are a safe and effective form of health care.

Our Staff

Chiropractors

Dr. Enrico Schirru

“Being able to help patients improve their health from the inside out is my passion. Giving hope and achieving amazing results for patients is what made me a chiropractor.”

Dr. Enrico Schirru, a native of Welland, is a former Canada Scholar and graduate of Brock University (St. Catharines), earning both a Bachelor of Science in Biology as well as a Bachelor of Education. 

Dr. Schirru graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) (Toronto) in 2000 and holds the distinction of receiving, in 1996, the highest entry-level admission score from a large pool of Canadian and international applicants. 

Utilizing activator technique hands-on on chiropractic adjustments and specialized soft tissue therapies, Dr. Schirru has extensive experience treating patients suffering from WSIB injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and sports injuries.
He has lectured locally on the benefits of chiropractic, proper workplace ergonomics and practical ways to achieve lasting health and wellness. He values being able to educate the public high and would be pleased to speak to your church, community or social group.

An avid musician in his spare time, he is pleased to be serving patients in the Niagara Region.

Dr. David Leprich

Bio coming soon...

Registered Massage Therapists

Angela Srigley

Registered Massage Therapist is a veteran in the field of massage and graduated in 2007. She has personally explored many approaches to healing, pain therapy and holistic health and has extensive knowledge of pain syndromes.

Angela specializing in the assessment and treatment of motor vehicle accident injuries, chronic pain conditions and sports injuries.

Kathleen Willis

Kathleen Willis, Registered Massage Therapist graduated in 2010. She possesses a keen knowledge and understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, sports injuries and physiology. Kathleen is currently studying for her Certification in Nutrition.

Kathleen's goal is to help clients decrease their pain and soft tissue discomfort through the use fascial stretching, trigger point therapy, Reflexology and deep tissue treatments.

Kendra Kozub

Registered Massage Therapist our newest team member graduated in 2014. Kendra is an ethical, professional and patient-focused sure technique, reiki and joint mobilizations are some of Kendra's specialities. Her extensive knowledge of Anatomy and Abnormal Pathologies assist in fulfilling her passion to help her clients live to their fullest potential in mind, body and spirit.

Mary Giarraputo

Registered Massage Therapist graduated in 2007. Mary feels massage therapy should be integrated into everyone's life and especially enjoys treating both young and more mature adults. Mary specializes in chronic pain & inflammation syndromes; prenatal conditions and infant massage; postural dysfunction; and stress reduction.  Mary has enjoyed a respected, long-term career in the massage industry.

Jimmy Hong - Fascial Stretch Therapy

Jimmy is a certified professional personal trainer with background certifications in powerlifting, fascial stretch therapy and foundational movement. As food should be your medicine, Jimmy understands that movement can also be medicine. Using a hybrid approach to training and movement, Jimmy does not adopt a single philosophy of fitness and movement. He has his shared past of years with weight training/bodybuilding, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, and mind/body movement flow.

Currently, Jimmy trains all the different elements of Mixed Martial Arts as his passion drives him to understand and experience human movement in depth. He also enjoys the occasional trail hiking or running and bouldering as a supplement to his own movement practice.

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905-688-5150

123 Niagara St. ,
St. Catharines, ON, L2R 4L6

Hours

Monday

8:00 am

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6:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am

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6:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am

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6:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am

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6:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am

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6:00 pm

Saturday

By Appointment Only

Sunday

By Appointment Only

Emergency 24/7 Chiropractic Appointments Available (905-984-1628)

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