Absolute Rehab Centre

Waterloo chiropractor

Absolute Rehab Centre has been providing physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, and acupuncture to Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge for the past five years.  A bright, open, and welcoming environment invites patients to work one on one with rehabilitation practitioners.  We welcome you to visit our staff profiles section of the page to meet our staff.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of physical rehabilitation with the most advanced and proven therapy techniques.  We encourage all of our staff to continually upgrade their knowledge and skills so they may provide our patients with the most current and affective treatment.

Dr. David Allensen D.C, B.Sc

Dr. Allensen has been Absolute Rehab Centre's Chiropractor since the clinic opened in 2004.  After graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science he attended the New York Chiropractic College in Waterloo, NY.  Dr. Allensen has also completed and maintains certification in Active Release Technique where he uses this therapy for soft tissue injuries.

Dr. Allensen uses anatomical models and other forms of teaching media to help his patients understand their injuries.  His chiropractic treatments use a combination of manual adjustments and ART to maintain soft tissue mobility.




One of the largest primary-contact health care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system.  Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventative care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.  Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, all of which are predicated on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise, non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.  For many conditions, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the neuromusculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.  Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions. According to patient surveys, by treating the neuromusculoskeletal elements of such disorders, chiropractic treatment has been shown to improve the general well-being of the patient.

There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care:

  • Back Pain               
  • Neck Pain                           
  • Headache
  • Whiplash                 
  • Strains and sprains                
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Arthritis                    
  • Work and sports injuries        
  • Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs




Physiotherapists have advanced understanding or how the body moves, what keeps it moving well and how to restore mobility.  Physiotherapists are skilled in the assessment and management of a broad range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems. Here are some of the ways physiotherapy can help:

  • Address physical challenges associated with back pain, arthritis, repetitive strain injury etc.
  • Attend to sports injuries and provide advice on prevention and recurrence
  • Direct care for children with paediatric conditions such as developmental delay, fractures and cardiorespiratory conditions
  • Get you back on your feet after surgery
  • Help you manage the physical complications of cancer and its treatment
  • Manage incontinence
  • Maximize your mobility if you have a neurological disorder such as stroke, spinal cord injury or Parkinsons disease
  • Oversee rehabilitation in your home after you have been ill or injured
  • Provide pre- and post-natal care and attend to other women's health conditions
  • Treat neck and back pain and other joint injuries
  • Work with you to treat and manage respiratory and cardiac conditions



Massage Therapy:

There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist.  Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.

Massage therapy benefits people of all ages.  While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked.  Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions. 

The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:

  • Anxiety and Depression                   
  • Back, Extremetiy and Neck Pain           
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome                  
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome                    
  • Dislocations
  • Fibromyalgia                                    
  • Fractures and Edema                           
  • Headaches
  • Inflammation Conditions                    
  • Muscle Tension and Spasms                 
  • Post-surgical Rehab
  • Stress and Related Conditions         
  • Strain and sprains                                  
  • Whiplash




There are numerous theories about how acupuncture works. Some of them are:

  • acupuncture stimulates the release of pain-relieving endorphins
  • acupuncture influences the release of neurotransmitters, substances that transmit nerve impulses to the brain
  • acupuncture influences the autonomic nervous system
  • acupuncture stimulates circulation
  • acupuncture influences the electrical currents of the body

Conditions Treated By Acupuncture:

  • migraines and headaches               
  • sinusitis                       
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • Meniere's disease                          
  • tennis elbow               
  • sciatica
  • arthritis                                            
  • menstrual cramps       
  • fibromyalgia
  • low back pain                                  
  • asthma                       
  • weight loss


Contact Us

(519) 880-1733

570 University Ave E ,
Waterloo, ON, N2K 4P2


Monday to Friday
8AM to 7PM


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