Chiropractic is the third largest primary care health care profession after medicine and dentistry. Every year, more than three million Canadians receive chiropractic care from over 5,000 Doctors of Chiropractic in Canada. Currently there are more than 800 licensed chiropractors in Alberta.

Every year, thousands of Calgarians suffer fro spinal and back discomfort. But it does not have to be this way. Here at Avenida Wellness we strive for the best treatments.

Dr Mackey is dedicated to the newest and best technology in the market. This ensures that we are always prepared for any problems or complications you may be facing with your back.

Here Are A Few Tips For A Healthy Spine! And check out our Different Chiro Methods Below!

  • Stretch your legs and back after each hour of sitting

  • Never cradle the phone between your neck and shoulder

  • Don't overload your backpack and carry loads evenly weighted on both shoulders

  • Follow a healthy diet

  • Exercise regularly

  • Maintain good posture

  • Invest in a good chair, pillow and mattress

  • Sleep on your back or side, not on your stomach. With the side-lying sleep posture, use a small pillow between your knees

  • Have regular spinal check-ups

The Activator Technique incorporates the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examinations along with a unique system of administering spinal adjustments. Using the Activator analysis and the Activator instruments, we can restore proper spinal balance, safely and comfortably.

One of the unique features of the Activator Instrument® is that we can zero in on the exact area that is causing your health problem without interrupting the body mechanics of nearby vertebrae. Your body may have a natural tendency to tighten up and resist the thrust of a manual adjustment. Because Activator® adjustments are so quick and controlled, your body’s reflexes are less likely to resist, allowing for a more precise and exact adjustment.

By pinpointing and correcting the exact area of spinal joint dysfunction with the Activator Technique, your problem is less likely to return! 

In terms of chiropractic adjustments, the   Pro-Adjuster uses a precise oscillating force with uninterrupted motion. Have you ever seen a woodpecker tapping on a tree?The Pro-Adjuster taps in much the same way but uses comfortable soft tips and delivers force in a sub-harmonic, metered, and precise nature.


Pro-Adjuster treatments are considered to be very comfortable. Patients are usually seated in an upright specialized chair and treated in this neutral positionWho Can Benefit?

Patients suffering from neck pain, headaches, back pain, sciatica, extremity joint problems or overuse syndromes, accident or sports injuries, and many of the arthritic or postural stress complaints have reported considerable success with chiropractic treatments.


Much of the safety and effectiveness of cold laser therapy lies in its ability to trigger the body to heal itself. Penetrating into targeted tissue, laser light stimulates mitochondria in target cells to produce additional ATP, which fuels cell repair and regeneration. The laser simply jumpstarts the healing process and since the laser used operates within a specific wavelength range that is non thermal (the “therapeutic window”), there is no risk of tissue damage or other complications.

A wide variety of studies on the safety and effectiveness of cold laser therapy have been conducted by medical professionals from across the globe. Theralase also regularly conducts research and clinical trials to support the use of and discover new applications for laser technology.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the use of therapeutic (or cold) laser light to provide relief from pain, eliminate inflammation (swelling) or to repair damaged tissues. LLLT is entirely non-invasive and has a wide range of applications, from neural muscular skeletal conditions to wound healing to acupuncture treatments. Rather than destroying tissue, as with surgical (or hot) lasers, LLLT uses low intensity laser light energy to stimulate cells through a number of known cellular pathways in order to encourage tissue healing.