What is Endonasal Balloon Therapy ?
Endonasal Balloon Therapy (EBT) is a corrective procedure that restores cranial mobility by removing chronic restrictions and mis-alignments of the head and facial plates caused by head trauma from sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents or childhood head injuries.
EBT is a very specific Chiropractic procedure that requires extensive training, background knowledge in functional neurology and clinical experience to perform. EBT is a delicate procedure designed to manipulate the cranial bones and soft tissue endonasal lining from the inside out. This is essential because all head trauma and concussion type injuries forcibly impact the head and push the cranial bones inward causing the sutures (joints) of the cranial bones to jam and lock up. EBT is the only procedure that works from the inside to push the cranial bones outward and back to their orginal alignment. If not corrected, these impact injuries inevitably lead to torsion of the skull and facial plates causing both physiological and neurological compromise.
Physiological effects may include: difficulty breathing, chronic sinusitis, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), TMJ or jaw pain, eustachian tube blockage, vertigo and/or loss of balance, vision sensitivity, persistent migraine type headaches and sleep disturbances.
Neurological effects may include: brain fog, memory loss, vestibular dysfunction, poor coordination (hand-eye), facial pain, jaw pain, lack of focus and clarity when performing activities. In severe cases when left untreated, it impacts mental health contributing to early onset neurological degeneration, depression and suicidal thoughts.
Doctor of Chiropractic
About Dr. John Filo
Dr. John completed his undergraduate studies in Kinesiology at York University before moving on to Chiropractic College in the United States. He graduated from UBCC in Connecticut in 2002 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic, followed by studies abroad in Beijing, China where he completed his diplomate in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has trained in various techniques including Gonstead, Sacral-Occipital, Cranial and Webster/Pediatric. In 2012, he completed certification in FCR - Endonasal Balloon Therapy in Sarasota Florida under Dr. John Lieurance to become one of the first Chiropractors in Canada to offer this unique endonasal balloon procedure to patients suffering head trauma and concussion symptoms.
In addition to his academic studies, Dr. John has a growing passion and interest in Eastern Philosophy such as Buddhism and Hindu teachings. For more than a decade, he has studied and practiced Vedanta and Contemplative practices, recently completing a six month training program as a Samadhi Meditation Teacher under the tutelage of Luang Phor Viriyang at the Willpower Institute. He has completed several in-depth lecture studies and readings from the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda as well as texts like The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavata Purana. Studying and practicing the various Yoga Philosophies has given him a spiritual and holistic perspective on life and healing. Combining his spiritual inclination with 20 years of clinical experience and chiropractic technique has positioned him as a sought after practitioner and guest speaker in the health and wellness industry.
York University, Kinesiology BSc 1998
UBCC, Doctor of Chiropractic, Conn USA 2002
Acupuncture & TCM, Beijing China 2002
Functional Cranial Release, Florida USA 2012
Pediatric and Preganancy Chiropractic 2013
Samadhi Meditation Teacher, Willpower Institute 2018
20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN
Post Concussion Syndrome
Sports related head injury (Hockey, Rugby, Lacrosse, MMA)
Facial and Cranial Realignment with Endonasal Balloon Therapy / FCR
Deviated Septum Realignment
ENT conditions (sinusitis, eustachian tube blockage, tinnitus)
Manual Diversified Technique
Webster Preganacy and Pediatric
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & CORPORATE EVENTS
Dr. John Filo currently works out of two clinic locations: North York and Richmond Hill. Please refer to his schedule below and call or email the clinic directly to request an appointment.
Yonge Finch Chiropractic & Health Centre
5650 Yonge St. Ground floor
416-218-8870 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat 9am - 1pm
For information about booking Dr. John at your next corporate event or as part of a Health and Wellness program/retreat, please fill out and submit the contact form below with a brief description of the event.
Speaking topics include:
Chiropractic and the Autonomic Nervous System
Cranial mobility: Its importance in restoring brain function
Sports injuries:healing from head trauma
Meditation in the workplace; Naturally cultivating Diversity, Inclusivity and Equitability
10815 Bathurst St. Unit 25
Thurs; 3:30 - 6pm, Sat; 2:30 - 4pm