I went to Dr. Dana in a complete bundle of pain. I had been diagnosed with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia and my back had been getting worse and worse for the past 15 years. For the last 9 years I was not able to walk the golf course and had trouble getting around the grocery store and mall. Despite monthly visits to a different Chiropractor and Massage Therapist I still couldn't even walk around the block without experiencing terrible pain throughout my lower back. After being retired for 2 years I took a small part time job but it required me to be standing a lot. After a couple months of that I was so sore at the end of a 4 hour shift I could barely get into my car top drive home. With an upcoming trip to Disney World with my Grandchildren I was at the end of my rope and that is when I called Dr. Dana. My husband is also a client of hers and she helps him tremendously. At my first appointment Dr. Dana taught me how to stretch the affected areas, worked the muscles with heat and massage, adjusted a few things here and there and did acupuncture, all the while explaining what she was doing and why.
I left her Office that day feeling pretty good. Two days later i walked the entire golf course for the first time in 9 years and have been walking it ever since. My friends have said I look younger sim ply because I can walk with no pain. Her knowledge and dedication are outstanding.
She is truly "My Hero".
Prior to moving to Acton 4 years ago, I had a burning pain in my upper back/shoulder blade area. This pain was constant. I started treatment with Dr. Dana and within a few sessions the intensity of pain was drastically reduced and the relief I felt lasted longer and longer between treatments. With Dr. Dana’s treatment plan designed specifically for me I continue to be and am pain free today. Dr. Dana is professional, extremely knowledgeable and has a holistic approach to her treatments. I look to Dr. Dana and her treatments for any injury including my shoulder and knee. Her ability to assess and treat has proven extremely effective for me time and time again. Dr. Dana and Active Choice is my first choice for a better, pain free, active life.
Dr. Selby and her team are extremely friendly and accommodating to everyone's needs and I would highly reccomend her services.
I have been suffering from migraine headaches for over 10 years. I have tried a number of prescription medications which worked only for short periods of time, but the headaches always got more intense after a while. At first I was a little nervous to try acupuncture, but I found incredible pain relief from the very first treatment. Dr Dana Shelby has been treating my migraines for the past 5 years with acupuncture treatments, which have drastically reduced both the intensity and frequency of my headaches. Prior to acupuncture treatments I suffered from migraines on a weekly basis, whereas currently I experience very mild headaches only few times per year. Thank you for improving my quality of life.
I have been fortunate to have Dr. Dana help with a sports injury treatment (broken femur) over the past several years. She treats her patients with knowledge, expertise and kindness. She always takes time to listen to your symptoms and struggles, then carefully probes to find the best treatment scenario. Gives exercises with explanations and written instructions for home work. Discharges you when appropriate; but is always available if needed. She is extremely helpful, considerate, patient and understanding. We are lucky to have someone as skilled as Dr. Dana in Halton Hills.
"I have been visiting "Active Choice" off and on for about 2 years now. I am in my 50's and have been a heavy equipment operator most of my working career. I started with chiropractic care in my early 40's and was contemplating back surgery because of the on going pain in my lower back which at times was so severe that getting out of bed in the morning was a real chore. A co worker suggested "Active Choice" and it was well worth the visit. I am virtually pain free if I stay on the exercise program tailored to my situation by Dana Selby and I only visit now when needed to keep the lower spine in line. Thanks "Active Choice". You saved the Ontario healthcare system lots by helping me avoid surgery. Needless to say the time away from family and work. Life is good again."
Cal Dreise, Acton
"As we get older it takes us longer and even sometimes we need help to recover I ran into Dr. Dana at an event and asked for some tips, she agreed to take a look to see if there was anything she could do. I had an issue with my neck causing tingling and numbness on my right arm and hand. Dr. Dana had it pegged in 5 minutes she came up with some active and passive treatments and within 6 weeks gone no more pain or numbness . With some exercise aimed at the area and some maintenance I am good to go.
Thanks to Dr. Dana and her team at Active choice for fixing my neck. Your care has been stellar , thanks again."
"Starting around the age of 12 I had suffered from awful headaches, some of which would last up to 3 days. I had tried everything, Advil, Tylenol, over the counter pain medication, cold compress ect. Nothing seemed to work. I had started to notice the pain always started from my neck and that's when I decided to seek help from a Chiropractor. I had started seeing Dr. Dana in 2012 and after the first treatment my headaches were completely gone!! I now have no headaches and the tightness and pain in my neck is minimal. Dr. Dana is extremely knowledgeable and I have no idea what I would have done without her."
"For ten months, I had been living with a IT band injury which was preventing me from exercising, walking and many other forms of movement without experiencing pain. I met with Dr. Selby and through a series of acupressure sessions, combined with some clearly defined stretching to focus on the IT band, my pain is being managed to the point where I don’t think about it anymore – it’s basically disappeared. I found Dr. Selby’s overall professionalism and medical knowledge extraordinary and she has a knack of making her patients feel welcome from Day One. I highly recommend Dr. Selby’s holistic approach to wellness and pain management. My deepest appreciation to Dr. Selby"
"I have suffered back pain for nearly 20 years. Although the pain is managable, sometimes my lower back can "flare-up" surrendering me to extreme pain. When these flare-ups happen, I turn to Dr. Dana for Accupucture treatments. Usually, all I need is 1-2 treatments and I am on my way to pain-free movement. It is incredible how effective accupuncture at Active Choice can be, and it is my only defense against nagging back pain!"