CHIROPRACTIC

         Chiropractic is one of the largest primary-contact health care professions in Ontario. It is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive 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 and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

         Chiropractic joint manipulation, or adjustment, is a skilled treatment in which the chiropractor uses his or her hands to apply a very quick, precise, and safe amount of pressure directly on the problem area of your spine. The adjustment increases movement of the joints and can affect the surrounding muscles, ligaments and nerves reducing pain and dysfunction.

         In Canada, chiropractors are required to complete a minimum of three years of university, followed by four years at an accredited chiropractic college receiving more than 4,200 hours of specialized clinical training.

         Chiropractic is a regulated health profession, recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces and American states. Almost 2 million patients in Ontario rely on chiropractic care every year to help them live healthy, active lives.

Commonly Treated Conditions:Michael

  • low back pain
  • neck pain
  • sciatica
  • cervicogenic headaches
  • migraines
  • TMJ pain
  • facial pain
  • thoracic pain
  • frozen shoulder and shoulder impingementsTG
  • rotator cuff syndrome
  • golfer and tennis elbow
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • repetitive strain injuries
  • disc herniation
  • knee pain
  • patellofemoral arthralgia
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • plantar fasciitis