WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is a regulated health profession and is one of the largest groups of primary care practitioners in Ontario. It is an evidence-informed, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline. Chiropractors are able to diagnose, treat, and provide preventative care for disorders related to the neuromusculoskeletal system. To treat, chiropractors encompass non-invasive, drug-free, manual therapies by using their hands and/or other tools.
Chiropractors must have at least 3 years of undergraduate education, before entering a rigorous four-year doctorate program from an accredited institution. During these four years, chiropractors go through extensive training in the areas of human anatomy and biomechanics, nutrition, clinical diagnosis, immunopathology, physical assessment and diagnostic imaging. After completion of the doctorate program, chiropractors must then complete a three-part licensing examination in Canada and be registered with their respective provincial regulatory authority in the province they intend to practice. These health care professionals have an abundant amount of knowledge and skills to help you through your rehabilitation and get you back to optimal health.
It must be noted that chiropractors are considered primary health care providers, which means there are no referrals required to access care.
WHAT IS SPINAL MANIPULATIVE THERAPY?
One of the most common therapies chiropractors use is spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). Chiropractors have specific training in SMT to provide highly skilled and specific adjustments to the vertebrae of the spine. This type of therapy helps in correcting joint motion to restore proper movement and improve function. In addition, SMT helps reduce muscle tonicity and promotes healing of the targeted joint.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Prior to your initial visit, you will be asked to fill out an intake form that will be emailed to you. On the initial visit, we will go over your intake form, health history, what your main complaint is, and goals you would like to work towards during your rehabilitation journey. We will then put you through a thorough clinical exam, come to a diagnosis, and formulate a personalized treatment plan specific to address all your health goals.
REASONS TO SEEK CHIROPRACTIC CARE:
Muscle Strains/Ligament Sprains
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Work and Sport Injuries
Limited range of motion in a joint throughout the body
And many more!