What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic health care is one of the largest primary contact health care professions in Canada. Over 4.5 million Canadians access Chiropractic care each year. As Chiropractors, we treat disorders related to the spine, pelvis, extremity joints and their effect on the nervous system. We are also trained to assess and treat injuries to the muscles, ligaments and tendons. In addition to manual treatment, Chiropractors can recommend therapeutic exercise as well as assess for and provide Custom Orthotics. Our care can also include lifestyle counseling, nutrition advice and instructions on returning to exercise. Our Chiropractors can be accessed directly and you do not require a referral to see them.
How can a Doctor of Chiropractic Care help me?
Your chiropractor uses safe, non-invasive techniques to restore motion to dysfunctional spinal and extremity joints. Adjustments are the most common form of treatment in which a Chiropractor will remove restrictions by precisely realigning misaligned bones that have been causing nerve pressures or irritations. Your Chiropractor may also use a range of other treatments including soft tissue mobilization, stretching, exercise programs and biomechanical support to address the causes which have lead to the symptoms of pain and muscle injury. The primary goal of your Chiropractor is not only to provide pain relief but to address the underlying causes of the pain and injury.