Chiropractic MedicineEvaluate, Diagnose and Treat Spine, Joint and Muscle Conditions.
Chiropractic medicine utilizes the best available evidence and clinical expertise to diagnose issues that affect your body’s movement. They treat these issues without medication or surgery with the aim to prevent them from returning. Chiropractic care can also promote health and improve your quality of life, as well as alleviate pain.
Chiropractic care appointments may include various treatment modalities depending on their patient’s specific needs and preferences. Common treatments include: Manual manipulation, Soft tissue therapy, Therapeutic ultrasound, Low intensity laser therapy (LILT), Interferential current (IFC), Therapeutic exercise prescription, Shockwave therapy, Active release therapy (ART), Kinesiotaping, Custom foot orthotics, Compression stocking prescription and more..
One of the treatments a chiropractor uses most frequently is manual manipulation of the vertebrae of your spine or other joints, which is called an ‘adjustment.’ To perform an adjustment, your chiropractor will use their hands to apply controlled force to your joint and guide it through a range of motion. This action restores your joint’s natural movement and improves its function. When applied to your spine, this treatment is called spinal manipulation therapy (SMT). Manipulation is also used on other joints, such as those in your wrist, ankle or foot, as an effective treatment.
Chiropractors collaborate with other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, registered massage therapists, osteopaths and other specialists to customize the best treatment protocols to address patient needs.
Doctor’s of Chiropractic Medicine, D.C.’s
Chiropractors are spine, muscle, joint and nervous system experts. Every chiropractor receives at least six years of post-secondary academic and clinical education. They are trained in how to evaluate, diagnose, recommend and deliver a treatment plan that manages issues within these systems, according to your preferences. A chiropractor’s education also includes courses in radiology, pain management, prescribed exercise and rehabilitation, among others.
In Ontario Chiropractors are regulated by The College of Chiropractors of Ontario
Benefits of Physiotherapy
- Treat and prevent the progression of scoliosis
- Relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve to treat sciatica
- Reduce muscle tension and joint pain
- Treatment of repetitive strain injuries
- Headache relief
- Improvement of symptoms of neurological conditions
- Improve athletic performance
- Treatment of vertigo
- Treatment of postural strain and ergonomic issues
Chiropractic Medicine Protocol
An initial consultation appointment will assess your condition, your chiropractor will use their clinical expertise and the best available evidence to make a diagnosis and recommend treatment options for you.
We typically recommend 1-2 visits per week until complaint is resolved and then continuing with treatment for prevention and maintenance. Frequency and length of visits will be outlined in your customized treatment plan as discussed with your health care practitioner.
Initial Consultation – 45 minutes
Follow up Care – 30 minutes