We extend beyond traditional chiropractic to include practices such as Active Release Techniques®, Graston Neurofunctional Acupuncture and rehabilitation programs to ensure optimal health and a quick recovery.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractors are leaders in their scientifically based field of health care, which restores and maintains health and wellness of the entire body utilizing a multitude of different techniques and methods including Active Release Techniques (ART), Medical Acupuncture, Functional Movement Screens (FMS), Biomechanical Analysis, Graston Techniques and electroacupuncture, 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. They can also recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies. They can also provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
What is an adjustment?
An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. Adjustment loosens the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function. When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble escapes causing the popping noise you may have heard about.
When should I see a chiropractor?
Eight out of ten Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their life. For many people, the pain can keep them away from work, school or even their day-to-day activities. If pain causes interruptions and restrictions in the activities of your daily life then you should consult a chiropractor.
What kind of education does a Chiropractor have?
A Doctor of Chiropractic has spent four years at an accredited chiropractic institution after they have completed a minimum of 3 years in a university undergraduate program. Chiropractic students receive more than 4,200 hours of specialized clinical training, and are one of only five classes of health care professionals in Ontario that are able to use the title Doctor, with its accompanying rights and obligations.
Why do people without pain, elect to see a chiropractor?
When a patient elects to pursue regular chiropractic care it is defined as Maintenance Care. Maintenance Care focuses on maintaining good mobility and joint function of the spine to help in the prevention of back pain and to promote spinal health.
Your spine houses your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is a bundle of wires containing millions of nerves. These nerves send messages to and from your brain to virtually every cell in your body, responsible for your breathing, digestion, heart beat, etc. If the bones of your spine move incorrectly, move out of position or get “stuck” the nerves can become irritated causing the signal from the nerve to become interrupted; like a short circuit.
Maintenance Care aims to keep spinal segments from getting “stuck,” preventing nerve irritation and promoting overall better health.